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After the week, I had as I shared here, this past Friday night I did some binge DVR TV watching. I needed my comedy fix and get my laugh on, to be honest, which included Two Broke Girls and The Goldbergs.
Both brought me back to my youth this past week for different reasons. Two Broke Girls did with an 80s homage to the likes of Teddy Ruxbin (my brother totally had this bear) and The Goldbergs (week the show is after all set in the 80s) with some good old fashioned family board game playing. Yes siblings, Barry and Erica Goldberg, totally shined in their competitive board game playing ways with their playing the board game, Trivial Pursuit.
Watch the clip, if you don’t believe me, but was truly finally feeling so much more relaxed and stressed by the end of this:
By the way, it was The Goldbergs that made me decide to try to start up a family game night though for the girls this weekend (don’t ask me about how stressful Saturday morning was, but still). As luck would have it, it is getting colder and darker here earlier with the end of Daylight Savings time, so staying in during the evenings in becoming a must for us. Plus with both kids under the weather, really not wanting to take them out in the cold fall, almost winter like temperatures later in the day anymore.
Also, I was recently asked if we would try a new hot board game that broke into all the major stores this past summer called, Tic Stac Toe by the creator Robert Appleblat for Pressman Games. Can we say perfect timing!
Tic Stac Toe is a unique and clever 3D spin on a classic favorite from the past otherwise known as Tic Tac Toe . First off, it is so much fun for the whole family, but this game also helps kids with spacial thinking and since it’s launch Tic Stac Toe has won the 2014 Creative Child Award, the Tillywig Best Family Fun Award and the Parents Choice Recommended Game Award. Very exciting indeed!
And trust me, I have such fond memories of playing the original Tic Tac Toe game with just pen and paper back in the day. But I also was a board game lover with games such as The Goldbergs with Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, even Candy Land and so many more as I grew up!
So, I knew I couldn’t pass up this opportunity for my family, as well as myself!
What ensued was just a fun, loud and memorable Saturday night with Kevin, the girls and even myself not only enjoying ourselves, but laughter reigning as we competed to see who could win the most at Tic Stac Toe!
By the way Sunday morning, Emma asked me if we could play Tic Stac Toe again during the day? So, as Kevin said, “We might have created a board game playing monster!
To get yours for your family this upcoming holiday season, because I am telling you this is the perfect gift for all the kids on Santa’s list, you can find it at Target, Toys R Us and even Kohls, too. You can also follow Tic Stac Toe on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well.
Also, please watch a very short Youtube video clip of the girls being silly, but proudly shouting as Kevin taught them to say when they made a competitive move, “In Your Face!”
So cute! Looks like you all had a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to playing board games with Eve when she is older 🙂
Amanda @ Growing Up Madison says
I so remember playing Tic Tac Toe when I was younger and my kids play it now too. All you need is a pen/pencil/crayon and paper. Madison and Mikael was actually playing at IHOP just last week on her kids menu and she beat him. 🙂 This game would be a hit at my house and guess what? I had a Teddy Ruxpin too. Guess my age is showing . 🙂 Have a great week!
Have already ordered it for Christmas…cannot wait to play it with our girls! We love a great game! 🙂 Have not seen The Goldbergs yet from last week, but I LOVE that show!-Ashley
Looks like an awesome game Janine! Livi loves to play tic tac toe on paper. I see the ages are 8 years old and up though. You’ve played it; do you think a 4 year old would be able to play it?
looks like fun!
This looks like so much fun! I love that it is a new twist on a classic! This may make an appearance under our tree!
Growing up, about the only games we played were cards…pinnocle to be exact, and I know I misspelled that. LOL Happy Monday, Janine.
Diane Roark says
When my kids were younger, we had Family Game Night often. It is so much harder with them being in high school with all their activities, BUT we did have a game night this past Saturday. We laughed and laughed at all our crazy mistakes while playing Cribbage. I need to get this Tic Tac Toe game for my youngest daughter and Caleb. They would still love playing it. They play tic tac toe all the time. We could all play it with them too.
Love your videos.
Thanks for sharing,
I can’t…OMG…so cute….”in your face!” LOVE IT..
when Tony is home I love to have game night with all of us…just a simple way to reconnect as a family and bond.
Will have to look into this game.
Rabia @TheLiebers says
I love board games, but my husband is not really a fan. I can’t wait until the kids are all old enough to get out some classics and some new ones to try out! We’ve had a few card game nights, but Benjamin usually ends up throwing a fit if he doesn’t win every time!
lisacng @ expandng.com says
Thank you, thank you for sharing that amazing clip of 80s board games! Hungry Hungry Hippo, SORRY, Battleship…classics. *Sigh* I’m feeling so calm and nostalgic :). Glad it was able to calm you too after a crazy week! This Tic Stac Toe looks pretty great! My wishlist for the children’s gifts grows another item long now.
Carrie Groneman says
Janine you are the queen of introducing us to wonderful items and this is another one! We love to play games, though we rarely get through them with the joking, teasing and consequent boys tackling each other – forget they are 25-31….. Thanks for this post! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
Kathy Radigan says
Love the pictures!! The girls looks so cute playing. I love this game too, it’s so much fun!! Great post!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
FUN! I want to get that to play with my boys! They’d love it.
Oh that looks fun! We love family game night! We just got the Brown Bear, Brown Bear game. FUN!!!!
This looks like a fun game. My daughter would really like it. She’s a big fan of game nights.
Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly says
This looks like so much fun, Janine! We enjoy playing memory a lot, and of course, Candyland is such a favorite of the girls. We don’t to a regular game night but play games a lot now in the “dark season” in the time between dinner and bathtime (in summer, it’s playtime outside).
I love Tic Tac Toe! This looks like a lot of fun.
I love The Goldbergs! I still have to catch up on the the latest episode.
We just asked for board games for Scarlet from the relatives because we want her to get things we can all do together. Isn’t that the best gift ever? I know I sound corny but it’s true.
And Scarlet loves Tic Tac Toe!
We used to play board games a lot, but it’s hard to find the time between homework and sports now. I’m looking forward to having that kind of family time over Thanksgiving; I’ll check this game out. Thanks Janine!
HaHa – that little video clip is hilarious!!! That is the kind of thing I used to teach the boys!!!
We love family game night – both Saturday and Sunday night we played a game – so great that the boys are still happy and want to play with us!!!
Your family is so adorable! That looks like such a fun game 🙂
This is such a fun looking game. I definitely want to have family game night when my kids get older. 🙂
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
This looks so cool but I can’t get past the “It your face” LOL – HILARIOUS!
Your girls are so sweet. I wish we were neighbours – I think our girls would have a blast together.
Wishing you a lovely week.
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
*in your face* ugh – it’s too late for me to be commenting. 😀
Aunt Gloria says
The Tic-Stac-Toe game looks like a lot of fun….I remember happy times playing it with pen and paper too. Before your time and before TV, we spent many a happy evening playing cards and board games. I enjoy playing cards even now. Don’t get to play board games often, but they are fun. So glad you are introducing the girls to these games. It was great to see you and Kevin and the girls and spend some time together. I’ll keep in touch as I head south. Lots of love to all of you…….xxxxxooooo and smooches to Elsa too
They look so happy to be playing!!! I think games at home are fun. We have a game night once a week here, and the kids love it!
Chris Carter says
We always get the kids a game or two for our family to play, for Christmas- I am going to check this one OUT!!! SO fun!!
And I LOVE The Goldbergs… HILARIOUS show!!
Kristi Campbell says
HAHAH to “In your face!” Janine! Too cute. Looks like a super-fun game also – we’ve been trying to buy games instead of toys lately (because too many toys) so that it’s something that the whole family can have fun with. I appreciate the recommendation!
Ginny Marie says
We should totally have a game night here! I loved that clip from the Goldbergs because we played Trivia Pursuit all the time! And a lot of those other board games, too.
Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama says
your pictures are so heartwarming!! I love the game, looks like so much fun!
Sinea Pies says
When we were kids we loved to get out a pad of paper and play many games of tic tac toe with each other. This one in your post looks like a great combination of a timeless game and building blocks. What fun!
I remember that game! My cousins and I used to play that with just paper and pen! And even inside the classroom when I was in grade school. My best friend then and I would pass the paper back and forth under the desk! Hahaha. Awesome now that it can be played in 3D form now!
The Pinterested Parent says
That is awesome. It looks like the girls had a lot of fun. I love game night. By the way I also love both of those shows. I forget about 2 Broke girls, but those chicks are hilarious. I don’t ever miss the Goldbergs though. The mother on the show kills me.
Joy @ Yesterfood says
Janine, you’re such a great mom- what an adorable family! I love the idea of family game night, and I’m glad to know about Tic Stak Toe! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 🙂
I soooo miss our board games night when I was younger. We used to play snake and ladders. Then we became addicted to Super Mario video games. LOL. Board games are super nice indoor activities.
I love family game nights. Our favorite is Clue. We can play for hours! Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy needs a time out thursday.