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  • Item #: 062103
    Retail: $37.99
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    Anything less than a dedicated rail mogul simply won't Cal-cut-it in India Rails! Nine loads are exclusive to particular cities, with over a dozen more only available in two places. Remote Sri Lanka in the south boasts several rare goods but can only be accessed via ferry. The board is also one of the most densely-populated of any Empire Builder game. The entire Northeast of the board is packed with cities all up and down the Ganges and its tributaries from Delhi to Calcutta, but the numerous rivers and mountain-rich North make this area challenging to build through, particularly with four players or more. The danger of sandstorms can also make building to Pakistan tricky business. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities in India—pilgrims, located in every small and medium city, can be dropped off at any major city in a different geographical location (without an associated demand card) for a small reward. All in all, the level of competition on this board is simply Nepalling!

  • Item #: 065080
    ISBN: 9781892033734
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

      This journal would be perfect for the traveler, young or old. The cover is made of heavy brown cardboard to stand up to the adventure, there are 200 pages printed with soy ink on manila paper, and it is spiral-bound to lay flat. The journal starts off with a map of the United States – you can shade in the states as you visit them. States are arranged alphabetically and each includes a full-page map of the state with major cities and the capital marked. One full page has space to write the date visited and with whom, purpose/reason for the visit, places visited, what I enjoyed most, what I found most interesting, and what you would like to do on the next visit. The next two pages allow space for notes or journaling about the experience. There are even some interesting facts printed on the note page. Journal your way across the 50 states and the things you will discover!

  • Item #: 008476
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $31.00

    Design possibilities are limitless with this 68-pc marble run. It includes 12 marbles to run through the flippers, down funnels, across ramps, around twists, and into the catch-all hoppers at the bottom. Pieces are sturdy and solid - easier to construct for smaller children than the set below which contains "rails" in addition to solid pieces.

  • Item #: 042596
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.63

    This handy-dandy little roller lays down a 0.39" strip of double-sided repositionable adhesive with an easy swipe across your paper, cardstock, poster board, etc. Rollers come with a whoppin' 33ft. of tape. Never before has taping been this easy or fun! Rachel P.

  • Item #: 045940
    Retail: $3.39
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      Add interest to pencil and charcoal drawings with intense contrast, highlights and accents from white charcoal pencils by General’s Pencil Co. Create dramatic effects on dark or colored papers too. White charcoal is soft and lays down smooth. Set includes 2 pencils and a metal sharpener. Made in USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 021369
    Retail: $14.49
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
    You have to be quick in this game of observation and dexterity! Each player is dealt five cards, each with a different colorful, whimsical image. Kids race to find a card in their hand that corresponds to a figure on the "meli-melo" cards in the center of the table. The first player to lay it down wins the hand! 2-5 players.
  • Item #: 023449
    Retail: $160.76
    Rainbow Price: $99.95

     Enjoy the professional quality of Prismacolor with the wide variety of coloring tools all in one set. This mixed media set includes 48 Premier Soft Core colored pencils that lay down rich and creamy for beautiful creations, 12 Verithin colored pencils with a harder core and sharper point for outlining and detail work, 12 Watercolor colored pencils for wet/dry techniques and fluid watercolor effects, 6 Art Stix colored leads for covering large areas or quick simple sketching, and 1 metal sharpener. Hit the ground running for all your art and coloring projects! ~ Emily

  • Item #: 004343
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.25

    Another fantastic game by Set Enterprises! Adding a fifth suit to cards, the star, brings a new dimension to playing cards. 11 hands make up the game. Similar to rummy, you may lay down sets of three, called books, or runs of three or more cards. There's a twist to the game, though; in the first round, you get three cards, in the next round four, etc., all the way to the 11th round, in which you would get 13 cards. When a player plays his last cards, each other player has one more turn to play. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 015101
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.99

    Easily save your progress on a puzzle with this neat mat. Simply lay down the 24”x42” felt mat and assemble your puzzle (Up to 1500 pieces) on top. Need to stop or take a break? No problem! Simply roll your mat and puzzle around the included telescoping tube and secure with the included elastic straps. When you’re ready to work again, unroll and press pieces together. – Laura

  • Item #: 014806
    ISBN: 9781589474208
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.50

    The object of this zany game is to use five cards to make a sentence. 54 cards are color coded and divided into four categories: adjectives, nouns, verbs, and conjunctions. Players draw and discard until a player can lay down a five-card sentence, which is worth 5 points. Play continues until someone scores 20 points. Kids will love learning the parts of speech with this wacky game! ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 067825
    ISBN: 9781338104882
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.25

     

    There is something to be said for a simple, non-dated planner with cheerful colors. A few handy pages include a list of user names and passwords, a list of your student contact information, birthdays, a list of holidays, and an overall schedule for the year. The calendar’s main portion contains a 2-page spread of monthly calendars for July to June. The months have colored tabs and pretty, inspirational phrases. Each month has a pretty color scheme. The lesson pages have M-F in rainbow colors down the left side with 7 subjects/times across the top, and a space for the week number. Each space has 6 dotted lines to write on in a space about 4x5cm. It’s a generous amount of space for recording what you did that day or for planning out your year. A handy pocket is included inside the back cover. 9x11” (1cm thick) ~ Sara

  • Item #: 009208
    ISBN: 9780140564341
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are looking for the perfect place to raise a family. They select a quiet spot on an island in a river in Boston. Although it is a little bit of a walk, it is still close enough for them to go to the Public Garden Park and see their favorite policeman, Michael, who feeds them peanuts. Soon Mrs. Mallard lays eight eggs, which hatch into eight adorable ducklings. One day Mr. Mallard decides to venture down the river, and he tells Mrs. Mallard to meet him at the park in exactly one week. Mrs. Mallard teaches the little ducklings how to swim, dive, stay away from danger, and walk in a straight line, and then they are off to the park to meet their father. Mrs. Mallard leads them to the riverbank and off they march to the park. Will they get through the busy town safely?
  • Item #: 020022
    Retail: $21.40
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Looking for a unique look and experience with watercolor painting? Try Yupo, a synthetic, machine-made paper of 100% polypropylene. This 74 lb (200gsm) paper is extremely durable, stain-resistant, and waterproof. Since the surface is non-absorbent, it resists tearing or buckling and will lay completely flat while painting without taping it down. Your results with this paper will be stunning and vivid, since the bright white sheet allows pigments of the paints to remain true in clarity and brightness. Experiment with painting techniques and realize its incredible fluidity—your artwork will have a new life of its own. Yupo is pH-neutral, superbly smooth, acid free, and also works great with acrylics and alcohol inks. 10 sheets. Made in the USA.

  • Item #: 060725
    ISBN: 9781623999520
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.08

    Race up and down the alphabet before time runs out! This simple game helps reinforce letters that are neighbors. Box includes 52 cards (2 of each letter) and a 1-minute sand timer. Players lay out 8 cards in front of them, face up. Extra cards are set aside in a draw pile. The dealer flips the timer and players start to play on the "coaster" cards set between them. They can play an A or a C on top of a B, for example. As you play a card, you take another from the draw pile. If you cannot play a card, you pass. When no one can play a card, each player adds a new "coaster" card and play continues. Play ends when the timer runs out. Winner has the fewest cards. It's fast and furious and builds letter skills! Ages 6+, 2-4 players. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 014445
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.79
    I'm 2 years old and proudly sitting down to draw for the first time. I have my jumbo crayons and my brand new sketch pad from Melissa and Doug® in front of me. Let the creativity begin! What's even better is that the pad is spiral bound so it will lay flat while I work and my mommy can keep all my drawings in one place for safe-keeping. The medium weight paper has a slight texture, so I can also use my other drawing tools like colored pencils, chalk pastels, and markers. I might even place some stickers in my sketch pad too, since it has 50 sheets and plenty of room to create! Made in USA.
  • Item #: 030377
    ISBN: 9781587920417
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    There are a lot of spelling word games out there, but if your young speller doesn't find all that pressure and competition conducive to producing correctly spelled simple words, you might whip this out for some less hectic spelling fun. Spellominoes consists of 56 generously-sized cards, featuring a word beginning on one side, and a word ending on the other. Players take turn laying their cards down to build words, much the same way that dominoes is played. The one who plays all their cards first to form legitimate words is the winner. Directions and game variations are included.

  • Item #: 050476
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50
    If you have child who loves to play "I Spy" then this card game is for you. Spot it! is really four games in one, well maybe five games since I invented my own solitaire version while looking it over. Cards have eight images on them that you try to match with another card. One of those eight images will match on any two cards. As you lay your cards down, you want to be the first to find the matching images. It could be a cat, a dinosaur, a moon, or a wedge of cheese, among others. Kids will recognize the shapes so reading is not necessary to play. This game is fast and fun and does not take up much space. I even like that it is round and comes in a little red tin, makes it a little different from any old card game. ~ Sara
  • Item #: 054874
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    This one might be too pretty to be a math game! The smooth colorful tiles, the chunky die, the cone-shaped pouch… it all adds up to a game that begs to jump off the shelf and be played. In the game, 2-5 players all use their tiles to add onto a central number "crossword" made up of tiles. At the beginning of the game, the die is rolled to find the "key" number. This will be 3, 4 or 5. Players will each draw eight tiles to start, and the first player uses as many of their tiles as possible to build a row that not only adds up to a multiple of the key number, but doesn't repeat any color of tile. So if the key number is '5' you could lay down a green '1,' an orange '9,' a purple '3' and a red '7.' The total of the tiles is 20, which is a multiple of five, and no color is used more than once. The next player then uses as many of their tiles as possible, while adding onto the first player's row. You can also add more tiles to an existing row, as long as you don't break the color or number rule. The game ends when all tiles have been used that can be used, and the player with the most points wins. Variations for other versions are also included.

  • Item #: 001967
    ISBN: 9781433543463
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.06

     Sorting between what is story and what actually happened is a significant part of the maturing process – as well as the education process. Sometimes the Bible can get caught in the crossfire. After all, distilled down to its basic elements, it does sound more like story than fact. Young children easily accept the stories of Scripture as fact, but the questioning middle school years can see an erosion of that certainty. This well-written look at the dependability of the Bible – the answer to the Why Trust question – lays out the problem and works through to a solution in a way that makes sense and has great credibility. Middle school kids will be able to read and understand this book with ease, yet it is still very engaging for an adult. A great follow-up to How the Bible Came to Us. Appendices include resources for further exploration as well as a complete general and scripture index.  150 pgs hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065455
    ISBN: 9781892427557
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    Your mission: Rule over the other players to overtake the nation and empty your hand of cards. As leader, you have choices. Will you lead with an iron fist or will there be a majority vote? Do you lead wisely and justly, with liberty for all, or are some “more equal than others”? Options abound as you discover various forms of government: Democracy, Monarchy, Theocracy, Communism, Republic, and Plutocracy. Be alert - even as you lead the nations, you are not protected from the surprise military coupe or total anarchy! This fast-paced game twists and turns through a wide range of scenarios as players strategize how best to lay down all their cards first. The game includes 228 playing cards and 12 leadership cards as well as blank ‘do it yourself’ and leadership cards to create personal scenarios. This game was a huge hit with my older children as they strategized to control the direction of the game and rule the round. An excellent introduction to various forms of government for all ages. 2-12 Players ~Deanne

  • Item #: 018608
    ISBN: 9780890518687
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

       Constant vigilance. It’s necessary to protect the religious freedom that we have known in America. The path to our religious freedoms was not easy; they must not be taken for granted. They were borne out of the religious persecution that the founders of our country had known. They were borne out of the religious persecution that was known throughout western civilization from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Contrary to the common misperception that our religious liberty was the result of Enlightenment thinking, Michael Farris instead shows how it traces back to William Tyndale and his efforts to get God’s Word into the hands of the common people. Chapter by well-researched chapter, through the writings of kings, clergymen, commoners, and colonists, the story develops, culminating in the battle for the Bill of Rights in the late 18th century. At many times, it’s a sad story of Christians called to lay down their lives for the gospel and its freedoms, but it’s also a story of God’s amazing grace and provision. 510 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 030643
    Retail: $2.71
    Rainbow Price: $2.50

    Where was this product when I needed it? Back in my day, I was the queen of clear contact paper. Everything from game cards and pieces to paperback books was a candidate for my homemade lamination process if I thought it would allow me to use a product with multiple children. These sheets make it oh so much easier – and the finished product has a more professional feel. The instructions say it's easy and I would have to agree. Peel off the backing, lay your material down onto the plastic sheet, and, if you want, put on another sheet for complete protection. I had more trouble figuring out what to laminate than in completing the process. Now your youngest ones can look forward to having a game in good condition when it's their turn to play. Two 9"x12" sheets. - Janice

  • Item #: 021779
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

     This simple game is easy to learn and requires basic math skills, some strategy, and maybe just a little luck. Each player is dealt four cards, and a "Tip Top" card is uncovered. Each turn, every player must lay down a new card on the pile begun on the "Tip Top" card, add the number on his or her card to the current total, and announce it to the other players. Depending on the cards, players may also be able to subtract from the total, multiply the total, change the direction of play, or even choose a new "Tip Top" card to play on that round. If players cannot play a card without exceeding the "Tip Top" total number, they must give up one of their four chips and is out of that round. The next round, they are dealt one card less and must play their card after the other players have gone. Play continues until only one player is left - the winner! This game reminds me of Uno combined with math-type card games, but looks fast-paced and fun. - Jess

  • Item #: 058821
    ISBN: 9781450839815
    Retail: $11.98
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    This would be a fun book for an older sibling to do with a younger sibling. The spiral bound book has 301 illustrated questions tackling key phonics concepts for beginning readers such as letters, vowels, rhyming, hard & soft sounds and blends. Read the questions out loud and ask the little kiddo to point to, name or complete the answer. As you lay the book open, the questions are on the left and answers are on the right – so the design intends for you to fold it over to see only the questions. Questions become harder as you progress through the book. Colorful photos and illustrations on every page make it even more fun! This is a good pick up & put down as needed item to have on hand. Make the most of those in-between moments! pb, 192 pp, 7"x9" (excluding the spiral binding) ~ Sara

  • Item #: 000596
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    What fits in a car or trunk, doesn't need a plug or battery, is usually unwanted, is used mostly by seniors, and usually has curves? A walker, perhaps? This creative game will really get you thinking! Each player starts out with fifteen description cards and draw a hand of five. On a turn, he can lay down as many of them as possible to describe the same object, then names the object. The next player plays crossword style with the first row of cards, using one of the previous player's cards to describe his object. As the crossword grows, more options emerge for places to play. Other players are free to challenge you if you try to take your descriptions too far! After each turn, refresh your hand of five; the first player to play all his cards, wins! Game contains 256 cards with lots of fun descriptions like "best held while wearing gloves" or "didn't exist 50 years ago" – so it will be a completely different game every time you play! 2+ players.

  • Item #: 063911
    ISBN: 9781441318411
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

      Graduating to alcohol based markers means that you have turned a corner in your artistic skills! They are completely different to work with than regular markers. The alcohol in them makes the colors flow and the effects you can make are exciting! Apply wet to wet for the best ombre shading. I bought a set to use with my adult coloring books. You have to practice to get familiar with the medium. This set includes 24 vivid, archival colors. Each marker has a fine tip and a brush tip. You can layer the colors once they dry to get deeper shades. Where regular markers go on streaky, these go on evenly. You will feel like a professional colorist, illustrator or cartoonist! This set is a budget-friendly option compared to other alcohol-based markers we carry. Colors include:  1 black, 3 grays, 4 greens, 4 blues, 2 purples, 1 yellow, 1 red, 2 pink, 3 browns, 2 beige tones, and 1 colorless blender (lay this down first, then apply colors and watch them bleed together). ~Sara

     

  • Item #: 033808
    Retail: $7.59
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    Simple and quick to play, this game fast became a favorite at our house! Combining elements of Uno and "slapping" card games, there's something for everyone to enjoy - especially young players. To begin, everyone is dealt ten cards which they can pick up, look at, and organize however they like. Cards are either plain but colored (purple, blue, green, or red); colored and display either "Super Swap," "Switch Color," or "Slap!" directions; or are "wild" and contain "Swap" directions. All remaining cards are placed face-down in a draw pile, and one card is placed face up to make a discard pile. The first player must lay down a card of the same color as the card in the discard pile, either a plain color card, a special colored direction card, or a wild "Swap." If a player plays a "Swap," they must trade their hand with another player, but if a "Super Swap" is played, then all players switch hands with each other. If a "Slap" card is played, all players must slap the discard pile, and the last player to slap has to take a card from the player who played the "Slap" card. Swap! is unique from other card games in that whole hands of cards are constantly being traded, which means that each player's strategy must keep changing with the cards as well!

  • Item #: 065474
    ISBN: 9781623701345
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

       I use to babysit, and I’m sure that many of you did too. I didn’t have a book to help me or train me or tell me exactly what should be done, but it might have been helpful. If you have a youngster who is interested in starting a babysitting business, the Babysitter’s Backpack can be a tremendous help. The book lays out the basic rules that every babysitter should know, safety tips, how to make babysitting a business, and activities to help entertain the children from six months to five years of age. They even tell you how to put together your own activities tote kit. The content is broken down into short, topical reading sections and bulleted lists for easy reading or reference. Blue “What Should You Do?” boxes are scattered throughout the book just to see if you remember what you read. Quiz answers are found in the back, along with four bonus questions. This book will help your child gain the skills and confidence needed to become a responsible babysitter. 128 pgs, p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 006594
    ISBN: 9780971672949
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
    This beautiful, all-wooden game challenges players to create a city landscape of skyscrapers - but everyone is trying to accomplish their own individual goal from a different side of the board! The board has sixteen raised wooden spaces in a four by four grid. Wooden blocks of different heights are included, and players take turns placing the blocks on the spaces. Before the game begins, each player places four dice in their wooden tray to lay out the "architectural plans" for their city skyline. Each die corresponds with one row from their point of view. A "1" indicates that when you look down that line from a straight on view, you will see exactly one building. It doesn't mean that there will only be one building in that row, just that the tallest building (or one of the tallest buildings) will be in the front. A "2" means you will see two buildings, "3" you'll see three buildings, and "4" you'll see four building. A "5" means that there will be two buildings of the same height in that row. A "6" means that the tallest building in the city will be in that row. Accomplishing different goals at the end of the game awards you different point values, depending on level of difficulty. Of course, you never know what other players are competing for - and their plans can directly contradict yours. So plan your strategy well to score the most points for your city design! 2-4 players. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 009998
    ISBN: 9781572811416
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Here's a game we've enjoyed for years. The thick deck contains several cards each of the numbers 1-12, a handful of skips, and a bunch of wilds. Each round, every player gets ten cards. There are ten different phases to go through, starting with two sets of three. For example, before you can lay down cards, you have to collect three 6's and three 12's. Then you have safely completed that phase, and you can try and add the remaining cards in your hand to other people's sets. Once someone has run out of cards, that round is over. Whoever layed down goes onto the next phase, and anyone who didn't stays on that phase. Everyone except the person who ran out counts the points left in their hands, and the cards are mixed and dealt out again. The phases start to get trickier, one calling for a run of 9, and another for a set of 5 and a set of 3. The winner is the person who makes it through all the phases first with the least amount of points. For 2 - 10 players. As you get more players, it get's more challenging to complete the phases and go on, which leaves some people way behind in phases - and points. An old stand by for those nothing-to-do evenings. - Mel