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Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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

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The Subscription 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

Check out all of our Awesome Pack reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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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!

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As always, they included a fun family activity booklet. In addition, they always send a little piece of Awesome Pack merch, such as a pen or magnet. This month it’s a button.

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Cubo Board Game – Value $19.97

Awesome Pack always sends us one family board game, and this month it’s Cubo! It’s also always a game we’ve never tried before, so that’s extra fun! This is a dice and set collection game.

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Blast-Off Rocket by Smart Lab – Value $7.99

You would think that after getting literally dozens of these vinegar and baking soda rockets from subscription boxes that my kids would be sick of them by now, but nope! They’re out launching it right now!

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DC Comics Original Blind Bags Minis – Value $3.60 each

The kids were stoked to get these superhero blind bags! But as always, they didn’t want to open them, so sorry, I don’t know who was in there!

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Enchanted Images Glow-in-the-Dark Book – Value $8.97

The boys have read the original Chamber of Secrets, so this was fun for them. And really, who doesn’t love stuff that glows in the dark?

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Mega Bloks Halo Drop Pod – Value $5.99

This is so cool! It’s a supply pod full of bloks that make a weapon! The boys were happy to add this to their collection!

Dorbz Guardians Of The Galaxy Star-Lord Unmasked Vinyl Figure – Value $8.99

In addition to their ever-growing collection of Funko POP! figures, the boys are now getting into Dorbz. They are also HUGE GotG fans, so this little guy was a big win for us!

VerdictAwesome Pack is awesome! We have so much fun playing these games every month, and all the extras and toys and things they send have about a 95% success rate with my boys. They also send things that make great gifts, too. This month’s value is about $60, which is good for a $45 box. Additionally, their customer service is great, and their packages are very consistent. We love Awesome Pack!

What do you think of Awesome Pack? What did you get this month?

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.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

11 Comments

  1. Well, after reading the cool reviews of this box for months, I finally subbed and it was a MASSIVE bust. Got the same game above but we really prefer real board games. Dice get lost. I specified role playing was preferred. My kids are 12 (g), 10 (b), and 10 (g), and they all got drawing things for 4-year-olds (Littlest Pet Shop and such; that was the actual age listed), the same blind figure (no one in the family likes superheroes–even a little), and a fancy looking drawing thing for kids for the iPad. But we don’t have an iPad and our kids are far too old for it anyway. $50 down the crapper.

  2. Does anyone have experience with the “non child family” version of this sub?

    My husband and I love board games and I feel like this could be a good way to build up our collection, but I also know some adult games can be $40 for the game itself. So what I’m wondering is are you likely just to get a game in that version or do you get multiple games/items?

    • My husband and I subscribed to this (the “big kids” box since it’s just the 2 of us) for a few months until we had more games than we knew what to do with. You fill out a pretty in depth questionnaire and we asked for games that only 2 could play as well as many could play. We would normally get 1 big board game, and a few more little board/card type games, and sometimes a puzzle. From what I remember they also allow you to say you’d rather skip the little extras and get more/higher valued games. The little extras were sometimes key chains or other little mini blind box items. I never felt like we had anything that was meant for kids only.

      • Thanks for sharing, it sounds like something we’d like! Was it easy to cancel?

        • I found it easy to cancel. It was a bit cheesy since every sentence they fit the word awesome into it but in terms of cancelling it wasn’t hard. I would try again and we also go to a monthly game night with friends and everyone liked that we had new games every month.

          It sounds like Ran had a different experience though but we were lucky I guess. I didn’t like that they would send out so late in the month though even though they would charge at the beginning of the month. That’s really only a minor personal preference.

      • You were lucky. My husband and I got this for just us, and we kept getting youth-like items despite repeatedly reviewing things as fails for our preferences. We cancelled after 3 months because they just never listened to us. It was really disappointing. We never played anything they sent.

  3. Yeah I would like to see what mini figures and what the actual games and what it looks like inside, as well.

  4. It would have been nice to see some inside pages of the booklet, a set-up of the board game, etc. instead of keeping everything closed and sealed.

    • I do agree that it would be nice to get a review of the gameplay itself, but the whole point of a box review is to get you to start a subscription with them. You could always look up reviews and photos of the actual games on Amazon…

      • I actually did look this game up on Amazon but no reviews or photos had been submitted. The weight was given as 0.3 ounces and the dimensions are given as 8.6 x 3.4 x 8.6. Unless it’s a mistake by Amazon this seems like a tiny board game which is why it would have been nice to see an actual set-up. These are just photos of how the items were sent– nothing is opened… I sub to over 30 boxes a month (yes, it IS an addiction!) and in my opinion the best reviews are where the items are described in-depth with multiple photos…

        • Then I suggest boardgamegeek for reviews and more in-depth information. I don’t disagree with you necessarily, I just think that they do a lot of reviews and have lives outside of their addictions. (: Anyways, for most people with children, it’s hard to play a game during the weekday. I have 36 subs a month, plus more bi-monthly and seasonally, so I feel ya there, Nancy. 😉

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