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Giveaway Results: Castle Knights Board Game

Castle Knights

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Karl (Commenter #11) on winning this great board game! Please check back each Tuesday for a new giveaway!

Christmas is just around the corner and nothing says Christmas like a beautifully wrapped board game underneath the tree. HABA has an expansive selection of games available, in a variety of play styles, sizes and age ranges.

Perhaps the best part about HABA’s games though, is that they grow with children. Most HABA games offer alternate play variations, so as children learn new skills, the game adapts with them. HABA also offers many cooperative games, perfect for families with young children. In these cooperative games, siblings aren’t playing against each other, they’re working with one another to accomplish a common goal. A great example of this type of game is Castle Knights.

The knights are racing to build the towers before King Duncan gets home! Players use a stretchy band, not their hands, to lift and build different castle towers shown on the picture cards. But watch the timer – you have to move quickly. Build a tower on each of the three levels before the King’s arrival. Cooperative game designed for 2-4 players ages 5 and up.

To enter this giveaway, head over to our review and read all about what this board game offers. Come back here and tell me why this would be the perfect holiday gift for your children. Entries will be taken through Tuesday (11/03) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Review: Castle Knights Board Game

Castle Knights

We received a copy of a great new board game that we are so excited to giveaway to you this month too!

It is no secret that our family is a huge fan of great board games. Our board game collection is becoming a threatening tower in our office and I could become a skilled Jenga player trying to pull a game out of the pile. Alas, nothing screams, “FAMILY” to me like a good board game.

Castle Knights is more than a board game though, it actually looks like an heirloom toy that can be handed down from generation to generation. The packaging is sturdy and the pieces of the game are beautifully made and wooden. The price tag on this game reflects the quality workmanship in the pieces and this game will withstand the abuse from my children…and hopefully the abuse of the grandchildren someday!

The game is based around the story of the castle for King Duncan. The knights must hurry to erect the castle towers before King Duncan reaches the castle. Two to four players work together to build the tower using a stretchy band tool with wooden ball holders. The game is intended for children from age five to age ninety-nine.

The skills learned in this game are numerous including coordination of the eyes and hands, team spirit, and the ability to visualize in three dimensions. The most important skill learned for the mother of two squabbling children? Teamwork and cooperation, of course!

Website for More Details: Castle Knights

Suggested Retail Price: $35.00

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