Review & Giveaway: Hasbro’s Magic Jinn

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I can remember many, many moon ago playing guessing games with my sister. Matter of fact, I think to this day we still actually play sometimes. We went from the childhood favourites like “Tag” to “Hide and Go Seek” and our more quiet less physical game of “I Spy”. We would ask questions which would result in a yes or no response and spend hours trying to figure it out. Naturally we would spy something and then change our minds part way through because the other one was guessing it too fast. I was a pro and figured out how to trick her so she would ultimately get frustrated and give up making me the undefeated champion of the world. Hmm, maybe I exaggerate a bit, so what. To be a kid again right?

Hasbro has always been one of the family favourites. Spending whole weekends with my bestie playing Candy Lane, Battleship, Clue and the ever classic Monopoly is a memory I am fond of. Having an opportunity to test and review a fairly new game from Hasbro was super exciting and took me back…way back (ugh, I went there again). The kids were so excited waiting for it to get here. Magic Jinn finally arrived and a few batteries later we were all having fun with him.

Magic Jinn is a game for ages 6 and up that tests your knowledge on animals. Not only is this a super educational toy, where the kids need to think of an animal and answer Jinn’s questions based on whether or not it has fur, does it swim, is it larger than a microwave, but it forces the kids to think back on what they know about the particular animal as they try to stump him…and he doesn’t give up that easily! Jinn takes you through a series of questions in which you will answer with a yes, no, I don’t know or it depends. Once he is sure he has it he will reveal what he thinks. If you are sneaky you will win, but Magic Jinn is a pretty smart guy and you can spend endless hours playing.

Although it is recommended for 6 our little one was only 5 and able to play along too. Some of his questions confused her a little but playing along with mom or dad we were able to keep it going until he guessed her animal. Jinn’s cute interactive responses had all 3 kids giggling which of course just made us laugh along too. Such a great toy to have fun with and educate along the way.

Product Variety: 5/5 (lots of animals to keep you going)
Product Use: 4/5 (a few more quirky reactions would be good)
Product Recommendation: 5/5 (age is just a number after all)

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  1. Jan 31/14 – I clicked on the “here” to enter and the link took me to a Fisher Price Bath and Body line giveaway that is already over, not a Magic Jinn giveaway. Just wanted to let you know!

  2. Traci says:

    Oops I will go fix that. Thanks!

  3. Lauren says:

    I think this would be great for the car

  4. Our favourite family activity right now is doing Kids Yoga together! Favourite Hasbro is the Show Cam, daughter got one for Christmas and an all out war ensued all Christmas day with my 2 year old. On Boxing Day I ran out and got him his own, now they both constantly take pictures and love the projector.

  5. Tanis says:

    Geocaching! And we love Play-Doh!

  6. Avatar of lisa bell lisa bell says:

    we love family game night! our fav game right now is dont break the ice

  7. We love playing games like Chutes and Ladders together as well as doing arts & crafts.

  8. Avatar of Kam Par Kam Par says:

    Going to the park together! And we really like Play-Doh!

  9. Avatar of Sarah M Sarah M says:

    We love reading together and we love paly-doh!

  10. Right now our favorite game in the house is operation, my 3yr love it! We have the despicable me version which makes it even more fun for him :)

  11. Amanda Neilson says:

    Favourite family activity is anything outside on nice days and family crafts and games when it’s not so nice outside (like today!). My daughter loves Chutes and Ladders and my stepson loves everything else haha.

  12. my favourite family activity is napping. my favourite hasbro toys are the interactive ones.. they are fun for us parents too

  13. Avatar of Luisa Luisa says:

    Our family loves game night. Monopoly is our favourite. Would love to try Magic Jinn

  14. Avatar of Jennifer Lo Jennifer Lo says:

    Our family loves to play Monopoly and it is our favourite.

  15. Avatar of Denise Eshom Denise Eshom says:

    We love to go biking. Kids are just getting into boardgames and Monopoly is at the top of the list.

  16. ivy pluchinsky says:

    we love playing with the new furby boom. We have hatched about 30 eggs now with the app.

  17. Tracy Heath says:

    We love board games and have family night!

  18. Erika Birrell says:

    Our favorite family activity is tobogganing, swimming and walking! Our favorite Hasbro toy is Hugging Elmo!

  19. Avatar of Karen Hill Karen Hill says:

    We love the entire Furby Line and Big Hugs Elmo. We like to make crafts and baking.

  20. We like playing games like Connect Four…my son wants battleship-since he saw it with daddy the other night

  21. francine says:

    we like watching movies together and my oldest likes any boardgame but mostly just loses the pieces and makes a mess

  22. Julie says:

    Board games are a great favourite in our house with operation being one of the most popular

  23. marla seigel says:

    Monopoly ROCKS! :)

  24. Melissa says:

    We love to have family game night! Candy Land is my favorite!

  25. Avatar of Kara Taylor Kara Taylor says:

    My guys love board games and play doh… we love Candy Land (our kids are still young!)

  26. Angela Mitchell says:

    Our favourite family activity right now is movie night. We love the Nerf Blasters — there are a lot of fun!

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