A Game Night Party to Review Some Awesome Disney and Star Wars Games

One of the best things about reviewing products for companies is being able to host get-togethers with friends to test products out.

Wonder Forge gamesRecently I had the opportunity to put six games from Wonder Forge to the test. To do so, I held a game night with my friend Carol and her two children, Matt and Abby. We had so much fun putting the games through their paces.

We had the most laughs playing Disney Frozen Surprise Slides! Game, which was like a Frozen-themed version of Candy Land, but with the twist of having removable pieces on the board that can get switched around, altering the course.

We also enjoyed Pictopia-Family Trivia Game: Disney Edition, though some of the questions were easier for the adults. All things Disney were included in the questions from vintage movies and TV to current ones to theme park attractions. Definitely a good gift for a Disney nut.

We tried four other games, and if you’re interested, you can read my complete reviews over at The Disney Blog. But the night reminded me how much fun can be had with traditional board games. We all had a blast eating pizza and trying out each of the games.

Most importantly, we were connecting and talking with each other, instead of sitting in front of a screen. I highly suggest holding a board game night if you don’t already.

Thanks again to Wonder Forge for sending the games to review. As always, my opinions are my own.

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  1. Kelly December 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun games! We love having game night at the house – need to check out some of these.
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  2. Jessica Harlow December 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I think my girls and I would love to try a Frozen-themed version of Candy Land! Frozen is gigantic at my house!
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  3. Cathy December 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Such a fun bunch of games! We have the Pictopia one and my entire family enjoyed playing it, especially since we’re huge Disney fans.

  4. Nicole Brady December 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

    We’re huge fans of games and enjoy working with different brands to showcase the different options. There are so many awesome games that you can’t find on the shelves at your local store. Thanks for sharing some from Wonder Forge!
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  5. Mama to 5 BLessings December 27, 2014 at 7:53 am

    That box looks like it would be loved in my home — my daughter with the Frozen and my boys with the Star Wars!
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  6. Carly Brydon December 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Those look like some pretty awesome games! My daughter loves Frozen and we all love Star Wars!
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  7. Diane Nassy December 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    How super fun! I love playing games with friends and family!
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  8. Anne December 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    My family loves playing board games together! It makes a nice change from video games.
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  9. Milena December 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Game night is awesome! My son would love all the Star Wars games! I find it’s really time to connect with my boys and find out things that they might have forgotten to mention during the day.
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  10. Debbie L. December 21, 2014 at 5:23 am

    We love game night with friends! These look like really nice games – I will be checking them out.

  11. regina December 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    We enjoyed a board game night tonight, kids loved it! We also have games we play together on the Wii.
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  12. Onica {MommyFactor} December 20, 2014 at 6:39 am

    A game night with friends is always a fun time. Cool games you and your friends had a chance to review and play.
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  13. Christina Thomas December 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I love game night! Haven’t done it in a long time so your post has inspired me to plan one. the Disney Pictopia game sounds like fun. I love trivia games! I agree that it is a fun way to spend quality time with friends.
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  14. Joanna Sormunen December 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun! My son loves game nights too. And it’s so much fun, even for the adults, to play good games together as a family!

  15. Liz Mays December 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I have played a few of their games, one of which was Disney, and loved them. They come up with some really fun ideas.
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    • zengrrl December 22, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Yes they do. I like the themed takes on favorite games. Thanks for commenting!

  16. zengrrl December 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    It was – thanks for commenting Dhemz! =)

  17. Dhemz Apdian - Dias December 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

    sounds like a fun game night!
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  18. Jillian Fisher December 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t wait till my boys are old enough for us to have family game night. Those games look so cool!

    • zengrrl December 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      You’ll have a lot of fun when they are. =) Thanks for commenting Jillian!

  19. Monica Geglio December 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    A FROZEN themed version of Candy Land??? My three year old would freaaak out! For Christmas, she tells everyone that wants only “Elsa and Anna things”. lol.
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    • zengrrl December 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      We really enjoyed that one Monica! With the pop-out board pieces, it introduces strategy to the game. And, of course, it’s Frozen. LOL

  20. Megan Elford December 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I love game nights! Board games create so much opportunity for sharing, laughing and getting to know people — so much better than just sitting in front of a big screen.
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    • zengrrl December 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Exactly Megan! =) We’re so used to staring at screens, we forget it’s fun to interact with each other.

  21. Crystal December 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

    My daughter might enjoy that Frozen!
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    • zengrrl December 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Abby loved the Frozen stuff, too. If you have a Frozen fan these games are even more fun.

  22. Robin (Masshole Mommy) December 18, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Sounds like a fun game night. We are big Star Wars fans, so I want that one!

    • zengrrl December 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      It was fun. =) Of the Star Wars games, we had the most fun with the dice game, which was like Star Wars Yatzee.