Thursday, October 29, 2009

Giveaway #2 for October 29th:(CLOSED)


A Copy of Great Games by Matthew Toone

I received a copy of this book from Matthew Toone. I think it is so much fun. It has 175 great game ideas--I plan on using them when I have birthday parties, when I need to plan a church activity, or if I ever return to the classroom as a teacher. My dad also loves to plan games and activities when his family comes home for the holidays. Therefore, I got him a copy of Great Games too.

Are you looking for family games, group games, or children's games and activities? Or are you planning a party, date night, family get-together, or a game night? This book includes hundreds of fun game and activity ideas for people of all ages, groups of all sizes, and there are games for every type of setting and category!

In addition, this books actually helps people everywhere save money - no game or activity costs any money to plan or participate in!

More importantly, the purpose of this book is to bring families together, create fun and meaningful memories, and provide wholesome entertainment for everyone!

DISCOUNT: Great Games is normally $25.95. However, for the readers of Give Away Today, it is 40% off, which makes it only $15.95! What a deal! To buy this fun book for you or someone you know, click here. They will ship to anyone around the world.

No matter where you reside, you can enter to win Great Games by Matthew Toone up to THREE times.

For one entry, leave your first and last name in a comment.
Example: Jane Doe

For a second entry, please visit Great Games website here. Click on "View Book" and then click on the front cover, and keep clicking until it brings you to the index. Look at all of the games that Matthew Toone has to offer. Once you have done this, return to Give Away Today and in a NEW comment tell us your first and last name and a game you would like to try from Great Games.
Example: Jane Doe: The Noun Game, King of the Dictionary, and Act the Adverb are all fun games I can play with my children. They have a good time, while they also learn something--perfect!

For a third entry, in a NEW comment tell us your first and last name and a game you loved to play as a child (or adult).
Example: Jane Doe: I loved playing "Kick the Can" as a child. As an adult I lvoe to play Wallyball.

The winner of Great Games by Matthew Toone will be announced Friday, October 30th. Please visit us then to see if you are our winner and to discover our new giveaway for the day. Thanks!

836 Comments:

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Joni said...

joni pace

Joni said...

joni pace: i would try the team charades.

Joni said...

joni pace: i loved playing spoons!! if you haven't tried, you should!

Jandi said...

Jandi Dean

it's just lisa said...

lisa bowman

Tj and Amy said...

amy pugmire

Tj and Amy said...

amy pugmire: the noun game

Tj and Amy said...

amy pugmire: loved to play hide n seek

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

Jenna Osborne

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

Jenna Osborne

Team Charades looks fun.

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

Jenna Osborne

We liked to play Simon Says

nickel... said...

Cathy Snavely

Laci J said...

Laci mattingley

Laci J said...

Laci Mattingley ~ I'd like to try psychiatrist.

Laci J said...

Laci Mattingley ~ I loved playing mafia with my family!

Anonymous said...

Savahanna Viorato

Anonymous said...

Savahanna Viorato: I would love to try out balloon soccer war. Seems like a lot of fun with the kids

Anonymous said...

Savahanna Viorato: When I was little I loved to play Red Rover.

Laura said...

Laura Dieckmann-

Laura said...

Laura Dieckmann- I'd like to try the noun game and intellectually rambunctious

Laura said...

Laura Dieckmann- I loved playing wink

Annika said...

Annika Chatterton

Annika said...

Annika Chatterton - I loved playing spoons! I think I even played this game a few times with Matthew Toone myself! He is a great guy!

Anonymous said...

Lori Ota

Alyssa said...

Alyssa McVey

Alyssa said...

Alyssa McVey: I'd like to try Charade Drawing and Two Truths & a lie.

Alyssa said...

Alyssa McVey: I loved playing Hungry Hungry Hippos as a child.

Gage said...

krista gage

Gage said...

krista gage: I want to play I have never. Sounds fun.

Gage said...

krista gage: I love any card games. I learned how to play vietnamese poker and it's great fun.

Sara and Dustin said...

Sara Johnson

Sara and Dustin said...

Sara Johnson: we would take turns making up a dance and then everyone would have to try it.

Walking in the rain said...

sara lowe

Walking in the rain said...

sara lowe: i'd like to know what sewdish bowling is!

Walking in the rain said...

sara lowe: i loved twister as a kid!

Jenny said...

Jenny Rekeweg

Jenny said...

Jenny Rekeweg,
I love Sorry.

Becca said...

Becca Stephenson

Pam said...

Pam Rivera

Anonymous said...

kathy keaney

wearehappy@comcast.net

Pam said...

Pam Rivera: Guess that movie sounds like fun and would be perfect for us since so many of my family members are movie buffs.

Pam said...

Pam Rivera: as a child, I loved Capture the Flag and Red Rover. I also loved all card and board games.

Anonymous said...

kathy keaney - I would like to try Whatever you do, dont smile.

wearehappy@comcast.net

Oda Daddy said...

Jimmy Tullos

Oda Daddy said...

Jimmy Tullos: Mafia from the gussing games.

Anonymous said...

kathy keaney, I loved to play hopscotch.

wearehappy@comcast.net

Oda Daddy said...

Jimmy Tullos: I remember playing Red Rover in my yard with all of my friends.

Grandma Ellen said...

Ellen Johnson

Grandma Ellen said...

Ellen Johnson we played Annin-I-Over. We had the perfect house for it.

Grandma Ellen said...

Ellen Johnson I can recognize some of the games, but I think it would be a great book to have. We would play Scum.

Jenny said...

Jenny McClamroch

Jenny said...

Jenny McClamroch: How would your partner answer.

Jenny said...

Jenny McClamroch: my favorite game as a kid was LIFE!

Brittany said...

Brittany Yearsley

Joanna said...

Joanna Hawkins

Joanna said...

Joanna Hawkins: I think my kids would love team charades.

Joanna said...

Joanna Hawkins: My all-time favorite game as a kid was Red Rover, despite the pain!

Rachael said...

Rachael Lewis

Mrs. Lovely said...

Camila Faria

Katie H said...

Katie Harrison

Mrs. Lovely said...

Camila Faria: I would love to try Performance Chain. It must be so fun!!!

Katie H said...

Katie Harrison: I think the "whatever you do-don't smile" game sounds hilarious!

Katie H said...

Katie Harrison: I loved charades as a kid!

Anonymous said...

Natalie Mitchell

Anonymous said...

Natalie Mitchell: Around the world

Twinkies said...

Monika Crain

Anonymous said...

Laurinda Robinson

Anonymous said...

Laurinda Robinson - loved to play hide and seek!

Shanny said...

Shannon Blockburger

Shanny said...

Shannon Blockburger: I would try Square of Chaos. I have no idea what it is, but it sounds HIGHLY entertaining.

Shanny said...

Shannon Blockburger: I've always loved playing 20 questions.

Mrs. Lovely said...

Camila Faria: I used to love playing hide and seek.

Lori said...

Lori Achenbach

Lori said...

Lori Achenbach - soccer war sounds fun!

Lori said...

Lori Achenbach - I loved playing 4 square as a kid!

Marla said...

Marla Staffanson

Marla said...

Marla Staffanson - team charades

Lisa said...

Lisa Johnson

Marla said...

Marla Staffanson - playing Marco Polo in the pool with the fam.

Lisa said...

LIsa Johnson, In the summer I liked getting all the neighborhood kids together to play steal the flag

Mary said...

Mary Delmege

Beth said...

Beth Jensen

Kristine said...

Kristine Whitehead

Beth said...

Beth Jensen: Team Charades

Beth said...

Beth Jensen: I loved playing Kick the Can

Mary said...

Mary Delmege: intellectually rambunctious. it just sounds fun!

Mary said...

Mary Delmege: Red Rover. I guess they don't play it anymore because too many kids get hurt, but we sure did have fun with it.

Cyndie said...

Cyndie Call

Cyndie said...

Cyndie Call- as a kid I loved any game... As long as I won!!!

aimee said...

Aimee Wade

aimee said...

Aimee Wade: Any of the outdoor night games look fun! The dark always adds a spooky element

Tricia said...

Tricia Little

aimee said...

Aimee Wade: I used to love playing running bases

Tricia said...

Tricia Little: I have always loved boardgames (currently I like Settlers of Catan), and party style board games like Catch Phrase or Loaded Questions

Tricia said...

Tricia Little: I have to know how to play Fo' Shizzle My Nizzle... is it youth group appropriate? LOL

paula said...

Paula Smith

Lynn Osborne said...

Lynn OSborne

Lynn Osborne said...

Lynn Osborne: Triangular team pickle sounds intriguing!

Lynn Osborne said...

Lynn Osborne: I used to love playing "Pick Up Stacks" (a card game) with my grandmother. Sadly, I couldn't remember the format and rules when I tried to teach my daughter.

Collette said...

Collette Gerber

Collette said...

Collette Gerber - 4 square and red rover were favorites

googlebug said...

Jeni Wilson

googlebug said...

Jeni Wilson: Intellectually Rambunctious and Swedish bowling both sound intriguing!

googlebug said...

Jeni Wilson: We always played night games as kids -- kick the can, no bears are out, sardines.

Emily said...

Emily Sharpe

Jake, Mel, and Mazee said...

Melissa Martinez

Jake, Mel, and Mazee said...

Melissa Martinez: the signs game

Jake, Mel, and Mazee said...

Melissa Martinez: I loved playing Ghost In the Graveyard with the whole neighborhood!

Adrienne Gilbert said...

Adrienne Gilbert

kpmattingly said...

Kati Mattingly

The Paynes said...

Jamie Payne

The Pollans said...

Jennifer Pollan

The Pollans said...

Jennifer Pollan - Pictureka

Liz said...

Liz Stevenson

Karley said...

karley simmons

The Paynes said...

Jamie Payne: I would try out some of the sidewalk games. I remember playing hopscotch as a kid!

Karley said...

karley simmons, I loved, and still love don't break the ice, oh and grape escape, that game is awesome!

MaggieJo said...

Maggie Hansen: my family loves rook, crazy uno, and Mexican train dominoes.

The Paynes said...

Jamie Payne: where I grew up, the whole neighborhood (including parents) would get together and we would play an intricate game of hide and seek.

Anonymous said...

Ashley Lown

Anonymous said...

Ashley Lown - charades!

Cory & Kimmy said...

Kimmy Freeman

Anonymous said...

Ashley Lown - I loved monopoly as a kid

Cory & Kimmy said...

Kimmy Freeman: We would play a scattegories game in the pool that was so fun!

The Jolley Family said...

Britney Jolley

The Jolley Family said...

Britney Jolley: Fo Shizzle My Nizzle sounds like a fun one to try.

Cory & Kimmy said...

Kimmy Freeman: I love mafia and most any card game

The Jolley Family said...

Britney Jolley: I liked hide and seek growing up.

Melissa Stringham said...

Melissa Stringham

Jo, a retired teacher said...

JoAnne Lamoreaux

Melissa Stringham said...

Melissa Stringham: I loved the game where in the car you look for signs that contain the letters of the alphabet.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

JoAnne Lamoreaux: I didn't play many games as a kid, but my son played Life by himself for hours.

Melissa Stringham said...

Melissa Stringham: I think my daughter would love balloon soccer war.

Eric & Sarita said...

Sarita Rogers

Eric & Sarita said...

Sarita Rogers: I like "4 on a couch" I totally forgot about that game.

Eric & Sarita said...

Sarita Rogers: I don't remember what game I loved as a kid, but I am a big fan of Disney Scene It now.

Jessica said...

Jessica Hansen

Heather said...

Heather Poulsen

Jessica said...

Jessica Hansen: We liked to play the board game Uncle Wiggly. Anyone know where to find one of these now? =)

Heather said...

Heather Poulsen: Red rover, Red Rover

Lani said...

Lani Wilkinson

Dale said...

janae jakins

Nicole said...

Nicole Ramirez

Monica said...

Monica Rock

Monica said...

Monica Rock - I am curious what the game Fo' Shizzle My Nizzle is...

Monica said...

Monica Rock - I loved to play Button Button when I was little.

Anonymous said...

Cathy Graham

Dianna said...

Dianna Fillmore

DizzyLizzy said...

Elizabeth Olson

Melissa said...

Melissa Tremberth

Emily said...

Emily Miller

DizzyLizzy said...

Elizabeth Olson:
I'd try Billboard Poetry

Emily said...

Emily Miller- I loved red rover

DizzyLizzy said...

Elizabeth Olson
Loved play Skipbo with my grandmother

Melissa said...

Melissa Tremberth: Inchypinchywinchy sure sounds interesting, has to be fun!!

Denise said...

denise jorgensen

Cindy said...

Cindy Nelson

Cindy said...

Cindy Nelson: Big Booty is in the book?!?!? Awesome! There's tons of games to choose from!

Cindy said...

Cindy Nelson: kick the can and sardines were some of my favorites as a kid.

Melissa said...

Melissa Tremberth: Mouse Trap!! Kept me busy for hours. Today, any games my grandbabies want to play is fine with me!

Sherry said...

Sherry Winckel

Sherry said...

Sherry Winckel--curious as to what "big booty" is. Are you sure it's a kid game??

Sherry said...

Sherry Winckel-- we used to play night games. Loved playing "statue"

pixiepine said...

leslie richman

deserae said...

Deserae Fiedler

deserae said...

Deserae Fiedler: I always loved to play hide and go seek.

deserae said...

Deserae Fiedler I would like to try the 99 card game.

Jess Jag and Andy said...

Jessica Harrison

Jess Jag and Andy said...

Jessica Harrison - I loved to play speed

Anonymous said...

camille rogers

Annette said...

annette defries

Anonymous said...

julie brown our family loves games we make up our own alot :)

Annette said...

annette defries - we had a game called "careful" I loved it

Jamie Younker said...

Jamie Younker

Jamie Younker said...

Jamie Younker: I would love to try the noun game.

Side note- I'm a teacher and can see lots of these games being SO much fun in my classroom!

Annette said...

annette defries - i would play guess that movie

Jamie Younker said...

Jamie Younker: my favorite game as a child was Red Rover

Kristen said...

Kristen Brady

Kristen said...

Kristen Brady: I would try the Card Relay - we love playing card games around here.

Jody said...

Jody Boyack

Kristen said...

Kristen Brady: I love playing the game Wise and Otherwise - sort of like Balderdash but with sayings from different companies - seriously so great!

Burke and Teresa said...

Teresa Bess

Burke and Teresa said...

Teresa Bess: I would like to learn how to play Sheer Deception!

Burke and Teresa said...

Teresa Bess: I loved playing Red Rover as a kid. Is a great game that can involve a lot of people!

The Lambert Family said...

Kim Lambert

The Lambert Family said...

Kim Lambert. I love Mafia!

Traci said...

Traci Bird

Traci said...

Traci Bird: I loved to play Night Games

amber lee said...

amber bagley

Brian said...

Brian Langford

Jill said...

Jill Greenwood

Jessica :) said...

Jessica Harwood

Jessica :) said...

Jessica Harwood: I always loved to play Pass the Pigs with my dad when I was little. It was one of the few games he would play with me, which is probably why I loved it. One of my favorite games now: rack-o

Jill said...

Jill Greenwood: Big Booty sounds like and interesting one.

K. Rock said...

Tiffani Goode

K. Rock said...

Tiffani Goode: I used to love to play kickball.

Jill said...

Jill Greenwood: How about jumprope--fun songs and good exercise--we should bring it back again!

Emilee said...

Emilee Reynolds

Nutty Nielsen's said...

utonya nielsen

Emilee said...

Emilee Reynolds
Fo shizzle my nizzle game

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