Guerilla goodness for the whole family

Are your children ungrateful wretches? It’s okay if they are. I don’t judge. Sometimes I have a couple of those, myself. And I’m always looking for great ways to get them involved in doing for others, so that they have less time to focus on themselves. Heck, whose family can’t use a little bit of help in thinking and behaving more altruistically?

That’s where Boom Boom! Cards come in. It’s one part game, one part charitable acts, and all parts fun. The Family Edition (which I’m giving away today) includes 26 cards with Acts of Kindness missions, as well as blank cards so you can invent your own. Plus it’s got a Command Central Activity Board to keep track of everything, and cards to prompt discussion about the good you’re doing. And it goes beyond your family, too—register your deck online and you can track your progress along with all the other Agents of Altruism all over the world.

In short, this is a family activity all about giving back, framed in a way that makes it so much fun, you’ll all be inspired to perpetuate random acts of kindness more often.

Want to win it? Of course you do! First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Monday, September 20th, 2010 for an entry. One entry per person, meanies prohibited, and winner to be determined by random number generation and general good karma.

Ready? Go!

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103 Responses to “Guerilla goodness for the whole family”

  1. 1
    Kelly E. September 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    great giveaway! but surely the random generator won’t pick #1:(

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    divrchk September 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Sounds awesome! We’d love to win this one!

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    Laurie September 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Sounds perfect for my three kiddos!!

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    Kristen B September 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    What a great way to teach children about charity and making it fun to boot just makes this a great item.

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    Stacy September 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    That would be awesome for my niece.

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    Jeri September 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Love the concept of this game.

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    Megan September 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Pick me 🙂

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    pam September 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Oh my what a great idea. Yes please.

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    Jill September 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Count us in!

  10. 10
    tiff September 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    giveaways rock 🙂 just signed up for your fb fan page yesterday.

  11. 11
    Tina September 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    What a creative idea that would make an extraordinary gift for kids.

  12. 12
    Faith September 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    This sounds great! We would love one! 🙂

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    Ani September 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Lucky 13?

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    Holly September 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Wow, that sounds great! Thanks, Mir.

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    Robin e September 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    This sound so much fun. We could all work on our “random acts of kindness” skills around here. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Lenetta September 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Sounds good – thanks for the chance!

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    Melisa September 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Yes, please.

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    Michele September 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    What a great idea!

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    Kim September 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    I’m in! Sounds great.

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    Janie September 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  21. 21
    Kyung September 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Sounds great!

  22. 22
    LeAnna September 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Oh I hope we win…we are big card players here! :o)

  23. 23
    Rebekah September 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    First thought was CHEEZZZEEE, but the more I read the more I really like the concept!

  24. 24
    Erin K September 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    That is a fantastic idea! Love it! Would love to own it!

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    Hollie September 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    I’d never heard of this site before, but it’s such a fun and simple way to spread positiveness (is that a word??) and set great examples for our kids.

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    Jenny September 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    This sounds great and a fun way to teach my boys.

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    Mary Fran September 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Sounds like a great idea!

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    Kimberly September 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    This is a great idea! Maybe it will be my lucky day with the random number generator. 🙂

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    Rachel September 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    What a great idea! I have boys; they NEED HELP in this area!

  30. 30
    Tammy A. September 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    wow, this is perfect for our family. pick us….

  31. 31
    Kyallee September 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    What a cool idea! Thanks for hosting another great giveaway!

  32. 32
    Jenn September 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Sounds cool!

  33. 33
    Lexi G September 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Great giveaway Mir!

  34. 34
    Wendy September 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I have 2 kids that could DEFINITELY benefit from this! 🙂

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    kaytisummer September 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    What a great idea! My kids would really do well at this!

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    Sarah September 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Sounds cool!!

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    Grace September 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    This is something that will certainly be put to good use.

  38. 38
    EG September 18, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    It’s worth a try!

  39. 39
    Linda September 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Great idea! Sounds fun!

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    beth s September 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    sounds like a great game for cub scouts!

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    Mary September 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Crossing my fingers!

  42. 42
    Joanne September 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Great idea!

  43. 43
    Mandy September 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    am in…would love it for the family

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    Heathir September 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    What a great idea!

  45. 45
    Christina September 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    This sounds perfect for us!

  46. 46
    Emily September 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Sounds great!

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    Kristen September 18, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    This sounds awesome. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

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    RachelJ September 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    What a great idea! Sounds like a cool way to get the kids (and grown-ups) thinking about others.

  49. 49
    Sara September 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    great giveaway! Thanks!

  50. 50
    Kat September 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    What a wonderful idea!

  51. 51
    janelle September 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    oh boy oh boy….this soudns fun!!! keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  52. 52
    Tonya September 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    My oldest could really use a kick in the pants about this stuff!

  53. 53
    Gennie September 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    That sounds great – thanks, Mir!

  54. 54
    Lady in a Smalltown September 18, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Hey random generator, choose me (#48 maybe). I would love to have this kit to help my family revolutionize our world. I think I might even by a teen kit for a family friend.

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    JessicaD September 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    What a great idea! Thanks – jessica

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    Lisa September 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Count us in, oh Pretty One

  57. 57
    Cheyenna September 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    what a great idea! thanks!!

  58. 58
    Corey Bishop September 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    Super cool.

  59. 59
    Elizabeth Smith September 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Such a cool game!

  60. 60
    Melinda September 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Great idea!

  61. 61
    cindy September 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Count me in!

  62. 62
    Dianna September 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    This sounds like a great game for my 12 year old grandson!

  63. 63
    Janet September 18, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    What a great idea!

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    Teresa September 18, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    We could use a boost of altruism round here

  65. 65
    Mayhem September 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    That looks really cool. I had never heard of BoomBoom cards before.

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    Melinda September 18, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    Looks great! Thanks, Mir!

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    JulieB September 19, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    looks like a great way to teach kindness!

  68. 68
    Roxann September 19, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Ohhh, I likey. And I think my kids would too!

  69. 69
    Flea September 19, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    This sounds WAY cool.

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    Liz September 19, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    My monsters, uh kids, need this!!!!

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    ks grandma September 19, 2010 at 6:15 am #

    This would make a wonderful gift for my daughter & family. (And the community!) Thanks for this opportunity.

  72. 72
    Catherine September 19, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Sounds great!

  73. 73
    Dawn September 19, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    What a cool idea! Love it!

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    tiffany September 19, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    As kids my mother always taught us random acts of kindess. We would sometimes pay the toll for a stranger behind us. I would love to win this to help me teach this to my children!

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    Erin September 19, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Love it!

  76. 76
    Andrea September 19, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Awesome!

  77. 77
    Robin September 19, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    Sounds interesting

  78. 78
    Meg Ryder September 19, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    what a great game!
    thanks

  79. 79
    Elizabeth September 19, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    thank you for your generosity!

  80. 80
    Em September 19, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Sounds like fun!!

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    Tracy September 19, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Oh my! This sounds like it was created for my kiddos! What a cool concept!

  82. 82
    Jen September 19, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    What a great idea!

  83. 83
    Heather September 19, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Sounds like a nice family game!

  84. 84
    Tara September 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Love it!

  85. 85
    MamaChristy September 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I think my six-year old could really get into this and, my default, that would mean his two-year old sister would also enjoy it!

  86. 86
    Robyn September 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Very cool!

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    diane September 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    We might use this at Sunday school!

  88. 88
    Angie September 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Very cool. Want!

  89. 89
    Dawn September 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    How awesome!

  90. 90
    susan September 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Great idea! Would love to win this!

  91. 91
    Antonella September 19, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    What a great idea!

  92. 92
    Susan September 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Sounds great!

  93. 93
    Whitney September 19, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Ooooohhhh!

  94. 94
    jaime m September 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    sounds fun

  95. 95
    Laurie September 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Neat idea. My family could use something like this!

  96. 96
    Tracy September 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    I think I’ll go buy the original deck for myself either way

  97. 97
    Jenny September 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    What a neat idea!

  98. 98
    Nicole Pelton September 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    I love this idea

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    Michele September 20, 2010 at 6:00 am #

    Might make great gift -thanks!

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    Laurel September 20, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    you are especcially pretty today.

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    maureen September 20, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Thanks, Mir!

  102. 102
    Dawn September 20, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Oh, you are quite pretty today for this one!

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