Friday, April 27, 2012

Prepare for Battle: Classic Battleship Movie Edition & KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper Set {Review & Giveaway}

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As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. So, although that rain is great for those growing seeds, it also means that families everywhere need to be prepared to spend a few rainy days indoors this month. After all, parents know that too much time spent sitting around bored inside can lead to the rainy day blues, so this spring it is time to be prepared by picking up a great game!

And it doesn't take long to figure out that from traditional board games for large groups to innovative, handheld games for one, no one knows how to better bring the fun and entertainment of gaming to our lives more than Hasbro.

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This May, the epic action of the classic naval combat game will unfold in theaters nationwide with the release of Universal Pictures' Battleship, starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and recording superstar, Rihanna.

However, the live action doesn't have to end with the film, as young naval commanders can go head-to-head with the alien fleet in Hasbro's Classic Battleship Movie Edition game while recreating their favorite actions scenes from the big screen with the KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper set.

Classic Battleship Movie Edition KRE-O Combat Chopper

Having grown up with the original Battleship, I have lots of great memories of this game and was excited to see the changes that have been made with this new version. As I pulled it out of the box, I felt as though I was already having flashbacks of the laughter and good times spent calling out, "Argh! You sunk my battleship!"

Classic Battleship Movie Edition

By taking the original search-and-destroy tactics and moving them out of this world, Classic Battleship Movie Edition allows players to choose to command either the Navy or Alien fleet for their attacks. In this game, not only can you hunt down your opponent, you have the opportunity to unleash brand new super weapon cards to destroy them with attacks reminiscent of those from the big screen!

Including the two game units, five Navy ships, five Alien ships, two Decks of Special Ops cards, red & white pegs, and a rules and reference card, play begins with each contender at the helm in the fight for the future of the planet.

Classic Battleship Movie Edition review

After deciding which player is commanding the Alien Fleet and which is defending the Human Navy, the game begins with the familiar job of scanning the battlefield for locations to conceal your highly-detailed, movie-based ships. Then play continues as you brace yourself for the intensity of battle as you compete with the enemy to sink their ships while protecting and keeping yours afloat.

Battleship game

As a new twist to the Movie Edition, this Battleship game allows players to choose from three game variations for edge-of-your seat excitement. As well as playing the traditional game where the participants take turns calling out locations (A-5! F-7!), this version also includes the Salvo game and the Special Ops cards.

In Salvo, players are allowed as many shots in one turn as they have ships still afloat in the game - so if they still have three ships protected, they are given three guesses. Or, when using the movie-based Special Ops cards, players are given special powers depending on which strategy cards they receive.

While we haven't tried this method of play yet (my kids are still a little young to grasp just the regular method of play), I can see how older players would enjoy being able to use powers such as Blitz, Scan, and Reveal to help plot to how to conquer their enemy.

Battleship

Providing just as much entertainment, skill and strategy (and a bit of luck) as the original, this innovative game is a great addition to any game library. Designed for two players ages 7 and up, the two Battleship boards even attach together to form its own convenient carrying case, making it easy to wage your own battles at home or on the go. We did feel as though the plastic is a little thinner than in the past and there were times that the boat pegs needed a little extra force to be removed from the holes, but in all, it has been a lot of fun!

Retailing for $19.99, Classic Battleship Movie Edition is available for purchase at mass merchandise retailers nationwide, directly from Hasbro or on Amazon.

Commanding your own fleet in Battleship isn't the only way that Hasbro has allowed kids of all ages to recreate their favorite action scenes from the big screen. With the 174-piece KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper set, kids can pretend to take their missions to the skies, complete with a KREON fighter pilot and KREON alien figure.

KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper

As my kids were a little too young (and impatient) to follow the instruction booklet to put this chopper together, I found myself doing much of the work. Fortunately, the illustrated directions were easy to follow...

Lego instructions

...and it wasn't long before our pilot, alien and chopper were constructed. Then it was up to my girls and their imaginations to come up with plenty of adventures and missions! Plus, we found that it didn't take much more than a push on the lever to spin the rotor blades and launch two firing missiles at incoming alien attacks – suddenly we were action heroes right from the movie!

Battleship Legos

While my kids were on the young side for this set as well (it is recommended for ages 7-14), they have still had a great time constructing (and deconstructing) this Combat Chopper and coming up with a variety of action-packed adventures for this aircraft, its pilot and the alien.

LEGO helicopter

Whether the child in your life wants to imagine an aerial battle, complete with firepower, missiles and an enemy or they would rather take their Chopper on a leisurely flight to visit Grandma's house, this set is all about open-ended fun. For any child that is a fan of building with these familiar small blocks, they'll be thrilled that this set fits with other leading brands as well – so there's no limit on where their creativity can take them.

Retailing for $19.99, the KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper set can also be purchased at mass merchandise retailers nationwide, from Hasbro or found on Amazon.

Do you have a Battleship fan in your life? Thanks to the generosity of Hasbro, one person will be able to bring home and action and adventure of these great new additions, because...

One lucky person will win Classic Battleship Movie Edition game and a KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper set from Hasbro! 


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


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A big thank you to Hasbro for providing a Classic Battleship Movie Edition game and a KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper 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.

169 comments:

DevotedMommy said...

My sister & I played 'Life' a whole lot.


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emeraldmaz said...

When I was a kid I loved Candyland and chutes and ladders

Hannah Adkins said...

I loved payday!

Marsha Cooper said...

I loved playing all sorts of board games growing up...my 2 favorites were Life and Monopoly.

wigget said...

i loved playing twister

mummytotwoboys said...

I love playing Monopoly with my family

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Sarah said...

Candyland, Monopoly and Life were my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Life! julierupert@gmail.com

Denise said...

I liked to play Monopoly, Life, and Battleship!
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VickeC said...

Rook an the Game of Life an the best was The Dating Game

Linda W. said...

Hi Ho Cheerio and chutes and ladders.

BRANDY CASTILLO said...

we played monopoly every weekend! This is one of the fondest memories of my childhood.

debijackson said...

we played aggravation

peg42 said...

I loved playing Clue.
Thanks so much.
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Lee Black said...

I loved playing Monopoly, Life, and Sorry!

Jessica said...

I loved/love Sorry!

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SueZH said...

I loved Connect 4

Karen said...

I used to LOVE Clue !!

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Marisa M said...

I liked to play Monopoly, Othello, and UNO when I was younger.
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Holly S. said...

Life! I remember I loved that game. I went and bought it a few years ago for 'Family Game Night' and my kids love it too! Thanks!

Jenny said...

My favorite game was called Go For It. You can't find it anywhere now. I loved that game.

I also loved playing CLUE.

Linda said...

We played Sorry.
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Brn2lisn said...

Trouble

apple blossom said...

life

adf said...

I loved to play as a kid

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michele376 said...

My favorite game was Sorry.

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blessedintexas said...

I love the Game of Life
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leanne_mac said...

Monopoly

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Candice said...

Well, we used to just play with sticks and bricks :D .....and, I loved Clue.
Thank you for the chance to win!
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Tanya M said...

I really liked to play a 3-D version of Connect 4 with my older brother.

Stacey said...

I always played Kings corner with my great grandma for hours after my horse back riding lessons.

mommygidget said...

i've always loved scrabble.

Carrie Phelps said...

I loved Monopoly!

Ann Fantom said...

I loved playing Life when I was a little girl!

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Brenda Callahan said...

actually battleship was "the" game... something my brother would actually play with me! i still love it to this day!

kyonac1 said...

I loved Monopoly and Life.
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Lane Mahnke said...

Pay Day and Mystery Date were my favorites.

Cody said...

I loved playing Monopoly Jr.
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crystletellerday said...

chinese checkers crystletellerday@yahoo.com

christaj3 said...

Very cool...
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christaj3 said...

Battleship.. always played with my brothers!

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Anonymous said...

I REMEMBER PLAYING MONOPOLY & LOVED IT !!

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Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

My mom taught me how to kick butt at Scrabble at a very young age. :D

Amy V said...

i loved uno

Anonymous said...

I loved Monopoly
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carol said...

I loved to play Clue

Ashley T. said...

Life, Chutes and ladders, candyland, clue..the list could go on! :)

Jessica T. said...

We liked to play Yahtzee.

ChosenToBeFree said...

Big monopoly fan

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Rebecca Graham said...

I liked playing Monopoly.

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janejett123 said...

operation

Melanie Johnson said...

My friends and I played Life and Monopoly a lot.

Tracey said...

Yahtzee and Monopoly
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Shelly said...

we used to love an old game called Waterworks and the game called LIFE

shopannies said...

we could spend hours playing monopoly

won said...

Hide and go seek and cards.

Kat's Fantastical World said...

My brother and I loved to play dodgeball outside, and for board games we loved battleship and trouble.

Katie Wurn
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@kpop_junki

Melissa said...

i love all your games!

Anonymous said...

I loved to play Candy Land and Monopoly!
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Anonymous said...

monopoly was one
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freddie said...

We played Sorry and Monopoly. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Monopoly

Joe M.
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Anonymous said...

I loved Connect 4.

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Christine Jessamine said...

i always love monopoly!

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mogrill said...

Clue was my favorite.
Thanks for the chance.
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jenmalonee said...

I loved playing monopoly as a child

jennifer marie

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jlafount said...

Always enjoyed Monopoly

enizete said...

Monopoly was (and still is) the favorite

Terra H. said...

I enjoyed playing Sorry! with my mom and brother. Thanks.
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Jay said...

I used to love Life.

wildcat32 said...

I liked playing Operation.

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Jeni said...

candyland

Tammy said...

Candyland :)

mverno said...

monopoly ruled our household back in the day
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Angie said...

I loved playing Candyland when I was little.

Phoenix said...

Scrabble.

Alexis G said...

Chutes and Ladders!

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Jennifer Van dahm said...

Candy Land
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Tamra Williams-Krantz said...

Battleship

Michelle said...

Trouble! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Crissy Durst said...

I liked Operation

sherylssg said...

My sisters and I would stay up to early in the morning playing Pay Day.

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magic said...

i loved monopoly x

Melissa Shirley said...

Operation was my favorite
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Kim said...

With two older brothers? Risk!

Mrs. Bacon said...

Monopoly with my dad and life with my mom.

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Rebecca O said...

My sister and I loved The Game of Life and Scrabble. Even as adults we still love a competitive game of Scrabble.
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Brooke Adametz said...

Clue!

Jessica M. said...

Loved playing Trivial Pursuit Junior Edition!

Kendal said...

I would play Candy Land with my dad every Sunday!

buttmuffin (jules mcnubbin) said...

i loved playing mad libs. i'd laugh so hard.

ReneeK said...

I liked to play Life. My kids love Battle ship.

Kerry said...

Clue

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I loved to play checkers and chess
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

I couldn't get enough of Candy Land as a kid.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Hide and Seek
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Laurel said...

Loved playing Sorry and checkers.
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mframe said...

We always played Sorry!
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dario moniz said...

i loved playing Trouble

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Gina P said...

Monopoly was the favorite

Kelly Grant said...

chutes and ladders

Christie said...

i loved twister

1porkchop said...

I used to love a game called Torpedo Run, which I believe was Hasbro.

RJ said...

Yahtzee!

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Anonymous said...

I loved chutes and ladders
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I loved Uno, thanks!

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JoMoni10 said...

guess who

C and C girl said...

I loved trouble

Daniel M said...

i liked sorry - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

russrpm said...

scrabble
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tavernie said...

We all enjoyed Monolpoly!
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Tamar said...

I loved SORRY!

Liesl said...

We played Life a lot...and Sorry...and Clue (though I got in trouble for using the weapons to poke holes in the cards. Oops! I blame my brother) :)

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Chinese checkers and chutes an ladders
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Angela Cisco said...

I loved chutes and ladders and a lesser known game called girl talk

Carolyn Daley said...

Monopoly

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kat said...

love Yahtzee.
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weta1972 said...

My grandparents and I were always playing skip-bo!
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mstoolman173 said...

I loved aggravation
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Becca Ann said...

I loved to play life

Nickolay said...

I loved SORRRY

Nickolay said...

I loved SORRRY

daniel thornton said...

I liked to play monopoly

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Veronica said...

We loved playing Monopoly and Candyland.

JSweeps said...

I loved to play Clue!

medictom said...

Definitely Monopoly..

Harold D said...

Candyland

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CAJUNMAN12 said...

Monopoly was my favorite

Ledford Land said...

I loved the game "Guess Who"

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Douglas Houston said...

I like playing the game of LIFE

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Carmen said...

Operation

Erica C. said...

I use to like playing Risk.
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Belinda Martin Revercomb said...

I loved playing Monopoly.

ferriz said...

huge yahtzee fan here.

danielle b

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Anonymous said...

monopoly

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Penny B W said...

I loved playing Uno!

Leslie S. said...

I loved scrabble.

Julieh said...

I liked the game of life. julie hawkins
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aajacques said...

I loved scrabble when I was a kid

sottovoce said...

Monopoly was the game my siblings and I played most often...and argued about most often. :-) Thank you.
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Ms Penny Pincher said...

My favorite game was Candyland!

mightynaynay said...

I loved playing life
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pauline15 said...

I loved playing Sorry!
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Casey Lloyd said...

I loved to play Monopoly

hussagain said...

Hungry Hungry Hippos

barb hunt said...

Concentration
thanks for the contest
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Erica G said...

I liked playing Operation.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I used to play all the classics - connect 4, chutes and ladders, candyland, risk, clue, etc. I miss the simple goodold days where things didn't always require batteries, dvds, internet, and 9 other players...
-mike s.

missreneer said...

I always loved Candy Land. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

Renee
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tina reynolds said...

candyland and sorry!
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krysta said...

i loved Sorry!

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ltlbitone said...

I loved checkers

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Kristie said...

I liked playing Monopoly.

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Gina F. said...

When I was a child I loved playing Hi-Ho Cherry-O.

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Aralynlove said...

Clue

Missy L said...

My favorites were Yahtzee and Monopoly

Breanne said...

Clue

Anonymous said...

Candyland was my fav.
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Anonymous said...

Candyland.
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mail4rosey said...

I liked Sorry!
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loulelurk said...

My favorite games were a tie between Candyland and Trouble.

Sally Kelley said...

Candyland!!!

michedt said...

I loved playing Clue. Got so good at it, no one would play with me:(
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Cálaeb Temple said...

i loved life.

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natashagt said...

i loved to play mouse trap as a child :)

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amos122902 said...

Candyland

Unknown said...

candyland

Reeva M. said...

connect 4

barblong said...

I loved to play Monopoly and Scrabble as a kid.

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