I think that sometimes our technical devices take over our lives. Because of that, I try to disconnect from time to time. I decided to arrange a classic, old-school game night with some friends. In my opinion, it was a huge success!
Not just a boring game of Monopoly
In my case, we chose Monopoly as our game of choice. If you’re not sure which game you want to play, you can take a look right HERE. We chose Monopoly because it’s fun and also you can play it the whole night. In some cases, that’s not what you want, and that’s completely fine… But in our case, we wanted to pull an all-nighter. Haha!
We made sure we had some good drinks available and had pizza that we made during the game night. It was so cozy! If you don’t feel like buying everything yourself, you can ask your friends to bring the drink they want for the night. Another thing that’s possible is to ask all the guests to bring something for the food, and then make a big buffet with everything.
Time to catch up on the latest in life
When you arrange a game night, I would advise you to make sure that nobody has their phone on the table. It’s such a huge distraction. I can promise you that at the end of the night, no one will complain that you asked them to put their phone in their purse or something like that…
When I arranged my game night, we actually got to talk about so much that we maybe would have missed out on, if we were busy checking Instagram or talking about the latest gossip. It felt really good being able to actually talk about what’s up in life. To share a deeper conversation with my closest ones, and get their advice. Sounds like I have a lot of drama going on, but honestly I don’t. But just talking about life, in general, feels good.
Switch it up if you want to
Something that can make a game night a lot of fun, is if you either play different games during the night and maybe collect points during the night. At the end of the night, you’ll have one winner of the game night. I promise it’s a lot of fun. Another thing you can do is to take a classic game and make some extra rules to make it harder, or more fun. Let’s take a Monopoly like we did.
If you want to turn it into a drinking game, you can for example say that each person has to take a sip, if they have to pay up for landing on something… Or if they have to go to jail they have to take a shot. Whatever fits your group, haha! At least with my friends, this is something that would be a lot of fun.
For me, it was a huge success, and I will do it again soon. Maybe with a different came next time. Will you try arranging a game night or maybe a barbecue is more for you? If that is the case, read about how to arrange one HERE.