Sunday, November 9

Race Thomas to the finish line!


Even before I entered the Land of Mom, there were a few things I was plenty aware of.

Sleep is for the weak.

Spit-ups happen at the worst possible moment on your last clean shirt.

And Thomas is king when it comes to kids and trains.

So of course I jumped at the chance to review the new "Thomas' Great Race" boars game from Briarpatch. It's the first Thomas & Friends action game, and is sure to be a hit with the preschool set!

I must have never really grown up because the prospect of sitting down with my kid to play this game actually makes me smile. But since she's too young to understand the concept of a board game just yet, I'm going to be playing "Review Fairy" with my 4-yr old neighbor and wish her a happy birthday tomorrow afternoon!

I'm sure she is going to enjoy learning her numbers to earn enough coal to power the engines of Thomas, James, Percy, and Molly all the way to the finish line. Along the way, B's also going to get hands on practice with sorthing, counting, and color matching skills.

And what's B's mom going to like even more about Thomas' Great Race? I'm going to bet it's the fact that the oversized game pieces were manufactured with safety in mind.

Thomas' Great Race retails for $24.99 and is designed for kids three and up and includes a Great Race track, 24 question cards, 30 coal blocks and game rules. Just bring it along to the next play date for some educational fun or even better, add it to the Christmas shopping list and set it under the tree for your own little Thomas the Engine fan!


For more information about all Briarpatch board, puzzle, card and travel games, click on www.briarpatch.com.


So who wants to win a board game for themselves? To enter, visit the Briarpatch site and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me which game you'd like reviewed next. Contest ends at midnight, EST, on November 16 and is open to US and Canada only. The Winner will have four days from the announcement date to contact me or a new winner will be selected.

As always, extra entries will be available for those who:

* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest and leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"!

Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address in the body of your comment to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

And that's it! Good luck to everyone who enters.

143 comments:

* TONYA * said...

Yay! I have the biggest Thomas fan in the world, but seeing as he's only 2, this would be a fantastic gift for the 2nd biggest Thomas fan in the world, my 4 year old nephew.

I think the Goodnight Moon game should be reviewed next.

Donny said...

I'd like to see a review of the Animal Soup There's Always One Game.

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I tweeted about the contest. However I wasn't able to start following you on Twitter. I got this:
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Kristie said...

I would love to see the Beddy Bye Baby game reviewed!

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Jill said...

The Goodnight Moon game looks cute, so I'd pick that one to read a review about, thanks

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Jesica said...

I'd like to see a review of the Beddy Bye Baby game - it looks adorable

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Anissa said...

I'd also like to hear more about Good Night Moon. The book is such a fav in our house.

jenna said...

I like to see the I Spy Preschool Game reviewed next. We love Thomas is this house!
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Tiffany said...

I'd love to see a review of the Goodnight Moon game. We love that book here!
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Shelly said...

I would like to see the Clothes Pins game reviewed

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I subscribe to your feed

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Rachel said...

Definitely Good Night Moon!

mcoward said...

I would love to see a review on the Thomas count your cars game.
My son Thomas(named after family) is total 100% in love with Thomas the Tank Engine.....

cdziuba said...

How about the Clothespins! Game?

elaine said...

I Spy preschool game for review please!

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Sandy said...

goodnight moon mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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LesleyB. said...

What a cool game. My son LOVES Thomas & Friends :)

LesleyB. said...

I'd like to see Beddy Bye Baby game reviewed next. My boy just pointed & chose it :)

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I've subscribed to your blog :) (Yahoo Reader)

reb said...

I would love to see the Beddy Bye Baby Game reviewed next.

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mverno said...

beddy by baby game

kygirl said...

Goodnight moon

babysmama said...

The Animal Soup-There's always one Game-looks interesting. It's nice to hear reviews if their worth buying. Thanks.
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julied said...

My son loves Good Night Moon so I would like to see it reviewed next.

tutugirl said...

I want to get the Animal Soup card game for my kids.

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Jennifer said...

I would like to see the Goodnight Moon game reviewed! Thanks for an entry!

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agordon10 said...

clothespin

Maja said...

I spy preschool one

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justicecw said...

I would love to see Animal Soup reviewed! justicecw@hotmail.com

cstironkat said...

I would like to see I Spy Spooky Night reviewed. I think the boys would like this.

Casey Becher said...

Please review the Thomas & Friends Dominos.

lorides said...

I think my girls would like the goodnight moon ,thanks
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Annie said...

I would like to have you review "Animal Soup There's Always One Game" next! It looks like a lot of fun!

Thanks

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The Green Yak said...

The Sea Monsters game looks fun; I'd love to hear what you think about it :-)


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Shannon said...

dinosaur of the month club.

Cjnedrow said...

I would like the I Spy Eagle Eye to be reviewed!
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Richard said...

Review The Clothes Pin game.

sweetsue said...

I would like to see a review of A Little Golden Book I SEE YOU! Game. It looks likes a game my granddaughter would love!
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Susan said...

I am interested in the Sea Monsters game.

Felicity said...

Dinosaurs Extinct should be reviewed next.

Ashley said...

My son LOVES Thomas the Train. Perfect!
I would like to see A Little Golden Book I SEE YOU! Game reviewed. Thanks for a chance to win!

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Gotcha on my sidebar! As always!

nbschellhas said...

oohh my nephew would love this!

littlelatina said...

Sea Monsters please

Anonymous said...

My son would enjoy this game. I'd like to see the Nerdy Wordy Crossword game reviewed.
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Julianne said...

I am very interested to find out what you think about Davinci's Challenge next.

As for this Thomas game...my 5 year old (soon to be 6) with autism loves Thomas, as does my 4 year old daughter and I think they would have a blast playing this game with us. Would make a great holiday gift!!!

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

Cherie J said...

Would love to see a review of the I Spy Private Eye Game. Thanks for the contest!

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Becca Ann said...

I think the beddy bye baby looks interesting!

janetfaye said...

I would like Goodnight Moon Game reviewed.

Thank you!

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kristilb19 said...

Good Night Moon would be awesome to learn more about!
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drming said...

My Grandson would love the Goodnight Moon game.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I would like you to review Beddy Bye Baby!

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Sharon said...

I, Too, would like the Goodnight Moon game reviewed...looks great...just want to learn more. THANKS

Sharon said...

am subscribed. Thanks again

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thanks again

Faith said...

You should review the Goodnight Moon Game next, who doesn't love that story? My daughter loves Thomas and would love it if I won that game!

Faith
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samsakara said...

I would like a review done on Dinosaurs, Extinct.

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BriCoble said...

The new I Spy Memory Game 15th Anniversary Edition would be interesting to learn about.

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Thank you

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would like to see a review of Dinosaurs Extinct. Looks like a game my son would really like. Thank you!
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Tanya W. said...

Goodnight, Moon.

vmkids said...

count me in

Marilyn said...

Howe about DaVinci's Challenge? Sounds interesting.

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kathy55439 said...

Alex Clark 63 Piece Puzzle Assortment we love all things Farm animals

Heather said...

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tarahsfoodreviews said...

Goodnight Moon Game

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dvice said...

I like the I Spy Preschool Game. My e-mail is in my profile.

walters123 said...

Beddy Bye Baby game

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Trina said...

we have a big Thomas fan here! I won't say the biggest as I know most little boys think they are the biggest! LOL but a big big fan! I would love to see A Little Golden Book I SEE YOU! Game reviewed!

Louise said...

Do You Look Like Your Dog? Now this sounds like a fun game. I'd like to hear about it.

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Louise said...

I tweeted about this giveaway. Actually that I wanted to win it for my grandson.

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JulieMoe said...

How about the Goodnight Moon game?

donna444444 said...

I would like to see Divinci's challenge reviewed next.
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Shana0825 said...

A day out with THOMAS!!!


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Jessica said...

I 'd like to see a review of the Animal Soup: There's Always One game! Thanks.

Kari said...

The I Spy is the one I'd like reviewed!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!!

sherri419 said...

I would like to see a review of Newton's Apples Gravity Strategy Game!!! Sounds like a fun game to me!!!

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Mtlgrl4evr said...

I'd love to see a review of the Good Night Moon game. It looks cute!

SeahorseLady said...

They make such great toys that are timeless.
I would like to see a review on "I Spy Memory Game, the 15th Anniversary Edition."
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Jinxy and Me said...

I would like to see a review of the I Spy Games. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Renee G said...

I'd like to see a review of the Goodnight Moon Game.

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Christine said...

This game looks so fun! My nephew loves Thomas!

I'd like to see the Goodnight Moon game reviewed. My son was just looking at this game in a toy catalog and wants it for Christmas.

ReinyDey said...

Newton's Apples Gravity Strategy Game looks intriguing to me. I bet it would be interesting and fun to review.

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My Tweet:

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This is a cool giveaway. Kids love Thomas the Train.

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Jennifer R said...

Anything Thomas for my family.... I would love the Thomas ABC Game

DOODLEGIRL said...

Beddy Bye Baby Game

Christy said...

I would love to see how the I Spy
3-D game works. I'm interested to see how the 3-D is incorporated. Thanks for the great giveaway. ecghick@yahoo.com

Steph said...

With Christmas approaching, I think you should review the I Spy Holiday Wishes game.

Anonymous said...

Dinosaur of the month club
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Tonya said...

Goodnight Moon game looks fun

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A Little Golden Book Circle of Friends Game

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klp1965 said...

Newton's Apples Gravity Strategy Game :)

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I would love to see the DaVinci's Challenge up close!
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Tammy said...

The Davinci game

Candie said...

Dinosaurs Extinct game would be great for a review

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I would love to see the Animal Soup There's Always One Game be reviewed next!

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Anonymous said...

Do You Look Like Your Dog? This would be a fun review.

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masonsgranny59 said...

The Goodnight Moon game looks great, so I'd pick that one to read a review about, thanks