Esdevium, the UK gaming specialist, are
proud to announce the exciting release
of the Dobble Kids card game!
A slightly simplified version of Dobble,
this new version of the game is aimed at
bringing the fast and furious fun to
children as young as 4.
Dobble Kids follows the same basic
gameplay where players compete in 1 of 5
simple but hilarious mini-games, reliant
on being the first to find (and shout
out) the one matching symbol between 1
card and another.
With slightly fewer cards, to reduce the
playing time, instead of 8 symbols on
each card Dobble Kids features 6 animals
to make the game accessible to a younger
Tried and Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz
I was very impressed with Dobble Kids.
Presented in a handy, colourful tin,
it's perfect for taking on holiday or
over to a friend's house.
Easy to play, there are five different
ways to play the game for variety. Our
favourite is 'The Tower of Doom'. Simple
and quick to play, the winner is the
player with the most cards at the end of
To play simply shuffle the cards and
place one card face down in front of
each player and make a draw pile with
the remaining cards. The draw pile is
placed face up in the middle of the
On the word "Go", the players flip their
cards face up and must be the fastest to
spot the matching animal between their
card and the card on the top of the draw
The first player to find it calls out
the name of the animal, takes the card
from the pile and places it in front of
them on top of their card. By taking
this card, a new card is revealed.
The game ends when all the cards have
been taken and the winner is the player
who has won the most cards.
Quick to play and easy to learn, we
loved the colourful animal picture cards
and pace and excitement of the game.
Great for young children it encourages
matching, animal and word recognition.
And its portability means that it can be
taken on holiday and played while you
are waiting for a plane, on the beach,
on a rainy day or after dinner with the
Dobble Kids is recommended for children
aged from 4+ RRP is £12.99.
Buy it from
Catalogue of His
Treat yourself to The Woody Allen
Library Box Set, a catalogue of classic
Woody Allen films from Kaleidoscope
Entertainment. Each film is also being
individually released on DVD.
From directing, to writing, to acting,
these eight titles are arguably some of
Allenís most classic and successful
pieces of work, featuring outstanding
The titles being released are:
Set in 1920s New York, Bullets Over
Broadway is directed by Woody Allen and
tells the story of a struggling
playwright forced to cast a mobsterís
talentless girlfriend in his latest
drama in order to get it produced. The
film stars John Cusack, Diane Wiest,
Mary Louise Parker and Chazz Palminteri.
With an all-star cast featuring Kenneth
Branagh, Leonardo DiCaprio, Judy Davis
and Charlize Theron, Celebrity (written
and directed by Woody Allen) sees the
fortunes of a husband and wife differ
drastically after they divorce.
As well as writing and directing
Deconstructing Harry, Woody Allen stars
as Harry Block. Suffering from writerís
block and eagerly awaiting his writing
award, Block starts to remember events
from his past and scenes from his
best-selling books as characters, real
and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Everyone Says I Love You
Featuring singing by actors who are not
usually known for this skill, Everyone
Says I Love You is about a New York girl
who sets her father up with a beautiful
woman in a shaky marriage, while her
half-sister gets engaged. Starring Woody
Allen (who also wrote and directed the
film), Goldie Hawn, Julia Roberts, Drew
Barrymore and Edward Norton.
A romantic comedy, Mighty Aphrodite
stars Allen, Helena Bonham Carter,
Pamela Blair and Mira Sorvino, who
received the 1995 Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actress for her performance.
When he discovers his adopted son is a
genius, a New York sportswriter (Allen)
seeks out the boyís birth mother: a
A loser of a crook (Woody Allen) and his
wife (Tracey Ullman) strike it rich when
a botched bank jobís cover business
becomes a spectacular success. Small
Time Crooks also stars Hugh Grant and
Sweet and Lowdown
In the 1930s, fictional jazz guitarist
Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) idolises Django
Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in
love with a mute (Samantha Morton). Both
Penn and Morton received Oscar
nominations for their role in Sweet and
Lowdown, which also stars Uma Thurman,
Woody Allen and Anthony LaPaglia.
Wild Man Blues
Wild Man Blues is a 1997 documentary
film directed by Barbara Kopple, about
the musical avocation of
actor/director/comic Woody Allen. The
film takes its name from a jazz
composition sometimes attributed to
Jelly Roll Morton and sometimes to Louis
Armstrong and recorded by both (among
others). Allen's love of
early 20th century New Orleans music is
depicted through his 1996 tour of Europe
with his New Orleans Jazz Band. Allen
has played clarinet with this band for
over 25 years.
Watched and enjoyed by Jenny Itzcovitz
I've always enjoyed watching Woody Allen
films and listening to his unique, dry
sense of humour, so I was delighted to
receive this wonderful new box set.
The DVDs include a selection of some of
Allen's best films, many of which I have
never seen before. All with a top cast
of actors. The films are guaranteed to
make you laugh and include clever
observations of life, love, families,
fame and fortune in America. And Wild
Man Blues is a documentary about Woody
Allen and his music.
Perfect for a birthday present,
anniversary or retirement gift. I would
heartily recommend it.
The Woody Allen Library Box Set has an
RRP of £49.99 and is available to buy
Brighten up Your Life with
MAIDEN is a shop
that has everything you would
ever want to make your life
nicer, brighter and more fun.
The online shop was launched in
2010 and now the Maiden team is
even busier, wrapping up and
dispatching orders all across
the UK and the World.
MAIDEN sells a very broad range
of wonderful items for adults
and children (and adults who are
still kids at heart),
kitchenware, lighting, ceramics,
classic toys, kitsch ephemera,
jewellery, and books. There
really is something for everyone
This fabulous Kokeshi Lamp
(Japanese Doll lamp) is based on
the distinctive silhouette of
the Japanese Kokeshi doll. In
Japan the Kokeshi doll is seen
as a good luck charm and some
even think the doll helps to
ward off evil spirits.
Now the Kokeshi has become a
wonderful lamp. This
Polyethylene LED lamp (25,000
light hours) has a 5 step dimmer
switch. Dimensions are 36cm
length x 33cm width x 63cm
height. Price is £140.
There is nothing worse than your
smartphone or MP3 player running
out of battery when you are out
and about. Well those days are
now over thanks to Mr Boost.
This cute little fella is a
portable universal USB charger
for MP3 players, cameras,
tablets and smart phones.
Mr Boost's cute little milk
carton face will never fail to
brighten up your day and you'll
love him even more when he
charges up your flat battery.
Make sure to take Mr Boost
everywhere you go!
Mr Boost packs an impressive
2500mAh lithium battery which
can be recharged from any
computer using the provided USB
cable. An instruction manual is
included. Price is £21.00.
Rock out with this delightfully
retro Rockabilly Microphone
Speaker. Simply plug in your
phone or MP3 player and you'll
be busting out some serious
moves in no time at all.
Despite its small size this
mini speaker packs a real punch
with a 2000 milliwatt output
power speaker, delivering
optimal sound quality in your
home or on the go. Even better,
there is no need to worry about
batteries as the Rockabilly
speaker features a 250mAh
lithium ion battery, which can
be recharged from any computer
via the provided USB cable.
19cm x 8cm x 8cm. Price is £17.
Cheer up your dinner table with
this adorable Cat Salt and
Pepper Set. This charming
ceramic salt and pepper set
features a black cat (for the
pepper) and a white cat (for the
Perfect for a cat lover or a
housewarming gift. Price is £16
for the set.
For more information about
MAIDEN visit the website at
Cool Summer Gifts from The Great
The Great Gift Company offers a
selection of gifts for the
Summer including garden games,
ice cream makers and cool drink
This stylish Quoits game can
be played either
indoors or outdoors by all ages.
People have been playing quoits
(or a variation of it) since the
time of the Romans and it is
still popular with all age
The set is well made and comes
in a green bag with zip and
handle. The bag contains four
rope quoits, five scoring stakes
and a two-piece painted wooden
cross-over base as well as
instructions. Price is £13.50
for the set.
When you want ice cream, nothing
else will do. Well now you don't
have to haul yourself down to
the nearest shop - you can have
gorgeous home made ice cream in
just 3 minutes! (or five if
you're a bit of a weakling) Yup!
This nifty novelty gadget is the
perfect gift for yourself,
friends and family.
The Shake n Make Ice Cream Maker
works by you filling the main
container with ice cubes and
salt. The combination of the two
makes the ingredients in the
stainless steel compartment
freeze to make ice cream. Once
everything is in place, put the
lids on and then shake the Maker
for about 3 minutes. If you prefer the ice cream a bit
harder, then keep shaking some
The Shake n Make Ice Cream makes
a couple of good scoops of ice
cream. Instructions and some
sample recipes are included. It
uses hand power so there is no
need for batteries. It contains
no mechanical parts, so it's
perfect for holidays and
camping. Price is £18.
We're always told to drink more
water but, for some, plain old
water can be boring. The
Aqua Zinger offers a new and
refreshing way to drink water
and it also reduces food
cravings. The Aqua Zinger water
bottle works by subtly infusing
water with flavours naturally
and with no additives.
From cucumber to lemon and lime,
to blackberries, kiwi, peach,
ginger and mint, the Aqua Zinger
can infuse them all. Simply fill
the container at the bottom with
your chosen fruit or vegetables
and then twist - the clever
blender mechanism then releases
the flavours into the water. Mix
and match with what's around and
get creative - the flavours and
ingredients are only limited by
The Aqua Zinger has the unique
ability to create all natural
beverage options, as well as
help to increase water
consumption (when water is this
delicious it's hard to avoid). A
leak-proof cap is included so
you can zing in the car, on the
treadmill, at the office and on
The Aqua Zinger is vacuum
insulated with double wall
stainless steel to keep your
drinks hot or cold. The opening
is wide enough for easy filling
and even ice cubes, if wanted
and a finger hole is provided to
make it easy to carry the Aqua
Zinger which also has a
cushioned, soft rubber base.
Easy to clean, reusable, safe
for hot or cold drinks as well
as carbonated water - it's even
dishwasher safe. Price is £25.
Paint some beautiful landscapes
with the All Media Easel Artist
150 Piece Set. This
comprehensive painting set
includes 150 items hidden within
the adaptable easel storage box
so the artist on-the-go can set
up a studio anywhere.
Made from high quality elm wood
with dove tail joints, the box
has an adjustable lift-up table
top easel and three drawer
compartments which are full of
all the essential equipment any artist
could need. An important feature
of this gift is the easel, which
has adjustable butterfly clips
so that the artist can adjust
the angle. Price is £75.
For more information about The
Great Gift Company click on
Loved living in the 60's? Then relax, reminisce
and rock out with the Steepletone 1960ís Vinyl
Record Player from Prezzybox.
Cool and classic this will revamp your room with
sound and style. Get ready to be blown away with
a boom. It amplifies amazing sound with an
in-built technology, detachable speakers and the
ability to play various sized records. With
high-spec sound and finish this beautiful piece
is not only a record player but an artistic
feature in your home.
Making old school modern! Nostalgic and new this
is the perfect combination of for all music
lovers and designers alike. Fresh and funky,
sleek and smooth not only is the design
practical and stunning, but the audio quality is
amazing! Plays 33, 45 and 78 RPM records, with a
20 watt output speaker and optional, subwoofer
output, your favourite record will sound utterly
Vinyl is vintage and puts power into your home.
Get ready for festival season and show off with
this swish speaker system. Ideal for
individualising and portable - this is the
perfect gift for any music lover of any era.
Convenient, chic and advanced, what more could
you want from this wicked item. All for the
awesome price of £79.95.
Let listening to your favourite radio shows
become a nostalgic and retro experience with the
Steepletone Brighton 1950's Style Portable
Radio. Available in beige and pink, if not for
you then this old school style radio makes an
amazing gift for lovers of retro, to lovers of
all music and radio.
The radio is MW, LW and FM compatible meaning
that the recipient can tune into their favourite
station, and the portable handle means they can
take it just about anywhere to listen to it. It
will look eyecatching anywhere in the
home, but its portable handle means its ideal
to take into the garden on sunny days too, and
even better to take down to the beach and show
off to friends, while you gather round and
listen to your favourite channel.
Not only is it the definition of retro style
looking like it was stolen from a 1950's film,
but its audio quality is second to none! Its
user friendly tuning dial makes finding the
recipients station quick and easy too as well as
a push button for band selection too.
The radio features a large rotating dial scale,
with AM and FM band and very clear sound volume
control and tone control knob (tone control knob
enables you adjust the sound clarity). Mains
operated 220v - 230v - 240v AC (included) or
batteries powered (6 x UM2 - C Size alkaline
batteries are included. Price is £39.95.
Take your home back to the old school with these
Rockabilly Vinyl Coasters, but forget searching the loft to
get the old record player down, these are just
simply to put your glasses and mugs on!
Each featuring a different label, these retro
and stylish coasters will go with any home dťcor
and will make the perfect gift for the old
school music lover in your life, instantly
taking them back to their days of youth when the
record player was adorned by all.
Not only bringing a bit of music culture to
their table tops but protecting their coffee
table from marks as they place their hot cups of
coffee and tea on them. Ideal for everyday use,
but even better to impress friends when they pop
in for a quick cuppa. Price is £9.95 for a set
of six coasters.
This retro looking iRecorder Speaker looks like
something straight out of the 1970's - 1980's,
but don't worry you won't have to convert back
to cassettes, it is actually a working speaker
for your iPhone! Not only is it bold and bright
with an awesome vintage look to it, but just
hook your phone up to it and your music is
amazingly amplified with this good quality
What's more is that the buttons on the front
(traditionally used for stopping and playing
cassettes) work for your iPhone. So you
can play, pause and change track. This
makes a great gift for those 70's and 80's
babies out there, they can also take this
compact little speaker with them anywhere to
share their favourite music for all to hear.
Not only this, but it makes a fantastic talking
point for parties and get togethers. Features
include real working buttons, easy-carry pull
out handle and 3.5mm jack ĎTapeí compartment
fits. Suitable for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, the
speaker powered by micro USB or 3 x AA
batteries. Price is £29.95.
Make your guests laugh with this funky, fun Pola
Roll Toilet Paper Holder. The cleverly designed
loo roll holder looks just like an 80ís Polaroid
camera, and dispenses loo roll just like itís a
The Pola Roll Toilet Paper Holder encourages
folks to use just one piece of toilet paper at a
time with its clever dispenser. A fun gift for
people who love the retro look and feel of the
This brightly coloured plastic dispenser comes
with a toilet paper spindle and two small wall
anchors for easy installation. Price is £14.95.
Nothing says exotic and fun like a colourful
cocktail. Whether youíre pining for a holiday,
or simply a great lover of cocktails, this
Cocktail Mixing Kit is for you. Included in your
kit is everything you need to start mixing some
seriously sexy cocktails from the comfort of
your own home.
Start yourself off with the 3 flavoured syrups
to include in your recipe, a drinks mixer, and a
very special cocktail spoon among other cocktail
mixing tools. Prezzybox has even got an app for
that, and you can access over 16,000 recipes for
ideas and inspiration for your own cocktail
The kit includes a double ended 1 part - 2 part
jigger 3 piece 700ml cobbler shaker, Muddling
Spoon Hawthorne cocktail strainer, Smartphone
App with 1,6000+ searchable cocktail database
and three cocktail syrups - Vanilla, Daiquiri
and Passion Fruit. Price is £19.95.
For more information about Prezzybox gifts
Handmade Gifts from Giggling Hedgehogs
Giggling Hedgehogs is an online marketplace that
brings buyers and sellers of local crafts and
handmade gifts together. Itís a friendly place
to sell handmade items and buy genuine British
handicrafts in a safe, easy and convenient
manner. Giggling Hedgehogs is where you can come
to find cute, quirky, and beautiful handicrafts
for fun gifts, or for yourself.
Anyone can be a part of Giggling Hedgehogs. For
anyone who always wanted to sell handmade items,
for anyone who is in the market to buy handmade
or unusual gifts, this is the place to be.
Make tea time special with this eyecatching Hand
Knitted Pineapple Tea Cosy. This lovely vintage
style tea cosy is knitted in a bobble knitting
stitch with green leaves.
It's been knitted in double knitting wool and
doubled up to make it a thicker cosy to keep
your tea warm. The tea cosy fits a medium size
tea pot. Price is £9.50.
This luxury Soy Candle in a classic apothecary
jar is scented with a range of essential oils.
Handmade using only natural ingredients, the
candles come in a range of beautiful scents
including Lemongrass, Bouquet, Relax and
Each jar has one wick and is decorated with
either one or two wooden heart charms. These
candles will give you up to 45 hours of
beautiful warm glow. Made from hand poured soy
wax, the candles are scented with essential oils
in a reusable glass jar.
The candles are clean-burning and donít produce
any smoke at all, and because the soy burns at a
cooler temperature than paraffin candles. They
last much longer too! Price is £14 each.
For more information about Giggling Hedgehogs