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...]

For Your Next Game Night: Try #TheSelfieGame

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A good friend came for a visit last week. A couple of us got together and tried out the latest from USAopoly, the Selfie Game. Previously, I had tried and loved their game Tapple so I was intrigued to check out this latest.  Honestly, I didn't think this game would be as fun as it was!  This game reminded me a lot about Apples to Apples but with … [Read more...]

October’s Big Game Release & Thoughts: Skylanders Trap Team

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Is anyone out there playing the new Skylanders Trap Team yet?  It came out last week and I feel like I haven't been hearing as much buzz as I have in the past. We have yet to dive in.  My youngest (and the Skylanders guru in the house) turns 8 in early November so we always hold out  for his birthday to open up the latest version of the game. … [Read more...]

Get SUCKED in with this new Game/App: Panda PandeMonium

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Cole and I have been playing this one with the same level of addiction I was playing Candy Crush last year.   It's a brand new app and game called Panda PandaMonium  and it's a little like Majong meets Candy Crush.  You're making matches, have goals to achieve and the ultimate goal each round is to save the pandas who are trapped in the … [Read more...]

Skylanders… On Your Tablet! {Coming This October}

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My kids are going to FLIP their heads over this one!  Besides the fact that they not-so-patiently waiting for the 4th Skylanders game to come out this October {Skylanders Trap Team}, they will be even more excited once they hear that Trap Team will have a TABLET version! From Activision: The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will … [Read more...]

Celebrating Shark Week – Books & Education for Your Kids to Learn About Sharks

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It's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel!!  Yah!  This week in our house ranks up there with the Christmas in terms of excitement.  I keep waiting for my boys love of sharks to die down but each year it seems to only grow.  I would not be surprised if my 10 year old ended up as a marine biologist someday. So Shark Week officially started last … [Read more...]