Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Peaceable Kingdom Cooperative Games and Unique Stickers {Review & Giveaway}

Peaceable Kingdom logo
Once in a while I'll be stopped at a stoplight and will glance at the other drivers and wonder about them. Where are they going? What is their life like? And, quite often, what would life be like if we weren't "trained" to be in competition with each other?

Get better grades, score more goals, run faster, jump higher, get accepted into a more prestigious college, get a higher-paying job, etc, etc. Is there anything in life that doesn't focus on celebrating winners and chastising losers?

Fortunately, there is. While the overwhelming majority of games are designed to have one victor and one (or more) person left in defeat, I love that there are companies like Peaceable Kingdom that not only create products and games that educate and inspire, but promote cooperative play!

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An expert in juvenile product development, Peaceable Kingdom is a leader in stickers, greeting cards, and games. As their mission is to make good, do good, and be good, they continually focus on fresh, fun and award-winning products, donating to charitable organizations that support the well-being of children, and using sustainable, eco-friendly materials whenever possible.

Along with their amazing past products, Peaceable Kingdom recently launched a new selection of fun and challenging games that foster the importance of playing together rather than beating your opponent. Why deal with the stress and consolation of a traditional game when your entire family could enjoy playing What's It?, The Great Cheese Chase, Buzz! or Stack up! instead?

Peaceable Kingdom What's It? game

While both of my girls were immediately pointing out whimsical illustrated characters on the What's It? box, I was impressed with the overall concept. Instead of playing against one another, this cooperative game emphasizes play and collaboration to beat the Doodler as a team.

Peaceable Kingdom What's It game review

While this game is recommended for ages 8 to adult (requiring 2 – 6 players), I had no doubt that my 4- and 6-year-olds would enjoy the creativity and fun of trying to work together to decipher each image.

The round began with the flip of a doodle card and starting the timer (although we tried not using the timer as well due to the girls' young ages and the amount of time it takes them to write out words), and then each player using their own answer board and dry erase pen to write down three answers as to what they believed the pre-printed doodle looked like (in the specific category rolled on the die).

What's It game

This game really is a lot of fun! Similar to something like Pictionary, where there is a great deal of laughter involved as you try to decipher what someone else is thinking, What's It? has the same guessing hilarity!

What's It game review

Unlike other games that end with one or both girls sad and disappointed, What's It? promotes the idea that, by having all players work together, everyone can win! Add to that the fact that it is just a whole lot of fun to come up with all sorts of zany answers and my girls have asked to play this game again and again and again!

With competition such a big part of our society, I'm happy to see that there are companies that have found a way to boost the confidence, cooperation and teamwork of children of all ages. Retailing for $24.99, I have no doubt that we will be reaching for What's It? by Peaceable Kingdom for many more game nights for years to come!

At the same time, for more individualized extensive play, we have been thrilled with the way that Peaceable Kingdom's new Sticker Books have taken a seemingly simple concept and turned them into something so much more. From glow-in-the-dark to 3D to stickers that flicker and change as you move them, these are beyond what a traditional, use-one-time-and-then-it's-thrown-away sticker can do.

Peaceable Kingdom Sticker Activity Book

While I had assumed that both of my girls would enjoy the Magical Ponies Sticker Activity Book, I hadn't realized just how much they would be thrilled over the vivid colors, whimsical illustrations, and all-out uniqueness of this book.

More than simply a few pages with some stickers, this activity book contains six different pages of activities (e.g. pony dress-up, a puzzle and color matching) and four sheets that are filled to the edges with all sorts of repositional stickers.

pony sticker book

I love the way that Peaceable Kingdom has incorporated an educational aspect to this book, and especially adore the fact that these stickers can be peeled from the pages and used again and again.

Instead of a traditional activity book in which the stickers are permanently adhered to the paper pages, these magical ponies (and the zillions of other stickers) can be moved around for endless adventures and play!

Peaceable Kingdom Sticker Activity Book review

Retailing for $7.99, these Peaceable Kingdom Sticker Books (as well as the other varieties of unique sticker fun) are available in all sorts of fun themes — monsters, princesses, dinosaurs, aliens, fairies and more — and make a perfectly affordable and entertaining gift for any occasion.

If you're looking for a captivating game that promotes working together or a clever activity book that can reinforce imagination that the children in your life are sure to enjoy, visit the Peaceable Kingdom website to see their expanding product line and the education and entertainment that they can bring to your home.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to see Peaceable Kingdom's innovative and impressive items in person as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of Peaceable Kingdom's 2013 games or sticker books*!

Peaceable Kingdom giveaway
*Prize options include 2013 games (What's It?, The Great Cheese Chase, Buzz! and Stack Up!) and sticker activity poster books (3D Alien Attack and Glow-in-the-Dark Glowing Fairies), sticker activity books (Dinosaur, Princess, Magical Ponies and Monsters), 3D Super Sticker Packs (Roar!, Zoom!, Flutter! and Super Heroes!) and Flicker Sticker Packs (Ballerinas, Wacky Animals and Monsters)



A big thank you to Peaceable Kingdom for providing What's It? and Magical Ponies Sticker Activity Book for me to review and the choice of 2013 game or sticker book 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.

112 comments:

Kayla said...

I really like the write and wipe books :).

Madelyn Sue said...

I like the Monster Car stickers.

Rochel S said...

I like the Feed the Woozle game!

kim burnett said...

Feed the Woozle game

Mayla Moore said...

Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game looks like fun!

Nicole said...

the flippety frogs game looks fun

Adrianne B said...

I like the Hoot Owl Hoot game.

Nikki Krutz said...

4Up! Silly Animals Card Game

Molli Vandehey said...

hoot owl looks so cute!!!

Janet W. said...

I like the Cars & Trucks Big Sticker Book .

Lori said...

Stone Soup Cooperative Board Game
sounds fun

(Lori Thomas)

Kimberly said...

My son would love the Secret Agent Write & Wipe Activity Book!

kelly thompson said...

would love the owl folders

Yesenia said...

Race to the Treasure Cooperative Board Game!
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Karen F said...

The write and wipe books are really neat

Gina F. said...

I like the Owls Lock & Key Diary.

ginaferrell26 at yahoo dot com

apple blossom said...

Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game

Sylvia said...

I like the Fairy, Mermaid, Princess Write & Wipe Activity Book

Joni J Caraway said...

I like Let's Do It! Write & Wipe Activity Book

Colleen M said...

Their Lost Puppies games looks like fun!

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DeniseL said...

I'd love to get the Stone Soup game.

Courtney said...

My daughter would love the "Lost Puppies" board game, and my son would love the "Feed the Woozle" board game. They look really fun!

courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

wigget said...

i love the Glow-in-the-Dark Space Mobile

Carrie Phelps said...

I enjoy playing cooperative games with my grandchildren so I would love the Stone Soup game.

SueZH said...

Feed the Woozle looks like fun. Sounds like it too!

Melissa said...

I thought the Hoot Owl Hoot game looked fun.

Lisa R said...

Mermaids In-a-Box

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Dave said...

the flippety frogs game looks cute

ossmcalc said...

I like the Hoot Owl Hoot Game.

aperry said...

Dinosaurs Temporary Tattoos

Chelle Thompson said...

Mermaid Island Cooperative Board Game

Tanya M said...

I'd like to try Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game since we all love owls around here.
Thank you for the giveaway.
(Tanya Rubezhov)

Renee Walters said...

I like the Hoot Owl Hoot game.

Bo said...

Fish Stix looks fun!

Stephanie Larison said...

I like the Stone Soup game

fresh modern said...

The This or That game looks fun!

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Space Monkey said...

I think I would get the "This or That" game for girls. I know a group of gals who I envision liking this!

Margaret McLaughlin said...

I would like to have the Stone Soup game

Peppin Karras said...

I'd like to try the Feed the Woozle game.

Kathleen said...

Stone Soup looks like fun.

dawn keenan said...

I like the animal sounds matchup game.

Ken Ohl said...

animal sounds matchup game. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Lesley said...

the fish stix board game

Danielle Lima said...

The Great Cheese Chase Cooperative Board Game

Chelsea said...

I love the Fairy, Mermaid, Princess Write & Wipe Activity Book

ReggieMann said...

I like the Mermaids In-a-Box
Paper Doll Playhouse Set with reusable stickers

Jennifer T. said...

I like the Really Ridiculous Write & Wipe Activity Book.
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sandy1955 said...

I like their Fish Stix Board Game
Sandy VanHoey

Selinda said...

I also like the Secret Agent Write & Wipe Activity Book!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

john said...

THIS OR THAT JUST FOR GIRLS

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Pirates Write & Wipe Activity Book

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Lauren said...

i like the write and wipe books

nanaconnie08 said...

This or That for girls

Sandra Davis said...

i like count your chickens board game

Gina H. said...

Fairy Colors Match Up Game & Puzzle

Allison Downes said...

Lost Puppies Cooperative Board Game

Thanks for the chance to wiN!

walk9 said...

I like the write and wipe books.

Lily Anne said...

I would like to win The Cheese Chase for my Grandson. Thank you!

Lily Anne said...

I would like to win The Cheese Chase for my Grandson. Thank you!

Cserafini said...

Fish stix board game.

Kristen said...

Hoot Owl Hoot game

Domestic Diva said...

The stone soup cooperative board game looks cute.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I like the numbers match up game

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

My daughter likes the Mermaids In-a-Box.

Lisa Ehrman said...

The board games look fun, especially Stone Soup

Ledford Land said...

Lost puppies game!

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Lauren Eggers said...

Fish Stix Board Game

EMMAHORTON said...

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Numbers Match Up Game & Puzzle

Amanda said...

the funny food matchup game

Shelley Paige said...

this or that..just for girls

Lena said...

I love the animal alphabet match up game.

one frugal lady said...

I love the sticker activity books!
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Robin Abrams said...

I love the My Body Match Up Game & Puzzle

Liz said...

The Stone Soup game looks cute!

jakiesmom said...

i like the lost puppies game

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I also like the Old Maid and Crazy Mates card games.

SharonC said...

I like the Funny Food Match Up Game & Puzzle

giggedygeekmum said...

I like the Lost Puppies game.

Kerry said...

The Count Your Chickens Cooperative Board Game

Niclan80 said...

I like the Lost Puppies Cooperative Board Game.

clc408 said...

I like the Count Your Chickens game

Suzie Williams said...

I like the Really Ridiculous Write & Wipe Activity Book.

AngelWinner said...

Lost Puppies Cooperative Board Game

tina reynolds said...

hoot owl hoot looks like fun

K. Albrecht said...

Those birthday cards are too cute.

Paol Trenny said...

Happy Monkeys Lock & Key Diary
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canti said...

The new for 2013 3-D Stickers caught ay attention.

Gretchen said...

The Flippity Frogs Board Game looks like a ton of fun.

Marysa said...

Lost Puppies game!

Lina said...

I like the Fairy, Mermaid, Princess Write & Wipe Activity Book

Teri Carmicheal said...

Fish Stix looks like it would be a fun game to try. :)

tavernie said...

Feed The Woozle caught my eye!!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I like they have go fish and old maid card games

Klydra Pugh said...

I like the Write & Wipe books.
Thanks for the chance.

Kari Flores said...

I like the Monster Sticker Activity Book.

Emmy Coffee said...

I like the Owls Lock & Key Diary

Laurie Emerson said...

I like the Puppy Lock and Key Diary.

Gennie Lancaster said...

Mermaid Island Cooperative Board Game looks fun.

faboosh said...

i like the marshmallow scratch and sniff stickers

Gianna said...

Hoot Owl Hoot.

Tim A said...

The Monster Sticker Activity Book

kathy pease said...

I like the Crazy Mates Card Game

Susan Smoaks said...

i like the Go Fish card game
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

sue said...

I like the write and wipe books.

Saver Sara said...

Lost Puppies

MamaHen said...

I bet my son would love the Secret Agent Wipe Off book.
Wendy Clark

Ticsblog75 said...

Lost Puppies Game

Ticsblog75 said...

Lost Puppies Game

81808142-88c8-11e2-9f75-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Hoot owl hoot!

cassandra said...

I like the This or That? Just for Girls!

lilyk said...

The Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game looks very fun.