I don’t know about you but our family loves games. Our game closet is bursting at the seams with old classics like Hi Ho Cherry-O, games that take hours to play such as The Farming Game and fun strategy games such as Ticket to Ride and The Settlers of Catan. I look for good deals when I visit the thrift store or yard sales and love the fun of finding a few family favorite. I have even found fun uses for games that go unused such as this popular blog post showing a easy DYI craft project using an old scrabble board. As our family grows, I have found that it can be challenging to involve everyone in game play. Monopoly with our older two gets saved for the younger kid’s nap time and Dominion gets pulled out when adult friends visit and our children entertain themselves by building towers with and bouncing on our couch cushions downstairs (true story). It is rare to find a quality game that we can all enjoy together despite our varying age and ability levels.
Because of this I was intrigued to learn about Milliwik’s Dance Charades game which combines the creative interaction of charades with the fun expression of dance all within an open age format.
How to play: You have a 40 second song to charade as many items as you can. However, you can’t just charade the item, you have to make it into a dance move! The other players try to guess what you are dancing and you get a point for every one they guess right. The other players also have purple tokens and they can reward you up to three token points during your turn. After the song is over, you collect your points and tokens and add up your total score and put it next to your dance name (i.e. white thunder, sizzle, etc) on the score pad. A game like this is perfect to modify for younger players because let’s face it, kids LOVE to dance!
Another fun and unique game offered by Milliwik is Splashimals®.
Splashimals® float on the water, stick to the bath wall, are easy for small hands to hold and help your kids with their reading skills. You can match them up, play memory, or mix them up to create new crazy animals like the tur-key (picture shown below). Splahsimals have received some impressive recommendations and press including a feature in babytalk magazine and Nickelodeon’s “toys that teach” feature.
Doesn’t it seem fun to be a game creator where your job is to help others have fun?This is just what the owners of Milliwik do! In their own words,
We love to have fun. We will most likely challenge you to a card-throwing contest with our foam cards, a dance off with our game dance charades, or a battle of the wits with our new game laughing stock. Our end goal is to make you laugh through fun activities and games because that is what keeps us happy. We love to have fun. We will most likely challenge you to a card-throwing contest with our foam cards, a dance off with our game dance charades, or a battle of the wits with our new game laughing stock.Our end goal is to make you laugh through fun activities and games because that is what keeps us happy.
At Mom 4 Life we have been working behind the scenes for the last several months to make some big improvements to our website. I am excited to say that those changes are nearing completion. However, as you may have noticed, we have dramatically slowed down the number of new products we have been adding to the site in order to best focus on our site improvement project. Durring this time, I spoke with David, the CFO (Chief Fun Operator) about his company Milliwik and the products that he and his wife have worked to develop. Despite the fact that now is not the right time for us to consider adding their products to Mom 4 Life, I was excited to learn of their desire to take their company to the next level of sales. They have entered a contest sponsored by WalMart called “Get on the Shelf” and are looking to increase sales so that their company can provide a sustainable income for their family. I was happy to help spread the word about their innovative games (such as the ones mentioned above as well as the many others offered on their website) and give you the chance to win either Dance Charades or Splashimals as well as the opportunity to purchase a game at an amazing 50% off discount.
If you would like to win either Dance Charades or Splashimals: simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below (you must be on our blog to enter so be sure to click over if you are reading this via Google Readers or an email).
In addition to the chance of winning the giveaway, I would encourage you to take advantage of their amazing limited time 50% off special on a few of their select games here by simply entering the code “mom4life” durring checkout. While you are there, don’t forget to show your support for this creative company by voting for them to get “On the Shelf” in WalMart!
Also, if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter the Savvy Naturals giveaway and take advantage of their special “buy one, get one free” offer before it ends!
Please note that this post does contain affiliate links which will provide me with a very small commission on sales made. I also received a sample of the game Dance Charades so that I could preview it before writing about it. I would never write about a product or service that I do not believe you would enjoy knowing about or that I believe to be of high quality.