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Sequence Num6ers + the family = Fun

The cards have the equations….the game board has the answers. Each card has an addition or subtraction equation. Match a card to it’s correct answer on the board, then place your chip there. Groups of numbers are color-coded to help with number recognition. When you have 5 of your chips in a row, you’ve got a SEQUENCE! Learning math is fun when you play by the numbers… SEQUENCE NUMBERS!

The board has 64 squares with numbers 1-30 appearing 2 times. Use your cards to solve simple addition and subtraction equations and then place a chip on the correct answer on the game board to either build your sequence or to block your opponent. The cards and numbers on the board  are color coded to help with matching problem to answer. The math problems are simple yet some require borrowing and carrying skills.

Plus cards, Minus cards, and Free spaces add to the strategy of the game. This is a wonderful game for everyone in the family. And a great home school game. For 2 to 6 players ages 7 to adult. The game includes the folding game board, playing cards, playing chips and instructions. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website.

Thanks everyone for entering!

The winner of the Jax Sequence Num6ers Game is: Cafe Man

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Timestamp: 2012-11-17 13:38:25 UTC

Enter the Giveaway to Win the Sequence Num6ers Game

To Enter The Giveaway [2 ways to enter]

(1)Leave a comment telling me you’d like to win the Sequence Num6ers Game. That’s all there is to it. 

(2) Subscribe to Notes From Dawn and leave a comment here telling me you’re a follower.

Pick the entries you would like to participate in and remember to leave a separate comment for each one so I can use Random.org to pick the winner! Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. Contest ends November 16 @11:59 pm est. (available only to US residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from Random.org. The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.

I received the Num6ers Sequence game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This month’s Jax game is

Inspiring stories within the Bible. Now children and adults can learn about the Old and New Testament as they play the fun game of SEQUENCE. Pictures representing Bible stories are displayed on each card and the game board  The cards also include a story title and scripture reference. Players match the picture on a card to the same picture on the board, then place their chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game! It’s the fun, challenging game of BIBLE SEQUENCE.

The game board looks like the bible where simple illustrations- both on the game board and on the playing cards- depict a biblical story. It’s recommended for players 6 through adult. Any younger player can simply match images and older players can benefit from the scripture verse(s) that is included on each game card. Do you know where the story of David and Goliath can be found in the bible? Do you know all the verses that mentions Jesus feeding thousands?

The game can be played by 2 or 3 individual players or 4 to 6 players if played in a team. The directions are super easy and the game is super fun. In addition to family time, it would be good as a Sunday school game or as a home school game; there are many different spins that you can put on this game to reinforce learning like saying the book reference out-loud or taking the time to look up the verse during the game.

Luck, strategy, and lots of opportunities to learn more about the bible’s stories.

Contents of the game include the folding game board, playing cards, playing chips and instructions. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website. As with the previous Jax game I reviewed, everything is quality made to last for many enjoyable game times.

I received the Bible Sequence game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Fall is here – officially starting tomorrow – and the cooler, shorter days make it the perfect time to play some indoor games. I am thrilled with the opportunity to review for Jax and to feature a Jax game each month along with a giveaway!

The assortment of Jax games is as varied as the fall foliage. September’s feature is Sequence States and Capitals.

Each card has the name of a capital with its location shown on the state. Players match the state’s shape and color on the card to the same state and shape and color on the board, then place a chip on that space. When you have five in a row it’s a SEQUENCE . Players of all ages will have fun learning the states and their capitals while enjoying the fun, challenging play of the SEQUENCE game.

We find that this game involves both luck and strategy. The strategy comes in making the most of the cards you have and in where you place your chips. Part luck, part strategy, all Fun! This is obviously a great educational game for kids but it is equally enjoyable played by adults. Do you know ALL your states and capitals? It’s recommended for ages 7-adult but I think some younger kids would be able to play with help. 

The game can be played by 2 players/teams or 3 players/teams. There are three colors of marker chips (green, purple, and orange) and the number of cards dealt to each player depends on how many play. The easy to understand directions gets the game quickly underway and it is a game that scores high on wanting to be played again.

above: game board shows two players; the purple player has a sequence

below: game board shows three players; the orange player completed a sequence

Contents of the game include the game board, playing cards, marker chips, and directions including a US map. The complete directions to the Sequence States and Capitals game can be viewed on the Jax website. The game board folds into the box for easy storage and all contents of the game are nicely made.So what do you think? I recommend it as an awesome gift, as a home school game, or for a fall evening get-together.

 

The winner is: Heather from Columbus, Ohio

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Timestamp: 2012-10-01 10:46:04 UTC

 

 

Enter the Giveaway to Win the Sequence States and Capitals game

To Enter The Giveaway [2 ways to enter]

(1) Leave a comment telling me your state and capital.

(2) Subscribe to Notes From Dawn and leave a comment here telling me you’re a follower.

Pick the entries you would like to participate in and remember to leave a separate comment for each one so I can use Random.org to pick the winner! Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. Contest ends September 30 @11:59 pm est. (available only to US residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from Random.org. The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. 

I received the Sequence States and Capitals game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Here’s my July book pick from Storey Publishing

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Have you been to the beach this Summer or planning an ocean trip soon? Storey Publishing has a fun – and educational  – workbook called Sea Life Games & Puzzles. It will keep kids of all ages entertained while taking a real or imaginary trip to the beach!

Sea Life Games & Puzzles

101 Brainteasers, Word Games, Jokes & Riddles, Picture Puzzles, Matches, and Logic Tests for Ocean-loving Kids

Cindy A. Littlefield

Kids will have hours of fun learning more about their favorite sea creatures and ocean phenomenas as they work their way through puzzles, games, brainteasers, and jokes. Lead a clownfish through a coral maze, determine which oyster is hiding the pearl and figure out which ocean creatures are called lemons (sharks), cows (manatees), and barbers (fish). All in all, it’s a guaranteed whale of a good time — and that’s no fish story!

Sea Life Games & Puzzles is a workbook with a variety of activities, both fun and informative, for everyone. “Grab your pencils and dive in”

A dolphin is a whale? Yeah, I knew that!

My thanks to Storey Publishing for allowing me to review this book. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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eeBoo

EeBoo offers educational games and gifts. Their toys and gifts are 100% original and encourage literacy, storytelling, drawing, imaginative play, and basic math.

This is a new-to-me company and I highly recommend the craft products and the art game that they sent me to review.

The first is the Crepe Paper Nova. The Alpha Centauri. This is a kit containing 200 strips of crepe paper in 3 colors and string. Simply follow the six steps to create a Nova that’s ready to hang. ages 8+.

The next is the Felt Sheets. There are five felt sheets in assorted berry colors. The sheets are a large 12 inch by 12 inch size to create with. This is not a kit but inspiring ideas are on the back of the package. ages 5+.

My favorite is the Felt Mosaic. This is called a game on the website but the box describes it as “a beautiful introduction to color, form, and design“. It contains 72 felt triangles, flocked board, and 100 practice images. ages 5+. I need to say it again…this is my favorite. It is a unique product and is fun for ALL ages! For younger children, it is an excellent tool for learning colors and numbers. It would be an entertaining travel activity; easy to pack and use in the car. Also, a great addition to any art curriculum. The cards are grouped into categories that cover such principles as: elementary figures, simple objects, patterns, negative space, implied continuity of line and form, perspective, color, color and translucency, representational imagery, and the alphabet. 

SO

MUCH

FUN

Visit the eeBoo website to see all the games and gifts. There are a lot of great Easter gift possibilities.

I received the mentioned products from eeBoo in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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