Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tri Cross the Strategy Game for Today!



What would you say, if I told you there is a game, that would peak the interest of both girls and boys, from elementary school, all the way through high school, and, Mom and Dad would enjoy playing as well?   This game is not only enjoyable, it is educational. Yet, your kids won't even know they are learning... the only thing they will think they are learning is how to beat their opponent!

What is this game? It is Tri-Cross!

Tri-Cross is an awesome board game that is a cross between Chess and Checkers! This is a great strategey skill building game!  If you are like me, strategy games really are not your thing.  I dare say, that's because you have not played Tri-Cross!  Now let me tell you, I really do not like Chess or Checkers, however, I love Tri-Cross!

My 11year old daughter and I have been sitting down and playing Tri-Cross and we have had such a good time! What is awesome, as a mom, is to watch my daughter play the game and begin to analyze the game, and formulate a strategy. She actually, almost, could not stay in her seat as she played the game. That was because she was anxious to find out how her plan, her strategy, would play out.  At the end of one of the games, she said, okay, that one is not going to work, let me tell you  what I was trying to do... If you knew my daughter, you would know, this is not her typical kind of game! She is one of those girlie girls!   I would not be able to get her to sit down and play a game of checkers or chess.   They appear boring to her.  Tri-Cross is new and exciting, yet you are getting the benefits of games like that, however, it is much more accessible for everyone! (even girlie girls!)

With the variations of play available for the game, you can increase the difficulty level. Additionally, my daughter and I started playing  just the two of us, and have now, brought in my other daughter (14) to play with us. Not only, did she love the game, but by including her into the game, it gives the game a whole new dynamic! Tri-Cross has quickly become the favorite family board game!

Now, as a parent I love this game and what it has to offer. Add in, that I am a homeschool mom, and this game scores even higher! Look what the games' website says about all there is to learn by playing Tri-Cross:

Helps develop skills in the following areas:

  • Logical Thinking

  • Cause and Effect

  • Predicting

  • Interpreting Outcomes

  • Abstract Thinking

  • Memory (In Variations of Play)

  • Visualization


Click here to see a video discussing the game. You can purchase Tri-Cross by visiting their website GamesforCompetitors.com . There are 3 versions of the game, Standard, Eco and the Wood Edition. Prices start at $19.95.  Available on the website you will find more info on the games, as well as some video tutorials on how to play! Which were very helpful for this non-strategic brain of mine!

However, because you are reading my blog, I have good news for you! I have 2 games to give away! I have 1 Eco Edition and 1 Standard Edition. Each will come with a CD-rom that will explain the game! How do you enter? It is simply really.

1) Simply leave a comment below, letting me know you would like to be entered.

For Additional Entries;

a) Follow my blog = 1 extra entry.  You must leave a separate comment to let me know.

b) Share about this contest on your blog = 5 extra entries.  You will need to leave me  a separate comment with a link to your blog within the comment section.

c) Share about this contest on your facebook = 5 entries.  Leave separate comment stating you shared it on facebook.

d) Share about this contest on your Twitter= 5 entries.  Leave a separate comment stating you shared it via twitter.

e) Leave a separate comment telling me how you will use this game.  For example, in your classroom, your homeschool or with your family.

Be sure to leave me your email so I can contact you if you win. Winners are only eligible to win one of the games.  Drawing will be held on Jan. 18th, so get your entries in today!

Some final red tape... you should know that I received Tri-Cross for free, for purpose of writing this review and for this give away.

*******We  have Winners!!!!!! Debbie Phillips won the eco version of Tri Cross and And Jennifer M won the standard version of Tri Cross!!!!!  Congratulations to both our winners. I hope that your families really enjoy the game, as much as ours do! ******

61 comments:

  1. I would love to win one :)

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  2. Looks like a fun game that would be enjoyed at our house. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. We would probably take this game with us in our trailer for use while we're camping. Games are a popular activity while we're relaxing. Although, if it's as fun as you guys say, then we may not be able to leave it in there. lol! :)

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  4. I shared on face book. thank you again for this opputunity

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  5. I would love to win this game. thank you for the oppurtunity.

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  6. I tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MarineCorpsNomd/status/23816416180314112

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  7. Please enter me! Sounds like a fun way to build skills.

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  8. Since my 5 and 7 year-olds have just played lots of checkers with their new CARS checkerboard, this would be a great addition for our 11 and 13 year-olds. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity.

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  9. Great giveaway! We love games. Here's my comment - I also am already a follower.

    April

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  10. I think I'm a follower (=

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  11. I shared on fb.

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  12. Great contest!! Love to win it!

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  13. We would use this game at home. Great for homeschool activities.

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  14. I shared the giveaway on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marinecorpsnomads/posts/184395681590232

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  15. saw a friend's post on FB about your blog and the game. Thanks

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  16. Please enter me! :-)

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  17. ...Oh, I plan on using it in my homeschool and as a family for some fun family game time. :-)

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  18. I'll share on Faebook, not to win the game but to help others know about this opportunity for family fun! BTW, Randy and I tried to make up a game for New Year's to be played by a big group of families - Triple Yahtzee Bunco! However, we gave up after we realized the rules were too hard for all ages to follow. :)

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  19. oh, this sounds like fun!! Enter me

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  20. I'm following your blog via FB

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  21. You made this sound like a great game. Please enter me.

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  22. although I don't homeschool, we do enjoy family games on my husband's day off and we all get VERY competitive so it get rather riotous, LOL!

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  23. I would use it with my family and homeschool.

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  24. I am now following your blog

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  25. posted on my FB

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  27. I would play this game with my kids & since we homeschool it could go for school or family.

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  28. I would love to win this game!

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  29. I posted about the giveaway on my blog.
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    http://homeschoolblogger.com/creativelearners/783412/#comment-1398406

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  30. I posted about the giveaway on my blog.
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    http://homeschoolblogger.com/creativelearners/783412/#comment-1398406

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    http://homeschoolblogger.com/creativelearners/783412/#comment-1398406

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    http://homeschoolblogger.com/creativelearners/783412/#comment-1398406

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  33. I posted about the giveaway on my blog.
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    http://homeschoolblogger.com/creativelearners/783412/#comment-1398406

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  34. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook
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  35. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook
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  36. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook
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  37. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook
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  38. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook
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  39. I will use this game for homeschool game day, which we do once in a while... for family game night... for any time we want a game... I am sure the boys who love chess and checkers will play against each other... that is how we will use our new game if we win it.

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  40. Thanks for the opportunity to win a free game.

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  41. It would be awesome if I could win one of these! Thanks for the opportunity Jennifer!

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  42. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to trying this with my kids. :)

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  43. Love your blog! Yes, I know I missed the giveaway. :)

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