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Awesome Pack Subscription Box Review – May 2015


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).


The Box: Awesome Pack

The Cost: $44.99 (US) ($52.49 CAD)

The Products: A board game in every box, plus other toys and activities (customized to your family).

Ships to: US and Canada


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!


Carcassonne Board Game – Value $26.12 on Amazon

Ooooo this is one of those war strategy games, all based on building fortifications. I think my boys will totally love this! It also got 5 stars on Amazon!


Superman Boxos – Value $7.99 each on Amazon

We got a Star Wars set from Boxos about a year ago, and I really couldn’t believe how much fun my kids had putting it together. Then they actually played with it for quite a while after that! They will enjoy these. I’m also really, really happy that Awesome Pack sent two of them! That cuts down so much on quarrelling!


Ogre Pocket Edition – Value $2.95 ($5.95 on Amazon)

This is a re-issue of a game that was originally introduced in 1977 and has been wildly popular over the past 35 years. It has something to do with wars, exploding things, and forces. I don’t understand it at all, which means that almost certainly my sons will love it!


Crazy Cubes Soccer – Value $10.80 on Amazon

This is a fun little soccer game! The boys have both played soccer, so I think they will really enjoy it.


Crayola Modeling Clay – Value $6.60 on Amazon

Activity Book – Awesome Pack extra

I was happy to see the modeling clay in this box, as I love unstructured creativity. I also think they boys are ready for a step up from play-dough. The activity book is soemthing Awesome Pack seems to send every month, and I think it’s a really nice touch!

Verdict: This is our second month of Awesome Pack, and we are already big fans! Everything this month looks like a great fit for my family, particularly for my 7- and 9-year-old sons. The only thing I’m not sure about is the Ogre game – Amazon’s site says it’s for ages 10 and up, so I will have to pay attention to what that game is all about when they start playing it. The value of the items comes to about $62 – that’s fantastic!

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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews| 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. I received a response explaining why the game was selected for my 6 year old. I think at this point it is best to agree to disagree. I appreciate that they took the time to explain their choice in detail. I don’t think the game will be swapped out so I will be trashing it.

    The game quality is the type of quality that one would expect from Awesome Pack. I’m sure there are other families that would have a proper appreciation for this type of game.

  2. Anna – Did you receive a June Awesome Pack? We received ours today – July 2nd. I’m so disappointed because this is our 3rd pack and it still isn’t working for us. I received some kind of wizard spell game for my 6 year old. He’s upset because he waited for a couple weeks for the box only to be told he can’t have the game.

    I did send them an email about it. I’m going to sleep on it and probably email them to cancel it. I’m guessing they already charged for July’s box. It’s not working for us.

    • I don’t understand why we are having a hard time being matched. They have games and science kits on their website that my younger son would love. Neither game that he has received has been a hit with him. The other game was Angry Bird Star Wars. He hates Star Wars. I have no idea why we keep receiving stuff like that.

      They did nail it with the Marvel Slingers. I’m probably going to cancel because I doubt they will swap out the game. That’s 2 fails out of 3 boxes. I’ll wait for a response and then cancel on Tuesday if the resolution is unsatisfactory.

      I feel so bad for my 6 year old. He was excited and has been waiting for days. I filled out the long survey. I fill out the other survey each month. It’s a bust for him. A game he can’t use and coloring stuff that he hates.

    • I do wish for an edit button. I am impressed with their attention to detail. April was our first pack which included a birthday card for me. June’s game is for ages 7+ which would had worked out perfectly because my little guy is turning 7 soon. It’s better to have a game he can grow into instead of one he would soon find boring.

      I try to be fair in my comments which is difficult for me because I find the game to be offensive. Note to parents with younger child – Let them know if you don’t want games with sorcery, spells, and wizards. I know lots of people love that genre. I don’t find it appropriate for my little guy.

  3. OK, I’m convinced! We will have a family game night on Friday — Carcasonne it is! Thanks y’all! 🙂

  4. Oh, we all love Carcasonne! We adults play it all the time, but we just let the girls (7 and 9) play with us a few weeks ago, and they loved it too. Super easy to get the hang of and play, and a ton of fun!

    And when you really get the hang of it.. there’s a Dragon expansion 🙂

    • Love Carcasonne too! It’s a board game legend for a reason. There’s a slight learning curve (IMO) if no one in the group has played it before, but after one game, you’ll have the gist of it – and yet there is a lot of strategy that can be employed to keep the game interesting even for those who have played it many, many times.

  5. Carcassonne is an excellent game! My family loves it. You lay down tiles to build the village and your little workers to gain points. My girls and I are usually more interested in making interesting designs, while my husband goes for points. Lol 🙂

  6. You will love Carcassonne as well, probably! It’s a pretty easy game to figure out but has a lot of strategy to it as well.

  7. Carcasonne is a fun game for adults too, give it a try yourself!

  8. FYI, I wouldn’t think of Carcasonne as a war strategy game, as you don’t ever attack your opponent, but there is basic strategy involved. I’d put it in the “euro board game” category, as one of the simplest euro games (perfect for kids). The game is based on the medieval village Carcasonne, and you can score points either by building cities, building roads, running an Abbey or farming the land. I like the balance it strikes between cooperation and competition, and how the tile setup for the game allows for a unique and different play every time!

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