A new feature on the page each week will be our Family Game Night posts. Each week we will sharing our family game nights. We love game night because as a mom anytime I can spend time with my kids and husband is a plus and they all love game night. It's always an exciting fun time and there is never whining or arguing......well sometimes occasionally over who won. I know there are a lot of families out there that also like hosting family game nights so I thought it would be fun to share ours along with some of our favorite snack recipes and cool games we find along the way. This will be posted weekly throughout the year so check back every week so you can see what we played each week!
For week one we decided to play Turtle Flip which is a really fun game from RoosterFin. For our snack we decided to have pretzel bites which is a really easy but yummy treat that is one of our favorites.
Turtle Flip is made by RoosterFin. It is for ages 6 and up and 2-4 players (as you can see in our video we played it with 5 players and we didn't run into any issues). Contents: 60 cards, 21 tokens, and simple instructions. See our video above for a demonstration of how to play. We had a ton of fun with Turtle Flip, it was easy to follow, addictive, and really fast paced. The play is pretty simple.
Set up the playing area by shuffling the cards and placing them face down in the middle so everyone can reach them. Place the tokens face down in the middle as well so everyone can reach them and mix them up.
To begin every player draws a card and a flip token and places them face down in front of them. You can look at them but don't show them to anyone else. The youngest player will start by drawing another token.
Choose which one you would like to play and flip it over. The tokens will be one of three different options. To the right (all cards are rotated to the person to the right), to the left (all cards are rotated to the person to the left), or flip (all cards are flipped over).
When someone plays a flip card everyone will flip over their cards. The person who has the highest card wins that hand. Once the winner is identified that person gets the flip token that was played. Everyone discards their cards. The tokens that were used (not the flip token) are put back in the middle and mixed up. Then you repeat the above steps to play another round. Continue playing rounds until someone wins 3 flip tokens.
When someone wins 3 flip tokens they are named the winner!! It's a lot of fun to know what the card values are and try to get the highest card flipped over before someone plays an right or left token. It's a lot of fun and I will say we all enjoyed it. It's hard to find games that the entire family enjoys, especially since we have kiddos in all age ranges but we all had fun playing this one from the 7 year old to us parents.
One of our favorite snacks is pretzel bites. They are super easy to make and they are the perfect combination of salty and sweet! The ingredients are really easy:
Hershey Kisses (we used chocolate but you can really get a lot of different tastes by mixing up which kind of kisses you use)
Another variations not shown here Mini Reeses Cups
- Line a cookie sheet with some wax paper so they don't stick
- Line up your pretzels in rows
- Place one candy on each pretzel
- Put in the oven at 350 degrees for 4 minutes
- Pull out and place another pretzel on top and smoosh them down to make a little pretzel sandwich
- Put them in the fridge to chill until cool (about 30 minutes)
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