Build! A Knight’s Castle would make a fun gift since it’s a book and toy in one. My kids — who have some interest in archaeology, history, the Middle Ages, knights & princesses, and so forth — really liked how they could build their own mini castle — and then attack or defend it. My son compared it to a popular “Defend the Castle” mobile game that he enjoys, but “in real life.”
I appreciate how Build! A Knight’s Castle offers my kids a crash course in archaeology, with interesting facts they hadn’t known before. The book portion had a brief, yet interesting overview of what and why people in the Medieval era lived and fought as they did, and what those activities look like to modern archaeologists when doing a dig. It’s fun while being educational, and my kids are really enjoying it!