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It's the board games you and your family have played all your life... but never quite like this!

Recaps by Chico Alexander & Brian Sapinski, GSNN

Host Todd Newton
Announcer Burton Richardson
Creator Hasbro Studios (based upon the original board game line)
EP Barry Poznick
John Stevens
Charles Steenveld
Packager Zoo Productions (an all3media company) & Hasbro Studios for the Hub
Web www.familygamenight.com
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Episode 2.5
September 23

Time to get the family together and the games out of the box. Tonight, it's Green Scream, Bop It!, Twister, Connect 4, and Yahtzee!... on... FAMILY GAME NIGHT!

Let's meet the players...

Joseph's Family
Joseph likes to build things, mom Melanie's a neat freak, dad Peter builds computer, and brother Jordan is a basketball player
Lucas' Family
Lucas has a lot of creatures, brother Kyle always argues about the dog. mom Jane is a gymnast, and dad Craig loves to juice with his blender

Five games will be played. Each win will give the family a choice of 21 Monopoly Crazy Cash Card (3C's). Each card has a different dollar amount. Tonight's top value: $10,000! Both families keep everything they win, but the team with the most cash at the end of the show will win a family vacation in the Virgin Islands!

Cranium Brain Break: Trash the Host

Cranium Brain Breaks will determine which family gets first pick of the Cash Cards, and who will play first in the first game. Each team is guaranteed at least 1 Crazy Cash Card.

Crumble up pieces of paper and play wastebasketball with Todd's head. The most paper wads in 30 gets to choose the first 3C.

After 15 seconds... Nothing. After 30... we're tied at two! In the event of a tie, the first team to sink one wins. That would be.. Lucas' family! They pick... WHEELBARROW. Joseph picks... AIRPLANE.


Two players will roll around the stage and generate a picture via green-screen. The team with the most images out of 10 at the end of 90 seconds will win.

First up, the Reds with sports. They find an ice skate, goggles, and miss hang gliding for 20 points.

The Yellows get vacation items... suitcase, passport, and RV to win, 30-20! They pick up a PhotoWow gift card and another card of the Crazy Cash variety. It's the SKATEBOARD.

Their first Monopoly Party Prize... a Hayneedle foosball table! Ryan also claims the BOOT 3C.


Each family member is at one station, with it alternating red-yellow-red-yellow across the circle. Each family member is in front of a task.

- Twist it (A twist machine where you use your body to twist)
- Pull it (a large pull)
- Shout it (Microphone)
- Kick it (Low punching bag)
- Whack it (Hammer on target)
- Honk It (big bike horn)
- Crash it (Trash can cymbals)
- Bop It (Bop It pod)
- Rotate it (Move one position to your left)
- Reverse it (Move one position to your right)

When a command is called, activate your station. If you miss your call, you are eliminated. If you activate your command when not called for, you are also eliminated. Last family standing wins.

Round 1) Jane REVERSED IT when she should've rotated.
Round 2) Joseph WHACKED IT on a Crash It.
Round 3) Lucas missed a HONK IT.
Round 4) Jordan TWISTED IT on a Shout It
Round 5) Kyle BOPPED IT on a Whack It
Round 6) Peter misses a HONK IT
Final Round) Melanie ROTATED IT when she should've reversed it. Lucas' Family WINS IT! They get a pair of Whiplash scooters AND... the SOCCERBALL 3C.


In the classic game of Twister, you're going to have to put a body part on a colored dot. But in this game, you're going to have to do it before your dot disappears. If you don't, it's lights out. Also, like in regular Twister, if you don't put a hand or foot on a designated color OR if any part of your body hits the ground other than your hand or foot, you're out. We play kids first, then adults.

GAME 1: Lucas picks up his hand when he shouldn't have. Kyle puts the wrong hand on green. Joseph's family wins the first round easy.

GAME 2: Melanie's dot disappears. Peter forgets to move his foot. Lucas' family ties it up!

RUBBER GAME: Lucas falls, Joseph moves the wrong foot, and Kyle misses a dot, giving the game to Joseph's Family! They get a karaoke system AND another pick of the 3Cs... It's the MONEY BAG.


In the classic game of four-in-a-row, the families must connect four balls in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, taking turns shooting at the game board. In this episode, it takes one game to win the match.

It's really hard for the Reds to get four in a row with a shot off... but they connect 4 to win a trip to Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier. Their pick... the DOG.


Make the best possible five-dice combination with three rolls per frame. We play best two out of three frames.

- Joseph rolls 6 5 4 3 5. He locks in the small straight. Next up... a 6. Final roll...5 They have the small straight.
- Lucas rolls 4 4 6 5 1. They lock in the 4. Next roll... 4 2 2. That's 4s full to win.

- Lucas rolls... 4 4 2 2 5. Jane keeps the 4s. Kyle rolls.. 5 3 1. One more roll... Craig rolls... 5 5 1 for two pair.
- Joseph rolls... 4 4 3 3 2. Melanie keeps the two pair. Jordan needs another miracle shot... 5. Peter.... 4 gives you 4s full to win the frame.

- Joseph rolls.... 4 4 6 3 1 for a pair.
- Lucas rolls... 1 1 6 3 2 won't do it. Joseph's family wins our final Party Prize, a Hayneedle ping-pong table, and our final Cash Card, the PIGGY BANK.

We've got our cards, we've played our games... It's Crazy Cash Time!


The family gets to keep all the cash and prizes they won, but the family with the most cash wins the bonus prize of a vacation on St. Croix at the Buccaneer!

Joseph's family has four cards to Lucas' three.

First, Joseph's has four cards, as well as the ping-pong table, the amusement park tickets, and the karaoke.

Plane: $635
Piggy Bank: $650
Money Bag: $685
Dog: $1200!
TOTAL: $3170

Lucas' family has a foosball table and a pair of scooters. They also need three cards to beat the $3170.

Skateboard: $510
Soccer Ball: $1000!

They need $1660 or more on...

Wheelbarrow: $3000!
TOTAL: $4510

Lucas' family is going to St. Croix! The Super Crazy Cash Card was... ring ring, cell phone's for you.

That's another amazing Family Game Night! Don't forget to clear up when you're done!

For more information on the games, or to apply to be a contestant on "Family Game Night", visit the official website at www.familygamenight.com