Hosting Game Night at Your Apartment
Welcome back to the Heritage Court Apartments Blog! In our last post, we introduced our apartment community here in Ewing, NJ and the amenities that we offer to all of our residents. In this post, we are sharing the essentials that you will need to host a game night in your apartment.
You can’t have a game night without games! When planning a game night, it’s important to keep the players in mind. 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 to choose from. The last thing you want is to have a game that takes an hour to explain, or for someone to be left out because they can’t play or don’t want to play a certain type of game. Choosing simple word or card games is always a good idea due to the high number of players that can join a game.
Food and Drink
Unless previously planned, don’t cook a huge dinner for game night. Keep it simple to 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 then 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 the cards or game pieces.
This really depends on the games you’ll be playing. Some games require a lot of standing, some are in an open area, and some are required to be played at a table. 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!
What other game night essentials would you add to our list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. We hope your next game night is a blast!