Thursday, December 3, 2009

Haba game review (and giveaway!!)

We love games! And we love games that not only are creative, but challenge your mind and abilities. My kids are in the ages of fine tuning and working with their hand/eye coordination, so I seek out ways to nurture and encourage their growth.
I was recently sent the Haba game: Animal Upon Animal – the Duel to review, and my kids LOVE this game. Even my 11 year old loves this game, and he says it is one of his new favorites.
Haba's game Animal Upon Animal -The Duell is a game where you stack the four animals on top of one another. You have an octopus, a goose, a tiger and a squirrel. This game looks easier than it is. You roll the dice, and one dice tells you what animal is on the top, and one tells you which animal is on the bottom. There is a chance you get to choose how you stack them, but it all depends on what you roll.
It such a fun game because I can race against my 11 year old, or my 4 1/2 year old. This game is great because the 4 1/2 year old doesn't have to read anything, or be of a certain skill level. He has beat me at how fast he stacks.
I love that the pieces are wooden, and they are made in Germany! The wooden playing animals are durable, and cute. My daughter (age 2 1/2) loves just walking the animals in a row, and tries to stack them, too. She loves playing with the little wooden shapes.
I think this is a great game with the home schooling families, especially for the pre-school age. You get to encourage the hand/eye coordination, work with colors and animals, and kids can just use their imagination while playing with the animals.

Animal Upon Animal Haba Game can be found on the Maukilo website. The Haba games are affordable, and you can get many hours of fun and entertainment with your kids with them! Animal Upon Animal retails for $12.59. Habas games are designed to grow with your child, and I would agree with that. I like that my kids can play this game together, and so can my husband and I. :) Many of the Haba games offer alternate play variations, so as children learn new skills, the game adapts with them. HABA offers many cooperative games, where siblings play against each other, as well as work together to accomplish a common goal, like Castle Knights and Wiggling Cow.

HABA products can be found nationwide at over 1,000 U.S. specialty retail stores and in specialty catalogs and websites. Many of its products have been recognized with German and American awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Center, Creative Child, and Parents’ Guide. HABA received Best Toys of the Year recognition from the TODAY Show Toy Test and has been featured in national magazines such as Child, American Baby, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents and Working Mother. For more details, visit HABA’s informational website at www.HABAusa.com.

Would you like to win a game from Maukilo?
This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Contest is open until December 16th, 2009. (in time to do some Christmas shopping, or use after Christmas. Winner will get to choose which of the games they would like to win: Castle Knights, Wiggling Cow or Animal upon Animal.

To enter, leave a comment about something you found interesting from the Maukilo website, or something you found you would like to purchase. AND~ tell me which game you want to win.(madatory for entry)

**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add something else you found on the Maukilo website (you didn't know they sold). Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

This review was provided from Maukilo.com, which provided me with the free product to review and information to share with my readers. I am sponsored to offer a game to giveaway to my readers through this review. I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

77 comments:

judybrittle said...

I would love to buy the Jump Little Frog Jump Game. That looks like a lot of fun! Thank you!
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Niecey said...

The HABA Petit Fours petiteRose looks good enough to eat. I think it would be a great toy.

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I am a subscriber

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Missybeez said...

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Nanci said...

I would like to try the HABA Candy Witch Game

Snowflake07 said...

I like the HABA Bunny Molly Cuddlekin.

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tutugirl said...

I would use the gc to help buy the Ball Track Building Set by HABA. My kids love marble runs.

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Mami2jcn said...

I'd love a couple of Automoblox minis for my son.

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Niecey said...

The HABA Squirt and Goooaaal Water Game looks like fun too. And it's on clearance!

ktgonyea said...

Love the Jump Little Frog Jump game :)

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mogrill said...

LOVE the Haba Candy Witch game. Thanks for the chance.
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Mami2jcn said...

I didn't know Maukilo sold purses.


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Snowflake07 said...

Monday extra entry: I didn't know they sold a Camping Light Terra Kids by HABA.

clynsg said...

I like the Dancing Alligator for a toddler.

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Mami2jcn said...

I didn't know Maukilo sold lunchboxes.


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Snowflake07 said...

Tuesday extra entry: I didn't know they also sold HABA Pirate Towels.

Niecey said...

I visited the site again. I bet my daughter would love the Candy Witch Game - bewitched game of skill it looks fun.

Kristie said...

I like the Wiggling Cow Game!

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Snowflake07 said...

Wednesday extra entry...
I also didn't know that Maukilo sold the HABA Knights Tower Play Tent for indoors and outdoors.

Mami2jcn said...

I didn't know Maukilo.com sold camping lights.


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Staci said...

I would love to get the Piratos Swing Seat. It looks amazing!
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I have your button.
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And I subscribe.
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Mami2jcn said...

I didn't know Maukilo.com sold pirate toys.


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Snowflake07 said...

I didn't know Maukilo sold HABA Knights Castle Shelf with 2 Foldable Boxes.

Mami2jcn said...

I didn't know Maukilo.com sold wall clocks.


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betsy said...

I love all the Haba Toys especially the games, we have been eyeing their bingo game.

Snowflake07 said...

Friday extra entry: Another item I didn't know Maukilo sold is the HABA Emilia Alarm Clock.

Snowflake07 said...

Saturday extra entry: Another item I didn't know Maukilo sold is the PLAN TOYS Solid Wooden Drum.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I would probably get the Wiggling Cow game. So cute!!

I learned they carry HABA toys.

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Snowflake07 said...

Another item I didn't know Maukilo sold is the HABA Magic Domino - vacabulary game collection.

Ashley said...

I'd apply it towards the Haba Doctor Suitcase.

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I didn't know they had a blog:
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Snowflake07 said...

Another item I didn't know Maukilo sold is the PLAN TOYS Walking Elephant Ride On Toy just like riding a real elephant.

Darcie said...

I would love to get my daughter the HABA 3 Times 4 Equals Swat Learning Game. Anything that helps her learn her math facts! Thanks.
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~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I learned that their office and warehouse will be closed from December 24th and will resume customer service hours and order shipping on Monday, January 4th 2010

roseh2o19 said...

the HABA Bunny Molly Cuddlekin is my fav

Snowflake07 said...

I also didn't know Maukilo sells the Calafant Castle Dragenrock Creative cardboard toy.

Natalie A. said...

I learned that they have so many kind of toys on their site! So many to choose fom!

I'd like the Castle Knights if I won! Thanks!

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Melanie said...

I'd love to have the Allez Hopp Grasping Toy!

And we would choose the Wiggling Cow game.


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naynays1 said...

Jump Little Frog Jump Game.
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MAC Mom said...

I like the HABA Toys Ghost Tower and Castle Block Set85 pieces for my oldest son. He would have lots of fun building that.

I would chose the Castle Knights Game if I win.

Thanks
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erma said...

I like the Selecta Treno Train Set with Roadway System and the game I'd pick would be Castle Knights Game.
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~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

You can sign up for their newsletter here: http://www.maukilo.com/newsletter.html and as long as you are subscribed, you are entered for a $20 GC monthly giveaway!

kathy pease said...

i like the Oval Xylophone and id love to win animal upon animal :)

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jennem said...

At Maukilo, I like the Blossom Sky Play Tent for my daughter. I'd like to win Animal upon Animal.
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Gianna said...

Haba Kaleidoscopic Blocks 12 pieces.
I'd choose Castle Knights :)

giggling kids said...

I love the HABA Slate Wall Clock!!!!!!!!
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Snowflake07 said...

Another item Maukilo sells is the HABA Mary Nativity Figures.