Friday, March 6, 2009

Bringing Back Game Night - A Giveaway

I think that in these economic times, we are all looking for ways to save money were we can. I know that one thing we have done is that instead of meeting our friends out for a few drinks, we get together at someone's house. This saves us all money and we have found it's actually more enjoyable. We don't have to worry about a noisy bar where we can't talk or being in a crowded place. We like to play games. I will admit, the Wii is always popular, but sometimes it's actually more fun to get out some board games to play.

Playing games at home is another great way that families can save money and spend a fun evening together. The editor in chief of Time to Play, Jim Silver, has this great article about bringing back family game night. He talks about some of the favorite board games available. I have listed a few below.


Tripoley
This game is for the card lovers/card sharks who can multi-task or multi think. Essentially, you’re playing Michigan Rummy, Hearts, and Poker at the same time. All the cards are dealt, and then you play each game. My sister and I loved playing this game growing up.


Monopoly
This is an old favorite. I don't think I need to say anymore.






Apples to Apples
This game is all about comparisons of things, and you’ll often be amazed, shocked and amused on how people think. There is a different judge on every round. Everyone gets dealt cards with nouns on them, and then the judge draws a green card with an adjective for all to see. The other player then chooses their noun, which they think best describes the green card. The judge then chooses which they think is the most appropriate; which makes it a little bit like dealing with the judges of figure skating or gymnastics in competitions because you wonder at times what they’re seeing or thinking! This is one of our favorites to play with our friends. It's always good for a laugh.


One of my lucky readers will get to win their very own copy of the game Apples to Apples. Here's how:

  1. Enter by visiting Jim's article and tell me what board game he has listed was/is your favorite.
  2. The contest will run until Thursday, March 12th at 11:59 pm central. The winner will be selected through random.org and contacted by e-mail. Giveaway open to US winners only.
  3. Please leave a valid e-mail address or other way to contact you! If the winner hasn’t responded within 3 days, an alternate winner will be chosen by random.org
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25 comments:

Deatren said...

My family used to play Pictionary we always cheated helping each other out but it was tons of fun.

Deatren said...

I twittered this giveaway too.

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Judy said...

My boys LOVE Uno and Yahtzee. Those are staples in our house each week. They get to choose a game after baths and before bed. 90% of the time, it is one of these two games!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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- Marybeth I. said...

I loved Mastermind when I was little also. My brother and I always used to play it.

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Staci said...

We love Scattegories. I used to play with my siblings all the time. Thanks for the chance to enter!
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pestkaj said...

Scattegories is my fav from that list.

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Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I read the "Time to Play" post and my favorite that he mentioned is Monopoly.

I twittered about your contest (kzemek) and also wrote a post about it which will appear on Tuesday on my Karen & Gerard Zemeks blog at www.zemeks.blogspot.com and am now following your blog.

I also voted for your blot on BlogNet Awards! It's the first time I've been to it and found it through that.

Jennifer M-I said...

being an only child, I liked Yahtzee..I didn't always need someone over in order to play. My big favorite was Perfection!!!

dougandcheryl said...

That's a hard one. I love games. There were a few on there that I love playing but I think I have to go with Scattegories. We used to try to come up with the most creative answers possible and so sometimes they ended up not being counted.
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Jen said...

Uno is a favorite here.

TheAngelForever said...

We used to play a ton of Scattegories. I can not wait until my kids are old enough to play that down the road. Thanks for the fun!

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Kelly said...

I have my parent's Tripoly game from the early 70's. I have fond memories of learning how to play it and feeling very grown up!

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Mama Bear said...

I grew up in a family of 6 kids, and no TV, so we played a lot of board games. The most frequently played for the longest period of time was Trivial Pursuit.

But since Taboo came out, it has also been a favorite.

Now, in our own home, with our own kids, hubby and his family and I all love to play Apples to Apples. We take it camping with us!

Mama Bear said...

I Twittered about this giveaway. I'm @chattymamabear.

cherice said...

Our family is all about Monopoly!!! Thanks for the chance.

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