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Play Tech Turkey

Pry your kids—and yourself—away from tech gadgets this year with a family-friendly game. "The major increase in tech usage at the dinner table has dramatically reduced the quality time family members interact, laugh together, and connect on a personal level," says tech expert David Ryan Polgar. "Tech-Free Turkey is a simple game where all family members agree to not use their smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The first one to break the bond 'loses,' and often has to do a chore (such as the dishes)." Designate a spot where everyone can "check in" their phones and tablets. Then, put your child in charge of watching the checkpoint to see which family members try and sneak back to their gadgets.