Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set {Giveaway}

My boys are really into Angry Birds lately. They love the phone app but they also enjoy playing with the playsets. I shared about the small set we got back in October (find the review here) and this month Hasbro sent us the ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS PIG ROCK RACEWAY Set.

This set is so much fun! Lucas was home sick from school today and, once I set it up for him, spent over an hour playing with the set (which is great for him considering he doesn’t have much of an attention span).

Two of the birds are in little cars and, with the push of a button, race each other along this long race track. There are extra obstacles you can add to the excitement but for my four year old the basic racing was enough to keep him occupied.

It was so cute listening to Lucas say, “you win! yay!” over and over again when one of the cars would get to the end of the track.

Another way to play with the characters from this set is to use the phone app and teleport your angry bird into the game. The boys think it’s so cool that they can do this.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win an Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set

HOW TO ENTER:

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Giveaway ends December 30, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 or older and a US resident to enter.

(Disclosure: As stated above, I received a game for review.)

Elefun Snackin’ Safari Game {Review & Giveaway}

In Elefun Snackin’ Safari, Elefun sniffs out snacks with his bouncing trunk! Preschoolers will race around the room with their Elefun friends as they try to find the silliest snacks. Whoever snacks the most wins. For an additional way to play, search for Elefun’s favorite snack – the Golden Tutti Fruitti Cake. Be the first to sniff it out and instantly win the game. Elefun Snackin’ Safari from Elefun and friends.

I played this game with Jacob, my 4 year old. At first he had a hard time figuring out how the elephant trunk attached to the card with the suction cup and how to get the card off once it was on. After a couple tries he had it figured out and it was easy for him to play.

I liked that there were different ways we could play this one game. At first we looked for the color cards that matched our handle. Next, we played the game where whoever found the cake card first won. After mommy won 3 times, Jake finally won and was so excited. We didn’t play it as a matching game but there is also that option as well.

Overall, I thought it was a cute game and liked that there weren’t many instructions for my preschool aged children to follow. The game is for 1 to 2 players which works for me because I have two children but may not be ideal for families with more kids who all want to play a game together. Elefun Snackin’ Safari comes out in Fall 2012 at mass merchandise retailers nationwide and will retail for $14.99.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win an Elefun Snackin’ Safari game

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Giveaway ends August 12, 2012. US only.

(Disclosure: I received a copy of this game to review but all thoughts are my own.)

Dinosaur Train All Aboard! Game Review

A couple of months ago our family discovered the PBS show, Dinosaur Train, and Jacob loves it. We recently reviewed the Dinosaur Train All Aboard! game and just the box alone got Jacob excited.

What the company says: In the Dinosaur Train All Aboard! game, a game that is fun for the entire family, players choose a character – Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, Cory, Tank or Mr. Conductor – and try to move the fastest along the tracks.  Players travel through the three dinosaur eras: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.  Special Stopwatch spaces advance players closer to the nest, while Dinosaur Crossing spaces send them back.  The first player to reach the nest area in the center of the board wins. For 2 to 6 players ages 4+; SRP $12.00.


What our family thinks: Jacob and I have “played” this game many times since we received it for review. I use the term “play” loosely because Jacob, at the age of two and a half, does not yet understand the rules of the game. He enjoys playing with the little dinosaur pieces and lining them up. He also likes to spin the arrow on the spinner. I take my turns and count aloud how many spots I move the dinosaur and Jacob counts a little, too. The game says for ages four and up but I think that a three year would be able to play correctly and children as young as two would enjoy it (though there are small pieces so they need to be supervised).


More about the TV show: DINOSAUR TRAIN embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. This top-rated, award-winning series, which airs on PBS KIDS®, encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. The stars of DINOSAUR TRAIN are Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family who board the DINOSAUR TRAIN to embark on adventures to prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans. In season one of the series children were introduced to over 40 types of dinosaurs, providing an excellent opportunity to learn and now to collect their favorite dinosaurs. An all-new season of the hit TV series is currently in production with new episodes slated to premiere on PBS KIDS ® in fall 2011.

(Disclosure: I received the Dinosaur Train All Aboard! Game from the company to review. All opinions are my own.)