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Playing games with your friends and family is a great way to let loose, have fun, and bond together in a whole new way. If you’re in search of some fun game night ideas to make your next game night one for the memory books, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know for hosting an superior game night.
How to Host a Game Night
First things first, you’ll need to decide on how many people will be attending. Are you throwing a game night for just your immediate family? Or do you want to bring some friends and family in on the action? Or, maybe you want to host a game night just for the adults in your crew. These choices will have a big impact on the type of games you play, the amount of food you need, and the seating options you require.
Once you narrow down the people you’re inviting, you can go ahead and choose the games on the roster. Be sure to pay attention to the ages the game is intended for and the amount of players. If you have a large crew, you’ll need to be mindful of whether or not the game allows for teams. For kids, you’ll need to watch out for games that aren’t appropriate for younger audiences.
Next up, you’ll have to plan your seating arrangements. If you’re just playing with your immediate family, clearing off the dining room table should do the trick, but you may have to get more creative if you’re having a crowd. Consider bringing out a folding table and chairs if the game you choose requires a table. Or, if the game you choose doesn’t require a table, just play on the sofa with a few extra seats scattered around the living room.
One essential aspect of game night is having lots of finger food available for your guests to snack on while they play. Try one of our mouth-watering fruit arrangements or our Family Treats Bundle. This bundle is packed with fresh strawberries and bananas, four bags of gourmet popcorn, and a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory sampler box with nutty clusters, buttercreams, and chewy caramels.
Top 10 Game Night Ideas
If you’re looking for some great games to play at your next game night, here are ten great game night ideas:
1. Jax Sequence
For kids and adults alike, Sequence is the ultimate game of strategy. In a fun and exciting race to the finish, the first player to score the required number of five-card sequences wins the game.
This classic party game is fun, fast-paced, and seriously addicting. Teams must come up with answers that fit the categories listed on their card, but the answers need to start with the letter rolled on the die!
This new twist on an old classic is the perfect addition to your game night. Featuring over 60 of our country’s most beautiful sites, you’ll move around the board and buy land from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone Park and meet animals from these famous destinations.
Get ready to laugh with this fun game that brings family and friends together. Players read the phrase they pick from the deck, but it’s not so easy to do when the mouthpiece won’t allow them to say the words correctly.
This game will have you traveling across the USA in a whole new way. Players pick destinations that they have to complete before their competitors block their path along the way.
Inspired by the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art, this game combines strategy and creativity. By planning ahead the correct quantity and style of tiles, players decorate their palace walls while ensuring no wasted supplies in the process.
In this strategy game, players seek to tame the island of Catan. Acquire resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice, but beware! Other players can cut off your path or steal your gains.
Great for kids ages six and up as well as adults, Qwirkle challenges you to mix and match tiles until you win. Its strategy includes tactical maneuvers, planning ahead, and forward thinking.
9. Risk Game
Take over the world in this ultimate game of strategy. Your goal is to defeat your enemies by gathering up an an army, strategically moving your troops in, and engaging in a high-action battle.
Put your detective skills to the test with this classic edition Clue game. You’ll gather clues to find out who committed the murder, where they did it, and what weapon they used.
Don’t forget a delicious snack to make your game night complete. Try our Delicious Fruit Design® Dipped Strawberries, which is packed with pineapple daisies, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, and chocolate covered strawberries – it’s a crowd-pleasing treat for any game night!