Family Game Night with Mattel #ReconnectWithGames (Review&Giveaway)




Spending quality time with family and friends and spending less time on my phone has been a goal of mine over the last couple of years. It's been a challenge, but I've noticed a big difference with my family when we put our screens down and make time for one another face to face. Whether it's our weekly movie nights or our family game nights, we try to make sure that when we are all together, we're actually all present as there is a big difference.



I was super excited to get the opportunity to work with Mattel and their #ReconnectWithGames movement, bringing family and friends together with their iconic board games. We were sent Pictionary, Balderdash and Mad Gab a few weeks ago, right before Easter and I have to say it was so much fun having the family over for Easter dinner and playing some awesome board games afterwards. Besides taking video and pictures, all phones were down and we got to really hangout and play with one another and it was wonderful.



Balderdash game features interesting, unbelievably true content and categories about people, words, initials and movies. Once a category is chosen and the question is read, each player writes down what they think the definition or answer to the question is. The real fun begins when the phony definitions are read along with the legitimate ones! You will be sure to laugh out loud as you hear the hilarious and creative definitions! Balderdash is retailed for $24.99.

We've played Balderdash a few times before over the last few years and it is always a good time. It was awesome to see the game revamped with a new look. It's so much fun to play and to see what everyone comes up with and if they're bluffing or not about their definitions. 

It’s not what you say, it’s what you hear. In Mad Gab, teams work to decipher groups of unrelated words into real phrases before time runs out. It’s a game sure to spur laughter as friends speak this strange language and then say the answer without even knowing it! Mad Gab is retailed for $14.99.

Mad Gab was an awesome game to play as well, kind of reminding us of the childhood game, telephone, Mad Gab is all about what you hear. It's so much fun to play together, we couldn't stop laughing at one another.




The last game we received was Pictionary. Pictionary has always been a favorite of mine, but I haven't played in years, so seeing how the game was revamped and how updated it was for the whole family to play was pretty awesome. Be sure to head to our Instagram stories to see how we had everyone from kids to adults playing together.

In this quick-draw classic, the guesses can be just as hilarious as the sketches, making it the perfect way to get the party started. Pictionary now includes two erasable markers, boards for drawing and an updated Pop Culture category of clues. Year after year, since 1985, Pictionary has proven itself to be the ultimate party game! Pictionary is retailed for $29.99.

There's nothing like hanging out with your family and friends and being in the moment. Life is short, enjoy one another's company and take a break from that screen every once in a while, everything will still be there when you decide to pick up your phone and check out what's new on social media.

We're really excited to team up with Mattel again to offer one of our Canadian readers a chance to win Mad Gab and Balderdash. Comment below and share with us what board game you love playing with your family and friends.

Balderdash, Mad Gab and Pictionary can all be purchased at Indigo, Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon and for more information about these games, be sure to head over to MATTEL!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the above mentioned card games at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


33 comments:

  1. My favorite board game to play is The Game of Life!

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  2. My favourite board game to play is The Game of Life - I've loved it since I was a little girl! I also really love Yahtzee and Monopoly.

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  3. My favorite board game to play is Monopoly!

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  4. My favorite board game is Stop Thief.

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  5. We love Monopoly and Scrabble!

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  6. Our favourite board game is "Sorry".

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  7. I enjoy Scrabble. My girls really like Guess Who.

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  8. Pay Day is my current fave but it changes often.g

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  9. I really enjoy the Sequence boardgame

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  10. My favorite game to play is Sorry.

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  11. My favorite board game to play is Monopoly!

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  12. My favourite board game us Pictionary.

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  13. My favourite board game is Pictionary for sure.

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  14. Our favourite board game is the Game of Life

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  15. My favourite board game is Castles of Mad King Ludwig

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  16. I love to play Trouble with my grandson.

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  17. Our family loves to play Uno and Ice Cool.

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  18. My fav board game is Life and Sorry!

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  19. I love playing Trouble with my kids.

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  20. I love to play any boards games. Payday and Scattrgories are some of my favorites.

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  21. Our family loves to play Balderdash & Monopoly.

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  22. I like playing The Game of Life

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  23. We love to play Scrabble the most. We love word games.

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  24. Payday has always been a favorite & it teaches great life lessons on budgeting!

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  25. omg. . . we played madgab at a party years ago and we all fell in love. We still not have gotten it ourselves. I would love to play again with my family. We love Sorry and Monopoly to.

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