Sunday, 23 December 2018

festive family games ( ‘When in Rome’ Alexa is Gamemaster )

So its that time of the year once again time when once all of the gifts have been opened and the turkey and stuffing has been eaten you can watch the queens speech or you could play a game ( to be fair you could do both! ) 

The travel trivia game where real people ask the questions! Visit twenty cities, meet the locals and make new friends... without ever leaving home. Alexa is your game show host, teaching you how to play, asking questions, introducing you to locals in each city and keeping score.

You can buy your own copy of the game via Amazon 

When In Rome is now fully compatible with Echo Buttons. Go head to head with your opponents using Buttons for even more drama and excitement!

Try the game for free with the When In Rome Question of the Day. Travel to a new city and meet a new local each week and answer a new question every day. Just ask "Alexa, open When In Rome"!

*** Full game requires "When in Rome" board game (£24.99) to play. Out now on ***

*** Toy of the Year Finalist & Parents Choice Award Winner 2019! ***

At first i was a little worried as most go the time our Alexa will say " hmm i don't know " when i ask her a question ! and to be honest we use her mostly for a radio, So i was very pleased at just how easy it was to set up the game and to play. 

Not only is the game app free , Alexa will keep score and this stops anyone from cheating ( something my family is known for! ) She is also game master so no need to pick a player to always read out the questions. 

We all found the game really fun and the children ( and i ) learnt a lot from our quizmaster Alexa . The aim of the game is to travel around the world making friends with the locals and picking up souvenirs along the way, the  questions  come in a range of categories (from slang and language to food and drink, and even random and strange)! Answering questions correctly will reward players with valuable souvenirs and earn them Explorer Points. 
 (Smart speaker not included)

The game is targeted at over 13 but i think if under 13 year olds are paired with adults they will do fine and also enjoy this game, its definitely impressive alone with the fact that your speaker can become quizmaster i enjoyed this game and i can see us playing it lots over the christmas period, This game would also make a great gift for a travel fan or as an add on gift if you have brought an Alexa product for an loved one this year, 

( I received a review copy of When in Rome, all opinions are my own.)

festive family games 2018 ( Frenetic )

So its that time of the year once again time when once all of the gifts have been opened and the turkey and stuffing has been eaten you can watch the queens speech or you could play a game ( to be fair you could do both! ) 

So its that time of year when families and friends get together and the board games come out, This game Frenetic is a fast paced word game race to the finish line, all you will need is two or more people ( suggested age is 8 plus and i feel this is right as my six year old did struggle and ended up joining me and we made a little team ) You don't take turns everyone plays at once this made it much more fun when playing in a large group as sometime people can get fed up while waiting for a turn. within the game box you will find letter tiles, pencils, timer, board and paper pads. 

FReNeTiC combines skills, strategy and a little bit of luck. Now i was a little bit skeptical when we first played as i thought the game looked really hard , it’s really easy to play tho. The board is actually the Periodic table and you have to make words using the letters within the chemical element symbols.

For example : Ba Na Na = Banana = 78 points! Amazingly there are over 10,000 words that can be created using combinations of the element symbols of the FReNeTiC game board.

We played for oven an hour and i can tell this will become a family favourite  within our house hold, the game is fairly priced at £22.99 via john lewis the game would also make the perfect gift for for any game lover or science wiz ! FReNeTic will definitely be coming out on christmas day for some festive family fun. 

I was sent a cope of the game in exchange for a honest review. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

#MyAquaphor Challenge

"This post is an entry for the BritMums #MyAquaphor Challenge, sponsored by Eucerin. Discover the benefits of Eucerin" 

I have to be so careful with my skin due to having Eczema , the skin on my hands in the winter can become very dry and sore if I don't look after them. But I don't really have much of a skincare routine or any kind of go to products. I started testing out the Aquaphor soothing skin balm with a pretty open mind, I found the balm was better for my to use before going to bed as I didn't have time in the mornings to let the balm soak into my skin, it's a very thick balm and it has no smell at all but this for me is a plus point. I have been using the product for nearly two weeks now and I have noticed that my hands feel softer and I havnt had any kind of reaction to the balm. It's been really nice to get myself into a very basic skin care bedtime routine, I keep my balm next to the sink in the bathroom and once I've brushed my teeth and gotten into my pjs I use the product. You only need a very small blob of balm as like I said it's very thick. 

This is a product I would use again and I would also recommend it to friends and family with sensitive skin like myself. 

The balm can also be used on nails, lips, face and even on new born babies skin. It only had x7 ingredients, Aquaphor is gentle enough to be used on highly sensitive skin, irritated skin and also nappy area on the wee ones. Eucerins Aquaphor soothing skin balm protects the skin by creating a breathable protective barrier, this allows oxygen and water vapour to circulate to and from the skin, allowing the skin to 'breathe' and strengthen its natural barrier function.