People young and old need toys and games. Therefore, it’s great to be giving many away in this contest. This is in fact the first of many great toy contests we’ll be doing on the blog this year. It makes sense that this first toy contest of the year is to celebrate Family Day. You can celebrate in many ways. People in Toronto may choose to visit Best Buy’s event in Bentway (where they can enter to win toys and other great prizes). If you can’t make it to that event, you can still win great toys here on the blog. Read why toys are an essential part of life, then learn how to enter to win a prize package with several different toys and games.

Three reasons why toys can change your life for the better

You might wonder why we are giving away a package of several toys rather than lots of individual toy prizes. The answer is quite logical. One toy is not enough for anyone. We are animals, and all animals need novelty to keep their synapses firing and hold our interest. Even my cat will tire of the ball of wool on a string after several minutes … but if I switch to a fake mouse then she excitedly goes right back to having fun. That demonstrates an important fact: smart animals seek out toys and other opportunities to have fun. Here are three reasons why.

  1. Life is more fun with toys and games. Don’t ever underestimate the benefit of fun. it relieves stress. It build friendships. No matter what age you are, there is a toy or a game that will make your day better.
  2. Learning is faster when it’s also fun. You’ve likely heard about the benefits of educational toys and STEM toys for children’s education and development. This extends to all ages. Did you know that games can help slow memory loss in adults, and even help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia by slowing the progress of their disease and improving their quality of life.
  3. Toys make others happy. I firmly believe that part of the reason we are on this planet is to make others happy. Toys can make that easy. Visit the toy and game section at Best Buy and I’m sure you’ll see something there that will make anyone in your family happy.

What toy or game does your family need

I began this article claiming that people need toys and games and I mean it. Family Day is coming up on February 20th so I suggest you start a new tradition: every Family Day from now on, introduce your family to a new toy or game. If you have small children, then you might choose something aimed at that age level. For example, prizes in this contest include the Chevrolet Camaro Electric Ride-On Car shown above and Got2Glow Fairy finders.

If you have teenagers or young adults then perhaps a board game is more appropriate. You can be nostalgic and select one from the distant past like Hasbro’s Risk, Life, or Catchphrase. Alternatively, you can select one of the many interesting new games available like Werewolves, Skull, or Unlock! Mythic Adventures (for a collaborative challenge!).

Many of the prizes we are giving away are fun for all ages including Miko 3 AI-Powered Smart Robot with Voice Control, VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam (with included green screen), and LEGO Technic Mustang Shelby and All Terrain vehicles.

I’m sure you are familiar with the bumper sticker: “The person with the most toys wins.” If you win one of the amazing prize packages in this contest, you’ll take a giant leap ahead of the competition. You’ll also make a lot of people in your family very happy!

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us which one toy AND one board game available at Best Buy that you most want to see in your home this family day.
  2. Imagine you could start a new tradition with your family, then in a comment below the Toronto Bentway event article, tell us about one activity you would love to do with your family every Family Day.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly draw five winners to win one of these five amazing prize packages:

Prize 1 Miko 3 AI Robot /Kool Karz Chevrolet Camaro Ride-On Car / Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder / Hasbro Yahtzee! / Hasbro Battleship
Prize 2 Miko 3 AI Robot / Kool Karz Chevrolet Camaro Ride-On Car/VTech Marble Rush Ultimate Set / Hasbro Yahtzee!/ Hasbro Battleship
Prize 3 Miko 3 AI Robot /LEGO Technic: Ford Mustang Shelby /Pacman Collectorcade / Snakebyte PebbleGear Kids Tablet – Toy Story 4/Got2Glow Fairies Jar – Blue /Hasbro The Game of Life/ Hasbro Ultimate Catch Phrase/Skull board game/LeapFrog World Map
Prize 4 Miko 3 AI Robot / LEGO Technic: All-Terrain Vehicle/Pacman Collectorcade / Got2Glow Fairies Jar – Pink / Hasbro Risk / Hasbro Ultimate Catch Phrase/ Unlock! Mythic adventures / LeapFrog World Map
Prize 5 Miko 3 AI Robot / LEGO Friends: Andrea’s Family House /LiteHawk TrakHawk RC Tank / VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam / Got2Glow Fairy Pet Finder Jar /Hasbro Risk /Hasbro The Game of Life/Werewolves/LeapFrog World Map


This contest runs from February 1st to February 14th.

Remember you can enter this contest in three different ways. You might win one of these packages, or if you tell others in your family, they might win. Most importantly, keep Family Day fun with a new tradition that you’ll look forward to every year.

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Good Luck.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. As for toy it would be the Kool Karz Chevrolet Camaro Electric Ride-On Car and board game would be Risk

  2. 3Doodler Create+
    Cards Against Humanity: Canadian Edition
    Because fun should also be a learning experience, even on Family Day.

  3. My family would be ecstatic to win LeapFrog LeapReader Learn-to-read 10 Book Mega Pack and Azul Board game.

  4. We would love to have the LEGO Friends: Andrea’s Family House and the Hasbro Battleship Board Game in our home this Family Day!

  5. The Taiyo Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4WD 1/8 Scale RC Vehicle (080011B) in Blue and for the board game Clue : Dexter Edition.

  6. I would like to see Arcade1Up Marvel Vs. Capcom II Arcade Machine and Miko 3 AI-Powered Smart Robot with Voice Control, Games & Apps in my home this family day.

  7. I would love to see the Arcade1Up Ms. PAC-MAN Legacy Edition Arcade Machine and Hasbro’s Game Of Life in my home on family day.

  8. Of course my 5 kids grew up with Pac-Man, so naturally I would love the Arcade1Up Ms. PAC-MAN Legacy Edition Arcade Machine, along with the Trouble board game, that I grew up with, for my 6 grandchildren to be entertained!

  9. I’d be the best a dad ever if I won the Chevrolet Camaro ride on car for my kids… but I want the pac man arcade for myself! Also I love battleship so I choose that! Thanks for the chance!

  10. The toy will be the LEGO Star Wars: Millennium Falcon puzzle and the game will be Escape Room The Game Family Edition Board Game.

  11. I would love this toy Mattel Star Wars: The Mandalorian – The Child Plush Figure and this board game Monopoly in my house.

  12. Catan is one of my fav board games, I always have my eyes on rc cars so the litehawk rc monster truck would be great for family day

  13. Toy: Miko 3 AI-Powered Smart Robot with Voice Control, Games & Apps – Pixie Blue – English and game: Hasbro The Game of Life Board Game

  14. most want to see the Settlers of Catan Board Game & the LEGO Super Mario: Luigi’s Mansion Haunt-and-Seek Expansion Set

  15. Board game: Catan – we have Catan Jr but I think the kids are ready for the real deal
    Toy: Arcade1up (any of the versions) bring back the memories of arcades…oh the quarters I dumped into those machines

  16. I would choose the Connect 4 game and the National Geographic 76 X 350 mm Compact Telescope as my “toy”.

  17. We love the board game Risk and the toy I would choose since we love the stars is the Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope

  18. I would love to see the LEGO ford mustang in my home this family day. Over lockdown our family has gotten heavily back into Lego after a long break. It has become a great activity we all do together!

  19. Disney Villainous: The Worst Takes It All would be the perfect boardgame of choice for us, being a Disney family and the Creative Arcades Virtual Pinball Machine 2 in 1 Combo | 1031 Pinball Games & 998 Classic Retro Games, Pinball for me, and video games for the younger ones

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