Thursday, April 21, 2011

Monkey Pod Games - Review and #Giveaway


At Monkey Pod Games you will find a huge variety of wooden brainteasers, puzzles, and family games. On the fun side they have created games that can be used for a great family night and  have developed brainteasers which can be solved by oneself or as a team. Many of their puzzles are also educational which build mathematical awareness as well as social and analytical skills.

Monkey Pod Games is named after the Monkey Pod tree, which is the wood from which the puzzles are made.  Monkey Pod Games challenged me once before with their games and I'm glad to have them back for Terra's Two Year Blog Bash.


The Monkey Pod Games Wooden Tangram Set - Large Shape Cards is a game of people, animals, and objects to replicate.  It includes fifty glossy silhouette cards with three categories of silhouettes, animals, people, and objects.  The object of the puzzle is to form a specific shape using all seven wooden pieces without overlappig any of them.  There are varying degrees of difficulty, with solutions printed on the back of each card.

This Tangram Set is a game of focus and problem-solving abilities.  Me, my husband, and the kids have all worked to replicate shapes on the cards.  Some were fairly easy, while others took a lot of mental strength.  Sometimes the kids would get frustrated and want to give up, but they were elated when they were able to solve the cards that had a higher degree of difficulty.  The wooden storage box is crafted beautifully and makes it nice to store all the pieces in. 


The Enigma Collection:  Metal Brain Teasers Gift Set II is a collection of four brain teasers designed to make you think and envision the solution as you twist and turn the parts in an effort to separate the pieces from each other.  The four brain teasers, each made of coated metal, come in their own box constructed of hand-crafted wood.

Just looking at the metal pieces, you wouldn't think it'd be that hard to separate the pieces.  It took me some time, however, to figure out what moves I needed to make for the pieces to come apart from each other.  It was definitely an exercise of the brain, but I enjoyed the challenge.  My husband was able to figure it out quicker than I was.  I have the rectangular wooden box with the pieces inside displayed on my end table in the living room.  A few people that have come over to visit have spent time with the brain teasers, seeing for themselves if they can figure them out or not.  They're a perplexing, but pleasing test of the mind.

The puzzles, books, and games at Monkey Pod Games have varying levels. If you're a genius (and I'm not!) you can purchase books and brainteasers that will show your true skill. There are also kid's learning puzzles for the younger ones to explore and play with. And there's something for everyone in between.

Win It!

One person will win a Enigma Collection: Metal Brain Teasers Gift Set II and a Monkey Pod Games Wooden Tangram Set.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with a product you'd like to try from Monkey Pod Games.

Extra Entries:

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"Like" Monkey Pod Games on Facebook.

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Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

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Have my button on your blog.

Have Terra's Two Year Blog Bash button on your blog, +1 entry.  If you added the button early and left a comment at the announcement post, +5 entries.

Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky, +3 entries.

One extra entry per relevant comment for commenting on any NON-GIVEAWAY post. Comments must be made during the duration of this giveaway. Come back here and tell me where you commented.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA.  Giveaway ends 5/6/11 at 8 pm CST.  Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from Monkey Pod Games.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

111 comments:

Bobbie Mackey said...

i love these types of puzzles!
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JR911 said...

I like the Triangle Pyramid - 9 Puzzles to Solve

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Also like the Giant Star Puzzle - Extra Large Wooden Brainteaser

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I like the chinese checkers

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I would like to try the Place It! Fit the Ts game
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4given1 said...

I would love to have the Wooden Sudoku Board.
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I would love to have the Large Tumbling Tower Game with a Wooden Box for my girls.
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Domestic Diva said...

I like the large tumbling tower game with a wooden box.
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I also like the My First sudoku puzzle.

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The Laverty's said...

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I like the tic tac toe 3D
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wizardewu said...

I would like to try the Matching Wheels ouzzle.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

the Tangled in Cheese - Release the Mouse

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Howell said...

I would like to try the Domino Cube.
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Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite item is the the Giant Star Puzzle - Extra Large Wooden Brainteaser
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Tiffany Christie said...

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Godzilla's Mom said...

What a cool box of brain teasers, I used to love these when I was younger, and now I've got a son to teach how to reason out the answers! Sounds like a perfect set for a rainy afternoon. Thanks!

I also like http://www.monkeypodgames.com/The-Tower-of-Babylon-Puzzle/M/B0017Y4SFG.htm as a puzzle as well as a fun display piece of art (when solved)

Lim said...

I'd probably enjoy the Mensa Exercise Your Mind Math & Logic Puzzles, but dang they're expensive.

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I would like to try the Locked Ring Disentanglement Puzzle.

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wildcat32 said...

I like the Shut the Box - Practice Math with Fun.

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crystletellerday said...

Chinese checkers cause i used to play them with my grandma when she was alive

Sarah said...

I'd like to try "So You Think You're Smart: 150 Fun and Challenging Brain Teasers."

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I'd also like to try the Soma Cube 3D.

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mogrill said...

Id like the chinese checkerboard.
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susansmoaks said...

i would like to get the Magic Box with 3 Wooden Puzzles Gift Set
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degood said...

I would like to try the ball pyramid puzzle.

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I would also like to try the pick up sticks.

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mary said...

i like the Puppy Puzzle

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i also like the Wooden Othello game

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