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Fast-paced, Fidget-friendly Game for Young and Old by Austin-based Company

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Want to bond with your family, offer a break from screen time, and help kids develop critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills? Bring out the family games!

We’ve just added a new game to our collection. As parents of two kids, we actually pat ourselves on the back for this one, since it is… can you guess?... yep, a game for 2! Not that we don’t like playing games with our kids, we absolutely do, but this game is perfect for just the two of them: when we’re still working when they get home from school or when we’re busy cooking or doing other things around the house, or – we just found that out – when we’re traveling! The game is small enough to take on trips and it can easily be played in the car or on the plane.

And pssst, want to know what’s also great about this game? The brain behind it, Project Genius, is Austin-based and woman-owned! Read on to learn more about the game and Project Genius.
By Birgit Sund on February 23, 2023

The Largest Bounce House In The World is Coming to Austin [Giveaway]


The world’s largest bounce house ever assembled is on tour and will make its way to Austin from Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7, 2021!

Featuring 13,000 square feet of inflatable elation, The Big Bounce America is not your average bounce house. People of all ages are invited to get big-air on the basketball court, compete against one another on an obstacle course, and plummet from a giant slide into a massive ball pit outside the main structure. 

Read on for details and to enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets!
By Birgit Sund on October 13, 2021

Brand New Card Games - The Goodge Rules, Spoons and a Spork, Scorzo

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Regal Games gave us a sneak peek at their new card games – a take on classic games with a new twist. We'll be travelling soon and these games are light and fit perfectly in our backpack. We're looking forward to try them!
By Birgit Sund on May 27, 2021

Magna-Tiles® Treasure Hunt Game [Review + Giveaway] ​


With all the extra family time we got last year, we’ve played so many fun games and also tried a few new ones. One of them was Ravensburger’s Magna-Tiles® Treasure Hunt.

This game is recommended for children ages 3 and up. It is for 2-4 players, easy to understand, and – big bonus – even younger kids can play the game all by themselves!

If your kids are Magna-Tiles fans and already have a bunch of Magna-Tiles, this game is even better: while the game comes with genuine Magna-Tiles, it can be mixed and matched with other Magna-Tiles sets, which allows you to extend the game or create a whole new game!

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win your own copy of the game.

By Birgit Sund on January 26, 2021

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth - Board Game of Minds and Magic! [Review + Giveaway]

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth

It’s fall, y’all, and what’s better than cozying up at home with the kids and a fun board game on a cold, rainy day? We just got a new board game and we love it: Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth!

Just like in the classic and other versions of Labyrinth, the goal of this game is to be the first to collect all of your treasures by moving walls and open passages of a Labyrinth, and to foil and block your opponents. Better get your thinking hat on!

Read our review and enter for a chance to win your own copy of the game.
By Birgit Sund on September 23, 2020

Please Help Dart'em Up Stay in Business

We were sad to hear that Dart’em Up, one of our kids' favorite indoor fun place (read our review of Dart’em Up here), is in danger of having to close its doors forever due to COVID-19 and want to help them raise awareness of their ongoing fundraiser. 

Here's a message from Richard McVay, Owner and Founder of Dart’em Up, one of the kindest and nicest persons we've met and who deeply cares about kids. 
By Birgit Sund on August 14, 2020

Fun Party Packs from Freedom Fun USA

Fun Party Packs from Freedom Fun USA - Backyard Movie Theater
Obviously, this is a difficult time for everybody and many local businesses are getting hit extremely hard. We therefore want to use our little platform and help in any way we can.

We asked local businesses to let us know of any products, services, or activities they're currently offering, that can help Austin families keep their kids busy and make this time as enjoyable as possible for their kids and their whole family. In the coming days, we will be introducing those offers on our blog.

Read about Freedom Fun USA's Fun Party Packs.
By Birgit Sund on March 24, 2020

Dart’em Up - A Fun Place For Nerf Nerds Of All Ages [Review + Giveaway]


Got the nerve for Nerf?

If you’ve ever wanted to battle with Nerf blasters in a fun, competitive atmosphere, now’s your chance. Check out Austin’s first indoor Foam Dart Sports Arena and enter for a chance to win an hour of free Nerf fun for the entire family.
By Birgit Sund on February 7, 2020

Holiday Launch Party At The Domain


The Holidays are getting real, don't miss The Domain's Holiday Launch Party! 

Enjoy a family-friendly holiday celebration with fun activities. Read on for more information.
By Birgit Sund on November 12, 2018

Toybrary Austin - Happy Kids, Happy Parents, Less Clutter, Less Waste [Giveaway]


Read on if your kids have a plethora of toys, but all they play with is the cardboard box from your last online shopping order.
Also read on if you’d love to get your child that shiny firetruck or that beautiful doll whose eyes open and close, but new toys are just not in your budget.

Toybrary Austin may just be just right for you.
By Birgit Sund on November 8, 2018

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