Monday, January 3, 2011

Discovery Bay Games Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review several board games and puzzles from Discovery Bay Games.

About Discovery Bay Games:
"Founded in 2006 by Craig Olson, an internet and publishing entrepreneur; Pam Dionne, an artist, poet, and educator; Ron Dionne, a pediatrician and medical software professional; and Rich Schmitdke, a public accountant and a father of four, Discovery Bay has grown from just a single children’s game to well over 100 offerings. Discovery Bay’s products include board games, card games, wood and metal puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, activity kits, home art kits, and software applications for the tablet market. Our products are sold around the world in ten languages and we have partnered with some of the most important content owners in the world, including Saturday Night Live, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Estate of Norman Rockwell, Highlights Magazine, The Smithsonian Institution, The University of Oxford and many more. We invite you to take a look at our Partnerships page for a list of our tremendous licenses.
Discovery Bay Games makes its home in the heart of Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square, where we have large, open spaces to create, develop, and continue our relationship with content partners, retailers, and consumers alike. Everyone on the Discovery Bay team considers each day an opportunity to create products that are ground-breaking, unique and worthy of our mission: “to bring friends and family together to interact, play, and laugh.” The talented professionals at Discovery Bay thrive amidst this ambitious and thrilling challenge.

Our Mission:
Although Discovery Bay is growing very rapidly as its product line expands in a multitude of new areas (we invite you to see our Products page), the crux of who we are remains the same. We continue to be mindful of our values while developing each new product and we invest more passion into our work than ever. We strive to be innovative and fresh, with more than just beautiful packaging and design. We strive for creative new concepts that are a pleasant departure from typical games or activities. We’re committed to going beyond recycling ideas, and we work to attach new concept to our content, whether licensed or internally generated, so that each product’s content is uniquely linked to game play."
About the games and puzzles we reviewed:

Guesstimation:
"In Guesstimation, the “Closest Guess Wins!” Unlike other trivia games, you don’t have to know the exact answer—you just have to be the closest guess. It’s that easy! During each round, a question is read and players write down their answer. For example, “How many hot dogs are eaten in North America every minute?” Go ahead, take a guess! Next, each player reveals their guess and then the actual answer is given. Your answer may be off by 10 or 10 million, but as long as you’re the player with the closest guess, you win the round. The questions will make you laugh, reminisce about your youth, or start counting the hairs on your head! So, how many hot dogs are eaten in North America every minute? (Answer: 37,900)"

Call-it!:
"Gather your family and friends, and give your swift thinking a whirl by playing Call-it!, the fast-paced category card game. Flip a card, match a symbol with your opponent and be the first to call out a word from their category to win their card. Can you be the first to name a cartoon character? How about a body part or the name of a band? Build your stash with every match and you’ll be the Call-it! master. Easy to learn and travel with, Call-it! will have you laughing for hours!"

Hink Pink:
"What’s a Hink Pink you ask? A Hink Pink is a riddle answered with a pair of rhyming words. Can you guess the Hink Pink for “an obese feline”? (Answer: fat cat)"
Noodle Your IQ® ROAD ROLLER
"These 3D wooden pop-out puzzles take average puzzles to a whole new dimension. They come in a variety of shapes and styles. Noodle Your IQ will challenge your mind to develop new skills and stay healthy. Strengthen your brain, try them all!"
Alex Beard Pop-Out Puzzle - ELEPHANT
"Straight from the wondrous imagination of renowned artist, Alex Beard, come these delightful pop-out animal puzzles. Crafted out of high quality wood, children and adults alike will be enraptured by the precision, craftsmanship, and detail devoted to the design of these whimsical puzzles. Africa’s wildest—hippos, elephants, flamingos, rhinos, crocodiles, and monkeys—take shape, bringing these exotic animals to life in the most enchanting of ways. Display these vibrant, puzzles in any nursery, or children’s playroom for everyone to enjoy."

What we thought: We really enjoyed our selection of games and puzzles from Discovery Bay Games. Our favorite was Guesstimation. As with the rest of the games, it was easy to learn and a blast for the whole family to play:) Hink Pink was a great game for the word game lovers of our family and Call-it! was the perfect game to travel with! The puzzles were lots of fun for the kiddos too. We have done wooden puzzles before, but I loved that these were very easy to manipulate and that they were so colorful. The variety of games and puzzles at Discovery Bay Games provides something for every member of your family:) ABCD Diaries gives Discovery
Bay Games an A+!

Buy It: Find these awesome games at mass merchandisers nationwide!
Win It: One ABCD Diaries reader will win our favorite Discovery Bay game, Guesstimation!! To enter, sign up to follow our blog via GFC and comment below.
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Giveaway ends Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given several games and puzzles for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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