Gather the troops, collect the iPads, turn off Netflix, confiscate the mobile phones and bring on the board game fun.
If you love board games like we love board games, then you’ll want to jump on the board game train and give Pay Day – a fun game by the makers of Monopoly – a spin.
We have five Pay Day board games to give away. Keep on reading to find out how to enter!
Family fun is the best kind of fun. But I’ll be the first to admit that we struggle for ideas, especially after dinner when we want to wind down, relax and prepare the kids for bed. We usually turn to kid-friendly movies which is a nice way to chill out, but also gets a little stale. I mean, there are only so many kid-friendly movies you can watch!
Screens Down, Dice Up
Lately I decided to stray from the remote control and introduce games night. You see, my husband and I have always been closet board gamers. I remember playing board games as a kid ALL THE TIME. But the kiddies were still a bit too young for many of my old favourites.
Not anymore. Both my boys are now old enough to join in and we’ve been playing a different game every week for a while now. I have found that the kids are actually a lot calmer and more settled for bed after our games night compared to our movie nights.
Plus, it breaks up the evening routine and leaves us laughing at each other, not just at Pixar characters.
So when the opportunity came to check out Pay Day, a Monopoly-like game for families, we jumped at the chance.
A Modern Day Monopoly
Pay Day is new to the board game realm and well worth adding to your games night rotation. It’s all about money – making money, spending money, saving money. Basically, it’s like a board game about shopping. Oh and saving. But mostly shopping.
The object of the game is to try and make it to the end of the month without going broke. Each player needs to hunt for bargains (fun, I know) and then sell these items for a profit. You can take out loans, make deals and do whatever you need to do to stay ahead (except rob the bank, which my nine-year-old tried to do… twice). Whoever has the most cash at the end, wins.
The game is suitable for kiddies eight and up but my youngest is seven and he held his own. We managed to get through the game without a single fight or tear and the boys have asked to play it again for the past three board games nights. Which works for me too because I have yet to win a single game and MUST beat my husband at least once.
If you love the occasional games night, whether with your family or friends, then give the Pay Day board game a go. It comes with a similar vibe to Monopoly but doesn’t take nearly as long to play. And you don’t go to jail.