We are a family who loves to spend time together playing games. Usually this finds us at the dining room table, split into teams throwing jibes back and forth. Yup we like to refer to this as bonding time. Mattel wants to bring back family game night and I’m all for it. The time spent together, winning and losing has allowed us to bond and help our kids to become gracious losers….and remind myself of this all too often.
The fine folks at Mattel recently asked me to hold a Family Game Night and of course I said YES! They did present me with a challenge, I had to head over to the Mattel Gameology Facebook App which asked me a bunch of questions in order to determine my game sign. I’m a Socialies. Mattel sent me an amazing box of games and party accessories which were based upon my gameology profile.
Game On Family Game Night Kit
Mattel sent me a gorgeous box which included some games, coasters, bottle openers, napkins and colourful fortune cookies. For our game night we decided that we’d invite my Mum and our friend from next door to join the kids, my husband and I.
After putting out some chips and blending up some Pina Colada Mocktails we were all set for our night of fun.
We chose to play UNO first, this is a card game we play often. It’s perfect if you have a variety of ages, believe me when I say it can get competitive. Our girls actually ganged up on me and well….I may have come in last…My Mum had never played UNO and it was hilarious teaching her. She caught on quickly and much to my dismay she joined in on the “Get Julie” mantra.
Because it was a weekday evening we gave the kids the choice of our final game. While we’d love to have gotten to play all of them, it was getting late. It was no surprise that they jumped on Angry Birds, they’d been bugging me to open the box since it crossed the threshold of the front door.
This game is AWESOME, we love the digital version and this one didn’t disappoint. First thing you do is line up the cards and choose form 4 levels of difficulty. You choose a card and build your obstacle as per instructions.
Now you line up the birds specified on the card and send them flying towards the obstacle. The idea is to knock off all of the birds to WIN.
We really enjoyed our Game Night and encourage you all to get one on the calendar yourselves.
Enter to WIN a Game Night Package
In fact…the kind folks at Mattel have provided me with one Game On package to giveaway to one of my Canadian readers! The winner will be drawn on November 29th and have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
lisa bolduc says
I would invite my sister and have a family game night
I would invite my parents to come and play games with us.
Melissa Fowers says
Cindy (@cindylee137) Procter says
we love game night in our house,,all our kids and their friends sometimes too
Andrea B. says
I would invite my best friend and her family.
Anne Taylor says
My dad, my sister, her partner, his son, my nephew and hubbs
Elaine Jasvins says
I would invite the usual ones, family and friends.They know who they are, games night at our house.
We’d have it with the kids and my brother & sister inlaw
Heidi C. says
My hubby, kids and I would have Game Night together!
My in laws!
Marya @ You Pinspire Me says
My four wonderful boys and husband.
I’d totally invite all of my blogger besties!
Terri O'D says
I would invite all of my inlaws, adults and kids because it’s been too long sonce our last game night!
Jessica Dyrmishi says
I would def do this for my hubbys birthday. He loves getting his friends and my family together for some good ole game night fun!
Dana Calder says
my kids :)
Debbie Justice says
I’d invite my Mom, my 2 adult daughters and their Sig. Others and my grands, and my 15 y.o. son who lives with me.
angela m says
I would invite a few girl friends over for game night
ivy pluchinsky says
Lee-Ann S says
We’d invite my DH’s brothers and their families so that everyone could get together and have fun.
Judy C (Cowan) says
I would invite my sister and her family to game night
I would invite our neighbours
Michelle Corning says
I would love to add these to our family Game night collection !
We’d love family movie night with our nana
I’d invite my youngest son, oldest son & daughter in law, daughter and son in law, and my 4 grandkids.
Nothing is better than family time!
Carina Vause says
Just Hubby and kids and I
A whole bunch of relatives from my sisters, cousins, mother and aunts.
Tricia Cooper says
I would invite my daughter, my mother, my sister and my sister-in-law!
I would invite my hubs, son and my bestie and her daughter
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
I would invite my nephew
Including hubby, our 7 yr old son, 5 year old daughter and myself we would probably invite my parents as they are a hoot to play games with and they bring up the level of competitiveness just a wee bit ;-)
cousins games night
Johanne Reid says
I would invite my son, his wife and my three grandaughters to games night.
I would play with my family.
I’d invite my parents, sister and aunt, uncle and cousin.
Carol Denny says
We love playing board games!
I’d pass this on to my niece, she could invite her husband and 4 children.
Well..we don’t have any family in the province so we’d make it a family and friends game night and invite some close buds of ours. ;)
Chandra Christine O'Connor says
Id invite my nephews to come play with us they like playing games as much as we do
Amy Heffernan says
With my kiddies (boys) of course.
Debbie W says
I would play with my hubby, my daughter and fiance
Wendy M says
Sounds like a great way to wile away evenings in a Great Canadian Winter.
twylah woods says
i would invite my sister and her kids
Carolyn de Blieck says
LOok like fun…We love to play our angry birds…and angry birds UNO with the boys!!
All my kids love board games, I would of course have them, my brothers, and friends who wanted to play. We love playing board games together :)
Melinda L. says
Parents, siblings and friends :)
I would invite my sister and her bf and my best friends
My husband and kids would be the company for the night – awesome – we LOVE game nights!!
We do family game night with the 4 of us fairly often but I’d love to host a big game night with my mom, her husband, my sister and nephew! The more, the merrier!
We do game night with the four of us.
We have the angry birds game and love it – building and then smashing is always fun!
Debbie S. says
We’d invite my grandson and his parents!
lori b says
I would invite my sister in law and the nephews to game night!
Julie G. says
I’d invite my grandkids.
Erika B says
I would invite my aunt and uncle. The only family we have here in Alberta!
my bff and her 8 yr old son.
All of my family – we love games night!
Rhonda C says
I would invite Aunt Madsine!
My friends and family! We love game night :)
Lisa McLain says
We love game nights with the whole family !
Crystal Englot says
I would invite my Mom and Step-dad to my family game night! We are a game playing family :)
I would invite the whole extended family…we’re a quirky bunch who are funny and loud when playing games!
angie smith says
our game nights would be myself, my husband and our 2 rascals
Sabrina T says
I would invite my nieces and nephews :)
my hilarious neighbors
Darlene Schuller says
I would invite my mom & her husband, my brother, his wife and their 2 kids. I’d also invite my 3 that don’t live at home anymore to come over.
nana and papa
jessica s. says
my kids, and my nieces!
Lori-Airbnb Superhost says
I’d invite my nephew and some family friends!
Lori Bazan says
I would invite my family and even my in-laws!
joni mitchell says
my crazy kids and inlaws
Crystal Ugolini says
I would invite my son, sister and nephews….
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
my kids and grandkids
My parents and brother:)
Andrea Williams says
I would invite the grandparents and my nieces and nephews.
joanne major says
I would invite my kids and grandkids
Karla Sceviour says
I would invite my neighbors and their kids.
michelle hill says
my kids of course and some snacks
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Tabitha P. says
no one lives close.
it would just be us.
My sister and her kids definitely
Leanne M says
My kids and family friends
Nancy T says
I would invite a neighbour family – my girls & their girls love to play together.
Josh S says
my family, games are a fun reason for us to all get together.
ann w says
I’d invite my cousin and her family. They are always a lot of fun.
I’d invite the extended family.
Deb Dorrington says
I would invite my sister and her family over for game night.
Angela Mitchell says
I’d invite my parents.
Angela Mitchell says
I’d invite my parents.
Tom Ds says
My sister and her family along with my immediate family!
I would invite my cousins!
Holly Messana says
I would invite my family :)
Nichol Tone says
my dad and cousons
Kristi Renout says
My two boys.
Lisa Neutel says
I would invite my family and friends and make a party out of it…it would be a blast
Amber R says
Awesome! We have family game night on Saturdays !
Michelle K says
I’d invite my kids
Parents and my brother and his family
My inlaws. It’s so much fun to get togetehr and play games.
Charolette Dingley says
DEFINETLY my grandkids – all 16 of them!! :-)
Maegan Morin says
I would invite my brother in law and his wife. They really love playing games like this and we would have a lot of fun.
I’d play with my family. I’m sure my three kiddos would love this!
anna key says
I would invite my brother, his wife and their son!
Wanda Bergman says
I’d invite my in-laws.
I’d invite the guys helping us with the reno and their wives.
My parents :)
Steph Bkn says
I think I would pull this our during christmas, after the kids have gone down to have a good old fashioned game night with my parents & my inlaws, what a great way to celebrate ;)
Mary I says
I would invite my BFFs. We have great games night
Julie Bolduc says
My kids hubby n sister
Erika E says
I’d invite my sister in law and her family.
Jodi T says
We’d invite the grandparents over to play!
Jo Ann Moffatt says
I would invite my two sons and their girlfriends over for game night.
I’d invite our friends who enjoy game nights!
Terra Heck says
I’d invite all six of my kids and my mother. Thanks.
I’d invite the grandparents and uncles. :-) Let the fun begin!!
Marie Constantineau says
I invite all my children to game night, usually we have have it after Sunday Supper for holiday dinners.
good luck to all
Some of my closest friends!
Chelsea B. says
My two brothers, my sister, my nana, my mom and step dad :-) Sounds like a party! :-)
My husband and kids!
Janice Auna says
I love playing games with my cousins, siblings, parents and aunts and uncles. So I’d invite them all!
Pauline Milner says
We have game nights about every six weeks. We invite our neighbors and a few other couples. We play games and have great food. Each time we go to a different house in rotation. It is one night we always look forward to. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the super blogging.
krystal rivera says
ide invite the inlaws i actually have pretty great inlaws!
Erin W says
I’d invite my bestie and her family!
Suzanne Rogers says
Our best friends and their kids
Florence C says
We play cards with family a couple times a month. This would be nice for a change
joanne major says
I would invite the grandkids
Katie Coupland says
I would invite anyone who would play !!!
kortney nelson says
The usuals, my brother his girlfriend, my sister her boyfriend, my mom, and my fiance.
Natalie yeoman says
My mom dad and my grandparents
I would invite the in-laws :)
Our family would LOVE the game, hope we win!
Jody D says
Elaine and Toney are always fun for a game night with the kids
Tina L. says
I would invite my sister and her family .
Star K says
We have 4 kids, so our family along makes for a great game night :-) We also enjoy getting together with good friends and playing games!
Doris (@newfiechick) says
I would invite my sister and her kids.
Tiffany Collins says
I would invite everyone over for my birthday party:)
My cousin and her kids!
nikki robak says
my mom and dad
Christy Martin says
I would invite the local nieces and nephews for a game night sleepover.
Jennifer Saarinen says
Our best friends.
Alisa Yao says
My friends an I always play board games together. Beats playing video games
april wood says
i would invite many people over we love to play games with others . I would say either my sis in law or my best friend
BobbiJo Pentney says
I would play with my husband and two kids.
I would invite my lil’ boys, partner & close friends
Elaine d says
It would be just me and the kids :)
craig pratt says
i would invite my brother, sister in law, niece and nephew to family game night
Donna Christianson says
I would invite relatives
Belinda Swim says
My Son, his girlfriend, my step-daughter and her boyfriend.
Silvia D says
hubby and the kids
Tara Crawford says
my sister and her children as well as my children and husband
roger simmons says
My Wife and Kids. I’d be too shy to ask anyone else.
S. Jackson says
I would give this to my daughter to play when she invites her co-workers for a fun night!
MANUEL VIZCAYA says
I would invite my family.
Cassie Fancy says
I would invite my mom to come playing with her grandkids :)
Chantelle Alvey says
Just me and my boys, game nights and movie nights are our time together.
My sister and her children – we love playing games!
I would invite my brother, his wife and nephews!
Ellen Pruden says
I would invite our great family friends over for Friday night game night. We love games, its the best family fun time!
Nikki Mulkern says
My best friend Ashlee and her family, we love board games!! =)
Darrah Bailey says
My sister, brother in law and nephew
I’d invite my cousins over! It’s a great excuse to see everyone.
Our family LOVES game night and are always excited to find a new game for the whole family… great contest!
Aimee Geroux says
Oh the memories of game night as a child. Every friday night we would sit around the kitchen table (me, sis, brother, mom, stepdad) and play Game of Life and other games. I would definitely invite everyone over and do it all over again … except we would never play survivor again because I ALWAYS got voted off the island first :( LOL
We are also a gaming family!! Love!
My son’s best friend. If they are in town, my sis-in-law and her kids.
Jennifer C aka JusticeSadie says
The Whole Family! Game Nights are the Best!
Sarah Jackson says
My family of course as well as our cousin and his family
I would invite the grandparents, aunts and uncles and all the cousins!
Suzanne G says
I would invite my kids and spouses and grandkids.
Dawn - Addicted to Recipes says
natasha severson says
my mother and father in law
family and friends
friends and amily
melissa marie says
i would invite my brother and his daughters to family game night!
I would love it if my brother came to game night
i think just me, my boyfriend, the kids, and my mother in law (my parents dont live close enough to drop by to play games, Lol)
Jen W says
My sister, brothers and cousins
id invite my kiddos and a couple family friends
Cynthia Joncas says
I’d invite my family
josee carpentier says
All my familly mmember
Dee Schwark says
I would have my nephews over to play. We’ve been having gaming time since they were little wee ones and it’s always the highlight of my life…….
I would have my little cousin and siblings over and play the whole night!
hubby’s cousins – they are cool
Katy Emanuel says
I would invite my brother, his wife and their two sons over.
Frederic Boucher says
My brothers with their children
Amy C says
I would invite my family
Tanya Wagner says
I would invite my sis and my 2 nephews!
I would invite the whole family! I think this would be great fun for Christmas Eve.
my kids and fiancee
my in laws, we would have a blast
Rebecca OKeefe says
The kids have just started to get into baord games. We need to add some more classics like thesr to keep them interested
This is definitely an awesome prize pack! My son would love the angry birds and Uno games! The apples to apples looks like loads of fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
I’d invite my friends over.
Christine Harrison says
I would invite my son & his family over for family game night. I always love board games :) Thank you Julie for the chance to win!! xx fingers crossed xx
Sunshine G says
My brother-in-law and his girlfriend.
Mary Lou MacKenzie says
I love family game nights! I would invite my daughter, Valerie & her husband and our 2 grandchildren for a fun evening. Thanks Mattel & Julie for this great Game On Family Game Night Prize Pack…..hope I’m lucky:)
I’d invite my sisters, my mom and dad, and my boyfriend.
I would invite all mu kids friends — blast night!!
Hubby and daughters!
Lita Gallant says
I’d invite my parents and my brother!
V. HIll says
Bf and his daughter
Thai Garrard says
I would invite SIL/BIL and nephew over for a fun family game night!!
Bonny Dixon MacIsaac says
Game nights are huge in my house. Usually family and friends are invited. Lots of laughs and memories!
Joanne Robinson says
My husband and kids
Vanessa Cook says
My cousins and their children
Kim Mellick says
Id invite my mom and her boyfriend
A group of friends that gets together regularly for games night.
SueSueper Sue says
I would invite my parents to game night!
Tara Jensen says
grandma & aunties for sure :)