Borders Toys And Games Section Review And TWO $100 Gift Cards Giveaway

We started reading to Evan when he was an infant. We have already started with Isabella too. I think it is important to give my children as much of a head start as I can. I believe that if they start reading now, they'll always have a love for books.



In addition to the amazing selection of books that Borders already carries, they have expanded their Toys And Games Section in over 500 stores. The new section has their shelves stocked with high quality educational gifts that are perfect for any child on your holiday list.

We don't have a Borders close to us so they sent us a box full of these toys from their newly expanded section.


Receiving this box full of amazing products makes me wish we had a Borders that was closer to our house. They have many of the top name educational brands such as Creativity for Kids, Thinkfun, Scientific Explorer, and ALEX.

I love that Borders is dedicated to providing so many products that inspire creativity and build cognitive skills. I searched the Toys And Games Section online and was amazed by the variety. They have so many products that I want for my children.

Use this store locator and visit a Borders near you to check out their newly expanded Toys and Games section! The Borders in-store promotion this week is $10 off a purchase of $20 or more!


Win It!!
Borders is giving TWO of my readers a $100 gift card!

To enter, tell me a toy or game that you played with when you were younger and why you think it is still a good choice today. This is required and must be done before the extra entries count!

EXTRA ENTRIES!
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do.

1- Subscribe to my blog via email.

2- Follow my blog via google friend.

3- For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway and link it back to this post and Borders.

4- Follow twoofakind AND Borders on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can Tweet once a day for an extra entry every day! You can copy and paste: Win a $100 Gift Card to @Borders (TWO WINNERS) during #MistletoeMadness @twoofakind http://tinyurl.com/yadkwnp

5- Place the 'Start The New Year With Style' button on your blog.

6- Place the Mistletoe Madness button on your blog.

7- Become a fan of Borders on Facebook.

8- Enter the Canvas Giveaway on Jennifer's blog.

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on December 6th when I will draw a winner at random. PLEASE leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner and they will have 36 hours to respond!

Open to US only!

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may very from others. Thank you to Borders who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

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debbiekl said...

Great giveaway! I remember playing with the sit and spin when I was younger and my son loves his now. Other things like Tonka trucks and puzzles never get old either!

debbiekl said...

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Dana said...

I think CandyLand is a great game. It Helps with colors and counting.

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Dana said...

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I have the the 'Start The New Year With Style' button up.

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I have the Mistletoe Madness button up.

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Dana said...

I am a fan of Borders on Facebook.
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Kimberly said...

I loved Memory! It's a still a great game - memory, communication, taking turns, patience. It's awesome!

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Kimberly said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Tiffy said...

I played candyland. It's great for teaching kids numbers & colors.

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Dana said...

I Entered the Canvas Giveaway on Jennifer's blog.

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burlap + blue said...

I think memory (the matching game) is something I used to play that is still a great game to play!

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The Allen Family said...

I loved the Marble Works. (I don't remember the actual name.) But I got to build different courses that the marble would go thru. I would love to have that for my boys.

The Allen Family said...

I subscribe to your emails.

The Allen Family said...

I follow with google friend.

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Follow both and tweeted.
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The Allen Family said...

Have the Start the New Year button.

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Have the MM button.

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Kitty said...

I always liked Connect Four. It teaches counting, patterns, and 3d learning.
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I subscribe but under (babybear7@yahoo.com)
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I follow by google friend.
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Kitty said...

I have the style button on my blog.
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Kitty said...

I have the Mistletoe Madness button on my blog.
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I am a fan of borders on Facebook (katherine mecham)
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Kitty said...

I entered Jleighs giveaway. http://www.jleighdesignz.com/2009/11/online-poster-printing-16x20-rolled.html?showComment=1259206223446#c5161797235753231383
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Patricia Carlson said...

I love Uno! It's simple and addictive!
Thanks for the chance,
Patricia
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Krystyn said...

I, too, have to go with Candyland. Counting, colors and importantly, the act of playing a game.

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Patricia Carlson said...

I follow through Google!
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Krystyn said...

I follow.
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Krystyn said...

Got the start the new year button.
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Krystyn said...

Got the mistletoe madness button.
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Pinaymama said...

I love the snake and ladder game because it is fun and absolutely learn kids today how to be patient and when to take turns.

Pinaymama said...

Already a subscriber: pinaymamablogger [at] gmail [dot] com

Pinaymama said...

followed you already with username Pinaymama on google friend

Pinaymama said...

already a follower and followed Borders on twitter

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Pinaymama said...

already Placed the Mistletoe Madness banner on my blog http://www.joshandme.com

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already placed the 'Start The New Year With Style' button at http://www.joshandme.com

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already a fan of Borders http://www.facebook.com/Borders?v=wall#/pinaymamablogger?ref=name

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Sara said...

Where to begin! I loved playing candyland as a kid and still love playing it with my niece and nephew. It never gets old!!

Sara said...

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Lindsey said...

Love this giveaway! I remember playing with Linkin Logs when I was younger and I would love to have some for my kids. I spent hours and hours making houses and towns with them!

Lindsey said...

I subscribe via email!

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I follow!

Lauren said...

Monopoly!
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bigguysmama said...

I enjoyed Lisa Frank stuff. The animals, stickers, folders...They still appeal to girls even a certain high number of years later. :)

Blessings,
Mimi
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bigguysmama said...

I subscribe via email. That's how I knew you were doing this giveaway! :)

~Mimi
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bigguysmama said...

I'm a follower.

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bigguysmama said...

I have your Mistletoe Madness button on the right sidebar of my blog Woven by Words.

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bigguysmama said...

Just grabbed your new button about style, something I just don't have...unless you count jeans on a daily basis a "style". :)

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Colleen said...

I remember playing candyland when I was younger. I think it is a good game for kids. It holds their interest with the cards being shapes and the board being brightly colored and it is a good game when kids are working on turn taking.
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Burning Moon said...

I used to love playing candyland it was colorful,made you use your imagination & it was a fun learning game.It really helps with numbers & colors,I think kids should still play it because it was fun & educational

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I am now following your blog Via google friend

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Emily Armstrong said...

I liked to play with pickup sticks. They were good for small motor skills. I want to get some for my daughter this Christmas.
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Heather said...

I loved playing the game of Life. It's still a great choice to teach kiddos about the ups and downs that life throws at you but to enjoy the ride.

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Melissa said...

I am a follower in a google reader.

ellie said...

Lincoln Logs! I remember spending hours building with Lincoln Logs. I think my little grandson would enjoy them today.
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I follow on Google.
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sharonjo said...

I was just talking with my college-age son a couple days ago about the game Clue. I remember playing it way back in grade school, and he does too! Guess it's been around a long time. I always liked it, kind of fun solving the mystery of "whodunnit!"

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I'm an email subscriber.

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I follow on Google Friend Connect.
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ellie said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/6073723386
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sharonjo said...

I follow twoofakind and Borders on twitter.
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~JEWEL~ said...

I loved Operation. It was so tense hoping the tweezers you used to get hte funny bone wouldn't cause his nose to buzzzzzzzz.

I think kids today would still love it!

Tj and Amy said...

candy land and monopoly were such fun exciting learning games for me and I still think they are a great choice today. amypugmire@live.com

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Rebecca Graham said...

I had a My First Chemistry Set. It is still good today for children because it teaches them about science while having fun doing so.

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Erica Rooks said...

My daughter plays tons of games that I played when I was little....Go Fish (which she always wins at), Connect Four, Old Maid, Clue (which she doesn't always grasp completely just yet), and so many more! We LOVE playing games in our house! :) Thanks!

Erica Rooks said...

I subscribe via e-mail!

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I follow your blog!

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I'm a fan of Borders on FB! Thanks!

Jessica said...

I played Connect Four a lot when I was little and I think it's a great game

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I'm a Borders fb fan

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I follow via google

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I follow on twitter and tweeted

Mari said...

When I was little we made a lot of our toys and we drew and painted. I think this fosters creativity in children. Any activity such as legos, watercolors etc that allow a child to build things or to become creative is valauble in my book.

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Joe said...

Legos! They encourage creativity and not hitting your brother.

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Mami2jcn said...

I played Memory and Bingo as a child and those are still classic games played today.

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I blogged about this:

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I have your mistletoe madness button.

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I have your new year style button.

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Pricilla said...

I am old. So I remember playing chutes and ladders. And Candyland. It was just fun. I can't give you any more than fun. But fun is good
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I subscribe
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I follow
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I am a fan of borders on facebook. they will find a crazy lady and goat. in pearls. don't ask
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throuthehaze said...

I played with the American Girl dolls when I was a kid. They are still a great toy because they stimulate children's imaginations.
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kalea_kane said...

One of my favorite toys as a child was my colorforms Barbie dream house. I also had several other colorforms toys. They were just so much fun to rearrange and use for imaginative play, and they were so compact we could take it anywhere.
Thank you for the chance!

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Kim said...

I loved playing with legos - I think kids today should play with them because they encourage active imagination!

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Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I really enjoyed playing with Legos when I was young! I think they're great toys even today because you can use your imagination so well, and they adapt to both genders. My brothers were always building cars and planes and I was building houses for families!

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

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Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I follow your blog!

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I follow both you and borders! http://twitter.com/newwife777/status/6089834161

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I have the Style button!

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I have the Mistletoe madness button!

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Joe said...

following your blog on googlefriend

- Marybeth I. said...

candyland is a classic and a favorite in our house

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JC said...

I had some LEGO sets and loved them! Playing LEGO needs creativity and imagination, I think they'd still make great gifts for kids today!

JC said...

I'm a subscriber.

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Naddez said...

I used to play the Checkers game when I was younger. This game will teach children how to become creative thinkers and to share with others.

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Rhonda said...

I used to play Atari when I was young(er). Not sure why it is/would be good today but I loved it way back whe...

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Became a fan of Borders on Facebook. (Quanda)

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Entered the Canvas Giveaway on Jennifer's blog.

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AStarrA said...

Ok I'm sure this is going to be really lame but I think the best "toy" a child can have is their imagination!
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jessilynn said...

My two favorites that I played as a kid, Monopoly and The Game of Life and now my two young nieces play the same games and love them. They never get old because they are so much fun. TY!

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ldemello said...

i loved chutes and ladders, monopoly and scrabble. i like scrabble because kids (and adults) need to expand their vocabulary!

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jessilynn said...

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Vicky said...

Hi! Ho! Cherry O! was one of my favorites a long, long time ago! I still buy it for my nieces and nephews :) vicmeier@hotmail.com

Vicky said...

I am now following your blog via google friend :) vicmeier@hotmail.com

Vicky said...

I have subscribed via email :) vicmeier@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I loved my big wheele. My daughter has one and it's great fun, easy for little ones to ride, and a good way to get them moving!

Sarah said...

I subscribe!

Sarah said...

I've got the misteltoe button

Danielle said...

The toys I had the most fun with as a kid were those large tonka construction trucks. We played outside with these building things for hours. These are still a good choice today because kids use their imaginations when they play with them which is always good.
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DG said...

I liked candyland a lot as a game because it was simple and exciting..never to long never to easy. Good way to learn rules and taking turns and being a good sport! :)

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Betty N said...

I liked to play Bingo as a child because I had the same chance to win as everyone else. Ours was just plain old cards and numbers. I saw that Borders had such cute ones as Hello Kitty Bingo and and Bingo type game called Zingo. I think kids today would really enjoy them.

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