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Cameron143

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Good morning, Cameron :) Do you have relatives living near-by? Perhaps making
time to spend with extended family is a good way to build relationships, also :D


I was born and raised in a rather large family (I have ten siblings), and we were
almost always visiting some relatives or another on a Sunday afternoon and perhaps
staying for dinner, or having them over to visit with us and stay for dinner :) While
the adults visited with each other the kids would often play board games :D
Thanks for responding. I'm also from a large family but none are nearby. My family is also large. We have done family nights for years and I'm looking to keep it fresh so looking for new ideas. Again thanks.
 
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This is a great family (team work/relationship building) game.
Using 3 dice Pac Man moves around the board.
Using the draw of cards the ghosts work together to move around the board and capture Pac Man. It even has the dot munching sound effects (when you push down on the pac man piece)

It takes my family (of 5) at least 2 hours to fully play (because my kids think everyone needs a turn playing Pac Man and scoring to see who gets the highest score and wins. Pac Man is the only piece that scores points).
 

Cameron143

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This is a great family (team work/relationship building) game.
Using 3 dice Pac Man moves around the board.
Using the draw of cards the ghosts work together to move around the board and capture Pac Man. It even has the dot munching sound effects (when you push down on the pac man piece)
It takes my family (of 5) at least 2 hours to fully play (because my kids think everyone needs a turn playing Pac Man and scoring to see who gets the highest score and wins. Pac Man is the only piece that scores points).
Thanks. Looks fun.
 

Cameron143

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I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who responded. I was blessed both to know that so many families still spend time together and by the suggestions that have been given.
I changed my avatar to a picture of one of our family nights. We painted pumpkins. This has become a yearly tradition for us.
In the past we used actual pumpkins but this year I found some styrofoam ones. I am proud to report my youngest son who normally just uses orange paint to paint his pumpkin was much more creative this year.
 

Peter0217

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Do families still take time on regular basis just to enjoy one another as they enjoy a time of diversion?
I'm asking somewhat selfishly as I had children later in life and still have a houseful of misfits and I'm looking for some fresh ideas.
 

Peter0217

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Do families still take time on regular basis just to enjoy one another as they enjoy a time of diversion?
I'm asking somewhat selfishly as I had children later in life and still have a houseful of misfits and I'm looking for some fresh ideas.

After church my family always have lunch together. Shopping together. We do have games once a week or watching movies together.. or visit families members on the weekends . May I ask, who’s in the middle in the your picture look like Asian.. your kid?
 

Cameron143

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After church my family always have lunch together. Shopping together. We do have games once a week or watching movies together.. or visit families members on the weekends . May I ask, who’s in the middle in the your picture look like Asian.. your kid?
That's my stepdaughter...she is Malaysian.
 

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Thanks for responding. I'm also from a large family but none are nearby. My family is also large. We have
done family nights for years and I'm looking to keep it fresh so looking for new ideas. Again thanks.
You are welcome :) I have no siblings near-by, either, and my parents are both deceased...

My daughter lives close, though. She was always big on playing some kind of game
following a festive family dinner, such as Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving. It
simply is not the same since her dad passed away just over a year ago... We mostly
played card games like 💕 or something like Balderdash, which was always hilarious.
Or Trivial Pursuit type games. We tried some new ones she got as gifts from friends,
but they were very complicated and took a long time to learn and play skillfully :unsure:
 

Cameron143

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You are welcome :) I have no siblings near-by, either, and my parents are both deceased...

My daughter lives close, though. She was always big on playing some kind of game
following a festive family dinner, such as Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving. It
simply is not the same since her dad passed away just over a year ago... We mostly
played card games like 💕 or something like Balderdash, which was always hilarious.
Or Trivial Pursuit type games. We tried some new ones she got as gifts from friends,
but they were very complicated and took a long time to learn and play skillfully :unsure:
Sorry for your loss. And I'm always a believer in simple is better. Perhaps that's where my affinity for checkers comes from.
 

Magenta

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Sorry for your loss.
My daughter's dad? We had been separated for over three decades before finally divorcing
just a couple of years before his untimely demise. Paperwork/red tape :oops: My nemesis :giggle::devilish:
And his, too, apparently ;) But thank you. My(/our) daughter was devastated.


And I'm always a believer in simple is better. Perhaps that's where my affinity for checkers comes from.
Checkers is very simple! What about backgammon? Or chess? Of course, those
are more complicated, especially chess, and are only two-player games :geek:
 

Cameron143

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My daughter's dad? We had been separated for over three decades before finally divorcing
just a couple of years before his untimely demise. Paperwork/red tape :oops: My nemesis :giggle::devilish:
And his, too, apparently ;) But thank you. My(/our) daughter was devastated.



Checkers is very simple! What about backgammon? Or chess? Of course, those
are more complicated, especially chess, and are only two-player games :geek:
I enjoy any game that moves quickly. I get bored easily. Today I would probably be diagnosed as ADHD. When I was young that was just called being a boy.
 

Peter0217

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You are welcome :) I have no siblings near-by, either, and my parents are both deceased...

My daughter lives close, though. She was always big on playing some kind of game
following a festive family dinner, such as Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving. It
simply is not the same since her dad passed away just over a year ago... We mostly
played card games like 💕 or something like Balderdash, which was always hilarious.
Or Trivial Pursuit type games. We tried some new ones she got as gifts from friends,
but they were very complicated and took a long time to learn and play skillfully :unsure:


Sorry for your lost 😞 ..
 

Peter0217

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She grew up in the countryside but moved to Miri when she got older.
Gotcha 😉 .. I’m sure you can eat spicy huh? Because Asian people does eat spicy a lot like me 🤣🤣🤣 sorry brother keep talking about your wife, I felt more closer to you right because “we are” malaysian😝
 

Cameron143

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Gotcha 😉 .. I’m sure you can eat spicy huh? Because Asian people does eat spicy a lot like me 🤣🤣🤣 sorry brother keep talking about your wife, I felt more closer to you right because “we are” malaysian😝
She does like spicy food. And maybe we are Malarican!
 

Peter0217

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She does like spicy food. And maybe we are Malarican!
I agreed with that ! 😝 glad to know you bro malarican 🤣🤣🤣. You are bless to have Asian wife because that’s what my wife told me about , I am blessed to have her😃
 

Cameron143

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I agreed with that ! 😝 glad to know you bro malarican 🤣🤣🤣. You are bless to have Asian wife because that’s what my wife told me about , I am blessed to have her😃
She is just one of the multitude of blessings I have.