Last week, I was given a whole bunch of games from R&R Games to review. They could not have come at a better time, because boy were we stressed out over here. We've been going through life since the beginning of August basically on autopilot. See, I went back to writing every day after a short break and well, it just felt like everything was happening around me without me actually being a part of it. So when the games came in the mail, I didn't hesitate to set up a Friday night with some friends to relax and crack open the boxes (and some drinks...woohoo!)
The one game that caught my eye first was Time's Up. I remember recently seeing a commercial for the show Celebrity Name Game and thought this game would be like playing it at home. I was right!
Time's Up is basically a bunch of cards with celebrity's names on them which your team needs to guess based on your actions and words. You can not say the name of the celebrity at all when giving clues. There are three rounds with each one getting funnier and funnier.
It took us a while to get started, because the directions were hard to follow at first. But once we got into full swing, we all fell in love with the game. We played with two teams: my husband and me vs. my friend and her husband. After one game, we switched it up to boys vs. girls.
Let me tell you, there is something incredibly therapeutic in playing games like Time's Up.
Throughout the day, I struggle finding the right words to explain things to my kids. Playing this game where I was forced to explain a simple word without actually using it really helped me see things from a different perspective. I know that sounds silly, but it's true. I lose my cool a lot more than I should with the kids when they don't understand something. But playing this game made me realize that maybe it's not them; it's me. I really need to do a better job at explaining things!
So after playing a few rounds I could actually feel the stress leaving the room. The four of us laughed and joked and had a great time while all of our kids played some of the other games in the living room. Don't worry, I will be telling you more about those games which include Strike A Pose, Guess the Mess and Get A Life in a separate post.
But for now, I want YOU to have an awesome game night of your own by giving one lucky reader a copy of Time's Up! But you have to promise to let me know how much you love it if you win!
Check out all the games that R&R Games has to offer by going to their website www.rnrgames.com.
Disclosure: I was given several games to review from R & R Games. No other compensation was given to me. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.