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Game On Game Night (plus a board game giveaway!)

So, I like games a lot. I’m pretty competitive and friendly trash talking makes me laugh hard. I think I would have fun playing any game, but on the board game front, Pictionary is probably my favourite game of all time. Though Cards Against Humanity is quickly catching up… I will also never turn down a game of Monopoly. And I have spent entire rainy days playing ALL the word games, Scrabble, Scattergories, Boggle. I love them all. And Risk. And Settlers of Catan is pretty good too (although I have never won).

Anyway, you get the idea. I like games. So when Mattel asked me if I would like to host a Mattel Game On game night I did not hesitate in my “YES!!!” I would be honoured. And then when this giant box of amazingness arrived on my doorstep one day I nearly peed myself.

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Blogging does have its perks, and though I usually prefer the edible ones, this was absolutely the coolest thing I have ever received because of my blog. The chocolate and the wine was pretty good too, but that was gone in a day. These games will last a long time, and the memories? Well, they will last a lifetime.

And so, Friday night was game night. Our condo is a little bit chaotic right now with Ian and Brotherman both in the process of moving out, so I want to wait until things are a little more settled around here before I host a big party. So I wanted to use the resources available to me. Ian and Evan were available to me.

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I could honestly have a party by myself, but to boost our numbers we invited Ian’s girlfriend Dorothy as well. And Winnie was here, and she was more than ready to get her game on.

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Mattel sent me five games tailored to my personality (I took the Facebook quiz because I am cool like that). Apparently I am a Wittian, and these are the games I would enjoy:

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Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Mad Gab, Uno, and Pictionary Dice. Definitely games I would enjoy, so I think they nailed me. Mattel also sent fun things in the game kit like coasters, bottle openers, coloured napkins, and fortune cookies.

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They really went all out in ensuring we had everything we needed for a successful game night. They even included handy checklists.

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Which I did not follow at all, unless you would call a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt a fab outfit (and I would).

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and Winnie would.

We played all the games, except Pictionary Dice, because by the time we had played the others it was late, and we had turned the other games into drinking games, so…I don’t think any of us could have drawn anything at that point. But I will bring it out in the future, don’t you worry.

We started AND ended our night with Uno. I love a good game of Uno.

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My friend Sherrie actually has Uno Extreme that comes in this big plastic set and shoots cards at you when you hit a button. But regular Uno is always a fun time (to turn Uno into a drinking game, just drink whenever you pick up, and if you have to pick up 10, well…you know what to do).

Apples to Apples, party edition, was next.

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Here’s the description from their website, because I am too lazy to write my own:

Apples to Apples is the game of hilarious comparisons, ready for party play! In each round, a new judge draws a Description Card. You’ve got to decide which card in your hand matches the Description in play, and hope the judge thinks your card is the best. And with so many cards in this version, it’ll never be the same game twice!

It is basically a tame version of Cards Against Humanity, which I love.

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I won this round when Evan chose Shiny Spam as the best combination (losers of each round have to drink of course). The only thing with Apples to Apples is after playing Cards Against Humanity it is almost a little too tame, so it’s difficult to go back to it after you’ve gone full-out inappropriate. Inappropriate always makes me laugh. Of course, Apples to Apples is the best option if you want to play with children.

I learned that I suck at Mad Gab (I can’t help but say the sentence how it is supposed to sound, so everyone got it immediately every time it was my turn to read the card), and that Balderdash is my FAVOURITE.

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I haven’t played it in years and I forgot how much I love making stuff up. This game would be extremely fun to play with my friends. I am so glad I own it. I will be busting it out at parties in the future for sure.

I also learned that pizza is really the best party snack.

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You just can’t go wrong.

It was a really fun night and I spent so much time laughing that I almost needed to lie down afterwards to recover (like Emily did after our games night at the hunting camp).

And now the best part: YOU CAN HOST YOUR OWN GAME NIGHT! Mattel will give one lucky (North American) reader of mine their very own box filled with all the games! To enter this giveaway please just leave a comment telling me your favourite game. I will do a random draw to choose the winner on Monday.

So, what’s your very favourite game?

Mine is Pictionary!

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KitchenAid Food Processor – My first GIVEAWAY!!!

I have exciting news for you guys. I am hosting my very first giveaway, and I am pretty proud to say it’s for a fairly big ticket item.

A food processor!

And not just any old food processor, that is KitchenAid‘s newest 13-cup food processor, which retails this November. The lovely peeps at KitchenAid have offered one of my lucky readers a chance to win this beast.

I have always wanted to own a food processor, and now one of you can live my dreams for me and have one all to yourself! And yes, you will have to tell me about any recipes you make with this thing ;).

Check out the stats on this bad boy:

  • New external adjustable, stainless steel slicing disc provides ultimate versatility
  • Dual shredding disc easily flips the disc from 2mm to 4mm to achieve ideal slicing thickness
  • Large 13-cup (2.75L) leak-proof work bowl, plus chef’s bowl and mini bowl
  • Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube™ adjusts to 3 different sizes to accommodate foods of varying sizes, including whole potatoes and cucumbers
  • 17 precise food processing options for speed-controlled slice, shred, chop & puree functions plus three maximized slice, shred and puree/chop blades and bonus dough, egg whip & Julienne blades
  • 4 speed-controlled functions
  • Comfort design side handle allows easy viewing while the food processor is in use

Basically it processes food and all that jazz.

And if you are looking for a good recipe to make using your new food processor, I just happen to have one handy.

You have until Friday to enter, when I will select one winner of the new KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor. And it also comes in red!

Exciting times.

I am really sorry to say that this is only available to residents of Canada :(. If it were up to me I’d ship this thing to Antarctica. But I promise I will get you all in my next giveaway.

How To Win

There are a few ways you can enter (you must leave a separate comment for each thing you do for it to get counted! Each comment counts as a separate entry):

  • Leave a comment telling me what exactly you would do with this food processor (I am thinking process some sort of food, but I could be wrong)
  • Like Happy or Hungry on Facebook (if you already like me, just comment and say you alllllready do)
  • Follow me on Twitter (same thing if you already follow me)
  • Blog, tweet, or share this giveaway on Facebook (example: I have entered to win @happyorhungry’s sweet KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/dxhee9t)

And that is it! I will announce the big winner on Friday. Tell all yo’ (Canadian) friends!

And note, you do NOT have to have a blog to win!

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