Sunday, January 22, 2012

*Sponsor Spotlight* Marina Games #ABE3

     While I was looking for sponsors for this event a blogger friend told me about Marina Games.  I looked at their site and was immediately interested.  I contacted them and was happy they were interested.  Not only were they interested, but they wanted to feature 4 games for review and giveaway.  WooHoo!

      Marina Games is a family owned business specializing in fun, affordable games that appeal to kids and adults of all ages.  All of the games are reasonably priced and compact enough to take with you when traveling.  I was sent My Grocery List, Frogs on a Lily Pad, Take-Out, and Crossword Cubes. 
    
     We first played the My Grocery List game.  The Grocery List game is fun and educational.  This game encourages matching, shapes, colors, memory, and of course taking turns.  Each player gets a shopping basket card and a shopping list.  All the grocery cards are upside down in the middle.  Players take turns turning over a card and matching it to their grocery list.  If its on their list then they place it in their shopping basket, if not then they put it back in the game area.  The player to complete their list first wins.  This game was really fun.  John, Jayden, and I all three played this a few times together and it made for some family fun time.  Jayden has even taken it to his Nana's house to play during the day.  I think this game can even lead to a fun way to grocery shop.  You can write  or draw a grocery list for your child and they can help with shopping, making that dreaded shopping trip a little less difficult.  


     The next game we played was the Frogs on a Lily Pad. This game is simple and includes cards and a spinner.  You lay the cards out with the numbers face up.  Each player takes turns spinning the spinner.  Which ever number you land on you get a card that matches that number.  On each card there are 0-3 frogs.  When all the cards are collected you count the number of frogs you have and the one with the most is the winner.  This game teaches number identification, matching, counting, and taking turns.  This was another fun game.  Jayden really likes using the spinner.  We have played this game as a family and Jayden has taken it to Nana's house.  


     I was also sent Take-Out.  This game is a little advanced for Jayden so we didn't play it as it is designed.  But I like that it can be adapted.  This game includes 2 sets of dice, some original dice with dots and some with numbers on the sides, it also includes a cup.  We can roll the dice and Jayden can identify the numbers, count the dots, and match the dots to the numbers.  This game is small and compact and easy to take on the go.  


     Another game I was sent was Crossword Cubes.  This is another game that is advanced for Jayden, but can be adapted.  The game includes 13 dice with letters on all sides and a cup.  The goal is to roll the dice and make words in a crossword fashion and then add up your score.  For Jayden it is fun to roll the dice and identify the letters and even the letter sounds.  I am also thinking about making some 3-4 word cards so Jayden can roll the dice and try to match the letters to make the words on the cards.  This game is also compact and easy to take on the go.  


    Marina games has a variety of fun games that are great for the whole family.  I am really excited that Jayden is so interested in games and this really helps to make family time fun and a time for learning.  


Buy it:  Each of the Marina Games are $7.99 each


Do you want some extra entries for the BIG A BLOGTASTIC EXTRAVAGANZA "Its All Fun And Games" Prize pack?  Visit Marina Games and tell me your favorite item they sell that you would like in a comment below.  Then enter on the Extra Entries post.  And Don't Forget to come back to do the Mandatory entries during the event January 23 to January 28


Thank you to Marina Games for sponsoring this review and giveaway.  
I was provided the above mentioned games  for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure

34 comments:

  1. I like the Frogs on a Lily Pad game.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  2. My daughters would love the Frogs on a Lily Pad game, I think hubby and I would both enjoy the Crossword Cubes!

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  3. I'd like My Grocery List matching game, too!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  4. i would like to win the Frogs on a Lily Pad from Marina Games Sponsor Spotlight

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  5. The frogs on a lily pad game looks like fun!

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  6. My kids would love the Grocery list game. They love to help me pick out things from the store.

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  8. I've heard great things about Farkle and would like to try it myself.

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  9. I like the Frogs on a Lily Pad game. thank you..

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  10. Frogs on a lily pad looks like fun for the 3 year old!

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  11. What a wonderful set of games. My family would love all of them.

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  12. Frogs on a Lilly Pad is what I am most excited about!-Erinn Arena Sluka

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  13. The grocery list game looks perfect for my boys!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

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  14. I like the crossword cubes game

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  15. I like the Frogs on a Lily Pad game! And the My Grocery List! Fun=)
    ssqueakert at aol dot com

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  16. I would like to try the crossword cube with my kids.

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  17. sheila musselman askinsJanuary 26, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    i think skunkd would be fun on family game night!!

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  18. I really like skunked and the Frogs on a lily pad thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com (denise reynolds)

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  19. Crossword cube! :)

    Arandamarie1992@yahoo.com

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  20. I like the Pride and Prejudice Trivia Game

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  21. i like the Skunked
    Jessica Cox

    momma62404@yahoo.com

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  22. The crosswords cube looked like my favorite of all the games!

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  23. I Love the TakeOut game!!!
    Jen Whitten
    whittenwins@yahoo.com

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