Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Find It Games Starry Night Hidden Objects Game {Review & Giveaway}

Find It Games logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Angela H!}

It's fairly common that we'll be outside and one or both of my daughters will point up at the sky and, with amazement in their voice, say something along the lines of Look! The moon! or Mama! I can see a STAR!

It's the little things in life, right?

I do have to admit, there truly is something somewhat magical about staring up at the night sky and seeing anything from a single star to a complete constellation glittering back at you from a gazillion light years away. You're never too old for that!

But recently there has been a new and unique way to experience the nighttime sky and the entertainment and love of searching through it thanks to Find It Games and their Starry Night Find It hidden object game.

Starry Night Find It GameAfter having been amazed and enthralled when we were introduced to Find It Games this past summer with their VeggieTales Find It game, there was no question that we were excited about the opportunity to be entertained with Starry Night.

Whether at home or on-the-go, these fun and innovative games are perfect for the car, waiting for an appointment or just a quiet moment relaxing in a chair, as there is nothing more required than an imagination and a love for a good search. Kids (and adults) are able to be entertained quickly and easily just by turning the container over and over while looking for the next brightly-colored cute piece on their list.

When the three-dimensional star-shaped Starry Night arrived, the biggest issue was trying to decide who was going to get to take the first turn searching... and whether or not they were willing to share.

Starry Night reviewAs expected, this unique handheld scavenger hunt has been examined, shaken, turned, and twisted time and time again since its arrival. The thick and durable construction of the container has easily held up to all of the activity and even an accidental drop or two hasn't made the slightest dent.

Find It GamesWith 40 objects waiting inside – including objects you might expect such as the crescent moon, an astronaut, and earth, as well as others that are a little more unusual like an observatory, a firefly, night vision goggles, and more – we've all had a great time twisting and turning the game to search within the sea of colorful beads for them.

Starry NightAs with the VeggieTales Find It game, Starry Night also includes a small pad of paper that lists all the objects so that players can keep track or even compete to see how fast or how many they can find. Unlike that version, however, Starry Night doesn't have the list of searchable items printed directly on it somewhere, so for now we have made sure to not misplace the score pad... but we'll see what happens in the future.

score padSeeing as we're not playing competitively around here, so far Big Sister E and Little Sister B have been searching happily, even when the little pad isn't nearby. Their eyes light up as they excitedly hunt and discover each new (or repeat, even) item that appears.

hidden object gameEven better, many of the outer space and nighttime items glow-in-the-dark, so the girls will get an even bigger kick out of taking the star into a dark room and oohing and ahhing over the glow. What a fun addition to an already-rousing game!

I love that such a simple concept can result in such a fun and entertaining experience each time we pick up this game. The star is large enough that the girls can maneuver it easily when they are shaking, spinning or turning it around, yet it is easily portable so that it can be brought along in the car, to an appointment or anywhere that quiet time might be required.

Sold nationwide this holiday season (visit their convenient store locator to find your closest retailer) or online directly from Find It Games, Starry Night retails for $22 and would be a great stocking stuffer for kids or adults on your list. It will encourage curiosity and learning and trust me, you'll want to pick it up to search for one more elusive item time and time again!

And, thanks to the generosity of Find It Games, one person will be able to do some star hide-and-seek playing of their own, because...

One lucky person will win a Starry Night game from Find It Games!

Find It Games giveawayTo enter to win: Visit Find It Games and tell me another of their innovative items that you would like to own OR one of the many awards that these great games have won.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over and enter the Starry Night giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell!
1 Extra Entry if you Like Find It Games on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

WIN the Starry Night hidden object game from Find It Games - fun for the whole family! http://bit.ly/vrgbyg @thxmailcarrier #giveaway #win

1 Extra Entry (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook, and/or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
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Giveaway will end on November 29th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and must be 18 years of age or older.

A big thank you to Find It Games for providing Starry Night for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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bored2quickly said...

I would also like the On the Farm Find It. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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I follow you on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Like The Oh Really! game and it won the Parent's Choice Approved award

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Jen McLaren said...

I'm really loving the farm -themed for my little one and the stayy night one for my 6 year old, but I'm loving the "oh, Really" game. our neighbors come over for game night periodically and this would be a HOOT!

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lisa_s said...

I would like to own Find It Bird Watch because we love birds!
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clenna said...

I would love to try the game Oh, Really! with my grand kids.

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I'd also love owning their Celtic Challenge game... it looks different but fun.

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The Celtic Challenge game looks awesome!

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Celtic Challenge looks fun

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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

I also like the Find It At The Beach game

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Hippie4ever said...

Find it Toys won the Toy of the Year Award in 2011 and the Farm Silo would be a hit with my son silenttributary at yahoo dot com

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i like Find it at the beach. email subscriber walk9@att.net

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Amelia said...

I would get the zoo version or the original version.

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Rhonda Martin said...

Our family dogs name is Toto because she looks exactly like the one from Wizard of oz so we would have lots of fun with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz find it game~!
Thanks for sharing this review and giveaway with all of us. This looks like lots of fun and we are always looking for new games to play during the long winter months.

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HiHoRosie said...

find it veggie tales or find it at the zoo would be so fun!

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Katie said...

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dfraley3 said...

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Michelle said...

I would love to get the Find It Veggie Tales for my son. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Michelle said...

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Brandy Castillo said...

I love these, it is hard to just pick one. I guess we would like the bird watch find it next, since we willbe doing Apologia zoo 1 this summer.
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Kim said...

I like the Find It Veggie tales too.
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I like find it hunt

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Terra Heck said...

I'd like to own Find It Bird Watch. Thanks.
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