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Oct 30

Giveaway: Mondo Board Game from Z-Man Games – $40 value, 2 winners {US and Canada}

This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Living Peacefully with Children, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

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Please continue reading to learn more about Z-Man Games, which is offering two readers a giveaway of Mondo, a value of $40.

About Z-Man Games

Z-Man Games was formed in 1999 by New Yorker, Zev Shlasinger. Since that time, the company has been dedicated to bringing quality, high market games to players all over the world. Providing both card and board games, the company has produced such high ranking games as Agricola and Pandemic, as well as many others.

About Mondo

Mondo pits 1-4 players against the clock in three rounds. Players simultaneously search for tiles depicting various animals and environments out of a communal pile. Tiles must be placed one at a time and consecutively on the individual player’s board. When the timer rings, points are awarded for each animal, completed environments, and number tiles while volcanic tiles, empty spaces, and non-matching borders result in point deductions. Three levels of difficulty, additional goals, alternative wayd to gain and lose points, as well as rules for solitary play make Mondo a versatile tile board game.

 

 

Review

I long awaited the time when we could have family game night and enjoy quality family fun. When my children were little, game time seemed to be frustrating than fun. Someone told me that when they got older, it would get better, but I really didn’t want to wait that long. Around the time our oldest child turned 4 years old, we realized the solution. It wasn’t that our children were too young. It was that we were playing the wrong games. We gave up on most traditional board games and searched out games generally found in board gaming circles, such as ones produced by Rio Grande Games, Days of Wonder, Fantasy Flight Games, Repos Production, and Z-Man Games. The quality of the game made a world of difference.

Z-Man Games, once again, has provided a well thought out, quality game. Thick, quality printed boards and tiles make up the bulk of this game. The only mechanical part is the globe shaped timer. A combination of skill, planning, and opportunity are needed to play this game. A quick eye and hand aid in picking tiles but skill is needed to plan how to best use the resources available.

Unlike some other Z-Man games, Mondo only accommodates between 1 and 4 players. While I would prefer a game that could accommodate more players, I have hopes that an expansion game will later be produced. The smaller playing size hasn’t limited our family of 6 from playing, though. We’ve played multiple games with 2 adults and 4 children ages 10, 8, 5, and 2 1/2. The younger children have teamed up with an older family member for these fast paced fun games. While listed for players ages 8 and up, our family has found that our children can play games at much younger ages than those listed on game boxes. At times, we need to modify rules for them, but for the most part they are more than capable of playing serious boardgames.

Mondo’s world building theme, complete with land masses and animals, appeals to children while still being fun for adults. Three levels of difficulty and double-sided playing boards accommodate growing families while providing additional challenges and infinite possibilities for home rules means this can be played by families of all ages.

Mondo is a fun game for all ages and will provide hours of entertainment and family time. Pick up a copy of your own (or win one of 2 being given away by Z-Man Games) and have your own family game night!

 BUY IT!

You can purchase your own copy of Mondo at Z-Man Games. Mondo runs around $40, a respectable amount for such a professional quality game. Flat rate shipping from Z-Man Games is easy to calculate before ordering. keep in touch with Z-Man games via Facebook.

Z-Man Games produces other fine quality games. Check out a couple of our favorites: Pandemic and its expansion pack On the Brink or Agricola.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a copy of Mondo from Z-Man Games, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25).

The winner will receive SPECIFICATIONS OF GIVEAWAY ITEM. Contest is open to the US and CANADA.

Our Rafflecopter entry system is now open.

MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites!

Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

BONUS ENTRIES:
See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email sponsorship {at} naturalparentsnetwork.com or leave a comment if you have any questions!

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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway between November 1 and 25. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

Publishing on Thursday, October 25, 2012

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  1. Heidi

    Wow, so many great sites to check out!!

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