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TimetoPlayMag.com Ratings and Reviews
At TimetoPlayMag.com, we want to engage, inform and entertain our readers to give them the benefit of our knowledge, experience and the breadth of products we cover. We look at more than 10,000 new toys and children’s products every year, and our primary purpose is to help you make the best choices for the kids in your life.
Our goal is to give you the real story on what you’ll find when you bring a toy home. And we know that every kid and every family is different. That’s why we always say: “The hot toy is only hot if it’s hot for your child.”
Our editorial team has more than 100 years combined experience working in the toy industry. Our rating system ranks toys on 4 key criteria:
- Fun — Does it engage the child? Does it inspire imaginative play? Does it contribute to creative expression? Is it entertaining?
- Repeat Play OR Collectibility — Some toys are played with, some are collected. If we feel a toy is better suited for collectibility, we’ll rank it based on Collectibility instead of Repeat Play.
- Repeat Play — Will kids come back to it over time? Does the toy allow diverse imaginative play experiences? Does it provide longer-term play value?
- Collectibility — Some toys may have limited traditional play, but kids will treasure them as collectibles.
- Assembly/Instructions — Is the toy easy to assemble? Are the instructions clear?
Over the years we’ve learned a lot about what makes great toys and exciting play experiences. We want to help you create the best experiences for your kids and your family.
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What It Is
The original mind-reading toy is now coming from Techno Source. The new 20Q features increased mind-reading powers and a bigger screen that lights up. Also new about 20Q is that, in addition to "yes" and "no" answers as you play, it also lets you answer "rarely" or "sometimes." Players can also skip a question. In this electronic handheld version of 20 Questions, players think of an object and the 20Q device will ask questions, trying to guess the object in 20 questions or less. The device will guess after about the 18th question, and, if it guesses incorrectly, it will ask two more questions. 20Q is available in three colors: red, blue, and pink. It also features sound control.
Why It’s Fun
You'll be surprised at how eerily accurate it is. When we played, 20Q got "giraffe," "guitar," and "bread." (Although, it did miss a few things, such as "parrot.") 20Q's compact size makes it great for on-the-go fun.
Who It’s For
20Q is for ages 8 and up.
What to Be Aware of
They say that it can't be beat, but we beat it a couple of times. Keep trying and playing because sometimes you'll beat it and sometimes it'll beat you. That's part of the fun.
20Q comes with two AAA batteries.