Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jishaku is a hit! ~and a giveaway!

Contest is over! Thanks for entering for a chance to win! The lucky winner of this super game is RobynLynn! Congratulations! Please e-mail me your mailing address.

Nathaniel loves magnets, and loves to manipulate them to "try" and make them succumb to his control. I was fortunate to review the fun, and fascinating new game called, "Jishaku." He was so excited about this game, it instantly became a favorite. He brings it many places, and likes to show it to his friends.
Jishaku, Japanese for magnet, uses finely polished hematite magnets for playing pieces. There is a game board included which is a foam pad with indents. You have to place your stones in the pad indents with avoiding to "magnetize" other stones. One variation of the game is the "I'm out" concept. The goal of the game is to place magnets onto the game base - without letting any magnets connect. If your magnet connects to other magnets as you are laying it down, you must pick up what connects. The first one to get rid of their magnets, wins. But there is a twist. All magnets have North and South poles. Jishaku magnets do too. They just aren't marked. So as you carefully place your magnet in a hole you can feel the tug of magnets all around the board. Skilled players learn to use magnetic force in their favor- repelling the magnets closest to them without forcing them into other magnets. Here are the rules of game play and a few more variations of game play with Jishaku. There are some special tricks and tips offered on the site, too.
We love this new game, and it always is a new game every time we play. It always surprises us with a squeal every time the magnets click together. This game is for ages 8 and up, and can be purchased here for $19.95. You can also buy replacement pieces for $4.95 here. Check it out, you will be glad you did! Great family fun!

DO YOU WANT TO WIN YOUR OWN GAME?
This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers until July 16th at 7:00 PM CST. Go check out the Jishaku site, and take a look around. Come back here and comment what you think you would like about this game, or who you know would love to play it. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits.

Here is a special discount code for 10% off through 7/31, if you want to order your own game right now. The code is SASFRAZ just enter this at time of checkout.

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Fratzels said...

These are so cool! I would love it for my Wednesday Night Dinners (which I wrote about today at http://acaligirl.blogspot.com).

Thanks!

Fratzels said...

Your button is posted on my page http://acaligirl.blogspot.com.

Again, awesome giveaway!

jessilynn said...

I have 2 nieces that visit each weekend and we are alway's looking for new crafts, recipes & games to play with them. Jishaku would be perfect and I know they would enjoy it. Thank you!

tnchick said...

Oh wow - that looks super cool - this is the first I've heard of it. My 10yo son would love this. I hope I can enter to win =)

tnchick said...

If I am eligible to win - I'd love the extra entry as I have your button on my sidebar. Thanks!

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

This would be great for my 8 year old. Something that would challenge him, yet be fun!

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I've got your button on my sidebar!

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I've also subscribed via google reader!

Okay, I'm done now! :)

misty said...

I'm always looking for different games for me and my daughter to play. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

misty said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

Courtney said...

I love that it can be played anywhere.

Denise said...

My in-laws are big game players. They'd love this!

Aubrey said...

My little brother would love this game - he's a game player!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

Alice H said...

My husband loves chess and checkers - so this game sounds made for him! Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

windycindy said...

Greetings, I have real good and fun things about this game. We are a family of game players. My husband and our youngest son would love to compete in this magnetic game. I think we would begin with "I'm Out" to get the feel for the magnetic field aspect of the game! Please enter me in your fun contest. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

JenO said...

My hubby LOVES magnets, and loves strategy games, so this would be great for him!

robynl said...

My husband loves chess and checkers - so this game is made for him!

yourstrulee@sasktel dot net

CJW's folks said...

I like the element of chance when the magnets move.

noreen said...

I would love sharing my love of sciene with my daughters, yes I nliked science as a child. My oldest would just love this game so much. They both like playing with magnets and this would be a great way to explore that more

Mary512 said...

I'd love to play this game with my daughter. great giveaway, thanks!

Jess said...

This looks like a fun game! It reminds me of Jenga. I just watched the video and I know I would enjoy playing the game.

The Mama Hood said...

I would love to play this game with my husband and kids. My husband would also love to enjoy this with his boss and friends from work who get together monthly to play strategic games. This would be a hit with us!!
Thanks!!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

The Mama Hood said...

I have your button on my sidebar!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

The Mama Hood said...

I am an email subscriber! Thanks!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

Piseco said...

Looks great! This would be a fun game to bring with us to game night with our friends - I can see us helping/letting the kids play first, and then having another go at it with just us grown-ups!

Buki Family said...

i love that everyone has a chance to win. *grin*

mannequin said...

Oh that looks like so much fun!
~Can we talk?~ sssh... Sometimes,yes, sometimes, the boardgames we play are quite boring. THIS game looks fun for the whole family!

mannequin said...

And...you are in my sidebar!

michelle said...

Our family enjoys playing games together, but sometimes we get in a rut, playing the same old things, and there aren't often a lot of new and interesting games released. This game, however, looks like it would be a lot of fun. I like that it uses strategy, since our kids are getting older, yet still has that element of surprise.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Stacy said...

I love that then game is portable and can go anywhere.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)co

ihchicky said...

The person I know who would love to play this game is....ME! I love all games. This looks like a lot of fun. Please count me in :) Thanks!

Bebemiqui said...

I like the game's portability

sphinx63 said...

I like the tips & tricks section on their site to help play the game. We would play this game as a family, I think it sounds fun! I think we would all love it. Something way different from anything else I've seen.

Hélène said...

My husband and I love to try new games. I would love to surprise him with this.

Gretchen said...

Looks like a great game. I like a game that requires some skill, not just luck. :)

My kids like this sort of thing, too.

Gretchen said...

Your button is on my blog.

Gretchen said...

Also have your feed on My Yahoo page.

Sara G said...

I'd love to play this with my nephew, fun fun.

LisaW said...

My sons would enjoy playing this with their cousins.

lace said...

I love to play new games. This one looks fun.

I like that it's a simple concept but not a simple game. Does that make sense?

We have a game night about once a month and I know everyone there would love to play this game.

Staci said...

So cool. This would be great for my husband to take to school for his kids to play.

melonkelli said...

Wow! That looks like a fast & fun game. Just the thing for short attention spans!

Rachel said...

I think my husband and son would both love this game. My hubby is huge with strategy games and the fact that it suddenly jumps out of position would allow them to be able to play it together. Unfortunately my son gets pretty bored with normal strategy games but this would help him by being unpredictable.

gkstratos said...

This game would be great to take with us camping.
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks.
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

michelle said...

I would love to play with game with my family. We love game night, so we'd play it on those nights for sure.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me to win your game. Thanks. Charlotte
charlottewinters@cox.net

mverno said...

my son would love the challenge of this game

toasters lie said...

I like that every game would be different.

Linda said...

My 8 year old would love to play this game. It sounds like so much fun. Thank you

Bunny B said...

What a fun game! I'd love to play with my lil bros and sister! Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

ydsddd said...

I'm Christmas shopping, hope I win!

Qtpies7 said...

We all love magnets! Well, anything in the science and nature realm is a hit at our house, so I know my kids would love this game!

I think I would love it because it is hard getting my boys to play games now that they are teens, but this would get them to the table, maybe even Donnie would play.

Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love that you have to figure out where the poles are, tricky!

Drew P.
qtpies5@ yahoo.com

louiseb130 said...

We're always looking for new games to play with our grandkids

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

my son would love it

Ana said...

I would play with my grandkids.
joliexox@hotmail.com

Angel said...

my cousins

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer said...

This game would be a great addition to our game night selection of games. It looks like a game the whole family would enjoy.

tami said...

my kids paly games with daddy every weekend and it;s their way of connecting with him so you know i love games!!!!

tami said...

i added you to my sidebar, on the right . extra credit please!!

Mya said...

The name itself just fascinates me!

iluv2pray@gmail.com

Beki said...

This looks like a great game to pull out when houseguests come to stay and we need a quiet game to play while the baby's sleeping.

Kimberly said...

This games would bring so much laughter and surprise. Appears to be a game that is never the same twice.

agsweeps said...

I would like this because my family doesn't play games anymore. This game looks like a lot of fun and I really think my family would like it as well. Bring back game night!!

Ellie said...

We are huge game players here, so WE would play it! I like this game because it looks easy to learn but fun to play.

pcbdolphins said...

I am a subscriber pcbdolphins@wmconnect.com. I would like this game because you would have to use your brain ,which is something I don't use very often hehehehehehe

fangirl said...

What a challenging game and we'd have fun with it in my family.

carissaad said...

This game is so different. I think my cousin's stepdaughter is at just the right age to really enjoy it.

Thanks.

carissaad at aol dot com

carissaad said...

I'm a subscriber.

danosor said...

We need a family fun game.

gibson777 said...

Looks like a fun and challenging game.

Amira M said...

what a neat game! we havent played board games in a while so it will be nice to have new one

Sonya said...

I think it would be fun to see them jump out of position. We would love to try this game.

chromiumman said...

looks like a fun game to play with the kids

Genevieve P said...

I'd love to play this with my husband and my older daughter!

yellowlabs said...

This looks like a great game to play with the family!

Annie said...

This looks like so much fun! I love to play games with my grandbabies; I think even my hubby and I would play this without the grandkids; it looks "that" fun!

Great giveaway!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

peg42 said...

This game sounds like something that my two sons would love. They are so curious about magnets. This sounds like so much fun. I like that the magnets can change position during the game, making the game even more interesting.
Thanks so much for this giveaway and please enter me.

Mary said...

I'd like to have it to play with my grandchildren. Sounds challenging!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to play this game with my kids. It looks challenging and fun.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sharon said...

We just started game night with our kids and they each bring a friend along...this is a perfect game for that. THANKS!

clc408 said...

This looks like a great way to spend a little time away from electronic entertainment. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ghost said...

seems different, I'd play it with my nephew I think he'd like it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this would be perfect for my son- he is seriously into magnets right now!

froggypartyof2@aol.com

Susan said...

My son and I would enjoy this. We could learn more about magnets while having fun!

Anna said...

I love that it's unpredictable! My husband and I would have fun with this.

kcoliva said...

What a neat game! I would love to have one for my science classroom. My students could have fun and
learn at the same time.

Tonya said...

This game looks like a blast. My hubby and I would have a ball with this, plus it is quite pretty to look at too! I hope I win!

Julie D said...

How fun! My 10 year old loves games and science. This would be perfect.

sally said...

as a game junkie, my youngest daughter (another game junkie) and i would play what seems like a really cool game

emsever said...

This looks like a lot of fun to play. It's about time someone came up with a game that involves magnets.

Stacy said...

We love to play with magnets, so I think this game would be great.

miriama said...

My teenage daughter and I were looking at this and would love to play!

jfg06001 said...

This looks really cool. I would love to play this with my husband.

RobynLynn said...

I think my entire family would like it. Seems like a fun game that you can talk and visit with each other while you play - makes for a nice family game time.

demonkoala said...

This looks like a game full of great strategy~

js22 said...

the company I work for has a mentoring program with a school for troubled children. This game would be great for me to play with my mentee.

remarker said...

This would be a great one for my daughter and her friends (14-17)

kristilb19 said...

These look neat! I'd love to win for my family to play on the weekends!

tawnda said...

looks fun! count me in

triciacus said...

I love games of all kinds!

hazel said...

I think I would love it because it is such a cool idea. And magnets are super fun =D
mitanari@yahoo.com

valmg said...

I blogged you on A Contest Blog at http://acontestblog.com/index.php/2008/sassyfrazz-jishaku-giveaway/
I think my 12 year old would like this game.

Melissa said...

This is very cool. I know my daughter would enjoy playing it.

Andi said...

I would enjoy playing this game. I'm sure the rest of my family would as well, but I'd want it for myself.

I'm being selfish.

:)

Terri said...

I like the fact that it is unpredictable. It's a different take on games everyone is familiar playing.

bfox74 said...

This game sounds very interesting. Would love to play it with my very precise husband.

Kari said...

This sounds right up our alley, my sons would love it!

Robin said...

This sounds like something unique and fun! We are bored w/ the games we have around here. :)
Thanks for the op to win one and try it out.

jennem said...

I would love to play this with Dh. We are so bored of television.

dhunt said...

I've got your button on my sidebar!

Ginny said...

What a fun game! I like the way the magnets can jump out of place, how fun!

Shelly said...

I like any game that involves strategy

mogrill said...

This looks fun! We have a game night at our house every friday!

Malteny said...

Me! Me! Pick Me! I am a HUGE fan of strategy games and logical thinking. I have always been a mathematical type. I would love to give this game a try. The website gives some tips and tricks, that's cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

jodi b said...

This game looks so cool! I would love this for our family game nights.

ky2here said...

I'll play with my know it all brother. Sadly, he'll probably win.

stampedwithgrace said...

playing with magnets? my seven kids would love it!

pipasmom said...

This sounds like a great birthday gift for my daughter!
anastacer at verizon dot net

inimyaudi said...

this sounds like a ton of fun...hope i win

Christina said...

WoWzer... My girls and hubby would LOVE this game! What a great family nite/learning game!!!

Christina said...

One more thing... I grabbed a button! Have you grabbed either one of mine??? LOL

D. said...

Yippppppeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Easy to pack or transport!
Fun for the whole family!

Amber said...

I love learning new games, and this one is small so doesn't take up so much space in the game room! Thanks!

Amber
Crystalclearbc@aol.com

M.A. said...

I love the unpredictable-ness of this game and would love to play it with my grandkids.

llinda29 said...

This game looks like a lot of fun for my family

the4moyers said...

This is such a neat looking game. I think my 10 yo daughter would love to play it. She is really getting into games, especially ones that make her think! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering it!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

blueviolet said...

I like the portability because I think it would be great to travel with. I also like the unpredictability of the game and that it's fun and makes us laugh. My family is all about laughter!

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Taryn said...

All my hubby's family would love this!

jodene said...

I think my nephew Damon, would love this game!

Anonymous said...

That game looks like so much fun!! I have seen it advertised on several websites. I would love to try it out with my 3 kids! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

allenbth3@yahoo.com

chuchita said...

Glad I found you and thanks so much for the opportunity of winning the game! As a free service, I do science demonstrations (stage shows, classroom, and small group hands-on) at schools, home school groups, and other events besides running a summer science program. My goal is to facilitate knowledge about science and how we use science in everyday living. One example is teaching the scientific method by trying to figure out what is inside a wrapped gift.
This game would be a great to use as a science demonstration in areas of physics, geology, and microbiology (there are some bacteria that are magnetotactic)
Christina harzmanc@gmail.com

Leigh said...

Magnets are really popular in this house, and I know my son would get a big kick out of the idea of having to think about which way to set his magnets. I love that you can make this game as difficult as you want to based on the extra play ideas, seems like this game could get a lot of mileage!

Scrappy Do said...

This would be a fun game to bring with us to game night with our friends -

slylady said...

My great-grandson would love this.

Belinda said...

I would like a new gaming challege and would play this with the hubby.

Anonymous said...

love learning it-it's so small

yadgirl said...

I love magnets

Trish said...

my kids would love tihs game

Pamela said...

We take a lot of road trips and this would be perfect entertainment for the back seat crowd.

Smooshy said...

My husband would love this, he loves anything to do with magnets!

Andrea Mcmann said...

I want this for my son! He LOVES magnets and games like this!! :)

barbara529 said...

My daughter would love this game. She always goes for the "off the beaten track" games!

Stephen A said...

My itsy bitsy boy would love it!

Ardy22 said...

This looks like a really cool game

Nicholas K said...

looks like fun

bison61 said...

looks like fun-my grandchildren would enjoy playing this

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

binabug said...

i wonder how well this would be for traveling in the car?

cdrury said...

Would love to win this - thanks!!!
my grandsons and I would love to play this together!

redfantum said...

I could get my kids to play this without killing each other. It's actually a pretty neat game.

Candie said...

I think it would be fun watching the magnets reacting to each other. We would play it together as a family

Tammy said...

My daughter and her friend would love to play this together -- they are both so inquisitive and bright, it would be fun to watch them try and beat each other at maneuvering their pieces!

Anonymous said...

This game looks really cool. I would love to try it.Maybe I finally found a board game that I will be good at.

Anonymous said...

This game looks really cool. I would love to try it.Maybe I finally found a board game that I will be good at.

gjpapakonsta@hotmail.com

P.S. I forgot my email last time
"gjpapakonsta@hotmail.com"

Kathleen said...

My 6 year old daughter would absolutely love this! She's been playing a form of solitaire lately and could use something new.

purplepassion126 said...

I like that this is a game that forces players to "think outside the box" and encourages players to strategize.

Stanza Rae said...

I would love to add this game to family night. We are a family of thinkers and love science and gadgets... this would be a great game for us.

Thank you.

idahodad7 said...

We love to play games. This looks like a fun one. Please and thank you.

robt6 said...

Great to play with my grandkids.

Hetal said...

I have heard a lot about it lately but haven't tried. Love to win this.

herry123_us@live.com

purehrt555 said...

Looks like a great game for our Friday night game nights. thanks!

purehrt555(AT)yahoo.com

christina said...

I think this game would be challanging and fun t the same time, my kids would enjoy this.
cmartin0055 @ aol . com

Kyle Banderman said...

This would be great for family get togethers! Thanks for the contest!

indyfree07@hotmail.com

melanie coleman said...

My boyfriend would love to play this game. he likes mindbender kinda things.
missc_melanie@yahoo.com

Molly C. said...

I would love to play this with my oldest son.

Becca said...

My husband and I both love strategy games. I taught him how to play mancala on one of our first dates. We'd both love this game, but I'll win more often.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

arvard said...

I always keep games and toys at my house for when the grandkids visit. I think they would really like this gane.

pitaharmon said...

Every game we have has the colors red, blue, yellow, and green. I love how this game looks and I know I will win the first time I play. (those kids will beat the socks off me).

Chrystal said...

My sister would love to play this!!

Anonymous said...

Family fun after movie-at-home night!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

idahomom said...

My son would pay board games 24/7 if he could find someone to play with him. Thanks for the chance.

Jinxy & Me said...

I like that there are different variations to play. It looks fun!!!

Suz said...

I like that the game uses magnets. It's like science and fun in one.

K. Cleaver said...

This would be great because we could take it camping with us. We're always looking for a new game to play at night and when it's raining.

ldrnc2000 said...

I would love to win this and play with my boys!

Christy said...

I like that the game is simple to play. Sometimes you just don't want to come up with trivia answers! I'd like to play with my hubby - I think it would make a good game for road trips!

kananee said...

My husband will like this! He loves challenging games like this and he like his magnets!

sluggodoodle said...

Would play with the neighbor kid.Sounds like a fun game.

Anonymous said...

My family would love this... we get tired of the same old games
autmnbride7@yahoo.com

Samantha P said...

this sounds like a really fun drinking game! we're always looking for something more fun to do rather than walking around laughing at people!

Anonymous said...

This is a new and fun game. It would be a great game to play when we get together as a family. Clue is getting kind of old.
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

masonsgranny59 said...

My family would love this.

lilyk said...

My friend would love to play Jishaku!

purango said...

My daughter would love to play this game. garrettsambo@aol.com

Crystal said...

This looks like it would be a good game to teach a child about magnets. I would use it at school.

cristalic 2003 at hot mail dot com

Starshine3 said...

I like that this game has different versions/rule sets you can play. Makes it more interesting and not something the family would play once and then be bored with ^_^ I also like that it makes you think and strategize. Thanks for the chance!

crystalf said...

I love the strategy of it! I think game #3, Roundup, would be a blast to play. Thank you!

klp1965 said...

this looks like loads of fun and i would love to play it with my family :)

artmarcia said...

My youngest son, Michael absolutely loves magnets. And he has a birthday coming up.

NesieBird said...

I would love to have this game to play while camping with my fam!

Susanne said...

We love playing games and think this game would be fun yet challenging!

Heather's Habitat said...

I always loved playing with magnets as a kid. I would play this with my whole family :)

bndraldy said...

I would love to see my hyperactive anal son in law when his carefully placed magnets jump out all over the place!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jill1 said...

Summertime means my kids have time on their hands so new games are needed.

Mary G. (kow) said...

This looks like a really interesting game! My family would love to play it.

keeponwinning(at)gmail(dot)com

Bakersdozen said...

I would enjoy this because I love playing with my kids and this is different than other games that we have. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sylvia P said...

i love new games, that i can play with my family and with my friends! this sounds so great!

penguin28 said...

I like a challenge, so that's why I would like it. I think people who like games like Backgammon would like this.

penguinchick@comcast.net

Carolyn said...

This looks interesting...I think some of my students might find this fun! They're always looking for things to do after school before practice!

Carolyn
ceimusic@aol.com

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