Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament + NJ Giveaway

Does anyone else feel like their time in the kitchen increases exponentially between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I’m pretty sure mine does. I like cooking for the family, and I really enjoy whipping up cookies and cakes and holiday treats, but sometimes I just need to catch a break.

I recently baked about a million cookies and decided to load my family into the car for dinner rather than stand over that stove another minute. Since it was a Sunday afternoon, instead of shuffling everyone into the nearest restaurant we decided to mix things up and add a little entertainment to our meal. We went straight to the Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ!

Medieval Times Knights

If you’re not familiar with Medieval Times, it’s a fun, family-friendly dinner attraction based on 11th century feasts and tournaments. Guests at the event are offered a delicious four-course banquet and are treated to a jousting tournament between six knights on horses (each seating area cheers for a different knight). The dinner and event last an exciting two hours.

Medieval Times King and Princess

I had been to Medieval Times in the past, but this is the first time I took my children, and it really was an awesome experience for all of us. They loved the meal, but they were completely transfixed with the show. It was the first time they had seen jousting and sword fighting in person, and they were pretty much in heaven. We even bought them some glow swords, and they haven’t stopped playing with them yet. (In fact, I saw a little crossover fight between a sword and a lightsaber yesterday. I love my kids so much). The show even includes live falcons, which is pretty amazing. Honestly, Medieval Times is a great time whether or not you bring the kids. One of my previous visits was for a friend’s birthday party, and she was turning 29. It really is fun for any age or occasion!

Horses at Medieval Times

We had The Royalty Package, which includes tickets to the show, preferred seating, VIP lanyards, a cheering banner, and a knight’s rally towel for each member of our party. These tickets are an extra $12.00 each, but between the great seats and extra goodies, they’re so worth it.

As for the meal, oh my goodness. It truly is a feast! You’ll get a giant serving of roasted chicken (wing, breast, and drumstick), sweet buttered corn on the cob, tomato bisque soup, garlic bread, herb-basted potatoes, pastries, coffee, and two rounds of beverages. All the food is delicious, but I’ll admit we didn’t love the pound cake. By the time dessert was served, though, we were already stuffed anyway.

Medieval Times Dinner

Just a quick note and a mini rant: the experience is set up like an authentic feast in the 11th century, so the meal isn’t served with silverware, which I think is fun. Some people sneak in plastic forks, but I think that kind of ruins things. Enjoy eating chicken with your hands like the rest of the crowd; I mean, how often can you dig into dinner with such reckless abandon? 🙂

The whole family had a blast at Medieval Times, and the kids are already requesting a return visit, so I know we’ll be going back for more food and fun. Hope to see you there!

The Red & Yellow Knight at Medieval Times

Oh, one more thing: right now, Game on Mom readers can grab Medieval Times tickets for a special price! With code MT3629 you can buy adult tickets for $36.95 and children’s tickets (12 and under) for just $29.95. This code is valid through 2/28/2017, so don’t miss your chance to snag this discount. Visit MedievalTimes.com to purchase today.

Enter now to win a 4 pack of tickets to the Lyndhurst, NJ Medieval Times!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 1/5/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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My Little Pony: Puzzle Party App & Prize Pack Giveaway

We’ve got good news for all you Equestria fans out there.  Back in October, Hasbro and Backflip Studios (makers of DragonVale and Paper Toss) came out with a brand new My Little Pony game!

My Little Pony Puzzle Party

My Little Pony:  Puzzle Party is a hi-def, match-3 puzzle game featuring hundreds of adventures where players can recruit all of their favorite ponies to use their unique “pony power-ups” to master magical levels throughout Equestria.  All of the “Mane 6” is represented here, and each pony is voiced by the real actor from the Friendship is Magic television series.

My Little Pony: Puzzle Party Game

Puzzle Party is available on both Android and iOS.  They’ll be updating it regularly to offer new challenges and characters from MLP:  Friendship is Magic.  Download it now so you can get started puzzling with Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie!

My Little Pony fanaticism is by no means a requirement to play Puzzle Party.  If you enjoy vibrant, fun puzzle games, you’ll fall in love with the challenges and the graphics.  The puzzles really can get complex, so despite the fact that it’s MLP-themed, it probably wouldn’t be much fun for younger kids.  Older kids, young adults, and adults, on the other hand, will be hooked.  Download MLP:  Puzzle Party  now, and see for yourself!

To celebrate the release of this new game, we’re giving away a My Little Pony Puzzle Party Prize Pack!  One lucky Game On Mom reader is going to receive a package that includes:

  • My Little Pony: Puzzle Party Bag
  • My Little Pony Figure
  • Rainbow Dash Headphones
  • My Little Pony Sticker Set

Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter to win.  Open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 1/5/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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Teletubbies Snowball DVD & Lullaby Laa-Laa Doll Giveaway!

Surprise:  Teletubbies are back!  If you missed those rascals, you’ll be happy to learn you can find them in an updated series featuring new elements like the Tubby Phone and Touch-Screen Tummies.  I can’t believe that it’s been almost 20 years since Teletubbies took the world by storm, and I bet a lot of you were fans back then.  Heck, even I had a Po doll, and I was long past their target age.

Now you can introduce your own little cuties to the wonders of Teletubby land with a brand new DVD that was just released by DHX Media on December 13th.

Teletubbies Snowball DVD

About the DVD

Teletubbies:  Snowball.  It’s a cold day in Teletubbyland, and snow falls on the Teletubbies!  Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po as they find big snowballs, dance with a snowman, and watch children make a caterpillar out of snow.  The DVD contains six new episodes, including ‘Snowball’, along with two special bonus features.

Bonus Features

  • Sing-Along with the Teletubbies: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette for Grown Ups

Giveaway!

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, you have a chance to win the just-released DVD and a super cute Lullaby Laa-Laa doll!  Just enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Open to US residents who are 18 or older.  Ends 1/3/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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The iPlay America NYE Party is the Family Event of the Year & We’re Giving Away 4 Party Passes!

Wondering how your family should spend New Year’s Eve this year?  If you’re in the NJ area, I’ve got a suggestion.

Make this the BEST New Year’s Eve EVER when you purchase an iPlay America NYE PARTY PASS! It’s the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family. iPlay America’s New Year’s Eve Party Pass includes unlimited rides, a $10 game card, party favors, spectacular prizes and giveaways throughout the evening, a confetti cannon, light show, and great music pumping through the entire park with a live D.J.–all for just $39.99!

iPlay America New Years Eve Party

Guests may purchase tasty à la carte treats at Sonny’s Boardwalk Grill, Boardwalk Bites, and Mixx Frozen Yogurt throughout the celebration or make reservations to enjoy the à la carte menu at Game Time Bar & Grill.  (They have a surprisingly decent beer selection, if that’s your thing.)  Hi-tops in the Bar are available for dining with a prix fixe menu on a first come, first served basis and purchase of a party pass! For revelers looking to do something extra-special to celebrate this New Years, iPlay America is offering a limited number of VIP Suite packages!

Make plans NOW to be a part of ALL the pizzazz, pop, and pageantry of iPlay America’s huge NYE festivities, and be here to watch the ball drop on one of our five large screens and monitors!  All members of the family will have a blast at this event.  Take a look at how much fun they had last year:

iPlay America New Years Eve

We attended iPlays Halloween event, and I can’t tell you how much fun we had.  The kids even one a prize in their costume contest!  If you’re still figuring out plans for NYE this year, definitely consider iPlay.  There aren’t a lot of places where both kids and parents can have this much fun together!

Doors for iPlay America’s 2017 New Year’s Eve Party 2017 open at  on 12/31 at 7:30 PM.  (iPlay America is located at 110 Schanck Rd in Freehold, NJ.)  Visit iPlayAmerica.com/NYE to learn more and get your tickets.

iPlay is generously offering our readers a chance to win four New Year’s Eve Party Passes valued at $39.99 each.  Enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 12/28/16 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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PEANUTS Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway!

How many renditions of “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, and Vince Guaraldi’s famous “Linus & Lucy” have you heard so far this month?  Never enough in my opinion!  Yes, we’re officially into the holiday season—and that means it’s time for a giveaway full of fun Peanuts stocking stuffers. (Well, you might need a king-size stocking for a couple of these!)

Peanuts Christmas
• Sure to be popular with your kids: Munch your way through the holidays, then savor the memories all year long with a collectible Peanuts Popcorn Tin filled with three different flavors (buttered, caramel, and white cheddar) of popcorn, of course!Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz

• Celebrate the legacy of Charles Schulz through the eyes of some of the world’s world’s best-known names in comics, children’s books, comic strips, cartoons, and webcomics, including Matt Groening of The Simpsons and Raina Telgemeier (Smile). The book is called Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz from Boom! Studios.

• Celebrate the beloved holiday classic with a Charlie Brown Christmas Coloring Kit—the perfect companion to the Great Pumpkin coloring kit we gave away earlier this year. This portable coloring kit includes 10 colored pencils and 40 illustrated cards connected by an accordion fold, featuring text on alternating cards so the story can be read as you bring this timeless favorite to vibrant life. Once complete, you can display or share your art the whole season through.

• Finally, the most adorable Snoopy you’ve ever seen: A Snoopy Itty Bitty from Hallmark. This incredibly soft and tiny Snoopy plush truly is the stocking stuffer every Peanuts fan hopes to find this season.

Enter to win via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 12/20/16 at 10:00 AM ET.  Good luck!

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