Showing posts with label fun & games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fun & games. Show all posts

7 August 2018

How to play Frenetic in 5 Simple Steps + Giveaway

FReNeTiC is a board game which features the elements of the Periodic Table.  It sees players write down as many words as possible within 45 seconds from Element symbol tiles placed on the board. We recently received a copy to review and we also have one to giveaway!


How to play board game Frenetic

14 June 2018

FIFA World Cup 3D Official Match Ball Football Puzzles (REVIEW)

Complimentary 3D puzzles supplied by Ravensburger.
My boys still love their jigsaws and over the past year have really loved getting into 3D puzzles. They happily play building new 3D puzzle creations such as Big Ben, a Minion, plus boots, storage boxes, and pencil holders. And now the latest 3D puzzles from Ravensburger arrived for them to try, two FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball puzzles, just in time for the World Cup.

3D FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball Puzzles

Please note this post also contains affiliate links.

29 May 2018

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle (REVIEW)

The Rubik’s Cube, the familiar multi-coloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years is still the world’s bestselling toy of all time, and with it Rubik’s won the retro toy of the Year category at the annual Toy Industry Awards.


Now John Adams is building the Rubik's brand with new titles Flip and Battle. Rubik’s Flip is a tile-based strategy game while Rubik’s Battle is a quick-thinking card game based on the Rubik’s cube colours. And we have been sent a copy of each to review.


How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

This post contains some affiliate links meaning I may earn a little commission if you make a purchase after clicking the link, so thank you if you do.

6 March 2018

Family Games Night Playing Quirky & Baffled with Our Tweens (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Friday night is often family games night in our house. I’m a big fan of board games so I’m really pleased that my tweens seem to have my enthusiasm for them too. They like card games, board games as well as computer games, and I love how they all provide the opportunity to spend some quality family time together, creating important bonds and memories. Have to admit, we (I) do get a little bit too competitive at times though!

Review of Baffled and Quirky board games
This post contains Amazon affiliate links. It costs you nothing however if you do buy something after clicking the link then Amazon will pay me a small amount in commission - so thank you in advance if you do!

8 February 2018

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Jigsaw puzzles have come a long way since I was a child. The new 3D puzzles are amazing. These new jigsaws are not flat but actually create 3D shapes when complete. Read on to find out more about the 3D Big Ben from Ravensburger.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

This post also contains Amazon affiliate links. It costs you nothing however if you do buy something after clicking the link then Amazon will pay me a small amount in commission - so thank you in advance if you do!

29 November 2017

How to make eco-friendly xmas baubles for just pennies

We love Christmas. The decorations go up at the beginning of December in our home so it's nearly time to put them up and I can't wait. 

Over the 30 days of November, lots of Xmas decorations are being made by children to decorate their homes this festive season. And this year thanks to this Kid Made Christmas Decorations initiative by Mum in the Mad House, we have some new additions to add to our traditional decorations - Eco-friendly and frugal Xmas Pine Cone Baubles. 


27 November 2017

12 Books for Tweens this Christmas (AFFILIATE)

I always think I’m really lucky that my boys love reading. They’ve always loved their bedtime stories, still do even though they are now tweens, they love audiobooks, listening to stories as well as reading them too.

12 Books for Tweens this Christmas

Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It costs you nothing but if you do click a link and make any purchase then Amazon will pay me a small commission, so thank you if you do.

23 November 2017

Getting Crafty with Ezee Beads

Last Christmas my youngest, then seven, really wanted a toy he’d seen advertised on TV which had beads that you stuck together just with water. After a bit of searching, we discovered it was Ezee Beads. It was added to his list. He also told Santa in person that he’d like it, and Santa duly delivered it on Christmas Day.

Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It costs you nothing but if you do click a link and make any purchase then Amazon will pay me a small commission, so thank you if you do.

23 October 2017

Despicable Me 3 Pencil Holder & Storage Box Jigsaws (REVIEW)

***REVIEW + AFFILIATE LINKS***

My youngest has always loved jigsaws. From a large Gruffalo one, when he really young, to a world map and a solar system, they really capture his interest and he always wants to finish them.

We were asked to review some new Despicable 3 Jigsaws from Ravensburger recently. Now my youngest not only loves jigsaws but totally adores Minions too. He still adores his Tumbling Stuart which still makes us all laugh. So I knew he’d be perfect for this task – he is 8 years old.




22 October 2017

The Famous Five Adventure Game App Review (AD)

***COLLABORATIVE POST***

Who remembers reading The Famous Five books by Enid Blyton when they were young? 

I had every book in the series. All were well-worn, with a creased spine, over-thumbed pages and folded corners. I loved reading them over and over again. We’d also play The Famous Five, me and my friends that was, pretending we were having adventures. The difference was we were all girls and we didn’t have a dog, lashings of ginger beer or adventures for that matter. But it didn’t matter we loved the books.

So when I was approached recently to see if I’d like to review the 21st century version reboot of the books - a mystery game app called The Famous Five Adventure Game - I didn’t hesitate. 

The Famous Five adventure game app review


8 September 2017

Keeping Young Drivers Safe – Driving Lessons for Under 17s (REVIEW)

*** REVIEW ***

How many times have you read a news headline about another young person in a driving accident? Sadly the majority of times it turns out to be a boy, and now that my boys are starting to grow up I am thinking about the future and of ways to keep them safe. Driving lessons for under 17s is one way to start the process.

Driving is such a useful skill to have and I’d like my boys to be able to drive one day – in the hope that they can chauffeur me around (I can dream). Driving is not only useful but fun, exhilarating, opens up new adventures but it doesn’t come without its risks but I’d also like them to understand the importance of driving safely too.


Keeping Young Drivers Safe – Driving Lessons for Under 17s with Young Driver

18 August 2017

Hallmark Itty Bitty Review

***GIVEAWAY + AFFILIATE LINKS***

Little did I know, that when I attended a blogging conference earlier this year, that one of the most popular things I take home for the boys would be Itty Bittys. Itty Bittys, if you don't know, are adorable plush toys that stand roughly 5 inches tall - honestly so cute.

So now we have teamed up with Hallmark to offer My Boys Club readers the opportunity to win some Itty Bittys for yourselves.

Hallmark Itty Bitty Review + Giveaway

10 August 2017

Win the New Fidget Toy in our MOKURU (REVIEW)

Earlier this year you may have read about MOKURU - The Latest Fidget Toy Craze from Japan. My Boys Club has now teamed up with MOKURU to offer three lucky readers the opportunity to win their very own Japanese balance toy in our giveaway. And just to let you know this post also includes an affiliate link.

Win the New Fidget Toy in our MOKURU Giveaway

7 July 2017

MOKURU - The Latest Fidget Toy Craze from Japan - Everything You Need to Know (REVIEW)

***NEW FIDGET TOY REVIEW***

One of my favourite toys, when I was a child, was a Weeble – it wobbled but it wouldn’t fall down. So imagine my delight when I found out that the new ‘fidget’ toy that has taken Japan by storm and goes on sale in the UK from today, also stands upright every time you push it over … however you can actually lie this toy down flat too.

So what is this new toy? 

MOKURU is a Japanese balance toy that tests the concentration and hand-eye coordination skills for individuals of all ages.

MOKURU - The Latest Fidget Toy Craze from Japan - Everything You Need to Know

13 June 2017

3 April 2017

Learning the Fun Way with Education Quizzes (AD)


I am lucky that both my boys really enjoy learning. It's not always without struggles and challenges, though. But they do attend a brilliant primary school, with teachers that still try to place as much emphasis on extra-curricular activities as they do the national curriculum, and both boys are thriving there. 

Their school, as well as mum and dad, of course, have encouraged and nurtured this joy of learning that they have. They can't get enough of TV shows like Horrible Histories, they love books full of facts and also have really enjoyed any online 'educational' game they have played - as well as a tonne of games that are just about fun! When we visited London last year my eldest didn't take the headphones off whilst on the sightseeing buses - he now knows so much about London - more than us. 

With this in mind, I was keen to show them a new educational quiz game we had been asked to review. It's right up their street.

Learning the Fun Way with Education Quizzes - online support for KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 & GCSE.


27 February 2017

Toy Review: Spy Gear Transforming Ninja Sword & Wrist Blaster (REVIEW)

*** Review ***

With two boys who love both karate and soft-dart style guns, I had no doubt that they would both jump at the chance to review two new Spy Gear toys by Spinmaster, a company that aims to design and market innovative products that "wow".

Toy Review: Spy Gear Transforming Ninja Sword & Wrist Blaster

12 February 2017

The Child & Parent Experience at a Minecraft Convention (Nethermined 3) (REVIEW)

Nethermined returned to Newcastle this weekend for its 3rd outing in the city and we were offered complimentary tickets to attend as a family. The boys were more than happy, to say the least!

At the Minecraft convention known as Nethermined, Minecraft YouTubers entertain the crowds with panels on 2 stages, some live gaming, a small number of hugely popular workshops, some retro games and merchandise stalls.

Nethermined 3 took place on February 11 at Northumbria University Student Union and promised to involve Live Minecraft gaming sessions, on stage competitions involving audience participation, Q&A Panels, Educational Panels, as well as meet and greets regarding the Minecraft / YouTuber experience. 


The parent and child's experience at a Minecraft Convention - Nethermined 3 Newcastle



27 January 2017

My Boys Tech Club - Minecraft (Pocket Edition)

My boys love playing the Pocket Edition of Minecraft on the iPad. This month in 'My Boys Tech Club' my 9-year-old wants to tell you his top 5 facts about Minecraft and why he loves playing it. And why he is really looking forward to Nethermined 3 - coming soon to Newcastle ...



13 January 2017

My Boys Tech Club - Angry Birds Go

This month in My Boys Tech Club my seven-year-old wants to tell you why he loves playing the ANGRY BIRDS GO game, on his Amazon Fire Tablet, with his top 5 facts.


My Boys Tech Club - Angry Birds Go