Monday, July 27, 2009

Thinkkids... Thinkgames... Thinkfun!

Out of all my reviews and giveaways, this one is by far the most exciting for me! Why? Because I am a big kid at heart that loves toys, and loves games. Thinkfun contacted me a couple of weeks ago and shared interest in doing a giveaway with my fans readers. I can hardly sit still in my seat in anticipation of telling you what they are giving out!!First I want to tell you a little about Thinkfun--

Carrig Balderston from Thinkfun emailed me this:

"we make games that empower our kids to be remarkable thinkers. Since we have a lot of games geared towards our younger fans, it's possible that you've played some of our games with your two little "nuts," as you call them :) We're probably most known for our games Zingo and Rush Hour, but here's some more information about our other games:"


I don't know about you, but I LOVE Rush Hour!! I can sit for hours and play that game.

Carrig was kind enough to send me Hoppers Jr and S'Match to try out with the kids. My boys have been playing Hoppers Jr all day. The only problem Sammy had with Hoppers Jr. was the red frog. All the other frogs where green and only one red frog. It was hysterical to watch Sam put the red frog aside, like he didn't want anything to do with it. Then he noticed that there was a space empty where the red frog went and he would put it back.... but then he didn't like the red frog with the green ones and took it out again... then put it back... then took it out... he just couldn't decide what was worse, the red frog or the empty space. LOL.

I think they are too little for S'Match, so I took it outside and set it up for the neighbor kids and they LOVED it.

Okay, now to the giveaway. Thinkfun wants to give us 3 Rush Hours and 3 S'Match games! You know what that means! There will be six winners this time! Yippy!

Here's what you do to enter:

Mandatory: Head over to Thinkfun and check out their stuff, you won't be disappointed, seriously. Come back and leave a comment on what game looks the most fun to you. Thinkfun would REALLY love this feedback from all of you!

For additional entries (optional) please leave a separate comment for each:
1. Become a follower and leave a comment telling me. If you are already, just leave a comment stating how you are already a follower because the Nutshell Rocks!
2. Blog about this giveaway on your own site, and come back and leaving a comment. If your blog is public go ahead and leave a link so I can check it out.
3. In honor of Ben being in Boot camp, "drop and give us 20" push-ups, then leave us a comment about how it went... LOL.

I hope you all enter, this is a really cool giveaway! Good Luck and have a great day!!!

Note: Contest ends Friday the 31st of July. Winners will be announced on Saturday.

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Disclosure: I received these games free of charge to give an honest review. I did not accept money and receive no money if you choose to purchase these games. This review is honest and true to my feelings.

23 comments:

Lydia said...

They have a great site, I love that you can pre play some of the games before you buy. I did my 20 w/ the help of my big bouncy ball does that still count. I didn't let my husband count them out with me, sorry no drill Sergeant for me. and I am a "nut" so I follow.

Tera said...

Love the site! If I were shopping for a new game for my kids, I would have a tough time deciding between "What's Gnu?," "Toot and Otto," and "Rush Hour."

I hope I win!

Tera said...

I did twenty push-ups, but I did them on my knees (does that count?). I know I am not cut out for the Army, but it's nice to feel the burn. :)

Tera said...

I have been reading your blog regularly for quite a while, but I was never an official "follower" until now. I hope it helps me win a game! :)

Meagan and John said...

a follower, have been for forever--actually it was your blog that got me to start my own blog, you made it look easy and fun--yours was the first blog I ever read

Veronica Ernest said...

I checked out the site. I read about a couple of games. Looks really fun.

Our Family said...

Those are really fun games! I just went to the Think Fun site and tried all three. I can't decide which I would want more, Hoppers Jr. or Rush Hour. I think my son would like Hoppers Jr. the best, so I'll hope for that one. :o)

Our Family said...

I'm already a follower...because the Nutshell ROCKS!

Our Family said...

It's been a long time since I've done any push ups. First I only did 3 and gave up. What's one extra entry? :o) But, now I really want to win, so I tried again. My arms are sore, but I did all 20. Yay!

Anonymous said...

These games look like a blast! All of them!

-Lorelei R.

Anonymous said...

This is fun! I want to enter!

-Dorothy D.

Damaris said...

Most of their games look like tons of fun. My favorites were under the "serious puzzlers" section. Izzi and Shape by Shape both look really fun.

Damaris said...

I'm a follower!

Damaris said...

I blogged about the giveaway.

Damaris said...

I did 20 push ups. If I win a game it was totally worth it. If I don't, my arms may never forgive you!

Amy said...

Gotta love Rushhour. Looks like a fun site! I remember playing that when I was a kid. I think my kids would really enjoy a game like that. The other games they have look really fun too. We like strategy games at out house!

Bridget said...

They have fun stuff! I'd have to go for Hopper Jr. because I loved that it was something fun they could play themselves. Lazy, I know. Also you are the one and only blog that I follow. That makes you pretty awesome if you ask me...

Bridget said...

p.s. Since dropping and doing twenty is pretty much impossible these days because of my large diameter, do I get a freebie on this one? I can definitely count 20 contractions in a day and I'm certainly sweating like a soldier in the heat...

Amy said...

Rush Hour does seem like a lot of fun! I think What's GNU? sounds like a great game. Donnie is more partial to Hopper's Jr.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Okay, I like the castle game, and also the collection of card games. We love to take games camping with us, and the less pieces to keep track of, the better.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

And I follow you on Google Reader. Does that count?

Amy said...

In an effort to get more traffic your way, I posted your contest over at my blog, and added your button on my page. Here's to wishing you more followers!

Single Mama NYC said...

Went over to ThinkFun and the Bilingual Zingo (for Theo) and Block By Block (for me!) were my favorites.

And you know I'm already a follower -- I'd follow you anywhere!
xoxo