Monday, November 7, 2011

GUBS Game - Review and Give-away

We are big fans of Gamewright games. Over the last few years we have collected quite a few of their card games, including Sleeping Queens, Frog Juice and Zeus of the Loose. We especially love Rory's Story Cubes. You can read an earlier review of a few of Gamewright games **here**. 

Gamewright card games are fun for a variety of ages.The games win all kinds of awards and are unique and creative while teaching kids. They make fantastic stocking stuffers for Christmas. They even have a selection of party games for adults. We are fans of Who Would Win and Joe Name It. Their small size make them very portable and we took them along on our vacation last summer.

Utah Dad, Neal and I were excited to try out one of the newest games from Gamewright. It's a card game called GUBS (a fascinating little creature). It's a game of wit and luck. Keeping with the style of Gamewright games, the illustrations are colorful and fanciful. Really, this game is just so creative. Each player is trying to build the largest colony of Gubs. There are barricades and traps and hazards and events that happen along the way. Our initial assessment was that the rules were pretty involved and we worried that we might not have the attention span to "get it". It is definitely a game for older children (10+) and adults, but we caught on quickly and have enjoyed playing it.

We've been playing GUBS every evening since we got it (even though I consistently get beat by Utah Dad). We just played it again and I lost 2 out of 3 games. I obviously need to work on my strategy. I had to redeem myself by beating him soundly at Frog Juice. It really is a lot of fun.

And it's about to get even more fun for one of my very lucky readers.
Gamewright has generously offered one copy of GUBS as a give-away on my blog.
Are you so excited? Here's the deal :

1. You must be a follower of Utah Mom's Life Blog.
2. You must leave a comment on this post. (If you already own a Gamewright game, tell me which one. This is not required to win).
3. You can receive up to 3 extra entries by doing the following and then leaving additional comments about what you did:
   **  "Like" Gamewright on Facebook.
   **  Post and link to this giveaway on Facebook.
   **  Link to this giveaway on Twitter.

(I would include those cute little buttons to make it easier for you to put in on Facebook and Twitter but I haven't figured out how to make it work on my blog yet.)

The contest will be open to entries until Thursday, November 10th at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the morning on Friday, November 11th. This contest is open to US residents only.

**I received a complimentary copy of GUBS in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.


Jen said...

i am a follower of your blog. i love games! this one looks fun :)

Mom of 12 said...

I'm a follower and I've never heard of Gamewright. But I'm going to go like them on Facebook right now! Hope I win...we love games too!

Mom of 12 said...

Liked them on Facebook!

Cassie said...

We're always the last ones to learn about new games in our just once, it would be nice to INTRODUCE the new game to everyone!! These games sound like fun...sounds like something we'll have to check out for Christmas! :)

Ricki said...

I have Forbidden Island and it is my absolute favorite non-party game. I love that I can even play it by myself.
GFC - rickimc
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Julie said...

I'm a follower and we love Gamewright games at our house. Our favorites are Slamwich, Quests of the Round Table, Stone Soup, and of course, Frog Juice. I'd love to give this game a try!

Rheanna said...

We are definite game lovers at our house. At first I wasn't sure if we owned any, so I went to their site and looked. I've PLAYED Sleeping Queens, Aunt Millies Millions, Duck Duck Bruce and In A Pickle. We OWN hit or Miss and LOVE IT!!! This one sounds like lots of fun!

Erin said...

We love games in our family! Got a whole closet full and are always adding more.

Kerri said...

I'm a follower..

eric said...

looks like a fun game!

Catey said...

I am a follower! :)
One of my favorites from Gamewright is PDQ. Love that one.

Booklogged said...

Definitely a follower! We are a big game family and this one looks really fun. I'm headed over to check out the others you mentioned. Thanks, Utah Mom!

Momnerd said...

We love games! I haven't ever heard of them but this one sounds fun!

Momnerd said...

Follow them on FB!

Kathryn said...

I'm a follower :)

Yvonne said...

We love games! I can't wait to win this. Christmas is just around the corner!

Ashley said...

I am a follower! This looks like it would be fun to play!