Opportunity To Play Game With Inventor {Chicago}

If you live in the Chicago area I have a special opportunity for you! One lucky reader will have the chance to play a round of the game Telestrations with the the inventor himself and others at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. The winner of the game will receive a supply of USAopoly board games just in time for holiday gifting. The game with the Telestrations inventor will take place on November 20th at 2 p.m. at the Telestrations booth.

What Is Telestrations?

ABOUT THE GAME: Telestrations is the laugh-out-loud sketch, pass and guess party game by USAopoly where players simultaneously draw what they see, then guess what they saw to reveal outcomes that are hilarious and unpredictable. In essence, it’s the telephone game sketched out!

 Everyone plays at the same time, it’s multi-generational, interactive and engaging. It’s light-hearted and provides instant fun and laughter. Telestrations is simple to learn and play. It’s a great icebreaker and perfect for game night.

 In this fun and modern twist on the classic “telephone game,” everyone plays at the same time. Each player gets their own erasable sketch book, dry-erase marker and word card. A roll of the die determines each player’s secret starting word. The timer gets turned and everyone draws their word. After 60 seconds, everyone passes their book to the player on their left. Then each player takes a few seconds to guess what they see, write it down, and passes again. The timer is turned and everyone draws what they see. This play continues until everyone’s sketch book passes by every player and returns back to its original owner, at which point it’s time to see what happened to each secret word. Points can be scored if the last guess matches the secret word, and for favorite sketch and written guess in each book. Just like the game of “telephone”, the outcomes are unpredictable and the laughter is inevitable.
One reader will win a ticket to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair and a seat at the table to play the game.
Leave a comment saying you’d like to play the game
Giveaway ends on November 16, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.
(Disclosure: I received a copy of the game but all thoughts are my own.)

Dinosaur Whirl Review and Giveaway

Dinosaur Whirl is a new game from Pressman. The game is for children ages 3 and up in which each player goes on a hunt for dinosaur eggs.

Jacob and I played the game this past week. It was relatively easy to set up except the playing track pieces took me a few minutes to figure out how they went together. The directions for playing the game are simple to follow. The game doesn’t take long to play which is perfect for Jacob’s short attention span. I was surprised at how quickly he learned how to roll the die and figure out which spot to move his playing piece to.  He liked collecting the eggs and thought it was funny when the dinosaur knocked down the playing pieces with his tail. Overall, we had a great time playing the game together.


One reader will win their own Dinosaur Whirl Game.


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Giveaway ends August 4, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I received a copy of the game to review but all opinions are my own.)