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It’s all fun and games with Ka’lide

12 Oct

Another day, another Santa’s little helpers and blog-match mission.

The guys at blog-match have matched us to the guys at imagination games, who sent us the game Ka’lide.

AIM OF THE GAME:

Score points by flicking, bumping and sliding your magnetic pucks onto you’re scoring side of the game mat!

WHAT YOU GET!

One large mat

Magnetic pucks

Note: You will additionally require a pen and paper (not included) to record the scores.

SET UP AND ORDER OF PLAY:

Set up in a room that has lots of space being careful to remove any breakable items away from the playing area.

Establish who’s first by engaging in a “Flick Off”

Closet to 200 point circle wins the “flick off” and therefore goes first.

MAIN GAME:

Each player sits at either end of the playing mat facing one another. Both ends of the mat are colour coded red or yellow. Each player has a total of six pucks each and take it in turns to carefully flick pucks across the mat aiming for the points circles (highest being 200)

IMPORTANT RULES:

If a player overshoots it becomes a dead puck and must be left where they have fallen to the end of the round.

A player can knock or magnetically push another puck into the scoring zone.

For these reasons scores should only be recorded at the end of each round.

Three rounds make up one game of Ka’lide.

WHO PLAYED?

Here comes a heart attack moment, Little man and his sister, my daughter Alice, actually played this game together. They just about managed it without actually killing one another.

VERDICT:

**** We award 4 stars to the imagination game Ka’lide

LAST THOUGHTS:

Ka’lide is very entertaining and is worth adding to your Christmas list.

The game is good at helping aid the development of motor co-ordination as-well as fine motor skills, concentration and hand-eye co-ordination.

The children engaged in a little bickering, but hay what’s new?

As mentioned before Little man tends to be overly controlling a symptom of his Asperger’s syndrome. When his sister scored he found it quite hard to take, with the lack of control over the game and the fact his a sore losers did prove difficult some of the time (though I guess his sisters slight smirk doesn’t help either)!

Over all a fabulous game.

Give it a go and have some fun.

Note: If more than two players are desired this can be done via a knock out game or a team game, full instructions for this are given in the instruction booklet provided with your game.: 

Imagination games: Ka’lide at Amazon

Age 8+ £19.99 RRP 

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Alice reviews the new Zoobles

16 Aug

My little girl is loving her role as one of the three Santa’s little helpers. She is very keen on toys, the littler the better. She has collected everything over the years, from Polly pocket & puppy in my pocket to the littlest pet shop. Can you imagine her excitement and delight when Blog Match offered her  the chance to review the brand new Toy ‘Zooble’ a funky little ball that springs into a magical creature

We received the Zooble called,’Icetasia’ while Alice was away with her Grandmother getting a much needed break from a very demanding Little man. She was delighted to discover her Zooble on her return back home.


Zoobles by Spin master are one of the latest collectible toys to hit the toy market, they are aimed at little girls aged 4 years and above, and come in at least 250 different designs.

Alice-Sara loved her Zooble Icetasia  so much so, that the following day, having opened her Zooble less than 24hrs before she had decided she needed another Zooble ! This resulted in her roping me into taking her on a trip into town where she brought Zooble number two with her packet money.

 Zoobles come in lots of colours and designs, no two are ever the same meaning you are able to a keep adding to the collection without the disappointment of accruing doubles. Alice described the New Zoobles to be ultra cute, fun little magical creatures. Each Zooble comes with its very own habitat and once you have placed your Zooble on its habitat you will see it spring open converting itself from a coloured ball to a funky, yet magical little character. As if, Alice didn’t find this bit fantastic enough she also told me about her joy at discovering that the Zooble contained a hidden but welcomed surprise, a “mini baby Zooble” that is can be found in the Zoobles tummy when popping open. The mini baby Zooble can be removed, joining its mummy on her habitat. Zoobles also have other cool features such as the ability to wiggle their ears, blink eyes and wag their tails when petted. Icetasia had little moving feet enabling  her to stand alone. Alice gave Zooble a very respectable ranking of 9/10

Parental overview

It’s hard  as a parent to keep up with what your children are into as their interest are forever changing (unless your like little man). It was clear to see from the onset that Alice-Sara would love zoobles , as stated she has since added to her collection by getting another Zooble with her pocket-money  which highlights just how much she likes these. Zoobles are new, yet very affordable starting at around £5.99 The fact that the collection is quite extensive means that I can now buy some other designs for both her birthday and Christmas helping her form a collection. Parental ranking is 9/10

Conclusions

Zoobles are available to buy from a range of toy stores including Argos and are on sale now. Spin Master have brought us a very nice little addition to Alice’s toy collection. All Zoobles are very affordable making it a great stocking filler at christmas. I predict that we are going to witness many little girls becoming Zooble crazy this christmas!

Quick note

Zooble have a cool fun site for kids to visit as well as a Zooble fan page on Facebook. The website is very magical with music and videos, Children can visit the different lands to discover what creatures come from where. Facebook fans can gain all the latest information on Zoobles.

Check out some other Zooble reviews from fellow mum’s…

Me and my Kiddy winks

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Seasider in the city 

This review was done as a member of blog match the site that brings both bloggers and brands together. Alice was supplied with a Zooble free of charge for the purpose of the review

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