More Face Time, Less Screen Time: Board Games Help Bring Families Together this Holiday Season

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Spin Master teamed with lifestyle expert and new mom, Michelle Jerson, and YourUpdate.Tv on a nationwide media tour featuring the best board games for the holidays.

In today’s digital world, there are endless devices and distractions that make it hard for families to fully connect. And with the amount of time young children in the U.S. spend on mobile screens tripling in just four years , it’s becoming even more challenging.

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As a result, the need for unstructured, unplugged playtime has become more important for families – which is what makes board games so perfect! This holiday season, it’s time to turn off your phones and break out the board games to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends.

With many people traveling during the holiday season, these games are perfect boredom busters to quickly pass by time. Whether you’re traveling on the road, hosting visitors or spending a night in with the family, they will help you create memories that will last a lifetime! Plus, with the colder weather setting in, many people are looking for fun indoor activities to keep them entertained.

Spin Master teamed with lifestyle expert and new mom, Michelle Jerson, and YourUpdate.Tv on a nationwide media tour featuring the best board games for the holidays.

Problem Solving Games:

Headbanz is a classic, rapid-action family game where players receive a card to stick in their headband and must answer “Yes” or “No” questions to find out who they are.

The first person to three correct guesses wins. It’s perfect for kids and adults alike, provides non-stop fun and allows kids to develop deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills in a thrilling way. Who thought learning would be this fun?

Interactive Games:

Soggy Doggy is the showering, shaking, wet doggy game. This Game of the Year winner has players racing around the board, taking turns to wash Soggy Doggy, but beware, he loves to shake! If he shakes on a player’s turn, they must go back to the basket and start over.

The first player to make it around the board to the doggy basket wins!

Pimple Pete is an interactive game that offers a real “yuck” factor! Take turns with the spinner to determine where to pop the zit on Pete’s face, but players must be careful when they pop!

Too much pressure and the mega-zit on Pete’s nose will explode and they will end up losing the game! The last player left is crowned the Pimple Popping Champion.

Croc N Roll, the up and active pre-school game that really gets kids moving! In this game, players jump around from one lily pad to the other to avoid the unpredictable Croc.

With two variable speeds, colored lily pads to jump on, and guard rails to prevent the Croc ball from rolling away, kids will be hopping and jumping around for hours in this game of keep-away!

Games for Traveling:

Perplexus Original is the perfect game to help pass the time, whether you’re on the road or stuck in an airport. Inside the spherical labyrinth, you’ll face 20 feet worth of challenging twists, turns and obstacles.

Flip, twist and spin Perplexus to move the ball along the numbered path. When you fall off the track, head back to the start and try again. With multiple levels of difficulty, this game is easy to play, but hard to master. We promise you won’t be able to put it down!

You can visit your favorite toy retailer to find these games or can purchase on SpinMaster.com

About Spin Master:
Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 96 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

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