Train Your Brain With BrainBox Myths & Monsters – Review

I’m a big fan of the BrainBox series (we already have quite a few) and as a family we love our myths and monster. So when the new BrainBox Myths & Monsters was delivered by our postman there was a fair bit of excitement from everyone.

BrainBox Myths & Monsters board game

What’s Inside BrainBox Myths & Monsters

Inside the box you get …

55 cards
1 rules card
1 x 10 second sand timer
1 x 8 sided die (an octahedron incase you wanted to know)

The box has a flip over lid that closes with an invisible, internal magnetic clasp. It’s strong and robust and can be used to rest the cards in when playing as well as for storing the game pieces. The cards them selves are nice and thick making them easy to pick up and hold in the hand without bending. 70% of the game is made from recycled materials

BrainBox Myths & Monsters

Each card has a beautifully detailed illustration of an historical myth & legend from around the world. The illustration details a scene from the myth & legend along with a title, where the in the world the tales came from with a small amount of textural information.


BrainBox Myths & Monsters kids toy

How Do You Play BrainBox Myths & Monsters

The concept of the game is brilliantly clever and subtle. Aimed at 8+ year olds, the game is designed to get you and your children to explore myths and monsters from around the world using your observational and memory skills. No prior knowledge is required.

Each player takes it in turn to pick a card and study the illustration for 10 seconds using the sand timer (you can choose to allow a player to have double the time depending on their needs). When the timer runs out the card is placed face down onto the table and the player rolls the dice. the number on the dice is used to pick the question the player must answer about the illustration … as mentioned before it’s all about memory and observational skills.

BrainBox Myths & Monsters cards

If you answer the question correctly you keep the card.

If you answer incorrectly it goes back in the pile.

The winner is the person who gets the greatest pile of cards over 10 minutes … and that’s the genius part of the game. It only lasts 10 minutes!

BrainBox Myths & Monsters

Actually it often lasts longer… well it does in this house. My girls love it so much they double the time allowed for play and when the game has finished there is normally a flurry of activity on google ,as they look up a few of their favourite myths and monsters from the game. And that’s the beauty of the game. It’s really easy to tweak it  to suit your kids ability … allow longer timer time, lengthen or shorten the game play time, add other BrainBox game cards into the mix. BrainBox Myths & Monsters questions And of course the more it’s played the more facts and detail they remember so without even realising it, your children start to learn a little bit about the myths and Monsters of other cultures that can also feed into it’s ancient history. I love the BrainBox series and the myths and monsters set is a brilliant new addition. It is top heavy with Ancient Greek myths and monsters (they form 28 of the cards) but that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of the game and generated a great list of movies we could watch to find out more! Other tales come from Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Russian, Anglo-Saxon, Scottish, Irish, West African, English, German, Roman, Norse, Jewish and  Aztec culture … there’s even a Cornish myth and legend included! At around £11.99 it’s a really great addition to you kids educational toys and makes a fantastic gift for friends and family. You can find out more by visiting the Brainbox Blog  

Win A BrainBox Myths & Monsters Game

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  • There is no cash alternative. Competition starts on 27/02/2017  – 13/03/2017 11.59pm.



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128 Responses to Train Your Brain With BrainBox Myths & Monsters – Review

  1. Lynne Harper says:

    This sounds like a fabulous game to get. Great for my older children, I’m sure they will thoroughly enjoy and as its educational a bonus

    • Tania Robinson says:

      The Lochness Monster, I love the fact no-one knows for sure he is not real, I’d love to go to Scotland to look for Nessie haha :)

  2. Natasha McGain says:

    We take Brain boxes on holiday with us…they are so transportable and fun to use when waiting for a plane or sitting in a restaurant as they don’t take up much space. I think my daughters would enjoy the Myths and Monsters questions


    I asked my daughter and she said The Minotaur she loves myths and legends :)

  4. Sarah Bailey says:

    Brainbox seems like a great way to boost memory and also learn great observational skills. This edition looks to be great fun as most children really enjoy myths and monsters and would be interested in the facts contained here x

  5. Tracy Nixon says:

    The unicorn is my favourite mythical creature – they fascinated me as a child and still do now! I also like to be scared by the Minotaur when I was little – it freaked me out!

  6. Liam Bishop says:

    I’m a dragon fan. Always have been since I read the Hobbit as a kid!

  7. Harline Parkin says:

    Mine has to be a fairy especially the tooth fairy I couldn’t wait to pull a loose tooth out to find money under my pillow which was a bonus but just the thought of a fairy being under my pillow was exciting

  8. Not a kid anymore but love board games. Think it stems from being an only child and wanting to play them a lot, but couldn’t as mum would often be busy so had to rely on seeing grandparents etc…anyway it seems fun and chance to learn about myths and monsters! x

  9. Anthony Harrington says:

    I like the Loch Ness Monster , fascinates me how people are certain they have seen it

  10. Kat Lucas says:

    My niece loves all the dragons and mystical stories

  11. Kay Sherman says:

    definitely the minatour I remember learning it at a young age

  12. Hannah says:

    I love memory games like these – I get a little too competitive about them. I think my stepson would love it.

  13. iain maciver says:

    The Minotaur

  14. Rachael Ashmore says:

    I love unicorns they are just magical

  15. laura banks says:

    the loch ness monster because there is always the possibility that it eists

  16. Katie says:

    Great game! I like dragons because I love Game of Thrones

  17. Sounds like fun. I would love to know more about myths and legends!! The Yeti is my favourite myth :)

  18. What a fantastic concept for a game and I do like mythology. This is great for adults and kids alike x

  19. Joanna says:

    This game really does sound loads of fun and ideal for older children who love this kind of thing.

  20. SARAH MACKAY says:

    I like Nessie as it reminds me of my dad and the stories he used to tell.

  21. Kim Neville says:

    I like Unicorns as they are mystical and magical

  22. Tee simpson says:

    I love the unicorn because its magical and pretty

  23. shannon says:

    I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds like a great game!

  24. We have something like this and it’s great! I will buy this one – would make a great gift for the endless birthday party list too!

  25. The illustrations on these are so cool, I love the artwork you get on card games x

  26. What a fab game – I’m sure my niece and nephew would love playing this x

  27. Lisa prince says:

    these look great for our home education x

  28. ADEINNE TONNER says:

    Has to be unicorns as they are adorable and look awesome

  29. Brainbox games are just fab – we love the Greek myths and legends. x

  30. Peter Watson says:

    The Snow Maiden because it’s my grandaughter’s favourite

  31. Susan Chafer says:

    Pegasus – it would be amazing to have a flying horse

  32. StressedMum says:

    We have had something similar to this before, these are great fun and really does help with the memory

  33. Laura Pritchard says:

    I love the Minoraur and his Labyrinth as I always found that story really scary!

  34. Dannii says:

    what’s great way to learn and train your brain, but still have some fun and feel like you are playing too.

  35. Ann-Marie Gould says:

    Unicorns are my favourite mythical creature

  36. This sounds really great fun my eldest is into myths and monsters so this would be ideal for her. It would be great to improve her memory too.

  37. I can’t wait until my son is old enough to play these kind of games! it sounds great fun!

  38. Lorraine B says:

    Pandora is my favourite myth as I couldn’t resist being nosey and looking in the box too!

  39. Patricia Avery says:

    I’ve always loved stories about dragons :)

  40. Anosa says:

    We don’t have this yet and I guess I need to buy one so that we can have some card games when I visit my cousins.

  41. We’ve got this game but it’s for ‘The World’ – its really educational and the kids love it.

  42. Emily says:

    We love BrainBox games, like you say they’re really easy to tweak to suit the children playing. They make great birthday presents for their friends too.

  43. melanie stirling says:

    The lock Ness monster because even though you know it’s not real,you still look for it.

  44. Emma says:

    Sounds like a fun game to play as a family. A great way to teach kids about history in a relaxed environment!

  45. francesca says:

    Oh this is pretty awesome!! I wish I was kid again! When my eldest get a little big older I imagine he’d love this!!

  46. This looks super fun – I’ll have to get it for when my boys are older!

  47. jessica woods says:

    This looks like hours of endless fun my kids are just starting about myths and monsters they would love it

  48. Lilinha says:

    Unicorns as they are so magical. What a great game to play! :)

  49. What a great game! I love that it helps with observation and memory/recall. Plus it sounds fun too! xxx

  50. Lyndsey says:

    unicorn – my little girl loves them

  51. Lyndsey says:

    Wow what a great concept for a game and I am always looking for gifts for my nieces so this would be fab! L x

  52. Lorna Ledger says:

    Bigfoot, I really hope it’s real! What a great game x

  53. Love unicorns, so cute and loveable

  54. sarah rees says:

    I was always fascinated with loch ness

  55. Jo Glasspool says:

    The Phoenix, its a beautiful mythical creature and I love it. So much so I named my daughter Phoenix.

  56. Rachel says:

    Medusa and the Gorgons is my favourite! It always fascinated me as a child – snakes as hair and eyes that could turn things to stone!

  57. Angela Key Milnes says:

    This is so cool and a perfect game to my children, I love them learning while playing.

  58. Susan Smith says:

    The Loch Ness Monster, because its all mysterious, does he really live in the deep waters, who knows, i believe there is something

  59. Sirley Young says:

    Dogman 😀 aka Bigfoot because I kinda believe it’s true heheee

  60. Iris Tilley says:

    Firebreathing dragons scary but pretty cool at same time

  61. nicol says:

    ive not heard of this but i love games what are educational too. i find myths really interesting

  62. We are huge fans of brain games in our family. I’m new to the dragon theme but love the idea that we can work our brains and have fun at the same time.

  63. Jo Hutchinson says:

    my favourite mythical creature is the phoenix they way it could come back to life.

  64. Ruth Harwood says:

    I do love the phoenix and it’s rising from the ashes!

  65. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Dragons, unicorns & mermaids in that order apparently according to the family. As a child I hated Cerberus, the multi- snarling was clearly too much for me

  66. amy bondoc says:

    we lvoe the mystery surrounding the loch ness monster!!

  67. Jade Hewlett says:

    I like unicorns as they look pretty and fun

  68. Big Foot. I liked the TV series when I was younger

  69. Maureen M says:

    Polyphemus – always loved it when he said that ” Nobody ” was hurting him.

  70. Natalie Crossan says:

    I love unicorns :) xx

  71. jo liddement says:

    I always loved the Greek Myths especially Jason and the Argonauts and the dragon’s teeth which when planted grew into an army of warriors

  72. Kimberley Ryan` says:

    That’s really tough to answer, but if I had to choose one it would be The Sphinx and his riddles, because we love riddles

  73. michelle speight says:

    has to be unicorns

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  75. Paula T says:

    This looks like a fab game to play in our caravan at half term! I always loved Greek myths like Theseus ab for The Minotaur x

  76. Karen hutchinson says:

    Dragons rule in our house because they breathe fire

  77. Janine Atkin says:

    Unicorns – they are so pretty

  78. Rachel Craig says:

    The Loch Ness Monster. Have visited Inverness, Loch Ness and had boat trip with friends. Lovely weekend in Inverness with Boyfriend and his family. Weather was Beautiful. Will always remember it, as it was a time we were all together, having a nice Peaceful, Relaxing time. It was a treat organised by Boyfriend’s Brother who was terminally ill with cancer at the time. He wanted to spend some quality time with those he loved.

    I have since then also had a neighbour called “Nessie”. Her formal name being Agnes.

  79. michelle o'neill says:

    has to be bigfoot x

  80. Anthea Holloway says:

    My favourite myth is the one about a black cat – if it runs across your path you are supposed to have good luck.

  81. sheri Darby says:

    Loch ness Monster

  82. MICHELLE Stewart says:


  83. greig spencer says:

    The Minotaur as its very scary

  84. Ursula Hunt says:

    The Phoenix, I think it must have been so majestic to see in reality

  85. Ann MacLean Fleming says:

    The Minotaur, as it brings back memories of my Mum telling me the story as a child

  86. sallyanne rose says:

    Brainbox seems like a great way to boost memory and also learn great observational skills

  87. Karen Coombes says:

    Big dragon fan, in fact my husband was born in the year of the dragon!

  88. JULIE WARD says:

    King Kong, we all know he’s real and he’s back

  89. Kerry Smith says:

    I love the minotour we named my husband’s business after theseaus

  90. Bernice Cockrell says:

    The Unicorn is my favourite mythical creature…..I think every little girl wanted one! Great games by brain box xx

  91. Victoria Prince says:

    My favourite is the Loch Ness Monster :) because I love the idea there is a giant serpent lurking in Loch Ness, and if there isn’t it fascinates me as to what people have actually seen!

  92. Louise Crocker says:

    My favourite is the Snow Maiden. She was bought to life to bring an old couple happiness, but could only survive in cold weather. It’s a story of experiencing love if only for a brief time and also theirs nothing like being human

  93. Joanna Ford says:

    The Loch Ness monster as there is a possibility that it may actually exist.

  94. Susan B says:

    Big Foot always appealed to me because it seemed more likely than any of the others.

  95. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says:

    Minotaur – I love the Greek myths

  96. Allan Fullarton says:

    I love dragons, lovely creatures… :-)

  97. Emma Wolski says:

    Unicorns – just beautiful!

  98. I always liked the story of Arachne.

  99. Keith Hunt says:

    Krampus as its a good way to cut down oh christmas gifts. :)

  100. Rachael DeBates says:

    I like the phoenix because it has healing powers and is so beautiful

  101. Erica Price says:

    Unicorns – just beautiful

  102. Spencer Wright says:

    I loved the myth of the Hydra as a kid. Seven heads & if you cut one off, another 2 would grow in it’s place. With poisonous breath & blood, I was amazed that anyone would challenge it!

  103. LEE HARDY says:

    Dragon as they can breath fire & fly.

  104. Dragon because it breathes fire.

  105. Lynit Bennett says:

    This is sooo cool! Sounds like a great game… good luck everyone! ❤

  106. Matt Brasier says:

    I like the Loch Ness Monster. Surely someone should have found some proper evidence by now.

  107. marc tams says:


  108. Susan Williams says:

    Y Ddraig Goch – the red dragon of Wales – because it’s a fine looking beast and represents my country of birth.

  109. Amanda Durley` says:

    The Lochness Monster

  110. Kathleen Brown says:

    Trolls in Norway. I recently went to the Norweigan Fiojds and the stories and images of Trolls are everywhere telling tourists about the ogre’s, which are hidden deep in the forests and mountains. I was fascinated and freely admit, that I was regularly looking through my binoculars hoping for a glimpse of the mystical. It’s so beautiful and dense up there; who knows, who knows!!!!!

  111. Kirsty Woods says:

    The unicorn because its magical and beautiful

  112. Angela Kelly says:

    I would go for a unicorn because they are so beautiful and special.

  113. carol boffey says:

    i love unicorns

  114. Laura Whittle says:

    The Loch Ness Monster because so many people have claimed to have seen it, feels like it could be real…..

  115. Kelly morgan says:

    The Loch Ness monster because they are still trying to prove it.

  116. Ben Robb says:

    a fire breathing dragon

  117. philip underwood says:

    I love dragons, and of course the Loch Ness Monster, as it is fascinating!

  118. AnnaH says:

    I can still remember acting out the story of Theseus and the Minotaur when I was at school! Happy memories

  119. Rebecca roberts says:

    Unicorns as they are beautiful and magical

  120. lauren porter says:

    we love dragons in our house due to the fire breathing :)

  121. Marie Rule says:

    The Yeti, as it is such a longstanding myth, that it would be amazing if it was proven .

  122. Dominique Clarke says:

    It’s gotta be Unicorns or me too! Every girls dream intensified with a little magic!

  123. Victoria Thurgood says:

    I like unicorns so pretty and they can fly

  124. Adrian Bold says:

    I’m a dragon fan ever since I read The Hobbit as a child.

  125. Ed Hill says:

    Got to be the whole Matter of Britain cycle. King Arthur, the Grail, the Mabinogion etc.

  126. Melissa says:

    Mythical creature has to be a fairy, my daughter loves them and each time the tooth fairy is due to visit we make it all magical to get her imagination going. The monster has to be the Loch Ness Monster, I am from Scotland, I remember myself and everyone at school being absolutely fascinated and I still am!

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