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How it All Began

We’ve launched a national effort calling on American families everywhere to put down your digital devices and gather around the kitchen table for a family game night filled with real conversation and nostalgic fun.

The Unplug your kids. Connect the family! movement is the brainchild of Norman Rosen, Carrom Co. Chairman of the Board, who was disheartened to see families out to dinner not talking to each other because everyone – parents included – was staring at their mobile devices.

“I saw all these people in the restaurant staring at their phones and not talking to each other and I said to myself, ‘Don’t they have anything to talk about?’ It made me wonder how parents and children could sit around a table together and not converse.”

And so Rosen created the first-ever Unplug & Connect event as a way to get families to put down their devices and connect – if only for a day.

Rosen’s vision continues as families across the country – helmed by parents – join the movement to unplug.

Bring Back Family Game Night!

We believe strongly in our movement “Unplug the Kids, Connect the Family” and the value it creates in re-connecting families through disconnecting from their digital devices.

Tips To Unplug From Devices

Work on an art project!

It’s a great way to get creative together as a family. You can create individually (but together) or work on a family project. Try painting, drawing, crafting or creating a homemade game.

Try a backyard campout night!

Pop up the tent, grab your sleeping bags and round up some yummy snacks. Don’t forget to bring along a few fun games and some good stories!

Rediscover what you've got at home.

There’s plenty to do at home instead of going face down in technology. Read, play board games, have craft time, build forts, do yoga, cook together…find a fun thing to work on together and go!