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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Win Horrible Histories Battle Packs

I remember 20 years ago when my eldest son first got into Horrible Histories, the books that made learning about history a lot more fun.  Since then, the Horrible Histories brand has grown from strength to strength, even getting its own stage and TV shows. Kids love the unique take on history with all the nasty bits left in, as it captures their imagination and gives them a realistic vision of past civilisations.

Horrible Histories is now taking the exciting step into the toy market with its Ultimate Battle Toys by world's Apart, where you can recreate history's ultimate battle for yourself.  You can collect figures to make an army under the Egyptians or the Romans, adding heroes from throughout history, who are arranged in your battle arena (or any clear space). Using the catapult, you get to fire pigs at your opposition - yes, they really did use pigs as ammunition! When soldiers fall, you win Groats and get to place fallen soldiers' heads on your scoring spikes to show your score.  The player with the most spoils of war at the end of the game wins. The website features the rotten rule book and lots of tips for battle so you can become a real expert.


                        

The game can be as complex as you want it to be, utilizing the additional game cards and devising strategies to beat the enemy.  But younger players will simply enjoy flinging pigs and knocking down the opposition's army (it reminds me a little bit of a cross between Angry Birds and Dungeons and Dragons!)

The play pieces are fabulous and come with a different coloured base, depending on their worth,  as well as removable armour and weapons. The Starter Sets come with a loathsome leader, 2 peasants, 2 soldiers, scoring spikes, 3 flying pigs and a catapult.


Horrible Histories Toys



Battle Packs come with a warrior from history (such as Genghis Khan, Boudica, Blackbeard and the Highwayman), 4 peasants, 2 soldiers, 2 game cards and 2 flying pigs.  So you can quickly build an army ready to battle.  Each character is worth a different number of Groats according to his role.  Special Sets, Heroes and blind bags are also available to purchase separately.  Prices start at just £1.49, with the Starter Set retailing at £14.99. The sets come with a money back guarantee!

They are a fabulous idea for children who are interested in history, strategy games and collectables.

Find out more at Horrible Histories Toys and buy the HH toys at Argos, Smyth's, Amazon, John Lewis, Toys R Us and The Entertainer.

I have a Horrible Histories Starter Set and a Battle Pack to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below before the closing date of midnight on the 26th of November. One winner will be chosen at random.


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169 comments:

  1. robin hood :)

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  2. Highwayman :-)

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  3. Amelia Earhart

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  4. Tutankhamun! I am fascinated by Egyptians!

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  5. Julius Caeser

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  6. Henry Viii

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  7. Rosa parks, what a brave lady x

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  8. Emily Pankhurst

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  9. queen elizabeth the first

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  10. I think maybe Robin Hood, as he had a band of Merry Men (plus Maid Marion).He took from the rich and greedy, and gave to the poor and needy.

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  11. Florence Nightingale

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  12. I am not sure how far back I am meant to go but can I say James Dean? One of the best looking men that ever existed!

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  13. Vlad the Impaler

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  14. Louise Fairweather19 November 2013 at 13:20

    Henry VIII

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  15. Katie Witherington19 November 2013 at 13:51

    Henry VIII

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  16. genghis khan

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  17. shakespeare

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  18. robin hood

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  19. Henry VIII

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  20. Donna Dirtylaugh Morton19 November 2013 at 17:05

    emily pankhurst

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  21. Henry VIII - seriously, he was lucky to find one wife!

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  22. Queen VIctoria

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  23. Shakespeare, he has so much influence still.

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  24. joan of arc

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  25. Henry VIII

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  26. martin luther king for giving ppl the freedom of speech x

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  27. Machiavelli

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  28. ELIZABETH BATHROY

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  29. Oliver Cromwell

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  30. julia ceaser

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  31. Henry the VIII

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  32. Anne Frank

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  33. Frieda Kahlo - feminist art genius x

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  34. Henry the VIII

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  35. Henry the VIII

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  36. Katharine Bourne-Francis20 November 2013 at 19:29

    Robin Hood

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  37. Elizabeth I!

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  38. Robin Hood

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  39. Alexander Fleming. We all have a lot to thank him for.

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  40. Anastasia Romanova/Anna Anderson. Intriguing story.

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  41. Laura Jayne Bates21 November 2013 at 11:56

    robin hood

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  42. henry the eighth

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  43. katrina day-reilly23 November 2013 at 11:17

    robin hood

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  44. Phoolan Devi, an inspirational woman xoxox

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  45. vlad the impaler as he influenced the Dracula stories and the many vampire films/books after that !! :)

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  46. Charles Dickens

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  47. ❤❤ Emma ❤❤23 November 2013 at 22:13

    My son says Henry VII :)

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  48. Robyn Logan Clarke24 November 2013 at 01:10

    Marie Antoinette, its the only time in history class cake was mentioned!

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  49. Anne Kiaz Brookes24 November 2013 at 03:59

    Queen Victoria

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  50. Elizabeth I, such a complicated personality

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  51. Titus Oates

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  52. My daughter said (without hesitation) Emperor Calligulous of Rome!!

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  53. William the Conqueror

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  54. Queen Victoria

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  55. Abraham Lincoln

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  56. Emmeline Pankhurst is the person I most admire, she gave women the
    freedom of speech and made us all what we are today!....Truly an inspirational lady!

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  57. Florence nightingale - nursing queen!

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  58. sir winston churchill.

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  59. Katie Walden Hall25 November 2013 at 07:04

    Robin Hood :)

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  60. hitler ? lol

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  61. oliver cromwell

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  62. Katherine Coldicott25 November 2013 at 09:33

    Mary, Queen of Scots

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  63. Queen Victoria x

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  64. Oliver Cromwell

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  65. Winston Churchill

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  66. Robin Hood x

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  67. Henry VIII

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  68. Henry the eighth

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  69. Charles Dickens

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  70. charles dickens

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  71. Rasputin

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  72. Henry The Eigth

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  73. LeeLee Doodygirl Mse Newsome25 November 2013 at 17:47

    Shakespeare

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  74. Florence Knightingale

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  75. Charles Dickens

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  76. Charles Dickens

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  77. Ghengis Khan!

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  78. Charles Dickens

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  79. Natalie Henderson25 November 2013 at 20:36

    Alexander the Great

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  80. Florence nightingale - inspirational lady who laid the foundations for nursing training and health promotion worldwide

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  81. Karen M Colquhoun25 November 2013 at 23:07

    Anne frank

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  82. Alexander the Great

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  83. Queen Victoria for me :-)

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  84. my daughters name is Ratas Ratus

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  85. Has to be Anne Frank, she had an inspiring look on life

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  86. has to be sir walter raleigh

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  87. Florence Nightingale, she was an inspiration

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  88. Henry VIII :-)

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  89. Queen Victoria..........my son loves HH

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  90. Jacqueline Roberts26 November 2013 at 11:19

    Anne Boelyn

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  91. Egyptian goddess Isis

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  92. henry the eigth

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  93. charles II, the king of bling!

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  94. Henry VIII

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  95. Albert Einstein

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  96. William Shakespeare

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  97. William Wallace

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  98. Ada Lovelace

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  99. Jack the Ripper

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  100. Emily Pankhurst

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  101. Florence nightingale

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  102. William Shakespeare :)

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  103. Elizabeth Woodville x

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  104. Grace Darling as she was from my County

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  105. Emily Pankhurst

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  106. Victoria Thurgood26 November 2013 at 20:46

    Winston Churchill

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  107. Claire Thomson Little26 November 2013 at 21:05

    Henry VIII he was facsinating

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  108. Helen Bradd Thurston26 November 2013 at 22:14

    Queen Elizabeth I

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  109. Richard III

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  110. Henry VIII

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