When family and friends gather around the Thanksgiving table, the fun should not end once the food is removed from the table. While some people may travel for hours and others just across the street, the holiday is more than just sharing a meal. As the afternoon and evening lingers, the home can be filled with fun and entertainment.
While some die hard football fans will be glued to the gridiron greats, the television and electronics aren’t the only post-turkey activities. Here are a few engaging games that can get all ages involved in the fun.
Scrabble Twist is the fast paced word game with three play options. Each play option offers players the opportunity to score points. The goal is to find words within the five letters displayed on the game unit. Start with the easy level and work your way up to the pro level. The fast paced game keeps players constantly on their toes and keeps their minds churning for new words.
Scrabble Twist Game is produced by Hasbro. The game is available at many retailers and online. The suggested retail price is $19.99.
Schmovie, by Galatic Sneeze, is a party game for the whole family. An expansive knowledge about movies or trivia is not necessary. The game’s focus is creativity and quick thinking. Players can make each other laugh hysterically or can make them scratch their head in disbelief. The whole idea is to think outside of the box (or movie screen).
Schmovie is recommended for ages 8 and older and should be played with at least 3 players (teams can be used if many people are playing). The game retails for approximately $19.95 at various retailers.
Many kids, and adults, love to build and create. Pinblock brings a new way to build. With Pinblock, each and every piece is the same shape and size. The uniformity helps builders create layers within a design and optimize any creation. From building up to the sky to designing wearable art, the blocks enable projects in every size and shape.
The unique locking mechanism adds to the ease of use and ability to innovate the design. The mechanism enhances the ability to mold shapes. The 360 degree rotation brings the flexibility to the design. From watches to belts to even a doll’s dress, designers can dream in 3D.
Pinblock is sold is a variety of sets. Some sets are designed for a specific building toy, like the Silver Falcon model. Other sets are sold as freestyle sets, which are based on colors. Pinblock is at sold at Amazon.com. The sets retails for around $40, which include around 900 pieces of pinblocks. The sets are a tremendous value for hours, or even days, of creativity.
Endless Games puts the pictures of your life, from selfies to travel shots, into an engaging party game with Camera Roll. One requirement to play this game is an electronic device. Players use their smart phones, ipods, ipads, tablets or other photo taking device. In a pinch, you can use a photo album (no technically challenged people should be excluded). The only prohibited item for the game is internet searches.
Players find pictures that represent a phrase, word or whatever is listed on the card. Players must show their photo and tell the story. The best photo scores points.
Camera Roll is produced by Endless Games. The game contains 288 subject cards, a 30 second timer, score cards and a dry erase marker. The game is recommended for ages 12 and older and should be played with 3 or more players. Camera Roll retails for approximately $19.99.