Outset Media Games! ~Giveaway!

Games are a great way for a family to spend time together. A great way to bond. A great way to teach your kids how to lose gracefully! Haha! We might have an issue with that in our house, so we keep playing games so that we can all lose a time or two! In any case, I love games and the variety available is just amazing!  A short time ago, I picked up a little puzzle that was unlike any other puzzle we’d ever had. It was magnetic. It was 3-D. And it only consisted of 16 pieces. I figured it would be a great one to put in the vehicle for when the kids needed a break to do something different. It’s a nifty little puzzle and because of the 3-D aspect, it’s more difficult than it looks! Naturally, I had to check out the company to see who created it! Once I looked up Outset Media I figured they’d be a great #MadeinCanada company to feature on Glimpse!

Now let me tell you, when packages arrive that contain multiple games and puzzles, the kids go into overdrive, they’re that excited! They can’t wait to open the box and start looking through what’s inside! We received two games that I’ll tell you about today. The first is called Igloo Mania. Looking for a hoot? This game will fulfill that requirement, and probably also the requirement of squeals and tension and involuntary jumping! This is a super cute game involving an igloo, a whole bunch of “ice blocks” and Parka Pete! I will warn you though, setup the first time around takes a few minutes. You see, the blocks comes with the numbers that correspond to their row in the igloo on the inside of the block. However, because they’re in the same plastic as the block, they’re hard to read when assembling the igloo. So, Outset Media kindly included colourful stickers as well that can be stuck just inside the inner lip of the block. These make assembly *much* quicker, however, it does take a bit of time to put all the stickers on the blocks. That’s what kids are for, right!? Once that’s done, you place the inner dome on the table, then the outer ring, and start assembling the igloo, starting with all the 1’s and ending with Parka Pete on the top! The aim of the game is to pull out blocks “Jenga”-style, using little ice picks, until Parka Pete collapses into the igloo! I love watching the kids when it gets close to the end of the game – they’re practically dancing on their seats with excitement – yet trying to carefully pull out a block and when the igloo collapses mid-pull, *everyone* jumps! Haha!

The second game we were sent is 100% the opposite of Igloo Mania! Where Igloo Mania is every-man-for-himself, Ant Colony is A GREAT cooperative game. It’s so much fun watching our kids, ages 4, 6 and 8 work together to decide how to play the game! The basics of the game are quite simple. There are six entrances to the ant colony along the top of the game board. Also included are a bunch of tiles, and a dice. The aim of the game is to successfully place all four room tiles, using the tunnel tiles to connect them all together. However, watch out! There are anteaters! The anteaters will block of the tunnel entrances, and you *must* have two entrances free in order to win the game! And since it’s a cooperative game, everyone has to play together to figure out where to place rooms and tunnels and when to use anteater spray – oh yes – there’s *one* anteater spray, so hope you get it before all the anteaters are out! Our kids quite enjoy this game. First, every game is so different, sometimes you’re in danger of losing within the first 10 moves and then the next time you breeze through until the last 4 tiles and are panicking because you haven’t laid down the last room tile yet! I love the cooperative part of it! Honestly, it amazes me how well my kids play together during this game!

Both these games come in at an MSRP of $19.99, so they’re very reasonably priced, in my opinion! Do head over to Outset Media and check out their website – there are SO many options to choose from! You can also follow them on Facebook and on Twitter. While you can’t purchase directly from their website, you can check out their Where to Buy page to find a shop that carries their games near you!

WIN IT!

Choice, choices! Outset Media is giving away ONE item to a lucky winner! Winner’s choice, so start picking it out now, it might take awhile to choose! Please use the entry form below, open to Canada and the US, contest closes November, 3, 2017.

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Comments

  1. I am a puzzle person!

  2. I like the Canada 150th Trivia Limited edition game!

  3. I love both puzzles and games!

  4. I like to play games and do puzzles.

  5. I think Dragon dash would be fun.

  6. I like both puzzles and games. Puzzles to relax and games for fun with the family.

  7. Lynda Cook says:

    The Bzzzz Oink Bingo looks like it would be another fun game!!

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    I like both, I like to play games with the family and do puzzles by myself

  9. I love both puzzles and games. The game Them & Us looks like fun.

  10. Marina M. says:

    I am totally game person.

  11. vickie couturier says:

    we love puzzles,,i get puzzles and board games for my grandkids to play at my house and they love it

  12. Monique L.S. says:

    I like both games and puzzles.

  13. I am a game type of person!

  14. I love to do both!

  15. I am both a puzzle and a game person, but one problem. Playing games alone isn’t fun.

  16. I am a game person

  17. Doris Humber says:

    80’s 90’s Trivia Game would be my first pick.

  18. Julie bolduc says:

    I love to do puzzles

  19. Canadian Trivia 150th Limited Edition

  20. I like both puzzles and games

  21. Judy Cowan says:

    Love both, really would like to get back into doing jigsaw puzzles.

  22. I would pick the Adirondack Birds puzzles.

  23. I love both Puzzles and games

  24. I am more a game person.

  25. Depending on my mood I love both, games and puzzles.

  26. I love both puzzles and games, but puzzles I like to do alone while games are a social thing 🙂

  27. Sarah Letendre says:

    I like puzzles but the rest of the family likes games so it seems I get to play more games then I do puzzles

  28. I like games more than puzzles!

  29. Andrea Amy says:

    I don’t really like puzzles, but I do love board games.

  30. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I like puzzles

  31. Anne Taylor says:

    I love games!

  32. Deb Dorrington says:

    I love games more than puzzles.

  33. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I’m a game person, they’re fun for the whole family.

  34. I am a big fan of both!

  35. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d probably say a bit of both, I’ve always enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and I usually enjoy playing card, dice or board games too.

  36. I am a game person. I enjoy the company of other people.

  37. Kristi R. says:

    Definitely game! Although puzzles are good too!

  38. Florence Cochrane says:

    I love games. I also like doing puzzles.

  39. I think I would choose puzzles over games.

  40. Darci Paice says:

    I like most puzzles over games, i think Igloo mania would be very cool as I havent seen a game like it before

  41. Sandra McG says:

    my family is big on both games and puzzles!

  42. I would pick the Tension Kids vs. Adults

  43. We like games more than puzzles but often have a jigsaw puzzle just on a table to work on

  44. I like the…Canadian Trivia 150th Limited Edition

  45. I would pick the Canadian Trivia game.

  46. I am definitely a game person.

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