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Top 10 Family Reunion Games


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Hot Potato Camera Game
Tom Cruise probably won't make it to your family reunion this year. But his self-portrait form, shown in Tokyo on Aug. 28, 2003, is perfect for this game.
Tom Cruise probably won't make it to your family reunion this year. But his self-portrait form, shown in Tokyo on Aug. 28, 2003, is perfect for this game.
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Digital cameras are everywhere, especially family reunions. Instead of just taking awkward snapshots of everyone as they're stuffing their faces with apple pie, put your camera to use in a 21st-century version of musical chairs. Not only is this game hilariously fun, but it lets you capture memories while you're creating them. All you need is a digital camera with a self-timer and a flash.

Have everyone sit in a circle. The person with the camera sets the self-timer and makes sure the auto-flash mode is engaged, points the camera at him- or herself (at arm's length) for a moment and then passes the camera. Everyone passes the camera until the camera takes a picture.

The person left holding the camera when it fires must perform some predetermined act. For example, they must wear a silly hat, or tell a joke. After the reunion, the camera's owner can upload the images to a photo-sharing site for everyone to enjoy.

Remember a couple of pointers when you play this game. First, don't use a brand-new, expensive camera, because there's a good chance someone will become overexcited and drop it. And second, consider using the video mode, too. You can start recording a video clip and set a kitchen timer. The clips will be blurry and jerky, but the laughter and glimpses of your loved ones are worth capturing.