Outset Media – Keys to the Castle! ~Giveaway x 3

Hey everyone! It’s the holiday season! That means it’s time to spend lots of time with your family! It’s time to play loads of games! It’s time to have barrels of laughter! It’s time to overeat every 4 hours and wonder how you can pack away so much and still eat the next meal!

It’s also time to learn a new game! This is another product from Outset Media, which you’ve seen twice before on this blog! This is a brand new game, hot off the presses! And, boy have we been enjoying it! It’s called Keys to the Castle. It’s rated as being a game for ages 8+, but either we have prodigy children (bahahaha!) or they’re spoofin’. Actually, truth be told, this game is super easy to learn to play. Buuuuuuuut, strategy is where it gets interesting! And strategy is what my 4-year-old doesn’t have quite yet! Though my 6-year-old’s devious nature worries me at times! She can be quite inventive in her ways of stopping someone!

I guess I should tell you a bit about the game. As I said, it’s super easy to learn! For starters, there’s only three parts to the game. Your character and its stand. Tile cards. Action cards. That’s it! And let me tell you, being the parent of children who love playing board games, I am NOT disappointed that they re-invented the idea of the board. This game uses the tile cards on the table as your board. Yes! No board to break! So these tile cards are the doors to the castle. The action cards help you open and close doors, hacksaw the barred ones, put a net on the people that are advancing too quickly, create a secret passage, or padlock a door to bar someone’s way! The aim of the game is simple – advance across the “board” to go from one end of the castle to the other. There’s a maximum of four players – as you go from your side of the castle to the opposite side – and each player sits on one of the four sides.

So you see, it’s super simple to learn the rules. It’s super simple to learn what the cards do. For each turn you pick up a card, play a card, and move if you can. But then you might get half way across and realize that you simply MUST use a padlock or a key or a net to block someone else. So there goes your move as you’ve just used your ability to open a door for yourself in order to block another. And after awhile you realize that 4 people converging on the middle of the castle makes for a lot of congestion.  One of these days my husband and I are going to play with just the two of us – instead of a 6×6 grid, you use a 5×8 grid.  Should make for some interesting times!

We have had loads of fun playing this game! I love how gleeful the kids get when they successfully block another player. The littlest definitely needs some encouragement on what moves would be more advantageous. However, as I said, my six-year-old can be quite devious in the use of her cards! And my eight-year-old definitely needs no help either! It’s so fun to come across a game that is created with strategy in mind, and yet is so simplistic! And it comes in a nice, compact box as well!

Do head over to Outset Media’s website. There are so many options for games and puzzles! Yep, it’s kind of mind boggling! That’s why (beware, shameless reviewer’s plug, haha!) I usually go for games that I’ve been given a review on! I like to know others have enjoyed playing it – or in this case – it’s super fun to be one of the first playing it! Outset Media is also on Facebook and Twitter.


If you’re interested in purchasing this game, head over to BoardGames.ca as they seem to be one of the first to carry it! You can also head to the Outset Media “Locate a Retailer” webpage to find a store near you!


Outset Media is generously giving away THREE copies of this game! Yippee! I love it when we can send new games to new homes! Please use the entry form below, contest closes January 5, 2018! Open to Canada and the US, please.

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  1. The Sixteen Samurai puzzle!

  2. I would give it to my brother!

  3. kathy downey says:

    I would love to give this to my grandson

  4. Bring on the prodigal children!! That is awesome. This would be great for when the kids come to visit, so I’d keep it.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This would join the family game collection for us all.

  6. nicolthepickle says:

    It does. We love playing games and this one looks interesting.

  7. This would be a great game for my daughter! Looks like fun. Thanks!

  8. I would also love to play “What” 🙂

  9. Lynda Cook says:

    Christmas Activity Game looks like another fun game!!

  10. Lynda Cook says:

    This would be great to play with the grandchildren!!

  11. one i like is the…Canadian Trivia 150th Limited Edition

  12. Linda Fast says:

    I like the game, Igloo Mania, my grandchildren would love this.

  13. Linda Fast says:

    I would keep the game for myself, my granddaughter is 5 but she is very smart. With a bit of help I’m sure she would catch on very quickly. I think this would be a game that all the family would enjoy playing.

  14. Jennifer Ann Wilson says:

    See it, Slam it, Say it sounds like a fun game.

  15. Jennifer Ann Wilson says:

    This game looks like a lot of fun and I think the grandkids would really like playing it.

  16. Judy Cowan says:

    The Candy Store puzzle looks like a lot of fun, would love it.

  17. Judy Cowan says:

    I would give this to my niece, I am sure she would love to play it.

  18. I would be interested in playing – am always up for a fun game!

  19. Igoo Mania is my first choice!

  20. What I would probably pick first is the Canadian Trivia game.

  21. I would love to give this game to my son for Christmas.

  22. love playing games! would keep and play with the family

  23. My kids and I would enjoy playing this together.

  24. The Mosquito Madness looks fun. My 4 and 6 year old daughters are really into matching games right now so I think they would like this one. Thanks! http://www.outsetmedia.com/games/mosquito-madness

  25. This looks like a super fun game! I’m interested in playing it with my family on our games night.

  26. Definitely a game that would fit into our family game night rotation seemlessly.

  27. Tara Gauthier says:

    I think this would be a great game to add to our collection for family game night.

  28. Yes this is a game I’d be interested in, it looks like a perfect game for when we have people over. Not hard to learn, but the strategy keeps it interesting, which is just right.

  29. I would love to play this game with my family.

  30. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I would have loved to have won this game, it sounds captivating and I’m sure we’d all have liked it.

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