Saturday, September 26, 2015

Games! Games! Games! And a Giveaway Too

Peanuts Surprise Slides, Marvel Dominoes and Mix Up! Fix Up!

I enjoy playing board games with my grandson, especially games by Wonder Forge featuring popular characters. And I always appreciate receiving a surprise package of games to check out and review from Wonder Forge.    Today, Wonder Forge is also sponsoring a giveaway of the Peanuts Surprise Slides Game.  Details of the giveaway are at the end of the post.
Here is my review of the three games I received:

Peanuts Surprise Slides Game
This game can drive you crazy (but isn’t that part of the fun?) because it keeps changing.  The board has four areas – one for each season that provide shortcut possibilities for each player.  But… it is a big but…if when you spin, you land on a particular figure you can mix up the season blocks and change where the shortcut paths are.  Therefore there are always new opportunities to move ahead and also new chances to have them disappear.  This type of game is great for kids – and adults – who like that kind of fast paced change – now you have it, now you don’t.  The “paths” are called “slides”, hence the name of the game.  This game gave my six year old grandson the giggles.  The box says ages 3+ but I think it is a little too sophisticated for a three year old and would save it for the 5+ group.   

Personally, I love the Peanuts theme.  It is unisex (Yeah!!), features colorful, playful seasonal graphics (Yeah!) and most of all there are NO weapons (Double yeah!!!).  Just pure fun.  Enjoy.

Marvel Dominoes Games
This simple classic dominoes game can be enjoyed by 3 year olds as well as 8 year olds.  It is easy to play – you just need to match the pictures of the cards on the board with one in your hand.  Younger kids can easily participate and older kids will enjoy matching up their favorite characters. 

This is an excellent game for kids of different ages to play together. Great for travel.  Small and compact, we keep ours at Grandma’s house and take it out to play together on sleepover nights.

Mix Up! Fix Up! Featuring Doc McStuffins

This board game has some unique playing pieces and will definitely be enjoyed by Doc McStuffins fans.  Basically the oldest player is the first patient and the other players are doctors (Sounds right when grandma is playing). The patient chooses an X-ray card and puts it in the X-ray reader sleeve.  The other players then try to diagnose the patient.  There is the diagnostic board, diagnostic tiles , spinner and of course, bandages.  

I don’t think most three year olds will be able to handle this game independently, but perhaps the dedicated Doc McStuffins fans among them will do just fine.  This looks like a good game to play in teams with an adult and small child teaming up.  This game will develop deduction skills (important when serious school begins) while enjoying being the Doc.

Giveaway Details
It is easy to enter and there are two ways. Both ways count as an entry so you get two entries if you do both.  I need to be able to contact you if you win. If you enter -  email me with your email address at  I will not use your email address for anything except to notify you if you win.  Grandmother’s Honor.

Two ways to win:

1.      Leave a comment here on the blog 

You can have two entries by doing both.  Deadline to enter: October 11, 2015 at midnight. The winner will be selected using

 This item can be sent to US addresses only.

Full Disclosure:  This review is completely my own opinion and I was not reimbursed for it.  I did receive review samples. 

More good news:  Right now before the holiday rush, these are all available at discount prices at Amazon:


Kelli Davidson said...

The Peanuts game and the Marvel Dominoes look great! WE have found that board games are an excellent way to connect with our grandson who learned to use his iPad at 18 months and will be a part of the all-electronic-all-the-time generation. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lauren said...

I think my kids would like this game!

Kammie said...

Oh my, what a great game to add to family fun night!

I am so sorry about my posting name, I don't blog at all, so the posting options are very limited for me. I find google to be far too invasive to give my actual contact info to, & i don't use email, so this is my terrible google account name. I'm sorry. So sorry.

TemporaryWaffle said...

I liked your Facebook page (Amanda Tu) What a fun giveaway!

katie klein said...

This looks like a fabulous game that my two boys would love to play!

Nancy Loring said...

I like that the sliders game can change at anytime while playing. My kids would enjoy this and so wouldn't I.

Melissa B. said...

My kids have always enjoyed games. This looks like a lot of fun.

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

These all look so fun. My two oldest grandsons would love the sliders game; they've had enough of Chutes & Ladders, I think, and this one looks similar enough that the 4 year old would get it. Yay! Choose me! :-D

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jodi Faye said...

I love playing games with my kiddos!

Ashley Alderink said...

My kids love playing games. We have game nights on the weekend to spend time together as a whole family

Kelynnma said...

This looks like so much fun, my nieces would love it!
I also liked your fb page :)


Unknown said...

I think playing games are fun family moments. But I must admit most of the games we play are on the Xbox 360 and I'm trying to change that!

Unknown said...

What a great collection of games. These would be great for us because we are really getting into playing games with our little one. Great way to teach her patience in waiting her turn.

Unknown said...

I have 3 boys and this is right up their alley! I'd definitely save this for Christmas!

I 'like' you on Facebook under Kate Newton.

Also e-mailed you. Thanks so much for the opportunity!