I love free stuff. Who doesn’t?
Especially when times are tough and we would like to be able to buy what we want, when we want.
It is especially nice that there are programs and contests out there where you can receive/win free products.
I recently signed up for a free account from Influenster . A social media hub where getting connected means that you can earn rewards and products to do reviews on.
Here is a statement found directly on their page so you can know a little more specifically what it is all about:
“The Influenster Team ships out thousands of exclusive VoxBoxes every month from brands you know and love (or will soon love) for FREE. Some programs feature an assortment of great products while others spotlight one awesome brand.” Click here to read more: https://www.influenster.com/why-join
This month we were the lucky recipients of a VoxBox.
Let’s see what we got!
When I opened the box I was thrilled to see Monopoly Junior inside!
(I had an unboxing video but, for some reason my phone has decided to “eat” it and I cannot find it anywhere! )
This is one game I was not only looking forward to playing with my kids at some point, but also dreading it…. I remember always losing at monopoly as a kid, the evil empire my brother would build with hotels.
We took out all the pieces, read the instructions and started to play. All the pieces are well made, the colors are vibrant and eye catching.
I have to say that I love the “spin” on properties you can buy! You can buy a theatre, pet store, ice cream parlor etc. Awesome idea for kids instead of just having the traditional properties.
I was the banker, though I think next time I might let my oldest (Nate – he’ll be 7 in December) be in control of this. The math is very simple and easy, no big numbers! Properties cost $1 to $5 and you get $2 for passing Go!
I also liked the idea of having property signs(they have a picture of your player piece on them) to place above the property instead of houses and hotels which can become quite overwhelming for young children when trying to play traditional Monopoly. You simply buy your property and place a sign on it to show that it is already sold.
In keeping with tradition if you land on a sold property you must pay a fee, which is simply the purchase price of the property.
But, if the set of two properties are owned by the same person you pay for both properties.
That’s another thing to note. There are only 2 properties in a set. Simple. Kid friendly.
Playing Monopoly takes time, especially when playing with children 10 and under. It took us about an hour to play the game. But, it also took about 10 minutes to set up and explain the rules.
Patience is needed and I think that is why some parents do not like to sit down and play board games with their kids. It also requires a lot of explaining that there are rules and saying “that’s not fair!” doesn’t work when playing a board game (when everyone is playing fairly, that is!).
Unfortunately, there is always a loser in a game…. and … as always…it was me..LOL! I went brankrupt and could not afford to pay the fee when landing on a sold property. So, that is when the games ends and you count your money. The person with the most money wins. This time it just happened to be Kaelynn!
We had a lot of fun paying this game and look forward to playing it again soon!
***Please note: We received the product complimentary to test and/or review.