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November 12, 2021

Grab the Kids and Celebrate National Game Week

I just love all the fun stuff going on over at Our World, Your Kids, a terrific blog written by Michele Miller, editor and publisher of Western New York Family Magazine.

Michele's encouraging us all to dig out the Monopoly or Clue game and have a good old-fashioned family game night. She notes that, according to more than 4 out of 10 Americans (44%), their families would rather have a huddle around a board game than watch football on Turkey Day.

"My husband's family used to break out Yahtzee, Scrabble or Clue after Sunday family dinners, and I remember playing Operation as a kid," says Miller. "Monopoly was always a favorite, although our games always ran so long that we sometimes joked that it should have been called 'Marathon'!"

Visit her post on family game week and then head over to her post on today's teens and cell phones, texting, etc. (How will today's kids hold down a job when they won't be allowed to sit around texting their friends for hours on end?)

Good stuff here. Check it out!


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Hey, timely post for me, Kathy, since I'm working on a Family Game Night piece for Ladies' Home Journal. Great stats. If any Parent Talk Today readers see this Wed 11/12 or Thurs 11/13 and want to share (for publication in LHJ) their favorite Family Game Night game that ISN'T a board game (like charades or anything that's low-cost or free to do), please email my assistant emily.chau(at)meredith.com and say what your family loves, why it's so fun, and any other details you'd like to share. Include your name and hometown. Thanks again, Kathy, for alerting me to National Game Week!

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