Parents' Guide to

Toy Shop

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Simple, fun business sim about running toy store.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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Toy Shop is a great way to introduce kids to a business simulation game. From deciding on placement on the shelves to decorations on the toys, coupled with exploring inventory and pricing strategies, kids will learn by trial and error. Plus, they will explore how to market a store by meeting and speaking with their neighbors in town. Because kids can save up to four games at a time, they can experiment with different pricing strategies. Setting toy prices low may well drive sales, but it will force you to race against the clock to build toys to keep the inventory filled; and you may not be profitable enough to keep the store open when failures are factored in. Kids will learn to check the store's profitability frequently. In all, this is an engaging, easy simulation covering a business kids will be interested in running.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: May 5, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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