Peaceable Kingdom Game Giveaway

Mermaid Island Game Peaceable Kingdom Peaceable Kingdom Game Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Gerri Bolen who commented, “I think we would like the Stone Soup Cooperative Board Game it looks like it would be a fun game for all the ages I have.My girls love to play board games but with three years’ age difference between them, I don’t always love to watch them play board games.”

Peaceable Kingdom has five new Cooperative Games designed for kids to work together as a team to win jointly. These games are perfect for younger children just learning to play board games. We reviewed Peaceable Kingdom games last year. I love that they are quality no-batteries required games that encourage children to be imaginative and that focus on classic themes and designs and not on popular kids’ characters that can be somewhat of a fad (and let’s face it, annoying at times!)

Peaceable Kingdom’s fun new cooperative board games include:

  • Count Your Chickens
  • Hoot Owl! Hoot!
  • Stone Soup
  • Lost Puppies
  • Mermaid Island

From Peaceable Kingdom’s Website…What is a cooperative game? A cooperative game is a game where all players work together against a common obstacle, not against each other. No one feels left out since everyone works together as a team. Instead of “letting” a child win a game, or consoling a weeping younger child after they lose (again) to their older sibling, cooperative games force everyone to work together toward a common goal of beating the game.

My girls received Mermaid Island to test out and they played it as recent as this week with their grandmother. Not only is it a fun game, but like all Peaceable Kingdom games, it’s sturdily made and features beautiful, colorful artwork. Mermaid Island is designed for girls ages 5 and up so it was just a tad too juvenile for my 9-year-old, but my 6-year-old loves it! It retails for $14.99.

Peaceable Kingdom offers several fun games for kids. I love their fun take on classic card games, such as a pirate version of Crazy Eights. At $5.99, they’d make great stocking stuffers this Christmas!

One lucky Savvy Housewife reader will win their choice of a fun cooperative board game from Peaceable Kingdom for the kid in their life! Simply visit Peaceable Kingdom online and take a look at all their games. Then come back to this post and leave a comment about which one of their products you like best.

For up to three additional entries (please leave a separate comment here telling me which one of these you have done:)

This giveaway ends midnight CST Monday, August 15. I’ll draw a random winner from all eligible comments using; winner will be notified via e-mail. Winner has 72 hours to contact me or I will draw another name. Thanks for entering and good luck!

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Blurt! Word Race Game Giveaway

Alexis who commented on July 26, “I love playing picture picture with the family,” is the random winner of the Blurt! board game. Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway!

I’m really glad my 7-year-old is graduating to more challenging board games. You can only play Hi Ho Cherry-O so many times before threatening to flush those God-forsaken plastic cherries down the toilet. Family game night is a fun way to spend time with your kids and unplug from the TV or computer. Blurt! is a fun educational game I was sent to try out in honor of its 15th anniversary this year. It’s great for families and an excellent language-skill builder.

Blurt! is a fast-paced game for three to 12 players, although my 7-year-old and I have played it together, that requires no batteries (yea) and is very easy to learn. It includes 300 color coded two-sided cards with a total of 1,800 clues. One side is “easier” and one side is for older players. We’ve been playing the modified junior version for ages 7 to 9 and my 7-year-old loves it. I thought it might be a little too old for her, but I’ve been amazed at how well she is reading and also what a great way it is to help build her vocabulary. We’ve even been playing with our 4-year-old, although we have to give her extra clues.

Tim Walsh was inspired to invent Blurt! in 1990 after he came up with the concept in his wife’s 3rd grade classroom (actually they were just dating at the time and perhaps he wanted to impress her with his ability to entertain her students). The game has sold more than 1 million copies.

Blurt Blurt! Word Race Game Giveaway

Want to win your own copy of the Blurt! board game? Simply leave a comment here telling me your favorite board game. You can earn additional entries by either Tweeting about this giveaway or following me on Twitter (@blondemomblog), but do leave an additional comment on this post telling me you’ve done so. A random winner will be chosen from all eligible entries (U.S. addresses only) left by midnight Sunday, July 26.

Blurt! is available on for $29.99 and would make a great addition to any family board game collection.

ZenBenders Game Review and Giveaway

Marcy Strahan, who commented, “I love Easy Come easy Go! Sounds like a great game,” is the winner! Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to stop by for the latest giveaway.

Some of my favorite childhood play time memories involve sitting down and getting super competitive over a board game with my older brother (RISK, Monopoly, Clue, and Scrabble), so I love adding to our library of games for the girls.

At the BlissDom blog conference in Nashville back in February I learned about a game company I wasn’t familiar with: Out of the Box Games.

They sent us their ZenBenders sliding puzzle game to try out. I love this game because it is very small and self-contained, making it perfect for travel. I keep a busy bag/rainy day backpack at our house filled with portable activities and the ZenBenders game is perfect to toss in for a road trip or for a rainy day. ZenBenders has also been recognized by Dr. Toy with a Winner 100 Best Children’s Products award and a Major FUN Family Award from I love that their games are not affiliated with any popular cartoon characters or TV shows, meaning the marketing is just plain and simple fun.

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With three different levels of difficulty and 36 different patterns, ZenBenders provides a fun challenge for players ages 8 to adult, although my girls age 6 ½ and 4 had fun recreating the patterns. (You can find rules for younger players ages 5-8 on the Out of the Box Games website.) Fair warning, though, this game does contain small pieces that could pose a choking hazard to young children so this is not appropriate for children under age 3.

Would you like to win a ZenBenders pocket game from Out of the Box Games? Simply visit their website and take a look at all of their fun games. Come back to this post and mention your favorite game. For an extra entry, either Tweet about this giveaway or link to it from your own blog (and leave an extra comment here telling me you’ve done so.) A random winner will be chosen from all eligible comments left by midnight Saturday, April 4.