On this Valentine's
Week, I like to think that the parents are showing how much they
love their kids by playing these games with them, be it on a TV show
or otherwise. I encourage all families to do the same. Like the show
says, make those moments that matter.
ZACHARY (fishing buddy, soccer man)
Sister: EMILEE (as Simon said, do you like to do drawings?)
Mother: ALLI (super green thumb)
Father: DAVID (dentist)
music together and getting down)
Brother: BRYCE (surfer)
Mother: ABBIE (ziplining thrillseeker)
Father: ERIC (another surfer, it's a family affair)
Some different activities tonight
between our families, but they're all here for the same thing: to
play our games, and try to grab that $10,000 Crazy Cash Card.
SONIC WHAMMY'S PREDICTION: THIMBLE
And with Valentine's Day this week, what family wouldn't "love" a
trip to Hawaii?
Cranium Brain Break: Newton
David makes the first successful landing about midway down. Bryce
gets one just across the line on his second try, and that's the only
one his side gets as Alli adds another plane for backup.
ZACHARY'S CARD: SOCCER BALL (Big surprise)
ELI'S CARD: PRETZEL
I wonder IF Love will show up in the letters.
S O N G T
H E A R S
T O O N O
N D R E F
C L A Y A
Nope, but I see Heart. Do you? Plenty of other good words, but if either
family can find that secret word, they'll get a 32-inch HDTV and shout
Zachary: CLAY, HEAR, SONG, HEARS, TOON, SOFA, RAN,
Eli: (X), TOO, HEART, SHEARS, LAY, SHE, (TIME UP!)
FINAL SCORE: 28-20 Zachary
Eli just plain froze on his first turn trying to find a word. That had
his family behind the whole time. Worry not, he'll rise above it, I'm
confident. He's got the name of a Giant, after all.
ZACHARY'S FAMILY WINS: A Pirate's Dinner Adventure
ZACHARY'S CARD: DOG
OPERATION: SAM DUNK
Zachary's gonna throw second. And before Eli throws first, Todd will,
and he's on a roll recently, hitting Burp Bubbles.
Bryce makes the first score... but it's Ringing In The Ear, so he
doubles nothing. Emilee actually puts points up with a Burp Bubbles,
which Eric matches to tie things after the first rotation. Emilee
strikes again on the second go with Bad Plumbing, which Alli hits as
well, and Eric can't make a super throw to counter.
ZACHARY'S FAMILY WINS: A Peavey Viper guitar package
ZACHARY'S CARD: CANNON
TROUBLE POP QUIZ
Turn your volume down if someone in the house is sleeping. You know
those bubbles get loud.
They trade the first two questions, then have a rare miss on the 3rd
question. But Zachary takes full control after that, first with a pair
of back-to-back bumps by David and Alli, and then getting them both home
two questions later.
ZACHARY'S FAMILY WINS: A Crosley iJuke jukebox
ZACHARY'S CARD: BATTLESHIP
This can be a chance for Eli to come back.
One mistake is all Zachary's family has to make.
Eli missed the 4 on the go-round to place his 3, putting him behind, but
the family races quick to go ahead. Emilee then Bryce play 5's to freeze
the other side, but Eli fails to capitalize and they remain behind by
two. Abbie takes forever, too, and then Bryce goes too fast to catch up,
putting a 2 on a 2, and he knew he messed up right away.
ZACHARY'S FAMILY WINS: A pair of Pro Series video rockers from Hayneedle
ZACHARY'S CARD: IRON
Can Eli strike it down in this last game?
Well, Zachary's letting him go first, so maybe we'll see something
ERIC: 12256 > 12223 > 22234 (TRIPS)
DAVID: 23345 (SMALL STRAIGHT)
ALLI: 25566 > 25566 > 55566 (FULL HOUSE)
ABBIE: 11266 > 11566 > 11266 (2 PAIR)
ZACHARY'S FAMILY WINS: A Body Glove water sports fun package
ZACHARY'S CARD: PIGGY BANK
MONOPOLY CRAZY CASH MACHINE
So let's just see how much that one card is worth. At least be four
*sigh* Oh well. All right, Zachary, we know you've got the trip to
Hawaii. Let's see how much cash you're taking with you.
DOG: $710 (Their dog is 18! Heavens bless her.)
PIGGY BANK: $815
SOCCER BALL: $10,000!!!
I have to call this as Mortal Kombat would:
ZACHARY'S FAMILY WINS! FLAWLESS VICTORY!
They not only won all six games, but Zachary also picked the big money
card as the very first card of the night. Tonight was just meant to be
There's not much else you can say but that. So until next week, we say
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