People, they send me free stuff
July 21, 2006
I few weeks ago I was contacted by the people over at Snap tv. They wanted to know if I would be interested in testing out some of their kid tv games. And, at that time, we were drowning in water and trapped in our house and so I emailed back to them:
Hell, YES! Send me some games, send me anything, send me duct tape and alcoholic beverages too if you’ve got them.
They didn’t have those last things, but they did send us TWO of their games.
ECO Rangers Animal DVD game You play this game with the remote control.
The infommercial review of the game.
My 9 yr old says: This game is fun. I like learning about animals. And it is kind of like watching tv AND I get to use the remote control. (proving he is a man in training).
My 7 yr old says: I can’t wait for my turn.
My 3 yr old says: I want the remote control. Mine mine mine.
Okay, the game isn’t for three year olds and she wants everything she sees these days.
The game says that it is geared to ages 6-9, and my two sons who fall into that age range are the most captivated by it, so I would have to say that age range they list is accurate. My 5 yr old has trouble with it, mostly because he has a hard time listening, thinking of the answers to the various questions, and then working the remote contol in a timely manner. My 11 yr old played it once and while he did like it, it wasn’t something he would seek out to do on a regular basis.
The Snap tv people also sent us a kids trivia game. The kids reviews on this one were not as enthusiastic. It does require a longer attention span and it is helpful if you can read. My 9 yr old liked this game better than the 7 or 5 yr olds did.
I was going to write that this would be a good game to play in car on a portable dvd player, if you had one, and then I noticed on their website that they say just that. This game does not have the depth that the ECO Rangers does, but that fact is also reflected in their respective prices.
Also, I noticed at the Snap tv website, that they are having a drawing for a free game. So go on over and enter.
(My kids had no idea I was writing this and they pulled out the ECO Ranger game and asked if they could play it. Considering all the other things that have come and gone, that is endorsement enough I think.)
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