Monday, August 17, 2009

Featuring Backseat Drawing Jr!!! CLOSED

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Out of the Box games recently sent Pac Man this wonderful game to review for you...our wonderful 1+1+1=1 readers!! Backseat Drawing Junior...

When they offered to send it to us, I was thrilled as I love the game Apples to Apples and this new game is made by the same company! I briefly looked at the game online and just knew Pac would love it and I was right!

He was really excited to start playing but I made him read the directions first so I could see if he could understand the game without me having to explain it to him...
He did! He is 7, and the game says it is meant for ages 7 and up, so I was thrilled that it was simple enough for him to understand right off the bat. You can go here to read the detailed rules if you'd like.

I was really excited to play with him, and LOVED that just the 2 of us could enjoy it together. The competitive game is played with 3 or more players, but mom and child or just 2 children can easily just take turns and have tons of fun giggling together-which is what we did!
This game is GREAT for communication skills, listening skills, and much, much more. The "director" has to tell the artist how to draw what is on the card and get the artist and the other players (if there are any) to guess it. ONLY certain types of words can be used (like positional words, directional words, shape words, etc.) so it makes it tricky! Here's Pac Man drawing while I was directing him...
He had NO CLUE what this was, even though it did indeed look like the picture on the card!!! Do you know what it is?

Here's more examples of a few we did together, he got the others, but did not get grapes!!! I drew the candle and the bag based on his directions.
He really enjoyed being the director, and I loved that he really had to think about how to describe what he was wanting me to draw!
I think you have figured out by now that we LOVE this game, I am so glad we now own it and I will be buying it for gifts in the future, it is that fun! There are 2 levels of pictures in this game-the junior edition, we played the easy level, and the harder level looks challenging enough for me as an adult! They do have an adult version of this game also though!

Educational aspects of Backseat Drawing can be found here, I read through these after I had decided on my own educational aspects list and I agree entirely with what they have-this game is great for so many reasons!

Out of the Box Games is donating this wonderful game to one of my readers in honor of Pac Man!!! A huge thanks to this great company!

Here's what you need to do to enter to win this fabulous game...

Leave a comment telling me and other readers what your favorite board game is!

After you do that, you can gain some extra entries by doing any of the following, remember to leave an extra comment for each item so they will count as entries...
  1. If you left an introduction COMMENT on the Introduce Yourself post, give yourself an extra entry!
  2. If you've ever left a comment on 1+1+1=1 BEFORE our celebration began, give yourself an extra entry (please be honest-if this is the winning entry-I will ask you to give me the post link).
  3. If you have a child who is 7 just like Pac Man, give yourself an extra entry (be honest please)
  4. Follow Out of the Box Games on Twitter
  5. Become a fan of OTB on Facebook
  6. If you will take a photo of your kid(s) playing this game and post about it and Out of the Box Games on your blog if you are the winner, give yourself an extra entry!!! (also an honor thing)
This Giveaway is open for the Continental US Only!

I will select a winner using Random.org, so be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry, I will also be moderating comments to check that your entries are valid-please be honest!


Contest ENDS August 29th, 2009. Winner will be announced here, and emailed (your email MUST be in each comment/or enabled in blogger). Winner must reply to my email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

See general 1000 Subscribers Celebration Guidelines Here!

183 comments:

Shanzanne said...

Our favorite is Wahoo!, also known as Aggravation. Simple but competitive and fun. Our family has huge tournaments and makes homemade boards. Thanks for the chance. shannoncarter*at*comcast.net

Amber said...

I still love Candy Land! An oldie, but a goodie!

Jen said...

My favorite board game is Clue. I've loved it since I was a kid! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

I would definitely take a photo of my daughter playing the game if we win!

Jen said...

I also did a post for your Introduce Yourself post.

FunkyFrum said...

We are obsessed with Apples to Apples.

The Perfect Trio said...

My favorite game of all time is candyland! I think I could play it all day long as a child and could even now!

jakemelissajakea@aol.com

The Perfect Trio said...

I have a 7 year old...you and I discussed blogs for little ones in the past...we still haven't started one...

The Perfect Trio said...

I wouls absolutely take a pic and blog about it and tell all of my friends!!!

MoziEsmé said...

We're on the Candyland fan list, too! Chutes & Ladders is fun, also...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

The Perfect Trio said...

i left a comment on the introduce yourself page!

MayaAndAvasMom said...

My daughter and I love to play Scrabble Jr. I used to play it with my mom when I was a kid.

bdmckinnie@yahoo.com

MoziEsmé said...

And I would love the opportunity to take a photo & blog about it!

Melissa said...

Our favorite board game is Chutes and Ladders! We're also obsessed with Uno, but that's more of a card game.

Melissa said...

I would totally take pics of my kids playing this game, and would blog about it too!

Melissa said...

I posted a comment introducing myself on the Introduce Yourself post. :)

K-tribe said...

Looks Cute!! Count us in!
I also did a post for the intro!

Scrapingirl said...

Our favorite game is Sorry. Just when it looks like you've lost WHAMMO!! you get a sorry card and you'r back in the game.

Scrapingirl said...

My daughter is seven also.

Scrapingirl said...

I gave an introduction entry also.

K-tribe said...

oops! I forgot to tell you. Our current favorite board game is Monopoly JR. Our 6 year old loves it!
PS-email is reviveme2@gmail.com

Mozer said...

So happy for you re: 1000 subscribers! Yeah! My favorite board game is Bananagrams.

Mozer said...

I would def. take a pic. and blog about it if I won.

Scrapingirl said...

I did make a comment about the anytime Bible. That's a cool Bible.

Packer Family said...

Shoots and Ladders

Dewey Dot said...

we don't have a favourite board game yet, but we do love connect 4. i can tell that dora chutes and ladders, and candyland will be big hits when we start to introduce them.

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I left a comment introducing myself!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

i've left you alot of comments so i'm sure i can give you the link to one (although i never win anything hardly!):)

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

my favorite board games are Apples to Apples Jr and Pictureka!

Desiree said...

Our favorite board game is aggravation! I'm so glad my daughter likes it because it's one that I used to play when I was a little girl. This looks like a fun game!

MAMA BEAR said...

Our favorite game for the whole family (especially Daddy) is CADOO. The drawing, acting, sculpting are our favorite parts of the game. Carisa, don't bother counting this as an entry, because we don't qualify. I just wanted to share what our fav game was.

Mama Bear from CANADA

Desiree said...

I also left a comment on the introduce yourself post!

Desiree said...

I've commented once before, maybe twice.

Desiree said...

And, we would definitely take pictures and blog about it!

Berry Patch said...

We have lots of favorites here. We all enjoy playing Settlers of Catan but I like pretty much anything that my boys love. Cadoo is a favorite as well.

InnaC said...

Zingo!

Jolanthe said...

Our kids love about any game we play together but we just picked up Apples to Apples Junior the other day for them and they are so excited!

Jolanthe said...

I'm following on facebook...

Jolanthe said...

Following on twitter now...

Jolanthe said...

I'm *pretty* sure that I've commented on your posts before {grins}. Please don't make me search... HA!

Jolanthe said...

Would I take pictures and post them on my blog?

Do cows give milk?

I believe that would be a yes. :)

Jolanthe said...

And not only did I comment on the 'Introduce Yourself' post...I even blogged my comment because I can't follow directions. :)

The Alexanders said...

My favorite board game is any of the "Scene It" DVD games. I love movies!
cheyennealexander@hotmail.com

The Alexanders said...

this is my second entry because I have commented on this blog before!
cheyennealexander@hotmail.com

Joannof10 said...

We love Apples to Apples Junior around here!

Joannof10 said...

My Gracie is 7 years old

Joannof10 said...

We will definitely take photos for my blog of us playing if we win!

Joannof10 said...

I commented in the introduction post

Joannof10 said...

I have commented in the past on 1+1+1=1

Paul and DeeDee said...

We love the game Sorry!

Paul and DeeDee said...

I commented on the introduction post.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Our favorite board game right now is Candyland, lol. I really like Sorry! too.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I left a comment on the intro post!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I have left a comment before the celebration began!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I'm going to become a fan on facebook!

meredith said...

My favorite board game was always Chutes and Ladders. I also love playing Candy Land with my son.

meredith said...

I have commented on your site before and participate in Tot school.

meredith said...

I would take a picture and post about the game for sure.

fatima said...

I love monopoly. Don't know why! Go fish is awfully fun with the kiddos though.

Just Me said...

i love board games, so hard to choose. hmmm... I like clue.
dance1493 at gmail dot come

Shauna said...

our favorite game is a cranium game, WhoNu? It's so much fun. And as a bonus, it's super fast to play, so we can squeeze it in even during a busy week!

sorry for the lack of caps, typing while holding a sleeping little one. :)

waterfrontlearningacademy@gmail.com

Shauna said...

I also just introduced myself and added my link! Thanks.

mom25mcclains said...

Our favorite right now is Zooreka. I would love a chance to win. I think my little artist would love it! Thanks!

mom25mcclains said...

I would be glad to take a photo and blog about it!

Crunchy and Green said...

We love Clue here at our house. My 10 year old has gotten quite good at strategy and deductive reasoning with this game.

Crunchy and Green said...

I did an introduction post!

Crunchy and Green said...

I have commented on Tot School posts before!

Crunchy and Green said...

I'd be glad to take a picture and blog about it. (We also have Apples to Apples so two OTB games to blog about).

Kerri M said...

Right now scrabble. i love playing with 9 and 6 yr olds.

Flamingo Mama said...

i love cranium games! i also still love good ol' pictionary so this one sounds great!

knit1kids4 said...

Scrabble is my favorite game... love it!

Lori said...

Our favorite board game around here lately has been Monopoly.

Would love to win this!!!

Lori said...

I have a daughter who is 7.

Lori said...

I will definitely post about this (with a picture) if we win.

Mom with the best job in the world! said...

We like Zingo from Discovery Toys

Angie said...

Our favorite board game is Cranium Cadoo - too much fun :)

Angie said...

My oldest little girl is 7 :)

Laurie said...

Oops--forgot to leave my email with the Dont Wake Daddy post--EWELLLA@YAHOO.COM

Carie said...

We love Blokus. It really makes us think. I will have to look into some of these others though! They all sound great :)

Kim said...

Hungry Hippos is a classic!

kimberlysummer40@aol.com

Mama Fox said...

One of my favorite board games is CLUE. This game looks so awesome! Can definetly be used to help kids learn directions. They will also learn that even though they do not always see the clear picture (of what we as parents say, or of what God has in store) they need to not jump ahead but wait for what we or God may be telling them to do. To listen and trust!

Mama Fox said...

Entry #2- I am a fan on Facebook of "out of the box".
Another board game that I like is Boarderdash. It is not techinally a board game I guess:)

Mama Fox said...

I will post a picture of playing this game. My son is not old enough yet, but I will try to play with it with my nieces!

Another game I like is Monoply

Mama Pickles said...

Our favorite game right now is the Eric Carle From Head to Toe Game

Mama Pickles said...

I introduced myself. :)

RaeAnne said...

We still love Candy Land. :)

RaeAnne said...

Became a fan on Facebook!

Danielle K said...

Do I have to choose one favorite? We love games and I am constantly on the look out for new additions to our collection! Some favorites-Apples to Apples, Canasta, Blokus, Sequence.

Danielle K said...

I will definitely photograph and blog about my winning entry! L (who is 2) loves playing our games. We let her pretend-play with Sorry and Blokus. She also has her own Hello Kitty cards. We play Go Fish using just red and black since she doesn't know her numbers yet!

elleeyun said...

one of our favorite games is a simple one - math war. the kids love it.

elleeyun@msn.com

elleeyun said...

and yes, of course i would take pictures and post about it.

elleeyun@msn.com

Mama Jenn said...

Right now our fave game is HiHo Cherry-O b/c I can play it with all three of my older kids.

Mama Jenn said...

I made an introduction post.

Mama Jenn said...

I have left comments on 1+1+1=1.

Junegirl said...

the board game LIFE :)

Michelle said...

We have so many favorite games, but Canasta has to be a long term favorite!

Michelle said...

I left a comment in the Intro post. :-)

Michelle said...

I have commented here before the celebration began.

Michelle said...

I love to take pictures, especially of my kids and with my new camera, so of course I'd blog about it. :-)

Jolene (South Africa) said...

We adore "Guess Who" and play it almost daily

Caroline said...

Hi Carissa - game looks great fun :D
1. - I posted on the Introduce Yourself post :D

Caroline said...

2. - I have commented on 1+1+1=1 many times before the celebration began :D

Caroline said...

3. - I have a 7 year old daughter :D

Caroline said...

6. OF COURSE I will take photos and blog about the game and OTB

Caroline said...

Now to say about my favourite board game. Well, I have lots of fav's but for its broad age playability I think it has to be Carcasonne ( http://www.boardgameextras.co.uk/item.php?id=35&name=Carcassonne+Board+Game&cat=1&sub_cat=5&src=gad&gclid=CJ_CjIf0rJwCFUxs4wodzjbLcg ). I like it because the really little ones like just matching up the tiles and making interesting city shapes, but it is interesting & simple to play (although a little complicated to score) from about 7/8 upwards to adult and it is different every time :D - mine all enjoy it.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

i love rummikub!

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

i left a comment on the getting to know you post!

kbloems27 said...

Some how we always end up playing Apples to Apples! That and Catch Phrase are my favorites!

kbloems27 said...

I left an intro!!

Charissa said...

We love Yatzee

Valerie Harris said...

We love to play 5 straight! vmh82 at msn dot com

Valerie Harris said...

I left an introduction

Ashley said...

My favorite board game as a child was candy land but I love SkipBo (the board game version) and Apples to Apples the best.

Lorie said...

I've always liked playing what I call the bean game. Unfortunately, I can't remember it's real name.

Amanda said...

My favorite game right now is candy land. That happens when you are surrounded by a toddler.

Amanda said...

I have made comments on 1+1+1 before the celebration

Amanda said...

I am going to become a fan on FB.

Amanda said...

I introduced myself.

Caseybumpinalong said...

We love Apples to Apples, too, and my girls LOVE to draw, so this sounds like a game we would really have fun with. Games we also enjoy are Peanut Butter and Jelly (a card game) and Math noodlers. Thanks for running the giveaway! How fun!

Caseybumpinalong said...

I would post a pic of us playing the game, too!

MOHeather said...

We sure love to play Apples to Apples, jr. around our house!

MOHeather said...

I have a 7 year old, Sam!

MOHeather said...

I just signed up to follow OTB on twitter. :)

MOHeather said...

I became a fan of OTB on facebook. :)

Shannon said...

We are huge board game players here, but Sweet Pea isn't really old enough for any of them yet. It's very hard to pick a favorite but one that might work well a family with kids is Carcassonne.

Shannon said...

I have left a comment on 1+1+1=1 before.

Thomas said...

I left and introduce myself post. This would be perfect for my nephews.

Kim said...

Our favorite game is Clue Jr.

Kim said...

#2 - I've definitely left a comment or 2 before. :)

Kim said...

#3- I became an OTB fan on FB

Kim said...

#4 - I will most certainly take a picture and blog about it!!

Tonya Lee said...

My family's favorite game is Uno Attack. tonyaleed@bellsouth.net

Tonya Lee said...

I participate in Tot School. tonyaleed@bellsouth.net

Tonya Lee said...

I left a did the introduction post. tonyaleed@bellsouth.net

Tonya Lee said...

I would love to take a picture and blog about it. tonyaleed@bellsouth.net

reneegrace said...

I did introduce myself on the INTRODUCE YOURSELF post. :)

Renee

bryanluvsrenee@ hotmail.com

reneegrace said...

Our favorite board game is Quelf... :) but on the less ridiculous side, one of the Cranium. The boys LOVE apples to apples jr.

bryanluvsrenee@ hotmail.com

Mrs W said...

I like to play Scattegories. I SO need to get us some games lol.

Mrs W said...

I have left a comment or two here before asking some questions and things. I started tot school with my 24 month old tot this week. We aren't in full swing yet though.

nancy said...

Hi We like to play sorry or star wars monopoly (have a son) but i like to play scrabble
thanks
nsurja(at) hotmail (dot)com

nancy said...

fan of OTB on FB
thanks
nsurja(at)hotmail (dot)com

CJ said...

My favorite game is Blokus. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Julie said...

My favorite board game is "Apples to apples" but my kids have to be "Don't break the ice".

Annette said...

Oops, my email is readysetthink@gmail.com

Dawn Sodini said...

My 6 year old absolutely loves Horse-Opoly. She loves being the banker and working her way through all of parts of the game.

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I've always loved Monopoly! I also love the card game Set because it can be played alone or with others.

jlsemon at gmail dot com

Rebecca Joy said...

I love Scrabble... and am teaching my son to play too. even my 4 and 2 year old girls want to play. They just love games, anykind!

Cassie and Jase said...

If only Jase was a little older, this game would be so much fun! I definitely need to keep this in mind to try out 3 years from now!

Crystal said...

I love to play Clue and now my daughter does too!

Crystal said...

I just posted an introduction of myself.

Crystal said...

Of course I would take a picture of us playing the game!

Tara said...

Our new favorite board game is Ticket to Ride

taralyn.parker at gmail.com

Tara said...

I will definitely post a family picture of us playing if we win!

taralyn.parker at gmail.com

Jennifer said...

One of my favorite games as a child was Perfection. I still enjoy it today. The family I babysit for has three children and games is one of our favorite activities. Our favorites are Kerplunk, UNO, Apples to Apples, and Blink. We have hours of fun just playing games.

Danelle said...

wow, I love the "10 days in africa game" as well as "backseat drawing" these are some pretty nifty games!
deegraphx at gmail dot com

Erica said...

My children are ages 4 & 2 and currently our favorite game is candyland... although my four year old is starting to favor chutes and ladders.

Ladues of the North said...

Hello
Well since we have 5 boys ranging from 13 - 2 we have a few....with the older boys we enjoy the Settlers of Catan games and for the younger we enjoy playing Blokus!!

Annette said...

Apples to Apples and Catch Phrase are my favorite games.

Annette said...

I introduced myself (#100!)

Annette said...

I have left other comments before!

Laura said...

Our favorite game is Candy Land.

Ladues of the North said...

My 7 year old loves to draw I think this would be an exciting game for him!!

Ladues of the North said...

We have left a few comments on your page in regards to your awesome ideas, and totbooks!! They have been a lot of fun in our home

4torock said...

We love games!!! Our favorite right now would have to be password... but my little ones favorite pick would be Don't wake Daddy ( really ... its a game!! lol)

4torock said...

Yesss!!! I have a 7 year old! She would LOVE this too!

Sarah said...

This looks awesome! My fav. board game is Settlers of Catan!

Sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Cariann said...

Right now our favorite game is Boogle Jr. I loved Boogle as a travel game when I was younger and the boys and I recently found Boogle Jr.. it is great for both boys (1 matches the letters , the other actually tries to spell the word)

Cariann said...

became a facebook fan!!

Cariann said...

I am posting my introduction post.

Cariann said...

I have commented before, I will search and save a link just in case.

Cariann said...

I would love to write a blog and post pics of this game....even if I don't win, I think we will be searching this game out for Big C.

midwest mama said...

My favorite board game is Scrabble.

midwest mama said...

If I win, I'll take a pic of my kiddos playing it and blog about it:-)

Giggly Girls said...

At the moment, our favorite board game is Sorry Sliders. What fun!

Giggly Girls said...

I am a fan on Facebook.

Giggly Girls said...

I am a follower on Twitter!

Giggly Girls said...

I have an intro on the intro thread

Giggly Girls said...

I will most definately take lots of pictures and post them on my blog.

Mitzi said...

My oldest is doing Boggle Jr a lot lately and with my youngest, we do a lot of Dora Candyland!! :)

LB said...

My favorite board game is the Game of Life :)

petrellinyc-slinky at yahoo dot com

LB said...

I am a fan of out of the box on facebook

petrellinyc-slinky at yahoo dot com

LB said...

I am following out of the box games on twitter

LB said...

I just left a comment in the introduce yourself post.

petrellinyc-slinky at yahoo dot com