Panic Lab is a fun game for sharp eyes and fast thinkers.
Amoebas have escaped and are running free. Roll the dice to discover which amoeba you are hunting for (by shape, colour and pattern) and which lab it escaped from, then try to be the first to track it down. They can escape through the air vents or mutate as you search. You definitely need a cool head, sharp eyes and a fast hand to find them before your opponents do.
Draw a card, do what it says - Repeat until you're all twisted up!£11.95
Eight year olds like more challenging stuff and adventures. Try the Walkie Talkies or the Slingball Challenge for outside. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. Or anything they can throw or shoot at someone else.