Christmas Giveaway 2013 – PlayMG Android Gaming Device

This post for Play MG was written by 5M4M contributor, Geri Chase. While we were compensated for this post, the opinions remain those of the author.  


 In this day and age of electronic gadgetry, it’s hard for kids to not want the latest and greatest device to hit the market. My pre-teen is clamoring for a smartphone.  I’m not ready to pull that trigger yet, but I am tired of constantly having to track down my own phone when I need to make a call, or worse yet, finding it with a dead battery because my kids were using it to play games!

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only mom experiencing this problem.  It’s a good thing there are geniuses in the world who look at these situations and say…”I have and idea!”   PlayMG is one of those brilliant ideas!


PlayMG is a handheld android gaming device that comes pre-loaded with premium games from favorite game houses like EA and Com2us.  The device uses GooglePlay as the marketplace for other downloadable games, many of which are free.  There are several other features on the PlayMG that both parents and kids will appreciate:

  • Front facing camera
  • Wi-fi Internet access
  • Calculator
  • Email
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Headset jack for listening to music

PlayMG also comes with an e-reader.  This is a great way to encourage kids to read throughout the day.  It’s quick and easy to pull up a book on their digital device and it will encourage them to take a break from gaming once in awhile.

Family Collaboration/Digital Wallet

One of the best features of the PlayMG is the Family Collaboration system that it updates parents through weekly emails about your child’s usage.  These emails will tell you which apps your kids are using the most, what they downloaded and how much time they are spending on the MG.  This can be a really good tool to use to help children learn to be responsible within the boundaries the family agrees to regarding MG usage.  I love the thought of being able to monitor without having to hover and nag. 

PlayMG Mobile Android Entertainment System Bundle with Charger and Case - 40GB Storage

Part of the Family Collaboration feature is PlayMG’s “Digital Wallet”.  The digital wallet lets parents create “game allowances” using a reloadable SpendSmart prepaid MasterCard. That way kids still have some control and choice about what they spend on games, but parents don’t get surprised with a hefty bill!  And when you make an initial deposit of $10 on your SpendSmart card, PlayMG will match it to give you a total of $20!

Where to Buy

The slim and portable PlayMG is available for purchase for around $150 at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon, as well as at the PlayMG website.

 Enter to win

This holiday season, one lucky winner will receive a PlayMG.  To enter this giveaway, simply fill in the Giveaway Tools Form below.

For more giveaways like this one, be sure to click over to the main Christmas Giveaway 2013 post.

Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.


  1. Misty Price says

    This would be awsome I would have to buy two more since I have six kids two of each can share my kids would love this and would save my phone :)

  2. Nicole says

    Of course any of my kids would love this for Christmas. They love anything that involves video games and/or digital devices!

  3. april yedinak says

    This would be great for my son. He loves to play games and is always trying to swipe his sister’s phone to play them.

  4. says

    I was letting my 4 year old watch a movie on our tablet and went to change my baby’s diaper. When I came back there were three hairline cracks across the screen and it no longer works. I would love to win this!

  5. says

    My children would love this. This is great to encourage learning and they could also share this as a group stocking stuffer. Thank you for adding this to the Christmas Giveaway!

  6. Jenny says

    I love the idea that I can create game allowances with this device. So much different than other ones out there!!

  7. karen medlin says

    I like the parental controls, I can control even form a distance on how much they spend on games. I don’t have to be looking over their shoulders while they are on the MG, I can just look at the nifty report to see what they are up to.

  8. Stephanie Bodine says

    Wow this would be perfect for my daughter. Love how you can monitor the usage and time your child spends on it. Thanks for chance to win!

  9. Eileen Richter says

    My grandkids that live far away are ones that have no electronics but the family computer. I know they would so appreciate this and would be able to share something like this! Thank you for hosting!

  10. Sheri says

    It would be great to win this Android gaming device for my daughter for Christmas! I appreciate the great giveaways you are doing! Good luck to all! :)

  11. Mary Hampton says

    This sounds great! I hadn’t heard of this and was considering a different type of kid-tablet for my boys. This might be the right choice for them!

  12. Daraya says

    Looks like such an entertaining toy for kids – I could definitely use something new to keep my kids from becoming bored!

  13. Deidre Adams says


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