Friday, June 21, 2019

New Toy Reveal! Moose Toys' Little Live O.M.G. Pets! OMG, is right! Super Cute Pups Super Cuddly and Squishy!





Fans of Little Live toys by Moose Toys will be rejoicing today as we have a first look of the brand new Little Live O.M.G. Pets! line featuring six adorable breeds of dogs that will be sure to get tails wagging, and hearts a-fluttering. Each Little Live O.M.G. Pets features 15 interactive sounds, and are very soft, squishy, and stretchy. They are the perfect tactile toy to fulfill sensory needs as well as provides that extra squishiness for your squishy critic. 



Little Live OMG Pets! are the cutest little interactive doggies that will steal your hearts! Care for them, love them, feed them, and give them lots of squishy squeezes! They feel so real as they are just super soft, too! With 15 sounds of doggy cuteness and six different adorable breeds from French Bulldog to Beagle to German Shepherd, every dog lover will need Little Live O.M.G. Pets! in their collection! For a fun way to gender reveal, simply dip the baby bottle in warm water to color change to pink or blue to reveal if your Little Live O.M.G. Pet is a girl or boy! 

Don't forget to name your Little Live O.M.G. Pets with the included Adoption Certificate where you must take a pledge to always care for your Little Live O.M.G. Pets. This toy really teaches responsibility and Check stores this July! Little O.M.G. Pets are so life-like yet they fit in the palm of your hand.  




Rolling out this July 2019, expect to find them hanging out on store shelves in two different styles. Grab the Limited Edition Bestie Bag set with LE O.M.G. Pet, color change bottle, bed, and carry bag. You can also get single pets for $9.99 and they include the color change gender reveal bottle. 

Thank you Moose Toys for the first look of Little Live O.M.G. Pets! Head to our YouTube channel to watch our fun unboxing video, and check us out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see pictures of the new Little Live O.M.G. Pets!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Edutaining Card Games to Avoid the Summer Slide with 3UP 3DOWN & Boom Goes the Dynamite!





The school year is nearly over by us so that only means one thing, the summer phrase: “I’m borrrrred”, with lots of r's for good measure! Cut the boredom as quickly as you can cut a deck of cards with fun, easy to explain card games that will keep kids engaged, and learning! These card games work well for rainy days, summer nights when you just want to chill, and beyond. Plus, if you’re looking for new card games besides UNO or card games like Gin Rummy and WAR, then you have to check out games 3UP 3DOWN ($9.99, Amazon) and Boom Goes the Dynamite ($14.99, Amazon) by OK2Win. Avoid the "summer slide" and keep little minds fresh with fun card games that test math skills and improve memory, plus it'll improve their sportsmanship, too!








We always went camping for a couple of weeks in the summer and I always loved a good card game. This summer we're reliving the magic with our family, and I will definitely be packing our favorite games to wind down the days of play. There is really nothing quite more fun than eating late night snacks and playing card games. I can't wait to introduce 3UP 3DOWN to our camping crew as 3UP 3DOWN delivers on the fun! 3UP 3DOWN is fast-paced and totally family friendly! The object of the game is to be the first person to get rid of all of their cards. It’s not that simple though! You need to really play your cards strategically as you must place a card of greater or equal value of the card on the draw pile. This type of game really made my little guy think—he’s five and really had no trouble! 3UP 3DOWN also has specialty cards that will enhance your gameplay, they’re called “CLEAR” cards. I found that collecting the discard pile cards enhanced my gameplay, had I been playing with my hubby, it would have been a no hold’s barred game. I had to go easy on my five-year-old. I used this game as a teaching experience too to test his number skills. He was a champ!





For an explosive, fun, group card game, you have to check out Boom Goes the Dynamite! It’s $14.99, don’t let the price scare you, this game plays like an explosively fun board game, yet it’s compactly packaged and it fits nicely in my craft drawer near our board games. Honestly, Boom Goes the Dynamite is all you really need as the whole family will love to play! It’s like MEMORY meets some crazy scenes from DIE HARD. Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit, but it is fun! An even bigger plus is that it tests your math skills and exercises your memory. Make traditional matches in the “matchbox” area, and if you don’t make a match use your hand to try and make a match using your "ignite" cards. Use these cards to basically complete your own Math problems to “turn” the cards into matches. This game will get kids’ minds moving; they won’t even realize that they’re brushing up on their Math skills. 

Big thank you to OK2Win for sending us 3UP 3DOWN and Boom Goes the Dynamite for our review. Get both sets of card games on Amazon. OK2Win is also the recipient of these impressive awards:

3UP 3DOWN


BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE





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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Best Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Board Game Aficionado Father's Day 2019







Quality time with Dad shouldn’t be in front of the TV this Father’s Day. Spend it at the kitchen table playing fun board games that look like they were crafted in someone’s wood shop. Well, Across the Board is just that— a family owned and operated workshop that creates high quality and artisanal pieces that will be considered family heirlooms for years to come. 



Each game is made up of high quality, premium materials that make up these beautiful wooden games. Each game is beautifully handcrafted and really fun to play! I think everyone will get a kick out of the Horse Racing Game available in Walnut ($96) and Maple ($112), where you can race miniature racehorses up each lane. The set is so well made and such a conversation piece that you won’t want to store it but keep it out for your guests to marvel over. 



For the Baseball fan, the simply named Baseball Game ($50) that is fun and easy to play. Roll the dice to see which peg makes it home first. It’s also a great way to teach the kiddos the sport. 



Add Penny Hockey ($38) to your gaming arsenal as the game board mimics a table air hockey table with a fun twist, the puck is a penny, which is also included. So fun! 



Fans of Stratego will love this simplified version called, Assault Strategy ($36) where the attackers and defenders use a battle of wits to try and occupy the castle. 



Across the Board takes classic gaming and turns it up a notch. From their version of Chinese Checkers called Aggravation ($69) to their handcrafted, wooden version of Battleship called, Sink or Shoot ($200), you’ll want to switch over your whole gaming collection to be Across the Board games as they are shelf worthy display pieces as well as memory making games! 




Right now through June 16, enjoy an exceptional Buy One, Get One Half Off deal—buy one game for Dad and one for Grandpa, or get your Dad and Father-in-Law a game each! Make sure you share your game nights with Across the Board on social media!
Facebook: @acrosstheboardgame
Twitter: @ATBgamellc
IG: @atbgame

Happy Father’s Day! 

About Across the Board, from their website:
Across the Board is a St. Louis family owned and operated workshop specializing in high quality, handcrafted, unique wooden board games. Our board games are made with premium materials and assembled with the utmost care and precision. Our top priorities are attention to detail and providing unmatched customer service.