14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National Unplug Night October 16

14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National UnPlug Night #UnPlugwithCarrom

14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National Unplug Night October 16Do your children spend too much time using technology such as their cell phone, tablets, video games, watching television, or using the computer? I remember when I was growing up, I spent a ton of time playing outside with my friends and I wasn’t consumed with technology unlike today’s generation. As a blogger, I am constantly using social media, my laptop, and my cell phone to help promote my blog. It is nice being connected to my readers and wonderful community but I know that I am not setting the best example for my children especially when they see me constantly using my laptop or cell phone.

I need to take a break and unplug every so often and do things with my children. They need me to spend time with them and to create long lasting memories. One of my wishes, is to take them to Colorado to see the mountains. My parents took us camping in Colorado at least one week out of the year in the lovely Frying Pan River Valley, it was always a blast because we got to make memories together. I remember going fishing, horse back riding, playing in the river (even if it was cold), going hiking, and driving around site seeing and looking for wild life. Those were the days before technology was popular and if you were to go to the area now you would be forced to unplug from your phone/technology. Especially, if we spend any time between the mountains were cell phone signal is spotty.

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If you don’t have plans to head to the mountains, you can still consider unplugging for a day or for longer periods of time so that you can spend time with your family and friends. Have you heard of National Unplug Night? If you haven’t heard of National Unplug Night, you simply unplug for one evening and spend the evening in your living room playing board games or some other activity together as a family. National Unplug Night is October 16th, 2014 and is sponsored by Carrom Games. I would like to extend my gratitude to Carrom for sponsoring this post.

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12 responses to “14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National UnPlug Night #UnPlugwithCarrom”

  1. Holly @ Woman Tribune Avatar

    I really love the idea of National Unplug Night. It’s a great way to get families to spend more time together, to really have great conversations, or play a game together. We learn to truly appreciate who and what we have in our lives when we step away from all the electronics. I have such AMAZING memories of playing Skip-bo with my family when I was a kid. It was pretty much my favorite game after Boggle. I LOVE Boggle!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Very true Holly, thank you for visiting. I haven’t played Boggle in a long time. It is a great word game too!

  2. Christy Maurer Avatar

    It’s definitely great to unplug once in awhile! I loved playing Yahtzee and Monopoly best when I was a kid.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I like Yahtzee too. I hope you can join us on Oct 16th.

  3. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    We love playing UNO and Monopoly! Oh, and don’t forget Scrabble and Millionaire’s Game, too. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Scrabble is a great word game. I personally didn’t know how to play it until they came out with Words with Friends. I don’t think that I have heard of Millionaire’s Game. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Fathima Syedali Avatar
    Fathima Syedali

    Truly, parents are the role models for their children. When we get addict to spending more time in laptops and mobiles, kids too find their own way of addiction based on their age group. And in return most of them are not interested in playing outdoor games. National Unplug Night is a best way for family get together & to play favorite games together.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Very true, thank you for your insight and sharing. I know that kids today don’t play enough. They are either doing homework, have run watching television, or playing on their devices.

  5. Erika Avatar

    I love the idea of National Unplug Night. It blows my mind to see all these kids constantly involved in technology one way or another. Life would have been so different as a child that way. Time for more real connection.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree, I am personally guilty of spending too much time on technology. I will be unplugging on the 16th.

  6. cheryl Avatar

    And we need a WEBSITE on the INTERNET to tell stupid parents this…..so sad.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Cheryl, I have to agree with you but as parents sometimes we get caught up with busyiness that we forget to enjoy our kids. Thank you for visiting.