It Doesn’t Take Much
A friend of mine, Steve, hosted an all day games event at his house over the weekend. Nothing special. No balloons. No cover band. No open bar. It was a fantastic time and all it took was a couple of tables and chairs, some food, good people, and great games.
My point is, Steve hosted a great party with what appeared to be very little effort. The guests arrived and literally entertained themselves.
The next time you think throwing a board game party sounds like work, keep this in mind. It doesn’t take much to have fun when you have games on the table.
My thanks to Steve for a great Saturday! Sorry I scared your dog….
Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus
has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner. Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek
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What games did you play? Was it an all-guy event, or a family game day? Just curious. My biggest obstacle is hosting for adults without the kids wanting to play too. Happy Monday! 🙂
Howdy, Larri! *
We played many games. Tables where loaded with board game bits, snacks, and merriment.
I personally played Le Havre (a much better game than Agricola, in my opinion), Nuns on the Run, and Mall of Horror (which is about zombies, not about last minute shopping during the Holiday season).
This was a general invite, but only adults showed up, guys and gals. A great mix of people. Children were not excluded, but no one thought to bring theirs. Oddly enough, people did bring snacks…
You might find this article “of interest” to you regarding your party obstacle. Another fellow reader had the same thoughts and the brain trust that is Father Geek did its very best to shed some light on possible solutions.
* I am not a cowboy, sadly…