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Toys & Games

You're never too old for some play time

Jordan Fish playing at Uncle's Games. - STUART DANFORD
  • Stuart Danford
  • Jordan Fish playing at Uncle's Games.

Figpickels Toy Emporium

Figpickels is a place where kids can be kids and grown-ups can feel like kids again, too. The shop offers fun for all ages, including every kind of fidget spinner imaginable, puzzles, games, plush stuffed animals, and throwback toys like Stretch Armstrong and Fashion Plates. The Coeur d'Alene Resort Plaza Shops, 210 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • 208-667-2800

Merlyn's

Merlyn's isn't just a utopia for video games, board games, card games, comic books and graphic novels. It's a gathering place, where dungeon masters convene and Magic Drafts occur, and casual games seem to always be underway at the tables in the back. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on each week's happenings. 15 W. Main Ave., Spokane • 624-0957

Uncle's Games, Puzzles and More

Gaming and all kinds of geekery are thoroughly encouraged at Uncle's, with a full calendar of Pokémon leagues, Star Wars: Destiny tournaments and X-Wing games to prove it. Join a league or pop in for that Settlers of Catan expansion pack that you need right now. The staff knows their stuff, so let them guide you to the perfect party game, board game or puzzle. Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley • 891-7620 | The Liberty Building, 404 W. Main Ave., Spokane • 456-4607

Whiz Kids

Inlander readers voted Whiz Kids their favorite toy store this year, and with good reason. "When kids of all ages come into my store, I hope they have fun. I hope they open themselves up to exploring something new to them," says owner Jan St. George, who stocks a balance of educational and just-for-fun toys. She aims to sell long-lasting toys to which kids will have more than a fleeting attachment, while also looking to provide items that run the gamut from science experiment kits and timeless, wooden Melissa & Doug puzzles to trendy fidget spinners. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Spokane • 456-8697