Free Family Feud for Family Weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 24, students and their families will have the opportunity to play one of America’s favorite game shows, Family Feud.

Just like on TV, two teams of five will face off head-to-head, scoring points by answering open-ended questions previously answered by a large group of survey participants.

Though one family is pitted against another in the show, the competition to be held in the CSU Ballroom does not require teams to be composed of family members. All that is needed is a group of five. Team registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. prior to the 8:00 start of the event. Individuals without teammates can register in order to be placed on a team. A total of four games will be played throughout the course of the event. As only eight teams will compete, participation is not guaranteed to those who register.

“It will be a fun time. It’s a good way to learn more about the campus community too, because of the questions that we have,” says Kayla Stone, chair of Mavericks After Dark, the organization hosting the event.

“It’s late enough that it’s not going to hit the football game and it’s early enough that if there are young children that need to go to bed by 8:30, they can come to the first show.”

The games will be hosted by game show aficionado Alex Arndt. Mavericks After Dark aims to create an authentic Family Feud experience. The event is being hosted with permission of Family Feud. As of now, twenty t-shirts donated by Barnes and Noble are the prize offering, but Stone says she hopes more prizes will be added.

The event will also feature an hour-long performance by comedian Tyler Boeh starting between games at 9 p.m. Stone points out that he does a great beatboxing routine. Some of Boeh’s humor can be found on his Youtube channel and his website, tylerboeh.com.

The event is part of the Family Weekend festivities, which will run from Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25, according to the official MSU Mankato website. Other Family Weekend events include showings of Finding Dory, a performance by the Chicago Boyz acrobatic team, a 5K Run/Walk, outdoor rock climbing, and the Family Fun Carnival. More details can be found at mnsu.edu/familyweekend.

For more information on Mavericks After Dark, contact Kayla Stone at kayla.stone@mnsu.edu.

For more information on Student Events Team, the organization that oversees Mavericks After Dark, contact president Brandin Schmidt at brandin.schmidt@mnsu.edu or attend one of the organization’s weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in CSU 245. The meetings are open to all students, including non-members.

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