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How to Host the Best Game Night Ever

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Heading into the end of April, we realized the following: while we’ve written about board games multiple times, we have yet to write about hosting game night. There are three parts to every successful game night: snacks, games, and seats. If you plan to host a game night in your Orangeburg, SC apartment in the near future, we hope the following content helps you in your preparation.

 

1. Snacks

Unless previously planned, don’t cook a huge dinner for game night. Keep it simple and provide snacks that can be quickly grabbed between turns. While chips are a popular choice, keep in mind that you may not want people handling greasy foods and touching game components. Keep hand sanitizer and napkins readily available or try other popular snacks such as pretzels, crackers, M&Ms, and other treats that won’t leave much residue on cards or game pieces.

 

As for drinks, punch is always a classic. Try some of these tasty punch recipes.

 

2. Games

When planning a game night, it’s important to keep in mind the players. Unless you’re planning your evening around a group that all loves one type of game, it’s a good idea to have a variety that people can choose from. The last thing you want is to have a game that takes an hour to explain or no backup to games your guest don’t want to play.

 

It’s always a good idea to have games that work well for six or more players, especially if you’re not sure how many people will show up. Choosing board and card games like Tsuro and We Didn’t Playtest This At All are great because not only they’re simple to learn, but both games work with a lot of players.

 

3. Seats

This really depends on the games you’ll be playing. Some games require a lot of standing, some games require an open area where players can move around, and some games require a surface or table to be played on.

 

The most important thing is to make sure the seats are comfortable. Odds are people will be sitting quite a bit during the evening, so get something that you’d feel comfortable sitting on for a few hours. Keep plenty of pillows available, too!

 

Thanks for visiting the Indigo Run Blog! We hope you have a fun and successful game night!