Card games are especially handy in the summer, since they’re easily transportable for families on vacation and kids at sleepaway camp. Kingsbury of Toy Kingdom likes Spot It! Splash (about $15), a new summertime version of the popular game from Blue Orange. “The cards are waterproof so you can take them to the beach, and all the images have beach themes,” she says. Steve Aarons, co-owner of Child’s Play at Congressional Plaza, likes Blue Orange‘s new game BraveRats (about $10), in which rats with special powers battle in “a sort of advanced version of Rock Paper Scissors,” he says. “Kids are going to play this over the summer, and then tell their friends about it when they get back to school.”