Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Open Up a Box of Fun: The Do Tell Game

Do Tell the Relationship Board Game Family Version
Open up a box of fun! Open up the Do Tell Game! It's hard to imagine that your family could be more entertained playing a game other than this one. Even the box shouts excitement! The colorful lid beckons you to open it up and look inside, and once you've flipped off the lid, the fun just never ends.

The Do Tell Game earns a coveted Kidlutions Preferred Product Award because it just exemplifies what social-emotional development is all about. The obvious reason is that it brings families together to talk and laugh in a very meaningful kind of way. The question cards (four whole boxes of them: Do, Tell, Wild and Risk) are ingenious at getting family members to open up, to talk and to delve into conversations that help them get to know each other better than they did before the game started. They also help family members to be silly, let go, step on the wild side and share a good belly laugh.

Fun for all ages.  Intergenerational magic!

One of the first things that impressed me with the Do Tell Game, besides its whimsical, vibrant design and spirited game pieces, was the generosity with which this game was created. Literally everything you need to play this game is included, right down to the timer, pencils (ten of ‘em, already sharpened) and paper! Where else do you see that, today? (This fact alone had my youngest son doing back-flips.)

Kathy Jacobson, creator of the Do Tell Game.

It just keeps getting better from there. Kathy Jacobson, the creator of the Do Tell Game, has poured her whole heart and soul into this game. The quality and the richness of the questions asked on the playing cards clearly reflects the time and thought that went into devising this most clever game.

Here is just a sampling of the topics covered in the Do Tell Game, which clearly sets it apart as a game that amps up social-emotional skills:

Handling Conflict
Being Patient
Positive Thinking
Dealing with Disappointment
Being Flexible
Dealing with Mistakes

The beauty of it is, the questions and the sentence stems do not seem contrived or blasé. This means that even the sometimes hard to engage tween and teen crowd won't be put off by the game. The questions are so well written, that they draw the reader in and make her really think about how she might respond or react to a given situation.

The entire Do Tell Game team!

But we’ve merely talked about the cards, thus far. There's a whole lot more to the Do Tell Game. Once you add the game board, the timer and various family members, the game just comes alive. Every time you play, the game will be different, and the instructions give you lots of variations for playing. This is one of those items which you could give with confidence as a gift. This game is for everyone, because we all strive to be understood and to understand others. 

Currently retailing on for $29.95, this game will bring you a lot of fun for your buck! It's a game that can help your kids do better in school, too.  That's because kids with good social-emotional skills tend to do better in all other areas of their lives.  But don’t let us convince you, play it once and see for yourself!

Do Tell the Relationship Board Game Family Version

Welcome, Kathy, and the Do Tell Game, to the Kidlutions Preferred Product Award family! We’re so happy to have you aboard! When it comes to the Do Tell Game, everyone is a winner, because building relationships is what life is all about.


  1. What a terrific idea!
    -elizabeth williams bushey

  2. My family and I love this game. So much fun! It is great for talking with family too.

  3. Elizabeth and Laurie,

    Thanks for dropping in. I quite agree: this game is terffic!



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