Sunday, November 8, 2009
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Timestamp: 2009-11-08 21:15:30 UTC
So let's give a round of applause to ROBERTVILLE who said"
"i follow your other blog - later betty bargains"
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, I have to say it right from the beginning...
We love this game!!!
From the oldest member of our family (me) to the youngest (our four year old daughter), we all give "thumbs up" to the Can You See What I see? Finders Keepers game. Even our eight year old son, who can get cranky and very competitive with games, didn't seem to care whether he won or lost. He didn't even notice it was a game really intended for his sister's age.
The Gamewright company has a great mission when it comes to games and puzzles:
"Create the highest quality family games with outstanding play-value. Guided by themes and experiences that transcend age and salted with a bit of irreverence, our games are designed to foster laughter, learning, friendship and fun."
And this game, based on Walter Wick's Can You See What I See series of books, is a fabulous example of how the rubber meets the road in regard to their mission. Both parents and children can look at one of his visual puzzles and be equally challenged. Gamewright has captured Wick's spirit in this game. As you play, you’ll refine visual discrimination skills as well as sharpen focus and concentration! Who doesn't need to sharpen that skill, I ask you?
One round only takes about ten minutes to play so it's easy to say "yes" to the question we parents hear over and over, which is... "Can we play again, puh-leeeeese?". There is absolutely no reading required which is great with a family where there is an obvious age gap. Usually we haven't found many games that our 8 year old and 4 year old both ask to play and can play together too! And at $14.99 it's a great family game night game.
The only complaint I have about the card game is the cards themselves. They are made of very sturdy material, kind of like board books. This sounds good and I am sure they hold up fabulously over time. My gripe with them is that shuffling the cards is nearly impossible. But this would not stop me from buying the game because of all the other great reasons mentioned previously. Plus, the quality Gamewright puts into their games is evident. They're "lifer games"...ones that'll be around when we have grandkids. It's definitely on my list of great gifts to buy for birthday and holiday presents.
And now you, dear readers, can have a Gamewright Games Night too! The folks at Gamewright have generously offered to giveaway one of their newest games, Say Cheese, to one lucky reader. Say Cheese is a super fast dice game. Quickly roll your dice to match the characters on the photo booth cards. The game is for ages six and up and there is no reading required so you might even be able to get under the "six year old requirement".
Here's what you need to do to get a chance to win the game:
- Go to Gamewright Games and choose which game sounds like the most fun to you. Come back here and leave a comment telling me the name of the game AND an e-mail to contact you if you win.
- become a follower of Later Betty's Bargains or I'll tell you later Betty, my sister blog
- become a fan of Gamewright Games at Facebook
- Follow me, LaterBetty, on twitter by clicking the twitter button and tweet about the giveaway (with a re-tweet, of course, to me)
- Read my review of another Gamewright game at I'll tell you later Betty... and enter that giveaway too.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Kids Konserve is a company that designs and sells waste-free lunch kits and other reusable products geared toward conservation of the earth's resources.
"Focusing on how school lunch programs operate opened their eyes and propelled them to create Kids Konserve. Calculating the amount of trash being produced each day at their own schools during the lunch hour alone, shocked them enough to begin more research into reusable products that dramatically cut down on Earth’s ever growing garbage pile."Kids Konserve supports conservation efforts by sponsoring recycling programs and fundraisers for schools. Their website offers great suggestions that schools can implement very easily.
Later Betty's Bargains readers are being given the opportunity to participate in keeping our Mother Earth healthy. Kids Konserve is offering our readers a 15% discount to as an incentive to consider such a hip and green product. Through October 30, 2009 just go to Kids Konserve, find your favorite products and at checkout use the coupon code "betty" to get 15% off your purchase. Then you've taken part in avoiding your school's cafeteria producing this: