Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas gift guide giveaway (number 2)!


From my Christmas Gift Guide we are doing another giveaway! Head over to the Christmas Gift Guide and check out the Xeko Mission: China eco-friendly game review, along with the Xeko Pals review. This is a contest to win the Xeko Mission: China game and theGiant Panda Xeko Pal!! This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. Leave a comment about what you like about this game, and who you would give it to. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just leave a comment about what other great thing you found out from the Xeko Site. 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 December 10th, at 7:00 PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

155 comments:

ReinyDey said...

I love that it is educational and fun at the same time. Kids don't even realize how much knowledge they are exposed to just by playing. I think it is awesome and my six year old niece might be just a big young to plunge right into it just yet. However I think it is something she could grow with and give her a great advantage as her reading level continues to progress.

Thank you,
reinydey@gmail.com

ReinyDey said...

I subscribe to your feed via google reader.

Thank you,
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sito50 said...

I love that this game helps teach kids about the environment. The more the ideas of conservation can be reinforced through play and through example, the more likely that it will become second nature and they will grow up with the habit of being responsible for the world around them. Thanks for the opportunity to win this game!

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

tutugirl said...

I would give this to my son. He loves nature and always wanting to learn more. I love the no batteries kind of stuff that it brings.

Christina said...

I like that this game is eco-friendly, and I would give it to my daughter!

Christina said...

I subscribed to your feed!

mverno said...

its eco friendly my grandson

Staci said...

We have the Costa Rica Mission, and my son loves it. I like that it's educational, and teaches him about other places on Earth, animals, and eco-friendliness. I'd love to share the China one with him too. Thanks for the chance to enter!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Staci said...

I subscribe.
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Staci said...

And your button is up, thanks!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

lisagee said...

Did you know that every Xeko Starter Set and Booster Pack purchased results in a donation to Conservation International? I like that. China & panda bear are really nice.

ky2here said...

I like that it is globally responsible and educational. This will go to my niece.

artmarcia said...

Since my daughter-in-law is from China, this set would be the perfect gift for their family.

Karen said...

Love that it's educational while still being fun.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

justicecw said...

I love that it looks eductional and I love to give my son educational toys and games. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber.
justicecw@hotmail.com

peg42 said...

I love that it teaches our children to protect our enviroment. Thanks for this giveaway.

Sandy said...

I love that this is ecofriendly and teaches about responsibilty of the world around us

chromiumman said...

like the look of this game, youngest would love it

Jenn S. said...

I like that it teaches children about different places, and promotes eco-friendliness.

jenny said...

wow how cute i love to try and win this and well what i like abt this is it shows abt a difent place and things

Stephen said...

nice. teaches em' good stuff.

redron said...

I love their eco friend toys. I would give it to one of my grandkids

Erin Tales said...

I like the Costa Rica starter set, since my niece and nephew are 1/2 Costa Rican!

speak2erin (at) gmail (dot) com

Staci said...

One great part of the site is the Xekopedia. They list all sorts of animals that we know, plus a few we haven't heard of, like the Gaur.
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Qtpies7 said...

I like that it is educational while having fun.
I would give it to my neice, Morgan.

justicecw said...

Love that it is ecofriendly! justicecw@hotmail.com

winrobg said...

I like the Xekopedia. It's fantastic.

winrobg@gmail.com

winrobg said...

Subscribed to your feed.

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sito50 said...

The 34 biodiversity hotspots cover only 2.3 percent of the earth's surface, yet contain 75 percent of the plants most threatened mammals, birds, and amphibians. I learned that from the Xeko website, and I learned that the Xeko game helps funds efforts to conserve those hotspots, while teaching children (and maybe their parents) to be eco-heroes.

justicecw said...

I learned that the American Crocodile can grow up to 22 feet long! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

SRC1964 said...

Fun, entertaining, educational and eco-friendly. I think its great.

src1964@gmail.com

SRC1964 said...

I subscribed too.

src1964@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like games that are educational, but this is more than just a game. This is great for families and I think adults will like it more than they admit. This is a keeper, I bet kids will stick with this and pass it on as a collector item.

cammeio@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

frazz it up

shaker72 said...
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shaker72 said...

I love that this starts teaching children at a young age how important their environment is. I believe this will instill thought and concern that will translate into action when they are older.

shaker72@gmail.com

shaker72 said...

I subscribed to your feed.

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ReinyDey said...

Today I found out where the Mission files are kept. For China, Indonesia, Costa Rico and Madagascar.
They are filed in the Agent Zone.

Thank you,
reinydey@gmail.com

Marilyn said...

WOW, my grandson would love this. He asked for a Globe for Christmas. Plus I like any game that can be fun and educational too.

corjong@gmail.com

Marilyn said...

Subscribed to your feed.

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Anonymous said...

WOW, I've barely scratched the surface so far to tell you what I like. An interesting, fun and educational game. I'm fascinated and will have to do more exploring. Both online and thank goodness for Barnes and Noble.

bobcamp@triad.rr.com

BriCoble said...

I have a 3 and a 6 year old. I can see them growing up playing this game and learning about the world around them. They already love exploring and ask questions about the environment I wouldn't have dreamed of at their age.

bricoble@gmail.com

BriCoble said...

Subscribed to feed.

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Betty Rose said...

Sounds fantastic. Learning and having fun at the same time. I've heard about the cards, but didn't really know what they were for. Now that I have explored a bit, I want this for myself... just kidding. My kids are grown, but I know a little boy who would love this. My nephew. Plus I could play it with him.

Thanks for the opportunity,
bettyroseg@gmail.com

Betty Rose said...

I subscribed too.

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Louise said...

I would love to win this for my grandson, the little explorer. He is fascinated by maps and wants to know where everything is located. I want to encourage his curiosity and help teach him about the environment. I think learning globally young is important. These lessons make us all think about our environment and how important it is to take care of.

Thanks,
Louise

seeclouise@gmail.com

Louise said...

I'm a subscriber.

Thanks,
Louise

seeclouise@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This looks like a lot of fun. My granddaughter asked me the other day about signing up with some online website for collecting virtual cards. I was very leery. This looks much better and is educational to boot. Gotta love it!!!

Thank you,
minnowbell@lycos.com

Anonymous said...

would love this for my little nephew.

rcc1982@rock.com

Whammo said...

My grandkids would love this and I would love to win it for them. I can already see I'll be investing in cards for future missions. I love that they will have fun while learning about the world around them.

Thank you,
whammo21g@gmail.com

Whammo said...

Subscriber.

Thank you,
whammo21g@gmail.com

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Grammy Kay said...

My grandchildren would love this. They like exploring, collecting and playing games. This has it all and I like it when their games are educational. I can see this making a great family fun night.

grammykayg@gmail.com

Grammy Kay said...

Subscriber too.

BriCoble said...

Another great thing I found out from the Xeko Site under XEKO in the News is another great giveaway.

Donny said...

My little boy would love this. He loves learning about wild animals and different countries. And I think the Xekopedia is pretty cool too.

Thank you,
donnybjj@gmail.com

Donny said...

Subscriber too.
donnybjj@gmail.com

SRC1964 said...

Xeko cards and packaging are made with recycled materials and soy-based inks, 4% of net sales donated to a non-profit organization whose work inspires the game. Conservation International (CI)

Pretty cool. When I think of all the packaging at Christmas time this game is looking better and better for all the kids on my list.

SRC1964@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I found out that Xeko's trading card game based on China came from all the excitement of the Beijing Olympic games.

Thanks,
bobcamp@triad.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I have no children... yet, but I have a very special niecy that I would love to win this for.

Hey I just said that on the Poingo post, but I saw it first. Xeko seems like it will be in for the long haul. A child could grow up with this if they keep adding missions.

Thanks for the chance.

peskipiksi@yahoo.com

justicecw said...

I learned that coral provides a critical habitat to many species of fish. justicecw@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribed with My Yahoo.

peskipiksi@yahoo.com

ReinyDey said...

I learned about mastering Boost cards. They boost the energy of your species. But they are temporary, they go away after a turf war.

reinydey@gmail.com

NutterBoogle said...
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NutterBoogle said...

This would be fantastic for my daughter. She loves learning about exotic animals and places around the world.

NutterBoogle@gmail.com

NutterBoogle said...

I'm subscribed to your feed.

NutterBoogle@gmail.com

Baby Dove said...

Well I just entered the Poingo contest for my little cousin, so I guess if I won this I would give it to his older sister. She is very smart and loves nature and wildlife.

Thank you,
babydoveg@gmail.com

Baby Dove said...

I'm a google subscriber.

Thank you,
babydoveg@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I don't have kids, but I have lots of nieces and nephews to shop for over the holidays and share wonderful times with. So I'll be honest I'm trying to win some stuff. That said I have to say that the whole Xeko game concept of card trading and completing missions about different environments is brilliant. Educational and fun, that is pretty cool.

Thank you,
eppsiebell@hotmail.com

winrobg said...

Xeko agents should carry their field book at all times.

winrobg@gmail.com

Hagleticia said...

This is so cool. If I won I would give it to my four year old cousin. He would love the Panda. He might be a bit young (he can't read yet) but I would help him play this and it sounds like something the whole family should join in and learn from.

Thank you,
hagleticia@gmail.com

Hagleticia said...

I subscribe to your feed.
Thank you,
hagleticia@gmail.com

Staci said...

I think it's neat that they have a Club Xeko, and you can pick your alter-eco species. My son would be the three-toed sloth I'm sure, it's one of his favorite animals.

princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

justicecw said...

I learned that the Atlas moth has the biggest wingspan of any moth, as big as a dinner plate! Hope it stays away from my dinner! justicecw@hotmail.com

Beverley said...

I like how it will help children to learn about ecology. I would give the set to my grandchildren.

Bettina said...

I love that this is eco-friendly. I would give this to my 9 year old daughter!

bewell75 at gmail dot com

Bettina said...

I follow you on Twitter!

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judybrittle said...

Nothing better than seeing your grandchild having fun knowing they are learning too. This is really great. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

ReinyDey said...

The Orca, known as the Killer Whale, is actually a member of the Dolphin family.

reinydey@gmail.com

SRC1964 said...

The Fossa (Crytoprocta ferox) pronounced "foo-sah", is one of the world's weirdest and Madagascar's most ferocious predators. Said to have a nose like a dog, teeth like a leopard and whiskers like an otter. It is a "keystone species" meaning it plays a vital role in supporting the health of its entire ecological community, including the species on which it preys.

SRC1964@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The whole idea is fascinating to me. When I first heard about the cards I thought yeah just another gimick. I never thought anything but baseball cards were worth collecting. Xeko is different though. I like that it educates and entertains simultaneously. A very worthwhile investment. For the knowledge it gives and eco-friendly habits will last a life time. I want it for my daughter.

Thank you,
Terry
tgreen53@lycos.com

ReinyDey said...

China's giant pandas, the only giant pandas living in the wild, like to snack on bamboo.

ReinyDey@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I think this is awesome. A game that is fun and educational. Teaching valuable lessons at a young age is important for the care of our environment. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I know just the little boy to give it too.

contetare@care2.com

Betty Rose said...

Today at Xeko I learned that the Chinese giant salamander is the largest salamander on the planet and is critically endangered.

bettyroseg@gmail.com

BriCoble said...

To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.
--Chinese proverb.

BriCoble@gmail.com

justicecw said...

I learned that the golden eagle has the wingspan as long as a pool table and can fly faster than the freeway speed limit! justicecw@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be right up my daughter's alley. She loves nature and animals and wants to learn more about the planet. I think this would encourage her curiosity.

lallage@lycos.com

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
my grandchildren and I love to learn and play together and this would be right up our alley!!!

justicecw said...

I learned not to judge a fish by its name because a silver shark is not a shark at all but a fish! justicecw@hotmail.com

ReinyDey said...

Eco-friendly materials are used in the production of the Xeko game. Xeko Pals are based on the most popular characters from the Xeko eco-adventure game. The toys are made with soy and certified organic cotton "fur" and filled with soy-based stuffing.

Thank you,
ReinyDey@gmail.com

rosannepm said...

It's educational and still fun. Would like this for my granddaughters
rosans4@comcast.net

Betty Rose said...

Today I learned that the Black Snub Nosed Monkeys of China like family reunions.

bettyroseg@gmail.com

rosannepm said...

I subscribe
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rosannepm said...

I likethe Go Green with Xeko
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Anonymous said...

I learned that you can create your own Xeko Alter-eco, with your own alter-eco name and alter-eco species. You get mission updates with the member bulletin. I think this will greatly encourage a child's curiosity for learning.

bobcamp@triad.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Today I learned that the Madagascar Red Owl (card #77) is one of the 50 rarest birds in the world.

Thank you,
peskipiksi@yahoo.com

shell73 said...

I like that this game teaches children about the importance of the environment while having fun doing it. My best friends little boy loves Pandas and this would be great for him.

shell73g@gmail.com

shell73 said...

Subscribed to feed.

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justicecw said...

Silkworm cocoons have been used to make silk in China for over 5000 years! justicecw@hotmail.com

ReinyDey said...

Xeko Masters play Xeko to have fun — but they also care about the planet and do their part to protect it. Like practicing the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

ReinyDey@gmail.com

Beverley said...

Xeko cards and packaging are made with recycled materials and soy-based inks.

Whammo said...

The Great Green Macaw is endemic to Costa Rica and is endangered.

whammo21g@gmail.com

shaker72 said...

The European otter's coat is so oily that its skin never gets wet, which comes in handy when its fishing.

shaker72@gmail.com

Baby Dove said...

Chocolate is a universal language.

I like that!!!

BabyDoveG@gmail.com

Brooke Lorren said...

I like how it's eco friendly

sito50 said...

I've learned way more than I need to know about endangered animal life. Makes me feel powerless and sad.

Whammo said...

Scalloped Hammer-Head Shark (Sphyrna lewini)

A wicked water predator, its hammer-head generates electric pulses that sweep the waters for prey.

Didn't know that before.
whammo21g@gmail.com

SRC1964 said...

Today I learned about the Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth. This tree dweller has three long claws that are great for grasping branches but make it almost impossible for it to walk on the ground. This sloth has extra bones in its neck that enable it to turn its head almost all the way around. I got this from card #20.

SRC1964@gmail.com

justicecw said...

I learned that an Almendro is a large but slow growing tree in the lowland rainforests. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Marilyn said...

The Gaoligong Pika (Ochotona gaoligongensis may look like a hampster, but is part of the rabbit family.

corjong@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Xeko is dedicated to a bright green future and preserving some of our planet's greatest riches — biodiversity and ecosystems around the world.

bobcamp@triad.rr.com

Anonymous said...

The Golden Snu-Nosed Monkey has quite a fur coat. It can survive colder temperatures than any other primates but humans. A social animal, this monkey lives in groups of up to six hundred members.

contestare@care2.com

ReinyDey said...

I learned that the American Manatee were once thought to be the mermaids or sirens of legend. The "sea cow" grazes on underwater plants for six to eight hours a day.

ReinyDey@gmail.com

Amy said...

I learned they're an eco-friendly company - a really great thing.

Anonymous said...

This would be great for my son. My son is obsessed with trading cards and I like that these teach about conservation and the environment.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

sito50 said...

I like that these pandas are stuffed with soy-based materials, rather than the usuall polyester.

Hagleticia said...

Rhodedendron (Rhododendron wardii) is common in China. China is the world center of diversity for these plants with over six hundred species. It is a beautiful card, #82, but has 0 Energy and 0 Eco-Points.

Hagleticia@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love that it's unique and eco-friendly.
My niece would love this!

froggypartyof2@aol.com

Anonymous said...

The Official Xeko Rulebook is located in the Agent Zone.

rcc1982@rock.com

Brooke Lorren said...

The xekopedia is cool.

Annemarie said...

I like that it is fun and educational. I would give it to my boyfriend's daughter. She loves animals.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Their are four types of cards: Hotspot
Species
Xeko
Boost

bobcamp@triad.rr.com

SRC1964 said...

Today I learned that this is one important lesson for us all to learn and this Xeko makes it fun for kids.

Our world is an interconnected wonder — the air, water, land, plants, animals, and human-made things create our environment and are directly connected. What occurs in one part of the world impacts the balance and health of our entire planet.

justicecw said...

I learned that Xeko makes their cards and packaging out of recycled materials. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Whammo said...

Madagascar is home to 32 species of Bamboo.

whammo21g@gmail.com

NutterBoogle said...

The Western Tarsier has eyes as big as its brain. This little primate can swivel his head 360 degrees for an amazing view.

NutterBoogle@gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like that it teaches about the environment!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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I have your button on my blog: Here

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artmarcia said...

I have several kids to buy for who would like this. And the website states: Xeko Masters play Xeko to have fun — but they also care about the planet and do their part to protect it.

China is my first choice, but Madagascar and Costa Rica would be fun also.

arvard said...

I like that it teaches children to take care of the environment. This is a cool prize and I would love to win it for my grandson.

Luck Happens said...

I'm a big proponent of educational toys, and that can get more difficult to "disguise" as kids get older. However, my kid is really into card games right now like Yu Gi Oh so I think he would buy into this game and then learn some things about the world around him while he played. What a bonus!

Luck Happens said...

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purango said...

I like that the game teaches children about conservation, endangered species, and the enviroment. I would give it to my daughter. garrettsambo@aol.com

ReinyDey said...

I learned about the African Tree of Life. Grandidier Baobab.
It has the amazing ability to store large amounts of water inside its enormous trunk, up to 3,000 gallons, which could fill your bathtub 30 times.

ReinyDey@gmail.com

klp1965 said...

anything that educates kids is aok in my book.i would give this to my son :)

jennem said...

My daughter was born in China. I like that this is fun, but educational, so she could learn about her homeland in a positive way.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Marilyn said...

this would be great and educational for my grandkids. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brooke Lorren said...

The only giant pandas in the world live in China.

Cathy said...

I love the endless animal possibilities associated with the concept, plus geography learned the fun way too!ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

Helen said...

I love that it teaches more than just ecology and geography. It really keeps children engaged.

wanda flanagan said...

educational and fun make this game awesome

lilyk said...

I like how this game is both educational and entertaining.

hansenpj5 said...

love that it is educational fun and eco friendly

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blueviolet said...

I'm totally into eco-friendly items and this is perfect!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

masonsgranny59 said...

educational and fun all wrapped up in one:)

bev said...

That Panda bear is really cute and I like the game, it's educational and I think my grandchildren would have a lot of fun playing with it. Thanks for the contest!

Jill1 said...

Adults too will learn China's ecosystems and meet the endangered species that live in them. The starter set includes 42 cards, an oversized game mat, rule book, play guides and a heavy-duty deck storage box. Ages 8 and up.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would have a stacked Deck if I had those cool palying cards.
The kids would love this.
So educational & teaching them about other nations is awesome.

Gianna said...

I love the panda :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to win it for my neice Lily. My cousin and her husband adopted her from China. This is a great toy because it's educational and fun as well as cute.


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