I am a huge fan of games. There are so many fun games to play and it’s a great way to get your friends together.
One thing I love the most about hosting a “Game Night” is that you can invite any group of people. You can have Girls Night, Guys vs. Girls, Couples, or a big group.
My friends and I get together often to play games (and we get pretty competitive). It’s always fun to make bets and I have to say that I rarely lose those bets. Some of our betting ideas have involved free rounds of drinks, free dinners, our boyfriends getting pedicures (such great sports), and even “doing anything we want for a day”…although Ally and Andrew, we’re still waiting for that one.
It’s really easy to host a game night because you can order pizza, make it a pitch in, or even go out and do it. Here are some ideas:
Guys vs. Girls
My friend, Andrew recently found this game and it’s pretty awesome. The guys answer girly questions (ie. What is an empire waist?) and the girls answer manly questions (ie. What does a hacksaw cut?) It’s so much fun (and hard). Here’s a link to buy it.
It’s always fun to have Girls Night every so often. My best friend happens to be dating my boyfriends’ roommate so we see each other all the time. But it’s so different when the guys aren’t around and you can catch up (without filters). One of our favorite things to play is Dreamphone. This 90’s game is still just as fun as it was when I was 10. It’s pretty hard to find but if you search Ebay consistently I promise you won’t regret it.
Couples Game Nights
As I mentioned earlier, it’s always fun to compete with other couples (for bragging rights, free dinners or whatever else you can think of). We like to play couple against couple and then girls against guys (that seems to be when we win most). One of our recent fun dates was to Top Golf in Alexandria. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never golfed before or you’re an expert but it’s a fun way to learn, practice and even have some Sangria. I definitely recommend!
Lastly is hosting group game nights. You can have any number of people and it’s a great way to get everyone together. Some of our favorites are Apples to Apples, Catchphrase, Darts, and Sink the Biz. If you don’t know what Sink the Biz is, you are missing out. And even if you didn’t go to IU, you’re lucky that they sell it online….(although you probably won’t be as good)….