Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Win Cranium Family Edition for Family Game Night!

Congratulations to CynthiaO of CA!!! Random.org has chosen #3 as the winner.

Thank you to all for entering. More giveaways are on the way!!!

The recession is in full swing and everyone, including my family, is embracing frugal fun. Queue Family Game Night! Let's be realistic, it's pretty tough to eat dinner together every night and some weeks, it just doesn't happen. Family Game Night is one way to make sure the whole family comes together 'round the table at least once a week. At our house, game night is Sunday evening. Chip and Lulu are still a bit young for board games, so we invite different neighbors and friends over who also have small kids. The kids stay busy and the adults get to have some fun. Chip likes to "play" so we pull up a chair and let him take a "turn".

The good folks at Hasbro were kind enough to send over Cranium Family Edition for us to play. Let me start off by saying that the best thing about Cranium is that you can play a whole game in 40 minutes! In my youth, all I had was leisure time and a 6 hour game of Monopoly was no problem. To know what you are up against time-wise with a bunch of toddlers is so awesome! Cranium Family Edition has something for everyone: perform wacky stunts, act, sketch, guess, sculpt with Cranium Clay, and more! This is easy to play and definitely not boring. The really cool aspect of this game for Family Game Night is that many of the challenges are just as difficult for an adult or a kid, so it levels the playing field. I can remember playing games as a kid where it was really tough to compete with the adults. Not the case with Cranium Family Edition.Cranium

There is a nifty family entertainment website, TimeToPlayMag.com where they review toys, games and video games. Toy industry expert and Time To Play editor in chief Jim Silver is making it his mission to bring back Family Game Night, and this week he revealed his list of top games at new.timetoplaymag.com/gamenight/ definitely check out his fun list.

I want to do my part to bring back Family Game Night and to that end, I am giving away a Cranium Family Edition (Hasbro Games/Ages 8+/$19.99) to one of my readers. How to enter: Simply leave a comment, any comment and make sure you include your e-mail address so I can contact you when you win. One entry per person. Entries limited to addresses within the United States. I will utilize the services of Random.org to select the winner. Contest period runs from Wednesday, April 1 until Midnight Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Winner to be notified via e-mail. Winner has 72 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within designated time frame, prize will be awarded via a new Random.org draw among remaining entries. You might be the lucky winner!

12 comments:

akamomma said...

Will it make me smarter? It sounds like a bargain for $20.

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Anonymous said...

Love the Family Game Night idea but it seems by the time night arrives, we're out of time and out of energy! That's why I love summer...no need to hit the hay by a certain time and no need to rise early. Looking forward to some fun bbqs and games this summer.

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CynthiaO said...

What a great idea to bring back game night. I LOVE playing baord games. ANd anything to promote famly quality time you can sign me up for or add my name to the petition.

seanic71@aol.com

malibusu said...

I really want to try this game! Of course I hope I am the lucky winner on your website, but I might be adding this to the list even if I am not!

malibusu@hotmail.com

krucook said...

We love to play games as a family. We don't have this one in our collection. Sounds like one we'd like to try.

JerryR said...

Sounds like a great game. aa2t@arrl.net

Denise said...

We love games and it is hard to believe that we don't have this one already.

pumpkin7778 AT aol.com

Ente Lokam said...

Sounds like this game is fun.....
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MudslideMama said...

We could use a smarter-making method game! ...Especially considering that mangled grammar/syntax. See you on Twitter!

jenhahaha at gmail dot com

Julie Daniel said...

We love Cranium! Having one for the whole family would be great.

-julierenee13@yahoo.com

katieu said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

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Sandra said...

We love playing games. We have the Jr edition and my 6 year old loves it, and we love playing with him. We've been interested in the grown-up version, sounds like fun!

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