Sunday, September 13, 2015

Young Scientists Club Game Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



Most parents appreciate a good combo of fun-time and learning-time. What better way to do that than with a board game that incorporates science...and a volcano!




We recently opened our Science Explosion Game from The Magic School Bus. This is really two games in one. On the one side you have a game for 4 players. That's the one pictured above.




On the other side you have a game for 2 or more players. Since there were just two of us this go around, we opted for the 2-player side of the game board.



The instructions are printed right on the inside of the lid. Can you say, 'love??' No more lost directions! And they're easy to follow too.



The pictures on the cards are drawn in such a way that even the younger crowd can recognize what they are, but the older crowd is still going to learn too.



Set-up is easy. Simply place your cards in the appropriate spot on the board (its labeled), pass out five Topic Cards to Each Player,



Set out the Master Cards,  which are very informative but still drawn 'fun,' You have to match five of your Topic Cards to one Master Card to get closer to the middle.



Set up the measuring cup and spoon (this is going to be a volcano!), and then...



the best part, put your volcano in the middle.



It's easy enough to play, recommended for children aged 5+. The matching game is a hoot, but it's when you're gaining your five cards to get closer to the volcano (the one who gets there will be able to spoon the vinegar into the cup that contains the baking soda), that the anticipation builds.




When a player still hasn't been the one to earn the chance to make the volcano erupt, but you know it's going to happen soon, the game gets downright hilarious. Everyone wants to be the one to make the eruption happen. :)


This side of the game is a matching game. You match the science-based topics to the master card. The other side is a matching and strategy skills type of game. Both are perfect for encouraging learning and a natural love of Science. Vinegar & Baking Soda not included.

From the Sponosor:

New this season is The Magic School Bus Science Explosion ($29.99, Ages 5+), created after the wildly successful and award-winning Math Explosion game. This version is ideal for kindergartners and elementary schoolers. The box includes two exciting experiences -- match science-based topic cards to master cards in one game and use memory and strategy skills in another. This intriguing game comes with a large laminated two-sided board -- for fast or full-length play, volcano, bowl, 4 colored measuring cups, clear measuring cup, 16 science master cards and 80 science topic cards. Families just need to add baking soda and vinegar!
Everyone knows how urgent it is to get kids on a STEM or STEAM or even STREAM track. Math, science, engineering, art and robotics are all requirements for a competitive workforce and thriving nation. Technology threads them all together. But in this instance, old-fashioned give and take game play, not electronics, stimulate young minds -- girls as well as boys.
The Science Explosion game makes learning science facts fun and exciting for kids starting at a young age, but great to play with older siblings or parents. It joins three other new science kits from The Young Scientists Club for 2015, with two Clifford kits for kids as young as 3 years+.

We had a blast playing this game (you knew the put was coming), and I think you will too! You can learn more about this and other great learning games by visiting the website. You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest.

One lucky winner is going to win a Science Explosion game to call their own, or they can choose one of the following kits: Clifford Water Science, Clifford Magic Science, or The Magic School Bus Growing Crystals. US entrants only.

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92 comments:

Isaiahsmom said...

I would love the stars kit for young scientists.

Pat Hatt said...

Fun and learning too, win win. Just waiting for it to go boom would be fun as well.

Blue Grumpster said...

Recommended for children aged 5+... I can play that game. Game on, Rosey!

Say, 'Loooooooove!'

Christy Maurer said...

I love the Clifford game!

Sandee said...

How fun. Kids have some great games don't they. Yes they do.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

janetfaye said...

I learned: All our products are designed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents with one purpose in mind – to combine fun and fascination with quality and learning in each and every product.

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh man, both of my boys LOVE stuff like this. I think that they would LOVE that game.

AmberFaith said...

I love the fossils kit!

mykidsguide said...

This looks like a project my kids will enjoy. I want to win this giveaway.

Patrice Foster said...

Love board game for kids especially if the board teaches.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Now that is one awesome looking game! Sounds like a lot of fun while being educational as well. x

Melissa Pezza said...

That looks like a really great game. I love that it promotes STEM. That's the future for our kids.

mykidsguide said...

What an interesting game for the kids. I have nephews and nieces who will love this science experiment.

Pam@IW said...

This looks like so much fun for the little ones. I took a look at their website and they have lots of great things to pick from. These games will make great Christmas presents for some of my nephews and nieces.

Deal Match Maker said...

Thanks for the chance! This is a great giveaway! Love it

Sara Goodhind said...

I love the Magic School Bus Series. My kids would love to have it.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh what fun.
Brilliant.

Joyce Lansky said...

I hadn't known they had a club.

Cat said...

This looks like a neat educational board game. It would be great for my niece and nephew. Catherine S

Joely Smith said...

What a great way to get young thinkers active! I would have loved for there to be games like THIS when my kids were little!

Ora Lee Gurr said...

The Magic School Bus Science Explosion sounds like so much fun to play. My parents always played games with us and would have given this a big thumbs up.

debdenny said...

Oh that is really a cool game. Looks to me like somebody had a lot of fun playing.

Deal Match Maker said...

Great giveaway for kids. Thanks for the chance. Hope to win this awesome prize

WildlyAware said...

Love this game. Kids learn and have fun while doing so.

Pam said...

Sounds like a fun game! My kids would have gotten a hoot out of it.

Lori Bosworth said...

Science Explosion sounds like a really fun game for both adults and kids. Games that are educational are so great for kids!

Ken Ohl said...

I think my little niece would love the magic school bus series.thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Shann Eva said...

I LOVE all the Magic School bus kits. My son watches the same episodes over and over on Netflix, and now my younger boys are starting to get into it too. Awesome giveaway!

Claudette P. Esterine said...

Very interesting, something to look forward to with my granddaughter. Thanks for the information.

Ai Sakura said...

Ah it's a good idea to have the instructions printed on the cover! I wonder why most games don't do that!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

sherylssg said...

The animal tracks game looks like fun.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

How fun and exciting! My son would love this. I checked out the web-site, and believe he'd also love the Science on a Gardening Adventure and Science on a Nature Walk.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison is always talking about wanting to be a scientist. I bet should really love this game!

Kristin and Megan said...

I have a little science lovin' fellow at home! This would be perfect for him!

Liz Mays said...

He is clearly LOVING the game, so I think it's going to be a hit this Christmas with the nieces and nephews. It sounds like a blast.

Christy Garrett said...

My boys would enjoy this game. My four year old loves playing games already and I think this one would be a great match.

Dogvills said...

This looks like a fun game. I have nephews and nieces who would be very interested in this.

Ron Leyba said...

Awesome giveaway! Good luck to all participants!

Elizabeth O. said...

I grew up with board games. There's no exact time for it, when my family sits down and starts, really that's just it until the wee hours. I love that they're coming up with new board games for kids to enjoy.

Ms KathyKenny said...

Oh cool. I seriously wanna get this for my son. This looks both enjoyable and at the same time, addicting to play.

Jaclyn Anne said...

I just checked out their website and it looks like the Young Scientists Club has a lot of cute games for kids of all ages!

Kristi said...

That looks like a game that my daughter would love! She loves science and getting creative with things around the house.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

We love the Magic School bus!!! I didn't know they had a game.My kiddos would love this!

Amanda said...

My children adore all things science. I have to look into getting this game for my crew for Christmas!

Lauren said...

I like the monthly science kits on the website.

Kristie said...

I think the Star Pilot kit looks neat! :-)

Onica MommyFactor said...

What a a great game to play with kids interested in science. They'll enjoy all the learning.

MsCrookedHalo said...

This is a cute idea. Anything to encourage kids to enjoy learning. Or, at least, make it a little more fun.

Jessica Cassidy said...

I would LOVE to win for my kids. They like to play board games. This game is so educational and at the same having fun.

Debra Rutt said...

My kids are just getting into board games. This one looks like a lot of fun - I mean there's a volcano in the middle - this would get their attention and teach them about science!

Danielle Day said...

The magic school bus series.

Mary said...

My little guy would LOVE this!!! He is just beginning to understand board games but loves to do experiments. Somehow I know he would be the one to make the volcano erupt.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

What fun! My daughter would love this game. She loves doing experiments.

Anonymous said...

We love games and i love that this has an educational twist. This would;d be a great gift for some kids i know

Maria Long said...

this would be a great thing for summer learning or if you homeschooled. I might even learn a thing or two

Yona Williams said...

How cool! I wouldn't mind playing a game like that with my nephew. Learning + fun = a win every time in my book.

tatertot374 said...

I also like the animal tracks. thank you

Taylor Gilmore said...

This looks like so much fun. I didn't know butterflies taste with their feet!! :)

Dawnn said...

I would love this game, the Sciene Explosion! My son would love to play a game like this! We're homeschooling this year and this looks like it would be perfect to use with that!

Brandy Tanner said...

This looks like a fun game! I must have it for our home, the kids and I would have a blast!

Krystal Butherus said...

My son would super love this. IT would be a fun activity for us.

Coach Donna Ward said...

This would have been perfect in our household of one boy, now all grown! What fun and love the learning :)

bbrittbrat1398 said...

My kids would like the animal tracks game. Brittney House

Katarina K said...

I love love love games that can actually give you some knowledge. This is so interesting!

Sacha said...

I have to say that I love it. its so different and unique. On top of it all is educational.I would definitely buy this for my kid, and the kids that I teach on the weekends

alissa apel said...

I like The Young Scientist Series. Your son has the cutest smile in these photos.

Jessica said...

This looks like so much fun! My middle daughter did her science fair project on volcanoes last spring and we had tons of fun. She'd love this game!

nickieisis3 said...

I like the animal tracks game

Colette S said...

I love the nature series. The kids would have a blast with these.

Terra Heck said...

I like the Science on a Nature Walk kit. Thanks.
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Jamie Williams said...

i like that they offer fun science kits and also fundraising for schools.

AngelWinner said...

I also like the Magic Magnets kit!

Randi Sampson said...

I love it all! My son LOVES science, so this whole company is just genius! I particularly love the Magic School Bus club...how fun!

jeanette sheets said...

http://www.theyoungscientistsclub.com/themagicschoolbus/

Natalie B. said...

I learned that they also have a monthly subscription box service. So cool for my grandson! Thank-you. :)

Gretta said...

Their products are all designed by Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators.

laura rubenstein said...

I love that this promotes STEM

Kim Propp said...

We homeschool, Love that this is a STEM game based on science.

cmroberts said...

My kids love the magic school bus and all things science. I did not know they made games. My kids would love this !!

Sharon Schoepe said...

I love the science projects they are taught in such a fun way. My son would really love the Engineering Lab kit

~ Noelle said...

I want all of the Magic School Bus Sets!!! (Maybe Clifford too, but for sure the Magic SchoolBus!)

Erica C. said...

I love anything about science!

Susan Smoaks said...

our children would enjoy this, thanks for the chance to win. we love to experiment and learn together.

Becky VanGinkel said...

I love that they offer Group Packs!! One of the Group Packs would be perfect for our children's birthday parties or just summer fun for our kids and their friends :)

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

Becca Ann said...

I like the Science on a Gardening Adventure

Candie L said...

I like the Science on a Tracking Expedition. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

SexyBrat said...

I like the Set 1 - WH-925-1101 from The Young Scientist Series.

Denise S. said...

I like the variety of science products they have and my son would love them all.

tina reynolds said...

I really like the animal tracks I think my kids would have a blast with it

Tracy Shafer said...

I love the adventure science series

AEKZ2 said...

I like the Acids and Bases (Kit 12)

Donna said...

I would like WH-925-1128
Star Pilot