With summer break already started, or quickly approaching, it is time to re-institute weekly family game night. Yes, summer is our favorite time of year partially because we love game nights! In fact, just yesterday we rolled up the ping pong table and began going through the game closet to see what games are still in good shape, what games need to be replaced, and started thinking about what new games would be great additions to our current collection. And then this morning we opened our inbox to zazzle's Sunday Steal >>50% OFF game night essentials including dart boards, playing cards, poker chips, and even coasters with code ZSUNSTEAL134. YES! In fact, we may even buy a set of personalized Summer 2016 Poker Chips. How fun would that be!
In our increasingly digital world, board games might seem like an old-fashioned pastime. But more and more people are turning to board games as a hobby. These days, board games are more than just the classic Monopoly, Clue, and Connect 4. European-style games are a class of tabletop games that generally have simple rules, short to medium playing times (no five hour Monopoly marathons here!) and lots of social interaction. These kinds of games have become incredibly trendy: board game cafes have opened up all over the world! We think that these games can be a great way to connect with family and friends. So why not change up your usual Friday night entertainment and throw a casual board game night party?
Fair warning: some of the games on this list can be played with kids, but some of them are grown-ups only! For games for all ages, check out our Family Game Night post.
Board Game Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies
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Shindigz is definitely on a roll. Not only did they offer some amazing Halloween costume specials, today we opened our inbox and sitting there waiting for us was an announcement that Shindigz is now stocking Hasbro Game night theme props and decorations – the perfect add-on to our Game Night Party package. These large props and standees are ideal for proms, fundraisers, Sweet Sixteen and Quinceanera celebrations, and just about any birthday bash. How fun would it be to use this nostalgia invoking decor at your next family or high school reunion. Whether your favorite game is Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, Operation, Battleship, Twister, or Candy Land these fabulous new party props are sure to bring a flood of childhood memories to your party's venue.
The fact is that these classic Hasbro games never go out of style. My 2 year old cousin recently came to visit and I pulled out out old Mr. Potato Head and he loved it as much as my children did many moons ago. A Game Night theme party is fun and smile invoking for kids of all ages.
The couple who plays together stays together!
We happened upon these great new game board costumes for couples (or groups or singles!) The gals costumes are all cute and sassy and the guys, well shall we say they are rather “goofy.” We particularly like the his & her Operation costumes – in fact they inspired this post. We can absolutely see a group costume of 4 teenage girls arriving in style as a set of games, Scrabble, Monopoly, Twister, & Operations. We can even imagine adding a fun costume element to your Game Night Party.
Do not worry – there is still plenty of time to order and receive your costumes in time for Halloween!