Hasbro’s Simon Flash {Review and Giveaway}

Even as a child, I always loved Family Game Night.  Spending time with my family was always a treat (and it didn’t hurt if I won a game or two).  Now, I love carrying on that tradition with my own girls and am always thrilled when a find a new game to share.

Remember the game from the 80’s, Simon?  I am probably showing my age here, but Simon was always the game of choice at grade school slumber parties!  Simon has now jumped into the 21st century with the new Simon Flash from Hasbro.  About the game:

The lights, sounds and hands-on action of Hasbro’s new Simon Flash will have players on the edge of their seat as they slide, swap, shuffle and touch hand-held game pieces in a fresh and frenzied take on this classic 80s game. The iconic Simon game is transformed from its traditional round, console design into four sleek, freestanding electronic game tiles. Players will be mesmerized as they frantically try to follow the growing sequence of flashing colored lights in an attempt to keep up in this challenge of memory and logic.”

If you remember, Simon used to be one piece with four flashing lights.  The main difference now is that Simon Flash consists of 4 individual pieces each with it’s own light able to change to four different colors.  Keeping with the theme of fours, you can now play four different games with Simon Flash and it even comes with a case to keep the blocks together. The most amazing feature of Simon Flash is that the blocks have the capability of “talking” to each other which opens a whole new world of gaming possibilities.

I played Simon Flash with my 6 year old daughter and had a great time introducing her to the concept of Classic Simon.  After she got the hang of it (which was crazy quick especially since the game is technically for kids over age 8), we ventured to the other three games.  Her favorite is Simon Shuffle where the blocks flash a color pattern quickly and then switch to a new color within a few seconds.  You have to remember the original pattern and rearrange the blocks to match.

Honestly, I was amazed at how well my 6 year old daughter did with Simon Flash.  I anticipated that she would get frustrated quickly, but I was completely wrong.  In fact, she did so well, that I tried the game with my 3 year old.  I found that while she had much more trouble remembering patterns, it was a great teaching tool for color recognition and memory.  I feel that she will get better over time!

Simon Flash can be found at major retailers for $29.99, but I found it on Amazon for $22.99. Best part?  It comes with batteries!


One winner will receive Hasbro’s Simon Flash!

How to enter:

1. Tell me why you want to win Simon Flash!

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 23rd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

172 thoughts on “Hasbro’s Simon Flash {Review and Giveaway}”

  1. We use to have Monday night family game night. I am not sure how I let that slip away. It would be nice to introduce that trophy once mire with the new Simon game.

  2. I would like to win Simon Flash because I think it would be a great game for family game nights.

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  4. I still enjoy playing the old version of Simon and would love to try out the new version. Plus, I think that it would be fun to teach my grandson how to play it.

  5. *squeal* I literally ohhhh’d when I saw this post… I want this game for Christmas LOL I tried to convince my kids they needed it 😉 so I could justify buying it right now (during the holidays) but they weren’t impressed. I grew up with this game and LOVED it. Actually, it was my brothers game… HE got it for Christmas one year and I was so jealous, I’d take it from him every chance I got. Obviously it doesn’t take much to entertain me HAHA.

  6. I would love to win this because I always loved the older version. I think my daughter would absolutely love it too!

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  7. This looks like something my whole family would enjoy! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  8. We love games and Simon flash would be a great addition and may even help with learning colors for the toddler.


  9. I would like to win the Simon flash because it would be a great memory game for me to play and to concentrate on and keep my mind young and fresh. It would also help my motor skills. I would also like to play the game with my sons.

  10. I would love to win this because my kids really want this game. They love to get together and play games…I know unusual for a family, but I love it!

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