Spring is nowhere near sprung here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have some giveaway fun!

Raincoast Books does a #PlayTestShare giveaway where we play with, test out, and then share some awesome new games with everyone! There are so many awesome picks this year, it was super hard for me to decide which ones I wanted to test out.

We received two of these games from Raincoast to review, and my girls seriously loved them SO MUCH. They’re actually playing with the blocks as I type! Check out all the prize options, and then scroll down to the bottom to enter to win one of them for yourself!

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Here’s a list of all the items you can choose from if you win:

Alpha Shapes

This modern twist on alphabet blocks offers a new way to see the beauty of letterforms. Adults and children alike can build letters and words out of the 39 colorful wooden pieces, spelling out names or creating personalized messages for display.

My Review:

The girls LOVED playing with these blocks! My five-year-old meticulously copied the letter ideas from the inside of the box (it’s adorable) and then decided to make her own versions of the letters and spelled out all sorts of words! My two-year-old made towers, castles, and cities. These wooden blocks felt very solid and the bright paint makes them perfect for little eyes! The options for creativity are endless – you can make letters, shapes, people, animals, and whole stories out of these blocks. Definitely a perfect gift.

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Pass the Parcel: A Party Game

Everyone wins in this modern take on a classic British party game!  Players take turns unwrapping the parcel to uncover cheeky dares that will soon have the whole group beaming. Under the last layer, there’s an envelope containing a special surprise!

My Review:

Okay, what kid doesn’t love unwrapping presents? I swear the next time they have a birthday I’m just going to wrap a cardboard box in 100 layers of paper! My girls LOVED passing this back and forth and seeing what the fun dare would be – when it got to the “wear something belonging to someone else” dare my five-year-old excitedly ran into my dirty laundry hamper to grab two of my Harry Potter socks! We laughed so hard!

Every time my two-year-old got to unwrap a layer her little face lit up with joy! This is such a simple game but it honestly made my girls so incredibly happy.

This game would be great to use during a road trip! And actually I plan on rewrapping the cards and doing just that! So easy and so fun.

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A hilarious herd of llamas star in this laugh-out-loud twist on the game of dominoes. From Llama-nardo da Vinci to Super Llama (it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . a llama?), kids, families, and llama enthusiasts will have a blast matching heads to tails to complete the chain and win! It’s a goofy gift, a boredom-busting game, and a great way to develop matching and fine motor skills, all in one appealing and colorful package.

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Draw Like An Artist: Pop Art

A collection of eighteen fun and colorful activities for aspiring Warhols, Hockneys, and Lichtensteins ages ten and up, or anyone who enjoys working with color, pattern, and pop-culture imagery, and gaining a better understanding of the 20th century’s most popular art movement. Sixteen perforated pages provide plenty of raw material for collage, drawing backgrounds, and inspiration.

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The Mystery Mansion

Reviving the Victorian craze for ‘myrioramas’, the 20 picture cards can be placed in any order to create seamless scenes. Almost infinite combinations of cards provide endless storyscaping possibilities. Find sinister suits of armour and the aftermaths of strange accidents, butlers with a grudge and glamorous couples where revenge is never far from the surface. With many games to play and millions of stories to tell, each turn of the card is a new adventure. Where will the story take you?

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Crocodile and Friends Animal Memory Game

Fossil, a good-natured crocodile who just wants some peace and quiet, quickly won the hearts of children everywhere in the delightful picture book The Quiet Crocodile. Now Fossil and his friends are back, ready to play, in this fun memory game. The fifty-two cards feature twenty-six charming illustrations of Fossil and his many friends, nested in a handsome keepsake box. An added bonus is a folded poster showing all of the animal friends together, from Fippo the Hippo and Ryan the Lion to Pat the Cat.

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In the Ocean: My Nature Sticker Activity Book

The world’s oceans are home to many different species and plants, from tiny organisms like plankton to the world’s largest animal, the blue whale. Deep down in the seas’ depth, you will even find some monstrous-looking creatures that seem to have come straight out of a fairy tale. Vivid digital illustrations help introduce a variety of aquatic creatures in this addition to the My Nature Sticker Activity Book series.

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After Dinner Amusements: Which Would You Choose?

With 50 hilarious and thought-provoking questions asking players to choose between two equally good, unpleasant, or absurd scenarios, this revealing party game leads to interesting conversations and good fun for all ages!

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Bob the Artist: Dominoes

Bob the Artist, first introduced in the quirky Bob the Artist picture book, loves to paint with brightly colored splashes, but he has got into a bit of a mess. Help Bob clear up his paints by matching the colors and numbers in this fun game of dominoes. A wonderful concept game for toddlers!

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Well there you have it! So many awesome prizes to choose from!

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