Healthy Games for your Kids at #DadChat – Angry Birds GO!

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This week’s #DadChat isn’t just about toys or digital games—it’s about both! We’re calling it Healthy Games because we’ll be discussing the best ways to engage your kids with healthy play. Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT/9:00 – 10:00 pm ET, we’ll also be talking about Hasbro’s new Angry Birds Go! Telepods, which are toy vehicles kids can play with that can also be “teleported” into the newest installment of the hit Angry Birds franchise, plus Angry Birds Go! Jenga toys, bringing the block-stacking gameplay of the Hasbro classic to life with a new Angry Birds twist! They’re way cool, and Hasbro is giving away three cool Angry Birds Go! Telepods and Jenga prizes. Scroll down for the details.

We’ll be using the #Telepods and #AngryBirdsGo hashtags for the giveaways, all my tweets, and yours too, I hope, so we bring in tons of people for a great party! For those that just have hashtag fever, we might also be using #Jenga as well! To learn more about Hasbro’s Angry Birds Go! Telepods and Jenga lines in advance of the chat, visit www.Hasbro.com/AngryBirds

Hasbro has been making games for the family for over 50 years. We all know their classics, and now they’re embracing new technology that reflects their values and brings us games the whole family can play.

Hasbro Angry Birds Games

Jenga by Hasbro

Hasbro began making games for the family around the time of The Flintstones. We all know their classics, but they like EVERY company have had to adapt to the changes in the world, especially with technology. Rather than embrace “the dark side,” they’ve chosen to continue their values and bring us games the whole family can play and that we can trust to leave with our kids to play alone.

Jason Ramsey in the Christmas Spirit

Jason Ramsey is joining me as co-host for this fun and special #DadChat. Jason is a small business owner with a passion for social media, music, and helping other small business owners achieve their goals. He has worked in the retail and marketing side of the beauty industry for the past 9 years. He is also currently the General Manager and Co-Owner of School of Rock in Wichita, KS. Connect with him on twitter and follow his blogs -they are at http://classicrockmusic.co and http://wichita.schoolofrock.com.

Below are the prizes we’ll be giving away. You’ll have to earn them just like we always do at #DadChat and just like we expect our kids to do. Each prize will have its own prize question. The first correct answer wins but you MUST include both the #DadChat and #Telepods hashtags! I will check the transcript if there’s any debate over who won and who was first! Get your fingers ready to move!

#AngryBirdGo Telepods Jenga

Prize Pack #1
ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS PIG ROCK RACEWAY Set
Race head-to-head to topple the pirate pigs! Slingshot your kart through swinging obstacles and avoid the pigs to be the first to the finish line. Continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! app. Set includes two karts featuring favorite ANGRY BIRDS characters, one of which is exclusive to this set.
ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS KART Pack
Collect your favorite ANGRY BIRDS characters and their unique karts with these single-packed racers. These packs are a great way to start your to the ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS collection! Race them against each other and then continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! app! Each pack sold separately.
Angry Birds Hasbro
Approximate Value: $30
Prize Pack #2
ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS DELUXE MULTI-Pack
Make your starting line more exciting by adding five karts to your collection! Race them against each other and then continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! app. Each multi-pack includes two pig-themed racing targets and five karts featuring favorite ANGRY BIRDS characters, one of which is exclusive to this set. Each pack sold separately.

 

ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS Multi-Pack
Cross the finish line in style with two new karts for your collection! Race them against each other and then continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! app. Each multi-pack includes two pig-themed racing targets and two karts featuring favorite ANGRY BIRDS characters, one of which is exclusive to this set. Each pack sold separately.
ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA TOWER KNOCKDOWN GAME
Stack up your tower in the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA TOWER KNOCKDOWN GAME. Send your kart flying to knock down the tower and capture the pigs. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS GO! in-app content with a special code in each pack.
 
Approximate Value: $45

Hasbro AngryBirds JengaGrand Prize Pack #3

ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS PIG ROCK RACEWAY Set 
Race head-to-head to topple the pirate pigs! Slingshot your kart through swinging obstacles and avoid the pigs to be the first to the finish line. Continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! app. Set includes two karts featuring favorite ANGRY BIRDS characters, one of which is exclusive to this set.
ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS DUAL LAUNCHER Set
Birds and pigs start your slingshots! With the DUAL LAUNCHER Set you can send your karts racing towards the included target. Continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! app. Set includes one exclusive kart featuring a favorite ANGRY BIRDS character.
ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA TROPHY CUP CHALLENGE GAME 
Get ready for some serious racing as you battle for the cup in ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA TROPHY CUP CHALLENGE. Launch your kart into the Trophy Cup to take on the pigs. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS GO! in-app content with a special code in each pack.
ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA PIRATE PIG ATTACK GAME
Set sail as you battle pirate pigs in the new ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA PIRATE PIG ATTACK GAME. Race head to head against your rival to destroy the pirate ship! Slingshot your kart down the slope to capture the victory flag and take down the pirate pigs. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS GO! in-app content with a special code in each pack.

Approximate Value: $100.00

Following are some suggested tweets you can send to bring your friends and get the word out for the fantastic #DadChat:

~~ Join #DadChat Thursday 12/12 (6PT/9ET) We’ll discuss the digital integration of toys and the launch of #AngryBirdsGo #Telepods #DadCha

~~ Can’t get enough of #AngryBirdsGo!? Check out http://bit.ly/18dXSMh #DadChat is Thursday!

~~ How do you balance app time and other playtime for your kids? Hasbro’s #AngryBirdsGo #Telepods can be used for both! #DadChat

~~ Do your kids prefer playing with a smart tablet or physical toys? #AngryBirdsGo with #Telepods allows both! #DadChat

~~ Join #DadChat Thursday 12/12 (6-7 PST) for a chance to win #AngryBirdsGo Jenga products.

~~ #DadChat looks at Healthy Games for Our Kids with Hasbro’s #AngryBirdsGo sponsoring and giving away GREAT PRIZES #Telepods

~~ Do your kids use imagination with digital and physical play? #AngryBirdsGo inclues both with the use of #Telepods. #DadChat is Thursday!

From Hasbro’s PR department:

Ready. Set. Go! New this fall, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) introduces the ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS™ and JENGA product lines, launching in support of Rovio Entertainment’s highly-anticipated ANGRY BIRDS GO™! mobile game. On the heels of the globally popular ANGRY BIRDS phenomenon, a new ANGRY BIRDS story has come to life with ANGRY BIRDS GO! where the birds and pigs have jumped into karts to battle it out in a calamitous downhill race to the finish.

Initially introduced with Rovio’s ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II® on September 18th this year, the TELEPODS platform allows for a seamless integration of physical characters into the mobile gaming experience. The technology behind the TELEPODS platform allows players to “teleport” their physical ANGRY BIRDS GO™! karts into the digital game using their mobile devices .

Hasbro’s ANGRY BIRDS GO! JENGA gaming line offers innovative, face-to-face play based on the mobile game. Kids can take on the villainous pigs with exciting kart racing action, bird-launching fun, and iconic JENGA block toppling action.

Both the ANGRY BIRDS GO! TELEPODS™ and JENGA product lines are available at major retail locations beginning on October 1, 2013, with the mobile game following later. Consumers can check www.Hasbro.com for TELEPODS smart device compatibility beginning on October 1.

 

  • Alli Polin

    Fun! My son keeps telling me about that and I think he can quote the commercial. Have not seen it in our local stores yet but he’s pretty sure it looks like a lot of fun. Dang! Wish I could make #DadChat this week!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @allipolin:disqus – if I can make it from a half-day away in the Arabian Sea, why can’t you, Alli? We’re giving away THREE prize packages, too!

      • Alli Polin

        I may try! Believe it or not, it’s the first day of summer vacation here – school ends on Thursday and this chat is Friday morning here! Maybe if I tell them there’s a good reason…