Hasbro encourages Americans to share a weekly night of laughter, bonding and fun – and still stay on budget – with a Family Game Night! Board games can certainly be played and enjoyed at any time, but a designated family game night provides an opportunity for families to share an affordable night of staying in and creating new memories together. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Hasbro in May 2008, nearly half (48%) of Americans believe that a family game night is the most enjoyable form of family bonding. I really couldn't agree more! We have such a great time, and a hard time ending our game time. Before we know it, 5 hours have passed and our kids are passed their bedtimes.
If you are trying to save money, or can't afford to indulge on entertainment, Family Game Night is an excellent choice. A game can bring many hours of joy and entertainment. When you go out to eat or a movie, the time is limited. Investing in a board game is an economical and wise choice. “Family game night invites families everywhere to turn off the outside world for a short time and reconnect with each other,” said Matt Collins, Vice President of U.S. Marketing for Hasbro Games. “This year we are pleased to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hasbro’s Family Game Night initiative, which continues to encourage families to play games together for fun, learning and laughter.”
Hasbro offers such a wide variety of fun games that families can enjoy during their Family Game Night! Twister Hopscotch is a great combination of the classic Twister game and the well-known hopscotch. Kids can design their own courses with colorful rings and snap them together with purple connectors. Kids can make their courses down hallways, in living rooms, and even take this game outdoors. Kids can wiggle, sing, hum, or clap their way through the coarse, with a friend on the other end, going from ring to ring. Spinning the wheel, kids can find out what activity they must do to get to the next color. At a reasonable price of $19.99, kids ages 6+ can enjoy this game.
My husband and I went away for a few days just after our baby was born, and we really enjoyed sitting down and playing the new MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition game. This is a great new version of the classic Monopoly (but updated to the present) with electronic funds! That's right, you get to swipe cards to buy, sell, and transfer funds. I liked this version because the money amounts were greater (Millions vs. Hundreds) and we got to buy and sell cities from around the world instead of the streets of Atlantic City. It was fun playing with new pieces for our markers, too. We had a lot of fun with this game, and I recommend it! The A.R.V is $38.99 and it is recommended for ages 8 and up. 2 to 6 players can enjoy the game at one time.
Another game that we recently enjoyed from Hasbro is the Yatzee Free for All. Our friends cameover for a game night, and we played this game for about 4 hours. It is such a fun version of the classic Yatzee, but brings out some competition between players. You still roll the dice to make a combination (like the classic Yatzee) but you have to match a combo of something the cards like a small straight, full house or three of a kind. If you match one, you can claim it, but now it's "up for grabs" until your next turn, so anybody can steal it by matching or beating your dice roll! The cards are placed in front of your spot until everyone takes a turn. It is a suspenseful game, and a lot of fun! This game is $19.99 and 2-4 players can play. I think this game is more fun with at least 3 people.
Did you ever play Guess Who? when you were younger? I played it (for many hours) and I loved trying to trick out my opponent. Hasbro has a new version of Guess Who? called Guess Who? Extra and it's electronic! You still have the fun face-guessing game, but there is even more faces to pick from~ more than 100! This edition has an electronic timer, lights, and sounds to enhance the fun and excitement with guessing. Geared toward ages 6 and up (for 2 players) Hasbro has this game for
Hasbro, Inc. is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. For additional information about games and other tips for Family Game Night, visit http://www.familygamenight.com/.
To encourage you to get a family game night planned, Hasbro is sponsoring a giveaway for my readers! There will be FOUR winners!! I have 4 Electronic Guess Who? games to give away!
This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To get your first entry, go to Hasbro.com and take a look at all the games they have, then come tell me what looks fun to play. If you do not do the first required entry, you will be disqualified. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just tweet about this giveaway and leave the url in your comment OR Click here to see how you can earn even more extra credits to win!! Click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on February 24, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST. GOOD LUCK!