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Family Fun Games without Technology from Carrom Company, at Great Peace Academy
Did you know it’s entirely possible to spend quality time together as a family and have fun without technology being involved? Yep, it’s true! Card games, board games and lawn games are a great way to interact with your family. With a little friendly competition and a heart for fun you can enjoy time as a family and unplug from technology at the same time. 

I was given a wonderful opportunity to choose a game from the Carrom Company. I received this game for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I am not being compensated for my review. 

Vintage Board Games for the Family

Carrom Company has been around for over 100 years. You may remember the Carrom Board, which is a wooden gaming board that has 100 games that can be played on it. I know my husbands family has one and he remembers that his grandma has one as well. 

I had an opportunity recently at a blogging conference, to explore all of the boards that Carrom makes. These are good quality wooden games made right here in the U.S.A.  I was fascinated by several including, the Carrom Board, Skittles and Nok Hockey. 

But when choosing a game, I went with Hi-Bol. It’s sort of a non electronic version of skee ball. 

Family Fun Games for Indoor or Outdoor Play from Carrom Company at Great Peace Academy

To play each player has a turn where they roll 7 wooden balls, 6 plain and one red ball, from about 15 feet away, up the ramp and the ball jumps to land somewhere within the grid target, scoring points for the number where the ball lands. The red ball scores double points. 

The game is played in 5 innings with each person getting one turn per inning. At the end of the 5 innings the person with the highest score wins.

The game is built in a convenient all in one wooden box. The balls can be stored inside. It is hinged and opens up to reveal a metal grid target. A triangular piece of wood folds down to create the ramp for the balls to jump on. 

The first time we played we were indoors in the playroom because it was raining outside. We laughed as we learned how to throw/roll the ball. It takes a bit of trial and error. I finally discovered it’s better to get a good roll than a good throw. 

My son loved the game and keeps asking when we can play it again. All three of us had a great time playing and laughing together and best of all, we were unplugged and enjoying each others company. 

We also played outdoors. It’s a bit trickier on grass than it is on a flat surface but with a bit of practice we figured it out. 

Family Fun Games from Carrom Company good for indoor or outdoor play via Great Peace Academy

The Carrom Company has a good variety of wooden skill games and I’m sure you will find one, or a few, that your family will come to treasure for years to come. Best of all, they can be passed from generation to generation because they are quality American made wooden products.

Want to spend time with your family unplugged? Carrom is hosting an Unplug Your Kids: Connect the Family Night

I’m joining Carrom Company and YOU CAN TOO! Tomorrow (10/16/14)  at 6:00 p.m. you too can unplug your kids and connect the family. Turn off the technology in your household, share a meal, play some games and tune in to your kids! 

How do you unplug from technology in your family? Share your tips in comments below.

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Renee is Christian, wife, mom, author, and blogger. On her blog, you'll find encouragement for helping you to seek a life of peace, discussions about family, marriage, homeschooling, and gifted education. These discussions center around seeking and finding peace through Biblical guidance and patterning life after God's design for marriage.

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