Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – February 2015
Awesome Pack is brand new subscription box that focuses on board games and other family fun activities. They offer a Family Pack if you need items that would work for young and older kids, or a Big Kid Pack for older kids and adults. (This review is of the Big Kid Pack).
They also offer customization and allow you to let them know what board games you already have so you don’t get repeats.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $44.99 (US) ($52.49 CAD)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSAISAWESOME to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: A board game in every box, plus other toys and activities (customized to your family).
Ships to: US and Canada
Check out all of my Awesome Pack reviews!
Each box comes with a letter detailing the items included for your family.
Kairo – Retail Value $60 (On Amazon for $49)
Here is the game description from Amazon:
A game by Kimmo Sorsamo for 2-4 players aged 8 and up. The bazaar in Cairo is bustling already early in the morning. Carpets, precious oils and exquisite spice are waiting for their customers. But only a large booth will attract their attention. Being traders, 2 to 4 players expand their market stalls to lure rich clientele. Players balance expanding their sites against drawing customers in — bigger shops give you more victory points, but only when customers enter. Resources must be gathered, but each turn spent drawing is a turn the other players are building. Sometimes a market barker will be of good help, because the competitors are not idle and the customers don’t like to walk long distances.
This game looks interesting and will probably take a few times playing for me to get into the strategy of the game. (This blog did an This blog did an in depth breakdown/review of the game if you’re interested in learning more about game play).
Fairy Tale by What’s Your Game? – Value $17
Love Letter Game Kanai Factory Edition – Retail Value $12 (On Amazon for $8.90)
Fairy Tale game description from Amazon:
Players use card drafting and simultaneous action selection to score points while interfering with other players’ ability to do so. The game consists of four rounds. In each of them, players are dealt five cards. They simultaneously select one each and pass the remainder, repeating until done. Then, they start playing cards simultaneously, playing three and discarding two. When the cards are revealed after each selection, card abilities turn other cards face-up or face-down. At the end of the four rounds there are 12 cards in front of each player. The players each score based on their face-up cards.
Love Letter game description from Amazon:
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in which lived a beautiful princess. She was a sweet soul, kind to all and was thus loved by the whole of the kingdom. Several young men had fallen helplessly in love with the princess, but unable to enter the castle, all they could do was send her letters of their affection. However, to their dismay, they found that letters from just anyone would not reach the princess. So the young would-be suitors set themselves on finding allies among the castle’s servants, so that they might deliver their letter to the princess personally.
Love Letter has become a worldwide hit with its simple yet deep gameplay. With only 16 cards, it contains hours of fun for everyone as you attempt to win the heart of the beautiful princess, while preventing your challengers from doing the same!
Love Letter Kanai Factory Edition is based on the same rules and cards as the Love Letter Tempest Edition but features the charming art and graphics from the original game first published in Japan.
These are both card games and seem easy enough for anyone to play. I’m especially interested in the Love Letter game as it only has 16 cards and gets amazing reviews on Amazon.
We received a Batman item in the January Awesome Pack as well (no complaints from my husband), but this one is much cuter!
(Awesome Pack also includes branded stickers and magnets in the box).
Verdict: This box has a value of about $81. I think 3 games and a toy is a good deal for the $45 cost, and Awesome Pack sends some really interesting games that I haven’t heard of before. We had a game night with some friends last month to play some of our Awesome Pack games, and now I’m thinking we’ll need to make it a monthly occurrence!
What do you think of Awesome Pack?