I’ve been on a mission lately to un-brand our toys. I have no problem with a Cinderella doll, but I’ve decided we don’t need, say, a deck of Disney princess playing cards. These decks from Peaceable Kingdom have lovely, fun illustrations, and are really enjoyable to play with. (Crazy Pirates is Crazy Eights, and 4 Up is a matching game.) Both Crazy Pirates and 4 Up come with two sets of instructions, one for “easy play” – ages 4 and up, and a more challenging version for 6 and up.
Plus, Peaceable Kingdom seems like a really good company, using ecologically sound materials and socially responsible manufacturers.