Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Get Everyone Laughing on Game Night with the New Hasbro Game, Pointing Fingers -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

First, let me start off by wishing you all a happy new year!  Hopefully you had an enjoyable evening out with or without the kids, or stayed home and enjoyed time with family and friends.  Last night was the first time in over a year (maybe longer) that my husband were able to go out for dinner by ourselves and do a little dancing, before returning home to the girls.  It was nice to get out and be among other adults, having an adult conversation -- even if conversations drifted towards shows the kids watch or gushing about our kids.  Overall, it was a great night, and one I hope to have again in 2014.

But, before heading out for the night, we had a mini New Year's Eve party with the girls and a few friends and their children.  The girls had a movie screening party with a DVD that was sent to review, and then we did sparklers and confetti bursts in the backyard, as we counted down from 10 to 0. :-)  Once we returned indoors to warm up with some cocoa and freshly baked cookies, the girls showed off the new toys Santa brought, while the adults gathered around the dining room table to play a fun game I introduced everyone to at Christmas -- Pointing Fingers, from Hasbro, which will be available starting this month in stores. 

(Ages: 12 & up/Players: 4 - 6/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: January 2014)

Get the party started with the new POINTING FINGERS game. Pointing Fingers game is the hilarious game of who did what!  Friends and family will have non-stop fun as they wear oversized foam fingers and point out hilarious and outrageous things about each other! Have you ever sleepwalked? How about eaten something off the floor?! Point out the person who you think is most likely to do so and earn points for being right! 

I don't know about you, but I love pulling out board games when friends and family come to visit.  Not only does it provided hours of entertainment, but it helps to keep everyone engaged and talking, and not drifted off to watch television.  I have found that those who are not fans of board games leave having had a blast, and wanting to come back and have another game night soon.

And, this was the case with Pointing Fingers, which can be played by up to 6 players, and is easy to set up, as it only comes with 6 foam fingers, 6 truth meters and 100 question cards.  Players take turns reading a question  card, and then setting their truth meters to reflect how often they have done certain things -- like "eat food that has been dropped on the floor," "talked your way out of trouble," or even "found yourself sleepwalking."  Then, when everyone has set their truth meters, you count down - 3, 2, 1 - and, then you point your funny foam finger at the person at the table you think does that certain action the most.  You show your truth meters to see if you are right.  Those who point to the right person win points, and like most games, the winner is the one with the most points at the end of the game.

Not only will you learn things about others, but you will find yourself laughing and having a great time, as you try to guess who does it more.  This is truly a great party game, and one that will have guests asking when the next game night is.  Since receiving this game from Hasbro to review right before Christmas, Pointing Fingers has been the go-to game for our Christmas party, and game nights thereafter for those who had come to visit for the week.  And, just last night before our dinner, it made for a fun way to say goodbye to 2013 with friends.  I can't wait to schedule another game night, and know which game friends and family will be asking to play.

If you love board games and having game night with family and friends, this would make for a great addition to your game collection.  Geared towards ages 12+, it can be played with 3-6 players.  And, if you find it to be a huge hit, you can pick up another game for an additional 6 fingers and truth meters.  This is what I ended up doing from Amazon the other day, and will now have more people having fun and laughing as we point fingers and find out "who did what!"

---BUY IT NOW---

You can find "Pointing Fingers" from Hasbro at most toy and retail stores, as well as through online retailers like Amazon.  I ended up picking up a second game at Amazon the other day for only $16.99.

---WIN IT---

Thanks to the kinds folks at Hasbro, one lucky reader will win "Pointing Fingers" to enjoy with family and friends.  Why not start a new tradition and have monthly game nights with the kids, or invite friends and family over for dinner and games?  We have a blast when we get everyone together, and always look forward to "Game Night" in our house.

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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.