Family 411: Family game night
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) - They say everything old is new again and that is true when it comes to a family tradition. Game night is making a comeback for many as a way to get everyone together for some fun.
A family shares some silly times around the table. Players take turns spinning a toilet paper roll, flushing, and then there is the suspense of who gets doused with a little water
Jackson Berner says, "when people fail it's like my favorite part."
Game night is a family tradition is a positive energy outlet and grandpa Roy McIntosh says all ages are included. "We had a three-year-old and a 65-year-old that participated and we all had fun."
Aunt Tara McIntosh says, "We like to compete. We like to talk a little bit of trash."
Time is everything. Grandpa Roy McIntosh says the older you get, the more you reflect on coming together and spending time with loved ones. "That in today's society it's a struggle for kids to laugh and there is a lot of pressure and bullying and things like that this gets children away from that."
Kelli says the games are a good way to get to know your family. "Sometimes you play games and you think I didn't know Aunt Glo could be so goofy."
"It's an activity that doesn't involve electronic device or a screen," says dad Jason Berner.
The games aren't just for academic skills, but children are learning communication and sportsmanship. And everybody is making memories. "The laughter and just how crazy we can be at times and it's just fun and in a stressful world that we can sit back and actually enjoy ourselves."
Families say game night is an inexpensive way to spend time together.