Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc. #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/28

| November 27, 2018 | 62 Comments

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Keeping a family entertained and away from a screen can be a bit of a challenge, especially during the holiday season. A great way to get the gang having fun during this special time of the year is by playing games! Kroeger Inc.  is all about connecting people with great and creative games. They asked my family if we would like to test out some of their games to see if we would have fun playing games through the holidays. We love playing games in our home, so we could not wait to start playing!

Below are the four games we received to start having fun with:

  • Trash Pandas
  • Rubik’s Battle
  • Cahoots
  • Monster Crunch

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Kroeger Games Inc. box covers.

 

Collecting trash just became fun!

The saying “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Has taken on a whole new meaning with Trash Pandas. Players pretend they are wily racoons as they paw through the deck of cards to find sets of food that has been tossed away in the trash. Players must roll the die to tip over the garbage or have the chance to rummage through their rival stash, so long as there are no Doggos around. The player who has stashed the most trash at the end of the game is the rascally winner! This game is suggested for 2-4 players ages 8+.

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Trash Pandas game box cover.

 

Since we have racoons that like to visit our neighbourhood for hidden treasures, my kids thought this game was so funny! After going through all of the rules of this game, it was a somewhat easy for our younger kids to get through the game. The biggest issue for them was remembering each symbol meant on each side of the die. There are a lot of rules to remember, and even I had to refer to the riles pamphlet a few times to get through the game.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Trash Pandas game set-up.

 

Even though there are a few things to keep in mind to be successful at Trash Pandas, we did have fun playing this game. See all of the things we could collect and the Stash Points they were worth, we kept laughing and want to get everyone else’s cards. This game was a good one to play.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Hand holding Trash Pandas playing cards.

 

A new twist on a classic toy

Many of us have heard or have played with the classic Rubik’s Cube. Decades later, there is a new twist on this classic toy to enjoy. Rubik’s Battle is a brain-teasing card game that challenges players to think quickly on their feet. Players can earn Rubik’s Battle Cards by calling out the unique Cubie colour before anyone else does. The winner is the player who is holding all of the Rubik’s Battle Cards at the end of the game. This game is suggested for 2-4 players ages 7+.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Rubik’s Battle game box cover.

 

My younger kids are all about learning about patterns. This is what they are learning about at school. Figuring out the unique Cubie colour each time made this game more fun for everyone!

 

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Rubik’s Battle game set-up.

 

Another great aspect of this game is its size. It is small enough to put away just about anywhere around our home. This game would also be ideal for the kids to take in the back seat and play while on the road or to play at a loved one’s home any time!

Playing as a team makes everyone a winner

Working as a team is the name of the game when the gang is together to play Cahoots™. Players place cards into one of one of four piles by matching colour or number. There are a series of goals set out for players to use to complete these goals – all without saying to one another which cards are in your hands. This game is suggested for 2-4 players ages 10+.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Cahoots game box cover.

 

This game really makes your brain work. Some of the cards you may have in your hand would fit into many of the piles in front of you. Others fit none of them. My eldest and I helped my younger daughter get through this game since there is a lot to keep track of for this game.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Cahoots cards set-up.

 

We really liked playing this game. Working together to fill all of our piles without sharing what we had in our hands was a fun challenge. It taught us how important patterns and cooperation was to complete this game. We had a blast playing Cahoots!

A nostalgic and tasty way to enjoy monsters

Do you remember the days when monsters ruled your breakfast table? Monster Crunch is a nostalgic breakfast cereal game where the battle is on for cereal bowl supremacy! in this fast-paced game, each player picks a Monster Cereal character. With some strategy, their special powers, and a bit of luck, players collect as many Cereal Cards in their bowls as they can. The Monster that ends up taking the most bites of cereal is the winner.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Monster Crunch game box cover.

 

Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here, big kids! Boo Berry, Yummy Mummy, Fruit Brute, Franken Berry, and, of course, the vampire himself, Count Chocula! It took my girls and I a while to pick our characters because they were all so much fun to choose from!

 

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Monster Crunch game cards.

 

Once the game was set up, we got under way to battle it out be become the supreme Monster Cereal champion. It was really simple to follow the rules of this game. They were easy for kids young and old to understand. The look of this game is extremely cute. Many of the cards for this game are bright and chunky, perfect for little fingers to pick up and play with. Finally, this game only takes about twenty minutes to play. This allows for a child to stay focused for the whole game, and in our case, want to start up a new game!

 

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Monster Crunch game play.

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Monster Crunch game play.

 

It was fun to enjoy this “cereal” again as an adult and to share my love of these early morning breakfast cereal characters.

Playing through the holidays in a fun way

My family really had an amazing time playing all of these games from Kroeger Inc.! Our brains got a fun workout. The game ideas are interesting and fun. Some of the games have a bit happening, but we were able to figure it out and enjoy playing them again and again. We also cannot wait to play these games with our loved one when they come to visit us this holiday season. This will keep us entertained so many days to come!

 

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

 

Would you like to see other ways Kroeger Inc. can make get-togethers fun? We visited their website and followed their FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest pages to find other toys and games they had to offer!

 

Disclaimer: I received products from Kroeger Inc. in order to review their products. The views I shared are my own.

 

A Kroeger Holiday Giveaway!

Playing Through the Holidays with Kroeger Inc.

Trash Pandas game box cover.

 

Kroeger would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to play through the holidays by giving away Trash Pandas as part of our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

 

The ARV of this prize package is $16.99! 

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on December 28, 2018. 

Good luck!

 

To enter more awesome OMC giveaways, click HERE!

If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at ottawamommyclub@hotmail.com.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Comments (62)

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  1. nancy j burgess says:

    I like the Trash Pandas best.i think my grandaughter would love it.

  2. nancy j burgess says:

    I like playing games with my granddaughter because I love the giggles.

  3. Pam says:

    Our family would love to try the Rubik’s Battle game since we enjoy trying to solve the Rubik’s cube puzzles!

  4. Kamerine says:

    I think my kids would love Trash Pandas and Monster Crunch!

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    Trash Pandas sounds fun, well they all sound fun and I would gift these to my granddaughter!

  6. Lynda Cook says:

    I love watching them laugh and having fun!

  7. Kristy Reid says:

    These games look like a lot of fun! I think my kids would really like Rubik’s battle. My oldest loves looking for patterns.

  8. Heather Swanson says:

    I would like to play Trash Pandas

  9. Dianne G. says:

    Cahoots looks like it would be a fun game.

  10. Dianne G. says:

    I like to play games with my grandchildren because it teaches them good sportsmanship.

  11. Travelbuds says:

    I think my kids and I would have a lot of fun playing Cahoots.

  12. Lori says:

    monster crunch is one that would be fun

  13. Israel Y says:

    favourite is Monster Crunch game – we love breakfast cereal!

  14. Silvia D says:

    they all look like fun, I think the one we would like to play during the holidays would be Rubik’s Battle

  15. Nicole A says:

    What I like best about playing games with my kids is spending fun family time together

  16. Silvia D says:

    What I like best about playing games with my kids and with my grandkids is it lots of fun and we spend time together, plus gets them off their electronic devices!

  17. Sunshine G says:

    Cahoots looks like a good after-Christmas-Dinner game!

  18. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I love all the laughs and giggles when i play board games with my grandchildren.

  19. The monster crunch looks like a lot of fun but we are a trash panda loving family so I KNOW my boys would love that game. Racoons and squirrels are the BEST.

  20. Lynda Cook says:

    I like that it makes them happy

  21. Dianne G. says:

    Playing games with your children is quality time spent together and so much better than watching television with them.

  22. Janet says:

    My kids would like the Rubik’s cube game. I’m interested in Cahoots.

  23. Marina M. says:

    Trash Pandas sounds like lots of fun!

  24. Marina Mikhaylova says:

    I love to play board games with my son. It is quality time to spend together and so much fun!

  25. Lynda Cook says:

    I like having fun and just watching them laugh!

  26. Jay M says:

    Trash Pandas sounds fun!

  27. Matt Hoevenaars says:

    I would like to play Cahoots!

  28. Sarah says:

    The rubiks battle game would be a great one for my family!!

  29. Sarah says:

    I like plaYung games with my kids because it teschew them different skills and we all laugh and have fun. Thanks!

  30. Sandra McG says:

    I love having family game night as it is good quality time spent together….and everyone loves it and looks forward to it

  31. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I love the time spent without any electronics interupting us!

  32. ivy pluchinsky says:

    i like the bonding experience when playing games with my family

  33. Dianne G. says:

    I like playing games with my grandchildren because it teaches them problem solving skills as they try to figure out their next move.

  34. Lynda Cook says:

    I like that it’s something else to do and some learning along the way too, no need to hide your face in your phone all the time!

  35. Lynda Cook says:

    I love the giggles and the laughter from the grandkids while playing games!!

  36. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to play Monster Crunch with my family.

  37. andie says:

    My son really enjoys Rubiks cubes and anything related so I think he’d love to try the Rubik’s Battle Card Game.

  38. Daryl says:

    I think my family would love Monster Crunch to play.

  39. Dianne G. says:

    Some games teach math skills and since they are having fun they are more willing to learn.

  40. Sarah says:

    I love watching my daughter problem solve. It’s fun to see what her solutions are sometimes.

  41. Lynda Cook says:

    I love watching them having fun and the smiles on their faces!!

  42. Dianne G. says:

    Playing some games with children helps them to learn sorting and organizational skills.

  43. Sarah says:

    I love exploring new games and enjoying time with my family.

  44. Dianne G. says:

    Playing games with your children encourages conversation and helps you better relate to them.

  45. Dianne G. says:

    I love the fun and laughter when I play games with my grandchildren and their friends.

  46. Silvia D says:

    I like that they are off their electronic and we can talk and have fun

  47. binabugged says:

    OH I think i’d go for the trash panda one for sure..I’ve never seen a racoon here in SK but I know we do have some as my one ex co-worker has take pics of them

  48. Dianne G. says:

    I like playing games with my grandchildren because I seem to learn something new about their personalities each time we play.

  49. Silvia D says:

    love toplay games with the grandkids now, they are just so funny and say the darnest things, like to make their own rules for the games too!

  50. Dianne G. says:

    I love to see the determination to win when I play games with my grandchildren.

  51. Sarah says:

    I like finding games that keep us active as a family.

  52. Silvia D says:

    what I like about playing games with my grandchildren is they interact with us and each other and we have fun and laughs

  53. Rianna says:

    Trash pandas looks like a lot of fun!

  54. Dianne G. says:

    What I like best about playing games together is usually they all get along.

  55. Silvia D says:

    playing games with the kids is fun and teaches them rules, thinking and cooperation

  56. Dianne G. says:

    I like playing games with my grandchildren because it creates memories.

  57. Sarah says:

    I love having fun and being silly with my kids when we play games together.

  58. Dianne G. says:

    I like playing games with my grandchildren as it gives their parents some free time to do what they want to do.

  59. Silvia D says:

    spending time together is most important, they grow up too fast!

  60. Lynda Cook says:

    I love the laughter and creating memories!

  61. Sarah says:

    I love making the fun memories together and spending the time together.

  62. Silvia D says:

    i just love spending time with the grandkids, playing games and making memories

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