Winning Moves Game Pack


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When the snow starts to fall many families are stuck inside and times to break out the board games. Whether you’re a highly competitive family or you’re a family that just enjoys kicking back and playing a game of cards, Winning Moves has the game for you. Winning Moves carries both new and old favorites board games and card games. Many of which you may remember playing as a kid. Continue reading “Winning Moves Game Pack”

Winning Moves Easter Event Giveaway

Oh no! It’s raining and while April Showers may bring May Flowers it’s no fun for the family. So when contemplating what to include in your kids Easter Baskets think about Winning-Moves. Their games will bring back fond memories from when you were a kid and even help you make new memories with new games.

Connect 4 Twist & Turn, for ages 6 and up, is just like the traditional Connect 4 game, with a twist! Each layer of the tower twists, strategize to see if you can “Drop, Twist and Win!”

Fish, Fish, Squish! is for ages 5 and up. This game allows you to mold your own school of dough-fish and get ready to “squish” your opponents’ fish. Every three-in-a-row with the cards earns you a squish. But you’ll want to stay on your fins! Everyone else is trying to squish your fish too.

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Comic Con in a Box Nerd Block Giveaway

The Five Fish, Gift guide, The Five Fish gift guideDo you have a super geek in your house that is always on the hunt for great toys, apparel, and epic collectables? My house consisting of my two boys and my husband, who has man-child moments of astounding nerd proportions, are always nerdy. However my daughter and I are not exempt as we are huge Who heads. So when on the hunt for a great gift for your geek, why not consider a monthly subscription to Nerd Block.

Nerd Block is filled with toys and collectables from favorite brands like Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel – it’s literally like Comic Con in a box! Each box is generously filled with a variety of items from each genre varying from video games to movie fanatics to comic collectors.

Nerd Block, #nerdblockThe boxes are not limited to a singular box since each nerd has their own genre you can choose from the classic Nerd Block, Arcade Block, and the Horror Block. But the fun doesn’t stop there…for your littlest nerds ages 6-11 they can revel in the Nerd Block Jr for boys and for girls. Prices range anywhere from $13.99 to $19.99 with a total combined value of up to $60.

We received a classic Nerd Block and two Jr. Blocks; because when you have twins you cannot have one without the other.

Our Classic Block was chock full of awesomely cool nerd stuff including DC Comics, Star Wars, Ironman and much, much more. My resident nerds were super stoked at this haul. Nerd Block Jr, Nerd block ages 6-11

Our Jr Blocks were just as fun with his and her gear. Both had a fun Penguins of Madagascar Nerd Block exclusive, puzzle erasers, My Little Pony and Ironman again! My girl Jr Block has an adorable collectable plush named “Boo” that my daughter was swooning over.

Are you as excited as my household geeks were? AWESOME! Well then you have the opportunity to win TWO blocks of your choosing, that’s valued at almost $100 with all the contents. Here are your details below to win two Nerd Blocks of your choice.

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Maukilo HABA Hit the Throttle

While on the prowl for new gift ideas, gifts that are sustainable, eco-friendly, educational and not the same old plastic mold from big name brands that offer nothing more than a cheap toy, I was approached by the folks at HABA USA.

Here is what I love about HABA USA and the Maukilo team and what they stand for:

In 2000, a German woman named Alexandra was living in California. Alex was searching for quality gifts and presents to send back to Germany to a friend who recently had a baby, but was disappointed in the collection available in the USA. While Alex researched for European toys online she discovered that virtually none of the European brands that she grew up with as a child were available. Thus the introduction of 

Currently, Maukilo is owned and operated by one of Maukilo’s largest suppliers, the German based HABA(R) company. The HABA USA office is located in quaint and picturesque Skaneateles Falls, New York and has now become the home of 

The Maukilo team (many mothers themselves) searches the world over to find incredible products inspired by European quality and innovation. We understand the importance of play and how essential it is to a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development. Our passion is finding products that are both fun and educational for children of all ages. 

We are committed to providing high quality toys that can be handed down from child to child, friend to friend, a toy that can be played with forever. All of the products carried on the Maukilo store meet or exceed the standards set forth by the U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and with our partners we are committed to ensure responsible working conditions (, 2011). 

Choosing a toy or toys that your children can enjoy is really a daunting task with their site, so many toys that of course will last. So I chose a learning game/toy that all of my children could enjoy together because family time and learning is so important to us as a family.

We chose the Hit the Throttle board game. Board games are always so full of competition with the kids that I dread getting any games for them to play like that because fights ensue, then comes time out, crying, the whole dramatic event that could be thwarted by not partaking in a board game. But Hit the Throttle is so different in that the kids race one another to the finish line but no one really knows which car they are racing, which takes the challenge to an all new level of fun. I know my kids had a ball and yours will too this holiday season and for future days to come since Hit the Throttle is made with a sturdy cardboard race track and wooden race cars. No need to worry about leeching plastics and throw away toys, this one is a keeper.

Don’t take my word for it, if you are eco-conscious and you are looking for toys and gifts that will last more than just into the next holiday season, the Maukilo team and HABA USA are are great option. In addition to the toys lasting a lifetime they are even easy on your budget with prices from under $25, under $50 and under $75, and toys for all ages.

Engaging Gifts for Kids VTech Cyber Pocket

Are you on the fence about what kind of game console or portable game console to get your kids? Well I hope this post will assist you in your last minute purchases.

Our family recently received a VTech Cyber Pocket to review with the Zayzoo: An Earth Adventure smart-tridge for endless play. As a parent I worry about too much stimulation with video games, computers, etc. Although we are more of a technological society, I firmly believe children learn from good old fashioned hands on learning and computers enhance the learning.

So before I released the game on Big G to take a stab at, I went ahead and frustrated the poor boy by playing with the game. I thought it was fun and requires a lot of patience, brain power, critical thinking skills. Now we all know I am a skeptic so I compared the VTech Cyber Pocket to the Nintendo DS that Grant has and really these is no comparison. The DS is your typical personal, portable game console and the good majority of the games are and padon me for saying so, mind numbing entertainment. You have to look for the educational games where again the majority are entertainment, not educational. The VTech Cyber Pocket is entertainment for your brain by all means with math, reading, spelling, and as I said critical thinking. Plus if you cost compare the VTech to the Nintendo DS, the cost savings is tremendous for he wonderful skills and brain power your child flexes and uses.

Zayzoo has a spelling adventure and I tell you even as an adult I had to think about the words to be spelled as the letters are provided in an odd entry such as the middle letter or letters are provided and you fill in the blanks. Grant had a great time and enjoyed playing. He did say the pen was a bit of trouble for him when deciding on a level to play but he found he could use the console controls instead.

He enjoyed the VTech Cyber Pocket immensely. Grant was really into the games with the learning and I had no problems with him playing a game console like this as he was flexing his brain and not just numbing it.

So if you are on the fence for what kind of console to get your child be sure to look at what you are providing. Also be sure that you are providing your child with an age appropriate console. While the VTech Cyber Pocket suggests 4-7 years of age, I would think that the age range could be a bit higher because of the spelling and critical thinking, however, as I said, the VTech Cyber Pocket will really flex your child’s brain.