MEGA Brands is a parent company of Mega Bloks, RoseArt, Mega Puzzles, and The Board Dudes. Their product lines include fun games, toys, puzzles, and more great for families and kids. We were able to receive a few fun puzzles and games from their line of products to review. My 5 year old really enjoys doing puzzles but we had yet to try a bit harder puzzles then the typical 48 piece puzzles he’s able to do on his own. He loves Sponge Bob, though, so I knew he’d really enjoy a 3D puzzle we could work on together. The two of us started the puzzle together getting the outline of the puzzle and 3D part assembled. Then, my 5 year old took over and was able to complete the rest of the flat part of the puzzle all by himself. As most of the puzzle had skinny narrow sections left without a bunch of “inside” pieces that wouldn’t fit right away, he was able to assemble the puzzle pretty easily on his own and didn’t need any help. When he finished the flat part of the puzzle we started working on the 3D section together. It was kind of difficult to put the 3D part together. You’re supposed to glue the puzzle together and let it dry so you’re left with one solid connected piece. I wanted to be able to enjoy the puzzle again, though, so we opted to skip this step. I ended up taking off the pieces that align to the 3D Sponge Bob and clipping them on to him before placing Sponge Bob back into the puzzle. This worked pretty well, but it was still a tricky job getting the pieces all aligned and then back into the puzzle. Once we were done, though, we both thought the puzzle was really cool and my 5 and 3 year old boys absolutely loved how Sponge Bob popped up off the puzzle at them! The 3D Breakthrough puzzles really are very neat and unique, though keep in mind the steps will indicate for you to glue the puzzle together.
When played Bingo Builders when my niece came over and the kids loved the game! It’s simple enough that my 3.5 year old could play but still complex enough for the 5 year olds to enjoy also. Each round when you complete a bingo you get to add one piece to your monster and the first to complete their four piece monster is the winner! It becomes a really long game with 3 players, but they still had a great time. I think we played 7 total rounds before one player won. The game does have a second side which is more difficult, but the directions and rules just seemed really confusing as the match game turns into matching one of the 4 pieces of blocks, which look very similar to each other. We stuck with the shape matching side which was a big hit.
Check out all of the MEGA Brands line of products for some fun activities to try with your kids this summer.
Disclosure: I received Mega Brands puzzles and games in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.
Tuesday 5th of June 2012
I have never heard of the Bingo game. It sounds really cool!! I will definitley have to look for that in the future. Sounds like something my 5 year old would love!!
Friday 1st of June 2012
Thanks for the great review. He looks so sweet thinking over that puzzle. I love puzzles a lot and will keep this in mind for grandson a little later. Great review!
Thursday 31st of May 2012
Neat, my sons would like the Classic Mickey Mouse or Cars 2 Breakthrough puzzles they have on their site. I'll have to remember these for when they are a little older. Thanks!
Tuesday 29th of May 2012
i've never heard of these games but i know my kids would love them- especially anything to do with spongebob!
Tuesday 29th of May 2012
I am familiar with the Mega Bloks, but have not heard about the puzzles... I love them and will buy them for our two children! Many thanks, Cindi