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Hasbro games | Family game nights

I have fond memories of family game nights from when I was younger.  On stormy nights and the power goes out, my sisters would bring out the Boggle set, our first of several family fave Hasbro games.

On other nights, it would be just shadow play or a deck of playing cards. Sometimes we’d get together with our cousins and play hide-and-seek in the vast backyard of Lolo’s house.

Fast-forward to today… I try, whenever I can, to hold game nights with my family too. Unfortunately though, we often prefer chips-and-TV night. So, pfffffffft to us.

But yes, we do have Scrabble and Boggle sets. One of the girls also recently got an UNO deck of cards from a friend. Sporadically we’d play them, and yes, we actually have fun!

Last Saturday, I was invited by Color Mix Corporation, the exclusive distributor of the Hasbro games, to a gathering of mommy bloggers at Borough Restaurant, Podium. Our hosts introduced us to Hasbro’s line of family games. More importantly, they spoke about the importance of having family game nights.

Hasbro games family game night
The group played a round of Taboo, one of the Hasbro games exclusively distributed by Color Mix in the Philippines. Thanks to Rowena (of Animetric’s World) for extending the invite!

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Gift idea: Banding with Jelly Bandz

The Jelly Bandz phenomenon is now in the Philippines!

Last week, I received in the mail a package from Jelly Bandz, a fashion craze among kids today. Jelly Bandz, in fact, is listed in Amazon’s Top 10 best-selling toys and games.

My kids eagerly tore up the package and tried some on:

They are cute! And yes, these Jelly Bandz do make great conversation pieces among the kids. My ever-sociable dear V made a new friend at the playground because of her Jelly Bandz. (Well, V always makes new friends nga naman pala, hehe)

As expected, V loved the Jelly Princess collection, while Nate was very amused with the Dinosaur-shaped bands. The themes, such as numbers, animals and fruits, add an educational dimension to the bands.

Oh yeah, Nate, as most of you know, has skin asthma. He would usually get rashes from prolonged skin contact with irritants like rubber. Guess what? His skin had no reaction with Jelly Bandz. It’s probably because the bands use good-quality rubber, which is also the reason why the bands do not easily go out of shape.

Jelly Bandz are a great Christmas gift idea for young kids over 3. At just Php49.00 per pack of 12 bands, these cute and fashionable accessories (either for the wrists or the hair) will be loved by your kids, your nephews and nieces, your friends’ kids and your kids’  friends.

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