The concept is simple, find the items that match the images on the card, the actual playing is a little more difficult.
Inside the box are 128 coloured pieces which come as all sorts of items, planes, cars, trees, keys, hats, animals to name a few plus several game cards, a game bowl and a timer.
2-4 players can play and each player begins with 15 seconds on the timer to find 6 matching pieces on their cards. The cards can be played to match the item and colour or just the item regardless of colour which is much easier. Of course it’s extremely difficult to dig through 128 pieces and find just 6 in 15 seconds; needles in haystacks springs to mind! Once each player has their 15 seconds, another 15 seconds is pressed and all players then dig in together using one hand to find more pieces. If after this time, no players have all six items then it goes into an “all in” dig round without the timer and with both hands until one player fills the card.
The main difficulties of the game are the pieces being so small and similar sized. The different colours also cause a visual distraction and even I found it hard at times to get the correct pieces. Add to this the short 15 seconds which is not long at all.
Overall it is a very simple game, minimal rules, no batteries, no dice and no playing pieces or even a board. It’s also quite fun and it does not take long to play. The winner being the one who fills 3 cards first. Of course it’s one of those games where you can bend the rules or add own twists to it etc.
There is one thing about this game that I don’t quite understand and that is the age guide recommendation that comes with it, which is 8 and over. Now I understand the dangers of small parts and playing pieces but this is more a danger for those under 3. By the age of 5/6 years the majority of children don’t put stuff in their mouths. Izebella being 4 years has bits of toys much smaller than the dig in playing pieces. She can also play Dig in without help and is more than able to find the pieces she needs to match the ones on her cards and that’s with the correct colour too. So I am slightly baffled as to why the age guide is set at 8 years.
Dig in by Drumond park has an rrp of £19.99 and should be available in most good toy stores.
Drumond park are giving away one copy of their “Dig in” game worth £19.99. Please click the link below to be in with a chance of winning it.
When I hear the word “Bamboo” I instantly think of Pandas andBamboo Pete is all about cute pandas and panda clothing. They sell t-shirts, vests, hoodies and jumpers and all panda style for panda lovers.
Boasting a lovely panda image, company name, drawstring hood and one of those large pocket things on the front to keep hands warm. There are other colours and styles available but I really like white when it comes to clothes.
It’s lovely a fleecy inside so keeps me warm, but it does not make me sweat like some jumpers do. I doubt I’ll have the hood up much but here’s a pic anyway.
It’s a lovely style warm top, just perfect for the U.K. weather. The sizes start at XS all the way to XXL. I have size S (adult) which is the second smallest size. The top gives quite a lot of room as sizes seem generous. I would of easily fitted in the XS one too and I’m normally a size 8/10.
As a family we like to do occasional movie nights. This is where we will choose a movie or two to all watch (on a none school night) and bring in a few munchies, pop etc. Not always the healthiest choices but it’s not every night.
Now when this big box arrived packed full of munching goodies; we knew it was time for another family movie night.
The box was sent to us from Tommy Tucker. They sell many movie style snacks including popcorn, potato snacks and even candy floss.
Some of the popcorn, along with the candy floss even comes in movie style resealable plastic tubs, meaning we can just place them on our knees and help ourselves as we wish.
Each tub contains a litre of popcorn. The candy floss looked just like a tub of fluff and Izebella loved it.
These large 120g sharing bags also went down really well.
Jordanna seems to enjoy the salty varieties of popcorn more than the sweet or toffee. With the share bags it’s 142 calories per serving tho I’m not too sure if a serving means the whole bag or not.
My favourite was the new luxury popcorn bags. These are just delicious.
Each bag is 200g of pure indulgent toffee popcorn goodness. Choose from cocoa, salted caramel & vanilla, tropical coconut and raspberry sensation. All of them taste amazing and the bags can be very addictive once opened. It all just tastes so nice and creamy aswell as crunchy.
All Tommy Tucker products can be purchased via the website in multi packs and of course, you may just spot them in your local cinema too. PRIZE GIVEAWAY
If you liked the look of all those goodies above then enter this giveaway. The winner will also receive a large box of Tommy Tucker goodies; just perfect for a movie night.
Entrants need to be UK based and have valid Facebook, twitter and email accounts. Closing date is February 28th 2017.
The winners box will contain all the ingredients for 2 meals for 4 people.
To take part, please press the enter button below.Entries close on February 20th 2017. One winner selected at random by rafflecopter. Please ensure you have a working email account and Facebook/twitter accounts. Only UK residents can take part.
The Guardians of Oz is out on DVD from 13th February and should be available in most stores and supermarkets which sell DVDs.
Just like the very well known and loved movie – The wizard of Oz; The guardians of Oz revisits many of the favourite characters but in animation form. The lion, scarecrow, and Tin man all appear in this children’s movie.
The adventure is told through the eyes of Ozzy. Ozzy is a friendly flying monkey who joins forces with the sorceress Gabby to stop the evil wicked witch Eveline and her plans to take over their land.
It is a very colourful action packed animated movie. The certification rating is PG. Izebella loved watching it.
Look out for the DVD on February 13th £9.99x, or enter to win a copy. DVD GIVEAWAY
Entertainment one are giving away 3 copies of The Guardians of Oz on single disc DVD worth £9.99 each.
To take part for a chance to win a copy then just click the “Enter” link below.
Yesterday (June 13th) saw the release of The Littlest Pet shop, lights, camera, action on DVD and digital download. This is released by Hasbro studios and has a running time of 126 minutes.
It has been nearly a year since Blythe, the trendy teen and super talented fashion designer, moved to the city and discovered that she could talk to her gang of animal friends at the Littlest Pet Shop – and time has flown by! With yet more adventures in store Blythe just cannot keep up.
The pets are as strange and wonderful as ever and Blythe has still managed to keep her ability to talk to the animals a secret. Thistime though, the pets sneak a glimpse at Blythe’s bad side when she enters them into a ‘Terriers and Tiaras’ talent show and discovers that the pageant brings out the worst in people.
It is not long before the team are back together again. Blythe and the pets are united when things take a turn for the worst, when spooky and strange noises alert them to the fact that there may be a werewolf amongst them! Catch up with all the gang – Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko and Minka the monkey as they try to hunt down the origin of these spooky noises.
These five fashionable episodes also bring bittersweet news to the fantastical world of the Littlest Pet Shop as Blythe gets accepted into fashion school. Fashion school is her dream – but it also means she will be away from her animal friends for the entire summer holidays!
Hasbro studios are offering one copy of the new DVD to one of my readers. As always entering is really easy by clicking the link below.
End date is July 5th 2016 and open to UK residents only.
Pipsy Koala is a brand of Baby & Toddler essential Nursery items, manufactured to the highest standards at an
affordable price. Visit the website at Pipsy Koalato view the whole range and find stockists
I have teamed up with Pipsy Koala to offer a great competition to my lovely blog readers. The prize will be his great On the Go Booster Seat £19.99.
It’s great for travelling and makes dining at a table much easier. It is suitable for children aged 9months- 4 years. It has a wipe clean seat and easily folds away into a handy carry bag. It will fit most dining room chairs.
This would be great for trips and holidays.
COMPETITION IS CLOSED: no more entries counted
* you must be a blog follower and you can follow by email, twitter or bloglovin
*Visit Pipsy Koala and tell me who it is named after in comment box below.
*I would also really appreciate it if you could follow/like Pipsy Koala on FACEBOOK
T&Cs-competition will end on 30/08/2013 and I reserve the right to end erly without notification
– all entrants must leave a comment as above in order for their entry to be counted
– winner notified by email: if no response to emails within 14 days the prize will be offered to someone else; so make sure you check spam folders.
– winners name will be displayed on my winners page after competition ends. Good Luck
The Peppersmith company launched in 2009 and sell gum and strong mints. Their latest product Tingz we’re launched this year. Tingz are designed as a product for children, they are both sugar free and good for teeth.
Tingz contain xylitol which is a natural produce with 40% less calories than sugar but with a great sweet taste.
Xylitol also has the ability to reduce plaque and is endorsed by dental associations worldwide. To find out more about xylitol just click this page link
The tingz come in two great flavours- Stawberry and Vanilla and Orange and Mandarin. Both contain real fruit juices and taste great.
. My kids seemed to enjoy these sweets and you cannot tell they are sugar free as they still taste very sweet and fruity
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Peppersmith are giving away a mixed case of Tingz to one of my blog readers. To enter as always just follow these steps.
1)Follow my blog via email, twitter or Bloglovin – find buttons on page
2)share comp on twitter button below
3)comment below and tell me your favourite childhood sweets
Wellies and Worms specialise in outdoor wear for children. Everything from rainwear, wellies, swimwear and luggage plus lots more. Their range is vast with something to suit every child in lots of colours and patterns.
I have teamed up with Wellies and Worms to offer one of my blog readers a great prize. The prize is a Hatley Raincoat of your choice to the value of £30.95. There are many styles to choose from and here are just a few from their website.
. These are just two of many designs for girls you could choose from: and for the boys:
The jackets are available in sizes to fit ages 1-9 years (depending on style).
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1)You must be a blog follower- you can follow by email/twitter or Bloglovin and will find follow buttons on this page
The bracelets comes in several colours including some brand new amazing cord colours with a beanie charm which can be personalised with a letter, number or star or heart. (your choice). One size fits all and they make a great gift for young and old. The bracelet will come gift boxed.
Full details of the bracelets can be found here
TO ENTER 1) you must follow my blog using follow buttons 2) share comp on twitter, button below 3) most important- visit Melinda Mulcahy and post a link of your favourite item in comments section below. To do this find your favourite item and copy and paste the website link.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
T&Cs- Competition will end on 26th July.
One entry per person (UK/Ireland only) and entrants must follow all steps.
Australian criminals and their Crimes. Con artists, scum bags, murderers, corrupt cops, pollies, rapists and paedophiles will find themselves in this blog. It was expanded to also cover those that ought to be charged for their idiotic disgusting behaviour. Usually high-profile people who think they are above the law