Jungle Speed Board Game Review and Giveaway

    My family and I love to play board games.  It is a great way to spend quality time together and it allows us all to unwind after a long week of work and school.  We always try to choose games that will challenge us and make us think as well as allow us to have a lot of fun. It is very important to make time to have this type of interaction with our families.

    We had a great time playing the board game Jungle Speed!  You have to be very observant and exhibit quick reflexes to play this game.  The purpose of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all of your cards.  During each turn, all of the players reveal one card.  If two of the cards are the same, both of the players who threw them down must run to grab the totem that is in the middle of the table.  The player who does not grab it first gets stuck picking up all of the cards that were thrown during that hand.

    This might seem really easy but, there is a catch… Some cards appear to be identical but really aren’t causing players to rush to grab the totem when they shouldn’t be.  Also, some cards cause all of the players to grab for the totem at the same time which is a recipe for a lot of laughter and giggles when you are playing with your children.  The best part was that, while my children were playing Jungle Speed, they were actually using their minds and sharpening their senses.

    Studies have shown that board games, like Jungle Speed, have a positive impact on children’s cognitive development skills and brain motor function. The game play also helps
kids develop valuable skills in patience, cooperation, concentration, teamwork and perseverance. These are all skills that all of our children will benefit from mastering and it is an added benefit that you can be a part of this process by playing Jungle Speed with them.

    Jungle Speed retails for $19.99 and is intended for 2 to 10 players, ages 8 and up.  It is currently the most popular game in Europe with over two million sold and is making its debut this month in the United States.  It can be found at Toy”R”Us, Target, Walmart and other major and individual retailers across the country.  The best part is that I am giving away Jungle Speed to one of you!


Our Sponsor would like to offer one lucky reader of Tough Cookie Mommy a chance to win Jungle Speed to enjoy with their own family!  The winner will be chosen through Random.org.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 29, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name, and a mailing address (no PO Box) or a new winner will be chosen.

Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above to test/review in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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  1. I actually came to follow your blog from a twitter hop (and now I am following on GFC) but I ran across this game review and the game looks pretty interesting! 🙂 I also am now a new fan on FB as well!

  2. I follow you on GFC! 🙂

  3. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted about your giveaway! 🙂

  4. My kids love all games! I think they will love playing Jungle Speed because they will all be grabbing for this totem and laughing when they think they have a match but don’t!

  5. Jenblizzard says

    Facebook fan and left you a comment

  6. Jenblizzard says

    My family loves board games and I think this would be a great addition to our collection. Looks like FUN!

  7. Jenblizzard says

    Following via GFC

  8. I liked you on Facebook.

  9. My family would like this because we love fun games together!  Ruckus is another one with cards.  My daughter also enjoys taking unique games to game day at day care to play with her friends.  Not sure if my son would be ready for this yet – but as he gets older I look forward to full family game nights!

  10. BalancingMama says

    Hello! I am already a FB fan (3 Moms In 1). Entering the giveaway! Amelia is a bit too young for this one, but it sounds like fun! We can make it 3-yr-old friendly for a while until she can play with all the rules. Thx for the chance! 

  11. BalancingMama says

    Already a GFC follower!

  12. BalancingMama says

    I am a Twitter friend already 🙂

    Tweeted:  http://twitter.com/#!/BalancingMama/status/94761775202959360

  13. Modernmommyreviews says

    not entering giveaway, just following from blog hop, follow back please: http://modernmommyreviews.blogspot.com/

  14. My girls are still really young, but I can’t wait for family game night!  I’m following you from Monday Monkey Hop!  I hope you’ll check out the great giveaway I have going on!

  15. Angie Ukena says

    I liked you on fb and wrote on your wall

  16. Angie Ukena says

    I shared on fb

  17. Angie Ukena says
  18. Angie Ukena says

    My family would love this game because we are always looking for new fun games to play on Monday game night

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