RANDOM GIVEAWAY – UNO Flash

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{We have a winner! The winner of the UNO Flash game from Time to Play is Rebecca C. She said, “Our family loved the game of Life as well as monopoly (though I think we mostly played monopoly to learn about math). Now that we are older we enjoy the older games like Cranium.”

CONGRATULATIONS, Rebecca! Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize. Thanks, Time to Play!}

With all the economic uncertainty, one family fun activity that is inexpensive and always lots of fun is a family game night. I’ve written before about how much I love games, and I really do. Family game nights are a great way to strengthen your family by spending time doing something fun together!

The folks at TimetoPlayMag.com are really trying to get families playing games again – they’re giving away a game to help you start your family game collection!

THE PRIZE

uno-flash

One lucky reader will win Mattel’s newest Uno variation, Uno Flash!

THE REVIEW

Unfortunately, I have not yet had the chance to play this game, but as I understand it, it’s a faster and more random version of classic Uno.

How to Play UNO Flash

Each player has a button on the game console. Instead of taking turns in a consecutive clockwise fashion, the console decides who goes next by lighting up a player’s button. That player has only a few seconds to play their card and push their button to signal the end of their turn.

So players never know when it will be their turn next and once their button lights up, they only have a few seconds to complete their turn. Sounds like a great family game that we might just have to get!

I haven’t played Uno Flash, but another game family game is Apples to Apples. If you’ve played it, you know how hilarious it can be.

Playing games like Apples to Apples is most fun with your family because you know them the best and understand all their quirky and ridiculous responses!

apples-to-apples

How to Play Apples to Apples

If you haven’t played, the rules are simple. Throughout the game, each player keeps 7 red apple cards. On your turn you are the judge. You choose a green card and read the word aloud. Each other player decides which of their red cards goes best with the green card. The judge decides which red card he/she likes best and the person who played that card wins a point!

Depending on what red cards you have, the combinations can be hysterical. This game accommodates up to 12 players, so everyone can play, and it’s easy enough that if you can read, you can play.

Family Game Night Article

One of the editors at TimetoPlayMag.com wrote an interesting and fun article about his favorite family games as a child. Some of his favorites that are also my own include Phase 10, Scattergories, Taboo, Apples to Apples, and Cranium. I remember playing and loving several others as a kid like Pit, Life, Classic Uno, Canasta, Backgammon, and Trouble.

Creating Family Memories

Some of my best childhood memories are of playing games with my family. There is absolutely no substitute for quality time spent together as a family, and game nights are a great way to make sure this essential family bonding happens without feeling like torture! All kids love games, don’t they?!?

If family game night is something you haven’t done yet with your family, these two games would be great to start off with. Make an investment in a family game and start playing!

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES

  • Visit TimetoPlayMag.com.
  • Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite childhood/family game before midnight Wednesday, April 8.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Thursday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing any of the following (5 total extra entries possible). You must leave a separate comment for each extra entry.

  • Blog about the contest with a link back here
  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Add my button to your sidebar
  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Time to Play!

{ 79 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sara G April 6, 2009 at 6:45 am

I loved to the game Sorry! It’s still pretty fun to play–something about saying sorry, but not really meaning it. FUN!

2 Annette April 6, 2009 at 7:21 am

Apples to Apples is a great game, even for mixed ages! We played with 50 somethings, 20 somethings, teens, and well, me at 32. (Since I am several years older than my husband, I don’t fit in so well to any of the age groups…but I get over it!)

3 Amy April 6, 2009 at 7:29 am

Clue!! We would always play it when we went on vacation :D I love that game :D

4 Amy April 6, 2009 at 7:29 am

I comment on “other posts” :D:D

5 Denise~Paper Ponderings April 6, 2009 at 7:37 am

My favorite game as a child was probably Aggravation. My dad made a board that has survived 55 years!

6 Misty April 6, 2009 at 7:57 am

I have always loved games! I like Monopoly, Guess Who, Trouble, Uno, Yahtzee, & Scrabble! I use BuzzWord in my classroom too. The kids love it!!!
I sure hope I win this because my boys love Uno!!!

7 StampinCathy April 6, 2009 at 8:02 am

What a fun game and my family would love to play this game. I would have to say my favorite game was Monopoly. The whole family would play this on the holidays and the next day continue playing. Thanks for a chance.

8 michelle April 6, 2009 at 8:10 am

My grand daughter surprised us all when she went crazy for her Sesame UNO game this Christmas.

9 Georgia April 6, 2009 at 8:16 am

My favorite was always Monopoly, but I love UNO, too!

10 Julie B April 6, 2009 at 8:20 am

I loved playing Monopoly as a child. We also had chess and Life as well which were also fun.

11 Julie B April 6, 2009 at 8:21 am

I receive your newsletter

12 Julie B April 6, 2009 at 8:21 am

I commented on the 10 Easter crafts post. I cant wait to get started on a couple of those ideas

13 Marne April 6, 2009 at 8:33 am

Sounds fun! We love UNO at our house! As a kid we played LIFE all the time…my parents still have that original game from 1970 something…

14 Sandy April 6, 2009 at 8:58 am

My husband and I love to play LIFE. Can’t wait until my son is old enough to play too. Until then it’s Memory and Candyland. =)

15 Tracy C. April 6, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love playing UNO when I was a kid, but we have never played it as a family. We love Trouble, Life, and Monopoly. And the boy is wanting to learn poker now, so his dad teaches him a little.

16 Kathy Mc April 6, 2009 at 9:27 am

Family played Monopoly many years ago when we had fewer activities and more family time. Now we play UNO, Phase 10 or Skipbo because the games don’t require a big block of time like Monopoly, Clue, Pictionary, Scattegories and Tripoli (Royal Rummy). Always enjoy time with extended family because there are always enough interested in playing some kind of game.

17 Rebecca C April 6, 2009 at 9:35 am

Our family loved the game of Life as well as monopoly (though I think we mostly played monopoly to learn about math). Now that we are older we enjoy the older games like Cranium.

18 Rebecca C April 6, 2009 at 9:36 am

I subscribe to your feed

19 Sharla April 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

We love games too and these are actually games we don’t have! My favorite games as a kid were memory and another that I can’t remember what it’s called. You each had a stand up board with faces on it and had to eliminate them to find the right one or something like that. I wish I could remember what it’s called. Anyway, great giveaway!

20 Sharla April 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

I subscribe!

21 Sharla April 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

Got your button!

22 Sharla April 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

Get your newsletter!

23 Michelle April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am

We were totally Scrabble kids growing up. I remember long games with my Mom and sister, and me usually losing – but I loved it anyway, and avid crafter though I am, I just can’t bring myself to cover up those wonderful tiles… seems sacrilegious somehow! :0)

24 Michelle April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am

I subscribe to your feed via Bloglines.

25 Michelle April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am

I get your newsletter, too.

26 Sallie April 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

I used to love Hi-Ho-Cherrio! Mama didn’t like picking up all those cherries that we got all over everywhere though.

27 Sallie April 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

I’m subscribed to your RSS feed too. Thanks!

28 Michelle April 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

I commented on your Birthday Bunting Tutorial post on 2009-03-31 at 21:39:35.

29 Leadra April 6, 2009 at 10:58 am

I DIG UNO! I used to always love playing Sorry with my brother and sister! So much fun!

30 Jingle April 6, 2009 at 11:13 am

I love playing games! Uno was a big one in our family when I was growing up. We played it with my Nana and may aunts so it was always a big group of lots of ages! We also played Rook a lot together!

31 Jingle April 6, 2009 at 11:13 am

I am a subscriber!

32 Jingle April 6, 2009 at 11:13 am

I have your button on my blog!

33 michelle April 6, 2009 at 11:27 am

My favorite game growing up was chutes and ladders or hi-ho cherrio.

34 michelle April 6, 2009 at 11:27 am

I subscribe to the newsletter!

35 michelle April 6, 2009 at 11:28 am

And I read the blog via google reader.

36 Natalie April 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

our favorite family game is Sorry!

37 Natalie April 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I subscribe :)

38 Dawna Williamson April 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

My family loves the game Apples to Apples. It has appeal to any age group and is a favorite at Family Night. I hope I win because I do not have Uno and would love to add it to our collection!!!

39 Dawna Williamson April 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I commented on the Free Easter Activities. I had never heard of this before and loved getting a new idea of something to do as a family. Thanks!!!

40 Dawna Williamson April 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I receive your newsletter and love all the information you share. I just wonder where you keep coming up with all these great ideas. Keep up the great work, Kelcey!!!

41 Dawna Williamson April 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I added your button to my blog sidebar. Many of my friends have asked me about your site and find it amazing and now I can tell them to just go to my blog for a link. Thanks again!!!

42 judy brittle April 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm

We loved playing Go To The Head Of The Class which I’m sad to say is not around anymore. Also Monopoly was and is still fun. Thank you!

43 judy brittle April 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I’m subscribed to your feed.

44 judy brittle April 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

45 Angel S. April 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I loved to play Scrabble with my dad. Games have been a big part of my life. I love them!! Thanks~

46 Angel S. April 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I am a subscriber

47 stephanie April 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I love this website!

We really enjoyed playing Candy Land ( when we were younger )and Monopoly ( As we got older )when I was growing up. These games would be wonderful to play with my kids. We try to play games or watch movies as a family at least once a week. ( with our crazy and busy schedules this is not always easy) My kids are growing up so fast and the time I spend with my kids is so important to me no matter if it is watching a baseball game or playing games. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

48 Gina D April 6, 2009 at 6:02 pm

connect four

49 Gina D April 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

i subscribe to email

50 Jen T April 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

We love Apples to Apples Junior because the original has some not so kid friendly words. We also love the Ticket to ride Europe game and a card game called “Rat-a-Tat-Cat” My kids love that. Games are great!

51 Mel April 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I loved playing (shooting) carom as a kid-because I got to play with my dad, and it is one of my most fond memories of him. After he passed, I got to keep the carom board and rings….it’s in bad shape, but I’d love to be able to restore it and play with my own son. Thanks for the chance to win.

52 Amanda N April 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

my first and favorite game was Operation! I love that game. We have it now and our girls love playing it now too. Sorry! has also been pretty fun to play with them as well.
I think we need to get an UNO game to play though, what a great way to learn numbers and counting!
Neat giveaway!

53 Amanda N April 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I have your button on my sidebar

54 Amanda N April 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I am signed up for the RSS Feed.

55 Amanda N April 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I also get your newsletter!
woot!

56 Jeannie Buechele April 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

As far back as I can remember, I am 44 so that is along time, my sister and brothers always played monopoly. Every friday after school got out, my mom would make popcorn and we would all sit around and play monopoly till midnight….those were the days…

57 Amber L. April 7, 2009 at 6:59 am

I loved playing games as a kid and still do. It’s hard to pick a favorite. When I was little it had to be Candy Land but as I got older I would say Clue. Monopoly and Life were definitely up there.

58 Amber L. April 7, 2009 at 7:02 am

I signed up for your newsletter

59 Amber L. April 7, 2009 at 7:03 am

I subscribe with google reader

60 Gina Stratos April 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

Our favorite game was Clue

61 Gina Stratos April 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

Subscriber

62 Gina Stratos April 7, 2009 at 8:08 am

Subscriber/Newsletter

63 Bethany April 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

This would be so fun for FHE!

64 melanie April 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

My favorite childhood game was parcheese.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

65 melanie April 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

subscribe to your feed

66 melanie April 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm

subscribe to your newsletter

67 melanie April 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm

i have your button

68 Lindsay V April 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Operation was my fave!

69 Lindsay V April 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I subscribe to your feed via bloglines.com!

70 Kimberly R April 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I use to enjoy playing simon with my brother.

71 Angela April 7, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I love it! I love that this game doesn’t have a specific language so my family plays it in Ecuador. I hope I can get it!

72 Jenny Viloria April 8, 2009 at 3:31 am

My family and I try to have cardboard games on Friday nights. But we don’t have this one.This would be so much fun. I remember playing this with my cousins and brothers. Thanks!

Jenny

73 Jennifer April 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I always loved playing Pictionary! But I have to say that Barbies were my absolute FAV!! I sure hope I win!

-Jen

74 Lisa F April 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm

It’s a toss-up between Merlin, Simon or Hi Ho Cherri-o! Great Giveaway.

75 Richelle F April 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

We loved to play games. Some family favorites were pit and rack-o.

76 Richelle F April 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

77 Richelle F April 8, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I have your button.

78 gisella April 8, 2009 at 8:54 pm

My favorite was Monopoly, but now i think is a little long …. my kids love to play monolopy ….

79 gisella April 8, 2009 at 8:55 pm

i have your button

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: