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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Built It Games Review & Giveaway


A new twist to some old classic games

Ever lived this scenario?  

You want to have a 'family' time with the kids, so you ask: 

 "What would you like to do for fun today?"

Then as soon as the words come out of your mouth, you want to grab them back.  You just know you are going to get at least 2 different answers.... and so it starts:

 "Let's do some coloring!!"

"NOO, we did that last time, I wanna play a game!"  

And the fight begins.  Oh no! What began as an innocent question, turns into an all out battle!  

If you have lived this, I have found a great solution to this all too common dilemma!


I Built It Games satisfies your crafty child AND your game lover!  They have taken classic games and made them so you can personalize each.  I really can't say it any better then they already have on their site:

Every "I Built It!" game comes with amazing new "Jumbo Sized" game pieces that work like mini-picture frames. You get to add any kind of picture inside every piece! Choose photos of family and friends...or create your own art with crayons or paint. Try stamps or stickers to make your game glitter...or glow in the dark! Add a theme that makes you laugh or helps you learn! Then make your game new again to change with the seasons, for holidays and special occasions, or just because it's so fun to create ...and even more fun to play!

I was attracted to this as a home educator.  The possibilities are endless.   Whatever we are studying can be made into a game.  Presidents? print some pics, match them up to their years served in office ...vocabulary? write the words, then play the game and give the spelling and definition before you can move your piece....math? solve the math problem to make your move.  
As you can see, the ideas are limited only by your imagination.

Currently available: (click on the picture or name to read more)

Instantly Build your own customized game of Memory Match and Tic Tac Toe that can change as often as your child's imagination!


Instantly customize these amazing chess sets! These familiar yet uniquely shaped chess pieces easily hold your favorite pictures.
This is the one we were able to review.  The checker pieces are 2 3/4 inches in diameter and will hold 1 3/4 inch pictures.  HUGE pieces.  Great for those smaller hands.  We loved coming up with different ideas of what pictures to put on the pieces.  The only argument now is who gets to use their choices first.  
 View this video to see how easy it is to personalize your game: 


I Built It Games is coming up with some new titles also:
Fun and exciting race through the jungle! Kids, ages 3 and up, can become jungle adventurers by racing jumbo size game pieces filled with their own photographs.

This fun variation of Ludo lets you kick those pesky monsters out of your closet and move them around the board to send them back to a cave where they belong!
 Imagine the smiles and fun when your child can say : "I built it myself".  This will be one game they will want to play and share over and over!  

I Built It Games is generously offering one of you a free game AND everyone gets a $10.00 coupon code.
At check out use this code:  MBLOG1  Code expires June 30, 2011






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mandatory Entries:                                                                                                                              Please follow For One Another via GFC
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114 comments:

  1. I follow you and we would like the Chess game, I think.

    Amy @ Missional Mama

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  2. I am following FOA on Twitter. Please follow back, Missional Mama

    Amy

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  3. I forgot my email with the above three entries

    Flyin Peru at Yahoo dot com

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  4. These might be good for DoodleBug since she's studying early childhood education!

    I already follow you via GFC!

    momaloft4@gmail.com

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  5. I am following you via NetworkedBlogs

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  6. I would like to win the memory match & tic tac toe!

    momaloft4@gmail.com

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  7. I already follow you via Twitter--@pammlofton!

    momaloft4@gmail.com

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  8. so cute! I'd want to win the Monster Ludo. I love these! thank you for the giveaway.
    tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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  9. I follow you with GFC!
    tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow you on Twitter as th7272!
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  11. I like them on Facebook!
    tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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  12. I entered the Hapari giveaway!
    tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

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  13. I'm a GFC public follower and I want the Memory Math & Tic Tac Toe game.

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  14. I'm a GFC public follower and I want the Chess game.

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  15. I'd love to win the checkers game! Looks like fun! =) My son would love this!

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  16. following For One Another on twitters @ajoyfulsong

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  17. following on networked blogs

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  18. I definitely would like the Checkers game.
    jennfergrieco(at)verizon(dot)net

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  19. follow u on twitter (gram122)

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  20. like I built it on FB (carole c)

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  21. entered girls cant what? giveaway

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  22. entered wits and wager giveaway

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  23. I follow you with GFC & would like to try the Memory Match & Tic Tac Toe game.
    presprizes at gmail dot com.

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  24. I follow you on Twitter. @presprizes

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  25. Follow via GFC (mommy2rylie) I'd love to have the Memory Match and Tic Tac Toe Game because they would help my dauther with her memory! mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  26. following via gfc
    I would pick snakes & ladders

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  27. Following For One Another on Twitter

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  28. It's so hard to choose but I guess I would say Monsters Ludo. I really want Checkers though. I wish I knew how to play Chess.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Oh and I follow on GFC as lewalk.

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  29. Twitter follower.

    lewalk76

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  30. Like I Built It Games on FB.

    Leah W.

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  31. Net Blogs follower.

    Leah W.

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  32. Entered Wits and Wagers.

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  33. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/82668616448884736

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  34. I would love to have the I Built It Jumbo Chess as one daughter loves chess and the other is learning to play.

    bamagv at aol dot com

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  35. Twitter follower (@TheJohnsFamily)

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  36. I like the Snakes & Ladders Game.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  37. I follow you on GFC(LInda G)
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  38. New follower and the Snakes and Ladders would be perfect I think for my 3 year old. Thanks!

    couponmomma2010 at hotmail dot com

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  39. I follow For One Another on Twitter.

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  40. I follow Built It Games on FB and left a comment.

    couponmomma2010 at hotmail dot com

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  41. Follow and Monsters Ludo

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  42. Follow For One Another on Twitter

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  43. Like I Built It Games on Facebook
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  44. follow on GFC and would like checkers
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  45. I follow you on twitter
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  46. I follow on networked blogs
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  47. Monster Ludo sounds fun, I could learn a new game

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  48. Follow you via Twitter @ASDsupportNC

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  49. I think we would like the Chess Game.
    Contact me through Google Account or Twitter DM @ASDsupportNC

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  50. I follow you via Google Friend Connect. I like Checkers
    Checkers.
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow you on twitter. @poniabaum
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  52. I follow you via networked blogs.
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  53. I follow on gFC and would choose monsters ludo
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  54. I follow on networked blogs
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  55. I follow on twitter
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  56. I like I built it! on fb
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  57. Chess looks fun!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  58. matching game
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  59. i follow you on network blog
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  60. GFC follower. I would choose the Chess game.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  61. Follow you on GFC (Nina H)
    I would love the memory match game!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

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  62. Follow you on twitter (hungrymonkey09)
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  63. Like I Built it Games on facebook (Nina Hi)
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  64. Follow you on twitter (hungrymonkey09)
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  65. I'm following via GFC

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  66. I think we'd all enjoy Monsters Ludo

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  67. Following For One Another on twitter (SarahJoBailey)

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  68. liked I Built It games on FB

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  69. Following For One Another on NB

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  70. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/SarahJoBailey/status/85531785970204672

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  71. enter buddy fruits contest

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com
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  72. I'm a GFC follower.
    Jumbo Chess.

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  73. I'd like to try the I built it chess set. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

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  74. I like the Checkers game!

    driv_n_free@yahoo.com

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  75. I liked on Facebook!

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  76. I'm following on Networked Blogs

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  77. i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
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  78. I follow on GFC

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  79. I follow on gfc and like the memory tic tac toe game

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  80. Follow on twitter

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  81. I follow on gfc as degood and I would like to win the monster ludo game.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  82. I like the tic tac toe game

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  83. I follow on twitter as kmayans

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  84. Follow you on Twitter
    under frugalwahms

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  85. I like you on FB

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  86. I follow you on networked blogs

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  87. Tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/FrugalWahms/status/85802599198109696

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  88. I Follow You via Google Friend Connect
    ***GFC Name: Beauty To Love
    --I would like this game: Monsters Ludo

    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    THANK YOU!! :)

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  89. I Follow You on Twitter
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    THANK YOU!! :)

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  90. I Follow You on Networked Blogs
    --NB Name: Francine E.
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    THANK YOU!! :)

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  91. I Like I Built It Games on Facebook & left Comment
    --FB Name: Francine E.
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    THANK YOU!! :)

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  92. gfc sarah_roxy_21
    checkers
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

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  93. GFC follow *heavensent1* and I'd choose Monster Ludo...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  94. Follow you on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

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  95. Like I Built It on FB *Jennifer C.*

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  96. http://twitter.com/#!/DNatrlBeauty/status/85883786058932225

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  97. I follow you with GFC and I like the Monster Ludo game!
    jadavis42@tntech.edu

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  98. I Follow For One Another on Twitter (JessicaADavis)
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  99. I Like I Built It Games on Facebook and left a comment
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Built-It-Games/137763559611295?sk=wall#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=185113734876277&id=100002400632299

    jadavis42@tntech.edu

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  100. I Follow For One Another on networked blogs
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  101. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/JessicaADavis/status/85919983917477889

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  102. I'll want the snakes and ladders
    GFC follower (as Beads By Roni)
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  103. twitter follower (as BeadsByRoni)
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