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.

Win a Toy Prize pack for Family Day Rules and Regulations

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. my granddaughter would love the PacMan arcade game and we love our board games and i thinkt that Hasbro Battleships game would be great for anytime, but also good on a road trip, or to take along camping,

  2. My son would like LEGO Harry Potter: Hogwarts Castle as a toy and Harry Potter Mischief in Diagon Alley Board Game as he is into this at the moment.

  3. For this family day I would like to see any lego set my family can build together and ticket to ride. My kids would be so happy.

  4. I would like to have LEGO Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Starship and Ticket to Ride for family day at my home.

  5. For my toy I would choose the Pac Man ArcadE which is perfect for our newly renovated basement.
    For my board game I would choose Hasbro Battleships; love this game!!!!

  6. I would like to see the Game of Life board game being played. As for toys, gotta go with the Pacman Collectorcade!

  7. My grandson would love the Hot Wheels – Mario Kart Rainbow Road Track Set as it’s all things vehicles for him and good old-fashioned Hasbro Chutes and Ladders Board Game for us to play.

  8. With a little one on the way, we’d love for them to get the chance to play on the Kool Karz Chevrolet Camaro Ride-on Car on future Family Days (with our nieces enjoying it this Family Day), plus the older members of the family getting a chance to play Risk around the table.

  9. For my budding Astronomer I would love to get the Celestron NexStar 905 LT Computerized Telescope and for the whole family would be the melding of two favorites Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition Board Game

  10. I would like to see the LEGO Harry Potter: Hogwarts Castle and the Clue board game for hours of family bond building and fun!

  11. I’d like to see the 1:18 Remote Control RC Car High-Speed 35km/h 4WD RC 2.4 Ghz Toy Off Road Monster Truck Buggy All Terrain Red and Monopoly in my home.

  12. I would love to see the LEGO Icons: Vespa 125 1960s – 1106 Pieces and the Canadian invented board game, Trivial Pursuit to be played in my home on Family Day and always.

  13. For my toy I would choose the Pac Man ArcadE which is perfect for our newly renovated basement.
    For my board game I would choose Hasbro Battleships; love this game!!!!

  14. For the toy the Harry potter lego caste would be amazing and so fun to build as a family , for the game Simpsons Arcade machine would be so awesome! Another fun thing the family would love doing together !

  15. We would enjoy KidKraft Little Cook’s Play Kitchen and Hasbro’s Yahtzee for family day to keep everyone busy.

  16. For my toy I would choose the Pac Man Arcade hehe 🙂

    For my board game I would choose Hasbro Battleships 🙂

  17. I’d love to have the Arcade1Up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Countercade Arcade Machine, and the “Lord Of The Ring Journeys In Middle-earth” board game at home!

  18. Well I love love love the Pac Man Arcade machine, that would look awesome in my rec room. Otherwise though, there are SO many choices that I would see as a great way to spend time with family – nothing beats the classic Monopoly Family Board Game (Model Number: C1009035), and my kids always have a blast with RC toys like the LiteHawk RIG 4WD 1:10 Scale RC Monster Truck (Model Number: 42018)

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