Castle Block Set

From the heirloom-quality South German toy brand Gluckskafer, the Castle Block Set is a vertical puzzle produced with wood from the Linden tree. The bright primary colors (drawn from non-toxic, water-based paint) lend each block—and the non-traditional, but still fairytale-like castle as a whole—an even more imaginative presence.

Archiblocks

French designer Laurence Calafat elevates a humble, classic toy with this 16-piece set of architectural blocks. The hand-sanded, untreated lime wood provides a pleasing look, while also offering an enjoyable tactile experience. Available in City (rectangles), Bauhaus (curved, geometric shapes) or Factory (trapezoids), there are innumerable creations to be made.

Mister Green Kendama

LA-based Mister Green lends its distinctive green to their all-wooden kendama, a traditional Japanese skill toy. This entertaining toy comes in the standard size with Mister Green’s logo on the ball and inside each of the three cups.