Count Me In: a Thomas the Train Giveaway

George Carlin clinched it for me. I’m a Thomas the Tank Engine fan. But train tracks are expensive . . . and they always end up underfoot. Then there’s that lead scare.

So I’ve spent some time looking other Thomas options to keep my daughter from developing a serious case of train envy this holiday. I should have known I’d fall back on Briarpatch. The game company that put up a Fancy Nancy game for an Inside Out giveaway a few weeks ago has taken character play in an intelligent direction.

With a wide variety for a wide age range and sturdy construction, the games have won their place in my daughter’s closet without much competition on the horizon. I named a few of my family game night favorites over at PeekabooPicks in October, but now we’ve got Thomas on the brain.

The Thomas Great Race Game chugged to the front of the pack with tracks that make it seem like you’ve got a railway station set up in the living room and a number theme that makes learning a second thought. Shoving it down their throats doesn’t work, but the game makes them have to focus on what numbers are on the cards and blocks. It adds to the fun instead of subtracting (yeah, yeah, it’s punny).

Of course, if you ask, you receive . . . so I’ve secured an extra Thomas Great Race Game for one Inside Out reader! The rules are the same as always – leave a comment to enter (tell me what you like on the Briarpatch page), and earn extra entries by grabbing my badge and/or blogging about the contest. Leave that link in comments.

AND! Because I don’t like having to chase people down, I’m throwing in an extra entry. For the rest of November, new subscribers will be eligible for the Build-A-Bear Workshop game for Nintendo Wii or DS. So subscribe at left to be notified of new giveaways, who wins and all the rest of the Inside Out reviews!

The Thomas contest will close November 12, 2008, and it’s open to US and Canadian residents. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Cool! I’d like to enter. On Briarpatch I love that you can search for products based off gender and age right from the homepage. Makes for easier gift finding! :-)tnajk at cox dot net

  2. My boys would love the Thomas game! Other games I like on the Briarpatch site are the I Spy Spooky Night game and the Thomas ABC game :)Thank you for the giveaway!kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. Just found your blog. What a great giveaway. My son loves Thomas the Train and I know my little girl would love the Good Night, Moon game. May have to scope out that website a bit more!

  4. My grandchildren love Thomas so if you would, please enter me in the the count me in: a thomas the train giveaway. This was the fist time I had been on your Briarpatch site, and was surprised to see some Thomas games that I did not even know existed. I try to keep up with those things. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. We are HUGE thomas fans around here! So we’d love all the thomas games..the ABC one would be a big help though!

  6. AND..I have your button!

  7. My daughter would love the I Spy games on the Briarpatch website.nicolerenae(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. What a great site – thanks for the introduction to Briarpatch! My son would love the Thomas game, and I love the DaVinci's Challenge game – perfect for my niece & nephew!

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  10. I love the unique games that I can’t find anywhere else. The beddy Bye Baby game looks so cute. All the I Spy games look great as

  11. With all nephews and christmas coming. I will definitly be looking into ordering from Briarpatch. Another very cool item.

  12. I like that they combine popular kids characters with educational and learning activities. So kids and moms both win!! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m going to check out the Goodnight Moon stuff over at Briarpatch now. give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  13. I want to enter!! I like the Clothespins! game on Briarpatch. I’m grabbing a badge, subscribing and I posted a blog at http://yourethebossbrandice.comThanks!

  14. I love the I Spy stuff – SO cute. I also subscribed. Angela <><

  15. I like all of the new games they have on their website. We love playing the I Spy games. Thnak-you for wonderful giveaway. tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  16. We love Briarpatch. My daughter would also like the Beddy Bye Baby game I think, but she really LOVES Thomas.

  17. The Goodnight Moon Game looks terrific.

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