Monday, October 10, 2016

Christmas Giveaway - November 10, 2016 - Jump Ship! CardVentures Game

When my children were young they enjoyed reading the, "choose-your-own-ending" type books. They were fun because not only did they get to read a fun story, but depending on the choices they made as they read it, each time they read the book, the story could be entirely different.

This, "choose-your-own-ending" idea is the basis for a new set of card games from GameWright, which I was invited to review!

Cardventures - Jump Ship! Card Game
Cardventures - Stowaway 52 Card Game
Made by - GameWright 
Ages - 8+

Favorite Features -
  • Encourages reading, imagination, playing together and fun!
  • Colorful cards/illustrations add to the fun
  • Two fun stories - with both stories you need to choose wisely to make it to the end!
  • Options to play by yourself or with others.
GameWright says; "As the captain of the Black Bounty, it's up to you to chart your own course through this pirate Cardventure! Should you defend your boat from enemy pirates, or do you go and plunder another ship? Do you duel your fearsome nemesis Captain Peg, or do you jump into the squid-infested waters? Choose wisely -- your fate depends on the choices you make! Whether you play solo or with a friend the goal is the same: Grab the most gold! Or, you've snuck aboard an alien ship which is about to attack Earth and it's up to you to stop it! Set a course for sabotage with this unique "Cardventure" – an interactive story which puts you at the controls. Do you reprogram the flight computer, or do you destroy the engine room? Do you grab the key card, or head for the escape pods? Choose wisely – your fate depends on the path you pick! Whether you play solo or with a friend, the goal is the same: find the path using the entire deck and save the Earth!"

My grandson Josiah played Cardventures - Stowaway 52 and loved it! He loved how he could choose which card to pick, read where they story progressed and then make his next choice to see how the story was going to end! He played several times by himself and a couple times with me - both ways to play (by yourself and with others) are fun! Along with being fun, I like how the game encourages children to read - by taking the "choose-your-own-ending" style of storytelling and putting each part of the "story" on a card, it turns a "book" into a "game" - and is a wonderful idea!

I'm very happy to say, not only did GameWright send me Cardventures - Stowaway 52 to review, but they also sent me Cardventures - Jump Ship! to give away on November 10, 2016 (USA only)! So, if you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to win Cardventures - Jump Ship!, please comment below to let me know a topic/setting which you think would make a fun "choose-your-own-ending" game . . . I think my grandsons would enjoy a game where they were able to search for buried treasure and had to climb mountains, trek through swamps, avoid gators and other treasure hunters!

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 Cardventures - Jump Ship! and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

23 comments:

  1. These look like fun! My son would love a game that took him through space! He loves the planets. I follow on Google+, FB, email and have shared this post. Thanks so much!

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    This would be very fun. I think a TIME TRAVELERS adventure would be exciting.

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  3. This looks like a lot of fun. My children love creative adventure games. And I love games that bring our family together and give my children the opportunity to practice their reading skills. I think my children would enjoy a game set on a deserted island where they have to follow clues to find their way through the island's forest, lagoon, and grass

    lands.

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  6. A game that took them hiking through the mountains!

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  7. I'm crossing my fingers. My daughter struggles with her reading. she's 12. She loves to play games and I think something like this could keep her interest more than a book. I already liked, shared, tweeted, follow FB Google+ and email. count me in.

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  8. I think my sons would like a treasure island themed one.
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  14. Maybe a Forrest would be a fun place for a journey.

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