Monday, November 16, 2020

Escape Mail - Mail Order Escape Games Review


With all of us going through this pandemic, we're trying to figure out creative ways to entertain ourselves while at home.  One thing I suggest is Escape Mail.  It's a Mail Order Escape Game for people looking for something new and engaging to escape the lockdown blues.

Escape Mail was imagined as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, when schools closed and Mobile Escape founders, Eric Reynolds and Paul Harvey, suddenly saw their successful education-based mobile escape room start  up business vanish. Fast forward a few months and Escape Mail is now shipping its at-home escape style adventure games to 20 countries around the world.

For just $12.99 per episode, Escape Mail players get an envelope filled with adventure delivered to their homes. Each episode contains a thrilling storyline that includes a combination of physical manipulation, online and multimedia twists, and has tiered hints available at every stage if needed. The gripping storyline deepens over 12 episodes, giving players an immersive adventure to look forward to month after month.  Escape Mail currently has one 12-episode season available. Players can order a single episode, monthly subscription, or buy the entire binge-worthy season for a discounted price. The company is currently finishing its first season with plans to release new games regularly to keep adventure seekers coming back for more. Players can select between difficulty level of Easy, Regular, or Hard when they purchase Escape Mail.


I was given the opportunity to try Episode 1: Family Secrets in the Regular difficulty range.  I received an envelope in the mail with all contents.  I actually worked together on it with my friend, Alexis.  I'll admit I'm not much of a critical thinker, so some of the clues stumped me.  Luckily, I was able to get on the website to receive clues when needed.  Players can choose to try to master the entire thing on their own or use clues online that will help further them along.  I did end up having to use a few of the clues, but it wasn't without trying to figure it out on my own first.  It took a couple of hours for me and Alexis to play Episode 1.  Players can choose to do only one episode and it's a fun, interactive way to occupy your time.  But, if you want to continue the storyline, I suggest you purchase the monthly subscription package.  After all, don't you want to know what happens to the character next?!

Alexis, my Escape Mail partner

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Heck Of A Holiday Gift Guide for Boys

 


Christmas will be here soon and people have already started shopping.  It's me - I'm people!  Here are some ideas for the boys in your life:

Atomic Power Popper with Sticky Targets - The classic Hog Wild ATOMIC POWER POPPER is back and better than ever – thanks to a flashy new design and cool new features! PLUS, it now comes complete with three super Sticky Targets you can use just about anywhere! Available on Target for $14.99. 
DinoMazing Egg Decorator


Holiday Poppers - Hog Wild brings you your Holiday Poppers as part of its POPular Poppers line! They're offering a Yeti Holiday Popper! Available on Amazon for $9.99. 


DinoMazing Egg Decorator - DinoMazing Egg Decorator allows kids to color and create their own dinosaur eggs using a mechanism that spins the egg while you decorate! Plus, inside each Dino egg is slime and your own collectible dinosaur! Available on Amazon for $27.99.

Marshmallow Blaster - Bow & Mallow Blaster - The big brother of the Mini Bow & Mallow, the Bow & Mallow Blaster continues to bring food and fun together -- thanks to its edible ammo! With launching distances of up to 30 feet, your marshmallows will soar through the air! Available on Amazon for $25.99.

Yeti Holiday Popper

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Info: Had to Create A New Twitter Account

 


For whatever unknown reason, the previous Twitter account I had for over nine years (partymix25) became defunct.  After trying to figure out why, I just gave up and created a new account.  It stinks that I have to start from scratch but it is what it is.  My new Twitter account is @HeckTerra.  I'd love if you'd follow me; I'll return the favor.

DreamWorks 10-Movie Collection - Blu-ray Review and Giveaway


From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment comes some of the studio's most treasured and beloved films packaged in special collections perfect for holiday gift giving! 

DreamWorks Presents: 10-Movie Collection

Available now on BLU-RAY™ AND DVD

Relive each classic moment as an ogre, a panda, a yeti, and so many more of your favorite characters embark on epic journeys across their worlds. With lots of laughs and breathtakingly beautiful animation, this collection is perfect for children and parents alike. The fun-filled collection includes Shrek, Madagascar, Home, Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron, How to Train your Dragon, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda, Boss Baby, Abominable, and Trolls! The DREAMWORKS 10-MOVIE COLLECTION comes with hours of bonus features including animated shorts, music videos, deleted scenes, and much more for the whole family! The Blu-ray comes with a Digital code for all films.  


DreamWorks films include:

1.  Shrek

2.  Madagascar

3.  Home

4.  Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron

5.  How to Train Your Dragon

6.  The Croods

7.  Kung Fu Panda

8.  Boss Baby

9.  Abominable

10.  Trolls

My Review:

The holidays are coming up and I'm sure a lot of us are thinking what we can purchase for people or how we can entertain during the pandemic.  The DREAMWORKS PRESENTS: 10-MOVIE COLLECTION is perfect for either.  You just can't go wrong when you've got hours and hours of family-friendly movie entertainment.  All of the featured films have been big-box hits, and for good reason.  Bonus features include mini-movies, sing-alongs, games, interactive content, and more.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Photowall Canvas Print - Review and Exclusive Discount Code

stock photo

I love canvas prints, and have several in my home.  I was able to recently order one from Photowall, a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality. Their wall murals and canvas prints are environmentally friendly, fire-retardant in accordance with Swedish standards and do not fade in sunlight. 

Between the canvas prints and the wall murals, I chose to go with the former.  With canvas prints, you can use an image of your own or choose from one of the 4000+ available.  I was very impressed with the different designs the company has to offer, and liked that I could "heart" my favorites.  

my canvas print

After browsing the different layouts, I ultimately chose "Ghost of the Forest".  It was then up to me to chose which size and edging I wanted.  I went with this particular image because my bedroom is decorated in a wildlife and deer theme.  

I fell in love with it from the start.  The canvas is of good quality and the colors are so vivid.  You can't miss seeing this print when you walk in my bedroom.  Some assembly was required; The canvas itself had to be attached to a wooden frame.  My husband was able to put it together in a short time and with no hassle.  There are instructions included and the biggest time involves inserting screws and tightening them to make the frame stable and to tension the cloth.  All in all, I'm very pleased with the quality and image of this print.  

back side of canvas print

Exclusive Discount Code:  Shop at Photowall online and use code heckofabunch25 to receive a 25% discount off any order.  Offer is valid until December 20, 2020.

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