Southern Maine Family Game Festival

One of the many things we love about our new home is an upstairs room made for family time. A cozy window seat with hidden storage holds our games: UNO, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, and more favorites. The downside? We haven’t had time to track down a pedestal table to go along with the seating.

CP#1 loves the Q+A game Hedbanz.

CP#1 loves the Q+A game Hedbanz.

Since our search might take a month (or two), we’re so glad for events like the Southern Maine Family Game Festival. The day long event supports the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland. The wonderful caregivers at the hospital helped our nephew, Little J, after an unexpected setback last March and we are so grateful to them.

The gaming event is FREE for children 0-6 years, and just $5 for bigger kids and adults. Visit anywhere between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and your family can try all sorts of cool games! CP#2 has his heart set on playing LEGOs and meeting favorite characters like Spiderman. His sister is looking forward to trying the Video Game Station (Dance Revolution, anyone?), and having her face painted. As for MP and DP? We’re hoping to test some new games, and if the mood strikes, sit for a caricature sketch.


Southern Maine Family Game Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2013
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Double Tree Hilton

FMI: Visit the Southern Maine Family Game Festival site, or find them on Facebook.

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  1. Our family would totally enjoy playing games with costumed characters. That’s assuming of course that we can tear the boys away from the Legos table. This event sounds awesome.

  2. Sounds like fun, I hope we can make it. The game library sounds like a great way to test drive some new games for the family.

  3. It all sounds pretty fun, but I’m thinking the super hero face painting would be my daughter’s focus!

  4. My toddlers love anything to do with building. No doubt, they would like the Lego activity at the Festival.

  5. This sounds like a great event! My family and I will be checking out the demo time for Ticket to Ride and Apples to Apples. What a great idea to demo these games!!

  6. I’d love to do the caricatures with my family… if I can succeed in getting my toddler to be still long enough! Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful alphablocks.

  7. What a wonderful event! We are just tickled pink to hear about this!
    While I can see so much excitement coming from many of the events, my son will be most thrilled with the legos. He has a great imagination, and loves to build! The superhero face-painting will be a definite stop also, and at some point we will have to go search for my husband playing Mario Kart at the video game demo station. 😉
    We are looking forward to a fun day there! We ♥ Cute Potato!

  8. Thank you for posting this – looks like a great event! Face painting will no doubt be first on my girls’ list (4.5 and 2.5 years-old) and I’m looking forward to the board game library…time to expand/update our options for Family Game Night!

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