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Incredibly Fun Toys and Games for Adults

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No More Kid Stuff

Why should kids have all the fun? Being an adult shouldn't condemn you to yawn-inducing gifts like socks and sweaters. From nostalgic games to unexpected gadgets, we've tracked down cool toys that have plenty of appeal for the young at heart.


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ARCADE1UP Pac Man Giant Joystick Arcade Game
Amazon
Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults
Amazon

Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults

$25 from Amazon 
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Is that special someone looking longingly at your toddler's hopper ball? Get them their own. The 29-inch Waliki Toys Hopper Ball is specially made for grown-ups, with a sturdy handle. Made from PVC-free rubber, it includes a double-action pump for quick inflations. Want to ride a horse or a unicorn? Nab the plush version and make some dreams come true.


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Funmall 55'' Folding Pool Table
Amazon

Funmall 55'' Folding Pool Table

$151 and up from Amazon

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Let's be honest — pool tables are expensive and take up tons of space, making them a not-great option for many. But these folding miniature pool tables allow for fun at a fraction of the prize and square footage. This one comes with balls, cues, chalk, and a tabletop brush. 


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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon
Target

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon

$160 from Target
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Lego lovers and Star Wars fanatics will adore this intricate Millennium Falcon set, which features over 1,300 pieces and includes cool details like a movable ramp, cockpit and gun turrets. There are also seven minifigures, including Chewbacca, D-O, Boolio, and R2-D2.


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LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet
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LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet

$68 from Amazon

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One of the hottest toys of 2022, this one might be more suited to grownups than kids. With 590 pieces, it'll be a fun project he or she can take on and complete over any holiday time off. 


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Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Uncommon Goods

Create Your Own Reel Viewer

$30 from Uncommon Goods
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If you have fond childhood memories of looking at wild animals, cartoon characters, and space scenes through the View Master, here's the 21st century version. One your viewer arrives in the mail, use the redemption code to order a customized reel of your very own favorite snapshots. Reviewers call it a "thoughtful, creative" gift.


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Lightning Reaction Reloaded Shocking Game
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Lightning Reaction Reloaded Shocking Game

$40 from Amazon

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Gather the "grownups" together for some electrifying fun (that brave kids can take part in, too). The point of this simple game is not to be the last person to press their button. Losers get shocked, and prepare for screams and laughs. 


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Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick
Vurtego

Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick

$499 from Vurtego
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A guaranteed head-turner, the Vurtego V4 Pro is a serious pogo stick for adults who want to show off. Available in three sizes — medium works for riders up to 5-foot-11, large is best for 6 feet and beyond — the V4 Pro can let users bounce more than 10 feet in the air. It's best to grab a helmet, too.


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Klask Game
Amazon

Klask Game

$60 from Amazon

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Billed as half hockey, half foosball, this game employs a magnetic handle and striker to defend and go on the offensive. Notes one buyer: "This is all the fun and excitement of air hockey, but a fraction of the size and price."

Troxes Blinks Game System by Move38
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Troxes Blinks Game System by Move38

$99 from Amazon

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Billed as a "smart game system" that originally came to life via Kickstarter, this product includes a nine-game starter set featuring octagonal game pieces that light up and can be used in different strategic ways. Noted one buyer: "These are electronic, but physical, so they simultaneously scratch video game and board game itches."

Cordless Electronic Return Putting Mat
Sharper Image

Cordless Electronic Return Putting Mat

$80 from Sharper Image
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An at-home putting green is not novel, but what makes this one different is that it can be operated on batteries — meaning it can easily be used outdoors — and it automatically returns the ball to you whether you sink it or not. It features a regulation-sized hole and two hazards.


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Jenga Giant
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Jenga Giant

$119 from Amazon
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Everyone's favorite stacking game gets a gets a super-sized twist with Jenga Giant. The 54 hardwood pieces stack to over 5 feet tall, making it an ideal grown-up party game, whether indoors or outside. A heavy-duty bag is included for easier cleanup and storage when the fun is over.


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The Adventure Challenge Books
The Adventure Challenge

Adventure Challenge

$45 from The Adventure Challenge

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Everyone loves quality bonding time with family, friends, or that special spouse or partner — and, with these books, the game's on! The activities contained in every Adventure Challenge edition are designed to add a little mystery and a whole lot of fun to the mix. Just scratch off the spot to reveal a new "surprise" activity; each challenge comes with an estimated time commitment and cost, usually $20 or less. There's also a version for solo adventures, a "naughty" edition, and bundles that include an instant camera.


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Ugears Mechanical 3D Puzzle Safe
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Ugears Mechanical 3D Puzzle Safe

$60 from Amazon
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This plywood safe starts out as an elaborate 3D puzzle that can be assembled without glue or tools, and becomes a conversation piece that can keep small valuables away from prying eyes. It even features a working three-number combination lock.


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Singing Machine
Singing Machine
Shootout Basketball Arcade Game
Amazon
Wall Chess
Uncommon Goods

Wall Chess

$95 and up from Uncommon Goods
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A good game of chess can take some time to get through and, in the meantime, take up valuable real estate on a table. But hang your chess board up on the wall, and you can noodle over your next move as long as you want. This birch plywood and solid oak set makes for a conversation piece with guests, and a handsome piece of wall art, as well.


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3D Crystal Duck Puzzle
Amazon

3D Crystal Duck Puzzle

$11 from Amazon
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Why not mix things up with a three-dimensional puzzle? This one features 43 translucent crystal pieces that fit together to form a classic bath time toy.

"I Had One of Those" Puzzle
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'I Had One of Those' Puzzle

$18 from Amazon
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This 1,000-piece jigsaw riddle is a brain benefit on two levels, working the parts of your noggin that drive strategy and problem-solving, while also allowing for a little serotonin release every time you fondly remember one of the toys it depicts, such as Chatty Cathy, Play-Doh, Inchworm, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and many more.


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National Geographic Metal Detector
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National Geographic Pro Series Metal Detector

$160 from Amazon
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This lightweight, easy-to-use metal detector will locate coins, jewelry, tools, and other items. It has a pinpoint detection feature to help distinguish items of value as deep as 12 inches down. It also comes with a two-year warranty.


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Super Spirograph
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Super Spirograph

$31 from Amazon
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No one's ever too old for a Spirograph, and this 75-piece kit is the ultimate gift for an artsy grown-up who might be bored with adult coloring. Interchangeable spiro tracks allow the creation of all kinds of new patterns, and there's even a die-cast wheel that commemorates the toy's 50th anniversary.


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Sphero RVR
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Pencil Nose
Amazon

Pencil Nose

$39 from Amazon 
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This party game will frustrate even the best artists — while making those around them shake with laughter. It's styled after games like Pictionary, only the drawer must depict images using a pencil attached to a prosthetic nose (which in turn is attached to silly-looking glasses). As the product descriptions asks: "Can you draw a trout with your snout? How about a rose with your nose?"


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WOW Water Walkway
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WOW Water Walkway

$160 from Amazon
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Available in four colors, this floating 10-by-6-foot platform allows the party to travel off the pool deck or boat and onto the water. Made of heavy-duty PVC, each platform can hold up to six adults and allows standing or walking. More than one platform can be zipped together for even more room, too.


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Capture the Flag Redux
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Capture the Flag Redux

$60 from Amazon
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This high-tech reboot of Capture the Flag is guaranteed fun for any age. Instead of flags, chase glowing orbs after the sun goes down. Colored markers let players mark playing territory and jails for members of the opposing team, while glow bracelets make it easy to figure out who's who.


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Segway Ninebot
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Segway Ninebot

$521 from Amazon
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Self-balancing scooters didn't quite revolutionize personal transportation like early buzz predicted, but they sure are fun. The hoverboard-like Ninebot has a knee control bar for steering, pneumatic tires for a smoother ride, and a 28-pound alloy frame that is light enough for easy carrying and storage. It can travel up to 10 mph and, fully charged, run for nearly 14 miles.


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InnovativeMap Scratch-Off World and U.S. Map Posters
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InnovativeMap Scratch-Off World and U.S. Map Posters

$20 from Amazon

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Give a world traveler a chance to check off his or her adventures with this map duo set. The set includes a large world map and smaller U.S. map, plus a scratch tool, memory stickers to pin each new trip, and a magnifying strip so the smallest details loom larger.


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Goplus Massage Gaming Chair
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Goplus Massage Gaming Chair

$300 from Amazon
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Get a massage while gaming? Now that's multitasking! This 50-pound chair comes in five colors and includes two back and two lumbar massage points as well as eight massage modes, and adjustable massage strength, positions, and time.


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Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
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Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K

$100 from Amazon
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You don't have to be a kid to enjoy Nerf guns, especially souped-up models like the Rival Nemesis, which a reviewer for Blaster Hub called "everything I expected and more." This blaster uses foam balls that can be fired at a velocity of 100 feet per second. The set includes the blaster, two 12-round magazines, 24 high-impact rounds, and two clips that attach to the tactical rail.


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Summerboard SBX
Summerboard

Summerboard SBX

$1,649 and up from Summerboard 
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Who needs snow and slopes when this electric snowboard with wheels offers sustained thrills at up to 27 mph?

Four Point Mars Puzzle
My Modern Met Store

Four Point Mars Puzzle

$25 and up from My Modern Met
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It might take a bit of masochism to want to put this puzzle together, but that just goes to prove that there is a puzzle out there for every personality type.