Family Game Night: Battle of the Sexes

My friends and I love to get the families together to play games. We love it so much that we hold a monthly game night where we get together for good food and good times. We recently played and reviewed the popular board game Battle of the Sexes as part of a review of the Family Game Night promotion at TimeToPlayMag.com – a game which pits the guys against the girls to see who really knows more about the opposite sex and whether gender stereotypes are true. Each turn the guys or girls will be asked trivia questions that are typically considered common knowledge for the opposite sex. Do you think the guys in your life will know more typical girl stuff than the girls will know typical guy stuff? This game is a fun way to find out and it was interesting to see what typical girly or masculine stuff we each knew – and how much we didn’t!

We had a blast playing Battle of the Sexes and it was harder than it looked! The game play is pretty easy – with a short and long option to choose from. We played the quick version, which is good because it took us a long time, between answering all the questions – some harder than others – and keeping our young kids entertained in the next room. We found ourselves quickly getting competitive and contemplating which questions we did or didn’t think our spouses could answer, which led to a lot of laughs! In the end, the girls finally triumphed but it was a hard battle and the guys easily could have taken the cake at any time. We will definitely look forward to playing this game again.

Do you have family game nights at your house? It’s a great way to get the family together to spend quality time – or groups of families together to reconnect with good friends or extended family. Check out Family Game Night at Time To Play Mag for tips on starting a family game night of your own as well as reviews of great games like Battle of the Sexes, Phase 10, Monopoly Here & Now edition, Apples to Apples and more.

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Jen is a Stay at Home Mom and Loving Wife. She spends her time online reading RSS feeds and posting in her blog. If you haven’t heard from her in awhile, she’s likely lost in a good book, sleeping or watching Grey’s Anatomy.

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Weekend Diversions: Movie Making, Cake Wrecking & Fairy Tales

This weekend’s diversions come courtesy of Jean @ Working Momma 247, VSL: The Very Short List and my Google RSS Feed.

My good bloggy pal Jean pointed me in the direction of this fun quiz which tells you Which Cake Wreck You Are. If you haven’t been to Cake Wrecks before you’ll want to go there first and have yourself a good laugh – it’s one of my favorite blogs and always makes me smile. Here’s my result:

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( http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/05/cake-that-started-it-all.html )

You’re an oldie, but a goodie. You can take things a wee bit too literally, sometimes.

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Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? With the text-to-movie app at xtranormal.com you can make your own little cartoon movies in minutes. Here’s an example of the fun that can be had with this fun website:

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You write the script, cast the actors and add in music, expressions and more. It’s so easy and rather addicting.

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Lastly, from VSL, a version of Little Red Riding Hood you’ve probably never seen before. VSL writes:

Tomas Nilsson is a design student at Sweden’s Linköping University, and his modern take on the Little Red Riding Hood story started out as a class project. We’re giving it top marks.

Inspired by an equally brilliant video by the Norwegian duo Röyksopp, Nilsson turned the old fairy tale into a story about 21st-century information flow: He breaks the Hundred Acre Wood down by Wildlife Density (12 moose, 9 deer, 3 wolves, 25 hares). He gives Granny a nutritional-facts label (she’s high in trans fat, low in calcium). And when the hunter arrives and fires his rifle, we’re treated to a CSI-like internal view of the wolf’s brain as the bullet enters. The end.

Here’s the video:

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If you have any tips or suggestions for a weekend diversion you can email me at mommablogsalot (at) gmail (dot) com.

About the Momma:

Jen is a Stay at Home Mom and Loving Wife. She spends her time online reading RSS feeds and posting in her blog. If you haven’t heard from her in awhile, she’s likely lost in a good book, sleeping or watching Grey’s Anatomy.

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