Friday, January 21, 2011

Giveaway: I Built It! Game


Now here's an interesting game concept I hadn't heard of before: build your own version of the classics. Check out these games:


I Built it! Memory Match & Tic Tac Toe

Instantly Build your own customized game of Memory Match and Tic Tac Toe that can change as often as your Childs imagination! read more!


I Built it! Checkers

Instantly Build your own customized checker set that can change as often as your imagination! read more!

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I Built it! Jumbo Chess

Instantly customize these amazing chess sets! These familiar yet uniquely shaped chess pieces easily hold your favorite pictures. read more!



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The main idea of these games is that you can customize them any way you want. You can put in actual pictures of people you know, or use baseball cards or magazine pictures, or color templates they provide for you - they sky is really the limit!

The jumbo chess game really is jumbo. I was a little surprised by the plastic nature of the pieces, but got over that pretty fast. It is a BIG game. Each piece will hold a playing card sized piece of paper which really would make this perfect for making a specialized chess baseball team or something like that.

I love the idea of putting in sets of faces your child will recognize for the memory game - such a neat idea!

We ended up sending the Chess game home with my parents so our kids could play it when we go to their house. I'm a little sad now that we did that because my 10yo has asked for it a couple of times since then. Ah well, it will be fresh and fun when we go to Oklahoma eventually.

Anyway, a neat concept. Now one of you can win your choice of the Memory Match or the Checkers game. Sweet!

Here's how to enter:
  • Simply leave any comment on this post. Do you have a favorite game to play with your family?  That's an automatic entry.
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  • For a second entry, Check out the I Built It website and discover something unique about what they do. Come back and let me know what you thought.
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  • For a third entry, tweet this: Win an "I Built It" Memory Match or Checkers game via @MeganDunham right here: http://bit.ly/dYPpur - Come back and leave an extra comment letting me know you did that.
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  • For a fourth entry, mention this contest on your facebook wall and include the link to this giveaway: http://bit.ly/dYPpur. Come back and leave another comment for that one too.
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  • For a fifth entry, "like" I Built It on Facebook and mention you entered this contest on their wall, including this link to the giveaway: http://bit.ly/dYPpur Come back and let me know you did that.
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  • For a sixth entry, subscribe to this blog, St. Louis, Seminary Style. Come back and let me know that you did it! 
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  • Go back to my landing page for this week's giveaways and reviews. Choose one of my "review only" posts to leave a comment on and then come back saying you did that. Presto! A 7th entry!
The winner will be selected by Random.org. This contest will close on Friday, January 28. The winner will be notified over the weekend and will need to respond within 48 hours or risk forfeiting the prize to the next in line.  IMPORTANT: You must make your email address available for me to contact you. If I can't contact you, I will choose another winner. It's happened before.

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Disclosure: We received one of each of the games you see above for the purpose of review. My thoughts are completely my own.  I keep a proper disclosure statement available right here.

19 comments:

NeedANap2 said...

We've been playing Zingo b/c my 3-year-old got it for Christmas and LOVES it! (It's like bingo but with pictures. Thanks G'ma and G'pa. :)

K said...

We have A LOT of games! Right now, my son says his favorite is Battleship. Classic. We play Bananagrams a lot. Carcasonne is a new addition. I could go on and on...

K said...

Changing the pictures keeps it "fresh and new." really, a clever idea. :-)

merrymom said...

We love to play all the classic games, recently have done backgammon and othello.

merrymom said...

Each game comes with a JUMBO piece that can be used as a picture frame... cute idea!

merrymom said...

okay, I got scared by the very child I am trying to win this for! as I was navigating the web she snuck up and jumped on me... but I still managed a post on my fb page w/comment!

merrymom said...

and then went straigt to the company's fb page, liked, posted w/link and comment... I'm getting good at this...Megan, you have created games for adults :)

merrymom said...

seriously, I really didn't know that Bonanza was out on DVD... I have too many men in my life who will want that this year! I can think of 6 off the top of my head, funny.

kristen said...

My girls love playing games! Chutes and Ladders, Candyland and any Memory are big right now.

kristen said...

When I went to their website, I found the "play it forward" program for charity pretty neat.

kristen said...

And I do subscribe!

Blommom said...

We've been enjoying BANANAGRAMS.

Blommom said...

I went to their site, and simply the fact that they have jumbo-size pieces seems neat. We wouldn't be as likely to loose them. ;)

Blommom said...

I posted to FB

Blommom said...

I Liked their FB page and posted a giveaway link

Blommom said...

I've subscribed to your blog.

Blommom said...

I read your review on the pet dishes. I wish we had one with non-skid bottoms. Our dog is ALWAYS pushing her bowl around the laundry room!

Ljalston953 said...

Our favorite family game is definitely Monopoly- thanks!
linjenals at yahoo dot com

Ljalston953 said...

The people of "I Built It" do some great charity work with their "Pay It Foward" program and I love that you can put family photos inside the Jumbo game pieces- thanks!
linjenals at yahoo dot com