Written by Chris –
Spending quality time together as a family, whether it be eating together or gathering around the table for game night, is essential. This is a time to reconnect; a fun and interactive way for family members to spend time together.
Over the summer, our family took our love for games to a whole new level. We decided to register for Family Game Night on The Hub network. Guess what? We were selected!
If you aren’t familiar with Family Game Night, this is an hour show featuring classic board games where families come together to compete for prizes and a chance to win cash. The show we were on aired last Sunday.
It was a first for us and a first for FGN; we’ve never been on a game show and they’ve never had triplets as contestants.
Our hearts were racing as host Todd Newton called our names. As we ran to the stage, we saw that we were going to be playing Yahtzee. As Mr. Newton talked through the prizes, my husband had his eye on 3 of a Kind, which was a VIP sports package. The kids were pulling for a Straight, which were 3 laptops. Four of a Kind was a trip to the Caribbean – that’s what I was secretly hoping for. My daughter had two ones with her first roll, so we decided to play for 3 of a Kind. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out so well. We only had two ones and by our third roll, it was too late to change course.
We still had an opportunity to win by pulling a card from Mr. Monopoly shown above. If we picked the card with the correct colors, we had a chance to play for a car.
Well, it just wasn’t meant to be. See the family next to us also in red? They won it all! But, like I said earlier, what matters is the quality time you spend with your loved ones. This was the most amazing experience for us and we have created so many memories that will last us a lifetime!
So I leave you with this; a game night recipe that I promise will go over well with kids and adults alike!
- 2 cups (12.5 ounces) NESTLÉ RAISINETS Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
- 2 cups small pretzel twists
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
- 1 cup coarsely chopped dried apples
COMBINE Raisinets, pretzels, marshmallows, raisins, apricots and apples in large bowl.
NOTE: Any variety of Raisinets can be substituted.
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