Category: Games

RockIt Twist The Portable Game System That Rocks!

“RockIt Twist is a portable game system that truly rocks! Bring a different twist to learning fun to a child with this great product by LeapFrog.” – Momma Braga

RockIt Twist™ Handheld Gaming System

Twist, turn, play and learn with the RockIt Twist™ rotatable, single-player game system with three profiles! Four sides of colorful, light-up controls include buttons, dials, a spinner, slider, switch and D-pad to provide a totally unique way to play exciting video games. During game play, one of the eight game controls will light up to indicate when each control is needed throughout a game. Nurture three adorable virtual RockIt Pets™ that hatch and grow from eggs. 12 preloaded games across five game play categories have three levels of difficulty that help kids learn skills including literacy, math, problem-solving and creativity all while having fun! Since there’s no need for Wi-Fi, kids can play anywhere. Listen to your own music with the built-in MP3 player. Volume controls and headphone jack are also included. Game packs (sold separately) include more games, plus a new RockIt Pets™ virtual pet and a RockIt Pets™ figure to match.

Great for ages four to eight years. Rechargeable batteries included.

Feature Highlights

There are so many amazing features of the RockIt Twist™ that your child will just adore. Here are some of the highlights.

Light-up game controls

Four sides of colorful light-up controls to turn and play include a switch, spinner, dials, buttons and D-pad that surround the screen for a unique play experience.

Learning Games

Explore literacy, math, problem solving, science, creativity and social-emotional skills through three levels of age-appropriate curriculum.

Virtual RockIt Pets™

Nurture, play and grow three virtual pets.

Soft Bumper

Protective bumper is designed to help protect against short drops.

MP3 Player

Add your own music via USB and play it using the built-in speaker with play it using the built-in speaker with volume control or plug headphones (sold separately) into the headphone jack.

Compact and Portable

Perfectly sized for kids’ hands and doesn’t require Wi-Fi so it’s great for on-the-go play.

Three Profiles

Includes two regular profiles and a guest profile. Both regular profiles can save their progress and grow their own pets. Amazing feature especially for siblings to share without the fuss. 😉

Themed Game Packs

Download more games, plus get a new RockIt Pet virtual pet and figure to match (each sold separately).

#MelAndNikkiReview

RockIt Twist™ is the perfect game system for your child. The features mentioned above are all fantastic and it teaches so much while having fun. It offers creativity, literacy, mathematics, problem solving and social emotional in game form.

Gaming with a twist is exactly what you can expect from this great product and it will be well received this holiday season. You can even add onto this game with other games which are sold separately.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview we give the RockIt Twist™ 10 twists out of 5!This will be a hot and must have this holiday season.

If you would like to purchase the RockIt Twist™click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this product was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own and we do not make commission on sales.

Dino Crunch | Game Review

Dino Crunch brings prehistoric times to Family Game Night! Get the eggs before the dino gets you, if you dare!” – Momma Braga

Dino Crunch

This hungry Dino has an eggstraordinary appetite! Roll the die to choose which stolen egg to rescue. Carefully reach in and take out the egg, but watch out – you never know when this T-Rex will roar and leap out at you for a mighty CRUNCH!

Requires 2 AA batteries, not included. It is great for two to four players, ages four and up.

Contents included: 1 Dino, 1 Dino Nest Playing Base, 1 Die with Sticker Sheet, 20 Eggs (5 Blue, 5 Red, 5 Green, 5 Yellow), 1 Pair of Tweezers and complete instructions.

How to Play

Once you have assembled the game and inserted the batteries required, then you are ready to play!

The Dino has stolen the eggs from another dinosaur and put them in his nest. The players must rescue the eggs before the Dino attacks!

  • The youngest player starts by rolling the die.
  • The color shown on the die is the color of the egg that the player must rescue from the nest.
    • If a players rolls an “X” this means this player skips their turn.
    • When the die lands on the side showing several colors, the player can choose any color egg to rescue.
  • The player lifts up the leaf as carefully as possible and uses the tweezers to rescue the egg. If the Dino doesn’t attack, the player keeps the egg.
  • That player’s turn is now over and play passes to the left.
  • The game continues until all but one player has been attacked by the Dino. The last player remaining is the winner!
  • Alternative Game Play: After the Dino attacks, gameplay stops and each player counts their rescued eggs. The player with the most rescued eggs is the winner!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Dino Crunch brought the prehistoric times and dinosaur ambience into family game night. It truly was frightening fun with this game and we loved it!

The anticipation had us all (mainly me) on the edge of our seats wondering who the Dino would get. It truly got us all laughing out loud especially since it was me who mainly got attacked. Those laughs made it all worth it for me and it provided hours of family fun.

If you have what it takes to take the dinosaur eggs back, then this is the game for you! Welcome to the Land of the Dinosaurs and you have been officially warned. 😉

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Dino Crunch 10 ROARS out of 5! This game provided us hours of fun and giggle. Dino Crunch is a must for family game night!

If you would like to purchase this game for your next family game night, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Rattlesnake Jake | Game Review

“Bring the wild west to family game night! Have fun Collecting gold nuggets but watch out for Rattlesnake Jake who wants all the nuggets to himself. You can’t help but jump and giggle all the way through the game. I know I sure did!” – Momma Braga

Rattlesnake Jake

Rattlesnake Jake has stolen your gold! Watch out for his rattle, and carefully sneak the gold back. One wrong move…and he strikes! His ominous rattle builds the suspense for the ultimate jump! If Rattlesnake Jake strikes on your turn, you must return half of your nuggets to him. The player with the most gold when the last nugget has been taken wins the game.

Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. It is great for two players or more, ages four and up.

Contents included: 1 Rattlesnake Jake, 1 Cowboy Hat, 1 Double-Sided Fate Coin, 16 Gold Nuggets and complete instructions.

How to Play

Once you have assembled the game and inserted the batteries required, then you are ready to play!

  • The youngest player goes first. Play proceeds in a clockwise direction.
  • It’s time to be brave! The player must look Rattlesnake Jake right in the eyes as they steal a gold nugget and place it in front of them.
  • On each turn, the player will be allowed to take their first gold nugget for free.
  • If they want to try their luck, they may choose to flip the Fate Coin for a chance to grab a second gold nugget. But be careful…being too greedy can be dangerous!
  • Nugget Side: The player may attempt to steal a second nugget. If they succeed, they can try their luck for a third and final nugget. Crossed nugget side: No luck! Their turn ends immediately and they must give one nugget back to Rattlesnake Jake.
  • But you never know when Rattlesnake Jake will strike! If he jumps forward, that player returns half of their nuggets to Rattlesnake Jake’s pile and their turn is now over.
  • Push in the head to restart Rattlesnake Jake before the next player’s turn.
  • The game ends when a player successfully steals the last gold nugget from Rattlesnake Jake. Tally up your nuggets – the player with the most wins the game!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Rattlesnake Jake brought the wild wild west to family game night! It was very easy to assemble which we loved and in no time it was ready for action.

The anticipation had us all on the edge of our seats wondering when Jake will strike. This game was a lot of fun and provided hours of fun and giggles along the way. We played the game a few times on family game night and of course the winner happened to always be Nikki. I guess Jake knew that I was an easy target. 😉

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Rattlesnake Jake 5 gold nuggets out of 5! Great fun awaits for you, if you dare. 😉 This is a game that shouldn’t be missed!

If you would like to purchase this game for your next family game night, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Johnny The Skull Pirate’s Cove | Game Review

“Get ready for fun-filled adventure as you take on some pirate ghosts to get the treasure! The whole family will enjoy this game as it brings the arcade feel into your home.” – Momma Braga

Johnny the Skulk Pirate’s Cove

Help Johnny the Skull blast the pirate ghosts floating all around to get the treasure! This electronic game projects ghosts images all around that you must blast away to get to the treasure. Aim and blast for exciting arcade-like action!

Includes four different levels of difficulty for added challenge. Requires 6 AAA batteries, not included. It is great for one or more players, ages four and up.

Contents included: 1 Pirate Ship, 1 Johnny the Skull Skeleton, 1 Pirate Blaster, and complete instructions.

How to Play

Once you have assembled the game and inserted the batteries required, then you are ready to play!

  • First you need to select your difficulty level as there are four to pick from. Once you select your level, a pirate tune will play, indicating that you are ready for battle!
  • Once the tune has ended, ghosts will begin appearing all around you. Start blasting!
  • When a ghost is projected on the wall, point your Pirate Blaster at the ghost and press the button to destroy the ghost. Multiple ghosts will be projected at the same time – try to hit as many as you can!
  • When a ghost is hit, it will grunt and snarl! If a ghost is missed, it will laugh at you!
  • When you hear several coins jingling, this means you have successfully banished the ghosts and discovered the treasure. Don’t stop now! Continue destroying the ghosts until the pirate tune plays again, signaling the end of the game.
  • If you don’t hear coins jingling but the pirate tune plays, the pirate ghosts have succeeded in protecting the treasure and the game has ended.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Johnny the Skull Pirate’s Cove was literally a blast!!! We had so much fun playing in our living room and we do recommend a dark room to make it easier to see the ghosts. It also gives you that ghostly ambience for the game. 😉

Playing the game reminded me of the amusement park arcade style games and rides that you can go on. That is what made me love this game so much more. It brought all that fun and more to my own living room.

I don’t think there was a single time where Nikki stopped laughing and giggling while trying to blast every ghost she saw. I had a blast laughing too especially hearing the ghosts laugh when we missed! This game will everyone on their feet and even though only one player can blast, you can’t help but scream out when you see another ghost.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Johnny the Skull Pirate’s Cove 10 skeletons out of 5! Great ghostly pirate adventure awaits for you, if you dare. 😉 All Hand Hoy! This is a game that shouldn’t be missed!

If you would like to purchase this game for your next family game night, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

The Family Game of Wacky Vision | Googly Eyes

Googly Eyes is the hilarious family game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more! Put on the zany, vision-altering google eye glasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Players take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a change to wear the glasses. The glasses come with three sets of lenses that range from mild changes to mind-blowing fun, so no one can see (or draw) straight-your vision will bounce off of the lenses.

Googly Eyes is a fun twist on classic drawing games that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms, since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone. Unlike any other drawing game you don’t need to be an artist, and the rules are simple. Just roll the die and move-the space you land on tells you which color lenses to use (easy, medium, or hard). Then pick a card, set the timer, and start drawing. If your team guesses correctly you get to roll and move again; if not, then you stay where you are on the board. The first team to reach Finish wins.

This game is great for 4 to 16 players and for ages 7 and up.

Game Contents

  • Colorful Board Game
  • Spiffy Tablet
  • Timer
  • 162 Challenge Cards
  • 1 Die
  • 1 Pair of Glasses
  • 3 Changeable Lens: Easy, Medium and Difficult

How to Play

#MelAndNikkiReview

Googly Eyes had us all laughing out loud from beginning to end. This game is truly fair for everyone at any skill level. Usually I am not bad at drawing but having to use the glasses was very challenging but so much fun! Every time my husband and I would use the glasses it had Nikki giggly the whole time. That is what family game night is all about! Spending time together and laughing the night away.

Googly Eyes did exactly that and we loved it! It really exercised our minds and challenged us in a way that most games don’t even come close to. We got to conquer them together which made it so much more fun.

Therefore for this #MelAndNikkiReview we give Googly Eyes 5 stars out of 5! It would make a great addition to Family Game Night and remember to stretch out your face muscles as you will be using them a lot during this game. 😉

Nikki rocking the glasses look 😉 

If you would like to purchase this game for family game night, click here. You will all be laughing the night away! 😉

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This game was provided in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed are our own.

Build or Boom | Game Review

The big boss is looking for the best builders in town!

Build or Boom by Goliath Games is a game that inspires so much and it encompasses lots of fun! The objective of the game is to be the first one to bring the blueprint cards to life. Build your structure quickly yet carefully on your platform. Then SMASH your boomer to send your opponent’s structure tumbling. There’s only room for one building in this town…do you have what it takes? Or will you get boomed on your way to the top? This game is perfect for two players and ages four and up.

Game Contents

  • 4 Boards
  • 4 Blocks
  • 4 Triangles
  • 4 Arches
  • 4 Cones
  • 4 I-Beams
  • 4 Barrels
  • 2 Builders
  • 30 Blueprint Cards
  • 2 Platforms
  • 2 Boomers
  • 2 Air Hoses
  • 1 Card Holder
  • Complete Instructions

How to Play

  • Draw a blueprint card and place it in the card holder. Make sure both players can see the blueprint card equally.
  • Count to three and say go! The object of the game is to follow the plans on the blueprint card using blocks from the pile, and reproduce that structure on your building platform.
  • Once you have completed the plans, smash the Boomer to send your opponent’s structure tumbling!
  • If your tower matches the card exactly, keep that card and score one point.
  • Replace the blocks in the middle of the table and get ready to play again!
  • First person to earn 10 points wins the game!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Since I work in the Construction industry, I thought it would be best to use my expertise in this game review. 😉

Momma Braga proudly sporting her Sherhill Construction shirt along with the amazing Build or Boom Game by Goliath Games.

We literally had a blast playing this game! We love the idea of promoting construction in this fun and interactive game. There are so many skills that can be learned with this game such as building STEM skills which include analytical thinking and shape recognition. Great skills for your child and as a family to grasp together.

We have been playing this game almost every night as Nikki loves it and keeps reminding me that it should be easy for me since I work in Construction. I still haven’t told her that I don’t actually do the heavy labor work but I will let her believe that I do. On a side note, there is no heavy lifting or hard labor involved in this game. 😉

Build or Boom is great for two players, ages four and up. On this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give it 10 booms out of 5! This is such a unique game and it is a much needed game for Family Game Night.

If you would like to add this fun game to your family game night, click here. You will have a booming blast!

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own. Please note that Sherhill Construction did not sponsor this article or endorsement.

Word Search Game Brings Word-Fun!

Do you know someone who loves the classic hidden word puzzles? If so, then this is the perfect game for them and for the whole family!

Goliath Games brings us a new exciting game for family game night, Word Search Game

The race is on this new twist on the version of the classic hidden world puzzle – it turns a solitary activity into a fun group word game as players go on a word search. Rotate the specially-designed circular board to reveal the word that the players will race to find on this turn. Everyone plays at once, and the first player to locate the word marks it with transparent colored tiles. The player with the most colored markers on the board wins!

Playing the Game

  • The youngest player starts by turning the playing board in a clockwise direction until the first word is revealed. This word must be read out loud by the player.
  • All the players now search for the word on the board.
  • The hidden word can be written forwards or backwards and be positioned in all directions, horizontally, vertically and diagonally, but is always in one straight line. The first player to find the word must yell “Wordsearch!” and immediately point to the word on the board. If that player is unable to point to the word on the board, s/he must skip the current round and other players can search for the word on the board.
  • Play continues in a clockwise direction. The next player turns the ring until the next word is revealed.
  • The game continues until all the words have been played and the black starting space reappears.

Crossing Words

If a newly found word crosses a word that has already been found, the markers covering that previous word are removed from the board, unless those markers belong to the player who found the new word. When this removal causes another word to be incomplete, this word also has to be removed.

Contents

  • 1 Wordsearch Board
  • 8 Double-Sided Game Cards (16 Games Total)
  • 280 Marking Pieces (70 Red, 70 Yellow, 70 Green, 70 Blue)
  • Complete Instructions

#MelAndNikkiReview

I LOVE this game and finally found a game that was made just for me! 😉

Always thought I was excellent at hidden world puzzles and this game confirmed it as I did extremely well. It is the first time that I won every single time (my daughter is only four but my husband sure isn’t, hehe). I never win at games so this one wins the award for the best game EVER in my book (yes I am being bias, lol).

Wordsearch Game is fun for the whole family and really gets your mind moving. We love the many game card options and there is even an option to create your very own game card (how cool is that!). It truly is a fun game for all especially if you love word searching like me!

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give WordSearch Game 10 stars out of 5! It exceeding our expectations of fun as it offered a chance to exercise our minds and our hearts as we got to spend some quality family time together. *Plus, I won all the games. 😉

This game is recommended for ages 7 years and up and two to four players can play. If you would like to purchase this game for your family game night, click here. You won’t regret it!

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our very own.

Hydro Strike Splashes With Fun For Game Night

Game night is always fun and we want to tell you about a game that will add “splashing” fun for all!

Pressman Toys brings a great game that is absolutely perfect for the pinball game lovers, Hydro Strike.

Introduction

Get ready to make a splash with Hydro Strike! In this head-to-head pinball game, you’ll need fast flipping fingers to shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal. Score and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water! Since a sprayer is aimed at both players, strike quick when you play, or you’ll get the spray! The first player to score 5 times wins.

How To Play

  • Players sit across from one another, with one player at each end of the gameboard.
  • To begin the game, each player should press the pressure button located next to his/her score tracker.
  • The youngest player starts by placing a ball on one of the release ramps and allowing the marble to fall onto the gameboard. Players take turns, releasing the balls on each new round.
  • Both players place their hands on the hand grips and squeeze the grips back toward them to operate the flippers on the gamboard.
  • When the ball touches the flippers, the player on that side of the gameboard should quickly squeeze the hand grips to send the ball down the alley towards his/her opponent’s target.
  • If the ball hits a target, it will activate the mist and spray the player on that side of the gameboard.
  • The player who hit the target scores one point and moves his/her score tracker one space.
  • To reset the game and begin the next round, press the pressure buttons on both ends of the gameboard.

Game Contents

  • Game Unit
  • Two (2) Balls

#MelAndNikkiReview

Talk about an exciting game to play for family game night! It is great for two players and for ages 7 and up. The game is interactive, fun and offers quality family time.

We literally had a “blast” playing this game especially when someone had the mist and spray splash on them. I think I am the one who got hit most of the time but it was all in good fun. I don’t think I laughed and smiled as much as I did playing this game so that rates high in my books! We just love the whole concept of this game and recommend it for family game night. For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Hydro Strike 6 splashes out of 5!

If you would like to purchase this game for a loved one, click here.

Pressman Toys has done it again by bringing interactive games to families. Make sure to follow Pressman Toys on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

 

Hydro Strike and Pikmi Pops™ “Lollipop Chase” Hits The Game Scene | Pressman Toy

We are BIG fans of Pressman Toys and they keep giving us reasons why to keep loving them. We are delighted to announce two exciting games that you will want to try out!

Hydro Strike

Pressman Toys brings a great new game and perfect for the pinball game lovers!

Get ready to make a splash with Hydro Strike! In this head-to-head pinball game, you’ll need fast flipping fingers to shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal. Score and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water! Since a sprayer is aimed at both players, strike quick when you play, or you’ll get the spray! The first player to score 5 times wins.

Talk about an exciting game to play for family night! It is great for two players and for ages 7 and up. We think this will be a great hot game for the holiday gift list!

If you would like to purchase this game for a loved one, click here.

Pikmi Pops™ “Lollipop Chase”

If you have a young child at home then you may have already been introduced to Pikmi Pops and if you haven’t, you will soon! Pikmi Pops are sweet scented and full of surprises! The special lollipop container opens to reveal a scented plush with surprises. Its a great addition to any collection!

In this adorable new game, help the Pikmi Pops fill their Pikmi trees with lots of lollipops! To earn lollipop, you may need to dance, sing, or even tell a story. Some special places on the board will unlock surprises! Be the first player to collect four different lollipops to fill your Pikmi tree and win!

Game includes one exclusive sweet scented Pikmi Pops plush and it is ideal for children ages 5 and up. This game is great for two to four players and hours of fun!

To purchase your very own, click here. This would make a great gift idea too!

We are so excited to introduce you all to these two games and we know you will love them. Pressman Toys has done it again by bringing interactive games to families. Make sure to follow Pressman Toys on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

i-Top and Pop the Pig “Pop N’ Race” Hits The Game Scene | Goliath Games

We are BIG fans of Goliath Games and they keep giving us reasons why to keep loving them. We are delighted to announce two exciting games that you will want to try out!

i-Top

Do you have a child who loves high-tech? Well, we have the game for them. It is where technology and fun come together in game form.

The classic “tops” has just been upgraded to a new generation with i-Top! Using smart technology, this high-tech top keeps track of the number of spins while LEDs light up the display. Spin your way to the top score by competing in multiple challenges.

Unlock hidden features by spinning the top an exact number of spins to show special animations, or challenge your friend to a high score. With over ten different ways to play and tons of animations, the fun with I-Tops is non-stop!

It is available in Mega Gear Blue, Infinite Purple and Vortex Red. This game is recommended for ages 7 and up.

If you want a spinning good time then i-Top is the game to get! To purchase your very own, click here. This would make a great gift idea too!

Pop the Pig “Pop N’ Race”

Pop the Pig is an international preschool classic and is adored by millions of children and now he is back in a whole new game! We are delighted to introduce you all to Pop the Pig “Pop N’ Race” by Goliath Games.

This unique board game features a specially designed pig die popper. Pop his belly and race around the board as you try to be the first player to get your 4 movers home. This game is great for children 4 and up and it will make family game night popping fun!

What child would not want to press the popper to win the race?! I know Nikki would! That is just half the fun. 😉 The game is colorful and helps children learn to wait their turn, count and follow instructions. A definite win in our books!

To purchase your very own, click here. This would make a great gift idea too!

We are so excited to introduce you all to these two games and we know you will love them. Goliath Games has done it again by bringing interactive games to families. Make sure to follow Goliath Games on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga