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Snack Attack! review and giveaway


Board Games provide a wonderful opportunity for kids and parents to engage in play time together. Yet finding a board game for young children that captivates their attention can be challenging. Enter Thinkfun, a company “committed to creating products that naturally inspire learning, spark creativity, and build problem solving through play.” I had the good fortune to visit Thinkfun and view their products at the NY Toy fair this past February. After I made an inquiry, they sent me Snack Attack!, a spin, match and stack multi-player game for kids 4 and up, to review. Read on for the review as well as how you can enter to win a copy of the game.

How do you play the game?

See below for a quick visual four step explanation provided by Thinkfun:


What’s the game play experience like?

I’d describe the game play as fun, educational, and quick-paced. The age range starts at 4 years of age which happens to be my son’s age. He immediately loved the tactile feel of the spinning platter as well as the ease to operate it. Also appreciated was the easily identifiable food stacking tokens and plates. Made of heavyweight cardboard, the game tokens and plates have a nice sturdy quality about them. The choice of snacks depicted on the coins and plates also provide an educational opportunity to differentiate between a variety of foods. The game can be played on a flat floor surface or on a table. The option to play on the floor can prove effective in eradicating any height issues a young child might experience playing at an adult sized table. Overall, with minimal adult supervision, a child can readily learn the rules of Snack Attack! and begin to play.

And now the Giveaway
Thinkfun has graciously provided an opportunity for one lucky CuteMonster.com reader to win a Snack Attack! game of their own. A retail value of $19.99.

How to Enter
Simply enter a brief comment below about why you love playing board games with the family. That’s it. A winner will be drawn at random on March 28, 2011.

For extra entries do the following:

* Follow Thinkfun on Facebook
* Follow CuteMonster.com on Facebook
* On Twitter tweet I want to win a @ThinkFun Snack Attack! game from @CuteMonsterDad http://bit.ly/hvuMV7

Important Dates and Details to remember

Contest open to U.S. residents. The contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 27, 2011. The winner will be notified via email or twitter by Monday March 28, 2011. The winner has 24 hours to respond after notification. If no response is made another winner will be randomly drawn.

Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner of the Snack Attack! board game from ThinkFun is Andrew Bennett. Thanks to every that entered. And thank you ThinkFun for providing a wonderful giveaway.

  • L Andres

    We love playing board games because it’s a chance to be completely present with our son… no phones, no computers, just fun.

  • MSH

    Sounds like a deliciously fun game!! I lovingly attack any opportunity I have to play with my kids…. board games, puzzles, hide-n-seek.

  • Liv

    Friday family game night will always be one of my enduring family memories – from when I was small and playing with my parents, to the tradition that we have made with our children!

  • Mnikpat

    We love playing games as a family! It’s a great conversation time with the kids to discuss their day and anything that may be on their minds.

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    Liked Think Fun on FAcebook – Nichole Patrick

  • Wcsdep2313

    I love playing board games with my Wife and 4 kids because it brings us all together.

  • Navywyfe

    As the library “story lady”, playing board games is one of the ways I encourage children to develop their reading skills.

  • This looks fun! We haven’t tried board games yet w/ my daughter but this might be a good one to try out – Nice giveaway CMD!!

  • Raymond Romero

    It brings everyone together and keeps everyone on their toes!

  • Anonymous

    We love playing games together because it is fun and something the whole family enjoys! Thanks for the chance, justicecw at hotmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    I like ThinkFun on FB = christine w

  • Anonymous
  • Board games with Eva are fun, this would be a wonderful game to play with her.

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  • Mcmikki

    Board games are a great way to have quality family time and Thinkfun sounds fun!

  • Jess

    Board games with the family is one of my most favorite things to do! They allow us to spend quality time together and work our brains at the same time. They encourage teamwork, planning, and just plain old fun! There’s not really anything better for families than board games.

  • wow cool! we’ve been playing board games since our kids my kids each turned 3 and now that they are 6 and 4 1/2 years old we play a lot of great games. they have fun and games teach them to share, take turns and think strategically (depending on the game). It’s also a fun time to spend with them (until one of them doesn’t like what the other did).

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  • kIM

    My kids love playing board games because they have fun interacting and competing against their mom & dad 🙂
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