Game Review: In a Pickle
8:48 PM | Author: The Family Fun Guy
It's a game where size matters. What can fit inside of what? Play by logically sizing things up or add a little story creativity for some great fun. A piece of lint, stuck on a will, tucked in a book, and stored in a drawer. Four and you win a set, but watch out!!! The fourth starts a pickle and you may find your winning card trumped by something as large as the universe. Ok…ok that might be a little bit overkill but if you want to win you may have to play something that outrageous.

The gist of the game is simply that simple. Yet, the game is left to much interpretation and friendly hilarious debate. Great fun for the whole family and I mean great.

If you are just going to play with one other person I recommend playing a purely logical game or you may find yourself in a heated debate. That can easily be solved though by having a third party to be the final judge. Remember not to take the game too serious and if there is a disagreement have a vote for the final outcome.

Because of the potential complex creative stories and debates that can at times be a little heated, I don’t really recommend this for families with young children. If you have a family with older teenagers or a group of adults this is a wonderful award winning game to add to your library.

Contents: 320 Playing Cards
Age Bracket: 10+
Players: 2-6
Time: 20-30 Minutes

Family Reading Time: No Age Limit Needed
11:58 PM | Author: The Family Fun Guy
Do you remember how exciting it was when you were a child yearning for the folks to read you a bedtime story? Let me guess when you got older this awesome activity ceased?

First off, reading together as a family is most definitely not an original idea, but has your family actually tried it? The idea first popped into my head a few months ago while I was reading a book that I couldn't quite explain to my roommate. I decided that I'd just read a few pages out loud just to share how awesome of a book it was and found it quite enjoyable.

Imagine each day maybe spending 30 minutes before bedtime reading a book together as a family. You might have one reader for the whole book you choose, or it might be even more fun if you rotate whose reading from day to day. I am not a scientist, but I bet it will be a good memory excercise to have to recall the bits and pieces from each days read. Beyond that it is probably good for comprehension, creativity, expanding your vocabulary, speaking skills, and etc.

So there is the idea for today. Give it a try with your family and see if it is worth becoming a tradition for many years to come.
11:26 PM | Author: The Family Fun Guy
Dear Fellow Readers:

First off I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for visiting. I've been meaning to start this blog site for some time and finally have the opportunity to do so. I hope this site becomes a useful resource for your family and that you come back often to check out what's new.

My ultimate goal for this blog is to share my thoughts and opinions on all things that involve the family. On your visits here you'll run across things such as tips, reviews, recipes, and etc. The information presented here is a culmination of my personal experiences and things I'd like to adopt for my own family one day. I am no family expert, nor do I claim to be. However, the family has a special place in my heart and I hope my thoughtful insights will be enriching to your family today and many years to come.