Mix & mash play
Who doesn’t love a good mashup? (Have you heard the Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” mashup online? Check it out!) Mashups come in all forms — board games included. These will definitely keep your family entertained when you’re stuck inside during those pesky April showers and rainy summer days.
Hasbro’s new line of Angry Birds Star Wars toys brings the addictive game to life for kids (and, let’s face it, adults, too). The line includes battle games where mini Chewbacca and Stormtrooper-themed Angry Birds are launched to knock over structures shaped like Darth Vader’s lightsaber ($14.99) or the AT-AT walker ($39.99), just like in the app and computer game. Available now at Hasbro.com.
Insider tip: Keep an eye out this summer, as Hasbro brings together two classics when it combines the stacking block challenge Jenga with the famous spatial video game Tetris. Jenga Tetris (around $15) will challenge players to arrange Tetris-shaped blocks into a Jenga-style tower without knocking things over.