Welcome to the Mother May I Giveaway Hop! I’ve got two classic games that you should be playing with your family: Flinch and RACK-O. Winning Moves Games is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, and they’re giving one of you these two games! (ended)
Hosted by MamaTheFox
RACK-O® and FLINCH®
Players randomly slot ten cards on their rack. The race then begins to draw and discard until one player positions ten cards in numerical sequence. Sound simple? It is but you will need skillful play, concentration and just a little luck to win.
When I was young, my family used to play games a lot. I grew up in the 70s and 80s, so we didn’t have the internet or smartphones. Very few of my friends had an Atari. I sure didn’t! Playing card games and board games was our entertainment! I remember how much fun we’d have as a family. RACK-O was definitely (and still is) one of my favorite games. I love the challenge of thinking ahead and trying to figure out what cards your opponents have.
My kids are young adults who live at home. During the pandemic, my son was furloughed for a couple of weeks, so I made him play this with his sister and me. We had a lot of fun! When they’d discard a really low or high card, I’d tell them that if my dad were playing, he’d have saved that card even if he didn’t need it just so no one else could have it! Haha! He used to hide money when we played a certain board game too….
You can purchase RACK-O from Winning Moves Games.
The original and ultimate Stockpile card game! Created in 1905 this American classic is back to entertain a whole new generation of card game players. If you’re the first player to play all your cards in sequential order, you win!
Now Flinch is a game that I didn’t play at home because we didn’t have it. BUT, I got to play it at my grandma’s house! I have shared many stories about my grandma on my blog because I was so close to her. I was Grandma’s girl and often spent the night at my grandparents’ house.
Grandma kept Flinch under the towels in one of the linen cupboard drawers. (Isn’t it funny that we can remember things like this but can’t remember where our keys are?) Just about every time I stayed with her, I’d ask to play Flinch. If you know anything about Flinch, you know it can be a very long game. I’m not sure if the short version of the game was “invented” when we played or not, but no matter how long the game took, Grandma was patient and loving enough to play it with me.
The most important thing I remember is how much fun it was to play with Grandma. When I’ve got grandchildren and when they’re old enough to play Flinch, I hope I’ve got the patience to teach them to play and to play it as many times as they want to play.
You can purchase Flinch from Winning Moves Games.
If you’ve got children or grandchildren, take the time to play card games and board games with them. I’m sure the memories you make playing games will be with them long after they’ve grown.
Enter to win RACK-O and Flinch ENDED
One entrant will win both games. Open to USA (no Hawaii or Alaska) only
This giveaway is open to the continental US only to ages 18+. This giveaway is void where prohibited. By entering this giveaway, you’re agreeing to the privacy policies of this blog. Entrants need a profile picture on their social media accounts from which they’re entering, or entry will be void. The winners have 48 hrs. to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.