Monday, May 27, 2013

Kindness Kingdom Board Game (review & giveaway)


Disclaimer: I received a product to better facilitate the review. All opinions stated, however, are genuine and my own.



Marvelously Well Mannered is a company who believes, like I do, that good manners begin at home. The importance of teaching our children how to behave politely, use good manners, and exhibit good taste while in public cannot be overrated. Here is some good news: An easy way to reinforce the good manners we are already, or wish to be teaching our children can now be done in a very fun way!


Kindness Kingdom is a board game that was created with good manners in mind. It is for 2-4 players, ages 5 and older. Players travel around to each of the eight neighborhoods in Kindness Kingdom hoping to collect charms for the bracelet the winner will use to gain entrance into the tea party.  There are different piles of cards, each drawn by a player in different situations, and they all deal with manners, in one way or another. From teaching proper terminology, discussing the faux pas, and everything in between, Kindness Kingdom offers positive learning for its players from beginning to end. There are many cards available, so the game will remain fun/fresh and continue to be a learning experience each time it is played. There are other cool surprises along the way as well, and a healthy dose of humor is peppered throughout.


It is a fun game, and a don't-miss opportunity for teaching young children important issues such as empathy, kindness, social skills, and proper etiquette. The end of the game, keeping in proper alignment with the theme, encourages the 'winner' to cheer the other players along until they too reach the gates of the tea party, because of course a tea party is never as fun when it's only for one.

I have nothing but good things to say about the game itself. I do hope, however, that Kindness Kingdom comes out with a more 'boy friendly' version in the future. My son loved playing but he did wonder where the knights and dragons were located. ;)

You can learn more about the company and the game on their website.  You can also follow them on Facebook, where you will find other tips, niceties, definitions, and the like updated on a regular basis.

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34 comments:

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh my grandies would love that game. I was raised on board games, I raised my daughters on board games and they are always teaching new board games to their kids. Great review!

Sandee said...

What a great game. First I've heard of it too. It's good to have wholesome things for kids to do.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

mail4rosey said...

I grew up on board games too, Renae. My kids all love them, even the grown ones who come home to visit sit around and play. :)

mail4rosey said...

Agreed! Thanks for visiting. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Board games are always fun, except when monopoly goes on for days haha first I've heard of this one

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to win that for my grandson! lol

mail4rosey said...

Monopoly is fun until you get to that 'oh my gosh, we're not even close to being finished!' moment. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Look at Sandie over here being fresh on my blog. ;) :)

If it had dragons, knights, etc., the boys would LOVE it! Hopefully they'll take it into consideration when making new ones. :)

John DeBellis said...

Board games are enjoyable sometimes

Holy Ghost Writer said...

always enjoyed board games as well, looks like a fun one

chidimma said...

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My Journey With Candida said...

Looks like a great game. My Grandson would for sure love this one.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is great that such a game exists Rosey! Indeed a wonderful way to teach children good manners etc. My twin and I loved board games and had many over the years.

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Hehe...I'd have to wonder where the dragons and knights were, too. *giggle* And if I could put the bad guys in the dungeon. Ha! I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Tamar said...

My son always goes out of his way to help. He still needs help sometimes, but he's a good little dude.

Kristie said...

The most recent anecdote that comes to mind for my kids not staying sitting up straight in their seats...or staying seating...was getting a couple of my husband's belt and belting them to the chairs at dinner. We all laughed about it, so hopefully they remember from now on ;-)

Becky Jane said...

Kids are very honest when they observe something - my 4 year old son and I were shopping. In front of us was a woman who had very large hips. To my embarrassment, my son looked at me and said,"Mom look, that lady has a really big bottom." Of course she heard...needless to say, we went home and had a discussion about not saying things that might be true but hurtful.

Theresa said...

Any board game that promotes kindness and manners is a winner in my book!

Colette S said...

This would be lovely for my children.

coleycoupons said...

we love boardgames.. i always wonder about helping other kids when we are out and about.. my lil one is such a lil helper and when others need assistance she steps in, but we have had some ppl give her mean looks as though it wasnt appropriate

Leah Wall said...

I can't really think of a funny anecdote - but I used to be "Ms. Manners" at a Tea Room and host birthday parties for little ones. It was such a wonderful time to see them on their best behavior. The can do it when they want to :)

Karen Propes said...

Oh how we need this. Our little one has manners and knows when to use them and when she can let herself go for a little while. Recently she has been hanging with some of the girls from pre-K and they are teaching her the wrong way to handle manners. They love board games and this would be fabulous to help her know that she is right and the others are not quite right on some of these manners. Playing this would help all of them so much. They have playdates twice a month at different homes. If we win, I will send the game with her when she goes and play when they are here, it just a few little girls but this would be a BIG lesson for all of them. Thank you so much for this fabulous giveaway. God knows just when something is needed and this is needed. Thanks for the chance.
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Dianne Osmun said...

When my older girls were in girl scouts (they are now 18 & 21) we went to a manners workshop. Afterward, my younger daughter became the etiquette police. She wanted to set the table every night for a month, because she wanted to be sure it was done correctly. She says even today, she "educates" her friends on proper table etiquette.

Melanie Schemanski said...

Is it really considered bad etiquette to have your elbows on the table?

Samii Alexxis said...

I think that this is a great idea incorporating manners into a game. I personally believe that making learning fun is the best way to teach.

Amy Lutz said...

i can't think of a question and don't have a funny story i guess i will say that i used to model good manners with my son's stuffed animals - i would make conversations with his animals showing him how people interact in kind, polite ways lol

Diana said...

My kids have wondered why you say Bless You when you hear someone sneeze
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Anonymous said...

board games are a way to get all your family together and sit down and have fun and enjoy each others company and learn at the same time....and I believe kids learn from their parents so show them the right way to have good manners..and teach them right from wrong...

Susan Smoaks said...

We are from the south and the kids are taught to say yes ma'am and no ma'am, but sometimes they aren't able to tell if it's a woman or a man, then they get confused, LOL!

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Carrie OverThirtyMommy said...

We started our daughter early on manners now she will say things like "Yes Please" when we ask her if she wants something then follow it up with "That was good manners, Wasn't it?"

Candie L said...

Love someone else commented on southern children. My boys are taught to call everyone Mr. and Mrs. The big confusion is what age is the person when they are able to call them by their first name. I told them they can call teenagers by their first name (the oldest is 13). Thank you

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Emillie Rose said...

My niece always says please and thank you, but occasionally she will throw other random words in instead of those!

Stephanie G said...

How do you get your kids to not nag for junk food at the supermarket?

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would love to win this interesting game for my niece. Her birthday is next month!
Thank You for the chance to enter

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