If you’re struggling to find the best toys for 9 year old boys then take a look at this list. With everything from awesome realistic robots, to BMX, and even Minecraft LEGO Kits, it really does have it all, and caters to all budgets, too, so sit down, relax and have a read.
The UpsideDownChallenge Game
How well do you think your 9 year old would fare if he had to do things upside down? This hilarious game is fun for all the family, as players aged 8+ compete to complete a range of tasks whilst wearing goggles that turn everything the wrong way up.
Kingdomino Award Winning Strategy Board Game
He can take Dominoes to a whole new level with ‘Kingdomino’. Played on the same basis as the classic games, players become Lords as they match landscapes to build bigger and better kingdoms. Suitable for 2-4 players, this award-winning game will be perfect for family game night or one-on-one play.
Razor Jetts Heel Wheels
The ideal toy for 9 year old boys who want the best of both worlds, Razor Jetts Heel Wheels will transform sneakers into skates in seconds. Removable pads mean sparks will really fly as he skates, and as they fit youth 12 to adult 12, they’ll keep him rolling forever.
POWERUP 4.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit
He can turn any paper airplane into a real flying machine thanks to the PowerUp 4. App controlled via android phones or tablets, this device allows paper, foam, or balsa wood planes to fly at up to 20MPH, with take-off and landing capabilities, and even mid-air stunts.
Slap Ninja Game
If he likes fast paced fun with added danger, he will adore Slap Ninja. Designed for two players, one controls the giant hand while the other attempts to touch the coin without getting slapped. Ideal for sharpening his reflexes, Slap Ninja makes the perfect toy for 9 year old boys.
STEM Building Kit
This kit builds into not one but two awesome vehicles, and it’s fun to build as well as play with. With 335 pieces included, each component snaps onto the next one to make them easier to work with, and, once they’re built, they can be operated with the included remote control
Hexbugs have been a firm favorite for years, and they just keep on getting better and better. This Hexbug Spider is small enough to fit in the hand, but is packed with exciting features, like a 360 degree rotating head, multi-directional crawling, and a 2-channel infrared remote control.
3Doodler 3D Printing Pen
3D printing is becoming more and more mainstream, but it is still a fascinating area of technology. Get him started on the art with a 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen. Allowing artists to hold their drawings in their hands, 3D-style, this pen comes with 15 color refills and a handy stencil book.
ThinkFun Gravity Maze
With 60 building and engineering challenges which run the gamut from beginner to expert, this kit will keep him engaged for days, weeks, and even months. Combining fun with critical thinking, this brain game works on the premise of a gravity-driven marble run, which happens to look pretty awesome, too.
LEGO Technic RC Tracked Racer
Half the fun of this LEGO Technic RC Tracked Racer is in the construction, but once it’s built, the rest of the fun begins! With two motors included, this 370 piece remote controlled vehicle can go forwards and backwards, left and right, do 360 spins, and can tackle even large obstacles.
pindaloo Juggling Skill Toy
Give him a new spin on juggling with Pindaloo. Available in blue, transparent, and neon options, this U-shaped tube comes with 2 lightweight balls that can be used to perform all manner of stunning juggling tricks, giving him some much-needed time away from the screen.
Doodle Crate Art Subscription Box
Kids can get creative every month with a subscription to Doodle Crate. Each box includes a brand new and beautiful art or craft project, along with the tools and materials needed to complete the projects. An inspirational booklet and video tutorials are also included, as well as additional ideas and suggestions.
The perfect toy for 9 year old boys who get bored on journeys or when they’re away from their screens, FlipSlide is a fast-paced game of concentration and strategy. The aim of the game is to move and slide blocks to match the lights, and includes four modes of play to master.
Fat Brain Toys Ivan's Hinge Challenge Card
Ideal for kids who like to keep their hands and heads busy, Ivan’s Hinge Challenge is a brain-busting puzzle that will keep him absorbed. Supplied with 56 challenge cards, kids must twist and loop, bend, fold, and turn the toy until it matches the configuration on the card.
Atomic Power Popper Blaster
As much fun indoors as it is out, the Atomic Power Popper 12X can shoot up to 12 balls in rapid succession. Capable of achieving distances of up to 20 feet, this pump action blaster is supplied with 12 soft foam balls, so furniture, fences, and faces are safe!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Metal Detector
Metal detecting is a fun activity that will keep him outdoors in the fresh air for hours. This junior metal detector from National Geographic is the perfect choice for beginners, as it not only emits a beep when metal is detected, but it displays a flashing LED light, as well.
Pool games just got a whole lot more interesting, thanks to the Watermelon Ball. Unlike other pool balls, this one is filled with water which creates a near-neutral buoyancy, meaning it can be kicked, dribbled, bounced, and passed up to 10 feet underwater.
Hot Wheels TechMods Accelo GT
The Hot Wheels TechMods Accelo GT is a race car driver’s dream. Not only will he get to build the car, but he will also be able to use his phone or tablet as a remote control. PLUS, he can use the vehicle itself as a remote control to drive the car on-screen.
Altair RC Boat
Reaching speeds of up to 30km/h, this impressive speedboat can be used on lakes, ponds, and swimming pools. Supplied with two 7.4V, 1500mAH Li-ion batteries – each providing approx. 10 minutes of drive time – this sleek red boat is easy to operate, and boasts anti-capsize technology to keep it up the right way.
Punching Bag for Kids
Let him work off some of his pent-up energy safely with this adjustable punching bag. With boxing gloves included, this bag sits on top of a pole that can ‘grow’ with your child – from 30” to 43” – and will help develop hand-eye coordination, build confidence, and keep him fit.
Swingin Shoes Outdoor Game
Fun for all the family, the Swingin’ Shoes game is a game of skill and accuracy, and lots of laughter. Supplied with a door hanger, this hanging platform will spin more and more as the horseshoes are thrown, with players trying to land their shoe on one of the target platforms.
Beat That Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges
There are 160 challenges to complete in Beat That – the compendium of activities and games that the whole family can enjoy. Suitable for 2 – 8 players aged 9+, these challenges are fun, wacky, and guaranteed to have the family in stitches. Cards, tokens, cups, balls, and other props included.
Edible Chemistry Kit
Science is always more fun when they can eat the experiments, and that’s exactly what this Edible Chemistry kit provides. He can make color changing jelly, polymer pudding, and cabbage that does all kinds of weird things! There are 16 experiments included, along with instructions and fun information.
K’NEX K-FORCE Battle Bow Build and Blast Set
With all the pieces he’ll need to create four different blasters, this K’NEX K-FORCE Build and Blast set is like having four toys in one. Supplied with 5 foam darts, this kit will allow him to build his weapon and then use it to fire darts at targets up to 75 feet away.
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst Robotics Stem Kit
Give him a gift that’s so much fun he won’t realize he’s learning, with the Tinkering Labs Robotics Stem Kit. With more than 50 parts, including motors, wood, and hardware, this kit comes with challenge cards which will encourage him to explore both engineering and his imagination.
Put his powers of deduction to the test with ‘Codenames’, the card game that requires players to make contact with secret agents before their rivals do. Suitable for 2 – 8 players, this game can be played with two teams, or as a cooperative where a single team competes with the game itself.
K'NEX Swing Ride Building Set
The perfect way to combine STEM learning with play, the K’NEX Education Swing Ride Set allows kids to construct a complete swing ride from the 486 parts included, and include a motor to make it work. With information about which part does what, it’s a terrific start to engineering.
Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game
Monopoly might be a retro classic, but this version brings it right up to date! Using voice recognition, the built-in banker will pay players on demand using electronic accounts, as well as take care of property transactions, rent, and other finances, leaving players free to concentrate on becoming property tycoons.
With a 15 – 30 minute game play, Marvel Battleworld is the ideal toy for 9 year old boys who have a shorter attention span. It can be played alone or with up to 3 more, and players must defeat Thanos and rescue their (collectible) heroes which are trapped inside the mysterious Thanostones.
LEGO Minecraft The Blaze Bridge Building Kit
Fans of Minecraft can extend their collection with this LEGO Blaze Bridge Building Set. There are 372 pieces included which build into the bridge, complete with lava, magma, and rock fall, as well as soul sand, glowstone, and many other features. Four minifigures are also included, along with a Minecraft sword.
Funko Last Defense Board Game
Show him how much fun it is to work together instead of competing against each other with Last Defense! Working cooperatively, one team works together to neutralize the threats to their city – like spider robots and space aliens – while rescuing scientists and collecting tools, all within 20 short minutes.
Flying Toy Ball RC Flying Toy
There are two ways to operate this incredible flying ball, and both are so much fun. Using the included remote control, kids can make the color-changing ball fly through the sky, or they can use hand gestures to make it hover and move to the amazement of their friends and family.
LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle
Boys who are fascinated with space travel will love building this LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle. With 273 pieces included, this set also includes 2 astronaut minifigures, a helidrone, and a storage drone, as well as a Mars Rover that can actually pick up the precious geodes included.
LEGO Chain Reactions
Make his LEGO bricks go even further with a LEGO Chain Reactions set. With more than 30 extra components, this set will let him build the 10 incredible moving machines suggested in the pack, as well as design and create his own inventions by taking inspiration from the instructional book.
I Got This Game
Up to 12 players can take part in I Got This, the family-friendly set of challenges that’s perfect for game night, sleepovers, and rainy afternoons. Players can guess their score before taking part to gain points, while developing critical thinking, self-confidence, and gross motor skills.
Diggin DodgeTag Game Set
He’ll be able to burn off some excess energy with this pair of Dodgeball vests. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the two vests are printed with a target on the front; when a ball is thrown at the target, it will stick to show they’ve hit the right spot.
Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights
Keep him safe and cool at the same time with these awesome bike lights. Available in 10 color options, including color-changing, these lights are easy to fit to the tires’ rims with the silicone bands included, and can be set from ‘constant’ to ‘flashing’ so they stand out even more.
Hover Soccer Ball
No matter how much he likes soccer, sometimes the weather prevents him from playing outside. Solve the problem with a hover soccer ball. Fitted with LED lights to make them fun in the dark, these ‘balls’ hover just above the ground, and have padded bumpers to protect walls, furniture, and feet.
Planet Board Game
Planet is a beautiful game which will really appeal to kids with a desire to protect the planet (or educate those who don’t). Playing as ‘Super Beings’, 2 – 4 players strive to build the perfect world for life to flourish on their individual boards, which are 3D, 12-sided planet ‘cores’.
Azul Board Game Board
Award-winning ‘Azul’ is a board game that is as absorbing to play as it is beautiful to look at. Up to 4 players compete as artisans, commissioned to decorate the walls of the Royal Palace of Dvora. But rivals are waiting in the wings to block their tile placement and steal the lucrative contract.
Flashing Cube Electronic Memory & Brain Game
Perfectly sized for travel, FlashDash is an electronic cube that offers 4 different but equally challenging games. A great way to improve brain power and quick responses, FlashDash uses flashing lights to challenge players to follow its movements, in a Chase Me, Catch Me, Follow Me, or Remember Me mode.
Spalding Over The Door Basketball Hoop
Suitable for office, bedroom, or even the bathroom door, this over-the-door mini basketball unit will keep him entertained while he takes a break. Easy to install, the 18” x 10.5” padded polycarbonate board fits over the door to provide players with a hoop to shoot with the included 5” ball.
littleBits Base Inventor Kit
If he fancies himself as something of an inventor but doesn’t know where to start, the littleBits Base Inventor Kit makes the perfect gift. Packed with components he’ll need for his inventions, the kit comes with 12 in-app activities to guide him through making a dozen awesome inventions.
Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit
Anyone who can build a decent paper airplane is considered cool, but this book will elevate him to the level of master aviator. With 40 sheets of custom-designed paper included, this book also comes with instructions on how to create 10 different planes with which to impress his friends.
Ghost Cube Puzzle
Keep his hands busy with the Ghost Cube. Great as a fidget toy, the Ghost Cube can be pulled and twisted out of shape – the challenge then is to see if he can return it to its original form while also working his logic, strategy, and fine motor skills.
Spontuneous Song Game
If noisy, raucous fun is his idea of game night, then ‘Spontuneous’ is the game for him. Suitable for 4 – 10 players, each player will give a trigger word, and the rest of the players must sing at least 5 words from a song that contains that word, to move across the board.
ArmoGear Laser Tag
ArmoGear’s Laser Tag is a fun, high energy game that will have players running, hiding, and having a blast, literally. This awesome set contains 4 Laser Tag blasters, along with the same amount of vests so he can play with friends and family. Plus, it also includes night-vision, invisibility mode, and 150ft range!
R&T Crew Subscription Box
Give him a gift that will keep on giving with a Road & Track Crew subscription box. Delivered every two months, his box will contain an up-to-date R&T Crew magazine, a hands-on STEAM project, something to wear, and a set of trading cards he can swap with his vehicle-mad friends.
If he has a Spikeball set, make the game time last much longer with this night-time extension set. The rim attachment is rechargeable and is fitted with LED lights so it can shine in the dark, and the two included balls will also light up, and come with rechargeable batteries, too.
Really RAD Robots
He’ll have a friend to play with even when he’s alone with Turbo Bot. Unlike any robot he’s seen before, Turbo Bot will follow his voice commands, and also comes with a remote control. This speedy little robot can even ‘spy’ on family and record their secret conversations!
Light-up Terrarium Kit
Both growing and glowing are the names of the game with this cute kids’ light-up terrarium. Supplied with soil, sand, and rocks, as well as sweet minifigures, this kit allows kids to decorate the outside of the terrarium, and then plant chia and wheatgrass which will grow under the included light-up lid.
Magnetic Dart Board
Save family members and the walls with this safer-to-use magnetic dartboard. Easy to hang, this 13” dartboard comes with 12 magnetic darts which will stick firmly to the board when thrown. Flip the board over, and he’ll find an archery target for even more fun.
Magnetic Penny Game
This Magnetic Penny Game is the ideal toy for 9 year old boys who like to amaze and delight their family and friends. Featuring two strong magnets, this set also comes with 32 shiny pennies which he can balance and build in gravity-defying formations, or even get to spin at 1000 RPM.
One of the best childhood pastimes is undoubtedly building forts, but they’re not always effective when made with sheets and chair backs. This kit contains poles and glow in the dark connectors that will enable him to build all kinds of forts, then all he’ll need is sheets, himself, and some snacks.
Pencil Nose Game
Tremendously funny, Pencil Nose requires players to wear a pair of spectacles with a pencil attached to the nose. Picking a card from the pack, they then have to draw a picture with their ‘nose’ onto the included screen, while the other players try to guess what it is.
Drone Home Game
Super fun and a great way to expend some energy, Drone Home is the game in which players must propel their lost aliens into a drone, and then watch as it flies upwards towards space. Using hand power to launch the aliens, this game is noisy and competitive and insanely exciting.
Crystal Growing Kit
Growing crystals is an experiment most kids have done, but this kit lets them make them bigger and better, and far more colorful. With enough ingredients to create red, blue, and clear crystals, this kit also comes with a lighted display stand to really show off the crystals’ beauty.
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