Hasbro’s Simon Flash {Review and Giveaway}

Even as a child, I always loved Family Game Night.  Spending time with my family was always a treat (and it didn’t hurt if I won a game or two).  Now, I love carrying on that tradition with my own girls and am always thrilled when a find a new game to share.

Remember the game from the 80’s, Simon?  I am probably showing my age here, but Simon was always the game of choice at grade school slumber parties!  Simon has now jumped into the 21st century with the new Simon Flash from Hasbro.  About the game:

The lights, sounds and hands-on action of Hasbro’s new Simon Flash will have players on the edge of their seat as they slide, swap, shuffle and touch hand-held game pieces in a fresh and frenzied take on this classic 80s game. The iconic Simon game is transformed from its traditional round, console design into four sleek, freestanding electronic game tiles. Players will be mesmerized as they frantically try to follow the growing sequence of flashing colored lights in an attempt to keep up in this challenge of memory and logic.”

If you remember, Simon used to be one piece with four flashing lights.  The main difference now is that Simon Flash consists of 4 individual pieces each with it’s own light able to change to four different colors.  Keeping with the theme of fours, you can now play four different games with Simon Flash and it even comes with a case to keep the blocks together. The most amazing feature of Simon Flash is that the blocks have the capability of “talking” to each other which opens a whole new world of gaming possibilities.

I played Simon Flash with my 6 year old daughter and had a great time introducing her to the concept of Classic Simon.  After she got the hang of it (which was crazy quick especially since the game is technically for kids over age 8), we ventured to the other three games.  Her favorite is Simon Shuffle where the blocks flash a color pattern quickly and then switch to a new color within a few seconds.  You have to remember the original pattern and rearrange the blocks to match.

Honestly, I was amazed at how well my 6 year old daughter did with Simon Flash.  I anticipated that she would get frustrated quickly, but I was completely wrong.  In fact, she did so well, that I tried the game with my 3 year old.  I found that while she had much more trouble remembering patterns, it was a great teaching tool for color recognition and memory.  I feel that she will get better over time!

Simon Flash can be found at major retailers for $29.99, but I found it on Amazon for $22.99. Best part?  It comes with batteries!

GIVEAWAY

One winner will receive Hasbro’s Simon Flash!

How to enter:

1. Tell me why you want to win Simon Flash!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @FamilyGameNight on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook and Family Game Night on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 23rd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

Comments

  1. My kids play with my original Simon and would love for them to have their own current version too!

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  3. Shirley Martin-Tutolo says:

    I would love to win for the grandchildren.

  4. This would be fun to play with my kids!

  5. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to win because the whole family will enjoy this game.

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  7. We use to have Monday night family game night. I am not sure how I let that slip away. It would be nice to introduce that trophy once mire with the new Simon game.

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  9. I would like to win Simon Flash because I think it would be a great game for family game nights.

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  11. I grew up with the original Simon and my kids loved trying it. I think my 8 year old would love this since he likes watching it on Family Game Night. Thanks for the fun.

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  14. crystle tellerday says:

    i want to give it to my friend Jarrod

  15. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I LOVE TO PLAY GAMES WITH MY KIDS

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  17. I would like to win this for my twin daughters.

  18. This would be a fun game to play on our family game night.

  19. I think this is a great game for learning coordination for young children.

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  21. becuase it looks like a fun game

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  26. Douglas Houston says:

    I would like to win this for my nephew, he loves games

  27. My son would love this game!

  28. Amanda Berrios says:

    I used to have the original Simon…I loved it!! I would love to try this one…

  29. My son is almost 4 and getting into games. I would love to have more fun games for him to play and learn with

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  31. I USED TO PLAY THE “OLD” SIMON AS A KID WITH MY SIS, SHE’D LOVE TO PLAY THIS WITH HER KIDS
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  33. I want to win this game for my grandson!

  34. Christine W says:

    I still enjoy playing the old version of Simon and would love to try out the new version. Plus, I think that it would be fun to teach my grandson how to play it.

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  38. I would enjoy playing this game with my kids

  39. Stephanie V. says:

    perfect for family game night

  40. I want to win this game for my two kids!

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  43. Shannon Morris says:

    I’d like to start having family game night too

  44. My son would really enjoy this he loves a challenge thank you!

  45. I want to win this as a Christmas present for my son.

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  46. I want to win this because my six year old would like it.

  47. *squeal* I literally ohhhh’d when I saw this post… I want this game for Christmas LOL I tried to convince my kids they needed it 😉 so I could justify buying it right now (during the holidays) but they weren’t impressed. I grew up with this game and LOVED it. Actually, it was my brothers game… HE got it for Christmas one year and I was so jealous, I’d take it from him every chance I got. Obviously it doesn’t take much to entertain me HAHA.

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  51. I would like to win for my 3 boys.

  52. sheryl cullum says:

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  53. I would love to win this for my son.

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  56. Monique Rizzo says:

    This looks so fun for the family!!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  57. Karen Gonyea says:

    My son would LOVE this 🙂

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  62. I would like to win because I loved Simon as a child and think this would be a good game to play with the kids.

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  64. I’d love to win so I could play with my 7 year old. He loves watching Family Game Night on tv, and this is one of his favorite games they play!

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  68. It looks like so much fun for the whole family.

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  70. I would love to win so we could add this to our family game night.

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  73. My sister and I loved Simon when we were growing up. I
    d love to play this version with her.

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  75. I would love to win this because I always loved the older version. I think my daughter would absolutely love it too!

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  79. I want to win because my daughter would love this game!!

  80. I’d love to win because this looks like a lot of fun.

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  82. wanna win for my nephew!

  83. Michelle C says:

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  88. Jason Vaughn says:

    We love games and Simon flash would be a great addition and may even help with learning colors for the toddler.

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  89. I would like to win it because it would be a good game for my grandson to have.

  90. This would be great for family game night

  91. Michelle C says:
  92. I’d love to win cause it looks fun

  93. I want to win this for my son, he would love it.

  94. Jill Myrick says:

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  97. It will make a great birthday present for my niece next year.

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  99. I loved playing Simon when I was little. This looks like a lot of fun to play with my kids.

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  111. Michelle C says:
  112. tracey johnson says:

    because we need a new game for family night

  113. Cheryl Lund says:

    I would like to win the Simon flash because it would be a great memory game for me to play and to concentrate on and keep my mind young and fresh. It would also help my motor skills. I would also like to play the game with my sons.

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    I’d like it for lmy daughter.

  129. We are definately a family who loves to play games on family night and this would be a great addition!

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  133. I want to win the game so I can play with my son.

  134. I want to win the game so I can play with my son.

  135. tracey byram says:

    This would be a fun game to play on our Family Game Nights.

  136. Melanie Dauterive says:

    My hubby and I would love to play it

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  139. I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

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  145. I WANT IT FOR MY GRAND SON.

  146. Stephanie Harriel says:

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  147. I would love to win this because my kids really want this game. They love to get together and play games…I know unusual for a family, but I love it!

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  150. I want to win because my husband would love the game. He’d challenge the kids with it.

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