Synonyms Game Review & Giveaway!

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!

Comments

  1. Nelly says

    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

  2. Shari J says

    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.

  3. Caryn says

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

  4. Tracey says

    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

  5. says

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

  6. Mel pi says

    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)

  7. Susan says

    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

  8. Sarah says

    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!

  9. Deborah says

    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.

  10. Vicki Pope says

    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.

  11. says

    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
    Kneeling Cushions w/ cute fabric
    for parents bathing their baby

  12. says

    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.

  13. says

    (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

  14. Paula Wirfel says

    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!

  15. BJ Christopher says

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

  16. Emillie says

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

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