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The New Family Game Night

Try these easy, fun ways to connect with your kids on those long winter nights.

Lambeth Hochwald

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Use Those Teachable Moments

Games are a great way to teach your kids important life skills like patience, taking turns, and good sportsmanship, says Julie Hall, who launched her own Family Game Night in 1997. She now plays games, including Monopoly and Jenga, the word block game, at least two to three nights after dinner with her kids. "I can't imagine not booking in time for games—it's just as important as homework for my older child!"

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