Eye Found It!: A Cute Game for Kiddos Who Like Hidden Picture Games

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My boys have always been into those books with hidden pictures or where you have to seek and find something on the page. And a couple of years ago, we had tried out an Eye Found It! game from Wonder Forge and have been playing it for years so I'm looking forward to giving Cole (9) this latest Eye Found It! game - Journey Through Time on … [Read more...]

Creative Fun for All Ages Toy: Sands Alive!

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Because it's really hard to buy TOYS for my boys these days, I wanted to showcase a few that they still play with as we near the holidays in the hopes of sharing with others who have difficult-to-buy for kids. I should note, I have a 9 year old and one who is about to turn 12 so we're definitely in tween I-want-technology-only land but the kid in … [Read more...]

Minecraft Story Mode: $29.99 on Amazon

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It's taking MEGA will power on my part to keep me from giving this to my boys' early this season. My guys are still allll about Minecraft so I know they will go nuts over this latest game release: Minecraft Story Mode. How is this different from regular Minecraft? It's a single-player story mode. You are off on specific adventures in 5 parts. … [Read more...]

The Game that Came Out of Nowhere: Splatoon for WiiU

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Where the heck did THIS GAME come from? I consider myself pretty versed in the gaming world - having two boys who are gamers and being a gamer myself, I usually know what's coming out or what's hot but this new game for the Nintendo Wii U called Splatoon took me by surprise. Peripherally I started hearing about Splatoon around a month ago. It … [Read more...]

Pley.com Review: Lego Rental Service

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A couple of weeks ago, I had a MEGA purge in our basement of like 80% of our boys' toys. It was awesome. I was able to get rid of a ton of things they play with but the one toy genre that I couldn't touch because they are sacred in our house was Legos. We have dozens of Lego sets and drawers full of Legos - we're a huge Lego family and both of my … [Read more...]

We Got an Xbox One & What My Kids Are Playing

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Nate has been bothering me for several months now about wanting an Xbox One.  We have a Wii U and had an Xbox 360 and he really didn't play the Xbox much so I didn't see why he would suddenly start playing an Xbox One. But all of his friends were apparently on the One - but playing games like Call of Duty so I told him I was not starting with … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Sunday Activities & Games for the Kids {Printables & Fun Ideas}

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Wanna get the whole family involved in the Super Bowl?  My kids love to watch football but I know at slow game times they can also get bored.  I was checking out Pinterest for fun Super Bowl game-day related activities for kids - people are so crafty and clever! I found some really cute ideas and hope to do some of these with my boys on game day … [Read more...]

When I Go Into my Local GameStop, it’s like Going into Cheers, EVERYBODY KNOWS MY NAME

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Do you guys have gamers in your house?  That's pretty much all my boys are about over here.  We have both a WiiU and an Xbox360 and I'd say the WiiU is definitely the preferred system of choice right now although I do see Nate (11) starting to move over to the Xbox more. For gaming purchases, I'm all about GameStop.  While I love Amazon, … [Read more...]

Buy One, Get One 50% Off & Free Shipping: Games at Target

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Right now, Target has buy one, get one half-off on board games!  I discovered it when I was linking to this Marvel Ultimate Spiderman Face Off Dice Game which I received a copy of in the mail and I think it's a fun holiday gift for boys this season. I liked the Marvel Ultimate Spiderman Face Off Dice Game because it's a cute and quick little … [Read more...]

Gravity Maze: Great Fun for Anyone 8+

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Here's a fun one for the person on your holiday gift list who is over the age of 8 and likes to put together mazes and build things. Gravity Maze ($29.95, Amazon) is a new game from Think Fun that's a good one for the budding engineer.  Game play involves using logic to put together a marble run.  You can follow cards that are provided or make your … [Read more...]