Thomas’ Great Race Game: Review and Giveaway

All Aboard! Get on the right “track” with this new Thomas the Tank Engine game from Briarpatch. In Thomas’ Great Race, children must learn their numbers to earn coal to power their engines – Thomas, James, Percy or Molly – over the hill and across the finish line. This fast action game encourages the development of sorting, counting and color matching skills.

How do you play? I received Thomas’ Great Race for review and decided to see how it stacked up with it’s toughest critic: the Testy Toddler. Set up of the game was very easy and explained very well in the manual. Each engine drops into a slot on the Great Race track, with the back of each slot open to receive “coal blocks.” Players take turns selecting a card and answering a simple counting question based upon what they see on the card –for example, how many blue engines do you see?” A correct answer is rewarded when a player picks up the matching block of coal and inserts it into the open slot behind his engine, powering it up the hill. Once the engines crest the hill, they roll across the finish line.

Lily, who is 3.5 years old, had no problem understanding the concept and objective of the game. She was able to correctly answer every question (your child must have a knowledge of numbers 1,2 and 3 as well as recognition of primary colors in order to play this game) and was coordinated enough to insert the coal blocks herself.

She really enjoyed the game! She has already asked to play it again tomorrow night!

Want to test it out for yourself? Briarpatch has generously donated one Thomas’ Great Race game to a lucky reader!

How to enter:
1. Travel on over to Briarpatch and tell me one other toy your child would love to have under the Christmas tree!

Additional entries (make sure you leave separate comments for each entry):
1. Blog about this giveaway.
2. Favorite me on Technorati.
3. Follow me on Twitter (BridgetteLA) or Tweet about this giveaway.

Contest ends on October 29th at 11:59pm CST. Prizes not claimed within 72 hours will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

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  1. davincis challenge looks fun

  2. I think Miss Missy would like the animal soup game. At least, it looks fun to mom. And I’ll be the one playing with her!

  3. donna444444 says:

    My kids want a wii.

  4. my 3 year old would love any of the puzzles, his favorite thing to play with

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  6. This would be a great game for my son. I think he’d also like the Nerdy Wordy Crossword game.

  7. oneinamil23 says:

    The animal soup game does look like tons of fun! What great gifts!

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  8. the wii

  9. Let’s go with the I Spy Children’s Puzzle Assortment.

  10. My little one would love the Clothespins! Game.

  11. agordon10 says:

    fancy nancy posh bedroom game

  12. Thanks so much for this giveaway. The I Spy Private Eye game sounds like a lot of fun. THanks so much.

  13. DaVinci’s challenge looks like a good game for my older kids.

  14. hminnesota says:

    I would choose Thomas Station Celebration Card Game.

  15. The Beddy Bye Baby game looks cute and fun for my granddaughter!

  16. tatertot374 says:

    Thank you for having this. I think my son would love the Dinosaurs, Extinct?. THank you!

  17. samsakara says:

    My kids would love the I spy spooky night game.

  18. My boy would love the I Spy Puzzles. He is loves doing puzzles and looking at the I Spy books and is really good at both. So it is a great combination! He also loves Thomas so this would be a great Christmas gift for him!

  19. Animal Soup

  20. My Precious Pennies says:

    We would love the Goodnight Moon game. It was my husband’s favorite book growing up, and we just started reading the book with our daughter.

  21. The Fancy Nancy Card Game.

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  22. My Precious Pennies says:

    I have also blogged about your giveaway – it’s under the “Giveaways Galore” box in my right sidebar.

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  23. My boys would love Dinosaurs, Extinct?. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs!

  24. Would love to try the Sea Monster game for my son.

  25. jemmmers74 says:

    my daughter would love the I Spy Children’s Puzzle Assortment

  26. poppafarmer says:

    the animal soup game looks real cute

  27. kristilb19 says:

    I Spy Private Eye is cute! My son would love this

  28. Alex Clark 48 Piece Floor Puzzle is what I think the kids would love.

  29. This looks so fun, I’d love to play it with my little one. Animal Soup: There’s Always One Game over at Briarpatch sounds like another great game. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Nuts To You! says:

    We would like the I Spy Preschool Game as well!

  31. Sunnyvale says:

    Da Vinci Challenge

  32. I think Animal soup looks SUPER FUN!

  33. Shannan P says:

    My boys would love to have the Thomas Station Stop Matching Game. May have to pick that up!

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  35. Jean-Marie says:

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  36. Jean-Marie says:

    I like the goodnight moon game for my 2 year old

  37. Jean-Marie says:
  38. Fancy Nancy card game looks fancy and fun

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  40. Happywife84 says:

    We love all the I Spy things!!!

  41. I like the animal soup game

  42. The Thomas Count Your Cards Game! My son is a Huge Thomas fan…I’m so excited at a chance to win something I know he’d just love! Thanks!

  43. Would adore that I spy game!

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  44. My grandson loves, loves, loves Thomas so I would choose the Thomas Count Your Cars game….he would also love, love, love the game you are giving away!

  45. Any of the I Spy games would do. My grandkids have the books and would love the games. My youngest grandson would love any of the Thomas games.

  46. my daughter loves Fancy Nancy

  47. I think my son would love the Animal Soup game. Thank you.

  48. The Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom game looks fun as well…

  49. My son would love the I Spy A is for…Floor Puzzle

  50. furygirl3132 says:

    My daughter would love the Fancy Nancy Glitter Puzzle Assortment. She loves to do puzzles, so these would be perfect. She would love to win the Thomas game too, thanks so much for the opportunity!


  51. I’d love to have the newtons apples game as well. It looks fun.

  52. DOODLEGIRL says:

    Fancy Nacy game for my daughter

  53. Thomas Count Your Cars GameNew would be perfect for my little grandsons,they love,love Thomas,an this would make a nice gift for them for Christmas,thanks for the chance


  54. Kool Kats Puzzles look like fun! The description says that they are taken from original paintings by artist Don Roth! Cool!


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  56. valerie2350 says:

    I Spy Spooky Night 🙂

  57. Tracysweetangl says:


  58. Goodnight Moon 24 Piece Puzzle Assortment…my granddaughter would LOVE this. THANKS

  59. My grandson would love anything car or train related.

  60. Kimberly L says:

    The Nerdy Wordy Crossword game looks like it would be a hit.


  61. The Sea Monsters game looks like the children would love to play.

  62. I like the I Spy Spooky Night. My boys would love it

  63. Since my toddler is a Thomas fanatic, I would have to go with the game “A Day Out With Thomas.” He would be heaven!

  64. I would love to try the I Spy Preschool game! This one would be fun too!

  65. My son is obsessed with Thomas, so any of the Thomas games would be great for him!
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  66. daytoncat says:

    Thomas Making Tracks Game would be a big hit at my house!


  67. anything little mermaid

  68. my son would love the i spy monster puzzle

  69. My son would love the I Spy Private Eye Game.


  70. Our son would enjoy Dinosaurs, Extinct? . . . and, I would too!

  71. - Marybeth I. says:

    We would love the Fancy Nancy Posh Bedroom game or one of the I spy games. Already own the CLothespin game ::)

  72. My daughter and son would probably love the Animal Soup game or any of the I Spy games — they are really big on I Spy lately 🙂

  73. Animal Soup looks like fun! thanks,

  74. wii is on the rop of list

  75. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    We like the Beddy Bye Baby Game!


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  78. The clothespin game and of course a Fancy Nancy

  79. We like the animal soup game, thanks.

  80. Mine would also love the Thomas ABC game.

  81. littlelatina says:

    my son really wants an ISpy game

  82. The new Elmo!!

  83. Fancy Nancy Bedroom Game

  84. The Goodnight Moon game would probably be well loved with my kids.

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  85. My son would like the I Spy Travel game. Thanks

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  86. nicki72182 says:

    I would love to win this for my son. Also…the I Spy travel game would be a nice gift for him. I’m always looking for things to keep him occupied while on long car rides. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  87. My children are a bit older so I think they would like Da Vinci’s Challenge. This Thomas game would be great for the children I work with, they are quite young and many seem to like Thomas. Anything I can get to help get through to these children with autism would be great!

    Renee C.

  88. the i spy spooky night!

  89. I know my daughter would have fun with the Fancy Nancy Glitter puzzles.

  90. id love The Sea Monsters game

  91. My kids want a wii.

  92. The I Spy Private Eye would be great!

  93. My kids would love the Clothespins! Game!

  94. Stephanie Bruce says:

    We love thomas and the train mix and match bingo game. we are playing bingo to learn our numbers right now super fun

  95. Jinxy and Me says:

    I like the Goodnight Moon game!

  96. Alice in Wonderland Floor Puzzle

  97. DaVinci’s challenge looks like fun.

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  98. tiffanybeth says:

    he loves transformers

  99. We pick the Goodnight Moon game. Wow, what a fun giveaway!!

  100. yellowlabs says:

    I Spy Private Eye

  101. My three year old loves Thomas this would be a great Christmas present for her she also wants a Cabbage Patch doll.

  102. Mtlgrl4evr says:

    My girls would love the Goodnight Moon game!

  103. The DaVinci’s challenge sounds like something my grandkids would like.

  104. “Animal Soup There’s Always One”:
    This looks like great fun for our 3 yr old and 5 yr old to share!

  105. LINDALSHOT says:

    They’d like any of the I SPY games!

  106. penguin28 says:

    I think my son would like the A Little Golden Book I SEE YOU! Game

  107. Jeff, Mandee, Rayden and Parker says:

    The I Spy Children’s Puzzle Assortment looks fun!

  108. any of the puzzles. That is our new activity we do each day

  109. I am hoping to get them the I Spy Private Eye game. I saw this the other day and it looks like a really fun game.

    Thanks so much!

  110. rosannepm says:

    The I Spy Games

  111. Anonymous says:

    bring it on for the sea monster game; thanks SW

  112. donna444444 says:

    I want to try the Davincis Challenge game.

  113. My kids would love A Little Golden Book I SEE YOU! Game.

  114. Goodnight Moon 24 Piece Puzzle Assortment

  115. blueviolet says:

    DaVinci’s Challenge looks like a lot of fun!

  116. hammielover1 says:

    I think the animal soup game would be great for my kids!

  117. fancyfeet48 says:

    Fancy Nancy card game looks fancy and fun

  118. The Davincis challenge game looks neat for the whole family parents too!

  119. masonsgranny59 says:

    Animal Soup

  120. I love the Storybook Puzzle Assortment 🙂

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