Saturday, July 25, 2009
My kids and I recently became toy testers for ebeanstalk.com, and we just love the first toy they sent us. It’s a board game called Secrets of the Sea! It’s for ages 5 and up, and my five-year-old twins had no problem understanding the game (with my guidance, of course).
The coolest thing about this game is the “Mystery Light” that players use to uncover hidden treasures. When you shine the light on the special tiles that come with the game, it reveals a hidden picture. But when you flip over the tile, there’s another picture beneath! My boys were fascinated by this amazing technology.
They also loved the challenge of finding hidden treasure. Players look for treasure chests, shells, gold bars, vases, barrels, and coins. They also battle sea monsters and contend with yucky seaweed! The unique board allows players to “dive” near the shore or deeper in the sea. This game is unlike any others we have played, and we highly enjoyed it!
Secrets of the Sea is available from ebeanstalk at http://ebeanstalk.com/Playroom-Entertainment/toy-product-detail/Secrets-of-the-Sea-Game.html. It’s only $19.95, and they offer free shipping on orders over $65 (code: FREESHIP$65). They have a huge selection of toys that you can shop by age, category and brand. My boys and I will be doing lots of treasure hunting with Secrets of the Sea!