Dinner games

Three Wishes

A genie offers you three wishes, what will they be? Why did you choose that?

When our family plays this, the only rule is that you can’t wish for more wishes (or for another genie!)

If you’ve got more than one child playing, you may need to set a Zero Judgment rule right from the start. It might just be my kids, but siblings can be very quick to tell their brother or sister what an idiotic wish they just made and why!


  1. Make the three wishes for the person next to you at the table instead of yourself.
  2. Restrict the wishes to things you can’t touch like losing a fear of heights, getting the taste of chocolate whenever you eat cauliflower, or the old favourite, world peace.

Note: Choosing a specific set of wishes from a world of possibilities means sharing with your family the things that matter most to you, even in fun. There are great conversations to be had about why you chose those wishes.

Download the game choosers

To help you build a regular dinner game and conversation habit, we have a couple of fun ways you and the kids can choose which game to play tonight.

Print out the Dinner Dice or Chatterbox Chooser templates (they’re free in the UnYucky Shop) and have the kids cut, fold or paste them into shape.

If you want to include games from this book that didn’t fit on the dice or the chatterbox, just use the templates to make your own blank version and write the favourites in yourselves.

Another way is to have your kids write down the names of the games on slips of paper and put them in a bowl as a lucky dip each night.

dinner dice demo

UnYucky kid Seraya shows off her Dinner Dice (and her apron!)

Club Flawsome

If you like where this is heading and you want more where it came from, sign up for Club Flawsome – because your family, like mine, is a little bit flawed and a whole lot awesome, right?

As a Club Flawsome member you get a monthly meal plan and shopping list so you can get great meals on the table fast any night of the week, without adding What’s for dinner? to your evening chaos. You get access to the tried and tested Dinner Grinner recipes, which set a cap on prep time, cost per head, amount of mess, and number of ingredients.

You also get mindset support in videos and podcasts direct from me and special guests from my network of educators, childhood specialists, cooks, and other mums (and the occasional dad too!)

There’s more as well, like permanent discounts on UnYucky shop items for Flawsome members, AND a free copy of The Flawsome Family Mealbook when it’s released in November.

Not ready to commit? Enjoy the book as soon as it’s released (and be VIP listed for an exclusive preview chapter and recipe index) by pre-ordering the Flawsome Family Mealbook right now.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Three Wishes

by Bec Time to read: 2 min