Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gift Guide: S'Quarrels Game Review and Giveaway!!!

In my house, we are GAME people. We love games!!! We play them for hours on end, and our favorite thing is to have friends over to play games late into the night! I'm always on the look-out for fun new games, and our friend Bryan recently developed a BRAND NEW and really fun card game called S'Quarrels!

S'Quarrels is the perfect family game! It really is great for ALL ages. As soon as kids can read, they can play this game, and adults love it too! It's entertaining, fast-paced, and pretty simple but with lots of twists and quirks that keep it really interesting. It's a wonderful game to take with you when you travel (I first played it on a camping trip!). If you're looking for Christmas gifts that you know will be original and something they've never seen before, this is it!!! This game was just released at the beginning of November, so it is fresh off the shelves and waiting for families to enjoy it!

The goal of this game is to store as many acorns as you can before winter comes. You play multiple rounds, and the first player to get 50 acorns (or whatever other score you want to choose) is the winner!

My favorite things about S'Quarrels include:

*You never know how long each round will last! There's one 'Winter' card in the deck, and as soon as that card comes up the round is over and you count up your scores. So you don't know whether each round will be long or short. It keeps things exciting!

*It's really a conflict-free game. Since our family plays lots of games that bring out people's competitive spirits (Settlers of Catan, etc), it's nice to play a game that you're not going to argue about.

*It's really interactive. . . you actually get to race to slap the cards the fastest if a certain action card is played!

*The Golden Acorn gives 5 bonus points to whoever has it in their hand when Winter comes. There's also a Rotten Acorn, for negative 5 points. The cards get passed around from hand to hand (especially the Rotten Acorn), but you never know when you'll get stuck with it!

*It's a really easy game to learn, and you can teach people how to play extremely quickly. For full game instructions, go here.

S'Quarrels would make a really awesome stocking stuffer! If you're getting a gift for an entire family or for a child who recently learned to read, this is your game!
You can go here for a whole list of retailers (in Washington or Utah), or to order them online! Each deck is only $12.99!!!

This photo includes images of all the cards in the deck:
Bryan, the brains behind this awesome game, is offering a giveaway of one S'Quarrels game to the lucky winner!

Here's how to enter:
*Visit Squarrels.com and then leave me a comment on this post, telling me something that looks great about this game.

Get extra entries when you:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Become a Facebook fan of S'Quarrels here. And let me know you did!
3. Mention this giveaway on Facebook and link to me!
4. Blog about this giveaway and link to me.
5. Tweet about this giveaway.
6. Grab my blog button off my sidebar, and let me know you put it on your blog.

*Please leave me a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will close on December 15'th! Good luck and happy shopping!!!

65 comments:

  1. i like the fun graphics, sounds like an interesting game, we would love to try it out :)
    jakellcth@msn. com

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  2. Facebook fan of S'Quarrels

    jakellcth@msn. com

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  3. tweeted (cthmommy)

    Squarrels.com GIVEAWAY at !http://veaterfam.blogspot.com

    jakellcth@msn. com

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  4. have your button

    e-mail for access
    jakellcth@msn. com

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  5. I just love the images! They are so cute and make the game loook like a ton of fun!

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  6. Looks lik fun! I like that my 4yo. could probably play it with help, and that it's not "baby" simple, but it's not "grown-up" hard. Great kid game.

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  7. I like the picture of the Rotten Acorn!

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  8. Blogged about it.
    http://thebizzybees.blogspot.com/2009/12/squarrels.html

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  9. Grabbed the cute button and put it on my blog's sidebar.

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  10. Became a Facebook fan! I like that they clarify the rules there. Better than having to call some customer service number.

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  11. It looks like a fun family game.
    ericandsarita at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow your blog.
    ericandsarita at gmail dot com

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  13. our family LOVES playing games!!!! and this looks like a cool one!

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  14. i have your button on my blog... of course :)

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  15. I like the great pictures on the cards. Fun!

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  16. The images on the cards are really cute and my daughter would get a kick out of playing a game with squirrels and acorns since she watches the squirrels in the back yard all the time.

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  17. i love that my 4 year old daughter could play and we as a family could enjoy playing together
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. looks like a fun game. I love the fun nut pictures.

    I am also now a fan on facebook

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  19. Nola B.

    I really like that you set the number you are playing to, so it can change the game every time.

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  20. Nola B.

    I have your button on my blog

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  21. I like that you can learn to count and match with this game!
    Karyn
    karyndontcry(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I like that this is a game that I can expect to be argument free.

    Christine
    dazed1821@aol.com

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  23. I like it that the whole family can play - even the youngest - & the adults won't get bored!
    Thanks!

    mrsthistle at comcast dot net

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  24. I love the easy play yet competitive
    fun game
    a10small@hotmail.com

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  25. I just love how cute they look.
    spiphibus at gmail dot com

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  26. I like the concept of the game. It sounds funny. The cartoon is cute too.

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  27. I follow your blog - stephy905

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  28. I posted your giveaway on facebook

    Stephanie Brenda LaPlante

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=190552152761#/note.php?note_id=190552152761

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  29. I blogged your giveaway

    http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2009/12/squarrels-game-giveaway.html

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  30. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/stephy905/statuses/6416213680

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  31. I grabbed your button

    http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  32. The pictures are too cute!

    hopeiwon at gmail.com

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  33. Cute graphics - especially rotten!
    And I love the sudden ending idea

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  34. This is such a fun game. The cards are great and the pictures are too cute!

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  35. When I'm done playing hte game - I'll use the cards for display they are very cute

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  36. I love the cute pictures on the cards. I love the clever game terms (hoard, ambush, winter, etc.). and I love how easy it is to learn and play with the whole family!

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  37. I think the game is really fun because it always changes up. I also like the fact that if I can't remember a rule, I can always call and ask Bryan. If he's not available, I can make up the rule and the game still continues on.

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  38. I love, love, LOVE card games but how much UNO can a person really take? This is exciting to see NEW games coming out!

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  39. Looks like a game that will fit in perfectly in my eBay store...I just placed my first order!

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  40. I have become a fan on Facebook!

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  41. Mentioned blog and linked to you from Facebook!

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  42. Just posted it on my Games Store's Facebook too (just for fun)

    Howling Fun Games

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  43. the fun graphics pull you in and it looks like a blast
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I love the graphics on the cards and it looks like something the grandchildren would like playing together :-)

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  45. I also follow you with Google

    Deb K

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  46. I am a Facebook fan of S'Quarrels

    Deb S

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  47. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/6675203359

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