2020 Toy Fair Trends: Deduction


It’s time to start my series of 2020 Toy Fair Trends articles!  Do you want to be a master sleuth, thief, or detective?  Do you love mysteries? Is deduction your jam? Then this is your year! There’s so much in this area, from unfolding escape-room like games, to real-crime like case-files, to sleuthing out who is the enemy in the game — it’s all there and you’ll see it in just about every age group beyond pre-school.  Here are some of note:

Cool Features

Deduction games seen at NYTF 2020

The Break-In series from Play Monster slowly unfolds as you go through the levels, you can see that in the top pic above.

Mystery House Asmodee

Mystery House from Cranio/Asmodee has you leaning down to look into the windows.  As cards are removed, the more clues you can see and I did a terrible job capturing this in the picture.  Whoops!  There’s also an app tie in that records your progress amongst other things.

For Kids

Kids Deduction games seen at NYTF 2020

Clockwise from Top Left: Cloaked Cats – HABA – EPOCH, Mia London – Scorpion Masque, Cat Capers Museum Heist – EPOCH. Not Pictured but of note: Detective Charlie – LOKI

Some of the others…

Deduction games seen at NYTF 2020

Clockwise from Top Left: Jewel Heist – Mattel, Unsolved Case Files – Goliath,  Secret Operation: Find the Hacker – FoxMind, The Escape Game: Escape From Iron Gate – Goliath

Deduction games seen at NYTF 2020

Clockwise from Top Left: Dog Crimes – Think Fun, Unlock (series) – Space Cowboys/Asmodee, Master Thief – Breaking Games, Break the Code – IELLO

Stay tuned for Trends Part 2…