This is a big gaming
weekend for me, so let's get it all started with these game
Leader: HANNAH (Project Runway
Older brother: NOAH (Chats to no end)
Mother: JOCELYN (Ain't no mountain... well, big rock, high enough)
Father: MICHAEL (Runs on level ground, thank you)
watcher, trumpet player)
Older Sister: HAREENA (Fashionista)
Mother: DOMINICA (Early to rise with a song)
Father: ROMEY (Get your motor runnin'... head out on the highway...)
Tonight, we've got a trip to Mazatlan
on the line, and a top cash card of... $25,000! WHAT?! The biggest
Crazy Cash Card ever! C'mon, I gotta get it right this time...
SONIC WHAMMY'S PREDICTION: HORSE
Cranium Brain Break: Dad-a-Pult
The family's launching velcro tennis balls via catapult at dad,
who's standing across the stage wearing a velcro catchers outfit. 45
seconds to get the most balls to stick.
Stays even for most of the way, but Hannah pulls away late for a 7-4
HANNAH'S CARD: MONEY BAG
AMAN'S CARD: PLANE
Hannah & Aman put their prize dots to opposite sides of the 1-3
border left and right. Hannah chooses to goes second.
Aman just misses his prize dot, and Hannah almost hits his, but narrowly
avoids a DQ to get 3 points. Hareena gets a 3-pointer to match. Noah
gets a final 3, but bumps Hannah's 3 into the 1, locking up the score.
FINAL SCORE: 4-4
So the parents must decide it. Jocelyn leads off with a 3 which Dominica
bumps and connects with her prize dot! Michael tries for his prize dot
and misses everything completely. All Romey has to do is avoid bumping
himself, and he does!
FINAL SCORE: 0-4 Aman
AMAN'S FAMILY WINS: A Casio workstation keyboard PLUS an internet-ready
AMAN'S CARD: TRAIN
20 cards ready for both teams. Here's how it played out:
Starts pretty even, but then Michael gets stuck placing a 3, falling 4
cards behind. The lead maintains and even grows up to 6 when Noah gets
stuck. Eventually, Aman and company just get so far ahead that Aman
misses 2 chances to place the final 5 and STILL wins by 8 cards!
AMAN'S FAMILY WINS: A family 4-pack to Universal Studios Hollywood
AMAN'S CARD: PIGGY BANK
CRANIUM WHO'S OLDER?
The game explains itself. The kids will
start with these 10-point questions: (Caps represents their guess.)
QUESTION 1: Aman & Hareena: Indiana Jones or THE INDIANAPOLIS 500?
(RIGHT: 1981 vs. 1911; 0-10)
QUESTION 2: Hannah & Noah: PRINCE WILLIAM or The Fresh Prince of Bel
Air? (RIGHT: 1982 vs. 1990; 10-10)
QUESTION 3: Aman & Hareena: Shawn White or VANNA WHITE? (RIGHT: 1986 vs.
Although I'm more interested in hearing that Hareena thinks Vanna is
Shawn's wife. THERE'S a perfect match, right?
QUESTION 4: Ben Stiller or BEN & JERRY'S? (WRONG: 1965 vs. 1978; 10-30)
Now for the parent's playing for 20 points each
QUESTION 1: Dominica & Romey: Ginger Spice or GINGER ALE? (RIGHT: 1972
vs. 1851; 10-50)
QUESTION 2: Michelle Obama or DALAI LAMA? (RIGHT: 1964 vs. 1935; 30-50)
QUESTION 3: Sarah Palin or ALASKA'S STATEHOOD? (RIGHT: 1964 vs. 1959;
That last one was a tough one. But the right answer leaves no need for
the last question.
AMAN'S FAMILY WINS: A hayneedle enclosed trampoline
AMAN'S CARD: BATTLESHIP
TROUBLE POP QUIZ
All right! Our newest game debuts now!
Here's the lowdown:
The kids will answer a series of questions with numerical answers. Once
(and only when) Todd finishes the question, they obtain the answers by
"popping" the answer on the dice inside their giant Pop-O-Matic bubbles
and then buzzing in. First side to do it allows one of their parents to
move that many spaces along the 8 space track. Also, if a parent lands
on a space occupied by the opponent, the opponent gets bumped back a
space. First side to get both parents across the opponent's goal wins.
Hannah & Noah dominate early when Aman & Hareena make a mistake and
start popping early on the first 2 questions. They come back, but the
red team gets the higher numbers, sending Jocelyn across the goal. The
yellow team gets Romey across on the next question, and then with
Michael 3 away from the goal, Aman & Hareena pop two more questions,
including the only 6 of the game, to bring Dominica over for the
AMAN'S FAMILY WINS: Learn To Surf LA surfing lessons
AMAN'S CARD: CAR
We're on the verge of a sweep. Can Hannah
pull out a clutch win? Aman's decided to go first. Put 90 on the clock:
Aman's category: Birthday Party
Pinata, Cake, Balloons, Present, Ice Cream Cone, Clown, Pizza, Candle,
TOTAL: 100 POINTS, TIME LEFT: 28 SECONDS
Oh boy... this is gonna be tough. 1:02 is what they have to beat. C'mon
Hannah's category: Music To My Ears
Saxophone, Harp, Drums, CD, Piano, Guitar, Record Player, Boombox,
TOTAL: 100 POINTS, TIME LEFT: 6 SECONDS
*fanfare* Wow! They needed the speed and they got it!
HANNAH'S FAMILY WINS: A Stiga ping-pong table
HANNAH'S CARD: SODA
MONOPOLY CRAZY CASH MACHINE
So that last minute surge earned Hannah a second cash card at the
last moment. But will that be enough to be Aman's 5? Hey, given what
happened in the premiere, in this exact same scenario, I discount
Aman's cards are going in first.
PIGGY BANK: $915
That's a good score for 5 cards. Hannah needs one of the big ones. Is it
MONEY BAG: $880
Not this time.
WINNERS: AMAN'S FAMILY
Big win for Aman, and he's off to Mazatlan. And where was the $25,000?
Off by one! Man!
Well, maybe next week will be the one. We'll see you for the move to
Sunday nights next weekend. Meanwhile, go stock up on the candy for the
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