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6 Facts About Family Game Night + Get Free I Spy Game from KFC

KFC Game NightWe know how crazy dinnertime and indeed most of our days can be when we are parents. Kids just come first and many times their activities have us running around everywhere.

KFC knows how hectic it gets for families at dinnertime. Did you know that and having a weekly Family Games Night means one less night to cook and clean? It also is a great opportunity for your family to spend more fun time together. 

Right now, when you buy a 12 piece tender meal or larger (with 2 large home-style sides, 4 sauces and 4 flaky biscuits), you get a FREE I Spy game right on the bucket! How cool is that? Plus, bonus I Spy posters give families a reason to engage with each other over dinner.

ISpy KFC Family Game night

6 FACTS ABOUT FAMILY GAME NIGHT

1. Great for all ages

Game night creates an equal opportunity for all ages and abilities to have fun together. Lots of games have versions that are age-appropriate and in fact are designed to be multigenerational. As your children get older, look for different versions with for older children. 

2. Fun

Not only is your family brought together, now you get to share an activity that is not very serious. You get to interact in a lighthearted way but have enough fun to keep everyone at your game table. It’s ok to be not always serious.

3. Inexpensive

Games are cheap. Well many of them are. You can spend anywhere from $2 to $50 on a game. Grab a deck of cards and get started or pick up a game the next time you are at your local store. Or start with your free I Spy Game from KFC.

4. See your child react socially

As parents, we get to see our children go through many social processes while game playing. You can see how losing and winning affect your child. You get to watch your child formulate their thought processes during a game and see how they make decisions.

“This awareness offers the parent an ability to see where their kids are cognitively and socially, and is a great way to promote good sportsmanship and improve social skills.” ~ Sherman Stovall Jr., therapist at Vitality Physicians Group Practice

5. Fits your family needs

Need a laugh out loud night where everyone can be silly? There is a game for that! Get competitive with something like UNO or play other games where family members get to answer questions about themselves. The beauty of game night is that you can pick the games to meet your family needs.

6. Educational

The hidden educational impact of games is something that really excites me about family game night. Besides being together children are learning and practicing skills like counting or strategy. They have to think and formulate plans in some games.

You can now make Game Night a weekly routine and now KFC can help you make it happen! So put down the phones, tablets and other electronics and get ready to socialize with your family! Bring game night back.

KFC Game Night Featuring ISpy

CHECK OUT THE KFC GAME NIGHT VIDEO

KFC_Colonel_Bucket_Logo_with_LetteringI am blogging on behalf of KFC and received compensation for my time, but the views expressed here are solely mine.

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  1. June 10, 2014 at 10:41 am — Reply

    Great tips! My kids love playing “I Spy” and it is my favorite boredom buster while shopping. This Summer one of my goals is to get back to a regularly scheduled game night. Such a great way to grow and bond as a family.
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  2. diane
    June 10, 2014 at 10:47 am — Reply

    We did family game night last weekend and it was a blast! I love summer when things are so much more relaxed!

  3. Tammy S
    June 10, 2014 at 11:41 am — Reply

    Family game night is one of my favorites. Usually my siter and her family come over and it’s a blast. It’s so fun to see all the kids play and just have fun. We always make game night a electronic free zone. No cells or laptops. It’s just about having fun as a family.

  4. June 10, 2014 at 11:48 am — Reply

    I agree, I made it my mission to play more games with the kids. We used to but don’t anymore, it’s a shame cause we all love to play them. Thanks for the reminder to dust them off!
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  5. June 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    We love family game night. Totally getting this so we can do dinner and games tonight.

  6. June 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    We LOVE game night. I think we need to put it on the calendar to make it a weekly thing!
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  7. June 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    We do a lot of family game nights, but the thing is – my nine year old is such a sore loser. We still play, but his pouting when he doesn’t win is very frustrating to me & my husband!
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  8. June 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    We love game nights! But our favorite is dance competition or dancing with the family stars.
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  9. June 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    I love game night with the family. we have Wii games we do first.
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  10. Anne
    June 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Just what we need here–another reason to have a KFC dinner! LOL!

  11. June 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    My kids LOVE ISpy and they have a few books. I love KFC and especially their potatoes and biscuits, YUM YUM!
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  12. June 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    this seems like a great family dinner, we have always been fans of KFC.
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  13. June 10, 2014 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    I love I Spy Games! I used to spend hours doing them with my son when he was younger.
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  14. Daisy
    June 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm — Reply

    We haven’t had a family game night with KFC in a while. That sounds awesome!

  15. June 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    This is a match made in family dinner heaven for us. We love I spy and KFC :)
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  16. June 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Who DOESN’T love family game night? Not only is it an inexpensive way to keep everyone entertained like you stated above, it’s a great family bonding experience that will be remembered for years to come :)
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  17. June 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    We are big I Spy game fans. I spend a lot of time playing that in the car with the kids. :)

  18. June 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm — Reply

    I love I Spy with the kids and I love KFC
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  19. June 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    Yum, I would love to have a game night with some KFC!! Love KFC so much!
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  20. Ann Bacciaglia
    June 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm — Reply

    My kids loved playing I Spy when they were younger. I love the ideas of family game night. A fun way to spend quality family time together.

  21. June 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    Oh, you just made me crave their mac & cheese something fierce. I love game night!! We don’t do it often enough!
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  22. June 10, 2014 at 11:10 pm — Reply

    I love family game night and KFC. Thanks to you, I’m going to try to have a game night this weekend! You’ve inspired me! :)
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  23. June 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    Yes, I think every family should have a family game night. It’s a great way to reconnect after a week apart!
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  24. June 11, 2014 at 12:09 am — Reply

    I agree, s movie for all ages is great for a family movie night. I want to to a family movie night soon. It has been a while since we’ve done one.
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  25. June 11, 2014 at 12:15 am — Reply

    What a great combination!! I loved I Spy when I was younger and we love KFC.
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  26. June 11, 2014 at 8:30 am — Reply

    My kids LOVE Ispy, it definitely teaches thinking skills and it’s fun too!
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  27. June 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    I totally agree that every family should do a game night! So much fun!

  28. June 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    That’s cool! I wonder if they are doing that here in Canada as well. I always loved the I Spy games as a kid.
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