Monday, April 3, 2017

Murbles Outdoor Sports Game Review & Giveaway

Spring, glorious spring! So thankful for the nicer weather, but sheesh, I wish it would just stay here. A couple months ago, as I started preparing for spring weather, I reached out to the Murbles company to see if they'd partner with me for the April Showers giveaway event! So thankful they agreed. All I had to do was wait for some decent weather to get outside with the family while we were all together.


I think during the spring we have the most opportunity to get out and play games as a family. We go to lots of Doodle's baseball practices with nothing to do but sit around. Visiting my family for various holidays and just get togethers means we all want to do something. I can't wait to take Murbles to my mom's house because she has a great backyard! This is also a great game that we can take with us to the beach, and I'll definitely be taking it with us to Minnesota in July. We'll have to play it up at the cabin of course!


One of my favorite things about the game is that they're American Made! You can decide initially how many sets of balls you want. Since we're a family of 4 (on a regular basis) we got four sets of colored balls. I think having a couple of extra sets would be fun if you had a big group together or just had a couple extra people over.


When I finally wrangled my family to get them outside to play, they were initially of the mindset of, "uh, what's mom got us into now." But I can say this with 100% certainty, by the end of our playing time, I had to say, "No, I'm done!" hahahaha


Our first game I told them how to play incorrectly. We had fun, but I realized we were playing way too quickly. Something wasn't making sense so I got out the papers again. Of course the rules are on the bag that the Murbles come in, but I went by the papers that game with the game. I realized we weren't scoring correctly and our winning points was wrong, too. lol

I read the instructions a second time and the lightbulb went off, thankfully! So without further ado...


Everyone picks a color Murble. The colors in our game are green, blue, red, and yellow. After we picked our colors I dumped out the whole bag of balls. The color that was closet to the point ball got to toss the point ball first. The person with the point ball throws the ball however far they want (within reason of course). Then we each took turns tossing our colored bolas as close to the point ball as possible. You'd think playing in our yard wouldn't give us any obstacles, but the way our weeds are growing, it isn't actually flat. We'd start to roll the ball and the next thing we'd know it would pop up in the air or go in the wrong direction.


Now, while I'm sitting there having fun, rolling my ball, innocently just trying to get as close as I can to the point ball, my guys were all trying as many techniques at tossing their Murbles as possible. It was quite comical. They were lobbing them up into the air, rolling low, with a spin, and with a back spin. My youngest was the only one to get 3 points in one turn by getting all 3 of his Murbles closest to the point ball. He actually ended up winning the game!


And just so you know what I dealt with during the game, the measuring tape came out towards the end. lol The guys were serious. Shoe lengths were measured numerous times throughout each of the sets. Unfortunately with this example, because our Murbles were exactly the same distance, both of our balls were taken out and the next yellow ball ended up being the winner. Dagnabit!


We had played a couple of games incorrectly, and by the time we played the game fully AND correctly, I was ready to go inside and get other work done. I was so happy to know how much fun the boys had. This will easily be one of our favorite family games that we can take with us any time!

Can you believe it is already April? And just remember, April Showers, brings May flowers. But that’s not the only thing April Brings! It brings the Spring Showers Giveaway event! Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the Lucky Clover Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with over 20 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog and enter!


Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Spring Showers Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

One person will win a set for two people in their choice of colors! This is what you'll be winning:


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39 comments:

Marty C. said...

I'm a hot pink gal. Plus, they're super-visible.

Andrew said...

I like the silver and gold color options!

Darlene said...

I would like the dark red color

Janet W. said...

I'd like to have the light blue!

Crissie Clark Woolard said...

I would l Be pink and purple!

Yvonne Woodstock said...

Pink-is-one-of-my-favorite-colors!
So,-I-would-choose
HOT-PINK!
I-hope-that-Murbles-will-consider-beginning-to-sell-INDIVIDUAL-ball-colors-too,-in-case-one-gets-lost-or-something-and-so-we-could-also-more-easily-and-affordably-ADD-more-players-to-the-game-if-we-win.-PLUS-would-be-able-to-choose-favorite-colors=of-each-family-member-of-their-choice-then-too,-which
would-be
EXTRA_COOL!
We-have-the-perfect-yard-for-this-and-have-been-wanting-to-get-yard-games!

Peggy said...

I like the purple. That is the girls' favorite color.

Julie Waldron said...

I'd like orange :)

Judy said...

I would like it in the color purple.

Robin Abrams said...

I would love the purple ones. That is my granddaughters and my favorite color

Edye Nicole said...

I love purple!

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Laurie Nykaza said...

I love the hot pink so cute my daughter would love it

Brenda Haines said...

Dark green and yellow to go with my favorite sports team. The Oregon Ducks! :)

Shelley P said...

I'd like the hot pink ones.

Shelly Leatham said...

i like the orange!

janetfaye said...

I like the red color.

Arf2-D2 said...

I like the dk blue

Heather said...

I like green!

bn100 said...

orange

polly said...

I like the purple

Elizabeth Miller said...

I like the light blue. I also like the pink.

Kristi C said...

I would like to have the purple.

LesleyfromWI said...

I would like the Hot Pink

Kayla Klontz said...

I would also like gold!

msrodeobrat said...

I would like the hot pink balls for me!
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Tom Gibson said...

I would choose silver.

41 with a 1 year old said...

I like the purple.

Lyn said...

I like the orange.

Jan Lee said...

I'd choose the Hot Pink color :)

Michelle said...

I would like Purple!

laurasloves said...

I would like the Hot Pink.
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crystalsg said...

I like hot pink and silver for my daughter.

Amy Deeter said...

I would like to have it in the color purple.

RICHARD HICKS said...

I prefer the yellow

Anonymous said...

Purple!

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Patricia said...

Hot pink or purple! So hard to choose because my little niece loves both colors a lot. I think she and her brother rally would get a kick out of Murbles.

rajee pandi said...

My son wants dark red color

Janice B said...

I would like the black and blue. These are my favorite colors.

Clair Freebie said...

My daughter would love to have purple!

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