How to Host a Family Game Night
On your mark, get set, go! Hosting a game night offers family and friends, from kids to adults, a fun way to mingle and laugh. Whether you go with a trivia, strategy, board game or cards, we've got a few ideas to help plan your night right.
Selecting the Game
When inviting outside guests, clearly mark on the invitation what types of games you'll be playing. Some people may be uncomfortable in games requiring active, outspoken involvement and others may never have played the games you are planning. Playing games that match your guests' preferences will help ensure everyone has a good time.
Ask your guests to bring their own games. This is a good way to increase attendance, get your kids involved in the planning, and learn a new game in the process!
If playing cards, make it easy with a few basic card games such as blackjack, poker, ninety-nine, crazy eights or spoons.
Make it More Than Just a Game
Once you've selected the games for the party, play out the theme. Incorporate the theme in your invitations, food and decorations. If you're going to play Texas hold 'em, plan a Tex-Mex menu.
Get Ready to Play
Consider what and where you will be playing. If you are playing cards, set up card tables or poker tables. If you are playing a game involving more animated interaction, provide a space you can move in freely.
Know the rules and have the supplies for the games. If you will be playing poker, have poker chips. If you are playing Scrabble®, then have a dictionary on hand.
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