Five Tips for a Great Games Night

Games night is so much better than hosting a dinner party, wouldn’t you say? You might love to spend time with friends and family but you need to have something to entertain you and a games night could be the cincher.

It’s not just about the games, though. Game night requires more than a stack of board games on the table and you have to think about what it means to build up a night that everyone can enjoy. Knowing that there are puzzles with unscramble tools for 5 Letter Words and jigsaws you can do as a group is fun but there needs to be more. You want your game night to be talked about and here are the tips that you need to make the night the success you want it to be.

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  1. Food, glorious food. Good food is a staple of any evening with friends and it’s no secret that game night food should be delicious. You can choose to go with takeout options or you can use finger foods – getting everyone to bring a plate. When you do a potluck it works out that you all can eat something you know you’ll like and you won’t have to worry too much about allergies either.
  2. BYOG. Instead of bringing your own bottle, get everyone to bring their own game! The most important aspect of game night is the game play and so if you get everyone to bring a game they’ll love, everyone gets a chance to play something they know they will enjoy, you can even vote on which games you’d like to play first and put them into some kind of order.
  3. Put together a good playlist. Even with games, having a striking playlist playing quietly is going to help the mood of the evening. There’s always background noise on a game night and you can all choose what goes into it. Easy listening can help everyone to concentrate but you can still put on dance music and ensure everyone has a great time.
  4. Move the furniture. If you want everyone around a table, put the games on a low table so everyone can sit around it. Low tables are more comfortable but make sure that you have cushions, too, so that you have everyone sitting together as friends. 
  5. Have fun with it. Game night isn’t supposed to be about competition so fierce you’re scratching each other’s eyes out. In fact, it’s supposed to be as fun as possible and that means keeping it light hearted. If you have people on the team who are overly competitive, maybe slow down the alcohol options!

Game night is supposed to be a time where you all get together for fun, food and scoring well. Your game options are pretty unlimited, from Scrabble to Twister, and you should ensure that you are playing games that everyone loves. When you do that, you have the chance to have a memorable and perfect evening- one no one will forget in a hurry.

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6 Responses to Five Tips for a Great Games Night

  1. Terri says:

    Thank you for sharing this

  2. Patrick Cadette says:

    Awesome …

  3. Brittany Gilley says:

    we love a good game night

  4. Lauryn R says:

    This is such a great idea, game nights can be so much fun! I love your tip to have everyone bring their own game. 🙂

  5. Drew says:

    Just the food alone made it a great night! Love the ideas!

  6. Maria Egan says:

    I like your idea of bring your own game. An opportunity to try and learn different games.

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