Win a BrainBox magazine and board game

Today’s guest blog is from Gary Wyatt, founder of Green Board Games Company and BrainBox. He tells us how an idea he had whilst stuck in traffic led to the launch of a brand new board game and magazine for kids. We have copies of the magazine and game to giveaway to two lucky winners. Scroll down to find out how to enter.


Introducing the BrainBox game and new magazine – Gary Wyatt

I came up with the idea for my first game whilst stuck in traffic on the M25. When I started I had three key objectives for each game. Firstly, to make everything from as much recycled material as possible; secondly to have each product educate in the broadest sense of the word; and thirdly to produce products in an ethical way.

Brainbox game

My vision was, and still is, is to produce games that are inclusive so that players of different ages, levels and abilities can play together. Hence the name The Green Board Game Company and a slogan of ‘Play Together,Learn Together’. My team and I now produce games all over the world in many different languages. We had such a great response from BrainBox Games that we wanted to launch a magazine that emulates the game, presenting learning in a fun way to kids of all ages.

Brainbox Magazine is completely different from other childrens’ magazines. It empowers Brainbox magazinechildren by teaching them interesting facts that they can use at school and with their friends and families. We partnered with Dennis Publishing, who have a wealth of experience in publishing magazines, and we worked closely with the editor of the magazine to make sure the content encouraged learning and memory stimulation in a way that would reach all children. Being inclusive was extremely important for us, so the magazine had to cover a variety of topics to appeal to every child – on page one you might have a feature on the world’s most dangerous animals, followed by colouring exercises themed around myths and legends, and then a section on puzzles and fractions or how to be a spy.

The magazine sits in the boys’ magazine section in shops, but this is only because of the way that shops display magazines: we had to choose, but it is clearly aimed at boys and girls. The magazine is based in many ways on the school curriculum – so it needs to be unisex. Each month the issue will cover areas that kids are learning about at school, such as Roald Dahl, Horrible Histories and inventions (which we are actually partnering with the Science Museum for).

Kids love playing games so we’ve made sure there are puzzles and activities in all of the editions. It’s become cool for kids to be smart – and we want to help children to achieve their maximum potential by enjoying learning. They want to be able to show off what they’ve learned and just how much they know, so we included a Board of Achievement in the magazine where readers can celebrate their prizes. We’ve been absolutely inundated by entries from kids who have won spelling bees, got a swimming certificate and evenstorytelling gongs. It’s great to see how enthusiastic kids are about learning and doing well at school and in extra-curricular activities.

brainbox ABC

It’s been brilliant to work on the first two editions of Brainbox Magazine so far, and it has been really well received by children and parents. I’m always looking for suggestions for the magazine from parents and children, so please do get in touch if you have any!


Brainbox magazineDid you know that Big Ben is the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world? Or that clouds are formed by billions of tiny ice crystals?

BrainBox is a brand new Children’s magazine jam packed with exciting games, puzzles, coloring pages and weird and wonderful facts covering an array of subjects such as nature, history, sports, maths and much more. BrainBox has been designed to encourage children to engage in practical learning activities that are not only fun but also stimulate memory growth.

To celebrate the launch of the magazine, BrainBox has teamed up with Netmums to give 2 lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the BrainBox magazine and game.

For a chance to win, simply answer the following question:

What is the collective noun for more than one lion?

A) flock
B) pride
C) pod

T&Cs: two winners will be chosen at random from winning entries. Winners will be contacted within one month of competition closing. Usual Netmums terms and conditions apply. We’ll pick two lucky winners from all comments received by midnight on 7th April.

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83 Responses to Win a BrainBox magazine and board game

  1. susan moore says:

    b. pride

  2. beya thomson says:

    B – Pride

  3. Lisa Fisher says:

    B pride

  4. Sally says:


  5. Emerald Clarey says:

    B) pride

  6. buf92rog says:


  7. Emily says:

    B – Pride

  8. sofia ramos says:


  9. Charlene says:

    B pride

  10. Sue Josse says:

    B Pride

  11. pamela says:


  12. Paul Smith says:

    B) pride

  13. Aimee Boote says:

    B) Pride

  14. H Boyer says:


    (& should closing date be 7th April????)

  15. Janna Neame says:

    B – pride

  16. Bethan Dodge says:

    B) pride. We love brainbox games in our house xxx

  17. Lorna Gietzen says:

    The answer is B – Pride

  18. amy watson says:

    b pride

  19. nuttynatnat says:

    Answer: B – Pride xx

  20. Lorna Craig says:

    B) Pride

  21. Mary says:

    B) pride of lions.

  22. Joanne Kippen says:

    B) Pride of lions

  23. Francisco says:

    B) pride

  24. Charlotte Hill says:

    B) Pride

  25. Heather Grice says:


  26. Jenna Brady says:

    The answer is B) Pride


    B) PRIDE

  28. Samantha Cole says:


  29. Helen Tomlinson says:

    The answer is B) Pride

  30. Jan Weeks says:

    B – Pride

  31. sue macdonald-preston says:

    b pride

  32. ANNA GLEADELL says:


  33. Claire Dunne says:

    B- pride

  34. Bethany Dixon says:

    B. Pride

  35. Jo Ashpole says:

    B. Pride

  36. The answer is B) a PRIDE of lions.
    My boys would love to win this prize. It looks fantastic!!

  37. Cath Joyce says:

    B) Pride

  38. Samantha says:

    B. . . Pride. . . What a great idea my little girl will love these

  39. Andi G says:

    B – Pride

  40. catherine killen says:

    B) Pride Thanks x

  41. Sarah says:

    B – Pride

  42. emma Moxey says:

    B) pride

  43. Juliette says:


  44. amanda newcombe says:

    B) Pride

  45. Anne V says:

    B) Pride

  46. N Courtney says:


  47. thesoupdragonsays says:

    B Pride 🙂

  48. Claudia Ionescu says:

    B) pride

  49. Tracey says:

    B) Pride

  50. kimberley louise says:

    B- Pride

  51. Rachael says:

    B) Pride

  52. Justine Barton says:

    B) Pride

  53. Abeda Patel says:

    Answer: B, Pride

  54. Anna Nieroda says:

    B – pride

  55. Susan lloyd says:

    B pride

  56. Valerie says:

    B) pride

  57. Nikki Thomas says:

    B Pride

  58. Reynel says:

    The collective noun for more than one lion is:
    B) pride

  59. kim plant says:

    b. pride

  60. A Roebuck says:

    B) Pride

  61. Michelle Jones says:

    B) pride

  62. samantha dhanilall says:


  63. Vikki Bond says:

    B/ pride

  64. Abby Boid says:

    Hmmm. I feel like I am cheating a little, given all the answers before me. Nevertheless, I’m going to go with B/ Pride.

  65. Cheetra R says:

    B) pride

  66. Victoria Monk says:

    B) pride

  67. Alanna Fletcher says:

    Answer: pride

  68. Jennifer H. says:

    B. pride. Thanks for the giveaway!

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