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How to Have a Family Game Night

Start a tradition of family game night in your home. Everyone will enjoy the time together laughing, learning, and bonding.


  • Step 1: Plan a night Clear your schedule and plan one evening every week.
  • Step 2: Pick a game Pick a new game each week to play as a family.
  • TIP: Take turns picking a game for that night
  • Step 3: Have dinner or a snack Begin the family tradition by making dinner, a snack, or dessert together.
  • Step 4: Play the game Turn off the television and cell phones and enjoy the game of the week.
  • Step 5: Winner gets to choose dinner next week Let the winner choose next week’s dinner or snack.
  • Step 6: Invite guests Invite a guest to participate. Grandma, the neighbor, or one of your child’s friends will enjoy participating in your family tradition.
  • FACT: In 1934, Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed Monopoly to Parker Brothers and was rejected.

You Will Need

  • An empty schedule
  • A game
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Special guests

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