Awesome Pack Review - December 2015 - Canadian Family & Kids Activity Subscription Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.
  
What is it? Awesome Pack 
How Much? $49.99/month plus tax. Shipping included. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? See below
  • Family Pack: A customised pack of games, puzzles, and activities for 2 adults & 2 children. Normally contains 6-8 specially picked items. Add-on additional children for $4.99 each. Includes a family board game, a family activity, an activity for each child, an activity book, and other awesome goodies.
  • Big Kids: A customised pack of games, puzzles, and activities for adults. Normally contains 4-6 specially picked items. Includes a big kid board game, a big kid activity, a big kid mini game, and other awesome goodies for adults and big kids.
Awesome Pack is a new Canadian subscription service that "focuses on Awesome Family Fun time". Each month, Awesome Pack sends a box of awesome games and activities for your entire family. Awesome Pack is completely customisable and caters to your family’s size, ages and gender. They also offer a pack for families without kids (Big Kid Mode). This is a review of the Big Kid pack.
When you sign up for Awesome Pack, they want to know your family name and the names, birth dates, & gender of all members of your family. This information helps them customise your pack. You also get to fill out a brief survey outlining what type of games your family enjoys and which games your family already owns so you won't see duplicates.

The box is totally customised. The welcome letter includes your family name and lists everything included in the pack. This Big Kid Pack is geared towards a family of two adults. It also included a totally awesome Awesome Pack poster. 

Smartrix Game ($11.98)
Players place their cards so that the patterns match, aiming to create point-scoring sets. Smartrix can be appreciated on several levels; for beginners, it is a smart and fun matching game. As players' skills improve, Smartrix provides deep and captivating strategy, combining memory, risk-taking, tactics and a touch of luck. This one sounds a little complicated, but I like games like this!

Z-Man Games Dark Stories ($9.99)
Solve the puzzle! Ask questions, make guesses, and puzzle over these bizarre sequences of events as you reconstruct them piece by piece – alone or with friends. A creepy bit of fun that will quickly capture your imagination and spice up any party. This one has a really cool concept. Sort of a take on a murder mystery. It would be fun with a group.

Gacha Tomy Legend of Zelda Figurine ($4.99)
This is a little PVC figure from the Legend of Zelda series.

Star Wars Micro Comic ($5.99)
This pack includes a mini comic, puzzle card, 3D poster, and 3D glasses. From looking online, they seem to be collectors items.

Epic Resort ($44.95)
After a long run of dungeon delving and monster slaying, the heroes need a vacation -- you have set out to build an Epic Resort worthy of their presence. You’ll leverage your workers’ talents and attractions’ abilities to draw in hapless tourists and fantasy heroes who are ready to spend some gold and get much needed rest. However, the more you lure in the more likely pirates, two-headed giants and other relentless monsters will attack! Heroes may defend your attractions (losing precious health), or dodge out of the way... letting the monsters devour a bevy of unsuspecting tourists. By earning points from attractions and heroes, cleverly managing your workers, and finding just the right time to throw your lazy peons into the jaws of a hungry dragon, you will be victorious by building the most Epic Resort! Epic Resort is a strategy game. I'd never heard of it before now. It was funded through Kickstarter and doesn't seem to be very mainstream (yet). The premise seems interesting though.

The December Awesome Pack for "Big Kids" included five products with an estimated retail value of $78. This box costs $49.99 Canadian per month, including shipping. All three of the games included are new to me and they sound very interesting. I'm most interested in Dark Stories! For a Big Kid pack, I'm not a fan of the collectible items included, but they may appeal to others. I would have preferred to see another game or puzzle. Awesome Pack is a great way to build your game collection or get some new activities for your family. It also makes a great gift for hard-to-buy-for friends and family members.

Click here to check out Awesome Pack.


Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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  1. I got Smartrix in mine, too, and it is a lot of fun and very easy to learn.

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  2. I received the Awesome Pack for 5 months, in an attempt to give it a fair trial period. 3 of the packs were awful and 2 were ok. There is no point in filling out their customization form, as they don't bother to follow it anyway. Most of the items sent were of little value and you could likely assemble the same items for less than half of the price, not that you would as no one would want most of them. My kids loved the idea but were mostly disappointed. You are better off spending your money elsewhere.

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    1. I find I'm getting some really obscure games that I've never heard of, however I do think they follow the customization somewhat. I requested no toys or collectibles and I don't receive them anymore. A real board game junkie would probably get a lot from this one, but sometimes the games are so strange.

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