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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Terry C September 23, 2009 at 6:09 am

One of our favorite games is Life. Thanks!

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Stacey Ayers September 23, 2009 at 6:30 am

In today’s economy every little bit helps

cheryl h September 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

My families favorite movie is Shrek

Stacey September 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

I recycle all my aluminum cans through a local scrap metal yard. Every penny helps

cheryl h September 23, 2009 at 6:35 am

I posted this giveaway on facebook

ID – cheryl hodgkins

URL to post

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cheryl h September 23, 2009 at 6:36 am
Carol G September 23, 2009 at 6:40 am

Right now the favorite game is Uno, but when my grandson gets older, will likely switch to younger board games for awhile.

vicky September 23, 2009 at 6:47 am

My kids favorite game is connect 4. the kids really enjoy playing it and it is easy enought for my son with special needs to play. OUr favorite movie has got to be the third lord of the rings movie

Christine September 23, 2009 at 7:06 am

Our favorite family game is Monopoly. Thank you!

Sheila Hickmon September 23, 2009 at 7:15 am

We like Candyland and Disney Scene it! Thanks!

Sheila Hickmon September 23, 2009 at 7:15 am
allyson ayala September 23, 2009 at 7:28 am

my kids are older in their 20′s, we play dominos and watch football

Amber S. September 23, 2009 at 7:33 am

My family loves Candyland. It’s one we can all play!
Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m sure whoever wins will have a blast picking out fun things. :)

sarah d. September 23, 2009 at 7:36 am

Friday nights are generally family movie night. Our most recent favorite was “Up”.

Sarah C September 23, 2009 at 8:27 am

We love to play Apples to Apples!

Sarah C September 23, 2009 at 8:29 am
Suzanne September 23, 2009 at 9:03 am

We love Chutes and Ladders – and play variations on regular version (like sliding DOWN ladders and climbing up chutes, or playing from end to start…)

latisha depoortere September 23, 2009 at 9:22 am
latisha depoortere September 23, 2009 at 9:22 am
Susan Smith September 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

We like to play Chutes and ladders and Candyland

Terri L September 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

Our favorite game is Apples to Apples.

brenda pittman September 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

We love to watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. My boys have loved this movie for years.

Heather September 23, 2009 at 11:13 am

Our favorite games is Chutes and Ladders.

Jennifer Johnson September 23, 2009 at 11:25 am

We love to play go fish and watch ice age!

Jennifer Johnson September 23, 2009 at 11:26 am
Lisa September 23, 2009 at 11:26 am

Our family enjoys playing Chutes and Ladders!

katiea September 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

Depending on how many people you have (its better with two teams of 3 or more) we love playing and of the SceneIt games. My favorite is Star Trek, my DH loves Simpsons. We usually play TV or Movies though if we have anyone who’s not family over (which is alot!). Thanks for the contest!

Maja September 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

we like monopoly

Joanne Schultz September 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm

we love playing Scrabble!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Joanne Schultz September 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Joanne Schultz September 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Jay September 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm

We like Lightning McQueen and The Little Mermaid! Thanks for the opportunity!

Tiffany September 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm

My family loves Clue and Monopoly!

Tiffany September 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Patti Sherman September 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm

We like Jenga & scrabble

Shane Murray September 23, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Monopoly is the favorite here!

Kimara Davis September 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

My family’s fave game is Scene It: and our favorite movie is seventeen Again!

Karry September 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm

My families favorite game is Yahtzee and our favorite movie is Twister

Karry September 23, 2009 at 2:08 pm
DanV September 23, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Our favorite game is Candyland

Jason September 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

We love to play Apples to Apples

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Rosanne September 23, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Our favorite game is Scrabble

Rosanne September 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Tweeted: rosannepmI entered to win a $40 Walmart gift card to create a Family Game Night and you can, too! http://bit.ly/sBnij #D2Dgvwy

amy delong September 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Well during holidays our family fave is Home Alone&Amy one of the Shreks

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Kimberly September 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Our favorite game is scrabble. :)

dis333 September 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Our favourite game is Euchre.

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joan September 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm

My family loves to play games together, esp. Scrabble and Yahtze.

carol ~ September 23, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Our fav movie is The Christmas Story and we like how they play it over and over for 24 hours every year!

carol ~ September 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I follow and tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/4327654946

carol ~ September 23, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Geoff K September 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm

My family’s favorite games tend to be word games: Scrabble, Scattergories, Catch Phrase, and Taboo would be at the top of the list for sure! As for movies, we love old Disney live action films like “Escape to Witch Mountain” and “Freaky Friday.” Thanks for the giveaway!

Geoff K September 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I blogged about the giveaway and linked back: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/2009/09/40-walmart-gc-giveaway.html

Geoff K September 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm
Kelly Ann T. September 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Our family likes the game Sorry and any Star Wars movie.

Sarah September 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Our favorite game is Kismet – similar to Yahtzee.

Sarah September 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Charity September 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm

We love playing Jenga, and we love the movie “Open Season”. Thanks

Lacey September 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

right now our favorite game is chutes and ladders….and that game can last FOREVER!! :) Tweeted you :)
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email: laceylovespink @ yahoo dot com

Charity September 23, 2009 at 4:37 pm
Charity September 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Shilo Beedy September 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

My family loves clue and chutes and ladders. We love to watch Wall-e and Harry Potter.

susan smoaks September 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

we like to play uno

susan smoaks September 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm
susan smoaks September 23, 2009 at 5:01 pm
Nicole September 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm
Sarah Z September 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

We love the Uno games like Uno Attack and Uno Spin!

dawn September 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

We like Candyland.

Jay F. September 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm

My kids love to play Yahtzee with us. They have a reasonable chance of winning, they can make a lot of noise, and if for some reason they are mad they can slow down the game by rolling the dice off the table and under the chairs. They seem to do this a lot.

Linda Battershall September 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I’d really love to try that new Pictureka

Pamela S September 23, 2009 at 6:17 pm

My son’s favorite game is Candyland. Thanks so much.

Carolyn G September 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Our favorite game is monopoly

Carolyn G September 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm
barbara wright September 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Our favorite family game is Apples to Apples. Even though the kids have graduated to the adult game, we still laugh about “fast oatmeal” and argue about whether or not George Washington is useful. I’m sorry – he’s dead. He’s not useful to anyone. But they disagree.

barbara wright September 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm
barbara wright September 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm
amber September 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm

We love playing Trouble as a family, it’s fun and we always end up playing two or more games of it :) Thanks!

amber September 23, 2009 at 7:07 pm
Michael September 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Recently we have been absolutely addicted to a card game called ‘suicide solitaire.’ :)

Brian E. September 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Thanks for the giveaway… Our family night games are Monopoly & Chess.

Chrysa September 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm

We like Trivial Pursuit!

Brian E. September 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm
lea September 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

We love playing Connect Four, easy & so much fun!

Chrysa September 23, 2009 at 7:56 pm
michelle maddock September 23, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Most of the time its candyland or twister and a disney movie with my grandaughter.

Barbara Long September 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Our family’s favorite film is Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (we love all three but this is my personal favorite).

Veronica Garrett September 23, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Scrabble is my favorite game.

Sand September 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Monopoly is a big favorite in my household.

Janet September 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

we heart scrabble and candyland:)

simone September 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Our fav game right now is hide and go seek as DS is too young for board games. DH & I love Trival Pursuit & Yahtzee though! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease September 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm

we love old yeller and for a game we love SORRY :)

kathy pease September 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm
Ashley September 23, 2009 at 9:36 pm

our favorite game right now is sorry!

Shannon September 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Monopoly and card games are favorites here

R Hicks September 23, 2009 at 9:48 pm

At the moment, the kids really enjoy playing candyland. yes, candyland!

R Hicks September 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Nancy S. September 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Our favorite game is Scrabble.

R Hicks September 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm
Nancy S. September 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm
Gianna September 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Battleship :)

Marie N September 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Our favorite family game has always been Monopoly. We can spend hours together playing that game and days if we decide to have a Monopoly marathon. Great for cold winter days when you really want to stay inside.

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