Annals of Gifting: The Tween Mighty Girl

"Here's what I was obsessed with when I was a fearless little critter who climbed trees and wouldn't come inside until after dark: Harriet the Spy, castles, my dollhouse, taking apart small electronics to see how they worked, and of course, playing games.  These gifts would have brought a lot of joy to my young, adventurous heart!"  -  Linda, Owner of Cat & Mouse Games

GoldieBlox Builder's Survival Kit - The GoldieBlox series is a wonderful collection of kits for young girls who like to tinker and build, and the Survival Kit is the biggest and best-est of them all!  Check out their YouTube channel for fun girl-power videos.

The Unbored Disguise Kit and a good mystery - This selection of fake hair and other elements of disguise will inspire creative kids.  Combine it with some Nancy Drew or Encyclopedia Brown and you're sure to please a budding sleuth!

MicroPro Microscope set - As a kid I spent hours playing with the antique microscope that was in our living room.  Exploring the microscopic world around us is a pleasure that never grows old, and this basic set has everything the beginning microbiologist needs.

Dragonwood - This fun card game has giggling goblins, nasty ogres, and fearsome dragons, everything that a fantasy-loving kid could want in a game. Nicely illustrated cards and pretty custom dice make it even more appealing.

Machi Koro -  Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors' coffers.  Simple enough for tweens but still fun for adults, we love this whimsical city-building card game!