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Phone Stacking Game for the Family Dinner Table

Continuing our Kids and Technology series, today we talk cell phones at the dinner table and a little game to play to prevent cell phone usable during the meal.

Phone Stacking Game – if your kids (or yourself) are habitually bad about having the phone at the table – we have a game for you. It’s called the phone stacking game. You may have heard of how to play it at a restaurant, but we have given it a new twist for the family dinner table.

I have revised this game after we unearthed 2 lost iPod touches that belong to our kids. My husband recently jumped the Android ship and got an iPhone. All that is grand, except dinner time has become us talking to each other via messenger.The lovely Pinterest, introduced me to the phone stacking game. Brilliant, except one thing – I needed this for our home dinner table. So, with a little adaption here you have it

Phone Stacking Game for the Dinner Table

So here you have it. An adapted version of the phone stacking game for families. Check out the rules and enjoy some quality non-technology time at your next meal.

phone stacking game at dinner

The phone stacking game starts at the beginning of a meal.

Everyone puts their phones face down at the center of the table.

No one is allowed to pick up their phone during the meal, no matter how many times your iPhone buzzes, it doesn’t matter – NO picking it up!

The first one to give in loses the game and has to wash everyone’s dishes.

If no one gives in, then everyone pitches in and helps with dishes because Mom can’t do it all!

The game ends when everyone is done.

See mom always wins! My kind of game!

Original Phone Stacking Game

Here is the original:

phone stacking game

Jessica Oaks

Monday 25th of March 2013

What a great way of modifying the original game! I will definitely have to try this at home. Do you have any other recommendations for games like these?

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