Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Around the Table Games: Review and Giveaway!

Contest now closed! Thank you everyone who participated! The winner is Ribbon Rock Star! Congratulations!
I really enjoying playing the type of games where you can really get to know other people! I wish that I would have had something like this when I was young. As I get older the more I crave history from my parents and grandparents. I would love to know tidbits like, how did they meet? What is a fear they have? What was their favorite family tradition? It is fun to have this game: Family Talk. It is fun to hear what Nathaniel and Caleb respond with to the questions. Some of the questions they can't answer yet, but one day they will. It is fun to learn more about Terry with these questions, too. Family Talk is a series of games that is from the Around the Table games collection. In the Family Talk set, there are 100 cards with questions on them. Family Talk is so uncomplicated that you can play it almost anywhere-around the dinner table, in the car or anyplace your family or friends congregates. Just draw a card, read the question and let the fun begin! Diverse topics reveal surprising answers - even from hard-to-talk-to teens. And with Family Talk, everyone is a winner!Family Talk makes a great gift for family, friends, co-workers...just about anyone. Ideal for ages 4+ Cost: $12.95.
Creator and owner of Around the Table games, Beth Daniels was blessed to have her grandparents and great-grandparents in her life for decades. Over the years, she realized that the more she learned about them, the better she understood herself. As a result, she treats the stories they shared as priceless gifts that she is determined to pass on to her own children. As an Occupational Therapist, wife and mother of two, Beth understands all too well how active lives and busy schedules can prevent families from sharing the anecdotes and folklore that make a family a family. That’s why she created Family Talk and Grandparent Talk games as a fun way for families to reconnect. She also came out with Family Talk 2.
Would you like to win a game from the Around the Table games? You can chose Family Talk,Grandparent Talk, or Family Talk 2! This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. This contest is open until May 31st, at 7:00 PM CST. Please go to the Around the Table Games website and pick out which game interests you most. Come back and let me know. If you want more chances to win, you can (1)blog this contest and link to me, (2) add my button to your site, and (3) subscribe to my feed. That is 3 extra chances to win! Just let me know you did the extra work in separate comments.
If you want to order a set, two, or all three...Beth has given my readers a special discount to receive free shipping on your orders! Just use the code: SSYFMT upon check out.

101 comments:

~Tami said...

Family Talk sounds wonderful. That's my choice, and I hope I win!

Andrea said...

I would want just the regular Family Talk. My family LOVES games. This would be a great one to add to the collection. thanks!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

What a great idea! I'd love the Family Talk game - it'd be a great one to play with my kids. :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I already subscribe, and have your contests listed on my Contests page at my review site (http://momstakeonthings.com/?page_id=6) and am adding your button there right now as well! :)

gunzie said...

I would love to win the family talk game, what a great idea!
This would be fun to play.
Thanks for the giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

Shelly said...

Grandparent talk would be great for our family reunion this summer!

julie said...

family talk two has some great questions..I like what holidays do your friends celebrate that you dont
3beez at bellsouth dot net

~Tami said...

I've blogged about your contest!
~Tami
mymadakaja AT gmail DOT com
http://psalm37v4.blogspot.com/2008/05/family-talk-contest-entry-deadline-is.html

~Tami said...

I've added your button to my sidebar!
~Tami
mymadakaja AT gmail DOT com
http://psalm37v4.blogspot.com/

~Tami said...

I've subscribed to your blog using google reader!
~Tami
mymadakaja AT gmail DOT com
http://psalm37v4.blogspot.com/

windycindy said...

Hello, I would want to begin with
"Family Talk!" I have read many good things about these games. I like how portable they are! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Hi, I subscribed to you with my
Yahoo reader. Take care, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Steph said...

The original Family Talk game would be a great one to start with. Sounds like fun!

danosor said...

The family talk game;what a great idea.

ticole96 said...

The Family Talk game looks fun... great game!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

Mya said...

Family Talk also sounds good for couples, too. Great conversation starters for the whole family.

iluv2pray@gmail.com

fangirl said...

I like the idea of sharing around the dinner table. Too often we just watch T.V. or a movie and don't even communicate with each other.

agordon10 said...

I'd love the Family Talk game, might make the kids stop trying to leave for the tv during dinner.

misty said...

I like the original family talk game. Thanks so much for the opoortunity.

mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

Hil'Lesha said...

Family Talk :)

peg42 said...

I love this idea. If I won, I'd love the original family talk game. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

mverno said...

family talk two

mverno said...

family talk game

LINDALSHOT said...

FAMILY TALK> I have never seen this before but what a great idea!

Shannon said...

family talk.

Erica C. said...

I live with my Grandparents so I would really like the Grandparents Talk game! thanks :)

Valmg for A Contest Blog said...

I'd love to win the Family Talk game. I blogged your giveaway at http://acontestblog.com/index.php/2008/sassyfrazz-around-the-table-games-giveaway/
Thanks

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Id Love to have the family talk jar!

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Tonya said...

I would choose Family Talk

Mommie said...

I like the plain old family talk. Very cool.

Mommie
http://www.mommieshome.net

jemmmers74@aol.com said...

family talk looks like a fun game to play in the car, camping or we go fishing, i think that would be a fun think to play with the kids to keep their attention while fishing, without running around.

Jennifer said...

The Family Talk or Family Talk 2 both look great to me! Thanks for the chance to win!

amy said...

This would be a great way to get our "moody" adolescent to express himself.

Ghost said...

Monopoly

silverbele said...

I would love to bring this game to the family reunion this summer

Kari said...

I'd love the family talk game! Thank you!

AlbinoRockstar said...

Family talk is awesome.

Meredith said...

Granparent Talk looks like fun!

vmkids said...

Family Talk

Mike said...

i want to win

jennem said...

Family Talk Clip would be great for the car.

kristilb19 said...

Family Talk! This would be great, we love to play games!

gkstratos said...

What a great idea. We do something similar with trivia cards but we'd love to try Family Talk 2.

meg said...

I would LOVE to win Family Talk. This is such a great idea! Thanks.
gomeggo@gmail.com

Julie D said...

Family Talk is such a great idea!

Grateful Gramma said...

Since I'm sitting here with my granddaughter on my lap, I think Grandparent Talk might be neat!

miriama said...

Family Talk would be great!

blueviolet said...

Family Talk sounds like it would be wonderful. My family grew up talking but my husband's didn't so I need to retrain him and also show the kids how wonderful dinnertime conversation can be.

Anonymous said...

family talk if i were to choose, But my favorite game ever is UNO... but no one ever wants to play with me :(
kadia3 at yahoo dot com

Stacey Moore said...

the family talks game would be great for family gatherings!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Stacey Moore said...

i also added your button :)
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Scrappy Do said...

Family Talk is such a great idea!

Dawn said...

I think I would like Family Talk 2. This sounds like such a great game.

Cory said...

I would chose the Family Talk game. This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for offering this prize. Take care and God bless, Cory

klp1965 said...

monopoly

binabug said...

orignal looks like the best one

Anonymous said...

original one

stampedwithgrace said...

I would love to win the Grandparent Talk!
this is a great idea :)

Andy said...

Family Talk

Yvonne Butler said...

Family Talk 2 sounds great. Great Games

Natalie said...

family talk sounds good!!

Rebecca said...

Family talk sounds great..

Nicki said...

Either Family Talk or Family Talk 2 sounds great! My family tries to do this "best thing worst thing of the day" around the table when we can, but it would be cool to have a new game we could play at any time or at any meal, not just at the end of the day!
BTW I'm also blogging the contest and subscribing to your feed!

Nicki said...

Separate Comment #1... I added your button to my blog (look on the Buttons And Other Cool Things page)

Nicki said...

SEPARATE COMMENT #2... I subscribed to your feed!

Nicki said...

Separate Comment #3... I blogged about the contest and linked to your blog.

chromiumman said...

love to win family talk

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I would love to win FAMILY TALK!

Thanks for the contest.

Linda

jennmalan said...

love to win the family talk game

wigget said...

the family talk clip seems the most appropraiet at this juncture in my life

Samantha P said...

i'd love to mix it up with Family Talk 2

cstironkat said...

I would love to win family talk. Thank you for the contest.

Pat Connors said...

Please count our family in.

risanjax(at)metrocast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Family Talk is my favorite and I'd love to hear all the answers that my family had in response to the questions offered.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Miranda23 said...

We'd love Family Talk but Family Talk 2 would be fun too! I love that they have more than one option since we'd go through them pretty quickly.

miranda_e19[at]yahoo[dot]com

kaylee8 said...

They all look awesome, but family talk would be a blast for us!

mommysweeps said...

I would like the regular family talk for our fam...
thanks!

angelica said...

i want to win the regular family talk!

angelica_02_08@yahoo.com

purplepassion126 said...

Family Talk sounds great!

Molly C. said...

The family Talk sounds like a great game for our family!

tutugirl said...

What a great way to keep the family talking. I love the idea and would definitely like the Family Talk

carissaad said...

Family Talk Clip sounds like a fun game.

I'm a subscriber.

carissaad at aol dot com

Jinxy & Me said...

I would love to sin the Family Talk. Looks so fun!

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Alison said...

I would love the Family Talk game!

purango said...

Family Talk2 interests me. garrettsambo@aol.com

Brooke said...

I like the Family Talk Clip because we could take it in the car

lilyk said...

Family Talk looks very interesting!

Emilie said...

Family Talk sounds like such a fun game. I'd love to win this for my family!

Connie said...

Grandparent Talk would be perfect for me to play with the grandkids. They love to play games.

artmarcia said...

I'd like to win the original Family Talk. It isn't easy to get my family started talking, but once they do, I love the insight obtained.

klp1965 said...

Family Talk

Brooke Lorren said...

Family talk. But I think that Grandparent talk would be a really good game to have next time I go visit my grandparents :)

Miranda said...

family talk..

Heather said...

Family Talk is my choice. Great idea!

Grace said...

Family Talk

Anonymous said...

I like the Grandparent talk
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bndraldy said...

I like the Grandparent Talk. We have some movies and audio recordings of my 92 year young mother tell things about her life, but this would be wonderful to open up new areas for her "conversations". Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this fun giveaway!

donna444444 said...

Family Talk looks good.

masonsgranny59 said...

Family Talk sounds great. TY4 the contest!:)