Jazz up your board game night

21 Feb 2020 / 15:44 H.

Fans of Stranger Things will remember scenes of the boys playing Dungeons & Dragons in Mike’s basement. While we can’t guarantee that your resulting adventures will be as otherworldly as theirs, you can still take your next tabletop gaming session to the next level by following the tips below.

Personalise game pieces

Jazz up your board game night

Change game night up by giving guests their own personalised game pieces which they can use during the game. This can include lavish pieces with names engraved upon them, or those made by sticking a small picture of each guest on a small cube or stand.

Prepare food and drinks

Credit to Hello Little Home
Credit to Hello Little Home

Game nights tend to be long and having snacks for guests to graze will keep mood up and energy levels up. Whenever possible, it’s important to make sure the food that is prepared does not require flatware as that can get in the way of playing the game. Prepare light food such as finger sandwiches, popcorns, nuts or chips. Of course, don’t forget to prepare drinks.

Get desserts ready

Some will say they don’t like desserts, but having a few on hand doesn’t hurt. As the night goes on, your guests will need a sugar kick! Desserts such as ice-cream or even a simple cake will do the trick.

Prepare back up games

Jazz up your board game night

The worse nightmare for hosts of game night is when there are no backup games. To keep the fun going, prepare a variety of board games so guests don’t get bored. If you don’t have that many to offer, have your guests bring over their own board games too. After all, game nights are good opportunities to try new games together.

Up the stakes for winners and losers

Sometimes upping the stakes make game nights fun. Hosts can do this by asking everyone to chip in beforehand for a prize for the winner, or by having the loser of the game buy treats for all.

Have themed decor

Some choice decorations can really set the mood. You don’t need to go all out; a few posters, toys or food items to match the theme of game night work just as well. Just don’t splatter anything resembling blood on the windows and doors, or you may risk getting a visit from the police.

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