Thursday, June 23, 2011

Join In The Cars 2 Fun with Hasbro: Review and Giveaway







As most parents know, in 2006 Disney/Pixar released a huge blockbuster hit in Cars! This movie has some absolutely adorable characters in Mater, Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson and more. And the star power behind these lovable characters was impressive too: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Jay Leno, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and many more. 


It was a great family movie and if you are a fan of Disney and Pixar you know that the sequel: Cars 2 is set to release in theatres, tomorrow, June 24. To celebrate, Hasbro sent my family a fantastic Cars 2 themed set of family games and can't wait to introduce these classic games with a Cars 2 feel.


Operation 


Mater here... can you fix up my busted gear? I can’t hit the road when so many parts are itchin’ for fixin’! Grab the tweezers & drive these parts away. It’s up to you to get ’er done; I’m in reverse and ready to run! What did I tell you ’bout touchin’ the sides? To not to!


My Review:


An awesome twist on the classic game from Hasbro, Operation, but with Mater as your patient. What Cars 2 fan wouldn't want to fix up Mater for the big movie release. This game is suited for ages 6 +, due to the small pieces and the fine motor skills needed. However, I did set it up for my almost five year old to try out and she did pretty good. It is definitely a game that will get a lot of use in our household and I highly recommend it for the Cars fan in your life.




Monopoly:


Race to “real estate” victory with characters from the Cars 2 movie! Buy and trade cars in this fast-paced game to try to earn the most money. Speed your way around the board, build up monopolies and—if you’re the richest player at the end of the game—win!
Fast-dealing cars trading game challenges you to “speed” your way to victory with Cars 2 characters! Pick up and trade cars in Japan, Italy and London!
My Review:


A wonderful revamp of the classic Monopoly that will entertain your family for hours. As I tried to introduce the game monopoly to my daughter, it was very apparent that she is not ready for this game. It is just too long to keep her attention. However, I know it is a game that will be put to use as her and her sister grow up. Definitely a great gift idea for both Cars and Monopoly fans in your home!
Sorry Sliders:


Race your friends your own cool racetracks! Rev through Radiator Springs, tear through Tokyo, power through Porta Corsa and rip through London. But watch out! Oil slicks, traffic cones and radiation zones make it a bumpy ride to victory. It’s time to put your sliders skills into top gear!


My Review:


This is one game that I did not play with my girls, however, my husband and I tried it out. We just felt that there was no reason to frustrate my girls with a game that was too above them. That said, Sorry Sliders Cars Edition is a fun game for families who children are ages six and over. There is a lot of set up to do prior to playing the game, such as placing stickers and pieces in the proper places. Once that is complete, its game on! We really enjoyed the game, and again, its going to be a game that will be used for years to come in our family.






Memory:


REV your engine for a speedy match! Kick start your memory as you try to match picture cards of your Cars 2 buddies. Each match puts your car on a straight course for the finish line. It’s Lightning McQueen against Francesco! Zoom and win the checkered flag!


My Review:


The Cars 2 Version of Memory is so much fun! Along with the original cards to flip and find matches, this updated version of the game also has a game board! To tell you how much we have enjoyed this game, we have played it at least once a week since receiving our pack from Hasbro....at least 3 times. The girls are also asking to play the Cars matching game, and I will gladly do it. A great family game that even my almost three year old (she will be three in a few weeks) has enjoyed. Albeit, her attention span does not last the whole game, she is quickly catching onto the concept of it. My almost five year old LOVES this game and already has suggested it as a gift for one of her cousins for Christmas. I would highly agree and give this game a huge thumbs up.






Trouble:



ARE YOU PRETTY GOOD AT THIS RACIN’ STUFF LIKE ME? ...LET’S SEE! Well, hey there fellow racers! Get ready for the ultimate dash to the finish! Watch out where you move – if you crash into your opponent you can send ‘em back home. But be careful ‘cause they can do the same to you. The first to get all 4 cars into Victory Lane wins!
FEATURING MATER AS THE POP-O-MATIC DIE-ROLLING BUBBLE!
My Review:
Out of the five games we received from Hasbro to help promote Cars 2, this is by far the family favorite. I am not sure if its the Pop-O-Matic Mater (my girls' favorite to be sure) or the ease of understanding for playing (a great game for pre-schoolers and early elementary to be sure) but we have played Trouble ALOT during the couple weeks that we have owned it. Definitely a game that will be played for a long time to come in our house. 
All these games will give your family hours of fun and great times. I highly recommend any of the games above for the Cars fan in your life. They would be super birthday gifts, and looking down the road, Christmas gifts too! 
BUY IT: All these games are available at your favorite retailer of Hasbro games like Toys R Us, Target, and Wal-Mart!
 
WIN IT:
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will
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CARS 2 Games Prize Pack 
featuring:

Trouble, 
Memory, 
Operation,
 Sorry Sliders, 
and 
Monopoly


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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO CANADIANS ONLY
GIVEAWAY ENDS JULY 10, 2011
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
***I received a complimentary set of the games above, courtesy of Hasbro Canada, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***



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