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Planning a Fun Family Gaming Tournament

This post has been sponsored by CHIPS AHOY! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Right now, CHIPS AHOY! Cookies and Dollar General are making it easy to plan a frugal and fun family gaming tournament. Germaine and I have done this with the kids many times over the years, and it’s literally gathering a few of our favorite Xbox One games and playing until the losers are eliminated.

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Offers like these are just one reason I’ve started shopping at Dollar General more. The other is how easy it is to get in and out. I love me a good big box store that has everything but when I’m short on time and need to get in and out, Dollar General is my solution. The snack aisle is just a few steps inside of the store and there’s a decent size selection to choose from.

Plan a Fun Family Gaming Tournament


When Germaine and I battle the kids in a gaming tournament, we choose games that are quick and family friendly. Games that last about 10 minutes per round are usually best because no one wants to wait around all day for their turn. We often include snacks when the tournament is after dinner or lunch. One of my favs are CHIPS AHOY! Cookies. Germaine and I keep them in our monthly dessert rotations, so we typically have a few in our cookie jar.

The best gaming snacks are ones that aren’t sticky. No one wants to grab the remote after the last player and find sugary residue. Cookies or chips work best.

Plan a Fun Family Gaming Tournament

Plan a Fun Family Gaming Tournament

When we have tournaments, we do it in a part of the house that’s large, open, and has enough seating for everyone. At one point, there were six of us in the tournament, but with Tiara living on her own now and Junior at college, it’s just the four of us. No matter if you have two people or ten, a gaming tournament is a fun way to spend an evening or afternoon.

Plan a Fun Family Gaming Tournament

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