Study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question, based on the roll of a die.
If you already knows lots of useful facts about the world then you have an advantage. The World BrainBox set contains 71 beautifully-illustrated cards showing the very best the world has to offer. Perfect training for Mastermind and you can find out who the BrainBox is in your family – it may not be who you think it is!
Fantastic puzzle, brilliant in it's simplicity - baffle your friends!£4.95
Doodle & colour in, then wash & start again - fun geography!£15.95
Truly baffling tricks, stunts & optical illusions - brain strain!£19.95
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.