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Family Games Newsletter - September 2011
September 18, 2011
Welcome to the September 2011 issue of our Family Games Treasurehouse newsletter. In this issue we check out three great parlor games and I'd like to offer you a special deal, just for subscribers to this newsletter.
It's been a while since my last newsletter since I've been working on a fresh new look for the website. Check out Christmas Games for Groups as an example of the updated feel for Family Games Treasurehouse. I hope you like the new look. I'm still in the process of converting all our old pages so there will be a mixture of old and new for a while. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact me through our Contact Us page.
To celebrate the release of the new website look, I am offering everyone who purchases our 96 page "The Family Guide to Party Games" ebook for $14.97 a free copy of "The Family Guide to Christmas Party Games Volume 1" (24 great Christmas games for all ages) as well as two free bonus booklets. What a bargain! Check out our ebook sales page for more details. As a special thank you to my subscribers, I am also offering an extra $2.00 discount on any sales before 31 December 2011. Just type in the word "subscriber" (without quotes) in the Discount Code box and it will be automatically applied.
Parlor games are always popular. They provide an excuse for friends and family to enjoy each other's company and are suitable for all ages. Here are three of our best parlor games.
Good Day Garry is a fun parlor game for groups of five or more players, requiring quick wits and a good memory. Everyone sits in a circle and starts with the name Garry, but their name may change as the game progresses.
Player One turns to Player Two on his left and says, "Good day Garry". Player Two replies to Player One, "Good day Garry". Player One, referring to Player Three, then says, "Say Good day to Garry for me". Player Two then repeats the same conversation with Player Three.
This continues around the circle. However, if someone makes a mistake, that player's name changes to Larry. Any further mistakes see a name change to Harry, then Bob and finally they are out on their fourth mistake. That is, Garry to Larry to Harry to Bob, then out. Players must remember the name of the player on their right and the names of the two players on their left. If any of those players get out, then they must remember the name of the next player around the circle.
For even more fun try it with an Australian accent - "G'day Garry".
Pass the Orange is a noisy parlor that is lots of fun. Players line up in teams and pass an orange from one end to the other without using their hands. If the orange touches the ground it returns to the start of the line. The first team to successfully pass the orange along the entire team wins.
You may wish to limit which body parts they can use. For example, adults may sit on chairs and pass the orange using only their feet. If the orange touches the ground a player must return it to the beginning of the line but they are still only allowed to touch it with their feet as they return it. Younger children may be allowed to use their elbows, while an interesting variation for teenagers is to hold the orange between their chin and their chest.
Traveller's Alphabet is a simple word game for adults and older children. Player One says, "I am going to Australia", or any other destination that starts with the letter "A" (for example, Amsterdam, Alabama, Africa or even an Asteroid). The next player asks, "What will you do there?" Player One answers with a sentence where each word starts with "A". For example, "I shall Attend an Antiques Auction."(Small words can be included such as; the, a, an, of, or, by.) Player Two then starts with "I am going to Birmingham" where "I shall Buy Blue Basket Balls" and so on, with each player starting with the next letter of the alphabet. Any player who cannot think of a destination or something to do there is eliminated.
For more information about these and other parlor games visit Family Parlor Games which is still in the old format.
Don't forget to claim your extra discount on the fantastic Super Special above. It's only for a limited time. Buy it now and you'll be ready to make your next party even more successful!
Until next time,
P.S. All of the ebooks are in pdf format. You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open these ebooks. Acrobat Reader is already installed on most computers. If not, you can download Adobe Reader for free by clicking here
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