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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Set Enterprises Games Review & Giveaway

JENNY HAS BEEN RANDOMLY
CHOSEN AS THE WINNER
SHE HAS PICKED
QUIDDLER!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Sad that you didn't win?  Don't give up.  I am having an 8 day, 8 game giveaway extravaganza here.    So many chances to win....come and enter one or all ;)


Set Enterprises offers some really fun-filled family games. One of their games is called Five Crowns.  


Description from website:

Five Crowns® is a card game for the whole family. It has original game play, but uses skills that you have obtained from playing your old favorites like Hearts, Spades and Rummy. Because Five Crowns has five Royal Families -- the Stars, the Clubs, the Hearts, the Spades and the Diamonds -- yes, five suits in the old usage, it allows a more equal chance of making a book or a run, effectively giving each player more possibilities to readjust their hand so as to go out. The play starts with three cards and the 3s are wild; the next hand has four cards and the 4s are wild.... working up to the last hand when the Kings are wild. Each of the Royal Families is portrayed in original art and has its own colors. Five Crowns®is a fast paced, ingenious new game in eleven rounds.


I found this game to be just as described...only the description doesn't talk about how much fun it really is!  


Our first game involved myself, my teenage son & daughter and my 79 year old dad.  Yes, it really IS for the whole family.  Although dad kept acting as if he didn't "get" it...he kept going out and whopped us all!  I jokingly said that if a half-blind, old man can play and win....then it is a game for anyone!




Here's one of our last rounds

In this hand Jacks were wild.
This player was left with only 3 points
A pretty good hand for sure!

A couple of things I like about this game.  It is very easy to learn.  Once you get the idea, it's simple.  You just have to remember which cards are wild.  A couple of times I discarded the wild :(  The next player was very happy with my lapse of memory!  It is a fast game.  It only takes about an hour to complete...great for right after supper or as a break in a school day. 


While I'm on the topic of school, Set Enterprises offers other games that can be used to teach.  One is called SET that has a free mathematics workbook to download to be used with the card game.                                                                                      Another is Quiddler which is a spelling game. I played this one a few years ago with my mom.  We both are good spellers, I just have a tough time thinking up words TO spell!
Then there's Xactika, which sounds like a very challenging strategy game.  

Even though Five Crowns is not advertised as an educational tool, I feel it can be used as one if you are a bit creative. It can be used to recognize numbers, colors, and shapes.  Or as a good practice in sequencing.  Or even memory and matching. 


I have been accused of only doing reviews for games I win....well, let me tell you, I  CAN'T WIN THIS GAME!!!  I don't know why, but I've yet to win...but I do love to play it.


Also, at the Set Enterprise website are free daily puzzles to work on.  There are puzzles for the games Set, Quiddler and Xactika


Set Enterprises is offering one reader a card game of choice.  You can choose from:
Mandatory entry:  
1.  You MUST be a follower of For One Another.
If you already follow via GFC, please choose to follow via networked blogs, or twitter.
2. Click on the above links and comment which card game you'd like to win

Additional entries:
Follow For One Another on Twitter
Follow For One Another on networked blogs
Tweet this giveaway once daily and leave link. 
Enter another giveaway on For One Another and comment which one.
Winner will be drawn August 9, 2011 using random.org and notified through email. Please respond within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen.  

LEAVE EMAIL CONTACT WITH EVERY ENTRY, PLEASE!

*I received a complimentary copy the game Five Crowns for my honest review


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  4. GFC follow *heavensent1* and I would choose Quiddler...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  14. I follow via GFC: allibrary and I'd like ti win Five Crowns!

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  15. I also entered the Girl Shot giveaway.

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  16. I would love to have Five Crowns and I follow on GFC as lewalk.

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  28. Follow YOU via GFC
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  29. I would choose five crowns my second choice would be anything except exactia
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  30. Follow YOU on network blogs
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  34. I'm already a follower. I think I'd like Quiddler or Set so I could use it with my boys who are young. Thanks!

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  38. Entered the Eagle's Wings giveaway

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  41. Good morning! Just tweeted the giveaway:
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  42. I follow you via Google Friend Connect!

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  43. I would choose the "Set" game if I won!

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  44. I follow For One Another on Twitter (@iAMmotherhood)

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  45. I entered the Eagle's Wings giveaway!

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  52. Late night tweet this time ;)
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  55. I follow on GFC
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  56. I would love to win Quiddler
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  59. GFC follower and would like Five crowns

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  63. Quidler.
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  68. Quiddler is the set I'd pick and I follow your blog via gfc
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  70. GFC follower and I would like Quiddler. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  72. I entered the Eagle's Wings homeschool giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  73. I played these at my brother's home and loved them. I would like to win 5 crowns I think. Quiddler was fun too!
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  76. I am a follower of For One Another (jadavis42)
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  77. I would like to win the Quiddler
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  81. gfc follower: nicolesender
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