zrecs_project_corner.jpgWelcome to toyinstructions, a collaborative wiki of deep links to instructions, user manuals, and building guides for toys and children's games. This site also offers links to blog searches, photos, and Yahoo user groups for toy brands, and a moderated list of top fan sites.

toy_blurb.jpgYou can browse current listings by clicking on the letters in the navigation at left. You can also search for a product line or company using the search box. Your search should be for the company name or brand of your product, not for the specific product name (for example, "Geotrax" rather than "Working Town Railway"). If you'd like to help build this directory of links, see our Add To This Site! page.

Advertising and Partnering

Toy manufacturers, sellers, and for-profit websites can advertise on or sponsor this site. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact zrecommends [at] gmail [dot] com.


If you are a toy or game manufacturer and you believe this wiki has posted your copyrighted materials without your permission, and you believe the benefit of this service is outweighed by your copyright concerns, please contact us at zrecommends [at] gmail [dot] com and we will promptly take down your materials. Our goal is to serve your customers and enable them to make the most of your products, so please make sure to state in your email whether you would like us to immediately take down the materials or discuss the situation.

About This Site

  • Toyinstructions is produced by the folks at Z Recommends, a shopping and parenting blog focused on toys and activities for children under 10.
  • This site is only as good a reference as its contributions. At launch, it is a mere shadow of what we hope it will become with user contributions. If you'd like to add a listing to a toy company you don't see here, visit the Add To This Site! page.
  • If you are looking for rules for adult board games and strategy games, you should really check out BoardGameGeek.
  • If Toyinstructions has been useful to you, the best way to thank us is to visit and support our sponsors and advertisers. If you believe Toyinstructions has been useful to your toy company, consider advertising on this site to extend that benefit even further.

Instructions graphic: Created using a photo by Flickr user danhomerick.