Friday, March 26, 2010

100 Days in the USA ~ Giveaway! CLOSED

Updated-Congratulations Laura #21-you won!

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Way back when we had our 1000 Subscribers Celebration, I was sent 2 awesome games from Out of the Box . The first one, Backseat Drawing-I reviewed here {we still love it}. The next one, 10 Days in the USA-I saved until now as Pac Man is a bit older and it is more of an advanced game.

You can read the rules of this unique game here, and some modifications for younger kids here. This is a game that I will need to play with Pac Man for quite awhile, and we have yet to get Dad involved but I am sure he will whoop us all.

This game takes tons of focus and strategic thinking, even my brain was tired {in a good way}. It is recommended for ages 10 and up, Pac Man is almost 8. We just played it in a modified way and worked togetherer and it was awesome. I could really see his brain working as he explored the different ways to create a travel plan that would work for him.IMG_1120

It is an awesome game, the board alone is wonderful as a teaching tool itself even without the game! You could easily just use the board and cards to find the states! In our version of play this day, Pac man won the game!

Here’s the view of how Pac Man won {and yes, the cat helped a ton}…

Start in Texas, walk to LA {since it borders TX}, fly to GA {since they’re both blue}, drive to MO{since they share a bordering state}, walk to IA, drive to ND, walk to MT.IMG_1127

They also have different versions of this game, {Europe, Asia, Africa}, and so many other great learning games on their site, we love Apples to Apples also!

Would you like to win 10 Days in the USA???


Mandatory Entry…

Visit Out of the Box Games and tell me one other game that you like after you browse around their site a bit. Leave the name of the game in your 1st comment!

After you do that, you can gain some extra entries by any of the following, remember to leave an extra comment for each item so they will count as entries...

  1. If you Follow/Subscribe to 1+1+1=1 give yourself an extra entry.
  2. Follow Out of the Box Games on Twitter
  3. Become a fan of OTB on Facebook
  4. 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!!! (an honor thing)

This Giveaway is open for USA 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 April 8, 2010. 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.

119 comments:

Kris said...

If I won this game I would definitely take a photo! I have an 8 year old daughter who would LOVE this game :)

Kris said...

Hi,
I follow this blog. After hearing about how you use a blog reader I finally tried it! It is wonderful. Thanks :)

Kris said...

I think the Gold Digger game looks great! Our family would love to play this :)

Heather said...

The game Mix Up looks like a lot of fun! :)

Heather said...

I follow your blog! :)

Heather said...

I would take pics and post about it if I won! :)

Heather said...

I became a fan of OTB on facebook

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Fish Eat Fish looks like fun

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I follow OTB on Twitter.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I follow you!

Kristie said...

I follow you...

Kristie
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Kristie said...

Having younger kids I would probably like Backseat Drawing Jr.

Kristie Sherrard
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Mommy Moment said...

squint junior
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Chawksgirl4ever said...

we would love to try the game 7 ate 9 it loooks fun and funny

Chawksgirl4ever said...

im a fan of otb on facebook

Chawksgirl4ever said...

i follow 1+1+1=1

Amy said...

i'm a subscriber!

Amy said...

SO MANY GREAT GAMES BUT Wallamoppi LOOKS AWESOME!

InnaC said...

Subscriber

InnaC said...

Squint!

Spesamor Academy said...

And yes, I would post about it.

Spesamor Academy said...

I follow your blog.

Spesamor Academy said...

I would love any of the other 10 Days games. Or all of them, actually. :)

njolin said...

I subscribe to your blog via bloglines. I would love this game!

Thank you,
Tina

cdanielshafer said...

I think the game Mix Up looks like fun :)
cdanielshafer

cdanielshafer said...

I follow 1+1+1 on Facebook now :)

cdanielshafer

Tiff said...

I will post a pic of my kids playing with the game on my blog if I win.
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Tiff said...

Letter Roll
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Anonymous said...

i follow you!

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Anonymous said...

back sweat drawing looks good. i didn't win last time. =)

elleeyun@msn.com

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I follow your blog
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Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I think the Pepper game looks fun!
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Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I would love to take a picture and post about it on my blog if we won!
tolsmamm at juno dot com

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I follow OTB on twitter
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Erin said...

Squint!

Erin said...

FB fan!

Erin said...

Subscriber to 1+1+1+1
and love it!

Caseybumpinalong said...

I follow your blog!

Caseybumpinalong said...

I would be happy to post a pic on my blog if we won!

Caseybumpinalong said...

My son would also love the Pirate vs. Pirate game I bet.

April said...

LetterFlip looks really fun! My 11 year old DD would love that!

April said...

I am a subscriber!

April said...

I would definitly take a picture and blog about it! :)

April said...

I am a fan on Facebook of OTB Games

Taryn said...

Word on the Street looks pretty fun.

Taryn said...

I follow OTB on Twitter.

Taryn said...

I follow you.

Taryn said...

I definitely would post a picture of my son playing this on my blog if I win.

Taryn said...

I am a fan of OTB on Facebook.

mamateach said...

I follow Out of the Box.
Gretchen
gretchen_morrison@hotmail.com

mamateach said...

I am so about sharing photos of us playing learning games.

mamateach said...

We so have played Apples to Apples, but don't own it yet either.

Evenspor said...

I follow 1+1+1

Evenspor said...

This looks like a fun game, and so do Squint and Squint Jr.

TheBorman5 Plus1 said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 !!!! You share great ideas and resources!
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TheBorman5 Plus1 said...

7ATE9 and SUPER CIRCLES both look like fun games for my kiddos!!
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Amy said...

I subscribe to this blog

Amy said...

I think my kids would like backseat drawing.

Shaper of Little Souls said...

I follow you! Have been for ever a year now. time flies!

Shaper of Little Souls said...

i'd like back seat drawing jr.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carisa, I would love this game for my daughter! I reviewed the website and I really like the wallommpi game!



Colleen SHerlock

witchymom@gmx.com

Anonymous said...

I would take pictures of my daughter playing the game!

Colleen

witchymom@gmx.com

Chris Lockwood said...

Letter Flip!

Anonymous said...

I follow 1+1+1=1!

Colleen

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Vindiciti said...

I subscribe to 1+1+1, and am glad I do! Almost teared up when I saw your son's trip from La to Ga, though. We just PCSed (Army moved) from there to here!

Vindiciti said...

I would so love to get Backseat Drawing or Word on the Street for my boys. They would love those games! I've only ever heard of Apples to Apples before.

(vindiciti yahoo com)

Vindiciti said...

I would photo blog my kids playing the game if I won.

Vindiciti said...

OTB Games fan on Facebook.

Vindiciti said...

Twittering with OTBgames @Vindiciti.

Melinda said...

I would be happy to review this game, and show some picts!

Melinda said...

I don't know why I even try for these... I NEVER win!!! But this is worth another try!
I follow 1+1+1=1

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

I'm a subscriber and a follower! Thanks for the fun give away :)

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

I like the 10 days in.... games, looks like fun learning to me!

Kat said...

I subscribe via email!
katkirkwood@gmail.com

Kat said...

Wallamoppy looks fun and age appropriate for my daughter!! Thanks!
katkirkwood@gmail.com

Exum Family said...

I follow your blog! I love it! I've been here a lot lately. Thanks for all of the Easter ideas.

Exum Family said...

If I won this game, I would definitely post about playing the game with my son. That's what my blog is all about!

Exum Family said...

I want 10 Days in Europe. I lived in Europe for 4.5 years and loved every minute of it.

Lynsi said...

I'm a follower!

Tara said...

I would take pics and blog about it.

Tara said...

I follow your blog.

Tara said...

I love word games - Letter Flip would be perfect!

Christy said...

I'm a subscriber!

Christy said...

I liked 10 Days in Africa, Asia and Europe since we are starting Galloping the Globe. But the Letterflip game looked cool too!

Christy said...

I would post a pic - I love letting friends and family know what fun we are having!

Shannon C said...

I am a subscriber to your blog.

Shannon C
cimsha@aol.com

Shannon C said...

I would love any of the 10 Days games, I have a geography degree so it's my favorite subject to do with the kids!

Shannon C
cimsha@aol.com

Shannon C said...

I would take a pic and restart my blog if I won! I've needed some motivation to redo it.

Shannon C
cimsha@aol.com

Judy B said...

Fish Eat Fish looks pretty cool :)

judychrz at gmail.com

Dawn said...

I'm a subscriber to 1+1+1=1.

Dawn said...

If we won the game I would post photos on my blog.

Dawn said...

7ate9 looks like it would be fun and great math practice.

Dawn said...

I became a FB fan of OTB games.

Becky Jo said...

I don't own any of the games yet, but the Letterflip game looks really cool.

Becky Jo said...

Became a fan of OTB on Facebook.

Becky Jo said...

I follow in a reader.

kari said...

I think my son would love the pirate pirate game! Love your blog. Thanks for all the help yuo given me in the beginning stages of homeschooling my son. :) karebear0313@yahoo.com

Tot Play: A Learning Journey said...

I couldn't pick just ONE game that I liked. I liked the following games from the Out Of the Box website: Letter Roll, Letter Flip, 10 Days USA (any geography game), My Word, Cloud 9, 7 Ate 9, Squint Jr., Wallamoppi, Zen Benders, and Mix-up. Even though my daughter is too young for most of these games right now ... I am sure that I could think of other ways to use them until she was old enough to play the correct way. I would LOVE to win the 10 Days USA game - we don't have a lot of geography or Social Studies materials at home.
Tracey at Tot Play
tlmswt2000@msn.com

Tot Play: A Learning Journey said...

I would definitely post a picture of my daughter (Alyssa) playing or using this game if we won it.
Tracey at Tot Play
tlmswt2000@msn.com

Tot Play: A Learning Journey said...

I follow (subscribe to) your 1+1+1=1 blog.
Tracey at Tot Play
tlmswt2000@msn.com

we3ernes said...

I know that we would love Backseat Drawing, but I'm not sure if we'd want the junior, or regular version.

we3ernes said...

I subscribe to you and love to share your website with other homeschooling mamas!

Kim said...

I think Letter Roll sounds like a blast, and educational. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I'd be glad to post about my kids playing the game if we win!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I subscribe to your blog

Frances said...

I'm dying to try Pirate vs. Pirate, and then a crossover game of Pirate vs. Ninja.

Trent said...

Pirate vs. Pirate
We played a prototype of Pirate vs. Pirate at SaltCon in February and can't wait for it to come out this year.

www.TheBoardGameFamily.com

Trent said...

I follow OTB on Twitter too.
We have also posted our reviews of OTB games on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/BoardGameFamily

Trent said...

OTB has fantastic family games.
We also follow OTB on Facebook.

Here is a link to our current video reviews of OTB games:
Card games: http://bit.ly/bgJbns
Backseat Drawing: http://bit.ly/cPTbiI

MommyDesiree said...

I follow this blog and BTW its such a Blessing!

amy2blessings said...

Hi,
I'm your newest follower.
I recently went to a convention and saw these games and fell in love with them, but I can't afford to buy them all.
If I could have just one I would get 10 days in Africa, we currently sponsor a child from there and would love to learn more about there culture and life over there. I beleive it would be more relatable for our children.

www.ourhopeisinthelord.blogspot.com
April

amy2blessings said...

I'm now follwoing OTB on facebook

amy2blessings said...

I follow your blog too.

www.ourhopeisinthelord.blogspot.com

Flamingo Mama said...

i also subscribe in reader

Flamingo Mama said...

this game looks like alot of fun!

Anonymous said...

another game I saw on the site was cloud 9

thanks
kathey
childofgod8@sbcglobal.net

The Bookworm said...

The Chain Game looks fun!

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The Bookworm said...

I'm following Out of the Box Games on Twitter. (@hawaiismn)

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The Bookworm said...

I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.

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