…aka “all geeks welcome”. No, seriously, I think this is a brilliant idea. What exactly? Well, here it is: A friend of mine dug up about 20 old board games (including – but not limited to – Monopoly, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Bang, Axis and Allies,…), invited a bunch of geeky people to his place, bought tons of chips, pizzas and litres of coke … and so the party began.
One friend of us, let´s call him Sam, promised to come at five in the evening. Suddenly, it was six and we had no clue where he was. Mark sent him a text. “So, where is Sam?” we asked. “Sam is not responding.” (pause) “If you choose to call Sam immediately, you will lose any unsaved data.” somebody shouted – and that moment we knew that this night would go down in history.
And it did. Kudos to all four boys who managed to teach me Bang in little under ten minutes, a huge thanks to whoever made me that amazing green tea – and an applause to everybody for the fantastic night!
Just a few warnings for those of you who decide to organize something similar in your house:
1. Junk food is good, greasy hands less so (especially when you are playing cards).
2. Tip for fun Scrabble: You are allowed to use only those words NOT found in a dictionary.
3. Have more game sessions running at the same time – you will overhear tons of ridiculous quotes (esp. if you have a group playing Scrabble and a group playing Bang, true story).
4. Invite a lot of people – even if they don´t know each other; after all board games are a great ice breaker!
5. No alcohol. Or at least as long as possible – it is more fun when all the players are able to follow the rules 😉