Find the Fun in Game Night for your Group!

Set Game - a favorite for Game Nights
Playing games, at any age, is important. Studies have shown that challenging your brain to think in different ways is hugely beneficial to everyone, especially older adults and senior citizens. Other studies show that game play can boost the confidence of slow learners. And yet more studies show that through play, children can grasp concepts, ideas, and skills more readily than in classroom/structured learning situations. Not to mention the social skills, communication skills, and connectedness playing games can create between opponents. With all those studies floating around out there, you’d think we’d all be leaping at every opportunity to play games.

Here at the Happy Up stores we are devoted to the idea of play, for people of all ages. We want to encourage people to get off their couches, out of their houses, and to community events that support play and interaction between children and grownups, students and teachers, parents and children. Many groups, clubs, and organizations are looking for new ways to bring their members together. We have a suggestion: Let us help you find the fun in a Game Night!

Here’s the idea:
  • Your group sponsors the event. This means you arrange the location and find volunteers to work the event. You handle the publicity and rsvp’s so we know how many people to expect.
  • Our Staff comes to your event with up to 15 games for your guests to play at different stations. The games we bring are all fast-playing and good for a wide range of ages.
  • We train your volunteers to work the stations. But never fear! Our staff will stay to help keep the fun going.

Our game nights are designed to be free, family-friendly events. All ages are welcome. Please note that we do expect parents/grown ups to stay and play with their children.

Many groups like to have snacks, pizza, and other refreshments available and use these as a fund-raising opportunity.

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 2010 we’ll be providing the games at Alton Middle Schools’ Game Night and Open House. And on Wed., Sept. 1st, we will be supplying the games for UrbanFuture at L’Ouverture Middle School in St. Louis, MO.

If you have any questions or would like to get your group on the calendar, call Shawnta’ at (618) 656-9596.


Family Game Nights @ St. Louis Mills LagoonaMagoo Toys on Hiatus

Dear Play-Friends--
Our family game nights are taking a break. Subscribe to our Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/HappyUpToys) or follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/HappyUpInc) to find out when we start them up again!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to play with us!