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Get Your Game On! It’s a giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner, Sandy!  Thank you all so much for entering!

I love games.  Card games, board games, you name it we play it.  It’s what we do on lazy Saturdays and at every holiday get together.  And now our kids, well the oldest two anyway, are finally at that age where they can play games with us, and I love love that!  While I love Candyland and Snakes & Ladders, I much prefer a great game of Uno or Mad Gab!

So when I got the opportunity to get my Game On! and review some Mattel games, I jumped at the chance.  And what was so neat about this review, is that the games came personalized to my Gameology sign.  Now what is a game sign?  Well Mattel recently launched the Gameology Facebook App that determines your game sign, which tells you what type of player you are and which games fit you best.  Pretty neat.

So I did the test, and it revealed that my game sign is Activius  Here’s what my sign says:  “Activius is an agile and playful sort. Quick in thought and action, Activius has a combination of intelligence and energy that makes them fun to play with and a challenge to play against. They have great physical prowess and balance and enjoy games that require their hands. You’ll need to be on your toes, sometimes literally, if you go against an Activius.”  Too fun!


Some time later a box full of Mattel games arrived at my door!  After we all did a little happy dance, I got to planning a family game day!  Complete with bowls of popcorn, Swedish Berries, Twizzlers, Fuzzy Peaches, and fancy drinks.  The kids couldn’t believe their eyes…it’s not everyday I bring this stuff out!  But I wanted to go all out for a fun afternoon!


Then we got down to some seriously fun game playing…we especially love Mad Gab!  Have you played?  There’s just something so funny listening to people sound out words that are supposed to make sense as a sentence.  I think I even broke out the ugly laugh…come on…you know the one.  When the ugly laugh comes out, you know there’s some serious fun going on!


 Even our little guy was able to get in on the fun with the new Angry Birds game.  He’s been carting around this game all over the house since we got it!  So cute!



Have an inspired day!

Disclosure:  I was provided with this box of games for review.  But all opinions are mine, and they are honest.  I love games!  🙂

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  • LIsa
    November 8, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    What a great giveaway! I’ve always loved playing Uno, used to play it with my great grandma. 🙂

  • tanya
    November 8, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Our favourite in our house is Clue 🙂

  • Tairalyn
    November 8, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Hands down “the game of life”!

  • Gina Bell
    November 8, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    I love playing “Skipbo” with my boys.

  • Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
    November 8, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    We LOVE games at our house too! – the kids are older now – so its game nights with friends…Mexican Train Dominoes!!

  • Stephanie
    November 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Uno is our favorite.

  • Bette @ Somerset Lane
    November 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    My son has the Angry birds game and he loves it. My 4 year old nephew has asked Santa to bring him this game!

  • Liz
    November 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    My favourite game to play is Scrabble or Sharades!

  • Kelsey
    November 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    I love games! My favourites are Taboo, Apples to Apples and Scattagories (sp?)

  • Tia H.
    November 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    My favorite games to play are Apples to Apples and Uno!!!

  • Jen
    November 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    My husband and I love Wizard when we’re playing with friends, with the kids Uno and Sorry are always a hit!

  • Aliya
    November 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Would love to win this! I love board games!

  • Aliya
    November 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    My fave game is apples to apples!

  • Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist
    November 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    We love apple to apples too!

  • Kara K
    November 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    What a fun family game night! Awesome!

  • Jonnie
    November 8, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I love to play Sorry!

  • Christy Martin
    November 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    As an adult, Scrabble. As a kid it was Operation or Uno.

  • Nadine Ursuliak
    November 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Loved Sorry as a kid, now my daughter loves playing it too! So much better than being glued to the TV, iPad, etc

  • Glogirl
    November 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    I like playing Dutch Blitz.

  • Lorrie H
    November 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    We luv game night, especially now since our “kids” are over 19…LOL

  • Danielle
    November 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    My favourite game is Cranium

  • lorene holbrook
    November 8, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    UNO!!!! I play it with my grands all the time! fun, fun, fun! thanks for the chance!

  • Colleen C
    November 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Scrabble, Monopoly, Game of Life, and Operation are long time favourites around here!

  • Sandy
    November 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I love the game of life.

  • Ashley Addison
    November 8, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    My favorite right now is Scene It and Candy Land with my daughter.

  • lori b
    November 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    game of life and monopoly have always been my fav

  • Kate D.
    November 8, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    My favorite game to play is still Monopoly.

  • pruttybird
    November 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I love to play UNO

  • Tara @ Suburble
    November 9, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Apples to Apples is one of our family’s favourites. It’s been a hit for years! Right now, the girls are obsessed with Go Fish. I think I log at least a half hour of the game every day!

  • kesha
    November 9, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    We love Monopoly!

  • Virginia Fynes
    November 9, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    I love any board game, sequence is our family favourite, but humbug, cranium, trouble, and just good ol’ cards come in a close second!

  • Janet T
    November 9, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    My favorite game to play is the board game Life.

  • Maria T.
    November 9, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    My favorite game is any game I can play with my family. As all the kids have become teenagers we find that game night is a sure bet to lure them in for an evening of laughs.

  • Alison
    November 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    It’s hard to choose just one!! We love Uno, Apples 2 Apples, & the kids love Monopoly.

  • Gina Guthrie
    November 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    I love to play UNO, it’s always so much fun.

  • Diane O'Neill
    November 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Awesome give a way! Love playing games with the family. 🙂

  • Diane O'Neill
    November 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Apples to Apples if a family favorite!

  • Katie Trondsen
    November 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    This looks like such a great pack! Would be a great edition to our little family we just started 😀

  • Mel @ brokeGIRLrich
    November 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    I’ve heard such great things about Mad Gab, but never played it. I LOVE Phase 10 though.

  • Sarah []
    November 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    WIZARD! Best game ever!

  • sara haaf
    November 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    So many, I love scrabble and similiar games, rummikub, and trivial pursuit!

  • Jess
    November 10, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    I love Monopoly!

  • julee
    November 11, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    We love so many games at our house, but I think Sorry is our family favorite!

  • Dannyelle @
    November 11, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    My daughter just ask for Apples to Apples for Christmas, so this would be a great prize to win!

  • Meredith Newberry
    November 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I’ve just been thinking this week about how we need to play more games. Perfect timing. Thanks for coordinating!

  • angela m
    November 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    We love love clue and skip bo

  • ikkinlala
    November 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    My favourite is Scrabble.

  • Alexis
    November 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I like Sequence the best, or Uno if i’m playing with the younger ones since it’s easier to understand.

  • Bethany
    November 12, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I love playing cribbage – my dad taught me to play and I have always loved it!

  • Jennifer S.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I’m a huge fan of playing Farkle, Phase 10, and Cards Against Humanity

  • Lynn
    November 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    We love Apples to Apples Junior Edition and Farkle at our house.

  • Kim McD
    November 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    I just discovered Apples to Apples and love it! Hilarious, it may ALMOST replace our “parent night out” game of Things.

  • Tracy S
    November 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM


  • Carla
    November 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Fun! We love game night at our house!

    • Carla
      November 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Our fave games are probably Spot It or Cribbage!

  • Rebecca Cooper
    November 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    My kids love UNO, such a fun giveaway! Crossing my fingers. 🙂

  • Kim L.
    November 14, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Our family loves Sorry and Monopoly Millionaire.

  • Kristi Renout
    November 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I always loved board games! My boys are starting to get into them too! I think phase 10 was my favourite.

  • Cynthia
    November 17, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Sooo…who won?

    • Jo-Anna
      November 17, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      I’m hoping to announce it tomorrow! 🙂