Monday, November 8, 2010

Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game Review and Giveaway (Closed)

We are quickly becoming big Dinosaur Train fans in my house.  For years, Mason's older cousin is into dinosaurs of all kinds, shapes, and sizes.  Now when he comes over to visit with Mason, they will sit together and watch Dinosaur Train.  Seeing this happening, I was very excited to have the opportunity to review, Pressman's new Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game.

Right off, the packaging is eye catching!  You have the bright and colorful character of Dinosaur Train right on the cover!  The game board and playing pieces are just as attractive.  The greens, blues, and yellows used to create the landscape and train tracks are very inviting.  It makes you want to jump on in and get the game started!

To start off, you have to choose a familiar character from the show - Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, Cory, Tank, or Mr. Conductor.  The object of the game is to move along the tracks through the three dinosaur eras, Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.  You win the game by advancing closer to and being the first player to reach the nest.  Mr. Conductor tells you how many spaced to move.. There are also "Stopwatch" spaces that let you move closer to the nest and "Dinosaur Crossing" spaces that send you backwards.  The first player to reach the nest wins!

The Dinosaur Train All Aboard game is a great game that the whole family can enjoy.  It is age appropriate for the 4 and up crowd and it engages children to continue practicing numbers, counting skills, and critical thinking skills.  If you are already a fan of Dinosaur Train, you will easily see how this game brings the educational aspects of the show to the game.

This game is recommended for ages 4 and up and is for 2-6 players.  It includes the game board, pocket watch spinner, 7 movers, 6 stand movers, and the rules of the game.  It retails for about $12.00.

If you are not yet familiar with the hit TV show, Dinosaur Train, here is a little bit of information about it from 360 Marketing and Communications Company:

"Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that pre-schoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains.  This top-rated, award-winning series, which airs on PBS KIDS, encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history, and paleontology.

The stars of Dinosaur Train are Buddy, and adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family who board the Dinosaur Train to embark on adventures to prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes, and oceans.  Paleontologist, Dr. Scott Sampson, is also featured."

Check out more about Dinosaur Train at  You will find additional learning resources for parents and teachers like activities, games, videos, and more.

Congratulations to Danielle M!  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.

There are four things you can do to earn an entry.  Please fill out the form for EACH entry, including each bonus entry.  You may enter once per day, including multiple entries.  Multiple entries other than daily entries will be deleted.  This Giveaway will run from 12:30pm on 11/8/10 to 12:30pm on 11/15/10.

Jim Henson and Pressman Toys provided me with the product reviewed above in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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