Thursday, November 14, 2013

An Extraordinarily Fun, Original, Quality Play Experience with Wonder Forge Games {Review & Giveaway}

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Around our house, asking the question, Anyone want to play a game? receives a response that one would expect from asking, Do you want Santa Claus to come to dinner? or Do you mind if I invite Cinderella for a sleepover?

Games! Board games, card games, video games, it doesn't matter! Big Sister E has long reached the age where she enjoys the interaction, entertainment and strategic thinking involved with games and Little Sister B is plenty old enough that she can play along with the majority of games that we play as well.

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.

Wonder Forge kids games

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.

Each time I've browsed Wonder Forge's website, quite a few of their top games catch my eye. And, living in the Disney-loving household as I do, as soon as I saw the World of Disney Eye Found it! Game, the Disney Sofia the First Magical Tea Time Game and the Doc McStuffins All Better! Game, I knew that they would be a huge hit.

Wonder Forge games

A jumbo-sized fun time for all, the World of Disney Eye Found it! Game brings players on a cooperative race through twelve exquisitely illustrated Disney worlds.

Right away I could tell that the whole family was going to enjoy seeing so many of our Disney favorites illustrated on this 6-foot game board (Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Phineas and Ferb, Monsters, Inc. and many more) and that the unique "search and find" objective of the game would keep everyone engaged.

Disney I Found It Game review

As players race against the clock and work together to make it to Cinderella's castle before midnight, the spinner decides whether your turn involves moving forward, changing the time on the clock or searching the board.

If you spin the golden Mickey Mouse ears, flip over a Search Card and everyone starts looking for the item on the card. This not only gives a fun chance to look closely and discover even more intricate Disney details hidden on the board...

Disney I Spy Game

...but it offers the opportunity to strengthen observation skills, attention to detail, object identification, matching skills and more.

Even better, as all players explore the board and find the object — for instance, stairs — they place adorable Mouse-Ear Tokens to mark the spot (and what kid wouldn't love being a part of that?) and then all players move forward the total number of spaces. Teamwork!

Wonder Forge Disney Game

With over 1,000 hidden treasures on the board, children of all ages will stay engaged and having fun throughout the various worlds of Disney included in this game. It's just so much fun to see such iconic Disney objects while having the opportunity to race together to win as a group!

The World of Disney Eye Found it! Game is recommended for ages 5+, has a retail price of $19.99 and can be purchased from Amazon.com.

While my girls have had a great time enjoying Disney as a whole with Eye Found It!, they have also really loved getting to focus on two of their favorite new characters as well... and it hasn't been hard to see why.

It's time for tea with Princess Sofia in the Sofia the First Magical Tea Time Game, a princess-tea-party-themed matching game. The combination of the uncomplicated directions and the colorful, charming pieces in this game make it a fun time for preschoolers everywhere.

Magical Tea Time Game

I love that the basis of this game is simple and that play occurs by simply selecting and flipping over one of the colorful, detailed little treat cards and following the color or symbol on the back.

Sofia Tea Party game

From collecting treats to "pouring tea" (as the magical, squishy teapot blows air on the tea, it causes the color to change!) to making matches, this game also includes the ability to earn extra points as players practice good tea time manners.

Sofia the First game

It all adds up to a very cute way for ages 3+ to enjoy taking part in a girly party with one of their favorite Disney characters!

With an MSRP of $19.99, the Sofia the First Magical Tea Time Game is available now on Amazon.com and at Toys 'R Us.

When we're not busy being princesses at tea, the Doc McStuffins All Better! Game is the perfect way to make the boo-boos go away in this creative and fun twist on a traditional memory game.

Doc McStuffins game

Including a variety of colorful and whimsical doctors' tools, this game involves players taking turns trying to match the correct tool to the coordinating slap bracelet bandage. Who can be sad about having a mystery ouchie when it's just so much fun to make it better?

Wonder Forge Doc McStuffins game

As with our Sofia the First game, Wonder Forge made this Doc McStuffins game one of simple problem-solving, so that kids can stay entertained while also participating in pretend play with a character that they know and love.

After a spin on the unique doctor-themed spinner...

Doc McStuffins doctor game

...it's time to place a bandage or test your memory trying to match up a tool with the bandages on various players' arms. My girls end up giggling profusely as they reach for the cute foam tools to make their guesses!

Doc McStuffins kids game

Available at Walmart or on Amazon.com with an MSRP of $24.99, the Doc McStuffins All Better! Game is designed for ages 3+ and, even after actual "game play" is over, kids have a great time using the pieces to diagnose and treat family members, stuffed animals and more.

Even better, all of the pieces then store right in the adorable doctors' bag so that you don't have to worry about losing cards or tools for next time!

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If you're looking for a captivating game that the children in your life are sure to enjoy this holiday season, visit WonderForge.com (and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter) 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 award-winning games that the boys and girls in your life will enjoy for quite some time to come. I couldn't be happier that my girls are practicing positive game-playing skills while, at the same time, having such a good time searching the world of Disney, pouring tea or tending to injured patients!

And, thanks to the generosity of Wonder Forge, one person will be able to provide the child in their life with an entertaining, cooperative good time as well, because...

One lucky person will win a World of Disney Eye Found it! Game
from Wonder Forge!

Disney Eye Found It Game Giveaway


A big thank you to Wonder Forge for providing the three above games for me for review as well as the World of Disney Eye Found It! Game 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.

144 comments:

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Another great item is the Busytown Eye Found it Game.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Oh! I just noticed that one is on your review as a picture. Another great game from the site is Axis of Villains Strategy Game (Justice League)

a49erfangirl said...

Fly and Go Seek Game

a49erfangirl said...

Fly and Go Seek Game

kim burnett said...

Fly and Go Seek Game

Madelyn Sue said...

I love the Eye Found It Busytown game! My son loves the I Spy books, so this would be perfect.

Tara Overby said...

The Minnie Mouse Bow Bingo Game looks cute!

Shelly Leatham said...

The Shipwreck Beach Treasure Hunt game looks cool!

walk9 said...

Spotcha sounds fun.

amanda whitley said...

i like the busytown eye found it

SueZH said...

I like the Jake Matching Game.

heatherp626 said...

My littlest one would love "Who Shook Hook?"!

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CarrieAnn13 said...

My boys would love Who Shook Hook

The Brown Bunch said...

The Face Off Dice Game would be a hit around here!

aperry said...

Doc Mcstuffins Matching Game

Nicole said...

Mythbusters looks fun!

Jennifer T. said...

I like the Enchanted Cupcake Party Game.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

The Little Mermaid
Under the Sea Treasures looks fun!

mahnrafjtb said...

enchanted cupcakes sounds interesting.

Bethany C. said...

My daughter would love the doc mcstuffins game.

Sue Hull said...

I have 2 nieces who would love Disney Planes Matching Game and also Disney Fairies Fly and Go Seek Game.I've always loved games as a kid and an adult.When my daughter moved out I didn't have anybody to play games with.So now my nieces are getting older I can play with them.It's fun teaching them new games as they get older.Thank you :)

Debbie Jackson said...

I would get fly and go seek game

Jan Lee said...

The Dr. Seuss Matching game looks fun :)

Debra said...

Disney Planes Matching Game

Sandra Davis said...

i like the The Little Mermaid
Under the Sea Treasures game

Yona Williams said...

The Spotcha game caught my eye.

PaulineMilner said...

Our family would enjoy Who Shook Hook. It looks like fun! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

Susan Cook said...

One game I saw was one called Surprise Slides

wigget said...

i also like konexi

bison61 said...

curious George Discovery Beach Game

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Tara said...

who shook hook

Dave said...

Jake and the neverland pirates matching game!

Deb said...

Well, I would like to get the Mythbusters game, since they MAKE me play with them all the time and I would like to play that one! LOL

Adrianne B said...

My daughter is obsessed with Doc McStuffins and would love the All Better Game.

Sharon Kaminski said...

The Enchanted Cupcake
Party Game looks like fun.

AmandaSue said...

Fly and Go Seek Game :)

Ken Ohl said...

fly and go seek game. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Karen F said...

Eye Found It Busytown game is another one my boys would enjoy.

Lloyd Family said...

the dr. suess i can do that game looks like it would be a lot of fun

Tracy Jones said...

The Mythbusters™ – The Game looks like it would be fun.



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sherylssg said...

My family would enjoy playing The Grinch Christmas Bingo during the holidays.

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John-Paul Thomas said...

My boys would love the DC Super Friends Matching Game. :) Thanks for the chance to win the World of Disney Eye Found It Game! It looks like one our whole family would like playing together! :)

Audrey T said...

I like the Angelina Ballerina Lenticular Puzzle

Heather said...

My son would love the Traintastic Cargo Game

carol said...

who shook hook

Ginny said...

Angelina Ballerina Dance With Me Game

Molli Vandehey said...

i love the busytown games

tammmm said...

The Enchanged Cupcake Party Game would be super cute for my little niece.

Beth said...

The Cinderella Royal Ball Game

Beth W

Lisa Konieczke said...

My Girls would like the Sofia the First games.

dfraley3 said...

My grandson would love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

Mayla Moore said...

I think my oldest son would enjoy Spotcha!

Carey Miller said...

I love the Angelina Ballerina Dance With Me Game.

Rebecca Orr said...

My son would like the Teenage mutant Ninja turtle flying attack game.

MELINA said...

I like the Planes matching game.

CHRIS HOEY said...

My boys would love the DC Super Friends Matching Game. It looks like one our whole family would love playing.

WeeMason Man's Mom said...

My HUGE Jake fan would love the Neverland Challenge game!

Karen Dwight said...

My boys would love the curious george beach matching game.

Renee Walters said...

The Minnie Mouse Bow Bingo Game! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Kerry said...

My son would like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Flying Attack Board Game

Jessica said...

The Mythbusters™ – The Game looks like fun! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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Elise Johansen Harvey said...

Konexi

Danielle Lima said...


Mythbusters – The Game



Sara Wagner said...

Jake and The Neverland Pirates matching game looks like fun!

Serenap95 said...

I think that Mythbusters™ – The Game sounds fun

Rusti Michael said...

I like the Justice League Faceoff Game.

Elaine said...

I like Thanks A Lot and Splotcha!

mecarolks said...

I like the Enchanted Cupcake Party Game.

rhonjerm said...

Chuggington 4-in-1 Games Cube

polly said...

My grandson would love the Disney Planes Matching Game

Cassandra Eastman said...

The Curious George Hide and Seek Zoo Game, it's on my sons Christmas list this year!

Mary Somerville said...

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Flying Attack Board Game looks fun.

mogrill said...

Spotcha looks fun.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Catherine R said...

The Enchanted cupcake party caught my eye.

Meganrcantrell said...

eye found it

Tamar said...

I like the doc mcstuffins all better game :)

elfqueen98 said...

I believe my son would like the chuggington traintastic cargo game. He loves train related products. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sarah said...

Both the Who Shook Hook and the Chuggington Cargo games would be a great fit for my son!

Danielle PB said...

Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

Niclan80 said...

Another game I like from Wonder Forge is Cinderella Royal Ball Game.

Cinderella10383 said...

I love the Disney Classic Matching game. http://wonderforge.com/products/disney/classic-matching/

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

Renee G said...

I think Konexi would be fun for the whole family.

shirley said...

I like the Doc McStuffins
Matching Game.

Shemp DeYoung said...

I'd love to try playing The Joker Fun House Game with my kids.

Paol Trenny said...

I like the Enchanted Cupcake
Party Game

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Julia Cosgrove said...

My sons would love the Shipwreck Beach Treasure Hunt Game.

jcwega27 said...

the little mermaid

Randi said...

I love the Enchanted Cupcake
Party Game

bkittie said...

I love Dr. Suess, so the "What's in the Cat's Hat" game caught my eye.

Jodi Kershuk said...

The game "Who Shook Hook" My son loves captain Hook!

yyeres said...

i like the Fly and Go Seek Game

Andrina Goetz said...

I would like the Busytown I found it game.

Kelly said...

Eye Found it Game

wildcat32 said...

I love the Busytown Eye Found It game.

Stephen Alexander said...

I like the Fly and God seek game

Bo said...

I love the Busytown Eye Found It game!

Kim Kihega said...

I like the Cinderella royal ball game.

Jen F said...

This game looks like fun - Mythbusters™ – The Game

Gianna said...

Eye Found It!™ Game.

Denise Morse said...

the Doc All Better Game

Misty Lunceford said...

Face Off Dice Game

Stephanie Larison said...

I like the Angelina Ballerina Dance With Me!

Caryn said...

I like the Sharing is Caring Dominoes

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

kathy pease said...

I also like Konexi™ Premium Edition

Danalee said...

My girls would love the enchanted party cupcake game!

Linda said...

Who Shook Hook looks like a fun game.
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jewel33 said...

The Konexi premium game here: http://wonderforge.com/products/konexi-premium-edition/ looks fun AND educational! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lesley said...

My son would love the Hide and Seek Zoo™ Game!

jlee said...

4 in 1 dr seuss puzzle

Gennie Lancaster said...

The Little Mermaid Under the Sea Treasures Game.

rebecca11111 said...

who shook hook

rebecca11111 said...

who shook hook

rebecca11111 said...

who shook hook

Cristi Mcduffie said...

The Shipwreck Beach Treasure Hunt looks fun.

John-Paul Thomas said...

My Google+ and GFC name is John-Paul Thomas, but my name in the entry form is Lynda Thomas. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kendra W said...

TMNT Flying attack

Jennifer Q. said...

I like the Busy, busy airport game

LilKim said...

My little one would love the Teenage mutant ninja turtles clash alley game

tina reynolds said...

mythbusters or the TMNT game

Kate Newton said...

I like the Busy, Busy town airport game! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

tavernie said...

I like Fly and Go Seek!!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

Vikki Billings said...

I also like the Eye Found it Busytown game.
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Karen Drake said...

I also like the Minnie Mouse Bowtique Matching Game for my granddaughter.

Cassandra Coleman said...

Minnie Mouse Bow Bingo game

Julie said...

I like the DISNEY PRINCESS ENCHANTED CUPCAKE PARTY GAME:)

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Melanie Comello said...

Another game that caught my eye is the Minnie Mouse Bow Bingo Game. My lil girl loves the Bowtique:)

Alex Saas said...

Cinderella Royal Ball game :)

Susan Smoaks said...

i would also like to get the t Mythbusters™ – The Game

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Rochel S said...

I like WHo Shook Hook?

Tylerpants said...

I also like the Curious George Hide and Seek Zoo Game. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tara said...

Would love the Busytown Busy Busy Airport Game. So cute

Teresa Thompson said...

All Better Game

Hotsnotty2 said...

Fly and Go Seek Game

AWinesburg@hotmail.com

trixx said...

I like the Enchanted Cupcake Party game as well

Kellie Conklin said...

The Grinch Christmas Bingo caught my eye right away, looks like a lot of fun! Thanks!

Wanda Clark said...

I like the Discovery Garden. Ir's a new twist to matching and memory you also get to find hidden discoveries.

blew415 said...

the cupcake party

amy16323 said...

Mythbusters – The Game

Christy Colln said...

spotcha looked fun :)

michedt said...

I like the Clash Alley Game.
Michelle Tucker

Donna Kellogg said...

Who shook hook

michelle beare said...

cinderella royal ball game

lilyk said...

The Enchanted Cupcake Party Game looks very fun!