Welcome to the new
Sunday night time slot for Family Game Night. And hey, it's my
brother's 35th birthday! Shoutout to Craig! So let's have some fun
with tonight's families.
MADDY (Hiker and
Older brother: TYLER (It's a sculpture, but is it art?)
Mother: ANGIE (Singing her heart out)
Father: PETE (Ham radio? Don't see those every day.)
family and super lacrosse player)
Older sister: OLIVIA (Always there to give advice)
Mother: STEPHANIE (Now THIS is art.)
Father: JOSEPH (Collects EVERYTHING? How about game shows like the
rest of us?)
The Crazy Cash Cards are waiting, and
after the $25,000 tease last week, you can't expect that again. But
we do have $10,000 tonight.
SONIC WHAMMY'S PREDICTION: CELL PHONE
The winning family will get to relax in the Bahamas, so let's get to
Cranium Brain Break: Blockhead
New game: The captains will have three blocks stacked on their heads
by their families. In true model posture fashion, they must walk the
blocks over the finish line. Drop any, and you have to freeze in
place while youre family resets you.
Hannah gets off first, but quickly drops one. Maddy starts moving,
and gets one step away from the finish! Arrgh! And before her folks
can reset, Hannah charges forward and crosses the line just before
her own blocks fall again. Wow...
HANNAH'S CARD: DOG
MADDY'S CARD: MONEY BAG
OPERATION: SAM DUNK
This week, a new twist to the game has been added. To make it more
like the real game, red edges have been added along the sides of each of
the cavities. Hitting the red disqualifies the throw. That makes
precision more important than ever.
Hannah chooses to go second.
Tyler strikes first with Burp Bubbles. Stephanie and Pete respond with
throws to the Giggles and Toxic Gas. In the second round, Olivia &
Jospeh hit Burp Bubbles and Phone Finger, but the balls hit the edge of
Frog In The Throat and Bird-Brained first, cancelling them out. In the
end, that costs them the game.
FINAL SCORE: 400-300 Maddy
MADDY'S FAMILY WINS: A 3-night trip to San Francisco
MADDY'S CARD: PIGGY BANK
CONNECT 4 BASKETBALL
Love the hoops. Maddy will go first. The winning configuration went
The yellows in Column 3 and the first red in 7 came on consecutive
turns, and then it Pete hits the 7 to win after Olivia, Angie and
Stephanie miss their winning tries.
MADDY'S FAMILY WINS: A 2-hour trapeze session from Trapeze School New
York at Santa Monica Pier.
MADDY'S CARD: SODA
Maddy will go first. Here's the board today:
F B O W L
W I N K S
S D E U T
A L B O O
E E L A P
Can you see the Bonus Word: SUNDAE? It'll get you a 32-inch LCD
Maddy: LAP, WINKS, BOWL, INKS, BOWLS, (TIME UP!)
Hannah: STOP, SALE, BOOTS, DEUT (X), BOW
FINAL SCORE: 21-16 Maddy
Joseph wanted to go for Duet, but it was out of order.
MADDY'S FAMILY WINS: A Coleman camping package
MADDY'S CARD: PRETZEL
Maddy will go second. Minute on the clock
tonight to get 6 items.
Hannah's category: The Supermarket
Shopping Cart, Apple, Bread, Broccoli, Eggplant, (TIME UP!) Shopping Bag
TOTAL SCORE: 50 POINTS
Maddy's category: Summer
Umbrella, Sand Castle, Seagull (Bird was accepted), Flip-flops, (TIME
TOTAL SCORE: 40 POINTS
Those sunglasses were killer. Almost 30 seconds and even I couldn't
figure them out.
HANNAH'S FAMILY WINS: A Fandango Mega Movie gift package
HANNAH'S CARD: SKATEBOARD
Turn out the lights... the party's almost
BGYR (Maddy), RBGY (Maddy), GRYB (Hannah), BYGR (Hannah), YGRB (Maddy),
BRYG (Hannah), YBGR (Maddy), RBYG (Hannah), GYRB (Maddy)
THIS... was... a... game. Combination #5 was a marathon. But from
combinations 4 onward, the point was decided by a split second. This
jazzed Todd up to levels I've rarely seen before. To make it even more
exciting, when the last combination was revealed, the families were
already in the correct order, all they had to do was touch cubes! And
Maddy's family picked up on it first.
MADDY'S FAMILY WINS: A VocoPro Soundman karaoke machine
MADDY'S CARD: BATTLESHIP
MONOPOLY CRAZY CASH MACHINE
After that game, we can only hope that the Crazy Cash Machine can
provide as much excitement. Hannah will need it to, as she's facing a
Maddy will go first.
MONEY BAG: $585
PIGGY BANK: $330
They're cutting out the drama on these reveals. They're showing the
numbers fast tonight. But it doesn't change the fact that that's gonna
be tough to beat in 2 cards. Can Hannah do it?
DOG: $1,200 (This one's for Mooshu!)
SKATEBOARD: $725 (This one's for... Chicken? You had to be there.)
WINNERS: MADDY'S FAMILY
It looked interesting after that first card, but that nice score is not
enough. Maddy takes the win and the trip to the Bahamas.
And the $10K was yours for the taking if you chose: PLANE
One of these days, I'll pick it. I wonder if my brother would have
picked it. Oh well. Happy birthday again, Craig!
See you all next week.
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