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How to Host a Family Game Night

Whether you’re a chess champ or the King of Clue a Family Game Night is a fun-filled way to spend quality time with your parents and sibling and also spark a little friendly competition between you and the people you love the most. Find out how to host a family game night!

Tell Me When and Where

Before you face off against your toughest and closest competitors, make sure you pick a night with the best turn out. It can be hard between work and hobbies for family to find time for each other sometimes, but if everyone is on "board" they’ll find a way to bend their schedule or make time to be included.

Invite Away

When planning a game night don’t forget to invite your grandma, your cousins, anyone who might be interested. The best game nights are when everyone is into it! Even if it’s a family game night you can include anyone you like, for example neighbours, family friends and BFFs.

“Bored” Vs. Board Games

We all have our favorites when it comes to board games, but remember, your fave might not be the same as someone else’s, especially if you happen to be a superstar at it! Make sure it’s fair by picking games everyone can enjoy and vetoing those that maybe only one person likes. And always make sure you have more than one, if your first game turns out to be a bust it’s great to have a back up!

We Suggest...

  • Apples to Apples
  • Balderdash
  • Clue
  • Catch Phrase
  • Monopoly
  • Scattegories
  • Cranium
  • Pictionary

Tips and Tricks

You’re set and ready to go, but there are still a couple of things you can do to ensure that everyone feels like a winner at family game night! Help your parents whip up some snacks so you can all munch and crunch during the games.

Also, everyone likes to be on top, but it’s a good idea to not take the games too seriously. A little competition is healthy, but family game night is all about having fun with loved ones! If you have a younger sibling struggling to keep up, try teaming up with them or (even if it’s not fair) letting them win a round.

If you want to truly make it a “family” game night create your own trivia game by using knowledge about your family to quiz to each other!

Have Your Say

What’s your fave game to play with your family? Let us know in the comments section below!

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LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Random:
"Nisya-" wrote:It would be a... super-fast-wings so I could fly anywhere and anytime :D SAME!!!! :punk 8) :D [s:p/zxl]
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Fairkss
Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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Fairkss
There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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