Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
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).
The Subscription Box: Awesome Pack
The Cost: $44.99 US, $52.49 CAD
COUPON: Use coupon code AWESOMETEN to save $10 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
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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!
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.
Mammut – Value $21.95
Awesome Pack always sends us one big family board game, and this month it’s Mammut. It’s a pretty fun game, and I usually love when we get a unique game from somewhere in Europe. This game is a little hard for me to take conceptually, though, because it’s all about competing for parts of an animal that’s been hunted and slaughtered. I’m not a hardcore vegetarian or anything, but even I find this a little unsettling. Is that weird?
Zombie Kidz Board Game – Value $16.82
This is a super fun game! It seems like Awesome pack almost always also sends a smaller game that is more focused on the children, and we love them! This is a cooperative game in which the kids have to work together to keep the zombies from taking over the cemetery. I LOVE cooperative games, especially when it comes to the kids.
The Hobbit Desolation Of Smaug: Mystery Mini Figure Blind Bags – Value $1.33 each
These are not on sale online anywhere in the US, so I have no idea if this value (from the UK) is even relevant or not. In any case, the kids opened their blind bags, and they received Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit himself, and Legolas Greenleaf, the attractive elf.
Spiderman Trace’ N Glow Toy – Value $8.47
This is not the sturdiest toy of all times, but it’s pretty cool anyway. The tables glows, so the kids can trace whatever image the put in the tablet. Fun!
Batman Magic Sticker Drawing Set – Value $13.86 each
The kids haven’t played with these activity sets yet because I like to save this type of thing for when they need to be entertained quietly, like on car trips. However, when I was looking up the value of this set, I found this set priced as above on Amazon, but I also saw another copy of it for sale on Amazon for $67. Both seem like way more than I would pay for this. Does anyone know why these would be selling for so much? Is there something special about this set that I don’t know about? I’m almost hesitant at this point to even let the kids use them until I find out why they seem to be so valuable.
Verdict: Awesome 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. This month I was a little bummed about the main game, but it’s probably just me. This month’s value is about $78, which is great 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?