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Mattel's Game Break stopping in Durham Friday

Posted June 6, 2013

Eight to 18-year-olds are on some form of media an average of 7 1/2 hours a day, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey in 2010.

And Mattel, the maker of all kinds of board games, is hoping some of them and their adults are willing to take a break ... at least from the video version of games.

The toy maker's traveling Game Break will stop at Downtown Durham Paradoxes at The Carolina Theater, 309 W. Morgan St., in Durham, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday. The tour, featuring Bob Guiney of The Bachelor fame who will be in Durham Friday, offers opportunities to play classic games like UNO, Apples to Apples, Balderdash, SkipBo, Magic 8 Ball and more. Participants can play games, win prizes and receive discounts on Mattel games.

If you're a Kelly & Michael show fan, you might have heard about the tour. It was mentioned on the show - last month and earlier this week.

There also will be a food truck rodeo at the same time with American Meltdown, Pie Pushers, Baguettaboutit and Chez Moi, according to a release.

For more about the tour, check the website.

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