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The Making of A Game Night

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all are doing well!  I have been quite busy with my fur grandbabies and trying to find them homes, getting ready to go back to school (for myself) this summer, and trying to keep up with my daughter’s school activities.  You know, I am tired, but it is good sometimes to keep busy.  You know what also keeps us parents busy….game nights!

Whether it’s with your own families or with co-workers or with friends, it’s always a great outlet to dust off a board game (or card game) and play.  I love it when I talk about board games and game nights because it’s one of my favorite past times.   I mean, here recently, both my husband and I hosted a game night with some of my husband’s co-workers, who is turning into our friends, and we had a blast.

The making of it was actually pretty easy.  We decided that we would start our game night in the afternoon, so both my husband and I cooked a dish and our friends brought the sides, desserts, or drinks.  Then, we would all sit down, eat, and start playing.  This time around, all we played were card games, but nonetheless, we had fun.

We have also started a game day of playing Dungeons and Dragons with one of my husband’s co-workers being our dungeon master.  On that day, which is about once a month, he cooks a main dish and we all cook sides, desserts, or drinks.  However, as it turns out, we decided for Dungeons and Dragons day, we will go to one location and then for regular game day, we will rotate on hosts.  So, in the end, it’s a win-win situation, we get to play games, talk with friends, and we get to spend the day with our daughter as well.  By that, I mean, our daughter plays with us. 

Simple and easy steps to make for a great game night.  First, ask your friends or co-workers if they would like to set up a game night.  Second, plan on a day and time and figure out who wants to host.  Third, have a great time!  Here are some games that I recommend for game nights:

  1. Exploding Kittens
  2. Ticket to Ride
  3. Elder Sign
  4. Joking Hazard
  5. Villainous
  6. Pandemic

If you have a game day or game night, what do you do or how do you plan?  What do you play?  I would love to know, so comment below.   As I am thinking of this upcoming weekend being Mother’s Day, maybe a family game night is in order…hmmmm.  Well, that is it for now on this post, but I am working hard on the next post and I am working on some really neat things in my shop.  If you haven’t already checked it out, I have opened a pre-order for mermaid bows, which is perfect for summer.  As always, I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you in the next post!  Also, for all of the moms, step-moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters…to anyone, have a great Mother’s Day!

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We actively play game night in our house, but plan to get more people over to join! Definitely going to make note of the game suggestions! We love Yahtzee, uno, exploding kittens and chameleon.