Tag: Family Game Night

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!


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.


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


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.


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


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


Greedy Granny and Pop Rocket Brings LOL Fun On Game Night | Goliath Games Review

Playing games are loads of fun especially when you play as a family. We were recently introduced to two games by Goliath Games and one of them just hit the Game market!

Both of these games had us laughing out loud through our Family Game Night and it was great as we haven’t laughed that much and hard in a very long time!

Greedy Granny

Can Granny’s even be greedy? Well this one surely is!

Greedy Granny is a mischievously fun game that is perfect for the whole family. Your mission is to swipe a treat of each type from Granny’s tray as carefully and as quietly as you can. One wrong move will wake her up and send her teeth flying!

How to Play

  • The youngest player goes first by spinning the treat wheel.
  • If the spinner lands on green, the player attempts to sneak a treat away from Granny.
  • Pay attention to the number on the spinner section as this tells the player how many times you must press the button on the side of Granny’s chair.
  • If the spinner lands on purple, the player must put a treat back (if they have one) and press the button the number of times indicated on the spinner.
  • If the player lands on a circle with a line through it, then you miss a turn.
  • If a player lands on the symbols of the two people, then the player may take a treat from the other player who has a treat
  • The first player to collect one of each type of treat and keep Granny snoozing wins!
  • For 2 to 4 players. Ages 5 and Up

Game Contents

  • 1 Granny in an Armchair (2 pieces, easy assembly required)
  • 1 Set of Granny’s Teeth
  • 1 Treat Wheel
  • 12 Treats


Greedy Granny truly had us laughing out loud from start to finish. Nikki and I would be on the edge of our seat wondering which one of us would make Granny loose her teeth. Lucky for me I was the one who always got Granny to fly, LOL! This in turn made my daughter laugh with delight and say, “You did it again Momma! This Granny is Greedy!” It was SO much fun! We give Greedy Granny 5+++ sweet tooth out of 5! It provided us with highly engaging entertainment with learning, laughter and family time.


Pop Rocket

Ready for some out-of-this-world fun?! Pop Rocket will surely have you seeing stars in this exciting game by Goliath Games. Pull the string on the Rocket to start the countdown, and roll the die. Keep an eye on that Rocket because it can BLAST OFF at any moment! Watch the stars explode into the sky and be the first one to collect enough stars to fill your constellation to win!

How to Play

  • The player who can jump the highest goes first. To start the game, that player should gently pull the fuse on the side of the rocket fully, and throw the die.
  • The die has a few landings. There is the star-catcher picture which means you can place a new star-catcher into play anywhere on the table. It can’t be moved without throwing the die again. When all your star-catchers are in the game, skip a turn. There is the picture with more than one star-catcher in it and this means you can change the position of one of your own star-catchers already played or move it on a pile or move it to the top of the pile if it was covered. If none of your star-catchers have already been played, skip your turn. The last picture is of a star on the die which means you steal a star from another player and add it to your star holder.
  • The game plays clockwise. When the timer ends (approx. 60 seconds), the rocket will open and release the stars!
  • Players win the small stars that land in the star-catchers of their own color.
  • With the collected stars, players would add them to their own constellation. If you are lucky enough to catch the BIG star, you can choose 2 extra stars of your choosing.
  • The first player to complete his or her constellation wins! *It is possible for several players to win at the same time.
  • For 2 to 4 players. Ages 4 and Up

Game Contents

  • 1 Rocket
  • 1 Big Star
  • 40 small stars
  • 12 Star-Catchers (4 colored sets of 3 star-catchers)
  • 4 Constellations
  • 1 Die


Pop Rocket had us jumping from our seats! The anticipation of it popping had both my daughter and I giggling throughout the game. Even though the pop happens in about 60 seconds, but it seems to take much longer as we are anticipating the pop. But that was the fun! Pop Rocket was a blast and we give it 5+++ Rocket Stars out of 5! This game offered us the fun, entertainment and laughs that we enjoy as a family.

There you have it! Two more amazing games by Goliath Games that will have your family smiling and laughing all the way through. These are the best moments and experiences to share together. That time spent together and interacting with one another is such a priceless gift. We truly love these opportunities as it brings us such joy and fun.

If you would like to add Greedy Granny to your family game night, click here to see where you can purchase your very own. If you would like to add Pop Rocket to your family game night, click here to see where you can purchase your very own.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga







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