Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lumps: The Elf Coal Game & Family Talk 2...R&G!

I love board games.  When I was a kid family game night was just about every night.  When my husband and I got together we would often have friends over for game night or challenge one another to marathon sessions of Scrabble.  Now that the kids are getting older, I love sharing my love of games with them.  I think family games are a fantastic way to not only have fun together but to open the lines of communication.  When Continuum Games offered me the chance to review two of their games I could not wait to play.  Here is the scoop on what has made its' way into our game rotation....

Lumps



Getting coal in your stocking is now the best gift of the holidays! The Lumps Legend: Children around the world have been so good over the past few years; lumps of coal have built up at the North Pole. Puzzled by what to do with the excess coal; Santa’s elves decided to create an exciting new game that uses lumps of coal of all shapes and sizes. The game is so much fun, good little boys and girls, for the first time ever, are excited to get lumps of coal in their stocking!
Lumps, the Elf Coal Game is the most addictive family dice game you’ll ever play! The goal is to score the most points in three rolls by rolling pairs of the same number. Roll a pair of 3s, score 3 points…a pair of 10s scores 10 points. What makes the game unique is that it has four different types of dice and there are few high numbers. On each turn you have to make decisions on which dice to keep and re-roll. Do you play it safe and hold a pair of 4s, or chance it and try for a high pair? The endless possibilities make Lumps exciting and addictive. Great stocking stuffer!

 First off, can you say adorable??   I love this game for a Stocking Stuffer or an early Christmas gift.  The game is simple enough for young ones (age range is 6+ but even younger ones can play with some help) but addictive enough to keep grown ups interested.  This one is truly fun for the whole family and allows a broad range of ages to play.  This is the GOOD kind of coal!  Purchase Lumps on the Continuum website HERE or it is available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Books-A-Million, Go! Games and 100s of specialty toy stores in the US.

Family Talk 2 

The second edition of our award winning Family Talk game. Engage your family in meaningful conversations with this set of 100 new and exciting questions. Simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising and often hilarious glimpse into the hearts and minds of family members. Winner of the Tillywig Brain Child Award.
  • Second edition of our popular Family Talk game
  • Fun, Portable family game of conversation keeps today’s busy families connected
  • 100 new and exciting question cards attached to round carabiner clip for use anywhere – at home, at a restaurant, in the car, on vacation
  • Questions that get the whole family talking – even hard-to-talk-to Teens!
  • Portable, thoughtprovoking, fun!
  • Great as a travel game
  • Ages 3+
  • Great gift idea
 Wow...this one is a gem!  It is completely portable so you can bring it anywhere.  I plan on tossing mine in my bag for when we go out to eat or have long waits at the doctors office.  I love the range of questions which are completely appropriate for ANY age.  Be prepared to learn more about the people in your life.  This game is a new favorite.  Click HERE to pick up Family Talk 2.  Be sure to check out the other wide range of "conversation" games as well.  So much fun!

I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader will win both Family Talk 2 and Lumps courtesy of Continuum Games.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

40 comments:

Tawnya said...

I would like Count Your Chickens!

Heather said...

I would like Stone Soup.
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Hifam said...

I would love the "Toss a chore" game. Not sure my kids would love it, but I sure would! Jody H

Shannon said...

We would like grandparent talk

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corey1971 said...

Discombobulation looks like fun (olomon@hotmail.com)

Centsable Lady said...

I would love the family talk bilingual edition. We are trying to teach our children spanish. cabreban at hotmail dot com

mistee said...

My daughter has a thing for chickens, so the Count Your Chickens game would be great.

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Ashley rexrode said...

Hoot owl hoot looks fun

Emily said...

Counting Stix
Emily
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miyoshi osorio said...

I would like discombobulation.

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Linda Trinklein said...

Count your chickens!

fun
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Terri said...

I would like to have the Mermaid Island game for my granddaughter. :-)

jcwega27 said...

count your chickens
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Frugalista Mama said...

Teen talk

Jeanne said...

The game Story Tellers.

Naomi said...

I would like the Exact Change game.

Jackie said...

Count your chickens for my pre schooler would be great!

Jackie said...

Count your chickens would be great for my preschooler!

Amy V said...

we'd like 'fish stix'

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rebecca williams said...

I'd like the Stone Soup game
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The Zoo Keeper said...

I would love to play the pitch it game with my fam!!!

daivabaum said...

I like Count Your Chickens

Tabitha said...

i like the family matters game.
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Diana said...

The Toss a Chore game would be great for my granddaughtes
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Diana said...

The Toss a Chore game would be great for my granddaughtes
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Kelley said...

count your chickens!
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Brittany said...

calaboose seems fun!

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Jessica Peeling said...

story tellers! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Jessica Snook said...

I would like to try Barnyard Stampede.

Robin Blankenship said...

Exact Change

Evelyn said...

Toss a Chore and Reverse Charades both sound fantastic!

maryjaco1 said...

I would like Story Tellers.

Catherine L. said...

I'd like Rollick.

Trista Z said...

grandparent talk!

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10750coupons said...

i'd love to play discombobulation. i'd love for my kids to play toss a chore.
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10750coupons said...

i'd love to play discombobulation. i'd love for my kids to play toss a chore.
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Laurie said...

Like the Count your chickens game

jadavis said...

Hoot owl hoot
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collegestudentfreebies said...

teen talk

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