Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Family Game Night Is A Blast With Grandpa Beck's Card Games (Giveaway)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Family Game Night Is A Blast With Grandpa Beck's Card Games (Giveaway)

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When we were at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair a few weeks back, one vendor in particular really stood out to my family. I had the pleasure of meeting Brent Beck, inventor of Grandpa Beck's Games, and his wife Tauni.

 

We were immediately drawn to Grandpa Beck's Games booth because we are a family that really loves having family game night each week. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting games, and the brightly packaged card games they had on display caught our eye as we were passing by. We really loved the artwork, but what really drew us in was the enthusiasm Brent Beck had when explaining how each game worked. You could tell he was passionate about his games, and the way he explained each game caused a stir of excitement in us, too! We were gifted with a few packs of games to try at home for ourselves, and I can honestly say, Grandpa Beck's Games makes family game night a blast! 

Grandpa Beck's Games

 We love a night of good, fun competition, but with work schedules and extracurricular activities, sometimes we don't have a lot of time to play lengthy board games. What I love about each Grandpa Beck's Game is they are fast paced, designed for quick game play, usually lasting under 10 minutes. That's perfect for when we are short on time, but still want to do a little family gaming. 

Their number one seller, Cover Your Assets is a fast paced game where you build up your assets, trying to become the first millionaire in the game. But watch out! Your assets can be seized by your opponents, making it a little challenging to get to millionaire mark first. The game is designed for 4-6 players, ages 7+.

Grandpa Beck's Cover Your Assets

You all know we are huge dog lovers, and our favorite of the games is Nuts About Mutts. It's a matching game where you pair up a number, color, or dog character. The first one to deplete their cards wins! We love that the cards are bright and colorful, and picture a lot of our favorite dog breeds. If you like Uno, you'll love this game! The game is designed for 3-8 players, ages 5+ for basic, and 8+ for advanced game play.

Nuts About Mutts


Skull King is a pirate-themed, strategy-based game. If you are highly competitive, then this is the game for you! Scheme and Skulk to gain points to win the game. This card game does last a little longer than the others, about 30 minutes per round. Skull King is designed for 2-6 players, age 8+.

Skull King

The last game I am featuring we haven't had a chance to play yet, but I am sure we are going to love it as much as the other 3! Just like in real golf, Grandpa Beck's Golf makes you feel the emotions golfers feel on the golf course! Get the lowest amount of points to win. The box says it takes minutes to learn, and is appropriate for 2-5 players, ages 7+. I did flip through the cards and found a recipe card tucked in, too! Score!


All of the games are fairly easy to understand, but if you don't understand the game play, Grandpa Beck's Games has an instructional video of each game on their website. Each card game is beautifully designed, with fun and engaging graphics. The cards are printed on sturdy card stock, and packaged in a nice, thick game box. They will surely provide your family a lot of fun and laughs on family game night! If you are looking for a last minute stocking stuffer, I highly recommend any of Grandpa Beck's Games!



To learn more, visits Grandpa Beck's Games on their website. Additionally, follow them on Facebook to learn about new games, offers and promotions!

WIN IT!

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win 2 Grandpa Beck's Games of their choice. Giveaway is open to U.S., 18+ and ends 12/23/15. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is selected. All entries are verified, so please make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so will result in your entries being removed from the giveaway.

48 comments:

  1. The COVER YOUR ASSSETS sounds weird... I don't like kids thinking about money and expensive stuff and being raised into hypnotised members of consumer society, but the others look cute and sweet.

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    1. Did you never play Monopoly then? That one is all about money and snapping up property, and we just love it! Though, it does take way too long to complete a game. That's my only beef with it. I guess if you have good parenting skills and teach your kids about real world values and how the money system works, money type games like these shouldn't be an issue.

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    2. yes, dear, but whatabout the kids who don't have good parents like you are? It is still an issue for most of them.

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  2. The dog one we would go with first, the the asset one, at least we can pretend to be a millionaire

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    1. Sadly, pretending is the closest I'll ever get to becoming a millionaire.

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  3. Skull King looks like the most fun to me. These games would make great stocking stuffers!

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    1. I bet the boys would like Skull King, Alissa!

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  4. Ok, I need to get Nuts about Mutts for game night at our house. That sounds so fun!

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  5. These look like fun games. The Nuts About Mutts would be a hit T our house as we are all dog lovers.

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  6. Those look like really fun games. There's nothing like card games for game night. There's just something about them that I love.

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  7. These all sound like great family games. I'd love to test my family's skills in Skull King.

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  8. Ok, these look like a fun game for the family. I'll add it to my list.

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  9. Oh gosh, I just love the details to the deck of cards. I am a sucker for stuff like that. Even the box design. Looks like a lot of fun!

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  10. These sound like fun! My kids are very much into card games, I will have to check this out!

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  11. Those games look too fun! My husband would love Cover your Assets.

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  12. Card games are much easier to travel around with too :) The card illustrations are much more interesting than Uno or Monopoly.. which sounds like what Cover Your Assets is about?

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Yes, it has the same concept as Monopoly, but the game ends a lot faster than Monopoly!

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  13. This would be wonderful for a family game night or when we get together for holidays!

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  14. How fun!! We love to play games - we usually play a game while eating dinner, at least 3 nights a week. Something like this would be ideal!! 😊

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  15. These games look really fun! My twins are obsessed with Uno, so I'd love to check out Nuts for Mutts. Also, Cover Your Assets sounds like a fun game! I love Monopoly growing up!

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  16. Those look for fun. We love to play games at holidays and in the summer, especially smaller games like this where we don't have to lug around a bunch of stuff. I would like to try Nuts About Mutts, looks fun.

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  17. These look awesome! I really want Nuts about Mutts for our family game night!

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  18. Good luck to some lucky person. These look like fun games.

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  19. These games look like so much fun. They would make great Christmas gifts.

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  20. Our family is really big into card games! Going to check these out for stocking stuffers

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  21. These sound like fun games. We like to play card games here.

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  22. the dog game! That would probably be a favorite since we have young kids. I can totally see them loving it

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  23. We play games in our home a LOT! The Nuts About Mutts would definitely be a big hit here! I can think of several nephews these would make good gifts for, too!

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  24. I love playing games as a family! I hadn't heard of some of these, but they sound like a lot of fun!

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  25. Cover your assets looks like one wed try first.

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  26. We love games, especially to play around the holidays. I love the dog version especially.

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  27. Hi Everyone! This is Grandpa Beck! (Brent) Thank you for all the nice comments! It was great fun meeting Theresa at ChiTag in Chicago. I could really tell when visiting with her that she had a great family and that they enjoyed quality time together playing games.
    My wrife, Tauni, and I have five kids, all now married adults and nine grandkids. Family games have been a great source of recreation and quality time over the years. We gravitated toward card games, just as Theresa mentioned, since they don't take as long to play. Also it just seems to me that a good card game can be enjoyed for years and years!

    If you have any questions about the games please feel free to call me or email me.

    Brent
    206.498.1959
    Grandpabecksgames@gmail.com
    www.grandpabecksgames.com
    I would also recommend reading Amazon reviews to learn what others are saying.
    Merry Christmas to everyone!

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  28. Hi Everyone! This is Grandpa Beck! (Brent) Thank you for all the nice comments! It was great fun meeting Theresa at ChiTag in Chicago. I could really tell when visiting with her that she had a great family and that they enjoyed quality time together playing games.
    My wrife, Tauni, and I have five kids, all now married adults and nine grandkids. Family games have been a great source of recreation and quality time over the years. We gravitated toward card games, just as Theresa mentioned, since they don't take as long to play. Also it just seems to me that a good card game can be enjoyed for years and years!

    If you have any questions about the games please feel free to call me or email me.

    Brent
    206.498.1959
    Grandpabecksgames@gmail.com
    www.grandpabecksgames.com
    I would also recommend reading Amazon reviews to learn what others are saying.
    Merry Christmas to everyone!

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  29. skull king will be a great start. I love pirate-theme stuff and this one fits perfectly..arrr-arrr:)

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  30. I want to play Cover Your Assets but they all sound like fun.

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  31. I think the game cover you assets looks like a lot of fun. The artwork on all these games visually is appealing and makes you want to play them all.

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  32. I would want to play Nuts about Mutts, and Skull king. This would be great for my granddaughter, she loves to play games

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  33. I think cover your assets would be the one my family would want to play first. These all look really fun.

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  34. I would love to play Skull King. My daughter loves the show Jake and the Neverland Pirates so I think she would enjoy playing this game.

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  35. I want to play Nuts About Mutts from Grandpa Beck's Games first.

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  36. I'd first like to play Skull King. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  37. I would like the cover your assets game. I think the whole family would enjoy this.

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  38. My daughter would like to play Skull King. She’s in her pirate phase, lol. We’d also have fun playing Nuts about Mutts; that one looks fun.

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  39. I would love to try every one of these games... but cover your assets sounds like allot of fun.

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  40. I'd like to play the Nuts about Mutts game! I think my kids would enjoy that one as well.

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  41. I think we'd have fun with Cover Your Assets.

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  42. I would like the Skull Ring. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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