Awesome Pack Review - February 2016 - 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 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.

It's AWESOME time!

The product card is personalized for my family (in this case, it's me and my boyfriend - we're the big kids!). We also received a Valentine theme postcard (pictured below).

First look!

Quelf Card Game ($9.95 CDN retail)
Quelf is the Unpredictable Party Game that gives RANDOM a new name, and this is the quick and easy travel version of the game. Perform a hula dance, act like Frankenstein, or use your nose as a trumpet to play the National Anthem! Grab some friends and take turns as you sit back and watch the odd behavior and random acts of silliness break out. Cry with laughter... it's OK, you're just experiencing the Quelf Effect!This looks like it might be a fun party game. The original version is a board game. This is an "on the go" version.

Royal Fluster Card Game ($6.99 CDN retail)
Get a Royal Flush before you get flustered! Fluster cards can set you back, but they can also assist in your attempt at an ace or for your quest for a queen. 
Board Game Geek describes this one as a "light filler card game for 2-4 players ages 8 & up, but it is accessible for even younger kids". It seems like a cross between Crazy 8's and Gin Rummy and sounds like it would be great to play with my nieces. 

CODENAMES Board Game ($28.95 CDN retail)
Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
This one sounds like it would be a fun family game. It's meant for 2-8 players, aged 14+. This game was created in the Czech Republic!

The Hobbit Heroclix 4 Figure Mini Game ($25 CDN)
Explore Middle-earth and enjoy grand adventures with Thorin Oakenshield and company! Begin your epic quest through Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 4 Figure Mini Game, featuring four HeroClix figures (Yazneg, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and Thorin Oakenshield), an exclusive fold-out game board, a quick-start rules sheet, a Powers and Abilities Card, and dice.

I've never seen The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings triology, but I know this isn't a game we would be into so it will go in the donation pile.

Hobbit Heroclix Booster Pack (1 figurine, $3 CDN)
This is a little collectible character from the Hobbit series that goes with the game above.

Royal Langnickel Engraving Art Elephant & Baby Project ($7 CDN) 
Scratchboard art is the easy way to create your fantastic foil artwork! The design is created with silver lines preprinted on an engraving art board with a black background. Simply scrape away the lines and the design becomes a beautiful piece of silver foil artwork! Instructions and a practice piece is provided.
This is a very cool art project and something my older niece would probably enjoy. It's suitable for ages 8+.

The February Awesome Pack for "big kids" included six products, with a retail value over $80 CDN. This box costs $49.99 CDN, plus tax. The value is great and the product curation is really good. I've never heard of any of these games, which is great. Awesome Pack really does work to find unique and interesting games and actives that will appeal to the whole family. My favourite is party games for adults and fun family and educational family games, so I think Quelf and CODENAMES are the stars this month. I said it last month and I will say it again: Awesome Pack is a great way to build your game collection or get some new activities for your family. It would also make a great gift. I'm thinking of signing up my sister's family for Christmas this year!

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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