February 20, 2014

Aggravation - Family Fun Times - Sponsored Giveaway!!

I grew up in a household where we always had fun times playing board and card games.  My Granny Ida lived with us for many years and she always found something for us to do together.  It was not unusual to find us playing Aggravation, Dominoes, Rummy, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Chinese Checkers or Rook.  Granny always saw the old year out and the new year in while playing Rook for many hours on end!  We would start playing on New Year's Eve and would not quit until 1 or 2 in the morning on New Years Day!

But to tell you about the reason for this post.... I have taught my hubby and his family to play Aggravation!  When his sisters first played they were kind of shy about setting your man back but now that they have played for a couple of years, they show no mercy!  Butch says I have corrupted them. lol

We have my old 6 player board that I have had for many years.  Trouble is, there are most times 8 of us who are here to play.  This leaves 2 people sitting out of the first game and then 2 others to sit out on the 2nd game, if we have time for a 2nd.  So I started researching handmade game boards.  I wanted to commission someone to make me an 8 player Aggravation board.  I found a few people who already made them but their boards lacked design.  They were simply "ugly".  I do not want to play on an UGLY board!

I kept searching until I found an Etsy site... JohhnyUNamath!  Boy, did I find the prize!!!  I emailed James and Michelle, who own JohnnyUNamath, and asked if they would call me so I could talk to them about a special request.  Sure enough, they called.  I gave them all of the information on what I needed and they put together a plan, I approved it, and they got busy to create our new game board.  We are now the proud owners of an 8 player Aggravation board!!  It is not your average board either...

Just take a look!!  Is this not THE most gorgeous game board you have ever seen!  It is all handmade and hand painted... with matching hand painted wooden marbles to match!


Here we all are last Saturday night enjoying the new board!  No one had to sit out!!




This is Tyler setting me back!! I had let him by once and to let him by I told him he had to give me 2 passes... Well, my 2 passes were up by this time and he was glad to be able to set my little marble home.  We all laughed at how fast he did it.  He blurred the camera!



James and Michelle of JohnnyUNamath have a very happy and satisfied group of customers here in our family! :)

I asked them if they would consider doing a giveaway via my blog and let someone else experience one of their game boards just as we are able to do now!  They talked it over and agreed to give away one of their 13" x 13" Parchesi boards!!

How would you like to sit at your table with a group of friends, your children or your grandchildren  and play on this beauty!!






To be entered in to the giveaway just head on over to James and Michelle's Etsy site - JohnnyUNamath and look through their game board listings.  Come back and tell me which one is your favorite.  Tell me what it is about that board that draws your eye to it.

Be sure you are not set to be a "no-reply" blogger.  If I pull your name but there is no way to contact you, I will have no choice but to draw a new winner.

The giveaway will remain open until March 1st!! 

GAME ON!!

36 comments:

  1. hmm...where did my comment go?!
    I love your friends shop! I really love the x's and o's tic tac toe board.
    Anyone that knows me knows I love them.

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  2. I love all the boards, it is too had to pick.
    I do love the Chinese Checker boards!
    Thanks!

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  3. I would love to own the Chinese Checkers board.

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  4. These boards are just beautiful! I'd love the Halloween Advent board as a piece of art for the wall. Glad you found your 8 person board and thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!

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  5. JACKPOT!! Those are all such beautiful works of art! I now have a wish list going:), thank you very much! So many to choose from, but I love the Parcheesi board with it's great colors and crackle paint-so graphic. My favorite picture is the header picture with all the boards on the lovely porch steps. And when I saw your Aggravation for 8, I almost drooled! Thanks so much for sharing the link and for the chance for a wonderful board!

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  6. Iove their primitive parcheesi board. Their work is amazing!

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  7. Primitive Wood Tic Tac Toe Game Board Folk Art Gameboard Wooden Marbles
    I love it! Simple, beautiful and fun!! (And saves on paper, haha!)

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  8. Cool!! I come from a very game-y family as well and I love board games. This one really catches my eye because of the colors and the crackly paint.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/67938723/primitive-wood-parcheesi-game-board-folk?ref=shop_home_active_7

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  9. The backgammon boards are beautiful ... so different. With backgammon (like a lot of other games) every board looks exactly the same, with the same basic color palettes. These are so amazing because they are individual color schemes.

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  10. What a lovely family gift to enjoy together. I grew up playing board games but no one here plays them anymore. I visited their site and would select the Primitive Wood Tic Tac Toe board. I could play that easily by myself...I am very foolable!!! Thank you for such a lovely offer. Joyful Bliss...

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  11. The Tic Tac Toe board is the best! It draws me in because it is so big and it would be easy to play with a child. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  12. Our family still loves to play board games when we are all together. Hard choice to pick just one but I love their vintage Chinese Checkers!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  13. I really like the Primitive Wood Parcheesi Game Board Folk Art Gameboard. What drew me to it was that the corners look like quilt blocks!

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  14. I love the Aggravation boards. My favorite is the one with the antique white background. It has a beautiful red, white and blue compass.

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  15. We're a game playing family too.....The stars on the checker board draw my eye, Beating my husband at checkers is one of my life's goals ! Most of the boards look like quilts !

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  16. Since a lot of them have the same name I am putting the link. https://www.etsy.com/listing/179168850/primitive-wood-parcheesi-game-board-folk?ref=shop_home_active_3
    I love the oblong shape of this one and the design. It reminds me of a gameboard my grandfather had years ago. I love the center star (although I love the mariner's compass on another one better) And the color combo is very nice.

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  17. I'm in love with the Parcheesi board, and with the 8-player Aggravation board! They're all so beautiful!

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  18. Wow, they are all gorgeous. I love things made of wood and these are extra special. My favourite is Primitive Wood Parcheesi Game Board Folk Art Gameboard

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  19. Wow!!!! Those are amazing. I would love that snowman advent calendar. The colors and design are fabulous. Aggravation is such a great game for the family. My old cardboard board will never look the same to me again after seeing yours.

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  20. Beautiful game boards! I really like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/165128013/primitive-wood-tic-tac-toe-game-board?ref=shop_home_active_2 one, it is so classy looking :)

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  21. Parcheesi game board is wonderful.

    Elaine
    lecraft@aol.com

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  22. These game boards are beyond beautiful! I love the Parcheesi board that is mostly in red, green, and gold. The one with the flower in the middle. Thank for the chance on this wonderful giveaway!

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  23. These Game Boards are absolutely to die for. I would love to have one to hand down to my family as an heirloom. I love all things Folk Art and Pennsylvania Dutch. My favorite is Parcheesi Folk Art Gameboard. It reminds me of the Dutch art. Thanks, both of you, for the fabulous giveaway.

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  24. Wow the boards they make are all lovely but their Backgammon boards are fabulous!

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  25. Wow!! What a find! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I have liked their shop so I can return again and again. The Parcheesi gameboard is my favorite, Aggravation running a close second. I grew up playing family games during the evening hours, too. There was no t.v. for us. I raised my daughter the same way. Thanks so much to you and to James and Michelle for this awesome give-away!!

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  26. I can tell by the smile on Tyler's face that he is enjoying his maneuver. I know you said game board but the first thing that made me go "WOW!" was the Halloween Advent Calendar. It's simply amazing. My favorite game board is the Chinese Checkers one with the blue background and red starburst in the four corners. The Parcheesi board you have pictured is also beautiful with it's colors and sunburst star in the center. Thank you so much for the giveaway and many thanks to James and Michelle for contributing such a work of art.

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  27. Thank you for introducing us to this persons site....we are huge game players here at our house and our extended families too. I'll be doing my holiday shopping on this site for sure. I'm in love with the Parcheesi board, it is beautiful!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  28. Not an east decision!! by far!! But I have 2. Bingo & Solitaire. They are all so beautiful, one of each would be good!

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  29. Those game boards are so gorgeous! I love the Chinese Checkers board only because it brings back memories but the Parchesi boards are all so beautiful!

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  30. The Roulette boards are awesome! All looked well made and are beautifully painted.

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  31. I love the Chinese Checkers board, I had completely forgotten this game even existed. It brought back great memories for me as I used to play it with my Grandparents when I spent many a summer with them. Thanks so much.

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  32. The Aggravation looks like a lot of fun, Thearica. All the games look well crafted and classy. The Parcheesi actually does stand out more because of the bright colors and would be my favorite because of that. Most of the others are more muted, which could be a good thing, too, depending on preference. Wish something like this was justifiably within my budget, LOL!

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  33. A found the most beautiful checker board that is red and white. It looks country and I like that. My grandson and I play on a cheap one for the dollar store. My birthday is in March maybe I'll get lucky!

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  34. All of the boards are beautiful. I really like the Chinese Checker board that is the cutout star shape. What a wonderful site. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love the hand painted marbles. We loved playing marbles as kids!
    Me,Jayne
    Jalalonde@aol.com

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  36. Wow! Somehow, I missed your post about this. I guess I haven't been reading all my Bloglovin' carefully while enduring what we think are kidney stoneS. I literally was on the bathroom floor for 5 hours last night. Anyhow, to happy things. I grew up in a family where we played games, too. My brother's gf (now wife) had an eleven o'clock curfew, so on New Year's Eve, he would play board games with Mom and me (Dad worked afternoon shift and he was supervisor and stayed later to do paperwork). We even played lots of solitaire in the floor in front of the fireplace. We didn't get a tv until I was ten years old and then we just watched the news for a long time. One year I cross stitched a Monopoly board for my brother for his basement where his pool table and pin ball machine are. He has four grandchildren who are six and under so this would make a great game in the future for him. You have some of the best finds. When my mom and dad were dating, my dad had to go early to pick up my mom so that he could play Chinese marbles with my grandmother. That grandmother had polio as an infant and was crippled on one side of her body. She coupled not ruffle cards to shuffle them but she shuffled and shuffled and shuffled. She loved to play gin rummy with the grandchildren. She played in bridge clubs, too. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I'm going to take a look and see what I can find for my brother for the future. The plan for his Christmas present this year is a Swoon quilt.

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