FamilyFun's 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

20 More Fun Picks

B. Teepee

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

This richly hued, 57-inch-tall hideaway gives kids enough room to curl up with a book or hang out with a friend. Switch on its light-show lantern to bring the stars inside. And no worries about sturdiness. One tester reports that her preschooler played in the tent "like a cat in a bag." target.com, $39.99, Ages 3 To 8

My Tape Town

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

Our testers literally tore through this activity kit's six bright rolls of tape to create a bustling card stock landscape of roads, buildings, trees, lakes, and cars. alextoys.com, $18.95, Ages 3 to 6

Dino Construction Company

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

These hardworking trucks run on their own fossil fuels! Equipped with jaws for digging and tails for bashing, they rule backyard excavations -- and some even have treads that leave telltale dino tracks. amazon.com, $36.99 to $39.99, Ages 3 to 8

Raccoon Rumpus

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

In this rowdy card game, raccoons start out in their undies (cue the sound of preschoolers giggling), and players compete to get them dressed. But be warned: one roll of the dice can send the mischievous critters back to their briefs! 2 to 4 players, amazon.com, $14.99, Ages 3 to 6

Dolly Pockets The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

No matter where the winds may take her, this plush Dorothy always travels with her Oz friends the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion. In this case, the trio are Munchkin-size finger puppets that fit in the pockets of Dorothy's dress. nabear.com, $25, Ages 3 to 6

Animal Parade A-Z Wood Puzzle

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

Technically, the 26 colorful pieces of this boxed set, made of ecofriendly rubber wood, are a puzzle. Yet the animals are so appealing, they swam, hopped, and slithered their way into our testers' imaginative play as well. beginagaintoys.com, $40, Ages 5 to 8

Showcam

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

This two-in-one digital camera and projector is a snap to use, and it stores up to 1,000 photos. Push the smiley-face button to add funny animations or goofy sound effects to any shot or selfie. One young shutterbug particularly enjoyed heading into a darkened room to watch a slide show of her family as cats, complete with meows. playskool.com, $59.99, Ages 3 to 7

Museum Break-In

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

Now on exhibit: some major intrigue! After constructing the set, kids can stage a heist involving greedy crooks, an elite police squad, and the Lego version of Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring." lego.com, $69.99, Ages 6 and up

Creative Color Sticker Clings

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

A twist on stained-glass crafts, these cheerful decorations get their gleam from special jewel-toned paint. When dry, they stick to windows, walls, lockers, and the fridge. manhattantoy.com, $11, Ages 6 And up

Illumivor Mecha-Pede

FamilyFun?s 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

As if its glowing legs and eyes weren't creepy enough, this remote- controlled bug scuttles and weaves just like the real thing. Our testers gave it a resounding "eww" -- high praise indeed! toysrus.com, $39.99, Ages 6 and up

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