Star Wars and Ghost Box the #PlayTestShare Giveaway

It’s a  wonderful time of the year! Guess what!  It is time for Raincoast’s #PlayTestShare.  Today I get to show you a couple of really neat items I reviewed from Raincoast Books and YOU dear Canadian Resident, get the chance to win one!

So what did I get?

Ghost Story Box.

I have to admit, I couldn't get a picture of my lad with this one. :)  He's a bit aged out, but he thought it would be fun for little kids.  "Look mom, it doesn't have words.  They could tell their own story!"  He even made a sample story but wouldn't let me take a picture of him with it.  Gotta respect a lad right?
Now, if you used all 20 pieces in the box you could make a story 8 feet long.  Pretty impressive right?  We made together about four different stories, and the combinations are limited only by the imagination of your child.   

Each tile is double sided.  One tile to start off the story, three potential ending tiles.  The tiles do not show in the backgrounds an obvious connection to each other, you have to look at the wordless images and decide what you think might be the next step in the story, and decide what is happening in it.

Star Wars Super Graphic

Now my lad normally glances at the books I get brought in, and occasionally takes a fancy to one but not that often.  He saw this one, casually glanced at it and asked, "what's this one all about mom?"  So I showed him a couple of the graphics and he disappeared on me with the book.. I heard chortling!  

I dragged him out of his room and said "Okay, you like this book.  Why?"  
"Mom, it's funny.  Look at this page.... only one chance out of 765 and and well he does it!"   "and look at this one mom... it's.. it''s funny!!!"   Rarely is my lad without words, but he kept pointing and chortling and saying see mom, see?  And then he'd explain it to me.  :)

Admittedly, I've watched the Star wars movies with my fellows, but the details...I don't remember them, the lad and his dad do. This book, it was made for them.  To laugh, to see facts they hadn't thought of, to ponder the amazingness that is Star Wars.

Tim Leong uses humour and graphs, diagrams, charts and more to convey a variety of fats about the Star Wars universe.  Join my son in learning and chortling away.  :) 

Laughter mixed with learning is a very good thing.   Check out Raincoast's blog post.

Let me tell you a bit more about the giveaway prizes:

After Dinner Amusements: Family Time

This is a fun little twist on classic games and activities and offers easy amusement during family dinners, holiday gatherings and road trips! This miniature deck of cards features fifty thoughtful and playful questions about the past, present, and future – a great way for family members to connect and learn new things about one another.

Animal Friends on Parade Puzzle

From a gorilla in a party hat to a hedgehog rat-a-tat-tatting on his drum, these animal friends from different habitats-the jungle, farm, woodland, and Arctic-know that togetherness is something to celebrate. Featuring twelve double-sided uniquely die-cut pieces by artist Junzo Terada, this fun puzzle offers (nearly) endless combinations, providing hours of entertainment.

Say Zoop!

The newest book from Herve Tullet magically responds with bursts of color and moving shapes, empowering children by letting their imaginations liberate and direct each page's reaction. Tullet's books define the genre of participatory bookmaking, encouraging readers to explore and interact with the physical book in all its dimensions. The reward is tremendous: a journey of whimsy and sheer fun that extends well beyond the book's pages.

Donner Dinner Party
Who's safe when there are cannibals hiding among you? That's the question at the heart of this fast-paced game of social deduction in which cannibals and pioneers face off in a fight for survival. Set in the winter of 1846, players are members of the ill-fated Donner Party wagon train, stranded atop a mountain with no food. Rowdy, outrageous, and full of deception, this party game packs a delightfully wicked twist!

Ghost Story Box
Based on a unique and original format, this game contains 20 story-telling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be interchanged or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, and there are even two alternative endings! When all the puzzle pieces are used, they stretch out to over 8-feet long to tell your own mega ghost story!

Make and Move Mega: Dinosaurs
Press out, slot together and play with your very own T-Rex, Triceratops, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Pteranodon. Created by talented paper artist and engineer Sato Hisao, each of these detailed 3D models comes with easy-to-follow assembly instructions. No scissors or glue required!

Star Wars Super Graphic
Graphic-design guru Tim Leong presents STAR WARS trivia via playful pie charts, bar graphs, and other data-driven infographics. From a Venn diagram of Yoda's idiosyncrasies to an organizational chart of the Empire to a line graph of Grand Moff Tarkin's management decisions, STAR WARS SUPER GRAPHIC shines a new light on the much-adored universe. Equal parts playful and informative, this visual love letter to the vast STAR WARS universe will enchant fans of all ages.

Travel Matching Game
Mix and match with this classic matching game, which includes 36 robust, jumbo-size cards featuring charming illustrations by Greg Pizzoli that will have kids ready to pack up their bags and explore the world! Children will adore pairing colorful images of suitcases, taxis, stop signs, and other classic travel imagery as they develop memory, concentration, and identification skills.
Royal Bingo
This majestically illustrated bingo game features portraits of 64 royal icons from around the world. Spot famous faces like William and Kate, or meet some less familiar figures such as the playboy prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein. Each royal is further brought to life in an accompanying booklet, which details their personalities, foibles, gaffes and romances. Who will reign supreme?

Giveaway Details: Open to Canadian Residents only 18+,Runs Sept 19-28, Winners will choose to receive one of the above items.   
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  1. These looks so wonderful. Too bad I am not eligible. How exciting for your Canadian readers, though!

  2. I love the Ghost Story Box, my son loves making up stories and adventures! The Star Wars book would appeal to me! :)

  3. Anonymous9:45 pm

    Make and Move Mega: Dinosaurs would get picked I'm sure.

  4. I would love to win the Royal Bingo game!

  5. The travel matching game looks like fun for my kiddo!

  6. Laurie P3:31 pm

    Royal Bingo looks fun!

  7. love to win the Make and Move Mega: Dinosaurs


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