Sunday, May 27, 2012

Battle It Out With Battleship!

One of my favorite board games to play as a child and teen was Battleship. It is a game that has survived the introduction of so many other games, and yet is still one of the top selling games around. It`s strategic, fun, and get`s you thinking but its one that the whole family can get into. And thanks to the recent motion picture release of the same name, Battleship is becoming popular with a whole new generation. 

Recently Hasbro Canada provided three great Battleship themed products for my family to try out and I cannot wait to tell you all about them.

Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game:

You are at the helm in the fight for the future of the planet. Will you command the Alien Fleet or defend the Human Navy? Scan the battlefield for locations to conceal your highly-detailed, movie-based ships. Then, brace yourself for search-and-destroy battle intensity as you compete with the enemy to keep your ships afloat. Choose from three game variations for edge-of-your seat excitement!
Includes 2 game units, 5 Navy ships, 5 Alien ships, 2 Decks of Special Ops cards, red & white pegs, rules and reference card.

KRE-O Battleship Alien Strike Construction Set:
With 277 bricks and other construction pieces, you can build your own battle against alien invasion! Build an alien ship and firing weapons for your KREON figures! Your Alien Pilot and Alien Gunner figures can crew the alien ship while your Raikes and Hopper figures ride their skiff into battle against them! Look inside the package for weapon building ideas. Build and rebuild their weapons for exciting blasting action in the sky, on the ground or in the water!
Build the awesome alien strike vehicle and Navy scout boat! 2 customizable missile launchers with firing missiles! Opening cockpit! Moveable wings! Capture claw! Works with leading construction brands!
Includes 277-piece construction kit, Raikes KREON figure, Hopper KREON FIGURE, Alien Pilot KREON FIGURE, and Alien Gunner KREON FIGURE.
Product does not float.

KRE-O Battleship U.S.S. Missouri Construction Set:
In your imaginary battles, the aliens are powerful and well-armed, but luckily, you’ve got the incredible armaments of the U.S.S. MISSOURI at your command. Missiles, torpedoes, machine guns and the most highly trained KREON figure commandos are ready to take on the otherworldly threat in this flagship building set from KRE-O! Build it and pretend to join the battle!
If you want to be on the cutting edge of brick play, and imagine yourself on the front lines of a battle to protect the Earth, KRE-O BATTLESHIP Building Sets are for you. High-octane, in your face action building is yours, with the sets that let you build like you play – without limits!
Build the mighty U.S.S. MISSOURI! 6 customizable missile launchers with firing missiles! 3 interior levels – including central control room, captain’s navigation tower, and soldier sleeping barracks with alien examination room. Working crane lifts the attack boat! Works with leading construction brands!
Product does not float.
My Review:
To be honest, these three great products were tested by my husband and I, as my girls are a little young to really enjoy them. That said, we had a great time reliving our childhoods when playing Battleship, and my husband (a huge fan of Lego) loved building the two construction sets we were sent. I warn you there are a lot of pieces, so definitely stick to the age recommendations of 7 and 8 years + for these sets. Both the sets and the game are the perfect gift idea for the Battleship fan in your life. Both kids and adults alike will be battling the aliens with these great toys! I was especially impressed with the fact that Kre-O used an actual military ship for its construction set, and included information about finding more about it online. Perfect for all families, including those that homeschool. Kre-O definitely stands up to brand names like Lego, and I look forward to purchasing Kre-O products in the future for my nieces and nephews.
I highly recommend the above products and give them a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase the above products at your favorite toy retailer.
***I received a complimentary set of the above products, 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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