[Giveaway] Mastermind Toys Opens Third Ottawa Location


My go-to store for all occasions is Mastermind Toys. I have a $25/child limit when my kiddos are invited to birthday parties. My $25 goes a long way at Mastermind Toys. If you follow me on twitter you may have seen a tweet (or two) my appreciation for how easy gift buying is. The free gift wrap is a bonus that I truly appreciate. Many a gift has been purchased on the way to the party!

The new Barrhaven store features the same bright, warm and colourful atmosphere as our sister stores in Kanata (145 Roland Michener Dr.) and at 1091 St. Laurent Blvd and is stocked to the rafters with our a distinct collection of over 10,000 educational and fun toys, books, games, arts and crafts, puzzles and science kits.

Mastermind Toys has a brand new location opening in the Ottawa Area. The third location will be at 71 Marketplace Avenue in Barrhaven. The Grand Opening is July 10-13, 2014 and promises to be a blast. The people at Mastermind Toys know how to have fun and it shows! The opening celebrations include free loot bags for kids, cupcakes (Saturday only), giveaways and even a great offer for shoppers.

When you visit the Grand Opening make sure to take a peek at my favorite toys that made the list of:

Mastermind Toys Summer Must Haves


SMAK-A-BALL ($22.99, Ages 6+)

It’s Smakable fun for everyone! Catch and smack the large beach ball with your paddle made of pool noodles. Smack the ball back and forth or take your play to the next level with Monkey in the Middle or any of your other favourite catch games.

This one is coming to the cottage! In the lake of on the dock, my kids will have hours of fun with this game!



Using this unique tool, weave mini-barbell beads into one-of-a kind bracelets! Perfect to bring with you on the road or to camp to make and exchange with your friends!

I will be storing this one at the cottage for a rainy day.  The bracelet maker will be a nice surprise for all the cousins when they are trapped indoors.

You can see all of the toys in action on Mastermind Toys YouTube Channel and you can shop online HERE.  Enjoy!


The generous people of Mastermind Toys are giving one of my readers a $50 gift card to spend in store! The giveaway is open to Canada. Help us celebrate the grand opening!


  1. a Zoku slush and shake maker!

  2. Samantha says:

    I would be most interested in buying rainbow loom stuff. My whole family enjoys making bracelets and characters and we are in need of more looms and elastics!

  3. My girls would LOVE the telescope!

  4. Debra R says:

    I think I would like non-battery operated mind games to keep kids mentally active. Makes for fun weekend gatherings, for the adults, too.

  5. Jeannie says:

    I would totally buy the Zoku slush maker!

  6. Lisa Neutel says:

    I would be most interested in buying rainbow loom stuff or LEGO sets

  7. I would love to buy some educational toys to use over the summer while the kids are out of school

  8. Jennifer P. says:

    I would love to buy one of the kites – maybe the Rainbow Dancer Stunt Kite.

  9. Rainbow loom or anything that has to do with crafting.

  10. Susan Hanley says:

    I, too, love the Mastermind Store in my town. I would like to pick up the Lazer Pitch Baseball set. All of my young grandkids are in baseball for the first time this year. This would help with their swing.

  11. Jennifer L. says:

    My son would love some Lego.

  12. Jenness Mills says:

    I would the our generation dolls for my daughter

  13. Buy my kids some lego

  14. Elaine G says:

    The Lacrosse Player set and a kite

  15. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would totally buy the Shark kite!!!!!

  16. I would love some Kapla or tegu blocks for my students.

  17. angela m says:

    I would love the plasma car

  18. Cassey C says:

    I like the Zoku Quick Pop Maker

  19. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d like to get a kite or two. We have great kite flying spots here on the west coast of BC.

  20. The Jr. Mask, Snork & Fins Super Set is great and I also think the Pustefix Multi Bubbler would be lots of fun in the summer.

  21. Christine says:

    Would love to get my son a kite!

  22. wobbles13 says:

    the giant giraffe!

  23. the zoku for us

  24. Monique L.S. says:

    I’ve always wanted a Zoku, and summer is a perfect excuse. I would get the Zoku Original Quick Pop Maker.

  25. My Son loves Lego Duplo!

  26. sarah sar says:

    I would love to get SMAK-A-BALL! That looks like something my boys would love

  27. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    A new loom set for my daughter.

  28. Andria CM says:

    Sweet Links Bracelet Maker

  29. stephen gordon says:

    LOVE the telescope! thanks for the chance cheers. awesome.

  30. Jeff Skidmore says:

    any board games!

  31. Eldon L says:

    The Plantarium Gel Tube Grow Kit looks really interesting

  32. The Aquapod Bottle Rocket Launcher would be so much fun!

  33. Sunshine H says:

    So hard to decide, but likely a Zoku or a Rainbow Loom set.

  34. Florence C says:

    The Telescope would be nice

  35. Lego

  36. Celestron Power Seeker 80EQ for me

  37. The Pond and Butterfly Net and any Lego!

  38. Courtney says:

    We’d get a zoku quick pop maker!

  39. I would like to get some puzzles by Hape – they look like they would keep my little one engaged!

  40. Andrea Amy says:

    We would get a couple dragon kits :)

  41. the generation dolls

  42. I’d love to get a pogo stick for my kids!

  43. I love the Tropical Butterfly Kite Large! So much nicer than anything I had!

  44. I would get the MaxSport Lazer Pitch Baseball.

  45. Love that plasma car!

  46. Crystal Quibell says:


  47. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d like to buy the Zoku Quick Pop Maker.

  48. charityk says:

    monster mask swimming goggles

  49. michelle says:

    Zoku Quick Pop Maker – Green – I have always wanted one of these

  50. Lynn Clayton says:

    Lego for sure or Zuku quick pop maker my son would love this

  51. M james says:

    Scooter for son

  52. amber y says:

    I’d use it to buy the Cloud B Twilight Turtle.

  53. Perhaps the rainbow dancer stunt kite

  54. Deanna Barkley says:

    I would buy a telescope.

  55. kristen visser says:

    AquaPlay Sand and Water Castle 372 Set

  56. Wow, my 2 grandsons, who are getting a new baby sister today (!!!) would continue to feel so special if I could give them this gift!

  57. nikki robak says:

    zoku fast pop maker

  58. definitely LEGO. kids love it

  59. caryn s says:

    I would have to say new kites or the zoku would be awesome for summer!

  60. I like the looks of the kits and my boys would like to use the gift card to buy the lawn dart set.

  61. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    I love Mastermind Toys and it is hard to chose just one as all their toys are great

  62. OMG, the shake maker. Splendid. . Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  63. melanie borhi says:

    Animal friends spring float would be my favorite im trying to win this for my new nephew

  64. Sabrina Tong says:

    I’d put it towards the Zoku or perhaps the telescope :)

  65. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I would love to get the Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker.


  67. LEGO all the way for my 2 sons

  68. Any of these marble games would be great, http://www.mastermindtoys.com/catalog/searchresults.aspx?search=marbles

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  69. Viv Sluys says:

    I would put it towards a Celestron Power Seeker 80EQ

  70. Kidkraft kitchen!

  71. kathy downey says:

    My granddaughter would love the Sweet Links Bracelet Maker

  72. jessica s says:

    would love to purchase some playmobil!

  73. Megan F. says:

    Snap circuits would be great! We all love to play with them in our family!

  74. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    My children would love Geronimo Stilton books for the summer.

  75. eleanor says:

    Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars

  76. michelle tremblett says:

    The Lego for sure :)

  77. krislyn roth says:

    I would buy Zoku slushie cups and recipe book bought the pop maker last year and the kids love it 1

  78. Darlene W says:

    I would like to purchase a kite

  79. the simple things like a Pond and Butterfly Net

  80. The Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits Pro 500 looks really cool. Thank you!

  81. Mine Craft Lego

  82. roger simmons says:

    Slush Maker and Kite

  83. The Zoku Quick Pops Recipe Book and the Zoku Quick Pop Maker so I could make my own pops.

  84. Jennifer Henriksen says:

    Any toys in the 18-24month range!

  85. Terri O'Donnell says:

    I would buy the fishing pole roasting stick and some toys for using in and around the pool

  86. They have cute items. I like the Tropical Butterfly Kite -Large.

  87. Laurie P says:

    We would get an Alphaberry (b.toys)

  88. Tara Gauthier says:

    So many choices, my kids would love Rainbow loom stuff, craft items and kites! although my son really wants is a pogo stick!

  89. A pogo stick is what my kids would love to get from Mastermind

  90. Lauren E. says:

    love the Slackers Flying Saucer Swing with LED Lighted Seat

  91. Kristi Renout says:

    Anything Thomas the train!

  92. Christy Martin says:

    I like the Playmobil Pirate Ship with RC Underwater Motor.



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