Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hasbro House Party

So who likes board games? And who can remember the old Simon game? I know, not technically a board game but super cool anyway. And who likes having friends over for fun and being able to share awesome free stuff with them? We were thrilled to be given the chance to just that earlier this week when we hosted a Hasbro House Party.
The kids all got to try out the new Simon Swipe game as well as a Bop It! Beats game and a game called Catch Phrase Decades. Since these were all battery operated, we a package of Duracell batteries and a box of Quaker granola bars to keep the kids fed. Ok, those did not make it to the party because, really, there were only so many in the box and I rarely buy such things anymore so the kids just might have had them for a snack.

All of the kids liked the games.  But I think the Bop It! game was the hands down favorite.  The Simon Swipe game required a few actions that are so similar that the game often confuses them and calls you out even if you did them right so it's not quite as fun or simple as the original version. But why must we always try to improve things?  The Catch Phrase game was not truly played properly by anyone.  Just a bit too much for the younger ones and the older kids were busy socializing but the toddlers loved banging on it until the Moms decided it must be moved out of their reach.

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed being able to share with our friends. The only negative would the noise levels of the games and the fact that they are, of course, battery operated.

I was given the toys and samples in my party pack for free in exchange for hosting the House Party and sharing coupon samples with my guests. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions expressed here are my own.

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