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Winning Moves Games – Touring and SplashCards {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Did you do anything for Sibling Day a little while back?  I totally missed it, but I love that there is a day we’re celebrating those neat relationships!  Some of my best memories and unifying moments with my siblings are of us playing games into the late night.  We’d sneak into each others rooms and play card games til the sun came up.

logoWinning Moves Games has a fantastic new card game, called Touring, that I’m excited to show you!

IMG_0710Touring is a card game (mini cars not included) where you race with the other players to collect the speed cards you need to reach so many miles and win.  There are cards that can be played on you that will inhibit your speed or keep you from moving at all, like the “Flat Tire” card, or the “Burning Oil” card, and you will need to obtain certain cards to get going again.

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We pulled out this game when my in-laws were in town, and we had a great time!  I think the men were especially keen on the idea of a game that incorporates cars and speed.  I like that this game can be played with 2, 3, or 4 players.  When I first pulled it out, my husband was excited that he already knew this game.  He used to play this all the time as a kid, and he was excited to see it in a updated form.  Apparently, the original Touring game was released in 1906, and this is the same game, but with updated cards and designs.

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The game moves fast enough that it entertains adults, while still allowing you to engage in a conversation (which is MY preference, when it comes to games!).  The cards are thick and slick, and the coordinating pictures make this easy for a younger child to understand and play along.  What a fun game!

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Now here’s a really fun product for the kids: Splash Cards!

bathWe really like these Splashimals, with fronts and rumps of a variety of animals.  Both of my toddlers were able to recognize all the animal parts, and I like that there are printed words above, so that Rocket can practice identifying these words and enjoy making new combinations.  There are 30 cards in all, which make 15 different animals.

IMG_9252Included in the variety of Splash Cards are these two sets of playing cards–one with the traditional four suits, and another with colored sea animals.  Wouldn’t these be fun at a pool party?  Our favorite set is the one below, “Splash Pals”.  As you can see, there are tops, middles, and bottoms, of all sorts of people.  You can make it as simple as putting up your own creation, or you can follow a set of rules to a game where you use the numbers in the corners to create the highest scoring combination.  Super cute, right?!

IMG_9253Wouldn’t these be fun additions to your game closet or bath time routine?  As you can see, they are waterproof, lightweight, and washable.

Enter below to win either the Touring Card Game AND a few sets of SplashCards!

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Puzzles from Winning Moves Games {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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We have a Christmas tradition at my house called a “Chocolate Puzzle Party” where we eat chocolate and bust out a certain nativity puzzle.  We usually pull it out a few nights before Christmas, but it must be finished in order for Christmas to come.  Some years we’re putting the last few pieces together on Christmas Eve in a rush to get it done in time!

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Because of our tradition, Christmas and puzzles just go together with fond memories in my mind, so welcoming this Hobby Hill puzzle into our collection of holiday traditions seemed only perfectly right!logo

Winning Moves has an impressive collection of games for all ages, and many of them have been featured here on Dandy.  Their puzzles are just as wonderful, and this Holly Hill Pastime Puzzle makes such a wonderful gift!

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I’m impressed with every part of this product.  The box is sturdy and glossy, and the pieces are crisply cut and vibrant in color.  This picture is so fun!  There is so much to look at in all its festive wonder!  We’ve been doing a lot of puzzles around here lately, but they are mostly for 3-yr-olds and I don’t get to help much.  I was really in the mood to do a puzzle on my own and enjoy the calm pleasure of piecing it together myself, so I selfishly cleared the kitchen counter and put this together a piece at a time throughout the day.  I’m kind of embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed it!  I’ll share the experience next time, but I really loved being the first one to put it together on my own.

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What makes this more than a standard puzzle are the 30 whimsical pieces that can be found throughout the puzzle!  In putting this together, I feel like I am constantly coming across the most wonderful Christmas shapes.
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The details on every home, window, and wreath are beautiful!  The original painting must be huge, because a LOT of details went into this number.
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Wouldn’t this make the perfect Christmas gift for your children, a friend, a teacher, or even a grandparent?  Puzzles are so classic and ageless!
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One lucky winner will receive this Holly Hill puzzle, and just in time to enjoy it during the Christmas season!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Dec 4th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Clue® Classic Edition from Winning Moves Games {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Have you ever gotten together with family or friends for a week-long vacation, and one game seems to take over?  There always seems to be a “game of the hour” that ends up being all anyone wants to play, night after night.  One Christmas, it was “Scum”.  Another year, it was “Qwirkle”.  When we’re with my husband’s family, its almost always “Mexican Train”.  In OUR household, the game that we’ve been pulling out again and again has been Clue Classic Edition from Winning Moves Games!

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We have played this probably two dozen times in the last month!

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I remember liking Clue as a kid, but playing this as an adult with my honey has been much more fun than I remember!  There is just enough strategy involved to make it enjoyably challenging while keeping you interested.  Somehow this game is still appealing a dozen rounds later in a single night.

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Every game piece and card is top-notch.  The weapons are slick, shiny, detailed, and they have a substantial weight to them.  The cards are thick and glossy with detailed illustrations and there seems to be well over enough detective note cards to keep us stocked for quite awhile.  They also don’t look like difficult papers to recreate or find refills if we need to down the road.

IMG_8401This game is intended for ages 8 and up (but clearly, even 20-somethings are enthralled), with three to six players.  The box includes the gameboard, 6 suspect tokens, 6 weapons, deck of suspect, weapon and room cards, confidential case file, detective notebook pad, die and rules.

IMG_8403Winning Moves Games carries SO many fun board games and puzzles!!  Get ready for a puzzle giveaway next week, and check out all the wonderful stocking stuffer ideas!  Get ready for the holiday season of sitting around a bag of candy and playing board games all night!  I know that’s what we’ll be doing!

Enter below to win your own Clue® Classic Edition!

 

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Winning Moves Games {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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The weather is getting colder, and isn’t it grand?  We’re certainly jazzed about all the upcoming Fall festivities (aka, hay rides, apple picking, and the oddly phrased Boston tradition called ‘leaf peeping’).  Once we cross off all the items on our autumn bucket list, I’ll be more than happy to take it easy for a few months and enjoy the comfort of my cozy home!  When baby its cold outside, I am perfectly happy to stay indoors for up to a week at a time!  One of my favorite parts about winter hibernation is all the games we pull out during the day!
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Winning Moves Games (who also brought you our Sorry! game giveaway a few weeks ago) sent me two new ones to try, they are new family favorites!
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The first game is called 5ive Straight, and really, the rules are as simple as: draw a card, put one of your pegs on that number or higher, and try to get five in a row, but it is not as simple as it sounds!  Especially when you have a team of players.  I chose this game because you can play with 2-9 people.  That is so rare!  It makes this game great for date night as well as family night.
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My husband and I have pulled it out several nights in a row to play a quick game before bed (just like we did with “Sorry!”), and this one is just as fun!  There is certainly some strategy involved, and you really have to start playing to figure it out.
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While I’m sure this isn’t recommended for children under 3 because of the small chokable pieces, but the kids really liked playing with this one!  With a hundred colored pieces and a board covered with numbers, you can use your imagination and come up with all sorts of counting games, color games, and creative play.  My toddler will sit with this game for quite a while, putting all the colored pieces in specific numbered spots.
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We also busted out this Swan puzzle!  My mom is visiting us this week, and I can’t wait to bust this out tonight while we visit all night.  These whimsical pieces are so fun!!  There are THIRTY of them so you feel like you’re constantly coming across the most bizarre cut-outs and recognizable shapes.
IMG_6677Go check out all the new and old favorites from Winning Moves Games!

One winner will get to choose whether they’d like their own 5ive Straight game or Swan boats puzzle!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Sep 14th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Winning Moves Games {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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SORRY!!  I have so many memories of playing this classic game with my brothers when we were little!  I realize now that we didn’t know the rules well, and weren’t actually playing the game right at all, but we still loved it!  There is just something about drawing that “Sorry” card, knocking your opponent over, and sending them straight back to Home that makes it so rewarding! 🙂

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We recently got the new Classic Sorry from Winning Moves, and my husband and I have pulled it out almost every night!  Does that make us huge nerds?  We play one quick game before heading off to bed, and what makes this the perfect evening game is that you can hold a conversation while playing, and still enjoy the card-drawing strategic fun of a lighthearted game.

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It may look simple, but we’ve discovered that there are indeed strategies to this game, and that it can turn around into the other player’s favor in a matter of a few turns.  Within the rules are additional rules for “Point Sorry” for Adult Play, which isn’t anything sketchy, I promise!  Its just another way of adding in some tricks and rules to make it even more interesting.

IMG_5855After several weeks of at least one nightly game, we think this game is top-notch.  The cards are crisp, thick, and glossy, the board has a nice finish, and the the tokens are pretty indestructible.  I really enjoy not having a ton of pieces to set up or piles of cards to arrange.  I love the simplicity of it all.  Man, I love Sorry.

IMG_5856And just so you know, I’ve been losing 9 times out of 10, and I still love playing it every night!

Winning Moves Games carries SO MANY fun classics such as Yahtzee and Monopoly…

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…in addition to some new games that I would love to try out and learn the rules alongside my kids.

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Check out their beautiful Pastime Puzzles and NEW 2013 games!

Word has it there will be another upcoming review and giveaway for some more Winning Moves Games, so stay tuned for another one coming your way!

In the meantime, enter the rafflecopter below to win your own CLASSIC SORRY!!  Sold for $20.95.  Game night!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of August 10th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

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