Family Game Night Giveaway

None of my kids are born performers; they're never comfortable being the center of attention, and even The Pea, who participates in several dance recitals and shows each year, always confesses to feeling butterflies in the pit of her stomach whenever she gets up and thinks of all those pairs of eyes on her.

That's why I have such a difficult time believing them when they say it's their dream to appear on the tv game show, Family Game Night. Appearing in front of millions of people on television doesn't seem to faze my normally camera-shy kids. Maybe it's the thought of winning all those prizes. I remember fantasizing about winning the round-the-world showcase (A speedboat! A set of Samsonite luggage! A new car!) or even some lamer showcase (A charcoal barbecue grill! A trash compactor! And a golf cart!) on The Price Is Right, and the prizes on Family Game Night are so much better. Or maybe it's the thought of playing life-sized versions of their favorite board games (I must confess, I'd love to knock down the gigantic pins in Yahtzee bowling). Or maybe it's the thought of competing against other families.

Whatever the case, it doesn't look like we're going to be competing on tv anytime soon -- and it's not because I have no idea how to apply for the show, nor is it because I don't want to. No, the one stumbling block in my kids' plans for fame and fortune is the fact that the families on the show have just 2 kids, and none of my kids want to pretend they don't exist and give up the chance to compete. So until they figure out who goes on stage, I guess we'll just have to be content with the videogame version at home!



If your family is camera-shy, or too big, or just wants to stay home, check out EA Games' new Family Game Night 4 videogame for the Wii, Playstation Move, and XBox Kinnect. If you live in the San Jose area, they're celebrating the launch of the new game with a FAMILY GAME DAY at Santana Row Best Buy. The event is on Sunday December 4th from Noon to 4pm.


Here's a brief description of the event:
Play video game versions of your favorite HASBRO games like Connect 4 basketball and Scrabble Flash. Enter to win a fun-filled, family vacation or a new iPad 2 loaded with your favorite FAMILY GAME NIGHT games! For more information go to
FACEBOOK.COM/EA PLAY. FAMILY GAME DAY, Sunday December 4th, Noon to 4pm at the Santana Row Best Buy.


If you don't live near San Jose, never fear: EA and Best Buy are hosting Family Game Days all around the country. Check EA's Facebook page to see all locations hosting the event.


Win a Family Game Night Gift Pack
To celebrate Family Game Day and the release of Family Game Night 4, EA Games is offering a fantastic gift pack to one lucky Finding Bonggamom reader! The gift pack includes:

* A copy of Family Game Night 4 for Wii, XBox or Playstation Move (winner's choice)
* A Hasbro board game
* A deck of playing cards
* A t-shirt
* Silly putty

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RT @bonggafinds I've got two Family Game Night gift pack #giveaways! Enter at http://bit.ly/rOU3OU and at http://bit.ly/tOWpsr #FGN4


The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on December 17, 2011; I will draw 1 winner at random on December 18 and post the winner's name after he/she confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!



Want more chances to win? Enter my Family Game Night giveaway on Bonggamom Finds (ends Dec. 10)!


Update: Here's another giveaway for a Family Game Night prize pack! Enter on Silicon Valley Mamas by midnight Dec. 7!





Disclaimer: I received a Family Game Night videogame to review in a future Bonggamom Finds post, but I did not receive any form of compensation for running this giveaway.

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karenmed409 said...

Like to spend a lot of time playing cards and board games.. going bowling, camping trips, working on house projects.

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Ashley said...

We have movie nights.

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Jingle said...

We play video games together, hang out reading, or watch television together when we are at home!

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Island Adventures said...

We read together. Right now we're reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret. We also have game nights.

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We dance : ) and my son recently started rapping. (Yes, I am serious, he is 8 and we are looking for G rated rap songs for him to memorize)

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Isabelle said...

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John said...

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Matt Ferrell said...

Video games like this one are always great family times. Or board games if we feel like setting it up. :)

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Amy V said...

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Mommydoll13 said...

we play games every sunday on daddy's day off.



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Steph said...

We spend a lot of time watching movies and playing video games together. Pretty much every night we something as a family.

Steph said...

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degood said...

We usually do a famly movie night or a family game night and get pizza delivered, make popcorn and stay in and enjoy each other's company.

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Amy V said...

commented on your 'winter break activity list' post

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Amy V said...

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Steph said...

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Bonggamom said...

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner, Amy V!