Every year, we look forward to Toy Fair, where we get a sneak preview of all fantastic toys and games manufacturers will be bringing out in 2016. And amongst the hundred of toys we are fortunate enough to get our hands on, a select group rise to the top as our absolute favorites of the show. Each takes learning, creativity or just plain fun to a new level, and are the products we’ll be looking forward to buying for our kids this year (And, if we ask nicely, maybe they’ll let us play with them, too).

Here are our nine Best of Toy Fair 2016 winners.

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