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?