Awesome Pack is a newer subscription that sends you a big ol’ box of customized family activities and games every month. — You mean they still make games that don’t require an electronic device to play? No way! 😉
When you sign up for Awesome Pack, you’ll fill out a family profile so they can customize your box to your ages and interests. Don’t have kids? No problem! They offer both a standard Awesome Pack (for those with kiddos), and a Big Kids Pack (for those without).
Every Awesome Pack is different, but they all come with at least one product from each of the following categories: Unique Board Games (self explanatory), Hands on Fun (science, craft, or DIY projects), Big Fun from Little Things (mini activities like magic marker books, card games, puzzles), and Awesome Activity Book and Goodies (a monthly activity book with ideas for fun family games, recipes, etc. and other goodies like stickers and magnets). — I just realized that I didn’t get an Awesome Activity Book (and goodies) in my box. Aww.
Awesome Pack is $44.99/month with free shipping.
Let’s see what was in our January 2015 Awesome Pack!
Everything came in a huge brown box adorned with Awesome Pack stickers and tape.
Included was a sheet listing everything I’d find inside, along with photos of each item.
First look. So colorful!
Classic World Wooden Puzzles – Animals & Geometry (~$10.00) – In my profile I noted that my girls love puzzles, and these wooden ones are perfect for them. I’m thankful Awesome Pack sent two, as my kiddos each immediately grabbed one when I opened them up. I could only find these for sale on Indian sites (though they were made in China), which is why I estimated the price (they were listed in Indian currency). That said, they do seem pretty sturdy and of decent quality.
Wonder Forge Disney Frozen Matching Game ($9.94) – We still haven’t
subjected introduced the girls to Frozen yet, but I’m sure they’ll discover it at some point. This is a cute classic matching game with tiles that depict the characters from the movie. There are 72 tiles (36 matching pairs) in all.
Sock Puppet Monsters ($11.25) – This neat kit includes enough colorful materials to make two sock puppet monster friends. It also has a fun cardboard backdrop scene, along with a simple script for your kids to put on their own puppet show. Cute!
Minne Mouse Magic Pen Painting ($10.72 for both) – I bought something similar to this for the girls to try out, but haven’t opened them yet. It’s basically a paint with water kit without the need for an actual brush and water (so old school!) — the magic pen does the job on its own. I love that they included two so each of the girls have their own to color.
The Game of Baloney ($19.99) – A game of “fibbing fun” for the entire family. A set of 192 cards are included which have both facts and “fibs” printed on them. It’s your job to convince your family that the fibs are actually true. I think I’ve played another game like this (“Fact or Crap”, I think) and it was pretty fun. We’ll definitely give it a try on our next family game night (obviously without the kiddos, as it’s for ages 8 and up).
Vampire Empire ($22.83) – This is the only item in the box that we probably won’t be using. It’s a 2 player card game that involves a lot of bluffing and mystery solving. Not really our cup o’ tea.
Overall, I was really happy with the items we received in our Awesome Pack. Aside from the vampire game, I’d say all of the items fit our family profile nicely. The value was pretty great too — a little over $84 in products (using Amazon prices)! Not too shabby for a box that’s just under $45 a month. Can you say… “Awesome”?
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.