Attention all shoppers! Your best guide to the top toys and games stores in Singapore is finally here! Are you are on the hunt for safe and high-quality toys for your kids or looking for heartfelt gift items for your loved ones? Fret no more! Rekindle your inner child-like wonder in my list of 50 of the most extraordinary toys and games store in Singapore. In no particular order, here are the top 10 that made it to the list!
The Children’s Showcase at Tanglin Mall
From high-quality toys for your kids, to an assortment of decors for your home to colourful tableware, stationaries and party needs to celebrate life’s milestones, The Children’s Showcase houses more than 70 different brands not just for the kids, but also for the whole family to choose from! Since its doors opened in Loewen Gardens in 2006, Brazilian owner Andrea Groth, together with her hardworking staff have tirelessly worked for hand in hand over the years to make The Children’s Showcase one of the sought-after providers of top-notch children’s products in Singapore.
Being inside the store feels like stepping into a dreamworld of shelves upon shelves of luxe toys, mind-boggling puzzles and even trendy clothes! The staff at The Children’s Showcase are also trained to give the best service to keep up with quality that the store upholds. Presently, The Children’s Showcase has now transferred and expanded to two new locations in Tanglin Mall and PasarBella. I keep coming back to buy gifts for loved ones and at each visit, they always have something new to discover! They bring in new items so often, they keep everyone on their toes! No one ever gets bored with The Children’s Showcase, that’s for sure. So why not drop by their stores today?
163 Tanglin Road #03-16A
Tel: +65 6735 0884
Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm
The Better Toy Store at Paragon
Early childhood years are vital in shaping a child’s abilities and potential. This is why The Better Toy Store’s mission have always been focused on developing toys that help children to not only have fun but most of all, discover things about themselves and the world they live in. With toys that are specifically and thoughtfully crafted for appropriate age groups, children are able to go wherever their imagination takes them. Each toy is designed with a purpose as well as ensuring children’s safety at all times.
In addition to award-winning toys, The Better Toy Store’s conscious efforts to reduce impacts on the environment is truly admirable. Most of their toys are made from wood and greener materials while plastic is avoided as much as possible without compromising the quality. In fact, their toys are very durable it can outlast the test of time and can even be passed on. The staff are also very knowledgeable about their products and even share helpful insights to make sure you get the best present that your kids will enjoy and love. With all that being said, this is definitely The Better Toy Store.
290 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6235 0260
Daily from 10am-9pm
Team Board Game
From the name itself, Team Board Game is a store dedicated to all things board games! From the controversial Cards against Humanity, to the Game of Thrones Card Game to my personal favourite Codenames, Team Board Game has always something in stock that’s perfect for you and your pals. There are a gazillion different types of board games for sale in Team Board Game’s store near the MacPherson MRT station that you might have some difficulty choosing one. Which is why they offer tables so that customers can try out their board games first for a small rental fee. For just $3 per person per hour, shoppers can pick out a board game they want to try out before deciding to buy it – whether at the store or at their website online.
It’s not exactly a board game café, but groups of friends can just walk in and rent a table to play board games. Be sure to book early though (in-store or online) as they may be full especially during the weekends. A few weeks ago, I dropped by the store to buy a new board game as I needed a break from the usual stuff. Their accommodating listened to my specific requests and saved me a lot of time to find the one I liked. Their products are all systematically organized and displayed in shelves and I was able to pick one pretty quickly. All in all, Team Board Game is a great board game shop that’s got almost everything you need.
Team Board Game
16 Arumugam Road, #06-07, LTC Building D
+65 9856 2565
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 12 pm - 9 pm
Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Mondays and Public Holidays: Closed
Toys are meant to be recreation and entertainment for kids, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be educational. If you’re looking to not just entertain but also train and educate your child in logic and maths, then you might want to visit Growing Fun at Paragon, Orchard Road.
Growing Fun is an international toy store that sells some of the best educational products and toys for kids up to 12 years old. They have jigsaw puzzles, building blocks, and board games that are sure to entertain and challenge your child’s growing mind. They stock high-quality toys and products from trusted brands such as Orchard Toys, Gigo, Magformers, and Hama. My personal favourites are the Science Experiments by Gigo aimed at kids ages 8 and up. Your kids can build their own custom remote-controlled cars and discover the wonders of electricity and magnetism. These experiments are sure to keep your child challenged and entertained for hours on end.
Growing Fun (Paragon)
290 Orchard Road
+65 - 6887 3242
Monday to Friday: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:15 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday: 10:15 am - 8:00 pm
The purveyors at Playhao are advocates of good play. They believe that a good play involves both the child and the parents which then creates a wonderful bond and learning experience for all the participants. Through the years, Playhao have helped in making memorable moments for families by bringing high quality toys into the market. Their selection of toys which everyone can play and enjoy together, have smart and stylish designs and are totally safe for the little ones.
I believe that spending quality time with family is one of the most worthwhile ways to spend anyone’s time. This is why the interactive toys at Playhao are the perfect instruments to get the kids and the whole family gathered around and have an amazing time. Their colorful wooden toys and block sets will surely make playtime enjoyable and informative too. It is comforting to know that such specialty shops that encourages parent and child bonding exists in Singapore.
Retail outlet : 583 Orchard Road,
#02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall,
Tel: +(65) 6592 0938 - (Forum)
Playhao Pte Ltd:
Phone: +(65) 65918867
Daily from 10 am - 7 pm
If you’re an avid fan of collectible action figures and toys, then a visit to Action City will surely be worth your time. Packing figures from the most famous comic book and movie franchises, such as Star Wars, The Avengers, and DC Superheroes, Action City’s store is amazing to behold. Action City is one of the most established local chains of toy stores around Singapore, with four branches around Singapore – Ngee Ann City (their flagship store), Bugis Junction, VivoCity and Jewel Changi Airport.
On one of my travels, I dropped by their Jewel Changi Airport branch and it was hard to not gawk around in their shop even for those who are not avid action figure fanatics. Upon entering the store, I’m greeted by a life-size statue of Batman who’s surrounded by so many action figures of everyone’s favorite movie and comic book characters, like Darth Vader and Ironman. There’s just so many action figures to choose from and it is definite a wonderful treat for kids (and adults!) of all ages. They also have a collection of art toys, which are figures that act like a blank canvas for you to design on your own. They regularly host toy exhibits showcasing the different art toys designed by local and international artists. Another thing I loved about the Jewel Changi Airport branch is their own AC Kafe beside the store, which is a toy-themed café serving delectable coffee and desserts. Action City at Jewel is a Singaporean toy store you don’t want to miss!
Action City and AC Kafe (Jewel Changi Airport)
78, 224 Airport Blvd
04 Jewel Changi
+65 6336 2584
Every Day: 10 am - 10 pm
LEGO fans and aficionados will be happy to know that there is a LEGO-certified store right here in Singapore! Bricks World has been selling official LEGO products to Singaporeans for almost 16 years since its inception in Ngee Ann City back in 2003. It is the largest and oldest LEGO specialist store in the country and now has seven branches all around Singapore. They were also the first retailer to partner with Lego Singapore and launch the first-ever LEGO-Certified Store (LCS) in Singapore.
Bricks World at ION Orchard is top on my list because it is a LEGO-Certified Store. Aside from the fact that the store is filled with bricks upon bricks of LEGO, it’s got a few features that LEGO fans would love! They have a Pick-a-Brick (PAB) wall that contains canisters filled with LEGO where customers can personally hand-pick individual bricks that they need for their next LEGO builds. If you have kids, you can have them play at ‘The Living Room’ at the center of the store while you look for the next LEGO set that you’re purchasing. They also frequently have exclusive LEGO sets that you won’t find in a non-LCS store. For all brick builders out there, be sure to visit Bricks World to get your LEGO fix.
Bricks World (ION Orchard)
2 Orchard Turn,
#04-15, ION Orchard,
Monday to Sunday: 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
+65 6634 0952
Battle Bunker at Bugis
No one is ever too old to play games and at Battle Bunker, board game enthusiasts are free to unlock the inner child in them. Conveniently located in the Bugis neighborhood, this must-go board games shop have collectable items, board games and accessories for sale. Thanks to the accommodating staff, you may even get a good deal for your favorite board games. Teeming with authentic versions of your beloved games, Battle Bunker is also the perfect place to have a great time and battle it out with friends.
All you need to do is buy from their great offerings of food and drinks, then you can already use the space free of charge. Nevertheless, if you only want to come and play, the games from their library are accessible at reasonable fees. Newbie on board games? Don’t be intimidated because the staff are knowledgeable about the games and are always ready to help you learn and play the games right there and then! Battle Bunker also does not close until late at night so it’s a win-win for everyone. So, the next time you plan a group date with friends, book a table at Battle Bunker to get your nerd out and enjoy the games to your heart’s content.
201 Victoria Street, #03-16/17,
Telephone: (65) 6509 4011
OPEN DAILY FROM 12 PM - 11 PM / TILL LATE
Gadget lovers and board game geeks rejoice! If you’re looking for a store that offers the coolest, most innovative toys, or the most stimulating educational toys and a bunch of fun, awesome board games, then Toytag is the store for you! Located at APEX in Henderson Road, Toytag’s selection of goods is sure to entice not just kids, but fun-loving adults as well! As a self-confessed lover of cool stuff, the collections at Toytag is such joy to browse. Some of their products that I absolutely loved are the pi-top , a modular laptop that you can tinker and modify, and the Singaporean Dream Card Game, where you can play your way into becoming the ultimate Singaporean.
The inside of the store is clean and well-organized, with specific areas dedicated to board games, gadgets and toys. The staff are also well-informed about their products and can give you recommendations if you’re having a hard time picking something to buy. Toytag also has an online store, where you can browse their wide selections of products at the comfort of your home. Their online catalog is categorized, and you can also leave reviews for the products you’ve bought.
201 Henderson Road,
#06-02/03, APEX @ Henderson
+65 6276 7268
Monday to Friday: 10 am - 7 pm
Toy Station had been bringing happiness to children and families all over the country with their original and international toy brands for the last two decades. From humble beginnings, this store has now ventured in the international market and has been shipping world-class products to our other Southeast Asian neighbors. Hailed as one of the leading toy stores in Singapore today, the dedication of the passionate originators and team that make up Toy station had truly paid off.
Personally, the best feature of Toy Station are their competitive prices without taking the quality for granted. In their store I was able to get hold of the hard to find original LEGO products and board games expansion packs. Leading toy brands like Hasbro, Mattel, Nanoblock and many more are also available. The customer service at Toy Station is also commendable and always open for feedback. Every time the item I’m looking for is out of stock, the friendly staff are always there to give assistance. Another good thing about Toy Station is their very functional and straightforward online shop. It’s very easy to navigate and truly heaven-sent for all busy hardworking parents who want to put a smile on their kid’s faces.
10 Jalan Serene, Serene Centre
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesdays to Saturdays - 11 am to 7 pm
Sundays - 11:00 am to 05:00 pm