Time to burn off some of
that turkey. Let's play some games!
ABBEY (enjoys long walks with the
family and learning the bass)
DONNIE (Mathman, Mathman...)
GINNY (mom, master of the flower domain)
DON (dad, where her guitar skills come from)
MARISSA (working out and out on the
ELIANA (obsessed with photos)
DEBBIE (mom, silly stunts
KEITH (dad, karate is his game)
They're ready to play, and I think we
should get them psyched to win $10,000 tonight.
SONIC WHAMMY'S PREDICTION: SODA
If that's not enough, how's Los Cabos sound?
Cranium Brain Break: Pin the Brain on
Abbey & Marissa get the blindfolds on and get spun around, and the
commands come flying from the family. They're both way off wide and
looking the wrong way. Marissa even finds her way all the way back
to the Monopoly steps for a moment. Abbey finally turns the right
way and creeps her way to Todd's forehead for the win.
ABBEY'S CARD: SOCCER BALL
MARISSA'S CARD: MONEY BAG
Let's see what letters we've shaken up for the teams tonight:
P R O U D
M I M E S
E D C A R
L E T G Y
T O U R E
Abbey's gonna go first tonight. And if anyone can spell out PICTURE, a
digital camera will be theirs.
Abbey: TREY, TOUR, LET, DETOUR, PROM, PROUDER, (TIME UP!)
Marissa: PROUD, MELTED, MIMES, MIMED, SEAR, MIME, CARS
FINAL SCORE: 29-32 Marissa
MARISSA'S FAMILY WINS: A Photowow gift card
MARISSA'S CARD: PIGGY BANK
After all the turkey, some people would just want to sack up and
hibernate for the winter, but that's not what this game is about.
Marissa's going to go second, and we're putting 90 seconds on the clock.
Abbey's category: SAFARI
Giraffe, Zebra, Rhino, Water buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Hippo, Tent,
Baboon, (TIME UP!)
Marissa's category: FARM
Chicken, Corn, Pig, Barn, Cow, Tractor, Sheep, Windmill, Hay, Horse
SCORE: 100, TIME LEFT: 28 seconds
MARISSA'S FAMILY WINS: Six Red Roof Inn VIP Passes
MARISSA'S CARD: CAR
Raise 'em up!
Marissa's chosen to go second, so Don is on the floor as Abbey, Donnie
and Ginny are brought up.
DON: Mouthwash, Pictures, Bell, Microwave (PASS), Rip (PASS), Squeeze,
Bubbles, Chicken, Pants, Apple, Shake hands, Seesaw (PASS), (TIME UP!)
Don and Ginny had a good connection going there. Just the way it should
be. Now for Keith. Marissa, Eliana and Jane are ready.
KEITH: Map (PASS), Mirror (PASS), Smile, Cereal, Deodorant, Chapstick,
Unicycle (PASS), Typing, Scared (PASS), Count (PASS), Harmonica, Tickle,
Snorkel, Shoulder pads, Dolphin (PASS), (TIME UP!) Makeup
It's a tie, but with Don's 3 passes to Keith's 6, Abbey's family takes
ABBEY'S FAMILY WINS: A Vocopro Soundman karaoke system
ABBEY'S CARD: WHEELBARROW
My uncle likes to play Christmas carols at the end of the night when
we visit them for Thanksgiving. So this is fitting for me.
Abbey goes first against Marissa.
I thought that one was going to forever because they kept getting so
tired and just bouncing to the neighboring number. But Marissa finally
jumped to 1 at the end of the sequence instead of 2.
SCORE: 10-0 Abbey
Donny's now up against Eliana.
Donny hit the 2 on the 4.
We're tied as the moms come up to play double keys for double points.
It's Ginny vs. Debbie.
Ginny bows out early with a 4 on the 2nd 5.
SCORE: 10-30 Marissa
Bringing it right down to the dads. Don and Keith face off.
Keith hits a 4 on the 1st 3, and we tie it up.
Abbey and Marissa come on back to break the deadlock.
Marissa finally feels the strain with a 4 on the 1st 3.
ABBEY'S FAMILY WINS: A Fandango mega-movie gift card package
ABBEY'S CARD: HORSE (and knocks over the Hat along the way)
I haven't seen a Yahtzee since I started
doing this. Come to think of it, I haven't seen it happen period. Maybe
tonight's the night.
Abbey's gonna roll second for the first frame, so Keith's heading down
for his family.
KEITH: 35566 > 35566 > 55666 (FULL HOUSE)
DON: 11235 > 11125 > 11146 (TRIPS)
GINNY: 22556 > 22555 (FULL HOUSE)
DEBBIE: 24445 > 44466 > 24446 (TRIPS)
That full house they had wasn't big enough, so they had to roll again.
And now we have the roll-off. Marissa and Donnie have elected to
represent their teams.
MARISSA: 22455 (TWO PAIR)
DONNIE: 13556 (PAIR)
MARISSA'S FAMILY WINS: An Island Bay Wave rocker hammock from Hayneedle
MARISSA'S CARD: PRETZEL
MONOPOLY CRAZY CASH MACHINE
Another good series of games tonight, and
it's Marissa with the 3-4 defense edge. Let's see what everyone's racked
Marissa's going first.
MONEY BAG: $510
PIGGY BANK: $470
It's a lower $2,000, but anything over $2,000 is tough to get in 3
cards. Can Abbey do it?
SOCCER BALL: $810
WINNERS: MARISSA'S FAMILY
Whoa! Congrats to Marissa for pulling it out. I thought Abbey was gonna
get it after those high cards, but the wheelbarrow didn't push it over.
So which one would have done it?
BIG MONEY CARD: IRON
Ugh, I had it a week early again!
Thanks for giving us your energy this week. Now go rest and gear up for
all the shopping.
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