On those evenings when the mosquitos are out to feast or those days when the weather doesn't want to cooperate with our summer fun, we can turn to games to keep everyone occupied. Not video games, real games. Games we grew up with and remember playing at the cottage, games we can sit down with our own children and teach how to play. This kind of family fun never gets old.
This summer, Mattel is challenging YOU to have a game-night with your family! Here are some great tips and tricks to make the most out of family game night:
Prepare your space.
Transform your everyday living space into a fun family game room! It's as easy as making sure there are enough comfy seats for everyone who's playing and setting up some yummy snacks for everyone! You could even put on some fun music to set the mood. Something upbeat but not too exciting! Doing even the smallest things like this will show the kids you take gaming night and family time seriously.
Play a variety of games.
We have a large collection of games from kids games to games just for grownups. During family game time it's nice to have a variety to choose from to keep everyone entertained and allow everyone to try something new. Start the gaming with UNO™ followed by Apples to Apples™ and finally how about a little Pictionary™. These games are sure to keep everyone entertained and gives everyone the opportunity to win at a new game!
Disconnect to connect.
As someone who is online almost all the time, this one can be a toughy. It's always a good rule to have everyone disconnect from technology during family game time. To get that real one-on-one quality time and not have attention spanned to the TV, tablet or smartphone. By disconnecting from technology, even for a little while, we are better able to reconnect with our loved ones!
Have a blast on your next family game night! Learn more about UNO™, Apples to Apples™ and Pictionary™ plus other great family games by liking the Mattel Games Facebook page!
Tell us, how do you connect with your family during the summer months? How do you make family game night at your house?
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