Popular Mechanics (South Africa)
Playing games has never felt so important
Toys and games took on new significance in 2020 and into 2021. As many of us found ourselves housebound, we turned to our consoles, models, puzzles, and especially phones for respite, entertainment, and connection during social distancing. And for parents feeling the crush of holding down jobs while simultaneously making sure their kids were staying educated, constructive toys that develop their young ones’ skills and keep them stimulated became invaluable. That’s a lot to ask of something like a video game or set of plastic bricks, and some inevitably do it better than others. Through research and testing, we determined which ones. Presenting the 47 best ways to play this year.