Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wonder Forge Imaginative, Innovative, Entertaining Games for Kids {Review & Giveaway}

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You have to be careful when uttering the phrase, Anyone want to play a game? in our house, as it might lead to ultrasonic screeching and a near-stampede.

Big Sister E has long reached the age where she enjoys the interaction and entertainment of playing board games and Little Sister B is finally old enough that she can play along after having had the concept and rules clearly explained. The only problems that we tend to run into are attention spans that run out, waiting patiently to take turns and the big one: winning and losing.

Yes, learning to deal with the disappointment of losing is necessary in life, but the competitive side to playing games can often make it difficult to play with young children and not result in sadness. Who wants to lose?

Not wanting my children to grow up having been "let win" too often and yet not develop a jaded view of games if indeed they continue to lose, I love knowing that there are innovative companies like Wonder Forge that not only create products and games that educate and inspire, but promote cooperation, creativity and fun.

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A Seattle company that creates good-for-you games that promote active-play and teamwork for children and families, Wonder Forge preschool games boost self-confidence by giving kids a chance to discover what they can do.

Featuring beloved characters and games that have kids running, sliding, hiding, seeking, sorting, stretching, and exploring, these active, engaging games are the perfect alternatives to TV and video games.

While browsing Wonder Forge's website, I came across quite a few of their top games that caught my eye. However, living in the princess-loving household that I do, as soon as I saw the Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party and the Disney Princess Dazzling Princess Game, I knew that they would be a big hit.

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In a race to crown cupcakes, Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party invites all of the princess players to work together to make as many cupcakes as possible before it's time for the party.

Right away it was easy to see that the directions for play were easy enough for young children to understand (the game is designed for ages 3+) and that the group goal of matching and sharing would be the perfect accompaniment to the adorable miniature cupcakes created.

enchanted cupcake party game

I love that there is no single winner or loser in this game and that all of the players work together to flip the tiles, make the cupcakes (by following the recipe cards to match the fancy liners, frostings, and toppers), and count to see how many total are made in the end.

Each cupcake creation is fit for a princess and the laughter and smiles are only a side benefit that goes along with the physical dexterity, creative expression and turn-taking skills that are practiced throughout this game.

Wonder Forge enchanted cupcake game review

Retailing for $16.99, Wonder Forge's Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party can be found at a retail location near you as well as on Amazon.com.

When we haven't been enjoying our time playing together to create delectable mini cupcakes, we have loved having the ability to have a magical time playing dress up thanks to the Disney Princess Dazzling Princess Game.

Containing tiaras, rings, bracelets, jewels and much more, this game is such a fun way to celebrate our favorite princesses by collecting the sparkling jewels to decorate the accessories.

Disney Princess Dazzling Princess Game

As with the Enchanted Cupcake Party, this game features a simple concept that kids can easily grasp (it is designed for 4+). Players are able to easily take turns drawing a card and guessing which princess it belongs with, followed by using the red heart gem to reveal the answer and how many jewels have been earned for getting that card correct.

With every right answer, it is fun to add sparkling gems to your bracelet, ring, and tiara and let your inner princess shine in this fantasy-filled dress-up game! I can't think of any little girls who wouldn't enjoy the counting, matching and imaginative play that this game involves... all while practicing more turn-taking and playing together.

Wonder Forge Disney Princess Game review

Retailing for $19.99, the Disney Princess Dazzling Princess Game can also be found at a retail location near you as well as on Amazon.com.

Both of these games have done a great job encouraging helping, self-esteem, cooperative habits and more and have continued to impress me each time we open the box. I couldn't be happier that my girls are practicing positive early childhood developmental skills while, at the same time, having such a good time making cupcakes and dressing as princesses!

If you're looking for a captivating game that the children in your life are sure to enjoy this holiday season, visit the Wonder Forge website to see their expanding product line and the education and entertainment that they can bring to your home.

With everything from active, adventurous play for little pirates to action-packed games of teamwork and special powers to just about everything in between, you're sure to find the games that the boys and girls in your life will enjoy for quite some time to come.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to do just that, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of game from Wonder Forge!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Wonder Forge for providing two games for me to review as well as the game of choice 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.  

161 comments:

tatertot374 said...

Konexi™

lace said...

I'd choose Konexi or Busy, Busy Airport

Magela said...

I like the Who Shook Hook? game.

M. Greene said...

I think mythbusters would be a great one to play

jmajor4870 said...

i like the Cinderella royal ball game

apple blossom said...

princess dominoes

Jackie said...

I like the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Matching Game
Thank you!

Teh Doll said...

Neverland Challange

trisha said...

love the 4-in-1 Games Cube

sheila musselman askins said...

my grandson would love Jake and the Never Land Pirates match game!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

The Joker Fun House Game
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Jessica A. said...

I like the Busy, Busy Airport!

Kristina said...

Who Shook Hook?

SueZH said...

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

Ken Ohl said...

Neverland Challange

Ken Ohl said...

Neverland Challange

Ken Ohl said...

Neverland Challange

Paige Bacon said...

Curious George Matching game

Alissa said...

Busy, Busy Airport

wigget said...

i like the busy, busy airport game

Bethany C. said...

I like the enchanted cupcake party game.

Chelsea said...

I like What's in the Cat's Hat?

Audra Weathers said...

My favorite is the Discovery Garden.

sandra said...

busy busy airport

Jenny Stanek said...

Definitely the Enchanted Cupcake game!!

orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gina F. said...

My favorite game is the Jake and the Never Land Pirates Who Shook Hook? Game.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

nickieisis3 said...

I like this one http://www.wonderforge.com/products/disney/never-land-challenge-game/

Sharon Schoepe said...

I think my son would love The Joker Fun House Game

Tiffany McGehee said...

Thanks Alot!? Sounds like a fun family night game.

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SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

Hide & Seek zoo game - curious george

MOMMYOFONE SHANNA

littlelatina said...

my son really wants the superheroes funhouse

julie said...

kids would love the cupcake game

Jennifer Q. said...

I like the busy, busy airport.

cindy said...

Jake and the Never Land Pirates — Who Shook Hook?

rebecca williams said...

My girls would like the Cinderella Royal Ball Game

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I think my Little Princess would love this! -http://www.wonderforge.com/products/disney-princess/enchanted-cupcake-party-game/

captainliss40 said...

I like Chuggington Let's Ride the Rails!

wildcat32 said...

I like the Joker Fun House Game.

Jackie P said...

the two boys here would totally love the Busy Town game! They enjoy the Richard Scarry books so much!!

bison61 said...

Konexi

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

Never Land Challenge Game

Darcie Decided said...

Spotcha looks like a great game for family game night.

Linda W. said...

Konexi or Myth Busters

Stacey V said...

Enchanted Cupcake Party Game looks great!

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Nicole Lancaster said...

My favorite game is Busy, Busy Airport.

Cserafini said...

My son would love the joker playhouse game.

Sarah Lee Gretty Zamora said...

My family would want Mythbusters for sure!

Hanna said...

I think my son would love busy town mysteries! It gets great reviews too.
Fantasticafternoon at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Richard Scary Busy Airport.
wrensbigtrou@yahoo.com

Sonja said...

My son would love any of these games, but I especially liked the What's in the Cat's Hat? game.

casaflamingos said...

cupcake party game

john said...

Disney Princess

Adrienne said...

The Enchanted Cupcake Game would be great for our house!

Priscilla Benavides said...

I like the Jake and the Never Land Pirates Matching Game!
priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

christina o said...

busy, busy airport

Lina said...

The Super Heroes Funhouse!

Mirm said...

Busy busy airport

kim burnett said...

the cupcake game

Brittany said...

DC Super Friends Matching Game

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to get my daughter the Konexi Premium Edition game.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Crafty said...

Enchanted Cupcake Game for my girls

Chelsea said...

I would choose the Disney Princess dominoes!

Tracy said...

the cat in the hat i can do that deluxe edition look fun

bloomerbear said...

Chuggington Matching Game

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Terra H. said...

My favorite is Mythbusters - The Game. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

I'd get the Disney Princess cupcake party game!

AshMarie said...

Love any of the Curious George games-- my niece loves him!

ashmarie670 @ yahoo.com

Stephanie Larison said...

I love the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Matching Game

Faride said...

I like the What's in the Cat's Hat Game

Christie said...

The neverland challenge game looks awesome!

savy said...

dr. seus 4 in 1 game cube

juliea said...

Love the Dr. Seuss Super Stretchy ABC game!

Whisper said...

Neverland Challenge looks fun.

Kerry said...

I just added the Disney Princess Enchanged Cupcake Party Game to my daughter's wishlist, but she'd also like the Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Matching Game

Libby@Everything's Coming Up Green said...

Discovery garden game.

Julie Rupert said...

My son would love Who Shook Hook.

Sharla said...

Busy, Busy Airport looks like fun, but I know my sons would LOVE Who Shook Hook.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Busy, Busy Airport Game

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Stevie said...

Cat in the Hat I can Do that though I had a hard time choosing among all the Dr Seuss games

Bridgette said...

It would be hard to chose since several of them caught my attention but the Cupcake one would be a hit with our kids!

ape2016 said...

Let's Ride the Rails Chuggington game

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Sandy V. said...

Busy Busy Airport.

Jessica Snook said...

Dance With Me.

Marysa said...

Minnie Mouse Bow-tique dominoes or bingo!

Jennifer T. said...

My kids would love the Richard Scarry's Busytown Eye found it! game.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The Cat in the Hat I Can Do That

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Jenny Sims said...

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Who Shook Hook game

polly said...

curious george looks fun

Dave said...

jake and neverland pirates, matching game!

entered as davis in rafflecopter

Michelle Frame said...

Love the Pretty as a Picture
3D Matching Game
mframe00@gmail.com

Rochel S said...

Who Shook Hook?

Danielle Lima said...

Mythbusters Games

Kendal said...

Traintastic Cargo game

Anonymous said...

Jack and the neverland pirates

CLARISSA (CLARY) said...

LOVE LOVE THE FUN HOUSE GAME! MY LITTLE TOT IS AUTISTIC, AND HE'S EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW GAME!! HANDS DOWN OUR FAMILY'S FAVORITE OF THE BUNCH!! EVERYONE IS CROSSING ALL FINGERS AND PEDDIES!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Kristen said...

I like Busy Busy Airport.

Lindsey M said...

I love the curious george Discovery Beach™ Game

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LeeAnn said...

I actually think my favorites are the Disney games you reviewed, but I also like The Cat in the Hat — What's in the Cat's Hat?™ Game.

lisa_s said...

I would love to try konexi

lm-save at yadda dot net

Nd said...

Who Shook Hook?

Tamar said...

Eye Found It!™ Game would be great for the kids

Amanda Drennen said...

I'd like to try Konexi but of course it would be whatever my kids choose!!!

Sarah MomE25 said...

Minni Mouse Boutique

Anonymous said...

I like the Who Shook Hook game
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Di said...

super stretchy dr seuss abc game

corey1971 said...

Mythbusters™ – The Game (Corey Olomon)

W Shifflette said...

Discover Gardens

Cindi Decker said...

Konexi looks fun.

Anonymous said...

The Busy, Busy Airport game looks like a lot of fun.

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Erika said...

Busy Busy Airport! Thanks!

WeeMason Man's Mom said...

Mason would love any of the Chuggington games!

omgababy at gmail

Renee Walters said...

I like the Busy, Busy Airport! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

Jessica Rose said...

The 'Thanks A LOT' Game

ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

Caryn said...

I like the Curious George Hide and Seek Zoo Game

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

Saver Sara said...

What's in the Cat's Hat?

Gennie Lancaster said...

What's In the Cat's Hat!

yyeres said...

i think my favorite is Discovery Beach™ Game – Vintage Edition

Gianna said...

Busy, Busy Airport.

Kimberly M. said...

Neverland Challenge Game.

natalie rose machowski said...

the 3d picture dominos look fun

cswoveland said...

neverland for my 5 year old son

Tara said...

I love this one! http://www.wonderforge.com/products/chuggington/4-in-1-games-cube/

iggysaysno said...

I like the The Joker Fun House Game

Anonymous said...

Cinderella royal ball game would be a hit at our house.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Dulce said...

What's in the Cat's Hat Game please and thank you.

Anonymous said...

konexi!
leenilee(at)att(dot)net

Patricia Correll said...

The Richard Scarry Busytown game!

petchk79 said...

My daughter would love the Angelina Ballerina dance with me game!

Alison said...

I think Spotcha! looks like it would be a lot of fun.

sarah79harding said...

I like Discovery Garden

mary gardner said...

the mythbusters games!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

Star S said...

Eye Found It!

cassandra m said...

http://www.wonderforge.com/products/thanks-a-lot/

Kelly H. said...

I like the Cinderella Royal Ball game

Padma Miller said...

Cat in the Hat

Candice said...

Who Shook Hook looks fun! Thank you!
candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

Samii Alexxis said...

I like the Cinderella Royal Ball Game

Jennifer R said...

Konexi

degood said...

Spotcha looks like a fun game.

Unknown said...

The Cinderella Royal Ball game looks like fun!

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Julie Jones said...

Spotcha! or Konexi. Hard to choose! They both look great

mary reynolds said...

I think my grandchildren would love One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

Anna-Leigh McClelland said...

The Disney Princess Cupcake game would go over great in our house. And Minnie Mouse Bingo would be fun too!

kathy pease said...

id love Mythbusters™ – The Game

Susan Smoaks said...

we would enjoy the game Konexi™

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

amy16323 said...

Cinderella royal ball game

MELINA said...

Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Matching Game

Becky Jones said...

I'm thinking of two sweet little girls who would love the cupcake game!

cassandra said...

I like the Konexi Premium Edition
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Tanya White said...

I like the Busy, Busy Airport game.

Ruth said...

My grandson would like CURIOUS GEORGE

brendaelsner said...

I like the Busy, Busy Airport

michedt said...

I like Mythbusters, The Game.

daveshir2005 said...

I like the Discovery Garden

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AEKZ2 said...

I like Mythbusters the game

Kelsea Eaton said...

Busytown matching game! I loved matching games as a child.

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carol lewis said...

What's in the Cat's hat game!

Elizabeth Miller said...

Spotcha!

Sarah Yurga said...

Eye Found It!™ Game from Richard Scarry
sarahyurga@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

Discovery Garden looks very fun!