Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Celebrate National Family Game Night and Win “Great Games!” (Giveaway)


This Wednesday, September 23rd, is National Family Game Night! To celebrate, one reader of this blog will win a fabulous new book called Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups and Children.

Great Games! is jam-packed full of games for the entire family. It’s divided into two parts: “Family & Group Games” and “Children’s Games.” These sections are further divided into Indoor and Outdoor games. However, the index in the back of the book is even more helpful. All of the games are divided into categories such as “Card Games,” “Guessing Games,” “Road Trip & Car Games,” “Words & Number Games,” “Sports & Athletic Games,” and much more. So, whether you’re planning a children’s party, an adult gathering, a road trip, a teen get-together, a carnival or some other event, you’re certain to find some terrific new games for your guests.

The instructions for each game are very clear. They include the # of players needed, objects required, and variations of the game. Author Matthew Toone encourages readers to be creative and feel free to tailor the games to suit the theme of the party, the players, or personal preference. Great Games! is a fabulous resource for families who love games or people who like to plan parties. With 175 games (and even more if you count all the variations), you’re sure to find new games that you will love to play.

Great Games! is an extremely well-researched and highly readable guide for fun-seeking families. Turn off the TV and find a game to play, starting with National Family Game Night this Wednesday! Go to www.GreatGamesBook.com to find out more about this one-of-a-kind book.

GIVEAWAY


Here’s your opportunity to win a copy of the book, Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups and Children. Leave a comment here sharing your favorite childhood game. I’m not looking for board games, but for games you played for free, like tag, hide & seek, etc. It might even be something that you made up!

You can earn optional, additional entries by:

- Becoming a fan of Great Games on Facebook. Leave a comment with your Facebook ID.

- Following me and Great Games author Matthew Toone on Twitter (@ParentingAuthor and @MatthewToone) and tweeting about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL of your tweet. You may tweet once a day. Please leave a separate comment for each tweet.

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post.

- Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, as a Follower on Blogger, or on your Kindle (see sign-up options on sidebars). Leave a comment for each subscription method.

- Entering the GE Appliance giveaway. Click on the picture of the stove near the top of the left sidebar. Leave a comment on this contest page each time you enter. You can enter daily!

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Sunday, October 11, 2009, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. U.S. residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, samarcy, who said, "kick the can was a great game that we played!!"






96 comments:

  1. A couple of games I enjoyed playing were Red Rover and Mother May I? Thanks.
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  3. Apples to Apples was a favorite.

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  4. Mary R7:46 AM

    A group of neighbor kids would get together to play "Ghost in the Graveyard." It was "Hide and Seek" after dark. There were two houses which didn't have a fence separating the backyards, so we had a huge area to play in.

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  5. I used to love to play tag, Red Rover, and Simon says with the other kids in my neighborhood. I was always outside! Todays, kids spend way too much time infront of the TV.
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  6. baseball was a biggie when I was growing up. With 11 brothers and sisters and living on a farm we had our own baseball team, then Hide and Seek after dark
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  7. I loved Capture the Flag!

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  8. I'm a follower!

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  9. And we've posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/09/great-games.html

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  13. kick the can was a great game that we played!!

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  14. We used to plau Red Rover and Red light Green light
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  15. I subscribe by email
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  16. I loved to play monopoly. I think my parents wanted to burn the board we played so much LOL

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  17. Anonymous12:54 PM

    We played seven - up. It was a competitive game using a Spalding Ball. Two to four people played.

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  18. Anonymous12:55 PM

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  19. We raced marbles down a bean bag chair making different tracks.

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  20. we used to play hide and seek for hours

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  21. I loved Kick the Can! I still miss it! But I was one of the youngest and never seemed to find someone before someone else kicked the can. Hmm, perhaps I only love it in retrospect!
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  22. I entered to win the GE appliance too!
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  23. Just today we played red light green light outside (o:
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  24. Just today we played red light green light outside (o:
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  25. We loved Red Light, Green Light and some haunted type of hide and seek game that I cannot remember the proper name for! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  26. I am an email subscriber.
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  27. Following you both on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4324484685
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  28. We played Red Rover on the school playground and also Four Square.

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  29. We always enjoyed playing freeze tag as kids!

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  32. Flashlight tag was a favorite in our neighborhood. And scavenger hunts or treasure hunts- we were always begging my mom to make up scavenger hunts for us. She'd come up with a list or set of clues that would keep us busy for a few hours! When we got older, my sister and I would make up treasure hunts for each other.

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  33. I subscribe to your RSS feed!

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  34. I follow your blog!

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  35. the capture the flag mverno@roadrunner.com

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  36. tweet http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/4380425979
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  37. 9/26 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4394387942
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  38. Im a blog follower.
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  39. I loved hopscotch and Chinese Jacks.

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  40. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/book-giveaway-great-games-175-games-activities-for-families-groups-and-children-ends-10-11-2009/

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  41. 9/29 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4471264204
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  42. We liked to play Kick the Can.

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  43. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4600607587
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  44. Dodge ball for sure...loved to play in my tiny neighborhood full of kids THANKS

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  45. 10/5 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4642187676
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  46. Red Rover was a favorite.
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  47. 10/7 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4695256594
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  48. We played "School". Isn't it funny that when we were out of school we played school? Thanks!

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  49. 10/8 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4724534853
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  50. All of the kids in my neighborhood loved to get together and play freeze tag.
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  51. I signed up to follow both of you on twitter and tweeted.
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  52. When driving in the car, we would get a penny for each white horse, a nickel for each train, and a nickel for each different state license plate.

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  53. Anonymous6:43 PM

    I grew up when kids ran free through the neighborhoods and a favorite was outdoor hide-n-see that covered mutliple yards and fields!
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  55. Tammie11:07 PM

    We've always loved hide-n-seek: Two or more can play, no age requirements, no equipment needed, indoors or out (or both)... it's simple, it's fun and it's free! ;)

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  56. Growing up we played a lot of baseball, hopscotch and rode our bikes all over our very small town.

    When I was little I remember playing a lot of Candyland, old Maid and Crazy 8's. When I got older we were playing scrabble, Yahtzee and Dominoes.

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  57. I played RISK with my brothers. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  62. We always love the game of Life.
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  63. 10/10 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4768582658
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  64. I loved Ghosts in the Graveyard!

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  65. Technoati fave - mannabsn

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  66. Entered the GEappliance giveaway

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  67. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Capture the Flag!

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  68. We played car tag in our neighborhood. It involved running down the block as far as you could until you saw a car. Then you hauled butt in the attempt to beat the car back to the starting line. If the car passed you then you "froze" until someone else tagged you to un-freeze you. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but we always had fun!

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  69. we always played tag or simon says..with 5 brothers and no close neighbors .we had to find something to do..kids today have no ideal how to entertain themselves..



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  70. I liked playing hopsotch and tag!
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  75. Maggie11:25 AM

    Red light green light, red rover and freeze tag were my favorites!

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  76. Mother May I was a favorite,oh and punch buggy!

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  77. my friend and i love jump rope and hopscotch :)

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  81. we used to play night games in the summer when I was a kid. All the kids would come out after dinner and we'd play tag and kcik the bucket. We had so much fun!
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  82. I loved Capture the Flag!

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  83. We liked playing Hide & Seek and Red Light, Green Light.


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  84. i loved playing hopscotch.

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  85. We liked hopscotch.
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  90. I enjoyed playing Hide and Seek.

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  91. I became a fan of Great Games on Facebook under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

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