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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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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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Parrot Anafi Drone
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Parrot Anafi Drone

$580 from Amazon 
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This sleek little drone has a body that fits in the palm of an adult's hand, but it's much more than a toy. Its can take 4K HDR videos and 21-megapixel photos, and features include wide-angle and digital-zoom lenses, 80-degree tilt gimbal, up to 25 minutes of film time, speeds up to 34 mph, and a find-my-drone function. The device can be controlled via remote control and a smartphone with a range of up to three miles. 

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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon
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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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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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KNEX FERRIS WHEEL
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K’NEX Ferris Wheel

$383 from Amazon
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Building-toy fans who want something more interactive than Legos will be wowed by this massive set, which features 8,550 pieces. The resulting Ferris wheel is 6 feet tall, and includes a plug-in motor with an AC adapter. The kit comes in two boxes with easy-to-follow full-color instructions. K'Nex is among a handful toy companies that put an emphasis on making its products in the U.S.A.

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Cordless Electronic Return Putting Mat
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Cordless Electronic Return Putting Mat

$70 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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Oculus Quest All-in-One VR Gaming Headset
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Oculus Quest All-in-One VR Gaming Headset

$588 from Amazon 
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Virtual reality offers new thrills for even the hard-to-impress gamer, and the Oculus Quest makes it easy to interact with a virtual world. Around 50 games are included with the system, and the "all-in-one" part means that you don't need a computer to run the device. You can also use it to watch movies, Netflix, and other streaming content. 

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Create Your Own Reel Viewer
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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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"I Had One of Those" Puzzle
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"I Had One of Those" Puzzle

$20 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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FlashForge Finder 3D Printer
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FlashForge Finder 3D Printer

$299 from Amazon
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File this one under affordable 3D printers for hobbyists and anyone who just wants to create. The FlashForge Finder has a novice-friendly color touchscreen; a slide-in, non-heated build plate; and a seamless WiFi connection that means users don't have to fuss with wires or cords when pairing the printer and their computer.

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Super Spirograph
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Super Spirograph

$40 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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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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Wall Chess
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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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Sphero RVR
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Sphero RVR

$181 from Amazon
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From the big brains at Sphero comes this Mars Rover-like robot — received with enthusiasm by the Kickstarter community, which raised over $1 million for its development. RVR's powerful motor and all-terrain tires will let you drive it, via a smartphone or tablet, just about anywhere. It also has a suite of sensors and can be further customized with most 3rd party hardware.

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Apple Pencil
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Apple Pencil

$95 from Amazon
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Paired with an iPad Pro 2018, the pressure-sensitive Apple Pencil can turn a tablet into a sketch pad or a fine-art canvas. Pressing harder or softer can produce thicker or thinner lines, and tilting the pencil allows users to create shading. It also has an impressive battery life and charges wirelessly by magnetically attaching to the side of your tablet.

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Traxxas Stampede
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Traxxas Stampede

$170 from Traxxas
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Give a grown-up the Traxxas Stampede so the kids' remote-control cars can be left alone. This one-tenth-scale monster truck can hit up to 30 mph. It has waterproof electronics and interference-free controls that can withstand the elements, high-torque steering, rugged oil-filled shocks, and a rechargeable NiMH battery.

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WOW World of Watersports Inflatable Floating Water Walkway
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WOW Water Walkway

$124 and up 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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Summerboard SBX
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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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Pencil Nose
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Pencil Nose

$25 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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Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults
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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 inflation and comes in several colors. Want to ride a horse or a unicorn? Nab the plush version and to make some dreams come true.

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Segway Ninebot
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Segway Ninebot

$490 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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Capture the Flag Redux
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Capture the Flag Redux

$50 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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Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick
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Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick

$420 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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Kangoo Jumps Pro-7 Boots
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Kangoo Jumps Pro-7 Boots

$299 from Amazon
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Got a fitness junkie in your life who also doesn't mind looking a little goofy? These springy boots are actually athletic shoes that claim to reduce the impact on muscles and joints and give those wearing them a full-body workout. Amazon reviewers note that the fun-factor of these boots got them off the couch and into a more active lifestyle.

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Singing Machine
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Carpool Karaoke Mic

$50 from Singing Machine
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Turn a car into a stage (for the passengers, of course). This wireless microphone pairs with an FM station on a car radio via Bluetooth or an AUX cord and provides up to six hours of use before the battery needs to be recharged. 

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Shootout Basketball Arcade Game
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The 2020 Game
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Goplus Massage Gaming Chair
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Goplus Massage Gaming Chair

$288 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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ESP Four Rider Sled
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ESP Four Rider Sled

$54 and up from Amazon
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Here's a gift they can share with the family. At 66 inches long, this U.S.-made toboggan can carry up to four children or two adults. And let's be honest — there are few activities that transport us back to childhood as faithfully as sledding.

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