Monday, October 13, 2008

The laundry is out to dry!


Welcome to game week! This week we will be featuring games as with budgets getting tighter and tighter I know I find myself debating on what to buy Connor and even more so what to buy my friend's kids. I love to give presents but I'm feeling the burn like everyone and many of my friends and cousins have multiple kids and its just too painful to buy each and every kid a present. However "board" games are not only a great gift but its wildly appealing to everyone in the family.

The first game of the week is Clothespins! by Briarpatch games. Clothespins! is basically a matching game built for a crowd. Built for children 5+ and up to 4 players its actually really easy to understand. I tested it out with a group of four kids ages 5 to 9 and though our first attempt we didn't read the rules all the way through so the game didn't go as smooth as it should but after a quick re-read and getting the kids to sit still for just a few seconds its actually a really simple game.

Each kid gets a starting clothespin board and the goal is to match clothing by color or type to complete clotheslines. Once everyone has their completed clotheslines you add up the points to find the winner. You can really throw a wrench in someone's line by stealing items with bird cards.. heh. It really makes the game interesting and gets the competitive juices going. The game is easily simple enough that our youngest player had no problems and our oldest player (not including myself) was not bored at all.

I was actually really impressed with the quality as well the cards come on a very heavy card stock so even with the abuse of little hands your game will hold up well for quite a long time. There are also no words to read so younger kids can play regardless of their reading skills. If you are playing with particularly young readers you can also forgo the bird cards to prevent stealing which may be too much for the younger players.

Clothespins! is available directly from Briarpatch for $12.99! I think that's actually really reasonable for many nights of family fun and a good price for a present as well!

I have a Clothespins! game to give away to one reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Briarpatch and tell me what game from their entire collection you would love to have in your collection.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Nov 15th at midnight!

137 Comments:

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I know my daughters would LOVE the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom board game!

Brimful Curiosities said...

We would like to have the Beddy Bye Baby game in our game closet.

elaina said...

My family would love any of the ISpy games that BriarPatch offers.

elaina said...

I'm a subscriber.

cdziuba said...

I know my little one would love the Beddy Bye Baby game. cdziuba@aol.com

Kristie said...

I think my daughter would love the Beddy Bye Baby game.

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paryjeja said...

I like the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game. Thanks for the giveaway

Kelly said...

My girls would LOVE the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom game.

Jenn S. said...

I Spy, Private Eye game looks like something my family would enjoy.

kygirl said...

I Spy, Private Eye game

Crochet by Momma J said...

I think my daughter would love the Fancy Nancy Bedroom Game!

Marianne
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Crochet by Momma J said...

I have your button on my blog!

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jceko77 said...

I Spy bingo
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

My son would love the Sea Monsters game!

thanks!

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Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

I am a subscriber

mrs.mommyy said...

FANCY NANCY LOOKS FUN
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tutugirl said...

We love the I Spy Go Fish game in our house. My son wins all the time and I don't even try to let him.

Maja said...

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I Spy, any kind is great

Maja said...

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jbubolz-miller said...

beddy bye baby

jbubolz-miller said...

subscribed

reb said...

The fancy nancy card game.

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agordon10 said...

The Fancy Nancy games are great

Blueberrie said...

anything related to fancy nancy would be great. absolutely have to get that before christmas lol.

mverno said...

the fancy nancy card game

Christy said...

My daughter would love the I Spy 3-D game. Thanks for the great giveaway. ecghick@yahoo.com

peg42 said...

The I Spy games would be our favorite. The I Spy Spooky Night game sounds really great. Thanks so much.

cstironkat said...

Sudoku the Ultimate Puzzle Game sounds like it would be fun and challenging. Thank you.

Nad said...

The Sea Monsters game looks like fun!

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Nad said...

I'm a suscriber!

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Becca said...

I think my toddler would have lots of fun with the Beddy Bye Baby game.
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Tara said...

I would probably like to have the Goodnight Moon Game. Looks really cute. Always looking for something new and different to entertain my 4 year old son.

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tara said...

I am a subscriber!

Tara
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janetfaye said...

I would like I Spy Private Eye.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Sharon said...

I Spy Private Eye please...THANKS

Sharon said...

am subscribed. Thanks again

vmkids said...

Beddy Bye Baby game

nancy said...

The I Spy Go Fish looks fun, as do they all!

judybrittle said...

I would love the A Little Golden Book Circle of Friends Game. That looks like so much fun! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I think the beddy bye baby game looks like fun!! You are right - board games are a great gift for a family with kids!!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I have your button on my sidebar!

lorides said...

we love the Fancy nancy books so, I would say her game

Julie D said...

I like the I Spy books!

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

M.A. said...

The Nerdy Wordy Crossword Game sounds like fun!

bison61 said...

the game I Spy Spooky Night sounds fun

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Mia J. said...

I know my daughter would love the Fancy Nancy posh bedroom game. I on the other hand would like I Spy Spooky Night.

Bender House said...

I would like to have the I Spy Memory game. Thanks for the chance to win!

kristilb19 said...

Sea Monsters!
kristilb19@yahoo.com
My son needs some games

karebear said...

Beddy Bye Baby

clc408 said...

I spy Spooky Night looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

mogrill said...

Sea Monsters looks fun!

Karen said...

My kids would love spooky night :)

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Cjnedrow said...

I like the I Spy Private Eye game!
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Cherie J said...

Would love to have the Thomas Great Race Game.

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sweetsue said...

The I Spy Eagle Eye Game would be fun to play with my grandsons!

noey718319 said...

this sounds great, thanks! My daughter loves go fish.

RE said...

The beddy bye baby game would be great for my little one. Thanks!

Deanne02 said...

Thomas and the Great Race!

Anonymous said...

My daughter would like this game. My favorite is the Nerdy Wordy Crossword Game.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stacey Moore said...

fancy nancy for us!
thanks!
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Stacey Moore said...

we are subscribers!
thanks!
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Stacey Moore said...

we are subscribers!
thanks!
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Andrea said...

Well since I already put the other ones on the other posts I'd say the I Spy, Private Eye looks great for my brothers. Thanks.

Andrea said...

I have your button on my site. =)

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Animal Soup There's Always One Game!

Kari said...

I spy private eye would be my first choice!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

DOODLEGIRL said...

I Spy Memory Game 15th Anniversary Edition

Jeni said...

I spy spooky nights

stampedwithgrace said...

the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game sounds fun!

stampedwithgrace said...

you're on my sidebar :)

Erica G said...

Go Fish card Game

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lace said...

Animal Soup would be a great game to have.

weblynx said...

I Spy Memory Game 15th Anniversary Edition is the one I would like

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- Marybeth I. said...

Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game

smythbr said...

I spy games

wigget said...

i'm interested in seeing what DaVinci's Challenge is about

BusyMom said...

any of the ISpy games

tsslug said...

i spy is the best
God bless our troops

K. Cleaver said...

My kids would really enjoy I Spy Spooky Night.

nostrilb said...

I think all the games look like fun, but the I Spy card games are better, because you can carry them along.

Finamoon said...

I think the Davinci game sounds cool.
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Finamoon said...

I have subscribed.
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Jenna said...

I would love to give the goodnight moon game as a gift to my niece. she loves the book!

Dree said...

I like the Storybook Puzzle Assortment the best. I also like the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game.

Dree said...

I'm a subscriber with Google Reader.

carol drury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
beddy bye Baby Game looks like a great game

justicecw said...

Animal Soup looks fun!
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justicecw said...

subscriber!
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Think about it said...

i spy, but we would love any to tell u the truth.,

fancyfeet48 said...

The Sea Monsters game

grandmap said...

ISpy

Landy said...

I Spy games.

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Landy said...

I am a subscriber

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Casey Becher said...

I like the Thomas & Friends Dominos.

artmarcia said...

I really want DaVinci's Challenge.

dementeddoll said...

DaVinci's Challenge

sherri419 said...

The Newton's Apples Gravity Strategy Game looks like a lot of fun!!!!

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HollenAngi said...

The sea monsters game looks fun!

jennem said...

My daughter wants Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom

tigger210 said...

The Animal Soup There's Always One Game looks like alot of fun. There are alot of great games. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
skstigger (at) hotmail.com

tigger210 said...

I am a subscriber!
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wwe11 said...

I like the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game. Thanks for the chance to win.
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John P said...

Sea Monsters sounds most fun to me; however, Fancy Nancy would appeal most to our family.
johnpauzauskie@hotmail.com

kaylee8 said...

I would love to have the I Spy Holiday game!

Becca Ann said...

My daughter would love the Beddy Bye Baby game

dvice said...

I like the Thomas Count Your Cars Game

robt6 said...

I like i spy.

TXsunlover said...

The Beddy Bye Baby game looks cute.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

I'm a subscriber!
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shelly said...

the i spy private eye game would be great!

Jinxy and Me said...

I Spy Private Eye looks fun. Briarpatch has so many great games!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm also subscribed to your blog in my Google reader!

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

I would love to try "Do You Look Like Your Dog?" I know my kids would get a
"howl" out of that one!

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

I put your button in the left sidebar of my blog. Love your site!

Timster said...

Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom board game!

sito50 said...

Animal Soup There's Always One game loos like it'd be fun.

sito50 said...

I'm a subscriber.

Teresa690 said...

Sea Monsters sounds like one my kids would love! Thanks!

bboyle said...

I think my daughter would love the I Spy Spooky Night game.

SeahorseLady said...

We would also like to add "Thomas Great Race Game" to our collection.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

klp1965 said...

i love Fancy Nancy :)

calgirl said...

DaVinci's Challenge looks challanging.

Tanya W. said...

I think the "Do you look like your dog?" sounds neat!

masonsgranny59 said...

we heart ISpy games !ty 4 the entry and giveaway!:)

Brooke said...

The Goodnight Moon Game!

kerri69 said...

beddie bye baby would be the one

donna444444 said...

I want to try the Divinci's Challenge.
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donna444444 said...

I put your button on my blog.
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lilyk said...

I would love to have the I Spy Eagle Eye Game in my collection!

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your mailing list.

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