Showing posts with label board games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label board games. Show all posts

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sewing a Zipper Pouch

zipper pouch sewing DIY
This zipper pouch we sewn using our Brother sewing machine. It is a convenient way to store our game pieces in one easy to access place. Follow these steps and make your own zippered pouch to store anything you want. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fun Board Games to Encourage Learning

how to build a game cart
I believe playing board games with our children is a fun way for us to get involved in teaching lifelong skills such as problem solving, team playing, communication skills, and help in the development of cognitive thinking. It is so much easier to shop for these toys for children in all ages right from the comfort of our home through Amazon.ca.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Win This Awesome Squashed Game And Squash Your Opponents

Squash your opponents right out of the game with this 3D game that adds a whole new dimension to board games. It is lots of fun trying to squash the pawns of your opponent and making a choice to loose some of your own pawns during this process. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Win a World Series Yahtzee Hasbro Game Before The Canada Day Weekend

This World Series Yahtzee game is a new way to play the classic dice-rolling challenge of Yahtzee. We enjoyed playing this fast paced game, as all the players can roll at the same time without waiting for one another. We have to roll out the right combinations faster than the other players to win. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Family Time with Memorable Board Games & Win your own

I think sometimes we spend a little too much time as a family watching movies and shows especially on Netflix :) than playing a friendly interactive game.  Sometimes with hectic schedules we forget to spend quality time playing with each other.
The upcoming family day weekend reminds me that we need to make it a routine to sit around our family room and play interactive board games. This will allow us to reconnect, reenergize relationships and create memories.  Hasbro has a broad collection of over 60 timeless games that the whole family can enjoy.

JENGA Boom Game is similar to the classic JENGA game and is aimed for everyone over the age of 6 years.  We need to delicately pull the blocks out of the stack without knocking it down. With this JENGA Boom, we have to move fast because the detonator is pulled before we take our turn, and this is like a timer.  In order to win we have to get our block out before the time runs out and the stack "explodes."  This game includes 36 JENGA hardwood blocks, toy detonator, stacking sleeve and instructions and can be played alone or with more players.  
 

Some people might be offended by the violent aspect of the game i.e. it being called a "detonator" etc., if we keep aside this "opinion" then it is a fun game for the family to play and try to remove the block before it all comes down.  My children enjoyed laughing when the blocks came down before we got a chance to carefully remove the block.  We will be practicing this more during the long weekend :)

The CLUE The Classic Mystery Game is for everyone over 8 years and is played with 2 to 6 players.  This game includes Mansion Game board, 1 Yellow Murder Envelope, 1 Detective Notepad, 6 Character tokens, 21 Black CLUEDO cards, 13 Red Bonus cards, 6 Weapon tokens, 2 Dice and Game Guide.
We have to be detectives and crack the case of who killed the millionaire Samuel Black by questioning everything to unravel the mystery and finding clues; Who did it? Where? etc. The person who solves the murder first wins.  This is a fun twist on the classic mystery game and features new characters and a two-player version.  I haven't played the classic before so this game is new to me.

The ZYNGA Draw Something Game is for everyone over 8 years.  There is no need to be an artist to win this fun-filled Draw Something game.  While one player draws, everyone else shouts out their guesses at what they're drawing.  Whoever guesses the word earns coins along with the drawer, and the harder the word, the more coins you earn.  To win, the person has to have 15 coins.  We really enjoyed this game and I think it does test our artistic skills :) and imagination so people can guess correctly.  This game includes 4 draw stations, 180 cards, 4 crayons, 4 pads of paper, 4 coin tracker clips and game guide.  My children enjoy playing this game on the iPad so it was nice to have something physical to play with instead.
I remember spending lots of time playing board games with my brothers and friends when I was little.   Sometimes I feel my children are missing making these memories because of all the technology that surrounds us.  Hope we will all get to play some fun board games and reconnect with our families during this weekend and then make it more of a regular routine to create lasting memories.
Giveaway:
To help you get started and have your own family time playing board games, enter this giveaway below through the rafflecopter below and win the ZYNG Draw Something Game.  This giveaway is open to everyone in Canada and ends on March 15th. 
Update: The winner is Sam
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Start a tradition with games

1/4 cup popcorn
1 tbsp maple syrup

Put the popcorn in a brown paper bag, fold the top of the bag, about 2" on the top. Microwave it for 2 minutes. Put the popcorn in a bowl and toss with maple syrup. Be careful popcorn maybe hot. This would be a lovely homemade snack to have with children... when you are having a family fun night or day :)

Hasbro has a variety of games for our preschoolers i.e. Memory game, Candy land, Chutes and Ladders, Hungry hungry hippos. All these games encourage taking turns, sharing, following rules; which are all important skills for preschoolers and young children to learn so they can be ready for school.

The Memory game is a matching puzzle game with 72 vibrant picture cards. Candy land is another fun game for children over 3 years. It has coloured cards and fun pictures that the children will love. The players have to go through fun destinations like mountains full of chocolate and get to the castle first to win this game.

Chutes and ladder is similar to the traditional snakes and ladders; instead of the dice there is a spin wheel with 6 numbers. It is easier for young children to look and start counting and learn their numbers up to 100. It too has lovely illustrations on the board.

Hungry hungry hippos is a toy game for children over 4 years of age or older because it has small marble sized balls. A maximum of 4 players get to press and collect has many marbles they can with their hippo. Children will have lots of fun pressing and collecting the marble with their colourful hippos.

Take the time to have fun with these Hasbro board games as a family and create lasting memories.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Perplexus



Perplexus is toy/game for adults and children over the age of 6 years. This is a fabulous entertainer that doesn't require batteries.

All you have to do is flip, twist and spin to move the steel ball along the numbered path. If it falls off the tracks, just start over at one of the starting points and have fun.


I wish the numbers were visibly printed on the tracks, so it is easier to follow the ball on the track. It would have been cooler if it glowed in the dark.

If you become a professional on this Original perplexus, you can enjoy it by racing with your friends or against time. You would also want to try the perplexus rookie and epic.
One thing is for sure; you won't be able to put it down, as it will leave you perplexed.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hasbro family game night

Hasbro games bring families together, entertain and make memories. They bring the old favourites and classics in new style :) I love the classics like Scrabble that teaches vocabulary, Monopoly that teaches about money, and Cranium brain breaks has lots of mini games. Hasbro has lots of family games, which are affordable, lasts long allowing us to start our collection at home, and handy to take on trips.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Flippity find board game at Kimmyshop

Kimmyshop is a good destination to find all the favourite hard to find character merchandise from games, arts and crafts to bagpacks and lunch boxes. Their products are shipped all over the world. All the products in the site are separated by catergories, age, characters and brands. This makes it easy to find products for children, especially if you are looking to buy gifts.
This simple memory and matching game is targeted for preschoolers. It teaches children to work within a given time, to take turns and helps with their fine motor skills. In this game, children learn to quickly recognize the matching pictures and find as many of their favourite disney character tiles, before the sand timer ends or until they find Mickey mouse. The game continues until all the tiles are flipped.
This Hasbro flippty find is a fabulous hands on game where the whole family can enjoy as it could be played with 1 to 4 players from age 3+.

January 27th is Family Literacy Day to raise national awareness in reading and engaging in Literacy related activities as a family. Teaching our children literacy and numeracy with games are always a fun way to teach in which they will learn faster and remember.

I got a chance to review this Hasbro flippity board game from their site. All rights reserved on opinion, photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2012. Please Ask First