Do you ever feel like you need a vacation from your family after a family vacation?

Come on, be honest. After a week away, living out of a suitcase and in a small room, doing all the things, seeing all the things, being out of your routine you can .. get on each other’s nerves a little bit. Don’t you think?

You come home “relaxed” but you still feel like you .. need a break? That was us after our recent February break, but instead of going to our separate corners of the house, we rolled up our sleeves and dug in deeper.

We returned on Family Day Weekend after all, and despite a week away with family, we were going to drive in some more. So we went skiing, and we went skating and … I didn’t do groceries… so we punted.

edo boys

We dropped in to Edo on the way home from our afternoon activities and picked up the 4 for $24 Family Meal. Some beef for me, chicken for my wife, and some ninja meals for the boys (and we added on some kappa maki, because Z lives on it).


We grabbed it to go and dished it up at home as we sat around to continue the friendly familyness with an evening of board games.

edo dinner table

We blazed our way through Monopoly Star Wars, thrilled to note that the rules have somewhat changed in this edition. Instead of bludgeoning your children into poverty and teaching them about the world of taxes and ruthless real estate, the game now ends when all the properties have been purchased.

Louis ck would be so disappointed.

We moved on to  Apples to Apples, a game I have seen in my feeds for eons but had never grabbed. It’s listed as 12+, and definitely beyond the grasp of 7 year old Charlie. I compare it to a PG version of Cards Against Humanity that still brought the lolz just for getting to say Blue Footed Boobie.


Suitably fed and laughed, my wife finally tackled the mountain of laundry from vacation, while I ran out to get provisions for the week knowing we had done Family Day right.

Whether you spend some time with a board game, or out at a movie, take the spirit of Family Day and plan a date night for everyone this spring. A quick, easy, and fresh dinner from Edo fits right into any busy schedule for eat-in or take out … so why not have a couple on me?!


I’ve got one $50 Edo gift card to give away!

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This post is sponsored by Edo Japan

edo noodles

Until March 19, 2017, Edo is offering a new Family Meal that will feed 4 for $24. The deal includes two regular Teppan meals (sukiyaki beef or teriyaki chicken) and two kids’ meals.Edo Japan deal
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  1. Maritess S February 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    After playing Guess Who and Monopoly for a while, my kids are into Mastermind and Life.

  2. Tina L. February 20, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Speak Out is a hilarious game to play

  3. Jenn February 21, 2017 at 12:12 am

    My sister and her family introduced us to Silly Street. The little ones love it!

  4. Francine February 21, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Monopoly is always a favourite!

  5. Erinn Lishman February 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    With my kids we absolutely love Pie Face! It keeps all three of my girls involved and laughing, and it’s a great picture opportunity for us!

  6. Stephanie February 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

    My favourite new board game is Pie Face

  7. Andrea February 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Our new favourite game is 5 Second Rule!

  8. jan February 21, 2017 at 11:43 am

    #EdoFamilyDay in with Apples to Apples

  9. Jennie Yuen February 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Our favorite board games are chess, checkers, and monopoly

  10. Lisa February 21, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    My favourite NEW board game for an #EdoFamilyDay in is Speak Out, Kids vs Parents edition.

  11. Rajbinder Kaur February 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    We love staying in and playing board games. Our new fave is Pie Face. lots of fun!

  12. s powell February 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    skip bo

  13. Victoria Ess February 24, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I love the new Monopoly!

  14. Krista M February 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    We enjoy the new Game of Life: Fame Edition! It’s like a glamorous Hollywood version that my pre-teen loves to play!

  15. Melinda February 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Speak Out is a new family favourite!

  16. Jenny February 25, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    We’ve been loving Speak Out on family game nights.

  17. Julie bolduc February 25, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    We do like Speak Out as a new family favourite!

  18. nancy lafrance February 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    We love telestrations!

  19. maria February 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Pie Face is pretty fun!

  20. travelbuds February 26, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I love Pie face and so do my kids.

  21. Nicole Jubleew March 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Speak Out is our “new” family favourite game to play.

  22. Yuen C March 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I love Monopoly!

  23. Lucy March 2, 2017 at 9:25 am

    We love Apples to Apples!

  24. caryn s March 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    My kids love to play monopoly Jr!

  25. Matt McQueen March 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    We play Sequence with our kids. Everyone loves it!

  26. Maryanne March 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm


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