Family Time Even MORE Fun with Wonder Forge Games- Review and #Giveaway

If you haven’t seen the many games we’ve reviewed here on Full Time Mama, you may be unaware of our love of games. If you are a long-time reader, however, you know games are one thing we LOVE to do to further learning for homeschool, as well as for family time. There’s nothing better than spending time with the family, and playing games is fun for everyone!

We have a handful of games that are fun for the entire family, but oftentimes my husband and I play games that we don’t always love because the kids do love them.  We’re happy to do it (the time together and the joy on their faces always makes it worth it), but when we find great games that we all enjoy, those tend to be our go-to games more often than not.

wonder-forge-logoWe were sent two games from Wonder Forge.  Though the Wonder Forge company is only going on their 8th year of business (beginning in 2007), their time and effort, as well as passion for developing children’s entertainment have proven they know their stuff. Time and time again they’ve created top-quality, FUN preschool and family games; so much so, in fact, that they’ve already earned themselves more than 140 of the industry’s top awards for product excellence and are sold not only nationwide, but in over 11 countries!

One of the very first games my eldest son was gifted was a Wonder Forge game- the Curious George Hide and Seek Zoo Game- and it’s been a family favorite since day one.  Since this review is not for that particular game, however, I don’t want to spend time going into it.  Just head over to the Wonder Forge site and check it out. It is a MUST BUY, and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Once again, Wonder Forge has created a family favorite for us in their new Disney Eye Found It game! 

Eye Found ItThe game board is jumbo size at 6 feet long, and features the animated realms of many of your favorite Disney movies such as Alice’s Wonderland, Radiator Springs, Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods and Aladdin’s Agrabah.   Spin the spinner and move the indicated amount of spaces, OR if you land on the Mickey Mouse ears image it’s time for every player to search the board for iconic Disney images indicated on the search cards! 

game board and pieces

teamworkUpon finding an image, place a Mickey Mouse ear token over it and keep searching before the sand timer runs out!  Each image found counts as one space each player gets to move ahead.

Search cards and tokenThis game is an absolute blast for all of us!  It’s been the game the kids are most likely to ask to play when we play games after dinner (nearly nightly these past few weeks), and last night when Grammy came over this was the game the kids were eager for her to play with them.  We can’t get enough of this game!

The next game we were sent is the Justice League Axis of Villains Strategy Game, available exclusively at Target. My boys are like most boys in that they LOVE the Marvel characters, movies, books, etc…  They were immediately thrilled to see this game and could not wait to play it!

axis of villains1Each player becomes a hero in this game- Superman, Batman, The Flash, or Green Lantern- and must team up and use strategy to defeat the villains set on destroying the Justice League satellite.

game boardEach roll of the dice brings unpredictability, and just when you think you’re about to defeat the villains, one roll of the dice can put you close to losing again.  Power cards can be used in ‘battles’ with the villains which greatly assist in defeating them, but even with those it’s always a mystery as to what the dice have in store. One roll of the die can bring the super-villain cards into play and make the game change yet again. The unpredictability and suspense make this game so much fun!

intense game playIt’s geared for kids ages 8 and older. With most games we pay very little attention to the suggested ages as most are fun for all of us either way (the littler kids just team up with mom or dad).  However, about 10 minutes into this game we realized this was one that truly is intended for ages 8 and older. It requires strategic thinking and teamwork which made it a lot of fun, however, it takes quite a bit of time to play- we have yet to actually finish a game since we play after dinner and it’s been bedtime before we’ve completed it.  Because of this, my younger kids got a bit restless, so this will be a game we’ll likely just start playing earlier in the day with the older kids while the younger two play outside. 

With both of these games, the teamwork aspect is awesome and brings everyone together even more. I’m also thrilled with the quality of materials used for both of these games; thick cardboard board games, spinner, character pieces, etc.   As often as we play (and with 4 crazy kids playing) games often don’t last a whole long time in this house before pieces start breaking or bending; I’m not worried about that with these games.  Of course this thrills me even more since we like them so much and hope to be able to play them for years to come!

Do you love to play games with your family? Would you love to own these games to make your family game night even more special? Enter to win one copy of each of these games by completing the rafflecopter form below.  The giveaway will end at 12:01am EST on 02/01 and is open to US.  Good luck!
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Comments

  1. Ok, my boys would love the Justice League, but they’d also have fun with the TMNT Flying Attack Board Game. That 6′ long board with the Mickey Mouse game is really cool!

  2. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Family Would Enjoy The “Thanks A Lot!?” Game Also.

  3. There are so many amazing options, it was hard to choose! I think we would get the Chuggington game cube :)

  4. Rod Jackson says:

    We would enjoy busytown game

  5. Jenny Sims says:

    We’d also love to try Who Shook Hook!

  6. I can see the kids liking the TMNT Clash Alley game :-)

  7. jodi frasier/lasher says:

    I think we would like the enchanted cupcake party game. Thanks

  8. Colleen Maurina says:

    I think that their Chuggington Traintastic Cargo Game would also be a great family game!

  9. Anita Yancey says:

    We would enjoy playing Spotcha. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  10. Anne Perry says:

    All better game doc mcstuffins

  11. Carrie Phelps says:

    I think a favorite for my grandsons would be Who Shook Hook?

  12. I think my kids would like to play “Who Shook Hook” it looks like a lot if fun

  13. Oh the hidden picture game looks fun, my 4 year old would love that one for sure.

  14. Dorothy Teel says:

    Spotcha looks like a game I would enjoy playing with my granddaughters, of the Thanks a lot game..

  15. Eye Found It Busytown looks like fun!

  16. My kids love Jake and the Pirates. I would like http://www.wonderforge.com/products/disney/who-shook-hook/

  17. My son would love the Disney Planes Matching game

  18. crystal allen says:

    my daughter would love this and the enchanted cupcake party! thanks clallen@ntin.net

  19. One Southern Girl says:

    J has recently discovered Curious George and he’d love the Curious George Matching Set game!

  20. Cassandra Eastman says:

    We’d also really enjoy the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Eye Found It game, and the Curious George Hide & Seek zoo game!

  21. justina jusitce says:

    Who Shook Hook?

  22. We would enjoy the Enchanted Cupcake Party Game.

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