Thursday, May 15, 2008

“CAHOOTIE”: Bringing back good things! AND A CONTEST~

Contest is now closed! Congratulations to Katie and Daisy who one their own Cahootie! You can go to the site and download the directions to make your own, too! Or, you can buy them! They are a lot of fun!!
Do you remember when you were a school girl and making a great paper invention where you picked a color, and then picked a number, then, you saw the revealing information underneath the flap? I loved making these games and playing with my friends! We found out all sorts of information hidden in secret under the flaps of paper!
Toy company Green Rock Entertainment (GRE) predicts that hi-tech schoolgirls will thoroughly enjoy the old-fashioned paper game totally updated and called Cahootie. The modern twist on the beloved game features 40 repositionable fortune stickers, award-winning designs, laminated paper, and six themes – allowing any game play to constantly change and surprise players. With an interactive website, http://www.cahootie.com/, this classic game encourages creativity with thought-provoking questions and challenges that players randomly select.

Jeffrey Jurgensen, GRE founder, knows a thing or two about what today’s kids want in entertainment. He wrote a script about a teenage spy, Agent Cody Banks, which spawned two hit movies and millions in DVD and theatre sales! Jurgensen is blessed with the soul of a child, so creating a company for his true passion, toys and games, was a dream come true for him. His line of hip illustrated Cahootie toys is already proving to be popular with specialty toy retailers, parents and tweens. The line also won the spring 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

Recommended for children ages 7 and up, the six current Cahootie themes range from Sporty Girls to (mom-approved) Truth or Dare. Priced from $5.95, these games make a perfect add-on to a birthday gift, sleepover favor or good report card treat. And just in time for the Presidential race this November, Cahootie offers both Republican and Democrat games that are filled with political trivia (with answers) that showcase your American history knowledge. Consumers can currently choose from: Wishes & Dreams – look under Money, Love Letter or Fame and you might uncover, “You’ll go to a top university! Study up!!!”Birthday Wishes – look under Piñata, Balloons or Cupcake and you might reveal, “What famous person would you invite to your party?”Truth or Dare – lift the flap on Truth or Dare and you might be asked “Using your toes, write your name with a pen!”Sporty Girls – flip the flap on Pitch, Ribbon Dance or First Place and you might read, “Who makes you nervous when they watch you play?”Democrat – calling all Donkeys to choose Swing State, Jefferson or White House and ponder “True or False – the First Lady is paid a salary of $50,000.”Republican – Elephants can pick such topics as November, Constitution and Senate to answer “What does GOP stand for?”

What makes Cahootie even better than its homemade inspiration is the rip-resistant paper, 40 reusable stickers and a keepsake display case. Since each game comes with 40 peel-and-stick fortunes, the game can be constantly refreshed. This high-quality, social-interaction game allows tweens and teens to be surprised with what’s revealed at the end of each round of play. Cahootie is 100% made in the U.S. and sold at more than 600 retail outlets nationwide.

The eye-catching packaging won the American Package Design Award for its retail category. Each see-through box includes game instructions, helpful tips, peel and stick fortunes and a durable Cahootie.Directions lead players to the interactive website where everyone can join Club Cahootie.

Of course, Cahootie’s designers understand that girls may still want to make a homemade game, hence they offer a free download template to design their own theme. The Cahootie website encourages young artists to photograph their creations and submit them online to be shared with other Club members.

Watch for new designs throughout 2008 and beyond. For more information, click on http://www.cahootie.com/

Do you want to win your own Cahootie? Just go to the Cahootie website, and pick out the one that looks the most entertaining to you. Come back here and comment about it, and I will randomly pick two winners on May 26th at 7:00 PM CST. This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. If you want extra entries, you can grab my button and blog this contest. You can come back everyday and add another comment about something in my blog, too. Good luck!

24 comments:

tollesons4him said...

Oh my goodness, I so remember these in school and what is so funny that my 2 girls are now starting to create their own and have me play with them. I like the wishes and dreams one it looks like fun. What a great idea

laura said...

I remember making these... fun. I also remember 'truth or dare', super fun! Would love the TorD cahootie. Thanks! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Shelly said...

I used to love these! Wishes and Dreams is my pick

Katie said...

I like the happy birthday and the sporty girl. They look very fun and I am sure my daughters would love to play. katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com

Bebemiqui said...

Ooh, the Wishes & Dreams looks like fun.

Milk Mama said...

At first I thought that I wouldn't sign up... my baby's too small. But then I remembered the little girl at church I mentor. I think she'd like this!

misty said...

I like the Happy Birthday one since my daughter's birthday is next moneth. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cuddle Cottage said...

I remember these! We took them so seriously, too . . . (lol!) I know a sweet, little girl who'd love this.

nor_lou said...

a boy asked me to "go steady with him with one of these", he moved a few days later, I like the dream and wishes one

windycindy said...

These are wonderful! I haven't heard of them,but are they a great concept. I like how they even include a template to make the old-fashioned kind! I think I would begin with the
"Dreams and Wishes" one. What fun for an evening of girls just hanging out!
At Slumber parties, it would be fun to have a variety of the games. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi
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gunzie said...

This brings back so many memories!! I would love to win this for my oldest daughter, she loves to make them herself. She had a look at the site and finds the Sporty Girl the most entertaining. Great giveaway!!
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Steph said...

I remember making these as a kid! I loved them. Brings back alot of memories. I liked the Birthday Wishes and Wishes & Dreams ones. What a clever idea!

carolsue said...

Yes, I sure do remember these! My daughter would like the Truth or Dare, I think.
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samsakara said...

My daughter would love the wishes & dreams one!

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Daisy said...

The dreams & wishes one would be great. Anna and her friends have enjoyed making these on their own, and I think she would love the ideas. The Republican one looks interesting. Wonder what's in it? Anna's celebrating her birthday this year in June, vs. Christmas time, to get to have a summer birthday. :-)lol She would love this as a present.

Kristinia said...

I've always heard of these, never made my own! I like the Wishes and Dreams cahootie, too cool!

julie said...

The truth or dare version is right up my tween's alley.
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Shannon said...

I would like the Democrat one

Jinxy & Me said...

I like the Wishes and Dreams! I also blogged about your contest here: http://thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com/2008/05/freebie-friday-free-stuff-contests-and_22.html

mannequin said...

Wow. I so remember these and I still would like the Wishes and Dreams.
The power of these was incredible! It could ruin a day in a gals life or give her the courage to ask that guy out!

blueviolet said...

This was a major part of my childhood and I still make them with my kids. Cahootie makes them so much prettier than I do though. I love the Wishes & Dreams style. It has the sassiness we have! These are wonderful!

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Elizabeth

Ginny said...

Love the Dreams & Wishes one. Loved these when I was little. My kids play with them once in awhile, would love to get them more into them. So much fun!

Just.Me said...

If I was to win, I would love the Wishes & Dreams. What a great contest.

stampedwithgrace said...

the Republican one sounds neat!