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  • #588824
    supermom
    Member

    Anyone have any good ideas for games to entertain extended family at a Chanukah party? The ages range from 4 to 16. including many adults.

    #1044426
    Joseph
    Participant

    Dreidel? 🙂

    Kvitlich…

    #1044427
    intellegent
    Member

    My “little” brother used to do a magic trick show with a set that he got for a present once. We were all not to interested but did him a favor… But maybe you can have it for the little kids…

    #1044428
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Family Feud

    #1044429
    noitallmr
    Participant

    Who can eat the most buns & doughnuts? Bring ’em on!

    #1044430
    supermom
    Member

    Any better ideas for a good game that can include all family members?

    #1044431
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    guess the YW Moderator? :o)

    #1044432
    Joseph
    Participant

    Theres nothing to guess about that anymore… 🙂

    #1044433
    supermom
    Member

    thanks YW Moderator… noone else has internet.

    #1044434
    SJSinNYC
    Member

    @Gavra LOL!!!

    Last year my family did this – everyone had to write something on a piece of paper about what you would give someone. Like – a batch of homemade cookies, or an invitation for shabbos or free babysitting. Then, someone told a story (pre-written) that had left and right all over it. You kept passing the papers around in a circle until the end. You got whatever was on the paper! It was very entertaining!

    #1044435
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Mz SJS:

    Glad you got it.

    #1044436
    fellowjew
    Member

    SJS: We also played that game! It was lots of fun! The story we did with Right and Left was the Chanukah story, written in an adorable script that featured the words right and left again and again, in different context each time!

    We had e/o write their name and birthday (Hebrew) on a paper, and folded up the papers. Then we passed those around, and at the end, each person was left with a paper with s/o birthday. When the time of year came, you had to remember the birthday and do/give/send s/t special. It worked! Many of us got cute cards, cakes…etc.

    #1044437
    G123
    Member

    Everyone brings an item to the party.

    Before starting the game, everyone shows what they have, then everyone hides their item behind their back.

    The game begins, first person requests one item from one person, continue around the table. (keep track of items) If someone asks a person for an item they do not have, they are out, they cannot continue asking, but people can continue asking them.

    At the end of the game, you get to keep the item/s that you have

    #1044438
    ego
    Participant

    every person brings 2 pictures of them self.one of them when they were a baby and one recent picture.then you lay them out like a matching game;one side baby pictures and one side recent pictures.then you play matching.you have to match up the baby picture to the right recent picture!

    #1044439
    ego
    Participant

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    Please try again – YW Moderator-72

    #1044440
    arc
    Participant

    My family played family feud last year but we did it the real way with a topic and you have to guess the answers from the survey. (she took a survey at work)

    #1044441
    mdlevine
    Member

    my family also played family feud last year…

    mrs. mdlevine and some of the kids wanted regular potato latkes and the rest of us wanted spicy latkes…

    mrs. mdlevine and I wanted the kids NOT to eat the chocolates coins at night and they wanted to…

    :o)

    #1044442
    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    How about a big YW reunion bash, where we can all meet and fight in person. Everybody will have a nametag with their username on it.

    #1044443

    My sister prepared a game last year, she took closeup pictures having to do with different family members or just in general. Then e/o had to guess what the picture is. Such as the school one niece goes to, The pamper’s logo, an uncle Moishy hat, a fancy tissue box from my mother’s guest room, etc. Even the kids were able to participate. It was a lot of fun.

    We also played Sisters game with husbands and wifes. That was really funny!

    #1044444
    oomis
    Participant

    Charades are always fun, Pictionary, too. The little ones cannot play that, but they don’t have do be in ALL the activities. Myabe they can watch a Chanukah video or something of that nature. A magic show sounds like fun, but unless someone in the family is geshikt that way, it is pricey.

    #1044445
    shkoyach
    Member

    I. L. C. — stands for I Love Chanukah. The person who is it says an acronym like ILC and writes it down on a index card (what it stands for) everyone else also writes what they think it stands for and hands in the card to the person that is it. Then the “it” person shuffles the cards and reads off all the players answers for ILC. You go around the table/circle and everyone has one chance to guess which answer they think is “it.” everyone that guesses it gets five points. If someone thinks yours is it even if its not… then you get two points. Keep doing this with any acronym and see who gets the most points. The best is when you make it really funny!

    #1044446
    yenta101
    Member

    shkoyach…sounds like balderdash…which is a really great game!

    family feud is a really fun one! i know someone who played it last year and said it turned out great!

    #1044447
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Last year, I played human bingo with my whole extended family. We bought printable sheets with stickers on them, and printed out the names of all people participating. Then, we made a blank chart on a regular paper. Everyone got a chart paper, and a sticker paper, and filled out the chart with the stickers. We put all the names in a basket and someone picked out the names. It was really fun playing with prizes…and the adults enjoyed it as well as the kids!

    #1044449
    ywnmember
    Member

    We also played Bingo with family members but instead of using family names, we used numbers for example: 54 was used to represent the 5th child in the family’s fourth child. 542 was used to represent that person’s (54’s) second child. It only works for 2+ generation families. It came out very cute.

    Here are some others we played:

    21 questions with pictures. We pasted a picture of a family member/celebrity etc. to somebody’s forehead and they had to guess who it is with 21 questions.

    Each family got a different family to buy a game pertaining to that family. For example, we had a sister who was obsessed with glasses for herself, her kids… She got the game FRAME IT. It worked out very well.

    Guess the smile. Also a bingo but with smiles, we had just the smiles of everybody cut out and we had to guess who they belong to.

    #1044450
    ywnmember
    Member

    BTW, can somebody explain the game Family Feud?

    #1044451

    “How about a big YW reunion bash, where we can all meet and fight in person. Everybody will have a nametag with their username on it.”

    Or…how about a big YW reunion bash without nametags? The game will be to guess who is who! 🙂

    #1044453
    squeak
    Participant

    jfem has taken a good idea and improved it greatly.

    #1044454
    Ashreinu
    Participant

    jf, squeak – hmmm……

    #1044455
    shkoyach
    Member

    That could only work of course if we can have a long distance party 😉 hey, the anonomity (is that a word?!? or else I would say anonomousness but that for sure is not a word) is what makes YW so much more suspenseful and “fun” as e/o would prob refer to it as so just keep on in suspense.

    #1044456
    mchemtob
    Member

    we drew pictures on index cards or cut them out of magazine and you tape it to the persons forehead everyone else on the room has to give a clue to help them figure out what is on the card on their head. also we made chanukah trivia cards 4 the kids the right answer got u a choc coin. kid with the most coins wins and so does their dentist.

    #1044457

    shkoyach, I believe you are searching for the word anonymity. And I don’t know about you, but regardless of suspense, I would be very curious to meet fellow YWNers in person! (Curious, want to jump in here?)

    #1044458
    Ashreinu
    Participant

    JF – Same here!!

    #1044459
    intellegent
    Member

    Curious too, but not worth giving up my anonymity.

    #1044461
    AZOI.IS
    Participant

    IF, THEN, AND.

    Everyone at the party writes a few complete sentences, each sentence with one If, one Then, and one And.

    All the Ifs get collected and mixed up, same with all the Thens, and all the Ands, keeping the ifs thens and ands separate, and you end up with three piles. Better if you mark the wrong side of the paper with if then and and, to identify it easily from the wrong side. Someone chooses one if, one then and one and, and you go around the table reading the new sentence. Some are really funny.

    For instance:

    If I was a millionaire

    Then my mother wouldnt talk to me any more

    And Id eat steak for breakfast…

    Sorry, I couldnt remember the really funny ones. The above was for example.

    #1044462
    Randomex
    Member

    So, how about that Coffee Room meetup? If enough of us come,

    I think we should be able to maintain anonymity. Well, at

    least if we don’t talk to each other…

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