Fall is here, and for most of America, that means it's Football Season. When I say "most of America," what I really mean is "Not here at Rock Father HQ." Truth is, I don't like Football... specifically, the game.
Just in-time for the Fall Gaming season, the iconic Monopoly game has been reimagined as MONOPOLY EMPIRE. This time, instead of trading property, players get to build their Empire by owning some of the World's Top Brands. To celebrate the launch, the folks at Hasbro Games have teamed up with The Rock Father to get one lucky reader hooked up with the new game... a perfect addition to Hasbro Game Night at any home. Check out the full details and get those entries in below!
When I stopped into the Hasbro Party at Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe this past July, one of the special guests was a purple monkey named Cheeky. You see, he's one of the newest additions to the growing ELEFUN AND FRIENDS line, and the subject of two new games being released in-time for Fall: CHEEKY'S BARREL BURST (pre-order here) and CHASIN' CHEEKY (out now). As luck would have it, the folks at Hasbro Games had already sent the latter to Rock Father HQ for evaluation in The Rock Father's State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility (our house).
Preschoolers love games - a fact I know well with one active preschooler here at Rock Father HQ. Even better? When those games get the little ones movin', and the folks at Hasbro Gaming have a new entry to their popular Elefun and Friends line that will do just that. His name is CHASIN' CHEEKY, and Hasbro and The Rock Father are giving readers a chance to score one for their own playtime adventures!
Last Friday night, my friends from Hasbro invited me down to The Hard Rock Cafe (oddly appropriate location) in Chicago for a special #HasbroParty. There, bloggers like myself got to go hands-on with some new and upcoming offerings like the new NERF Rebelle line, Furby Boom, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, TRANSFORMERS Rescue Bots, and more. While there was plenty of play to be had, it was hard not to notice that the bar had been completely taken over by the KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION. Now, we're already fans of the KRE-O line (check out this STAR TREK review), but I wasn't really familiar with this whole "CityVille" deal until a bartender in full-on zombie makeup served me a vodka-heavy "Zombie Punch" from the KRE-O inspired drink menu.
Back to School. I do believe that this is the very first Back to School post that I've ever done on The Rock Father. While we didn't have a real "break" since we kept her in activities this summer at the same place... with the same teachers... and mostly the same class... our oldest will be Back to Preschool this Fall, and that got me thinking about one of the coolest aspects of the season: New supplies. That said, I'd been looking at lunch boxes (and totes and bags) and decided to compile some of my favorites here on the site. Take a peek at the list below. I've even given you some rock to listen to while browsing...