ThinkFun Game Giveaway

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{The 6 ThinkFun winners are

  • Andi – I like Bilingual Zingo – Spanish.
  • Bridget3420 – Rush Hour Jr. is my favorite.
  • Julie B – Hoppers looks like a lot of fun and very cute.
  • Jennifer B. – Rush Hour Jr. looks really fun!
  • Jenny – My kids’ favorite ThinkFun game isZzingo. They would love some new games to play.
  • Gina Loggins – I love the Think Gnu game- great to help with spelling.

Email your address and which game you would like to receive (Clever Castle or Hoppers Jr.) to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com. Thanks, ThinkFun!}

THE PRIZE

thinkfun clever castlethinkfun hoppers junior

6 lucky Vanilla Joy readers will win either Clever Castle or Hoppers Junior from ThinkFun (winners’ choice of game).

MY REVIEW

If you know only one thing about me, it’s that I love to play games. I’ve always loved games, and I recently got to try out 3 games from ThinkFun that I know I would have loved as a kid. 

S’Match

i-0104-7911_largeThis is a great game for kids ages 4 and up. It’s a fun variation on the classic memory game with a few more rules and a really fun spinner that tells you what to do. Just like memory, you try to find matches. The difference is that with S’Match, the spinner tells you what kind of match you’re looking for.

There are 3 classifications of cards: colors, numbers, or categories. The spinner will tell you what kind of match you’re supposed to find, two matching colors, numbers, or categories.

For example, if the spinner lands on color, the player makes a match if they choose any two cards of the same color even if the pictures aren’t the same.

This is a little more challenging than regular memory and helps kid learn how to match in more than just one way, and it’s lots of FUN!

Clever Castle & Hoppers Junior

These two games are basically the same just with a different theme and are for kids ages 5-7. These two games are great to get kids thinking logically. Both games come with a playing board and a clue book.

With Clever Castle, the player’s challenge is to use the clues in the clue book to logically place 9 party guests in the correct room. The clue book has 40 challenges that range from easy to hard, so kids can practice their logic skills and eventually be able to do the hard puzzles. Each clue tells where some of the guests are and using that information, the player can figure out where the other guests should go.

Hoppers Junior is similar in that it also comes with a playing board and clue book. The clue book tells you how to set up the board and your job is to get rid of all the frogs until only the red one is left. There are another 40 challenges ranging from easy to hard in the Hoppers Junior clue book.

Clever Castle and Hoppers Junior are both great games to keep kids’ minds and hands busy, especially in the car. We have a road trip coming up and we will be taking these games with us to stave off boredom.

ThinkFun has lots of other great educational games for all ages, including adult games and puzzles, and some unique and fun puzzle games as well. Visit ThinkFun.com to check out their selection of games!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit ThinkFun.com
  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite ThinkFun game before midnight Thursday, July 16.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
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  • Facebook about the contest
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  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Pediped!

{ 78 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie H. July 13, 2009 at 11:44 pm

We LOVE games at our house! I think that “What’s Gnu?” looks neat. My little guy is learning to read and I think this game would be fun and educational.

2 Susan Lanthrip July 14, 2009 at 4:55 am

Hoppers looks like such fun!

3 Tina July 14, 2009 at 5:00 am

All of these games look great!! We are always looking for fun, engaging games that don’t involve some sort of Disney or Nick character!

4 Melanie July 14, 2009 at 6:36 am

My favorite game is traffic jam… I can’t wait to try more Think Fun games!

5 Melanie July 14, 2009 at 6:36 am

I follow you on Google Reader!

6 Melanie July 14, 2009 at 6:36 am

I subscribe to your newsletter!

7 Megan Aaron July 14, 2009 at 6:48 am

well I havent actually tried any of them, but I think that the bilingual hebrew zingo is pretty cool.

8 StampinCathy July 14, 2009 at 7:03 am

What a fun site. We just love games and both the games look like so much fun. I really like the Hoppers Junior game. Thanks for a chance.

9 StampinCathy July 14, 2009 at 7:03 am

I’m a subscriber. Thanks for another chance.

10 Julia Chandler July 14, 2009 at 7:09 am

Hoppers and Rush Hour look like fun!

11 Julia Chandler July 14, 2009 at 7:09 am

I’m an RSS feed subscriber

12 Julia Chandler July 14, 2009 at 7:09 am

I”m also a newsletter subscriber

13 Julia Chandler July 14, 2009 at 7:10 am

I facebooked about the giveaway

14 Andi July 14, 2009 at 7:32 am

I like Bilingual Zingo – Spanish.

15 Andi July 14, 2009 at 7:36 am

Twitter follower.

16 Andi July 14, 2009 at 7:36 am

Feed subscriber.

17 Andi July 14, 2009 at 7:37 am

Got your button.

18 megan loukota July 14, 2009 at 8:27 am

My oldest son’s primary love language is quality time, so he loves to play games. I am waiting for the game shelves to fall of the wall. We have the rush hour game and it is one of his favorites, great game to get kids thinking. Our home schooling materials are critical thinking based, so these would fit right. I might have to buy them even if I don’t win.

19 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:37 am

This is the best giveaway…we love Think Fun games! Our favorite is probably Zingo! Thanks for the chance!

20 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

I am an RSS subscriber. Thanks!

21 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

I am also a newsletter subscriber.

22 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

I follow on twitter – username is justicecw. Thanks!

23 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:40 am
24 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:48 am
25 Liz S. July 14, 2009 at 9:03 am

Fun games!! The rush hour game looks really cute and fun too! Thanks for the giveaway.

26 Liz S. July 14, 2009 at 9:03 am

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27 Liz S. July 14, 2009 at 9:04 am

I get your newsletter.

28 amy p July 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

the Toot and Otto looks fun.

29 amy p July 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire

30 amy p July 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

subscribe to your feed.

31 amy p July 14, 2009 at 9:18 am

subscribe to your newsletter.

32 amy p July 14, 2009 at 9:18 am

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33 amy p July 14, 2009 at 9:19 am
34 Jinii Boren July 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

I would love to get the set of 4 children’s card games.

35 Jinii Boren July 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

I subscribe to your feed

36 Jinii Boren July 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

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37 Sara July 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

I would like Bilingual Zingo – Spanish because we are trying to introduce Spanish to our daughter

38 Sara July 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

follow on twitter SaraMama

39 Sara July 14, 2009 at 10:43 am
40 Sara July 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

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41 Sara July 14, 2009 at 10:50 am

signed up for newsletter

42 Sara July 14, 2009 at 10:53 am

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43 Donnetta July 14, 2009 at 11:13 am

I would like to try Zingo! My daughter would have a blast with these games.

44 Donnetta July 14, 2009 at 11:14 am

I subscribe via email.

45 Jess July 14, 2009 at 11:21 am

I like Whats Gnu!

46 Jess July 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

i subscribe to your newsletter.

47 Summer Braxton July 14, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Clever Castle sounds really cool and original. I like how it makes inference and problem solving fun. A great thing to learn young

48 Jen T July 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I played Rush Hour once at a party and loved it! My kids like all kinds of games.

49 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Rush Hour Jr. is my favorite

50 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Twitter follower – bridget3420

51 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm
52 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm
53 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Email subscriber

54 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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55 bridget3420 July 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Your button is on my sidebar

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56 Christal July 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm

We love games!! what a great giveaway!!

57 Christal July 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I am a subscriber/follower

58 ang July 14, 2009 at 9:26 pm

zingo for the win!

59 Gina Loggins July 15, 2009 at 3:01 am

I love the Think Gnu game- great to help with spelling.

60 Gina Loggins July 15, 2009 at 3:01 am

I follow you on Twitter

61 Gina Loggins July 15, 2009 at 3:01 am

I subscribe

62 Sue D July 15, 2009 at 4:28 am

Zingo sounds like fun!

63 Sue D July 15, 2009 at 4:29 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

64 Sue D July 15, 2009 at 4:29 am

I subscribe to your feed.

65 Sue D July 15, 2009 at 4:36 am

I made a comment on your post about Favorite Childrens Picture Books.

66 Julie B July 15, 2009 at 6:17 am

Hoppers looks like a lot of fun and very cute

67 Julie B July 15, 2009 at 6:18 am

I subscribe to your newsletter

68 Julie B July 15, 2009 at 6:20 am

I commented on your credit card mailbox post

69 sandyh50 July 15, 2009 at 6:50 am

Toot and Otto looks like fun, so does What’s Gnu! I like word games.

70 Rachel O. July 15, 2009 at 7:50 am

I like the What’s Gnu? game for my little girl!

71 Jenny July 15, 2009 at 8:38 am

my kids’ favorite thinkfun game is zingo. They would love some new games to play.

72 Camille July 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Cool giveaway. And really cool games! I’m liking the S’Match game. At the age of my girls right now, they both really enjoy matching so I think they would really enjoy this!

73 Amy July 15, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I’ve never heard of them before but they look wonderful. I like the idea of the S’Match game.

74 Jennifer b. July 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

Rush Hour Jr. looks really fun!

75 Jennifer b. July 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

I am a subscriber via google reader!

76 Jennifer b. July 16, 2009 at 5:09 am

I subscribe to your newsletter also!

77 Heather July 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Our favorite is Rush Hour for sure!!! My oldest son LOVES Think Fun games!!!

78 Melanie P July 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I really think S’Match looks fun!

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