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In honor of our special giveaway and review of  the game Synonyms and to coincide with St. Patricks day, I have come up with a Limeric for the occasion…

I was given a game to review,
It is called Synonyms and its new.
It is really a blast
Kids will learn their words fast,
So lets give one away just for you!

When I opened the packaging of the game Synonyms,I first noticed the amazing quality of the game. Every card in the game has a coating on it that makes them durable and allows the game to be played numerous times without any sign of wear.  The directions are clear as day which with many games can make it or break it for me.

We sat down to play the game, and I immediately knew that I needed to practice quick word recall (which seemingly has disappeared since I was in school). My husband, however, had an easier time coming up with synonymous words and quickly jumped ahead of me in the game. This game definitely will stretch the minds of childrens AND adults, and I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this game for a family night with children ages 10 and up.

If there are any teachers out there interested, this would be a great activity that you could even play with your entire classroom, as they have rules and directions for team playing. The back of the cards give so many suggestions as to words that are acceptable, but even then, we were coming up with words on our own and had to ‘judge’ each other to see if they would count.

So lets get down to the rules of how you can win this game!

1) Leave one comment answering the following question…

How would you use this game in your family or classroom setting?

2) ‘Like’ this post  on Facebook for another entry, but leave it as a separate comment stating that you did so.

3) Twitter about this post, and that will count for another entry. Again, you will have to leave another comment stating you did so.

4) Leave your full email address in each comment so I can contact you if you win.

5) I will use random.org to pick one comment from the comments section.

6) This giveaway will close one March 11, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.  I will announce the winner as an update in this post, in an additional post, and I will also contact you by email. If I don’t hear back from you in 2 days, I will pick another random comment.

This game really is exciting and educational at the same time (and that’s not just the teacher in me saying that)!

Since this giveaway has a St. Patty’s day flare, I’ll say Good Luck!

UPDATE! We have a winner!  Comment No. 74 is the lucky winner chosen at random from Random.Org

Evelene Wrote

“I would use this game with my grandkids; they love playing word games.”

Congratulations Evelene! Enjoy the game with your grandkids!

By Kristen Stephens

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Comments

93 Comments so far

  1. Monica Pinto on March 3, 2011 4:57 pm

    I teach English to foreign students and I think it would be a WONDERFUL addition to my classes whether it’s with adults or children!! By the way, I DO have a US address to send this to if I’m the lucky one!!!

  2. Helen on March 3, 2011 5:01 pm

    This would be a perfect game for me to play with my 9 year old daughter!

  3. Lisaann young on March 3, 2011 5:27 pm

    i would use the game as a fun break from bookwork.

  4. Tanya O on March 3, 2011 5:29 pm

    I would give tis to my mom – she works in a special ed classroom and is ALWAYS looking for new games for her students to play!

  5. Sarah C on March 3, 2011 6:12 pm

    We have two younger girls but often have older cousins andneighbors over and board games are great for cold days!

  6. Deana on March 3, 2011 7:11 pm

    My husband and I both enjoy word games.

  7. Chris on March 3, 2011 7:21 pm

    I would play this with my younger cousins when I babysit!

  8. Colleen on March 3, 2011 7:22 pm

    What a great game – I would love to use this with my nieces and nephews! thanks!

  9. Corrie on March 3, 2011 8:11 pm

    Looks like a fun game! We would probably use it for our family game nights!

  10. Cathy M. on March 3, 2011 9:16 pm

    With the grandkids!

    Cathy
    camarler@yahoo.com

  11. Linda on March 3, 2011 10:16 pm

    What an awesome looking game. I homeschool my children. This would be a great asset to our schoolroom.

    I am so glad I stumbled across this site. I have learned alot tonight!

    Definitely added to my favorites!

  12. kristen on March 3, 2011 10:27 pm

    oh this would be great, I would use it with the kids I tutor as we are preparing for testing!

  13. kristen on March 3, 2011 10:28 pm

    twittered about this giveaway :)

  14. kristen on March 3, 2011 10:29 pm

    I liked this post on facebook :)

  15. Ruth on March 4, 2011 1:21 am

    I would play this with my family after dinner. We love board games that involve vocabulary, and this would help mix things up beyond Taboo and Scrabble!

  16. Rebmara on March 4, 2011 1:38 am

    I would play this game with my kids, they learn english at school (we’re dutch)and this would be a fun way to practise. Maybe I even let them use it in the classroom ;)

  17. Knititall on March 4, 2011 2:57 am

    I’m a word nerd and would enjoy playing this with my word nerd friends, but I’d also use it for my English classes to teach my students that there is often more than one way of saying something (I pratice that with them anyway, but it’s always more fun for them if it’s a game).

  18. Knititall on March 4, 2011 2:59 am
  19. Lisa Garrett on March 4, 2011 4:53 am

    I would play this with my grandchildren. It would be a great learning experience for them.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  20. Lisa Garrett on March 4, 2011 4:55 am
  21. Lisa Garrett on March 4, 2011 4:57 am

    I liked on FB: Lisa Holmes Garrett

    lag110 at mchsi.com

  22. Lisa Garrett on March 4, 2011 4:57 am
  23. marlene matthews on March 4, 2011 5:27 am

    I would give the game to my daughter who teaches 3rd grade. She was just saying that she wanted to look for games with reading involved to help improve the childrens’ reading skills.

  24. Mary on March 4, 2011 5:31 am

    This new game sounds exciting. I would play this game with my grandchildren who all love boardgames.
    Mary

  25. JD on March 4, 2011 5:39 am

    I’d use it at home and at school!

  26. Donna on March 4, 2011 5:42 am

    As a member of a family who has always enjoyed games and word games especially, this would be the ideal games for my granddaughter’s introduction to “Game Night”. I hope I win it for her.
    Thank you,
    Donna

  27. beth on March 4, 2011 5:57 am

    I used to homeschool. I love anything that teaches through fun! My older daughter is on the autism spectrum – I’d use this to help her gain more words as well as more self-confidence in her vocabulary.

    bethvanduzer (at) yahoo (dot) com

  28. beth on March 4, 2011 5:58 am

    I Liked it on FB.

    bethvanduzer (at) yahoo (dot) com

  29. Ruth Hill on March 4, 2011 6:08 am

    I am a substitute teacher, so this would be great for the times when there are no lesson plans or we run out of things to do. I could also play it with my daughter who loves games!

  30. Ruth Hill on March 4, 2011 6:09 am

    like this post
    ruthhill74

  31. Ellen on March 4, 2011 7:22 am

    We LOVE Family Game Night and this looks like a great new one to try out.

  32. Shelly E on March 4, 2011 7:38 am

    Its great to find an educational game thats fun too!

  33. Teresa on March 4, 2011 7:42 am

    My daughter is dyslexic so we play a lot of word and spelling games . . . the more exposure she has to words in any fashion, the better. She also has a language retrieval deficit so this game would help with that as well!

  34. Claire on March 4, 2011 8:13 am

    I love games that I can play with either the Children or family and friends.

  35. Michelle on March 4, 2011 8:54 am

    I have a couple of uses for this game. First, I home school and it would be great fun teaching my girls with this game. Second, we have family night once a month with our grown children and it would be perfect for big and little kids to play together.

  36. Michelle on March 4, 2011 8:55 am

    I liked on FB. :)

  37. Suzanne B on March 4, 2011 9:03 am

    This would make learning fun. Something that would help my autistic kids.

  38. Suzanne B on March 4, 2011 9:04 am

    I liked this post on facebook!

  39. Suzanne B on March 4, 2011 9:07 am

    Tweeted!
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    kdbstb at gmail dot com

  40. Becki on March 4, 2011 10:39 am

    This looks fantastic for family game night.

  41. Barbara on March 4, 2011 10:54 am

    My daughter has three children ages 4-9 and I am sending them a word a day that I receive. This would make a great addition to their learning.

  42. toni whitehead on March 4, 2011 12:55 pm

    would be a great new game to add to family night

  43. Dennis on March 4, 2011 1:08 pm

    I have three Grandchildren that could use this game and me. We play word games all the time. They like making up new games to play all the time. Thanks for the giveaway and have a great weekend..

  44. Teresa Matz on March 4, 2011 1:29 pm

    This game would be a great addition to our homeschool! My 5 kids would love to play a game for language arts :)

  45. Teresa Matz on March 4, 2011 1:30 pm

    liked and posted to facebook :)

  46. Barbara on March 4, 2011 4:19 pm

    Synonyms are fun.
    Synonyms are alike.
    The “Synonyms” game would be
    A good game on my hike!

  47. Jane T in NW Louisiana on March 4, 2011 4:51 pm

    I would use this game when my family gets together. We have always loved playing board games.

  48. maria on March 4, 2011 5:13 pm

    I would use this at home with my daughter and at school with my special education class. My students have difficulty with certain concepts, so making it fun really helps!

  49. Amy Copeland on March 4, 2011 7:43 pm

    This game would be a great addition to family game night in our home.

  50. Ana rojas on March 4, 2011 8:30 pm

    I teachEnglish in Costa Rica and I would use it as a treat for my students

  51. Traci on March 4, 2011 9:03 pm

    I would give the game to my child’s caregiver so that the whole group of kids could benefit.

  52. Nelly on March 4, 2011 9:33 pm

    My daughter loves loves board games! i think this one would be perfect for her! I would love to use this on a nightly basis with her! thanks!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  53. Nelly on March 4, 2011 9:35 pm

    tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/nellybarney/status/43892086696710144

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  54. Shari J on March 5, 2011 1:09 am

    I would play this game on Family Game Night each week with the grandchildren. Then I would lend it to the home schooling parents next door. I might even make my husband join in as he needs help in this area. You can contact me at ladyjspice@aol.com if I am your winner. Thanks for the opportunity.

  55. Kelly Massman on March 5, 2011 3:54 am

    I would definitely use this game for my ESL students–maybe as a Friday fun day!

  56. Caryn on March 6, 2011 12:13 am

    This game would be great for when I have my nephews over as I am always looking for fun things to do with them!

  57. Jill Hubbard on March 6, 2011 8:32 am

    Being a grandma to twin boy’s this would really be great!

  58. Judith on March 6, 2011 9:58 am

    We’d use this game on weekends and holidays.

  59. Tracey on March 6, 2011 2:55 pm

    If this is open to UK folks I would love to enter. My daughter loves to read and is very good at English but a little extra confidence never hurts, also we all love any games which help us learn

  60. Laurel on March 6, 2011 5:00 pm

    I would LOVE to use this game with my third grade ELL students. :)

  61. Julie on March 6, 2011 5:28 pm

    I teach middle school language arts and would absolutely love to have this game in my classroom to work on synonyms!

  62. Julie on March 6, 2011 5:31 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway!

  63. Mel pi on March 6, 2011 11:12 pm

    Oh what fun. I married into a family of writers and journalists, itd be fun to see how my skills would stack up to theirs!

    (mhanig at hotmail)

  64. Susan on March 6, 2011 11:16 pm

    This would be a fun way to help my grandkids with their reading and vocabulary. It would also be great to play on Family Game Night

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

  65. Susan on March 6, 2011 11:20 pm

    “liked on FB
    id:Susan Claus

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

  66. Sarah on March 7, 2011 2:54 am

    I would love to be able to use this in a classroom (or give it to my husband to teach in his until I’m back to teaching next fall). We teach mostly Japanese students and this game would be great to help them with learning more English!

  67. Sarah on March 7, 2011 2:55 am

    I “liked” this on Facebook

  68. Deborah on March 7, 2011 4:35 am

    I would donate this great game to one of my mosaic students who is a retired first grade teacher. She is now the “reading fairy” for the schools and goes around reading and playing games with the children and this game would be perfect for her to play with them. I know she would be thrilled with it.

  69. Cheryl English on March 7, 2011 5:25 am

    I just love playing new games. Thanks.

  70. Vicki Pope on March 7, 2011 9:19 am

    I would use this game to build up my children’s vocabulary in a fun way. We are homeschoolers so I am always looking for fun ways to enhance our learning together.

  71. Vicki Pope on March 7, 2011 9:20 am

    I liked this giveaway on facebook!

  72. Jan on March 7, 2011 9:44 pm

    I would use it for my family for sure. Our 8 year old boy loves to learn learn learn. He loves synonyms. We have family game night, so this would be a great hit..

    Thanks

    Jan Baer
    Cute and Comfy Cushionknee
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    for parents bathing their baby

  73. Jan on March 7, 2011 9:44 pm

    i liked you on FB

  74. Evelene Sterling on March 7, 2011 10:25 pm

    I would use this game with my grandkids; they love playing word games.

  75. Evelene Sterling on March 7, 2011 10:28 pm

    I liked this game on facebook. bimbi9 at verizon dot net.

  76. Kate Dickie on March 8, 2011 7:58 am

    I work with a service for people with brain injuries. Many people have a problem with “wordfinding” and we are always looking out for new and interesting games to play at our drop in groups. This looks an ideal game to encourage people to relearn verbal skills in a lighthearted way.

  77. Callie Callender on March 8, 2011 6:22 pm

    I am student teaching right now and this would be a perfect addition to my class and would make a great impression on my teacher!

  78. Callie Callender on March 8, 2011 6:31 pm

    I liked this giveaway on FB!

  79. BARB on March 9, 2011 6:54 am

    I would play this with my grandchildren.

  80. Michelle on March 9, 2011 11:40 am

    We are a homeschooling family… we would definitely use this as a fun vocabulary supplement. Thanks!

  81. Michelle on March 9, 2011 11:40 am

    I *Like* this post on Facebook

  82. Michelle on March 9, 2011 11:42 am

    (forgot to leave email addy in post #80 above)

    We are a homeschooling family… we would definitely use this as a fun vocabulary supplement. Thanks! onethess29 at yahoo dot com

  83. Michelle on March 9, 2011 11:43 am

    (forgot to leave email addy in post #81 above)

    I *Like* this post on Facebook

    Thanks! onethess29 at yahoo dot com

  84. Paula Wirfel on March 9, 2011 2:08 pm

    If I win this game, I could use it two ways. First, I could play the game with my grandchildren, or second, I could give it as a gift to my older son, who is a 4th grade teacher in Des Moines. As a retired college English professor, I have to say that this is one giveaway that I think is truly awesome!

  85. Paula Wirfel on March 9, 2011 2:09 pm

    I also liked this game on Facebook!

  86. BJ Christopher on March 9, 2011 5:48 pm

    Would love to play this with my grandchildren to improve their English usage.

  87. Karen Norris on March 10, 2011 4:49 am

    this would be a fun learning game for my grandaughter and i

  88. Emillie on March 10, 2011 8:48 am

    I would play this with my family for a family game night!
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

  89. Emillie on March 10, 2011 8:48 am

    I liked this post on fb – emillie rose.
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  90. Emillie on March 10, 2011 8:49 am

    I shared on twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/HisPrincess886/status/45872419474386944.
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  91. Tracey on March 10, 2011 11:55 am

    Liked on FB

  92. Tracey on March 10, 2011 11:56 am

    Tweeted

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