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This week for family game night we played a really fun game from Peaceable Kingdom called Listmania. Listmania is all about making lists of items. It’s a super fun, make you laugh, family or party game. Work together to come up with fun lists of items to fit different categories. We also made some yummy recipes with Mrs. Renfro’s salsa. It was so yummy and so quick and easy to make for a fun game night snack. Make sure to scroll through our post, we have a giveaway at the end!
Peaceable Kingdom is a great company that has a ton of fun family and cooperative games. Listmania is one of our favorites. In Listmania you work together either as a group, solo or with a partner to come up with a list of items from the topics on the deck of cards included. It’s harder than you think to come up with items that fit the category when you are being timed or on the spot. It’s a great game for a large group because you can play with as many players as you want. We had a great time playing it and lots of laughs.
In the box you will find:
1 Deck of Listmania cards
Who Would Enjoy this Game:
Listmania is designed for ages 7 and up. I would say that younger players could play though since it is a cooperative game you can help them out if they get stuck. You can play with as many players as you want which is nice and makes it a great game for a large family or a party. It’s enjoyed by all ages, everyone will have some fun with this one. Adults find it enjoyable and challenging just as much as younger kids.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a lot of fun with it. The categories can be funny and evoke really funny answers. We kept laughing when we would get stuck on a really simple category. If you watched our video above we got video games and just could not come up with any video games for some reason. It’s harder than you think which always ends up making you laugh. It’s a great one for a large group the more players the more fun it is. It’s great for travel too. We like to travel in the Summer and we love taking games with us on our camping trips and traveling. It’s small, easy to pack, and there isn’t a lot of pieces to keep track of. You can play it anywhere.
The gameplay on this is very easy. Just set out the cards in the middle of the table after you shuffle them. The rules say that whoever can say their alphabet the fastest will get to go first. The first player draws a card from the deck and reads it out loud. There are three kinds of basic cards. A timeout that you complete yourself or with a partner and involves listing items before time runs out, a card asking you to list a number of things that everyone contributes to, or you could get an A to Z card that requires the group to make a list that will be repeated back during each person’s turn.
On the time out cards, you will pick a partner or there are some that say solo you will do by yourself. They will give you a time limit like 60 seconds. So make sure to have a timer close by. Simply call out as many items that you can think of that fit the category on the card. See how many you can come up with. Have someone keep track as you call them out.
For name 20 cards, choose a partner or they might be all play where everyone will contribute. Simply try to come up with 20 items that fit the category listed by taking turns naming items.
For A to Z cards they will give you a category and everyone takes turns picking an item that fits the category follow the letters of the alphabet. They will tell you what letter to start with and you will continue on through the alphabet till you get back to where you started. Example, if you choose name a fruit and it said to start with the letter B the first player would say banana. You have to repeat the entire list on your turn, this is the tricky part. So the next player would say banana, cantaloupe. Then the next player might say banana, cantaloupe, date. When you get a bunch of letters completed it can get really difficult to remember the entire list so help each other out. It is a lot of fun though to try to come up with items for each letter. Q, V, Z those are pretty tricky depending on the category.
This is a cooperative game so there really isn’t any score taking that takes place. Just keep track of how many you listed on the cards that require a certain number or a time out card. It’s just for fun though. The instructions do include directions for a competitive version if you must compete though. We like the cooperative version.
I have no concerns with this one. It’s a great game that gets the kids thinking, which is perfect for summer time. I can get them thinking without them realizing it while they are having fun. Helps with vocabulary, critical thinking, and memory. The only problem might be if you have younger children it may be difficult for them to play some of the cards or remember items for the A to Z cards.
Where Can You Buy It:
Visit the Peaceable Kingdom site for more information and ordering.
What Is Mrs. Renfro’s:
Mrs. Renfro’s is a great little company that sales amazing salsas, relishes and BBQ sauces. They taste homemade and fresh every single time. We love their products and have been using them for awhile. Whether you want some great salsa for your Mexican food nights or chips and salsa or if you want a great tasting BBQ sauce for grilling they have you covered.
They have a great line of products, they have something for everyone. We are not big on super hot salsa or spices so we stick to the milder stuff but if you like hot then they have that too. They even have ghost pepper sauces, whoa super hot! We recently got a great box from them with four of our favorites. Mild Salsa, Medium Salsa, Nacho Cheese Sauce, and Classic Barbecue Sauce. We just had to use them for a Family Game Night Mexican themed snack night. We found some great recipes on Mrs. Renfro’s website that we had to try out. So we tried out Salsa Chicken Mini Pizzas and Mrs. Renfro’s Kickin’ Nachos.
Salsa Chicken Mini Pizzas:
We altered the recipes a little to fit our tastes so I will give you the instructions on how we made them but to find the original recipe please visit Mrs. Renfro’s here.
1 Package of English Muffins (cut in half)
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Can of Chicken Breast (or you can use fresh chicken)
1 Onion (original recipe calls for red but we had yellow on hand)
1 Taco Seasoning
Cheese (we used mozzarella because that’s what we had on hand but use what you like)
Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa (use your favorite we did some with mild for the kids and some with medium)
2/3 cups of water
- If you are using fresh chicken then preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of foil. Layer chicken on top: season with salt and pepper. Bake for 35 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160F. Broil chicken for a crispier skin! Allow to cook and then remove chicken meat from bones.
- Add oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in onion and cook for a few minute, or until translucent. Add shredded chicken or canned chicken. Pour in 2/3 cup water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line English muffins on two baking sheets. Add 1-2 tbsp. of salsa per pizza. Follow with chicken, beans, and cheese.
- Add the chicken, beans, and cheese.
5. Place into oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Garnish with fresh spinach if desired.
These were so yummy. You can customize them how you want. We made some with beans and some without for the kids. Add the salsa you like from Mrs. Renfro’s they have so many amazing flavors to choose from. They are a perfect game night snack food. Everyone loved them.
Mrs. Renfro’s Kickin’ Nachos:
We altered the recipes a little to fit our tastes so I will give you the instructions on how we made them but to find the original recipe please visit Mrs. Renfro’s here. Like I said we are not big on super hot so we toned this recipe down for us.
1 bag of Tortilla chips
1 can of refried beans
1 jar of Mrs. Renfro’s Nacho Cheese Sauce (use the chipotle if you like it hot)
toppings of your choice we choose guacamole, green onions, and tomato (if you like it hot add some peppers Mrs. Renfro’s has a great jar of Nacho Sliced Jalapeno peppers)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Arrange a layer of tortilla chips in wide, shallow baking pan.
- Spread refried beans over chips.
- Pour Mrs. Renfro’s Nacho Cheese Sauce over chips & beans (use Mrs. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper Nacho Cheese Sauce for extreme heat!).
- If you are adding peppers add those
- Bake for 10 min., or until cheese is bubbly.
- Top with sour cream, guacamole & chopped cilantro to taste. We used tomatoes, guacamole, and green onions on ours and I left one side plain for my 8-year-old.
These were amazing. Everyone loved them and nachos make the perfect game night snack. You can customize this recipe to what you like and make several pans that will fit everyone’s taste level. We did notice that the chips got a little soggy so when we made it the second time around we omitted the first step and just made the dip and then dipped the chips in it to keep them crunchy. Either way, it tastes amazing though!
Mrs. Renfro’s was nice enough to sponsor a giveaway for us. We are giving away a four pack of Mrs. Renfro’s sauces. One winner will win four sauces of their choice. Entrants must be 18 or older and US residents to be eligible to win. Entries will be accepted until 7/31/17.
*Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Mrs. Renfro’s. If for some reason the sponsor fails to send the prize or is unable to Parenting In Progress is not responsible for supplying the prize or the value of the prize to the winner.
Where Can You Find Mrs. Renfro’s:
Visit Mrs. Renfro’s site today for ordering information & store locator.
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