Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Christmas Give-Away - Dodge Dice

When I was a child my parents always gave me books for Christmas and my birthday and I also received games. I remember the year I received Go For Broke and my sister received Careers . . . we played with those over and over again! Games make wonderful gifts, so I'm very happy to share with you a few fun games which you could give to the children - or adults on your gift list . . . and announce a fun give-away as well!

Dodge Dice
Manufacturer - Gamewright
Ages - 8+
2-6 players
Playing time - 15 minutes

Favorite Features -

  • Fun game which helps children learn about the principles of probability and risk
  • Reinforces Probability, Math and Visual Discrimination
  • Fun and challenging game for the family to enjoy together!
Gamewright says; "In this fast-moving dice game, there's one simple goal - dodge the penalty points. Roll the dice and try not to have them match the color of the penalty die. Use your skip chips to pass a turn, but spend them wisely or else you might get hit with big points! End the game with the lowest score and escape with a win!" 

Dodge Dice is a game your entire family can play and enjoy together! Easy to set up and a game which does not take hours to play; Dodge Dice will give families the opportunity to play - and learn - together while having fun! I personally love games you play with die, so Dodge Dice caught my attention when I saw the new games from Gamewright. I'm very happy they sent it for review - and are making one available for me to give away!

Manufacturer - Gamewright
Ages - 8+
2-4 players
Playing time - 15 minutes

Favorite Features -
  • Fun game which encourages strategy and thinking . . . not a game you rush through, but one which will definitely be fun!
  • A game which children could actually play by themselves, so if your family has quiet times with no on-line games for your children, this could be a fun option!
Gamewright says; "Pull apart the pyramid! In this simple yet elegant strategy game, take turns removing one cube at a time from the pyramid stack. As cubes come out, others will slide down towards the base. Plan your moves carefully as the bottom-most cubes are worth big points at the end. And watch out for cobras that may drop in and take a bite out of your score!"

I personally love strategy games, so Pyramix is a game for those of us who are just young at heart! Strategy games are great for children as they help them develop skills they will use throughout their lives and they are great for people like me with MS as they help keep our brains functioning the way they should, so definitely take a look at Pyramix as you work out your gift list for this Christmas!

Manufacturere - Gamewright
Ages 8+
2-6 players
Playing time - 15 minutes

Favorite Features -
  • Simple card game filled with fun!
  • Encourages deductive skills, math and visual discrimination
  • Fun for the family!
Gamewright says; "Avast, me hearties! Yer band o' buccaneers just hauled in a bounty o' booty and now it be time to divvy up! Spill out the gold and then play cards to claim valuable coins or give the dregs to yer no good opponents. Grab yer fair share, but don't get too greedy pirate, or else ye may end up taking quarters in Davy Jones's Locker! We're not sure if Scallywags was created on International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th, for those unaware) but it certainly is the perfect game to play during it! With the variety of familiar pirate sayings on the cards, you'll be yammerin' like a professional hornswaggler before you know it! Beyond the fun phrases, you'll also bone up on some key pirate skills like sneaking, bluffing, and swapping. You'll even learn some elementary strategy while you're at it as well!"

My grandsons are not yet eight (just six and three), but they played this with their dad and Josiah loved it . . . he beat his dad! If you have little "pirates" in your family, this is a game they are going to love! I love all the fun, "pirate talk" . . . this game will have your family laughing and enjoying their time together while children learn at the same time!

I'm very happy to say not only did Gamewright send me these games in exchange for me writing my own opinion of the games, but they are also making an additional copy of Dodge Dice available for me to give away (USA only)!  If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Dodge Dice, which will be on November 10, 2014, please comment below to let me know your favorite game - I currently love scrabble which I play on-line with my mom and my sister who lives in Wisconsin and play with my hubby - since we play it on-line we can play games each day! I also enjoy Shanghai on-line and Sorry, Life and Careers have been my favorite board games! 

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Dodge Dice and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

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    1. Definitely fun! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  2. I love playing Candy Land with my daughter
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    1. Fun game - great first game! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  3. I love any kind of word game. I follow on facebook and email.

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    1. They are one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  4. I think right now our favorite game is Farckle....liked, shared & follow facebook,google+ and email.

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    1. Much too addictive for me!!!! Lots of fun, tho!!! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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    1. We have a Phineas and Ferb Monopoly, Dog Monopoly and Looney Tunes Monopoly! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  13. Liked,shared, follow FB,email,Google+,clicked the link...we love to play Farkle, the Smithsonian Game, Skipbo...this will be fun for anyone who wins.



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