Friday, November 2, 2012

November 18th - 24th is National Game and Puzzle Week @PatchProducts #MillionMinuteChallenge

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It's already November, and that means that National Game & Puzzle Week is just around the corner!

Have you heard anyone mention this?   During Thanksgiving week many families are going to unplug for a while.  Join in the fun and pull out the board games and puzzles for some fun, interaction and game time!

Our Friends at Patch Products are excited to be a part of another National Game & Puzzle Week, This year, that will be the week of  Nov. 18 – 24.  Traditionally, this is a week when most people visit with family and friends.  What a perfect time to set aside the electronics for a few rounds of friendly competition. Dust off your old board and dice games or pick up some new ones.

Studies also show that once families rediscover how much fun a good game night it, it often becomes a new routine.   According to recent studies, most moms would love to see their families spend more time together enjoying each other's company.  This is a great way to get started.

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If you have a lot of fun, then be sure to post some pictures of the family having a blast  to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, accounts.  Encourage all of your friends to either join you, or start a game night of their own.

A few weeks ago, I posted about the Patch Million Minute Family Challenge™, a fun initiative to encourage this idea of family together time.  The goal is to have a combined total of one million minutes of game play by Dec. 31. There are already more than 660 groups across the USA and Canada participating, why not join in?

It is super easy to be a part of the fun.  All you have to do is play a game with family members and friends then get online and log your game-play minutes at The website has a lot of fun game ideas, ways to get involved, free lesson plans for teachers and more!  If you would like more information about Patch Products and the Million Minute Family Challenge, visit and

I love Patch Products, and have featured their products here on my blog several times.  They are a family-owned company.  You might recognize some of their fun, high-quality, award-winning products like Buzzword®, Farkle, What’s Yours Like?®, 5 Second Rule®, Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere™, 3D Sneaky Puzzles®, Bed Bugs™, Smethport™, Lauri®, Tall-Stacker™ and Wooly Willy®Patch Products Logo
We love playing games, and the quality family time we spend together.  I hope a lot of families join in and help bring back game night as a way to enjoy their time together.