Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Plan a Family Game Night- Griddly Games Review and Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*

One of my goals for this new year is to plan a Family Fun Night once a month. I want these nights to be a time of laughter, fun and making memories! I am planning all sorts of game nights, fun food nights, and crafts. I encourage each and every one of you to do this with your family as well. Turn off that t.v. and start having fun as a family!

My family loves to play games. We have quite a wide collection and are always on the look out for new fun or educational games. I was excited to have the opportunity to try out 3 of the wonderful games from Griddly Games.

Griddly Games Inc. is a mom founded company committed to bringing innovative and engaging games to people “across the grid”. They strive to deliver value and quality to help create memorable times of laughter, friendship, and family. Their games encourage social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone can enjoy.

Wise Alec is a fun educational trivia game that can be enjoyed by anyone ages 8 and up. This game can be played with different skill levels in mind. Whether you are a young elementary student still learning about the world around you or a college graduate with years of book knowledge, everyone can play and enjoy this game...together! I love this.

My family had so much fun playing Wise Alec. The instructions were easy to read and understand. We played several rounds and the kids begged to play more! Wise Alec contains over 1000 questions covering a wide range of interesting topics in History, Science and Spelling. Wise Alec cards make you do crazy stuff such as sing songs, say tongue twisters and more!

Being a homeschool family, I appreciate games that give my children an opportunity to learn. I highly recommend Wise Alec for homeschoolers as well as every family!

Little E trying to join in on the fun ;-)

Did I forget to mention Wise Alec is the winner of many prestigious awards?

Read more about it here.


Watch this video to learn more about Wise Alec:



"Chronicles of the Mind" and "Words of the Wise" are compact party games perfect for helping friends break the ice!

Chronicles of the Mind gets the conversations rolling and you learn all sorts of interesting facts about your family and friends. You will share your stories and experiences based on whichever card you choose and the players figure out if you are telling the truth or telling a fib. There are 4 different ways to play. Lots of fun....well, unless you are a horrible liar! You definitely need to practice your poker face before playing this.

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Words of the Wise is my personal favorite out of the two as it is a lot of fun to test my knowledge. In this game you have 101 categories to choose from and with each card you are given a challenge to name people, places, things in alphabetical order! You can play this on your own to test your own skills or with a whole group. This would be a great game to play in the car while traveling.

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There are a lot of games on the market, but not all can be compared. I am impressed by creativeness of Griddly Games. These games make learning fun and definitely earn this moms stamp of approval! :-)

BUY IT: You can purchase Wise Alec, Chronicles of the Mind, and Words of the Wise at any of these retailers. Click here.

WIN IT: Griddly Games is giving two lucky Happily Domestic readers 2 prizes!

1st Prize- Wise Alec Game
2nd Prize- Chronicles of the Mind and Words of the Wise

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Thank you to Griddly Games who provided me with the games for review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.

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73 comments:

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I am intrigued to play Chronicles of the Mind - with my husband since my daughters are to young for the 10+ age recommendation

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Mama Hen said...

I learned this company was started by a mom!

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Kelly Massman said...

Wise Alec is cute and a fun play on words!!!

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The Baldree Family said...

I love that it is brain exercise but they wont even realize because it is so fun in game form!
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Misty said...

I learned I could buy these in NY at these retail locations
New York

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131 Cedarhurst Ave.
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
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Imagination Station
107 Main Stree
Lake Placid, NY 12946
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The Library Store
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Rochester
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One interesting fact is that the company was founded by a mom from Vancouver in 2007.

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I found out that the founder of the company is from Vancouver, Canada!

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Lexigurl said...

I like that the website has a bunch of free online games for kids!
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