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Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015

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Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Box

Awesome Pack is a new subscription box that’s all about family fun time! They send board games, toys, and activities to encourage quality time together. I love the concept!

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 Family Pack).

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Inside The Box

The Box: Awesome Pack

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

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Letter

When I signed my family up for this subscription, Awesome Pack sent me a pretty extensive quiz about what games my family likes (and what we already have to avoid duplicates). It also asked about the ages of the children and other general interest questions. It’s pretty highly customized! I like that!

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Game

Dog Royal Board Game – Value $27 on Amazon

I had a hard time finding much information about this game online, it seems to be imported from Germany! It looks like a lot of fun! We don’t play board games as often as I’d like, and this will be a great addition to our small collection. I especially like any games that help the boys with their math facility.

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Fingerprint Kit

Detective Science Fingerprint Kit – Value $10 on Amazon

My sons are absolutely wild about all kinds spy gear. They are going to love this! I just hope it’s not too messy!

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Coin Magic

Coin Magic – Value $8.50 on Amazon

What little boy doesn’t love magic tricks? My older son actually got a whole magic kit from his grandparents last Christmas, but I know he doesn’t have anything like this! I think he’s really going to love it! The cool thing about this toy is that it’s also educational – it teaches the kids about the science of elastomers!

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Dinosaur

Dig a Glow Dinosaur Kit – Value $6 on Amazon

We have received paleontology kits in subscription boxes before, and the boys always enjoy them. This one has a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur figure inside!

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Toys

Marvel Miniature Alliance Figure – Value $3?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splat Flyer – Value $4.50 on Amazon

I think the boys will like both these little toys a lot, too! I’m saving these for rewards/bribes.

Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – April 2015 - Booklet

In addition to all these wonderful surprises, Awesome Pack also sent us an activity booklet with ideas for fun things we can make and do together. What a nice inclusion!

The Verdict: What a cool box! I think everything in Awesome Pack this month will be a huge hit for my family! The value comes to about $60 using Amazon prices, so the value is awesome, too! I think Awesome Pack did a great job customizing everything for my family. I can’t wait to try out the board game!

What do you think of Awesome Pack?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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13 Comments

  1. I am so glad you reviewed this box, Anna! My boyfriend took a look at MSA and said there were no subscriptions on here for him, and I had to agree! He’s an electrician who does yardwork, doesn’t cook, is picky about his tools, prefers hoodies and t-shirts, and plays miniature tabletop games. We both love board games though, so I was super excited to sign him up for the big kids box!

    It was really hard to keep this a secret, but when it arrived my cat was going nuts on the box. When he pulled everything out I realized it was because there were two cat toys for her =)

    For us, there was Res Republica [free for Table Top Day], Hipster Dice [already put on the swap page!], Fairy Tale, the Killer Bunnies blue starter deck, and a little Star Trek zombie. We are super excited to play these, but I did email them and ask to be billed quarterly because we don’t really play games as often as we would like. I look forward to the next box in July =)

    • Thanks Andrea! Sounds like fun!

  2. Just a couple of comments – we received the coin magic game as well as the mutant ninja turtle splat ball over the past 2 boxes.

    These were the biggest misses. The magic trick was really tough to do – i watched a You Tube video and tried and tried. Decided to donate it.

    The splat ball was AWFUL. The mask came off and the ball didn’t “splat.” My 8 year old was very disappointed with both. The splat ball went in the garbage.

    My little one (3 year old) loved the games geared toward her -so not a total miss.

  3. I got Jab (a two player boxing card game…wha???), Gold Thief, Hipster Dice, and Snake Oil. I like them just okay but I really don’t care for the boxing game. I have zero interest in sports type games. Last month I got Res Publica which was sooo boring. So I’m a bit disappointed overall. I really like crazy fun games like Cranium, Munchkin, Guillitine, and of course Cards Against Humanity…so I’m really torn with this one. I want so badly to love the box.

    • Jab has nothing to do with sports… it’s more like a combination between Uno and speed or war (a quick play card game) the instructions are kind of complicated – but once you get the hang of it, its really kind of fun. We live in Las Vegas and broke it out Saturday night during the May/Paq fight because we care ZERO about boxing, but thought it was ironic that it came in our box but we hadn’t played it yet. You get to fist bump, trash talk each other, make silly voices, and can play a game in about 10 min. We had a blast. Give it another shot. 🙂

  4. I got weird games in mine that didn’t fit my family at all. I am really disappointed.

  5. “I’m saving these for rewards/bribes.” Ha! I do this too!

  6. My husband and I got our first Awesome Pack this past week and were just pleased as punch with it. We played one of the games that night and really enjoyed it.

    • What games did you guys get? I’m interested in the big kid box, but there are plenty of games we know we want so I’m not convinced I want to buy a subscription box instead of just buying the specific games we want.

      • We get the big kid box. Our profile indicates that we want mostly 2 player games or games that are good with two player. This is our third month. This month we got Pamplona, Jab, Dragon Slayer, and Hipster Dice. Last month we got Capitals and Balance of Power. The month before we got The Road to Canterbury and Fairy Tale.
        The value is really great every month. We have a collection of over 50 boardgames. The games we get in this box are not games that we see in our local board game stores, which adds to the value for us. The games are usually rated average or above average on Board Game Geek.

        • Wow, you got all four of those games? From looking at amazon it seems that you got back your money on Pampalona alone!

          Thanks for letting me know what you got. I think I’m definitely going to sign up after the next paycheck 🙂

      • We got Fairy Tale, Maximum Throwdown and Geek Out.

        We also asked for games that are 2+ players so that my hubby and I could play them together or with our friends.

        At first, Fairy Tale was hard to understand how to play but once we worked our way through a round or two it was fun and fast paced. Hubby is excited for Maximum Throwdown and plans on using it as a break-away game during his role-playing gaming. Geek Out looks like a fun game for parties, etc.

        There was also a little toy in the box (mega blox) for our 2.5 year old daughter which I really appreciated.

        I was pretty explicit when I filled out my survey for Awesome Pack; describing the games we had and the games we wanted. I watch “Tabletop” on Youtube and basically wanted ANY of the games listed on that show.

        I bet if you provided feedback to Awesome Pack they’d appreciate it and adjust how they curate your box.

        • Thanks for letting me know! I had no idea I could specify I want two player games. For the most part, it’s just me and my husband playing. We have some games we only get to play when we have guests/family over and its always a little frustrating that we can’t play just the two of us. We already own 60+ board games so I would probably also give them a heads up about what we already own. Although if we did get an extra copy of a game I’m sure we could find someone to gift it to.

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