The Best Game + Toy Combos

Busy hands are happy hands. That's why we like the new game-and-toy combos for kids. A wide range of entertaining and educational apps and video games offers a unique twist to playtime. Kids can turn your iPad into an interactive world based on the Cars movies, learn how to raise a pet with a robotic dog, or discover art using the uDraw Studio tablet. Check out our picks for the best of the bunch.

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Clever digital coloring book becomes costly with stylus.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Cute storybook app may make kids beg for a plush dog toy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Sandbox-style game works best with additional toy purchase.
Devices: iPad
Novel game+toy concept makes for unique virtual pet romp.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Art program uses tablet controller but has learning curve.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Faithful adaptation of the board game classic.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS

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