20 November 2010

Review & Giveaway: Family Talk

Often when we go out to eat, we kind of just sit around all ho-hum while waiting for our food. Sometimes we'll all color together, and a few places we haunt have trivia cards on the table, so we'll pounce on those. It just makes it more fun! That's why I was so excited to discover Family Talk.


Family Talk is a portable game filled with questions to get the whole family talking - from ages 3 on up. It comes on a round carabiner like clip so you won't loose any of the cards, and it is easy to attach it to purses, backpacks, etc. Beth Daniels, the creator of Family Talk grew up with five generations of family around her, so she understands the importance of family conversations. The questions in Family Talk can help families stay connected, as well as help you learn things about older family members that maybe you never knew. There are questions like:

What makes you feel most welcomed when you get home?

What is your favorite messy food?

What was dinner time like when you were growing up?

As you can see, some of the questions might be geared for older family, but there are plenty that younger kids can answer too. Pull out this at Thanksgiving and holiday family get-togethers, and I think you'll agree how much fun it is! It's a great stocking stuffer, as well as a fun travel game to have in the car while visiting family. We had a blast playing with Family Talk when we were eating out yesterday!

Family Talk retails for $9.99, and you can purchase it online, as well as Amazon.com, and small boutique stores throughout the US. If you want more Family Talk, there is also Family Talk 2, as well as bi-lingual games geared for kids like Buddy Talk, and even Grandparent Talk! (Guess what's on my wishlist?) If you're interested in purchasing it from their website, promo code THANKYOU at checkout will save you 20%!

Win it! Want to win a Family Talk game of your own to get the family together this holiday season? To enter, just tell us your answer to one of the three sample questions I shared with you up above! (Easy peasy?)

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

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That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends December 4th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

This post is part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2010. To see more great gift ideas, just click it.

I received the product mentioned above in order to try out and share my opinion of it.

40 comments:

Laura said...

Dinner when I was a kid usually consisted of my mom making me a quick meal because she and my father ate much later.

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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

Dinner was always a time when we all sat down together and discussed our day. I wish it was like that with my family now. We are all on such different schedules.

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Laurie Harrison said...

What was dinner time like when you were growing up?
I raised on a dairy farm so dinner was punctual and mandatory. It depended on how the day went as to the atmosphere around the dinner table. For example: If my lil brother shot a barn window out that day with his BB gun, then it was tense and could get quite loud. If a cow had a heifer with no problems, it was joyful. If it was fall, then the bowls runneth over with fresh harvest from the garden. I miss those days.
Thanks for the review. Looks like a great game.
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bayctygrl said...

What is your favorite messy food? Ribs!!

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Ellen C. said...

My favorite messy food is tacos. Thanks for the chance.

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onangelwings said...

My kids running to the stairs and shouting Mommy! They are so cute when I get home. I never leave so when I do, they are excited to see me back.

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Shellie & Brutus said...

My dogs make me feel moste welcomed when i get home.
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Haydensmommy05 said...

My fave messy food is smores!! And lasagna!! They both end up all over me and everywhere!!
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amy16323 said...

my favorite messy food is hot wings
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Lissa said...

A hug from my kids makes me feel most welcomed when I get home.

fozzy331 said...

My fav messy food would be bbq ribs. Thanks for the contest.
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justicecw said...

My favorite messy food is nachos...I always seem to get them everywhere! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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Melissa B. said...

My favorite messy food is a Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sub from Subway. I get that all over me!

Jim said...

My favorite messy food is BBQ Wings

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demmi said...

taco is my favorite

kathy pease said...

my favorite messy food is tacos

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Swtlilchick said...

When I was growing up dinner was
always at the same time very night
and we had to eat at the table

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Donna said...

W always ate together when I was growing up.
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Frugal Science Gal said...

Dinner time growing up was nonstop talking. There were 3 girls and my mom...poor dad was outnumbered.

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