Tryazons’ Codenames Marvel Game Night with USAopoly

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I love game nights. Whether it’s just family, or spending time with friends, it creates great memories while having a great time. I was so pleased to be able to both try and share my opinions about this new game from USAopoly through Tryazon.
Some quick specs on the game:
For ages 9+
2 – 8 players
Currently for sale in the US and Canada only

Codenames Marvel is a game for Marvel fanatics. My household is the perfect fit, that’s for sure. My husband loves all that is Marvel. This game is easy to play, but there are a lot of instructions to read. Fortunately, the instruction pamphlet is both easy to read and follow. My husband was in charge of reading the instructions to our friends to see if they could easily grasp it, and they could. Even with frequent distractions from their little one running around.
The game is pretty simple. You have to lay out 25 cards in a grid pattern. Then you choose a card, which secretly lays out your particular grid. You work in teams and ask questions accordingly. One team is SHIELD and the other is HYDRA. Shield of course are the good guys! Mwahahaha for those on the Hydra Team. (You can be a one person team.) The goal is to build your team, but you have to guess clues from the director to find out who your fellow assets are. Each team will ask questions. For example, the director has to give a one word clue and a number. So the word could be scales, for example, and then number of cards that fit that description. If the number is 2 or more and the guessing side, “the agent” guesses correctly, they can either continue to try and find the others with that clue or request another clue. As long as they guess correctly, their turn continues. A wrong guess either uncovers a natural card or the opposing teams card. If they guess the wrong one, you place either a Hydra card or Shield card on top of it, depending on which side you are on. So, if you guess wrong, you are actually helping the other team win! You can choose the loser card though, and you automatically lose! There is a slot slated as the Thanos Assassin.

It’s the landmine of the board game, pretty much. Those with the most matches win. So, you can chat, eat, and be silly during the game. I will say that some of the cards are darker, and very detailed, which makes them a little hard to see if you have any vision difficulties. But, no worries, your partner can help you out.


Now, you can switch it up, and add variety to it. I think adding a timer to it would be hilarious. For example, only allowing 10 seconds, or less, to choose your card would be fun! Also, you can have couples take turns on the teams, if people were too busy chatting, chasing kids, and eating.


We served simple finger foods like cheese and crackers and pigs in a blanket to our guests. Our drinks were a variety of craft beers and Not Your Daddys Root Beer, lol. But, no drinks or food are required. The only thing required is some floor or table space to set out your game, that’s it.


Overall, it’s a fun, simple game to play with friends and family. We really enjoyed it. One lucky couple received a free game for themselves to take home. They have a older kids at home who they said will love it, and were very excited to take it home.


USAopoly has their own website, and sell numerous different games. That was another great experience for me. With Toys R Us closing, it was great to be able to see so many different genre of games in one place to look at and share with my son. Everything is so electronic nowadays, it’s important to connect without electronics. These games really help with that.

You can check out USAopoly and follow their social media at these following links:
http://usaopoly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/usaopoly/

https://www.instagram.com/usaopoly/

I received this as part of a promotion from USAopoly through Tryazon. All opinions are my own, and I do not earn any money from any sales generating through this blog. I was also not paid to write to this blog or share my experience.

Let’s Get Our Wizard Roll On!!!!!! Contest inside, too!!!!!!

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The Winner has been chosen: Clink on the link to find out who won!

The Wizard Roll T-Shirt Giveaway!

I have become a fan of Roosterfin Games. They are not the typical games on the market. I’ve only experienced a few, but I have noticed that, not only are they well made, but they are imaginative, and fun to play. With our rampant electronics usage, the day of the board game is fading. Unfortunately, that also diminishes family time, togetherness, and actual human interaction with each other. I have two grown boys, now men. So, watching my youngest, whom is now 10, age, is heart wrenching. Time is flying by too fast, and I don’t want to spend that just watching him in front of a computer screen, or gaming system. Board game time, allows us to talk, laugh, and build memories. You may not even realize that, that is what is happening, too.

Wizard Roll won the 2017 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine. How impressive is that! In this game, you use die matching, and pattern matching skills. Your goal is to be able to complete your spell card. There are 24 Spell Cards, 27 Rune Tiles, 18 Element Chips, 2 Cubes, 1 Reference Card, and an Instruction Sheet in the package. There is no board to set up, so this game is easy to play, almost anywhere. The cards are all pretty thick. They are much thicker than a deck of cards, and should last a long time. The instruction sheet, is a pretty sturdy piece of paper, but if your kids have trouble remembering instructions, and the sheet will be frequently handled. I recommend laminating it, as I did. The Reference Card looks just like one of the Spell Cards. You have to remove it from the pile, before starting the game. The Reference Card is so cute. It breaks down what everything is, and gives you the correct way to say everything, like in a real spell. For example, the words on the Reference Card spell out Sha-Ruk-Wa-Ack-Fa. You even get to zap people during the game, lol. That is, when you are lucky enough to roll the Wand Cube. (Insert evil laugh here). The Wizard who racks up 7 points first, is the winner of the game. You earn points, if you are able to complete one of your spell cards. Each spell card is allotted their own points, and they are clearly labeled next to the name of the spell, on the card.

I was the lucky one to roll the first wand die. I used it too lol, on my don. He wasn’t laughing. You should have seen his reaction; priceless! I think I’m going to add one our our Halloween want props to this game, so we can go through the zapping motion, and make it even more hilarious. My son ended up winning that game, so he did get the last laugh.

Overall, this game is a lot of fun. My 10 year will quickly tell me when something is a dud, or something we should keep. He really likes this game, and called it a keeper. You can laugh, and zap each other, and talk all at the same time. This is a fun game, that allows socialization, which is great for family time, and bonding. We are very happy with it.
The Wizard Roll T-Shirt Giveaway! (Press this link to enter)

 

 

 Wizard Roll t shirt

Here is some information on the T-Shirt that is the prize of our fun contest:

-Solid colors: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 58% Cotton, 42% Polyester

-Imported

-Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat

-Official RoosterFin T-Shirt

-Fit: Slim (consider ordering a larger size for a looser fit)

-Features Wizard Roll Game Logo

-This premium t-shirt is made of lightweight fine jersey fabric

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Bouncing Bots by RoosterFin

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Bouncing Bots – The Game of Wobbly Widget Warriors


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Rooster Fin is a fun company. I mean, they sell games, after all. They major in fun 24/7. I was excited when I was approached to review their Bouncing Bots game. I had never heard of it before, and it really peaked my interest. The first thing I did was to check out their website. They broke the categories of their toys into: Family, Educational, Skill, Card, Strategy, and Party.

This is the description of their Bouncing Bots Game on their website:

Bouncing Bots is the board game where players compete to get the best score by bouncing their bots on the highest valued numbers on the target boards. Score the most points to win!

Players: 1-4

Ages: 7 to adult (On their box, it states 6 and up)

Skills: Motor Skills, Hand-eye Coordination

Contents:

8 Bot Characters

2 Platforms

Simple Instructions “

The game has one small sheet of instructions in the box. On one side, it mentions all of the characters names: Axel, Crank, Tracker, Rock’in, Plug, Spark, Flack, and Smash. There is even a tiny Bio next to each character. Kids really love this type of stuff. My, just turned 10 year old, son sure does. Each character even has a unique face on it. My son picked out Tracker as his favorite. The other side of the one piece of paper, offers the easy to read instructions. I love that this can be a one person game. My son is homeschooled, and that is an important feature for us. There are directions for multiplayer play, as well as two person play. The whole goal of the game, is to get to 9 points first. That may sound easy, but it really isn’t, lol. Omg, did we laugh. I can get the bots to bounce backwards, completely sideways, and sometimes, over the target, lol. But, we have the darndest time, getting the bot to land on top of the target. There are five different scored areas on the top of the target. When you play by yourself, you can time your games, ad try and beat your time. This game is great for eye – hand coordination, problem solving, since he you have to figure out the best way to bounce, depending on your playing surface. Carpet, well, that is a priceless surface to play on. Lots of laughter there. Fortunately, the targets can be turned over, to form a bowl target. The underside also has the same targets on it, with designated points on the spots. It is easier to get the bot into the bowl, versus, on top of the target. My son was so relieved, once he found out that he could turn the target over.

Here is some fun information about Joe Roosterfin:

“Joe, the owner of RoosterFin brings a unique skill to board games with his ability to create authentic game engines. His gift is in understanding how math applies to games. Joe’s background, coupled with his years teaching kids, enables him to create award-winning games that are continuously simple to learn and fun to play. Since Joe has left his life in the classroom behind, he has devoted his full attention to making great games.”

 

Fun picture of Joe as a kid: bouncing bots 11

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Overall, we are really happy with this game. It is fun, for all ages to play together, and well put together. We like everything from the bright colors, to the simple to read, instructions. This company offers a wonderful variety of games. Their website is definitely worth checking out.

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I received this game as a sample. All opinions are honest and my own.

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