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F is for… Fortress of (Not Quite) Solitude



I don’t do many product reviews on this blog. Mostly because I don’t have room for more stuff around here. But when I was contacted by Fort Boards to try out a kit that would allow my kids to construct life-size forts, I was intrigued.

I confess that my first thought was, wow, these may keep my kids busy for hours, while I warm up the old Netflix queue. But then the strangest thing happened. I discovered that building giant forts is fun… for adults too. Not only do the kids love it, but it’s a great activity for us to do together!

The fort kit comes with 44 boards and 46 connectors, which you can use to fasten the boards at various angles. They’re easy to attach and there are tons of possibilities as to what you can build. So far we’ve made a fort, a car, and a boat is next on the agenda. And the best part is, when the kids are done playing, the fort comes apart and fits right back into the box, making it easy to store — and easy to have big fun in a small space.

The box says the kit is appropriate for ages 5 and up, and I’d say that’s accurate. My 2-year-old wanted to join in the fun but got a little frustrated and started trying to demolish our fort, causing some tears and shouts of “it’s not fair!” (and giving Mommy a headache). But my 6-year-old got the hang of it pretty quickly. Once our palace was complete, they moved their pillows and couch cushions inside, declared squatter’s rights, and had a great time!


The fort kits are on the expensive side, at $110 for a box. And even though they contain 44 boards, your kids will probably run out of boards before they run out of imagination. So you’ll have to work with what you have — but with some creativity, that can lead to lots of fun and perhaps some new hiding spots — for both the kids and Mommy. To learn more about Fort Boards, visit the website!
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I received this merchandise in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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  1. This looks really cool! Hopefully, the price will come down so it is available for more children.

  2. Looks like fun. Makes me want to be 6 again

  3. They look like so much fun! I love building games and activities for kids, they really spark creativity!

  4. So cool! Forget the kids, I want to build a fort just for myself!

  5. That looks like a ton of fun! My kids would love it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is a toy I can appreciate. I’m getting something similar for my 5 year old for Christmas. I like that this is more than a blanket fort though.

  7. Whoa! That looks awesome. Definitely going to check this out for my five year old. Thanks!

  8. My almost 5 year old would love this…but mama doesn’t dig the price. Looks like so much fun tho!

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