We’re on a bit of a clear out mission…again.  I’ve found lots of children’s games and jigsaws that N’s never played with and isn’t bothered about.  So I’m holding the first competition of the year.

If you’ve got preschoolers and older, you might be interested in entering to win the 3 games I’m giving away.

win 3 children's games - Bubbablue and me

1. Orchard Toys – Shopping List

I love the Orchard Toys range – we’ve got a few games, and they’re great for introducing young children to taking turns, collecting specific items, and teaching patience, as well as being fun.  Shopping List is one of the games that always pops up as a favourite with parents and children,  with players needing to collect the right items for their shopping list.

2. Ravensburger Ultimate Spiderman memory

A matching game based on Spiderman.  Spiderman is one of the superhero films that N does like – I’m not sure it’s really suitable for his age, but he’s seen it a couple of times with us on holiday.

Matching games are great for memory, spatial awareness and colour or shape recognition, and perfect for all ages.

3. Memory Match

This is another matching game but with a difference, you’re matching the cards that go together rather than the same pictures.  There are simple cartoon figures, bright colours, perfect for young children (the box for this is a little bashed, but the game cards themselves are still new to be pushed out of their cards to play).

If you want to win all 3 of these games, just answer the question in the comments, and fill in the rafflecopter form.

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Terms and conditions

  1. UK entry only, over 18s
  2. Giveaway closes 11.59pm 7th February 2016
  3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
  4. There will be 1 prize of 3 children’s games.
  5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
  6. Winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, and may be shared on social media.
  7. Winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond within 2 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
  8. Prize will be sent out directly from the publishers.
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  1. Rory Scott

    My Favourite Childhood Game was Snakes and Ladders, Because it always had it’s Up’s and Down’s.

  2. Pia Stephens

    I used to love and still do a good game of Trivial Pursuit, me and my mum played it a lot when I was growing up and it was just us two x

  3. linda curtis

    i use to love playing two balls up against the outside wall
    i use to drive my mum nuts i kind of know why now lol
    you just dont see kids playing it anymore

  4. Danielle Graves

    I used to like playing patience as my gran taught me lots of different types and I could play alone

  5. Rebecca Mercer

    Buck a roo because it always made me jump out of my skin

  6. Ruth Wollerton

    Cluedo, because I love the detective work

  7. helen booth

    I loved playing the Game of Life – loved the little cars to go round the board!

  8. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    Mousetrap – I loved setting it up & playing it over & over

  9. Averil Lea

    I loved snakes and ladders and my dad always let me win

  10. I played a lot of chess as a child and taught my son to play as a young boy. It is an instant calming tool for a child with ASD/ADHD. Can keep him distracted for hours!

  11. Sara Owen

    I love frustration bought my 4 year old it for Christmas and she gets us to play it most evening after dinner and we’re still not bored of it ☘☘☘☘ many thanks great blog

  12. steven beasley

    mine was monopoly as i remember playing that with my grandparents who sadly aint here anymore but good memories.

  13. Teresa sheldon

    I use to love playing frustration
    Beating my brother was a real bonus

  14. Kirsti Peters

    Ludo because I used to play it with my grandparents.

  15. Tracey Mitchell

    KerPlunk I used to love this game x

  16. Patricia Whittaker

    I am getting on a bit but I remember Dibs being a game I used to play for hours.

  17. carrie-ann pierce

    Loved playings cards at the caravan with my grandparents

  18. Karen Howden

    We always played Dominoes and cards with my grandad

  19. Dawn Hull

    My favourite was Mousetrap as I loved setting up all the bits and pieces on the board.

  20. jackie curran

    My favourite was hungry hippos , great fun .

  21. Victoria B

    Frustration – it reminds me of Christmases at my Gran’s.

  22. laura henney

    I used to love a game called pay day. I loved having the banker roll and opening the post at the end of each month.

  23. Kay Broomfield

    Frustration was my favourite but my son has it now and they’ve made it more complicated now with a genie and it’s no where near as good!

  24. Leanne Bell

    I loved Hungry Hippos – It seemed to keep me entertained for hours. 🙂 x

  25. Victoria N

    Game of life – I loved building the family in the car!

  26. Hayley Todd

    I love playing Frustration! I used to love pressing the dice in the middle, listening to the pop and then trying to take everyone else’s coloured counters as I moved around the board!

  27. charlotte hoskins

    I always loved Game of Life, my favourite part was always the dice (strange what pleases you!!!)

  28. Donna Lawton

    Snap .it was an excuse to shout without getting told off!

  29. Rebecca roberts

    I spy it was learning n so much fun iv now tought my two year old to play it x

  30. my dad and nanna taught me a lot of different card games, dominoes, chess and backgammon from a really young age.

    I really enjoyed strategy games as a child (I still do) so I loved chess and cribbage

  31. chloe brookes-holder

    brilliant for my little cousin!!

  32. TJ Wells

    Battleships – I was so obsessed that everyone else in my family got too bored to play it, so I had to play both sides of the board myself!

  33. Jamie Edwards

    My favorite was Ludo! My great nan taught me and we played it every sunday after a roast! 😀

  34. Lauren Smith

    The card game Beat you Neighbour out of doors (1 on a jack, 2 on a queen etc…) I used to love playing it with my Nan <3

  35. Dale Dow

    Monopoly because I always won (okay I cheated) x

  36. Lisa Wilkinson

    I loved Screwball Scramble because I loved my marble skills!

  37. Susan Race

    Whack attack – I loved smashing the little monster things with the hammer, it was sooo fun!

  38. Pauline Wilson

    I absolutely loved Guess Who and would play it over and over asking the same questions and never get bored!

  39. Angela Paull

    Operation! I loved trying to do the tricky one with the elastic band 🙂

  40. Emily Jayne Phipps

    I liked to play outdoors – curby was my fav with my Dad!! 🙂 x

  41. Sarah Robinson

    Loved uno, it was a game we all played as a family.

  42. I loved Monopoly but only if I could be the banker. I just liked being in charge!

  43. jessica cook

    I loved playing boggle with my dad, i’ve always loves word games and i still love playing scrabble now

  44. Anni Large

    I loved a game called Polo that we used to play in the playground. Not to be confused with the one involving horses of the same name. Haha.

    I don’t remember much about it. Except someone stood at the front with their back turned and they thought of a word and then the other players would guess a letter each and if that letter was in the word then they got to move a step forward and the winner was the person who reached the person at the front first.

  45. Patricia Avery

    I loved Magic Robot. I could never work out as a child how he always managed to point to the right answer. 🙂

  46. Michelle Ptak

    I used to love Kerplunk, but didn’t like losing!!

  47. Louisa Burnett

    I have always loved monoply as it has always given many hours of fun for the whole of my family!

  48. Kelly Hooper

    I liked ‘Go For Broke’, I used to play it alot with my older sisters and we would get very competitive

  49. Adrian Bold

    The Rubix Cube – I had great fun solving those back in the day!

    Good luck everyone!

  50. Sheri Darby

    So many. but Monopoly was always a favourite

  51. Samantha Atherton

    Mouse trap! I don’t think we ever played it properly, I’m not entirely sure how you do play it? we’d just set it up and then set it off over & over again.

  52. Karen Laing

    It was Monopoly,I loved it and was really quite good at it,as I got older it was Scrabble,from 12 to 16 my dad and i played every night,two games sometimes three and I’m sure that’s why I’v e got such a good knowledge of words.If my dad put down a word I didn’t know he’d make me get the dictionary and look it up,that way he said it would sink in,and,he was right x

  53. rachel s

    my favourite childhood game was frustration. For some reason we allways lost the dice on other games. was the only game we didnt fight over lol x

  54. Tracey F

    I loved Buck-a-roo, we would play it for hours!

  55. My favourite board game was – and still is – snakes and ladders because all ages can enjoy it on an equal footing.


    Connect four, still have the same game today

  57. Victoria Prince

    I loved MouseTrap, I think because of the trap and the way it used to come down to capture the mouse!

  58. Was always outdoors, so favourite game was hide and seek, basic but the best exercise ever

  59. Mark Rayner

    I used to love Happy Families…. Great fun easy game.

  60. Di Dilly

    I loved Ker Plunk because it was so noisy and used to drive my mother mad.

  61. I loved monopoly, was great fun with family or friends 🙂

  62. Jackie Foster

    Operation , because i wanted to be a nurse when I grew up and I was !

  63. Jill fairbank

    Fives and threes played for hours with my grandad he was smashing miss him so much

  64. Jacqueline Chapman

    I loved buckaroo because I was really good at it!

  65. Jade Hewlett

    I liked monopoly and monopoly junior as its good to play with all the family

  66. I loved Hungry, Hungry Hippos! I think it was because I was a bit competitive at that age.

  67. Angela Williams

    Kerplunk – loved all the marbles falling

  68. Jenny Jones

    Mine was hopscotch, loved being out in the garden and drawing it with chalk on the paving slabs 🙂

  69. Lynsey Buchanan

    My daughter loves Uno Extreme its a fast paced card game

  70. I loved snap because I would generally win 🙂

  71. Chess – I liked to play it with my granny

  72. Jessica Hutton

    I LOVED mouse trap SOOO much. I drove my mum insane making her play it xx

  73. Michelle Sykes

    Ker plunk I loved it because I could always beat my younger sister at it

  74. Jennifer Rhymer

    I loved Ker Plunk as I could always pull out the right straws but I think my mum and dad used to let me win 🙂

  75. justine meyer

    We were into stamp colecting when we were kids and there was a game called Collect which was about stamp collecting and we loved playing this game x

  76. James Holyland

    Test match cricket because it was exciting

  77. Guess Who – I used to love playing this game!

  78. Stacey Leigh

    Kerplunk was my favourite, I still wouldn’t say no to a game now! xx

  79. Sadiyya maryam

    Monopoly was my favourite and apparently I was very competitive!

  80. norma macdonald robertson

    mine was snakes and ladders not many games around when I was young

  81. Jenny Prest

    I loved playing The Game of Life with all my family!

  82. tracy sinclair

    I’ve always loved playing Scrabble, even when young, I usually won which made it more appealling, I still love playing it now and still love the thrill of winning and finding long words x

  83. Rachael Walton

    My fave was monopoly can’t think further back than that!!

  84. amy bondoc

    I loved monopoly just cause i liked to be banker !

  85. Tammy Westrup

    Cluedo and Monopoly – I like the strategy element of both!

  86. Rebecca King

    I used to love playing Monopoly because it took so long to play!

  87. Suzie Wilder

    Mouse Trap!!!!! Not sure if you can get in any more? Might be deemed as a bit cruel these days! Lol

  88. Rich Tyler

    Hungry hippos – it was manic button bashing!

  89. Rich Tyler

    Hungry hippos – it was manic button bashing!

  90. esme mccrubb

    I loved hungry hippos – great fun for all the family


    My favourite was Buckaroo, it was so much fun when the donkey bucked 🙂

  92. Nikki Hunter-Pike

    Game of life – i was obsessed with getting as many children as possible!

  93. dawn pratt

    Scrabble i have so many good memories of this game

  94. Rebecca Austerberry

    monopoly – because it lasted ages

  95. Charlotte Moore

    Guess who! Because it was so.much fun

  96. Laura Tonks

    I loved Uno, always good for a giggle with the family 😀

  97. Monopoly – its one of my favourite memories of us all playing it as a family!

  98. Jo Hutchinson

    My favourite childhood game was enchanted forest, a brilliant memory game.

  99. Rachel Butterworth

    Mousetrap. I loved it when that cage came down at the end.

  100. Rachel Butterworth

    Mousetrap. I loved it when that cage came down at the end.

  101. Lorraine Polley

    loved scrabble, enjoy it now as an adult, brilliant game

  102. Frustration – the whole family used to join in.

  103. srephen smith

    i loved kerplunk it was the most agrivating game ever

  104. Tammy Tudor

    Monopoly it’s a classic that never gets old, I loved it when I was a child and still do! I also love that it is and will continue to be loved by all generations and generations to come 🙂

  105. theresaparker

    Hungry hippos…cause it reminds me of my late father ..we used to pester him to platy it with us all the time!

  106. theresaparker

    Hungry hippos…cause it reminds me of my late father ..we used to pester him to platy it with us all the time!

  107. theresaparker

    Hungry hippos…cause it reminds me of my late father ..we used to pester him to platy it with us all the time!

  108. kate kathurima

    monopoly, playing it with my sisters

  109. Neha Parmar

    Snakes & Ladder was my favourite game when I was young used to play again and again with my friends

  110. Julie Ward

    Snakes and ladders, play it now with the grandchildren but they cheat

  111. Allan Wilson

    Hungry Hippo’s – it used to get so competitive in our house

  112. Ravi Singh

    Monopoly, purely because I would pinch all my sisters money! 🙂

  113. Monica Gilbert

    Clue because it was really fun pretending to be a detective.

  114. Sam Goodwin

    Connect Four! used to spend ages playing with my sister!

  115. Lynn Downie

    Snakes and Ladders as you could get different versions of it and also I remember my mum always swapped the instructions around to make it more

  116. betony bennett

    The Game of Life – used to play this when we were wagging school and thought this was what our lives were going to be like 😀

  117. Stephanie Whitehouse

    I liked Scrabble, because it is different every time

  118. kaye talvilahti

    Connect four, only because I always won!

  119. Barry Ranns

    Snakes and ladders, although I preferred to be outside playing any game which involved getting clarted up to the eyeballs.

  120. I loved Screwball Scramble – it was so fun when you managed to get the silver ball all the way to the end!

  121. Jo Carroll

    I was a huge fan of Kerplunk…always one loads of marbles off my brothers.

  122. Alison Joyce

    Game of life, I liked collecting the family in the car.

  123. Becca Staples

    I loved frustration as its a game we played as a family, also loved downfall as i used to have time playing it with my dad x

  124. Sharon H

    I loved Operation because we could play it together and have fun as a family.

  125. outside game was hide and seek, loved hiding, and inside was mousetrap it was so much fun.

  126. snakes and ladders – it was the first board game that I learned to play; a real family favourite.

  127. Rebecca Austerberry

    I love Monopoly because it lasted a long time

  128. Anthony Harrington

    I loved Frustration as it was easy for all ages to play and could play straight away without having to plough through loads of instructions and rules.

  129. I used to love the Tummy Ache game when I was a kid! Was fun coming up with all sorts of horrible combinations!

  130. Sarah Mackay

    I love operation loved the challenge of it

  131. abigail edkins

    hide and seek, it always got my adrenalin going

  132. sian hallewell

    Kerplunk, how satisfying when you don’t get the marbles

  133. Kim Styles

    I loved kerplunk! it took ages to set up though

  134. My favourite childhood game was an MB board game called ‘Ghost Castle’. It belonged to my cousin and we used to play it every Sunday night while watching Ghostbusters on Betamax tape and trying to scare ourselves! Very special times though!

  135. Tara Davies

    I loved Hotel, we had hours of fun playing it as children x

  136. Julie Feathers

    Monoploy, the whole family used to play it

  137. adeinne tonner

    Monopoly as i loved to spend the money on it

  138. Spencer Broadley

    I used to love Scrabble – maybe strange choice, but I enjoyed the English Language

  139. mousetrap for even though it took forever to build we loved it

  140. Kristy Brown

    I used to enjoy playing Sorry as it’s the only one I remember my family playing

  141. emma walters

    go for broke, i was so good at it, still good at losing money now lol

  142. Sharon Freemantle

    I loved monopoly cos all the family could play. I always wanted to be the banker.

  143. Rebecca Williams

    Sorry!! That was a very funny and sometimes annoying family game 🙂

  144. Jo McPherson

    We used to spend hours playing Kerplunk, it was such great fun

  145. kate philpott

    screwball scramble i always used to take it in to school on the last day before we broke up

  146. Barbara Handley

    I used to like Flying Hats. For some reason it amused me seeing the hats flying off in wrong directions.

  147. pamela gossage

    Monopoly because it could go on for days

  148. I loved snakes and ladders we always played as a family

  149. Debi Gillard

    Snakes and ladders – loved the details of the board and trying to avoid the snakes!

  150. Hopscotch as I used to like trying to throw the stone in the correct square

  151. Hopscotch as I used to like trying to throw the stone in the correct square

  152. Jamie Millard

    kerplunk. so easy to play, so impactful when you win

  153. lyn burgess

    Ludo, because I loved knocking my sister’s counters off the board.

  154. Leila Benhamida

    Connect 4 as I was really good at it.

  155. Christine Caple

    We loved Twister, it always ended up with everyone in fits of giggles!

  156. Chrissie Curtis

    I always loved frustration! We still play it now – Love trying to get a 6 and the popping sound of the dice on the metal plate.

  157. claire woods

    Scrabble but my brother used to try and cheat and make up words.

  158. Kirsty Sparks

    I loved Cluedo because it is fun 🙂

  159. Alice Dixon

    I loved playing mousetrap. I loved watching all the parts work together to catch the mice. It’s something I’d like to play with my children too.

  160. claire griffiths

    monopoly because i use to play it with my grandad

  161. Amanda Tanner

    Great giveaway if I win can’t wait to play a new game great blog as well

  162. Cassandra Mayers

    I Used to Love Hungry Hippos!!! that was a fun game!

  163. Rebecca Smith

    Mie was monopoly as me and my siblings are super competitive and this game was perfect to get us squabbling

  164. Meena Hindmarch

    I loved so many but the Game of Life is the one that comes to mind first

  165. Cluedo!! i loved a good murder mystery from a young age and hope my children grow to love board games like me

  166. Laura Pritchard

    I loved Screwball Scramble because I was the master of it – I could even complete it with my eyes closed!

  167. sarah rees

    monopoly, I have great memories of post sunday dinner games of it

  168. Andrea Fletcher

    My favourite game was snakes and ladders.

  169. Keith Hunt

    Mouse Trap as it was the first game i had.

  170. Angela treadway

    Crocodile dentist…used to be exciting trying to get the teeth out before it snapped on 6ou x

  171. kerplunk used to be fun to play with the whole family

  172. Leanne Lunn

    Frustration, loved trying to get all my pieces out of home.

  173. Paula Barker

    Scrabble, it always meant I would have my parents attention for at least an hour!

  174. Ray Dodds

    Puggy in the hole (marbles game) fun could also play it with a load of mates

  175. Joanna Butler-Savage

    buckaroo – great memories of playing with family

  176. Samantha O'D

    hungry hippos, i still love it but we have a dinosaur version now

  177. Ema J Lowe

    I used to love my sunday nights playing cards with my grand dad.

  178. Ruth Harwood

    We loved Rosk, because of the strategy involved – it was a real challenge!

  179. Nicki Evans

    I liked the Game of Life because the family all played together.

  180. Leanne Newsome

    Monopoly because all the family used to play

  181. Samantha loughlin

    Monopoly because I used to play with my grandparents

  182. Natalie Crossan

    Monopoly cus it could go on for hours lol x

  183. Kirsty Fox

    My favourite board game was a game called Bewitched and my other favourite game was hide and seek.

  184. Catherine McAlinden

    Monopoly, I was always the banker, and always won. Funny, that!

  185. Martina Pichova

    Guess who – I guess I was good at guessing…

  186. olivia Kirby

    I loved Hungry Hippos – it was incredibly noisy fun!

  187. Hopscotch as I used to love balancing, hopping and trying to pick up the stone without falling over!

  188. Susan Lloyd

    I have always loved guess who as it is the only game I ever win x

  189. maggie ali

    I loved Snakes and ladders 🙂 playing it meant family time!

  190. Susannah Siddall

    The Game of Life – I liked to spin the wheel but more than that I think it made me feel grown up !

  191. Michaela Hannah

    I remember loving playing Mouse Trap. It was the fun of setting off the ball so it went around the course

  192. melanie stirling

    Pit was my favourite game,it was noisy and involved everyone.


    Playing draughts with my dad because he always let me win x

  194. kim neville

    I liked playing Cluedo with my sister as interesting to work out who did it

  195. Paula Readings

    We used to play ‘Mousetrap’ it was so good, took ages to play building the trap.

  196. john jackson

    I loved operation and I used to play it with my wee brothers

  197. Lynn Heath

    I loved the game operation and I used to play it with my sister, we used to love trying to get the bones out and when we got buzzed it made us all laugh!!!!

  198. Tracy Newton

    I loved playing with the big yellow teapot and the family that lived in it. I think it was because it let me use my imagination

  199. aaron broad

    I enjoyed monopoly as was good to play with the family

  200. Tracy Nixon

    I loved Frustration because I thought the dice popper was great – couldn’t lose the dice and it was a competitive game where the winner was random.

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