Family Game Night

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on September 20, 2009

As fun as they are, family nights out for our bunch usually put a bit of a dent in our pocket book. Think about it – 8 movie tickets (yes, we do have to pay for Noah now!), popcorn, drinks, red licorice, and M&M’s – now, that’s quite the small fortune! Most often, these days, we will save the trips to the theater for special must-see-on-the-big-screen movies, and wait for most to be released on DVD.

Besides, spending our family nights “staying in” can be way more fun! On these much anticipated evenings, we’ll all get our jammies on, make buckets of popcorn, break out the sweets, and sprawl out on the floor in our living room. We’ll then either pull out the games, or pop in a movie, and we’re set to create an evening of fun with our kiddos. It’s totally okay if Noah hops up and wanders around a bit, the kiddos can find the bathroom themselves, Dadddy and I are way more relaxed, and our pocket book thanks us!

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To help families across the country make special memories, Walmart and Hasbro have partnered together and created Family Game Night aisles, perfect for helping you put together your own Family Game Night for under $40.

Yes, you heard me right… Under $40!

Thanks to Walmart, we turned $40 into sweet fun with Candyland and the sugary sweet movie Pollyanna. In addition to our popcorn and licorice, we grabbed all the fixings for Root Beer Floats, so we could complete our Family Game Night with a sugar high. Boy, will it be fun!

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Susan T September 22, 2009 at 10:33 am

Sequence is a favorite at my house.

Kat September 22, 2009 at 10:35 am

Our favorite game is Scrabble but we love a variety of games – would love to buy some new ones!

Andria September 22, 2009 at 10:36 am

We love Disney Scene It. Thank you.

Melissa P. September 22, 2009 at 10:47 am

We love to play Quelf.

Emily R. September 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

Monopoly is my all time favorite:)

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Angela J September 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

Our kids always enjoy watching Wizard of Oz and favorite games are Trivial Pursuit

Heidi Gail September 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

The favorite movie for my family is any one of the Harry Potter movies.

Karen B September 22, 2009 at 11:17 am

The greatgrands love Sorry – me, too!

scarlette September 22, 2009 at 11:25 am

we love old school pictionary

shawna September 22, 2009 at 11:36 am

The Game of Life.

michele September 22, 2009 at 11:59 am

Thank you for the giveaway. Our favorite games are scrabble, Are you smarter than a 5th grader, monopoly, yahtzee and more!

Carolyn September 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Our family’s favorite game is Uno!
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Lori Walker September 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

We love Let’s Make a Deal!

Bambi M September 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

We love playing Monopoly!

Tammy September 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

My kids fav movie is any Pirates Of The Carribean

Mary M September 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Our favorite game is Scrabble, and my husband tends to play for blood rather than fun :) So it’s a real treat when I beat him!

angela m September 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

we love yahtzee…
thanks

Barbara September 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

My family’s favorite game is Pictionary. We can be creative and silly and have tons of fun.

Sue E September 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Monopoly is our favorite board game, but we also enjoy playing Uno Attack. Thanks for the chance!

Kerrie Mayans September 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

We love to play settlers of catan as a family.

Kerrie Mayans September 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Theresa DeRosa September 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm

We love to play Uno.

Ellie W September 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

For the older members of my family Sequence is our favorite game. For the younger ones it’s either Candy Land or Bingo.

AmandaK September 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Our favorite game is Monopoly. We get so competitive, but in the end, no one is upset that the winner won all of the money!

Anne D September 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm

We love to play Scrabble.

Christine September 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm

love to play yahtzee

Daniel M September 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

our family has been playing scrabble our entire lives

Lisa H September 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

We love Trivial Pursuit. We separate the easy questions for the kids.

Paula H September 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Our favorite family movie is Elf. We’ve seen it so many times.

Paula H September 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm
Julie Cowart September 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm

When the grandkids come over we play all the games they love to play. A lot are the same ones I played as a kid, LIfe, Monopoly etc. We have ‘junk food’ that night as the rest the time it is healthy eating eating.
Just a great way to bond with them and give them some good memories of Gma and Gpa

Julie Cowart September 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Sharon Seneker September 22, 2009 at 3:49 pm
Monique Rizzo September 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm
AB Smith September 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Love the puzzle game Blokus

I’d love to win this prize, thanks for sponsoring this.

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AB Smith September 22, 2009 at 4:08 pm
AB Smith September 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm
Amir September 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm

We love Uno.

Chels September 22, 2009 at 4:34 pm

My favorites are Guess Who and Chutes and Ladders – so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brent Dotson September 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm

If we can find a fourth player, we play mahjongg. If not, 500 rummy.

Kim H. September 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Our fave games are Monopoly, Uno and Lunch Money. We alternate between those regularly and also play Scrabble, Might and Magic, and Jenga.

Our fave movie is the 70′s flick Evil Roy Slade. A total comeday about a cowboy type villian. All the jokes are old fashioned, but the slapstick is forever!

Mami2jcn September 22, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Missy September 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

on game night its almost always CLUE, and we LOVE drop dead fred!! :o)

Abby September 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Catchphrase is our favorite game!

Abby September 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm
tracy davis September 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

The favorite movie for my family is any one of the Harry Potter movies

dianne September 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Monopoly and Scabble Jr. Scrabble are great. We play alot of card games too.

Happi Shopr September 22, 2009 at 5:48 pm

we like scattegories

ElV September 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

We’re Scrabble and Clue fans.

Cujo September 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Our favorite family movie is Toy Story. Thanks

Renski September 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm

My young son’s favorite game is Chutes and Ladders. Great giveaway!

Renski September 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm
James September 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm

You know, it’s Uno!
Connect 4 is cool and simple too, for the youngs~ wonder if they still have it around.

Brooke September 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Favorite game currently is Candyland because it’s the only one wee man can play… he is still a tad young for other games and Lil Kiwi is to young for any..

Jacob September 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm

We play a game called UPWORDS. It is kind of like scrabble, but you can also put letters on top of the tiles to make new words

autie September 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

We like Scrabble

Sherri B. September 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Since I am the only female in my house, I usually end up watching some kind of adventure or superhero movie, such as X-Men. Every now and then I can throw in something like Monsters, Inc. so it all works out pretty good! Thanks!

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Julie September 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm

We love Monopoly

Amy September 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Our family’s favorite movie is Madagascar! Our favorite family game is Monopoly but my personal favorite is Scrabble when I can find someone to play with me!

Amy September 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm
Amy September 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm
Angela C September 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Right now our families favorite game is Candyland!!!
THANKS!

Mark Flynn September 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm

We have a regular Saturday night family game night and each night a different person picks. Our current game is a 4 player game called Bloxus, where you lay down multi-shaped tiles on a board trying to use all your tiles and also block other players from laying theirs – they all to be connected. It is very strategic and also plays fast – maybe 30 mins for a game.

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Mark Flynn September 22, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Patricia Treskovich September 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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Annemarie September 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Monopoly & Ice Age!!

David September 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Connect 4 is a good game for young and old.

Jennifer G September 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Fave game is Uno.

Jennifer G September 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Sue S September 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm

My family loves to play Trouble.

sheri September 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm

We have young kids, so we play games like candyland and uno!

sheri September 22, 2009 at 7:54 pm
Jennifer Miller September 22, 2009 at 8:06 pm

As a kid my favorite game for family game night was Candyland and now my families favorite games are Scattergories and Loaded Questions! Can’t get enough!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jammie September 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm

There is so many games we love playing as a family. Our daughter usually has us playing Littlest Pets Monopoly. We enjoy playing gold fish and old maid wit her as well

amanda rice September 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm

WOW! My family loves game night and with a 13,15, and 16 year old it gets really interesting especially when we play monopoly or some other game with strategy cause they all are out to get us !! We really enjoy the time we have together though because before too long they will be all grown up and gone away.

Jammie September 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm
Rob Nease September 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Our family loves the Cranium type games! They are a lot of fun.

theodore esteghamat September 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm

We like playing Monopoly.

Holly W September 22, 2009 at 8:47 pm

We love to play Hilarium…I’m sure we look ridiculous if anyone ever saw us through the window!

Holly W September 22, 2009 at 8:47 pm
Erica C. September 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

We love playing Taboo & Pictionary…it’s very interactive and fun for everyone :)

Auriette September 22, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I’ve loved Scrabble since I first found out about the game. I enjoy playing it non-competitively, meaning helping each other out when someone gets stuck. I still like to keep score, just for fun, but it really doesn’t matter who wins and loses.

Cynthya P September 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Our favorite game is Monopoly and we like to watch the Harry Potter movies.

Isaac A. September 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm

My family’s favorite game is Scrabble.

Autumn B. September 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm

we love boggle!

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Darcy B September 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm
Kate September 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm

We are a cranium family- it’s such a good time and we always have some good times!

Joseph September 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Our family and especially my sons favorite movie is Disney/Pixar “Cars”.

joni September 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

We have so much fun playing Pictionary.
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Shawnna September 22, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Mancala and Jenga are great!

Genevieve Larson September 23, 2009 at 12:31 am

Our favorite game is monopoly. WHen were too lazy to pull it out and set it up we love to sit and play jeopary against each other

Genevieve Larson September 23, 2009 at 12:32 am
Karen September 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

My older son, husband and I like to play Clue. My younger son prefers Yahtzee or Guess Who?

Jennifer gersch September 23, 2009 at 2:02 am

jenga

Jessica September 23, 2009 at 5:23 am

We love Scattergories and Trivial Pursuit

Jessica September 23, 2009 at 5:25 am
Jessica September 23, 2009 at 5:26 am
FOKXXY September 23, 2009 at 5:37 am

I am going to leave both! My family’s favorite game is Monopoly but we are also big fans of Jenga. As for the movie, Our favorites are Scooby Doo 2 and Monsters Inc. Great movies. lol. Please enter us.

FOKXXY September 23, 2009 at 5:39 am
Cynthia C September 23, 2009 at 6:02 am

Scrabble is a favorite in my family. Thanks for the chance.

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