Saturday, September 27, 2008

I Spy! Private Eye Game Review & Giveaway!

We had a blast playing the new I Spy Private Eye game from Briarpatch. Nathaniel, Caleb and I played this game on Thursday night, and we had fun! Even Caleb, who is 3 years old, could remember what he "saw." This game comes with 2 decks of cards, one for the beginners and one for the advanced players. What you do, is you put all the dice (nine picture blocks) in the blue (Jumbler) container. You put on the lid, and shake 3 times. Then, you move the Jumbler around on the table a bit, to let the dice settle so they aren't piggy backing on the other dice. After that, you remove the cover and look carefully at the pictures on the dice. You get as much time as the timer (which you assemble to the top of the container) gives you. We didn't use the timer, because we were playing with Caleb. We don't think we needed as much time as the timer allowed, but we would probably use all the time allowed if we were using the advanced cards. After you take a look at the dice, you replace the lid, and draw a card. Then, you have to remember what you saw, and see if the card has it or not. If you guess correctly, then you win the card. If you are incorrect, the card is placed on the discard pile, and the next player could win their card as well as yours if they correctly guess on their turn. There is a "Spy Glass" included as a game piece. This is used for challenges.
This game is geared toward ages 5 and up, and retails for $24.99. My kids really like that there is no reading involved, and this is a game that they can bring with them in the car for travel. The Jumbler has a compartment on the bottom where you can store the cards, so that helps with keeping it all together.

Briarpatch’s strong legacy of stimulating children’s lives through fun and eco-friendly products has earned the company over 270 industry awards (and counting). Since its founding, the company’s co founders applied environmentally conscious business practices in such innovative ways as using vegetable and soy-based inks and post consumer materials.
A key ingredient to Briarpatch’s success has been to combine fun with learning. Both parents and children adore the exciting new licenses and products that Briarpatch continually brings to market. Few game and puzzle companies can boast a green thumb while enriching childhood.

Would you like to win I Spy! Private Eye? Briarpatch has offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To enter the contest, Go to the Briarpatch website and look at all the wonderful games they offer. Come back here and comment about another great game you would like to own, or do own. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on October 15th, at 7:00 PM CST.

148 comments:

Rebecca said...

I would like Beddy Bye Baby as well (still) :P

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Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Rebecca said...

I have your button on my blog:Here

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jenn said...

I looked around the website, and they have a sand castle puzzle (Ispy) that my daughter would love. I might just get it for her for christmas!

cdziuba said...

I like the Clothespins Game! cdziuba@aol.com

traymona said...

I Spy Spooky Night would be the Briarpatch Game Liz would want most.
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tutugirl said...

We have the I Spy Go Fish game and love it.

Brimful Curiosities said...

We'd love to try the Beddy Bye Baby game. My daughter helps me take care of her little brother and I think she'd love that game.

tizzylish said...
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tizzylish said...

My girls love the I Spy books and these games would be right up their ally. Thanks for your review of the game! Also, The Little Golden Book Circle of Friends Game looks like one both of my girls would love...I'll have to look for it for Christmas.

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tizzylish said...

Okay, I've added a post about your contest as well...here: http://www.bellalili.blogspot.com2008/09/i-spy-private-eye-game-review-and.html

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tizzylish said...

and I added your link button to my blog in the right hand column...
http://www.bellalili.blogspot.com

(Sorry, the link in my above post is wrong too...there should be a / between the .com and 2008)

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gkstratos said...

Beddy Bye Game
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toasters lie said...

Newton's Apples

mrs.mommyy said...

newtons apple Mrs.Mommyy@ gmail.com

Whimsical Creations said...

I would live to try davinci's challenge.

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Whimsical Creations said...

I have your button on my blog.

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Terri Fisher said...

I would like to own the Thomas the Tank Engine Great Race Game...it looks intriguing, and I think my preschooler would love it!

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llinda29 said...

davinci's challenge is my choice

Sonya said...

We'd like the Fancy Nancy game. Thanks for the chance.

Sonya said...

Your button is on my sidebar. Thanks!

Sonya said...

I subscribe to your feed. Thanks

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

I spy go fish

peg42 said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. The I Spy Go Fish Game would be my choice. Thanks.

I Do Faces said...

I found your giveaway from Mom Dot!!! I love I SPY!! This would be great for the 2 little girls I nanny for!! Even for road trips!! And I can't believe they have a Goodnight Moon game I love that book!!
Tasia
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reb said...

Newtons apples for us.

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agordon10 said...

my daughter likes the Fancy Nancy fgames.

kygirl said...

sand castle puzzle (Ispy)

kamewh said...

The Thomas' Tracks 'n Trestles Game looks like one my sons would love :)

kamewh said...

Subscribed to your feed :)

Hil'Lesha said...

Clothespins Game

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rosannepm said...

I like the sea monsters game

dj said...

We would like: I spy spooky night too!

janetfaye said...

I like Thomas Great Race Game for my grandson.

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Cherie J said...

My son would like the Thomas Great Race Game as well.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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janetfaye said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

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Anonymous said...

This would be a fun game for the kids. The Nerdy Wordy Crossword game looks fun too.
-Terra
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Richard said...

My grandkids like the "Go Fish" game.

Cathi said...

Briarpatch has a lovely assortment of games and other than the I Spy games, I like the Goodnight Moon game. I'm a huge fan of games and Goodnight Moon is perfect for my 2 year old grand daughter. There aren't many board games for her age group however Briarpatch has come through.

Aimee said...

The Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom Game looks like a lot of fun!

Lindley said...

Dinosaurs, extinct? would be a favorite for my son. There were a lot of really creative games. Thanks!
linjenals at yahoo dot com

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

My daughters would LOVE the Fancy Nancy game!

Treasuresofjoy said...

FANCY NANCY game here!!! LOVE it!!!

gunzie said...

The animal soup game looks like a lot of fun too. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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gunzie said...

I'm a subscriber.
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missdenise said...

The Animal Soup There's Always One Game looks so adorable.

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the "I Spy "A is for..." Children's Puzzle".

faith said...

I really like the looks of the clothespin game.

Kristie said...

I think my daughter would also enjoy the Beddy Bye Baby game.

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Nadia said...

The animal soup game looks like fun!
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Alice H said...

The "animal soup there's always one' game looks really fun. Thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

poppafarmer said...

the animal soup game looks like fun

piece of me said...

My family would love the Goodnight Moon Game. It looks like fun.
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I have your button on my blog.
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M.A. said...

We'd enjoy the Nerdy Wordy Crossword Game.

kdkdkd said...

that new Sea Monsters game looks great, my son would love it

samsakara said...

The Beddy Bye Baby game looks cute and fun for little kids.

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littlelatina said...

spooky night Ispy!

marcyp06@hotmail.com said...

Ooooh, I want to dry Cavinci's Challenge!

Sunnyvale said...

DaVinci's Challenge looks interesting.

Ginny said...

I love the Fancy Nancy Posh bedroom game for my daughter!

Madeline said...

The Sea Monsters Game looks like a fun one!

Cjnedrow said...

The I spy Spooky Night looks interesting!!
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Xenia S said...

The Beddy Bye Baby game would be great for my daughter, I think she would really enjoy it.

Thanks!
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Becca Ann said...

My daughter would love the Beddy Bye Baby game.
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Jenn S. said...

Sea Monsters or Fancy Nancy both look like somethingk my kids would be interested in.

Armywife73 said...

I Spy Spooky Night

Christian Kay said...

Nerdy Werdy looks like a blast for the whole family!

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dwhogan said...

Neewtons Apples

The Green Yak said...

That "Sea Monsters" game looks like a lot of fun!

mogrill said...

Newtons Apple looks cool!

clc408 said...

I Spy Spooky Night looks like something my nephew would enjoy.

Megret said...

I love the Goodnight Moon game. Positively fun-looking!
Megret
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Michelle said...

I think my daughter would love the Do you look like your Dog game!!!

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Mama Zen said...

The Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom game looks fun!

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lace said...

My niece would love the Fancy Nancy games.

I like the newtons apples game.

We both would like the I spy games.

Kari said...

My kids would love the i spy spooky night!

Smooshy said...

i have the i spy spooky night

Anna said...

I'd like to own the clothespins games. I think we'd have fun with that.

Julie D said...

Seeing as we (well the 3 year old) is obsessed with Thomas, I'd say we need that game!

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

windycindy said...

Our family loves games! This would be so much fun to win. Please enter me in your contest! Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am subscribed to your feed. Thanks, Cindi
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karen and co. said...

The Animal Soup Card Game looks like fun. And even though it says it's for ages 5+, I think even my toddler would enjoy it.

Erica G said...

I would like the Go Fish card game!

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Mary Avinger said...

The Goodnight Moon Game is great. Our son is really into the book, so he would probably love a game version. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carrie @ Blessed Chaos said...

The I Spy Bingo game looks like it would be fun for our family.

Carrie @ Blessed Chaos said...

I blogged about this giveaway on my blog. I would choose the I Spy Bingo game.

Carrie @ Blessed Chaos said...

I subscribe to your feed and would choose the I Spy Bingo game

Carrie @ Blessed Chaos said...

I added your button to my blog and I would choose the I Spy Bingo game

Hullabaloo Boutique said...

I like the clothespin game or the i spy bingo.

nicci
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Alyson & Ford said...

The Thomas Great Race game looks very different! Love the race theme (for us NASCAR fans!) and since I work at a coal-fired power plant, the coal to fuel the train is really neat - would be fun to play with kids! Thanks for making me look around at new games!

Alyson
Celebrating 20 days as Mommy to Alyzabeth!

vboackle said...

i like the fancy nancy game.

SeahorseLady said...

Goodnight Moon also looks like a fun game!

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Kimberly said...

The Animal Soup There's Always One Game looks like fun!

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Toby said...

I Spy Go Fish.

Anonymous said...

The Davinci Challenge

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dolphee said...

My daughter likes the Fancy Nancy games.

Jennifer said...

I would love to try either of the Little Golden Book games!

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Tracye said...

I think my girl would love the Fancy Nancy game. She loves that book!

Great giveaway!

idahomom said...

Animal Soup

Elizabeth said...

I like the clothespins game..very age appr. for my kids.

Tammy said...

I think the clothespin game is cute -- my nephew sure would like that one!

Ardy22 said...

The little one would have fun with Thomas the Tank Engine Great Race Game

carol drury said...

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The Great RAce GAme

justicecw said...

Animal Soup looks fun! Thanks,
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Betsy said...

I'd like to own the Goodnight Moon Game!
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Brandy said...

I like the Goodnight Moon Game.

cuzimgranma said...

I like I Spy Seeing Doubles I think it would be a fun game we love the I Spy books. Thank you!

Christy said...

My daughter really loves the I Spy books and would love the I Spy 3-D game. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

jodene said...

My daughter loves I Spy books and we would love to win this game.

pitaharmon said...

I'd like to get the Animal Soup game. The kids will never beat me at that one.....
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jennem said...

I would like Clothespins! because my daughter loves sorting right now.
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blueviolet said...

I like DaVinci's Challenge for the older ones and for myself and the husband. We all like solving puzzles, etc.
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Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I am subscribed.
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Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I added your
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TXsunlover said...

We love the Clothespins game. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
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ms-texas said...

i think i'd like Sudoku the Ultimate Puzzle Game!

artmarcia said...

As an elementary art teacher I would love to have DaVinci's Challenge for my students.

Tipper said...

I like the Newton's Apples game!

Helen said...

The I Spy Memory Game looks like a lot of fun!

jessica a said...

the I Spy Spooky Night looks like so much fun! my son would love it. imjessica@mail.com
have a nice day:)

Brooke Lorren said...

I Spy Eagle Eye

Jess V. said...

My son would love Dinosaurs, Extinct?

tlcfromtn said...

I Spy Spooky Night would be awesome to have! We love the I Spy games! Thanks!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

arvard said...

I like the clothes pin game.

klp1965 said...

id love to try davinci's challenge it looks fun :)

Brooke said...

Little Golden Book's Circle of Friends Game

redjennschroed said...

I currently don't own any Briarpatch games, but I know my kids would love to play the Animal Soup game. Thank you so much for the great contest!


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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Goodnight Moon Game.

Marilyn said...

I like the clothespin game

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I really like the Dinosaurs, Extinct?
for my son. Thank you!
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Steph said...

The game I would like to own for my kids is the I Spy! Preschool game.

crystalf said...

I would love to try out the I Spy Spooky Nights. I think my girls would love it. Thank you!

Leah-Bo-Beah said...

I'd also like to own the, "I Spy GO FISH Card Game" and the "I Spy SNAP Card Game!!"
Thanks to the chance to WIN!!
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jceko77 said...

I Spy bingo
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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penguin28 said...

I would to own the A Little Golden Book Circle of Friends Game

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fancyfeet48 said...

would love the I Spy 3-D game

masonsgranny59 said...

I Spy 3-D game

lilyk said...

The Animal Soup There's Always One Game looks fun!

traesboutique said...

My children LOVE ISpy! One of our favorite games in the house.

Leah said...

GOODNIGHT MOON looks MAGICAL!!! My family would love playing it!!! : )))

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Rockin' Mama said...

My son would love Thomas ABC Game!

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