Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Battleground, Dragon Strike and Atlas Adventures: We LOVE Games

I should start this with a disclaimer--I'm not being paid to write this nor was I even contacted by the companies. There! Does that give me good credibility?

Because if you're looking for good kid games, these are three that I'd heartily recommend. They've been on my kids' wish lists for a while but I'm hesitant to buy them for them mostly because they have friends who own the games so that when they get together they're always a novelty.

Why buy them again? You have to play with someone so it kind of makes sense that you each have your own unique games. Keeps things interesting that way.

Dragon StrikeBut Battleground is a terrific one. My brother in law found it on sale at Toys R Us for ten dollars on clearance because even HE loves to play it. It's just what you see here: a war game complete with catapults and projectiles where you win by knocking your opponent into the ground. Simple, direct, effective and entertaining. David loves to play this and it even appeals to the boy in my husband.

Dragon Strike is a board game with a large mechanical dragon that knocks your pieces all kaput if you get in the way. My kids had a babysitter who owned it and would bring it over when she watched them and they loved it so much that they begged me to call her when they needed watching.

Atlas AdventuresOf course they also begged me to buy them the game (which I also saw on sale for something like $15) but I wasn't going to do that because then it wouldn't be a thrill when she came. I wasn't that stupid.

And finally I'd recommend Atlas Adventures which is another board game which I like for a couple of reasons. First, it doesn't have batteries (always a huge bonus) but then it's also educational but in a so-fun-they-don't-realize-they're-learning-kind of way.

And the best? It's listed at under $20 right now on Amazon. It just keeps getting better and better.


And a drum roll please . . .

Congratulations to Gaye of Saint Peters, Missouri who won the HP TouchSmart 600 desktop computer. She was number 1741 of 1806 entries. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and make it the greatest giveaway ever. The only way it could get better is if I gave away a Porsche next time.
And congratulations also to Summer who won the VTech Toys giveaway from this past weekend but who needs to respond to my email to claim it--go check your box! Also a fabulous prize.

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Jason said...

I love games too! lol, this one seems very creative

Mean Mommy said...

The Battleground link is for an expansion. Can you play with just that? I can't seem to find a base game set.

Minda said...

Love the game posts! We bought killer bunnies based on your review and had a blast :)

Anonymous said...

We are big game players in our house, too. I'm always on the hunt for something new to play - thanks for sharing! :)

Night Owl Mama said...

congrats winners enjoy

FOKXXY said...

I left you a quick email. Just wondering which Summer won the vtech. I entered and I am summer.. but usually go by my nickname. Just hoping I didn't miss the win. lol. Since the entries were by form I can't see them. Thank you