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The Brooklyn Strategists prides itself in its expansive collection of games, including a generous number of rare board games. But The Brooklyn Strategist is no ordinary game store. It is a unique space where anyone interested can, for a nominal fee, play any of the games available. They promote interactive and strategic games, those that challenge our cognitive capabilities. The staff, well-versed in the rules of various games, are avid players themselves and are more than willing to assist people. Even if you don't have a partner to play with, they'd be happy to play or to find a suitable partner for you. The store is often host to a number of game nights and other related events.
A child's happiness knows no bounds while visiting this popular toy store in New York. Kidding Around houses a wide range of dolls, puppets, toy vehicles, educational games, clothing and furniture for children. There are pretend play, dress-up, toy construction bricks, scientific and electronic games as well. While your little ones have a grand old time, browsing through the collection is sure to make you too reminisce about sweet childhood memories.
Possibly the oldest of its kind in New York, Tannen's Magic Shop has been in business since 1925. It is located in Midtown’s Herald Square and features an a whimsical collection of magic accessories. Browse through an inventory of invisible paint, rabbits in hats, smoke, coins, ropes, balloons, cards, dice and canes that has catered to both famous magicians and amateurs of the trade alike. In addition, attend their occasional workshops to sharpen your knife tricks or learn a new style with multiplying billiard balls.
Even superheroes have needs. Luckily, the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. can fulfill those needs with its assortment of utility belts, invisibility sprays, canned chaos, leotards, and wall-scaling suction cups. Need a new cape? Try out a selection on the testing platform and let the wind whip through your cape until you find the perfect fit. Superheroes out of work can register with the sidekick placement services or find help to deal with an arch-nemesis. In fact, everyone who shops at this store is truly a superhero, as the Superhero Supply Co. is a front for a creative writing tutoring program, 826NYC, started by Dave Eggers. Each purchase is followed by a recitation of the vow of heroism when customers promise to use their superpowers for good, as all money spent at this store assuredly does.
EAT Gifts is a gift shop that will boggle your mind! It is overflowing with stuff for kids. There are toys, magic kits, costumes, tableware, charms, candy, ceramic, paper goods, lunch boxes, candy bowls and custom gift crates that hold the sister shop of EAT baked goodies. Also to inculcate a good reading habit in the kids is literature for children. For the kids parties there are party products, singing candles and Christmas crackers. The kids are sure to love the place but so will you for the cute products that are absolutely steal worthy.
A world without toys is a drab place! That's why Toy Tokyo in the East Village has taken it upon itself to sell these beloved products to New York's residents. While the latest toy imports from Japan and Hong Kong mostly fill the shelves, there is also a collection of rare and vintage toys from as long ago as the 1920s. In addition to selling cool toys, the shop hosts events to promote certain toys and artists.
The magical world of Disney comes to Times Square in the form of the Disney Store. Part of a nationwide chain of stores, this outlet opened in the city in 2010. Children can walk through the sparkling blue aisles as they make their way through the store, gazing at the displays of castles and Disney icons like Rapunzel, Ariel, Tinker Bell and more. Little boys can engage themselves in the attractions on the second floor, where you can find the Marvel Comics area, Buzz Lightyear super blasters and Lightning McQueen cars. A variety of Disney merchandise including apparel, toys and figurines are available here. This is one store a child will never want to leave.
The LEGO Store at Rockefeller Center is the ideal spot to get a LEGO fix. The store is home to one of the world's tallest Pick a Brick wall, which allows customers to purchase a LEGO brick of any size, shape, and color. The LEGO models scattered throughout the store are truly a sight to behold. Drop in with the whole family for in-store family events and building workshops, or just to take a look around in this wonderful world of LEGO.
Find rare comics, manga, and more at Forbidden Planet, the ultimate shop for science fiction. Star Trek fans will find much to love among toys and other items relating to the show. Toy aficionados will love the KISS and Batman dolls sold here; they even have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer figurine. Located at 12th Street and Broadway, there's a lot to discover at this eclectic shop.
Preteen girls love American Girl Place, where they can bring along their favorite American Girl doll to get her hair done, purchase clothing and accessories, get a photo taken at the studio or pick up something for their pet: all for the doll, of course. There is also a line of clothing inspired by the dolls, with everything from modern dresses and casual wear to replicas of vintage sleepwear for the special young lady in your life. Enjoy teatime or brunch at their exclusive bistro, but be sure to book in advance as this is a popular place for mother-daughter bonding and birthday parties.
If you simply love your M&M's, you can't miss the M&M's World store in Times Square. Apart from the succulent sweet treats on offer, the huge store has a dedicated range of products that let you declare your proclivity towards your favorite candy. From apparel and jewelry to home decor, souvenirs and plush toys, there's a stunning range of things to explore. Everything in and around the store, right from the huge M&M statue to an entire wall stacked with candies screams of M&M. It's enough to make the kids go wild.
With a collection to die for, Clementine Consignment manages to draw in the crowds. The shop, which is famous for storing some of the best designer kids' threads in town, will leave you breathless. They also have some choice maternity wear and cute baby accessories. Be sure to drop by their store and simply browse. You are sure to find that perfect piece.