The next game I’ve been sent to review in the Bloggers Boardgame Club is Ticket To Ride: First Journey* from Days of Wonder. This game is a children’s adaptation of the popular grown up board game, but whilst being simplified it is still very similar and offers as much fun and challenging gameplay as its older brother.
Hatchimals were big news in December 2016 with parents tearing their hair out trying to get their hands on the latest must-have toy and since then the range has expanded to include the cute little range of collectables – Hatchimals CollEGGtibles.
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are the little sisters of the larger Hatchimals; tiny collectable plastic animals which come in blind bags. Inside each bag is a small speckled egg which is hatched by rubbing on the heart until it changes colour, then removing the shell to discover the mystery character inside.
A few months ago I reviewed L.O.L Surprise Dolls and now there is a new member of the family, Lil Sisters.
L.O.L. Lil Sisters (RRP £4.99)* are exactly what you might expect – tiny versions of the L.O.L. Surprise! dolls which like their big sisters come wrapped in several layers, each one revealing a surprise.
Welcome to my next installment of the Bloggers Board Game Club. This month we were sent Hey! That’s My Fish!*, a strategic game in which players take charge of 2-4 penguins (depending on the number of players) in an battle to steal the most fish from the glacier before it melts.
One of the things we love to do as a family or with friends is to play board games. After a meal or on a rainy day its a great way to relax and have a bit of fun, and it’s also a fantastic way to tear the kids away from the TV or social media.
Recently we were sent Timeline British History to try out. If you’re into history or like games that test your mental prowess, this game is definitely one for you. It’s also good if you prefer simple card games that don’t take ages to set up or have complicated rules to learn.
Until recently my daughter has never really been one for playing with dolls, prefering to draw, play with My Little Ponies, or go on Minecraft (daddy’s influence – much to my annoyance as I really don’t get it). However we were recently sent a My First Baby Annabell I Care For You doll and ever since she has been smitten and plays with her regularly.
If you have older children or teens that love crafting and designing then Gel-A-Peel is a product you really should check out. This easy to use air-drying silicon gel has a whole host of uses – from decorating T Shirts, to card and jewellery making – and it is the perfect way to fill a rainy half term holiday as we found out recently when we used it to design our own Jewellery Box*.
My 5 year old daughter is definitely girly, she loves dressing up, jewellery and all things pink, so when we were sent the Interplay Craft Box – Mermaid Charm Jewellery Kit (RRP £9.99)* to review I knew instantly that it would capture her imagination.
This week it has been British Science Week and the Netflix show Project Mc2 was an official sponsor of the event. The Project Mc2 show helps inspire older children – particularly girls – to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
Earlier this year I featured the Project Mc2 range of dolls, but Project MC2 have also launched some new products including the Crayon Makeup Science kit, A.D.I.S.N Journal Secret Agent Notebook set, and the Ultimate Spy Bag, all of which are available from all leading toy retailers priced at £24.99.
If you are a parent you probably know too well the battles that can ensue at mealtimes as you try to get your little darlings to eat something other than their favourite foods, and if you are anything like me you’ve probably tried all the tricks – hiding vegetables in sauces, convincing them that that their favourite cartoon character loves broccoli – to no avail!
Luckily Gotrovo have developed a lovely dinner set that is both functional and fun, doubling up as a game that helps make mealtimes interesting and rewarding.