Life with three kids and two working parents is hectic. Sometimes, one parent is running in the door while the other is coming home. Between homework, after school activities, play dates and other appointments, it feels like family time is more of a chore then quality time spent together. When they introduced Family Day in 2008, I was determined to make it a day that the family paused from our normal everyday activities to spend time as a family. As my children have gotten older, we have made it a tradition to put away the phones, electronics and computers, to spend a lazy family day together laughing, talking and reconnecting over fun family board games.
How well do you know you family? Spending Family Day with Hasbro Canada!
This year, Hasbro Canada treated us with a new family fun game called Pointing Fingers. I had never heard of this game before and wasn’t sure if everyone from my 2 year old to my husband would enjoy it. The box suggested 12+ years but with a few minor changes the entire family had a blast.
This is a great way to reconnect and learn more about the members of your family. Each person is given a Funny foam finger and a truth meter. One person reads out a question, ie. Have you ever sleepwalked?, and everyone answers the question on their truth meter how. Once everyone is ready, the card reader counts to three and everyone points at the same time to the person whom they think has done it the most. Points are accumulated by the number, the person you pointed at, placed on their truth meter. The game comes with 6 large green foam fingers, 6 truth meters, and 300 of the funniest ‘have you ever?’ questions.
It takes five minutes to set up the game and construct the truth meters. After that, the game can begin. DD2 obviously didn’t understand the point of the game, but she loved listening to the question and pointing along with the rest of the family. The two boys caught on quickly and they giggled each time they pointed at their dad. One thing I loved about this game is my boys didn’t seem threatened by losing! Often when we play a game, there are tears and tantrums from the person who is’t winning the game. Although we were keeping score with Pointing Fingers, the boys thought the questions were so funny, that it didn’t matter if they won or lost! It was a special way to Family Day and I highly recommend you play it with yours!
Our family gives gives Pointing finger 5 out of 5 hearts!