Education, Reviews, Toy Reviews

EXIT The Game brings the escape room experience to your home (ages 10+)

Comment: I was sent these games. Thank you to Thames & Kosmos for collaborating with Parenting Healthy

EXIT: The Game brings the escape room experience to your home

Have you ever experienced an escape room event? If you have teens and need a party gathering idea, I challenge you to try an actual escape room. Its puzzles and riddles that get you out of the rooms and the faster you solve them the faster you move to the Exit. EXIT The Game are games for ages 10+ (depending on the version as some are 12+ and 16+). These bring the escape room to your home!

EXIT The Game

Anthony is 12 and we first learned about EXIT The Game from Thames and Kosmos when we visited Sweet Suite Toy Fair in NYC a few years back. Anthony was a tad young, had never experienced an escape room but I thought these looked so fun. Now he is a few years older and I finally got my hands on a few to try.

Once we realized how to solve page 1 riddle we began to make more sense and moved through the rest – yes, we had to use all 3 hint cards but this was our first attempt. We played House of Riddles rated for his age and it was challenging, a good thing! See how hard he is contemplating below…

escape room game

I have not dug into The Catacombs of Horror as that is an expert level ages 16+ but we will graduate to that soon enough. The riddles are fun and perhaps there is a bit of a theme to the set of riddles as you turn each page.

The instruction booklet worked well for us, but the best way to learn to play EXIT The Game is to download the Kosmos Helper App. In the app, you can find animated explanations of the instructions and other helpful features for a selection of Kosmos games. Available on iOS and Android devices,

EXIT game rules

This is such a great sleepover game for tweens and teens. If you like challenging games and to witness your older child’s level of problem solving the family game nights will surely be fun and challenged with any of the EXIT The Game sets. Available from Thames & Kosmos as well as retailers such as Amazon.

Earth Friendly, Home

Linnea’s Lights – Luxury Candles of quality, beauty and giving back

Comment: I was sent 2 candles. Thank you to Linnea’s Lights for collaborating with Parenting Healthy

Linnea's Lights - Luxury Candles of quality, beauty and giving back

Many times I am in need of a classy gift that is on the side of luxury but not outrageous prices. I have needed such gifts to make Mother’s Day extra special on rough years or gift a boss or bring to a BUNCO party. I always think of home gifts as well that will be useful.

Candles always seem like the perfect choice especially ones designed well with unique scents and packaged with quality such as these luxury candles from Linnea’s Lights.

Reserve Candles

When I am getting a quality gift I tend to budget a minimum of about $50 and these candles definitely fit the luxury style and are less than that! Linnea’s Lights Reserve Light candles will take your senses to fields and flower valleys, herbal gardens and mineral aquatic experiences. The Reserve Light collection comes in a frosted vessel and birch box for elegant gifting like the candles I am featuring.

In contrast, the Reserve Dark collection comes in a matte black glass vessel and charcoal box and your sense of smell will bring you to leather, ambers, resins and exotic woods. Great for the men who like their luxury candles to freshen up their space.

luxury candles

These are just two of the several luxury candle collections at Linnea’s Lights that allow you to gift quality, hand-crafted candles that are beautifully packaged to gift at a price you can afford! They offer specials frequently including savings right away when you sign up for their emails so don’t forget to take advantage when you head over to shop the gorgeous luxury candles. Shop Linnea’s Lights!

College Bound, Healthy Living

Head back to school with the naturally anti-viral copper H2O Water Bottle

Comment: I was sent a Copper H2O bottle. Thank you to Copper H2O for collaborating with Parenting Healthy

Head back to school with the naturally anti-viral copper H2O Water Bottle

It’s a water bottle, but it’s copper. This only means one thing – tamra jal (aka: water stored in a copper vessel). You never want to infuse your water with bad chemicals found in standard plastics or some metals, but anti-viral copper has great health benefits for you and the environment. I am excited to share my new Copper H2O bottle.

the better water bottle

When water is contained in copper it will become natural alkaline water, which helps balance your body’s pH levels. The anti-bacterial powers of copper becomes a great anti-oxidant, improves immunity, supports good health, prevents aging, eliminates toxins and free radicals, and stimulates the brain. Why wouldn’t you want ice cold water from a copper water bottle?

copper water bottle

By using these well-designed, anti-viral copper bottles from Copper H20 we cut down on plastic waste that traditional water bottles contribute to. You can ensure that these copper water bottles are made of pure copper (not all brands are actually pure copper). Leak free and the better way to store your water overnight for natural alkaline water by morning, get your Copper H2O water bottle today.