When I was a kid, I was an avid follower of tv game shows like The Price Is Right, Family Feud and American Gladiators. My kids have no idea what those shows are, but they have their own favorite tv game show, namely Family Game Night. It's a show where families compete in life-sized versions of popular board games like Yahtzee, Bop It or Connect 4. They win fabulous prizes like trips to Disneyland, stereo systems, popcorn makers and more. It's my kids' dream to go on the show to compete and win!
To tell you the truth, I have no idea how to go about applying for the show, much less how to be good enough to actually get picked for the actual show and win prizes, but fortunately we're going to be able to enjoy all the fun of Family Game Night (minus the fabulous prizes) with EA Games' videogame version of the tv game show. They're sending us a copy of their latest version, Family Game Night 4 The Game Show, for the PS3 Move, and we can't wait to try it out!
About the game
Now you’re part of the action! In FAMILY GAME NIGHT 4 The Game Show, you can experience all the fun and excitement of the popular Hub Network TV show right in your own living room! This time you’re playing with larger-than-life pieces in re-imagined versions of your favorite Hasbro games. CONNECT 4 Basketball is more challenging than ever as you shoot hoops to score and YAHTZEE! Bowling puts a whole new spin on the popular dice game. You’ll also find fun new versions of SCRABBLE Flash, SORRY! Sliders, and BOP-IT Boptagon, and win MONOPOLY Crazy Cash, just like the game show! Use the motion-sensing technology of Kinect for Xbox 360 or PlayStation Move to turn your living room into a game board and compete to prove your family is the best!
If you're the kind who likes to try before you buy, you're in luck: EA Games has teamed up with Best Buy to bring a fun event to a store near you! Family Game Day will be held in Best Buy stores across the country. For example, the Best Buy at Santana Row in San Jose is hosting a Family Game Day. There will be a Wii, XBOX Kinect, and Playstation Move set up for people to test out each version of the game. Families will compete against one another in EA Games versions of classic Hasbro games, such as Sorry, Yahtzee, Life, and Scrabble, utilizing a variety of platforms, including console games, DLC games, Pogo, and mobile. The families will compete for prizes, with the possible grand prize being a gaming system. There will even be a balloon sculptor and hot dogs for the whole family!
About the San Jose event
Hello San Jose Families! To celebrate the launch of the new video game Family Game Night 4: The Game Show, EA and Best Buy are teaming up to present FAMILY GAME DAY! Bring the whole family to the Santana Row Best Buy at 3090 Stevens Creek Boulevard Sunday December 4th from Noon to 4pm, and play video game versions of your favorite HASBRO games like Connect 4 basketball and Scrabble Flash. Enter to win a fun-filled, family vacation or a new iPad 2 loaded with your favorite FAMILY GAME NIGHT games! For more information go to FACEBOOK.COM/EA PLAY. FAMILY GAME DAY, Sunday December 4th, Noon to 4pm at the Santana Row Best Buy.
If you don't live near San Jose, never fear: EA and Best Buy are hosting Family Game Days all around the country. Check EA's Facebook page to see all locations hosting the event.
Win a Family Game Night Gift Pack
To celebrate Family Game Day and the release of Family Game Night 4, EA Games is offering a fantastic gift pack to one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader! The gift pack includes:
* A copy of Family Game Night 4 for Wii, XBox or Playstation Move
* A Hasbro board game
* A deck of playing cards
* A t-shirt
* Silly putty
Leave a comment on this post and tell me what kinds of games you and your family like to play together.
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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on December 10, 2011; I will draw 1 winner at random on December 11 and post the winner's name after he/she confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Want another chance to win? I'm giving away a second Family Game Night gift pack over on Finding Bonggamom (ends Dec. 17)!
Update: Here's another giveaway for a Family Game Night prize pack! Enter on Silicon Valley Mamas by midnight Dec. 7!
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate a future product review, but have not been paid for this post or giveaway. Product and event information is provided by EA Games and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.