With school back in session and fall in full effect, I’ve been thinking about the just-passed summer and the unexpected adventure my family shared. It happened by accident, as the Little Dude wanted to attend a one-week Jedi Training camp nearby, which understandably piqued his interest in what occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Now I will admit it publically for the first time: we became a group of Star Wars nuts.
And I don’t mean nuts like my boys watched Episode I and liked Jar-Jar Binks. I mean nuts like we watched all six movies and they are both fully consumed with what happened on Tatooine, Hoth, Endor, Naboo, Kamino and assorted other intergalactic locales. Did I mention that this was just before they recently turned 3 and 6 respectively?
Having spent considerable time in July and August in front of the tube while escaping the triple-digits outside, I wanted to find a way to extend my boys’ interest in Star Wars beyond just the movies. So I’ve bought books about the mythology, and there’s been toys, snacks and a variety of other SW-wares floating around our place. So when a box arrived with a few brand-new Star Wars games from my friends at Hasbro, my family was more excited than an unfrozen Han in Episode VI.
Mrs. Dude was partial to “Bop It”, a handheld portable R2-D2 which is a great memory and timing game. It was a bit too tricky for my boys after the first round, but it’s a fun little stress reliever which can double as a cool R2 statue on your desk.
Loopin’ Chewie and Star Wars Catch Phrase are available at most major retailers and also on HasbroToyShop.com. Bop It Star Wars R2-D2 is exclusively at Walmart. Even better: thanks to Influence Central you can have the chance to win one of 5 Hasbro Star Wars Prize Packs, valued at $65, containing these great games. Contest ends on November 23, 2015, so don’t wait to enter or you’ll feel left out like Luke when his friends all went to the Academy. How can you enter? See the handy box below:
Like a good Jedi, I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hasbro. I received samples of all three games to play and was compensated for my participation. All opinions and ideas contained above are solely from my mind, for better or worse.
Want to see the Little Dude play Star Wars Bop It? Here's your chance: