Bring on the FUN with Adult Game Night (Giveaway)

Game Night

Who says games are just for kids?

Do you ever have an adult game night with your friends?

My favourite time to play games is at the cottage after the kids have gone to bed. We always have a blast together, whether it is playing scrabble, spoons (a game that I am known to be a complete spaz during) or cards.

September is the perfect month to unwind with your adult friends and family after the little ones have been tucked in for bed. With the stress of getting back into school routines and no vacations in sight (for most families), it’s important to remember to relax and have fun.

Taking a few lessons from one of your little ones favourite ways to spend time with friends, here are a few quick tips to help you plan your ultimate, adult-only games night:

  • Prepare Your Space.
    Plan ahead for which space you would like to use for your game night. Be sure it includes plenty of seating, a large flat surface for the game and plenty of end tables for guests to place refreshments on. Other things to remember when planning ahead include coasters to protect your furniture, enough pillows so everyone is comfortable and even a couple blankets – it is fall after all. These small considerations will make everyone feel welcome in your home.
  • Mix up Your Guests. Don’t be afraid to invite a cross section of people you know. Invite new or old friends, colleagues and even family to your next game night. While they might not all know each other in advance, games are always a great ice breaker and will bring everyone together. Also, for more interpretive games such as Apples to Apples® Freestyle, a group of different personalities will add a lot of fun and diversity to the game.
  • Pick the Games Ahead of Time. Planning ahead helps everyone get in the right mood. From Uno to Pictionary, pick the games ahead of time and let your guests get excited in advance. You can also choose to center your games around a fun theme and then bring that theme to life through costumes, food and beverage and decor.
  • Make it Potluck. Often the most stressful part of planning an event is preparing the food and drink. To alleviate that stress and focus your energy on the fun, make it a potluck. Invite guests to bring a side dish or drink for everyone to share. You’ll have an amazing meal without the stress and mess of cooking it all yourself. While planning activities for your littlest ones is important, it’s also important to ensure that you’re getting the fun and social time you need to relax and unwind with friends. An adult game night is the perfect way to kick-back with friends without having to venture out too far.

I’m very excited to offer all of you the chance to win the newest version of Apples to ApplesApples to Apples Freestyle, valued at $24.99!


Apples to Apples GAME Giveaway!
Prize: Apples to Apples Freestyle Game
Open to: Canadian Residents, excluding QC
Giveaway ends: October 12, 2015 11:59pm ET

 

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52 Responses to Bring on the FUN with Adult Game Night (Giveaway)

  1. Adina H. says:

    My family often plays Catch Phrase.

  2. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    We do and it is usually Scrabble or Boggle.

  3. fossie55 says:

    We play Scrabble on occasion buy mostly a pack of cards get us through the night. Be nice to have something new to try.
    Florence C

  4. Carrie Tanguilig Scaduto says:

    we love Phase 10

  5. Brandee H says:

    My cousins and I play Monopoly whenever we get together.

  6. Laurie P says:

    usually just scrabble or monopoly.

  7. Josie says:

    taboo is so much fun!

  8. angela mitchell says:

    We have game night quite often. Some of our favourite games are, Settlers of Catan, Say Anything!, Things in a Box, and Time’s Up and our recent fave is Dixit.

  9. salexis says:

    Recently loved playing the Ultimate Wherewolf!

  10. Erin says:

    We enjoy playing Balderdash!

  11. elizamatt says:

    We love playing Sequence and dice games mostly 🙂

  12. Nicole Gervais says:

    We play card games since I’m keeping it clean lol

  13. Darwin says:

    I love getting together with friends for game nights. We usually play monopoly or Catan.

  14. UglyMummy says:

    i like to play uno

  15. Tanis says:

    We love playing Yahtzee and Scattegories!

  16. Amy says:

    I love to play UNO or cards

  17. Carol Denny says:

    We play monopoly or Catan

  18. Doris says:

    Yes…we love Pictionary.

  19. Ruth Moreira-Lozon says:

    I love Scene It and Trivial Pursuit 🙂

  20. Mel says:

    We love to play Disney Trivial Pursuit.

  21. Silvia D says:

    We play Yahtzee, monopoly and scrabble.

  22. Cheryl H says:

    We like playing pictionary

  23. tanyab79 says:

    Yes, I play games regularly mostly with adults. My favourite card game is hand and foot canasta.

  24. Judy Cowan says:

    Yes I do. Right now Hubby and I have been playing Cribbage.

  25. Sweet Panda says:

    I love to play monopoly

  26. Stephanie La Plante says:

    Yes, with my friends, siblings and parents.

  27. Heidi C. says:

    I play scrabble and Monopoly occasionally with family and friends.

  28. Holly MacRitchie says:

    We love to play games with friends, like Apples To Apples, Dirty Minds, Heads Up and many more

  29. J_numbers says:

    I do, but they’re all card games (like with a deck of playing cards).

  30. teeslee says:

    We play games with extended family. I like Sequence.

  31. Stephanie says:

    We love to play a game called, Castles.

  32. lisa bolduc says:

    Before our baby we had family game nights and played lots of card games. Now it’s just the hubby and I playing cards when the baby is sleeping

  33. lori b says:

    love playing crib

  34. Erica says:

    Yes we often play cards or Rumoli

  35. J. D. Weezy says:

    We host a game night once in awhile. We love to play Ticket to Ride.

  36. Andrea Amy says:

    My favourite board game is The Game of Life.

  37. jonnieh says:

    I like to play Scrabble and Rummoli with other adults

  38. SueSueper says:

    My favourite game to play with other adults is backgammon.

  39. Dianne says:

    When my adult kids all get together they play board games. Settlers of Catan & Ticket to Ride are a couple favourites. Monopoly is one a few of them enjoy.

  40. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    I love to play scrabble with my 14 year old. He is very competitive.

  41. Jan says:

    apples to apples is truly my fav but we don’t own it

  42. Cheryl says:

    I like to play games with my sister and mom 🙂

  43. Andrea says:

    Yes sometimes I play with friends and my sister too

  44. billiondollarprincesss says:

    I play words with friends on the computer all the time.

  45. aly3360 says:

    We play games with family and friends from time to time. dice games tend to be the favourite like farkle and liars dice.

  46. Kim D says:

    We play lots of games but Settlers and Dominion are big faves!

  47. Jennifer P. says:

    We love adult game nights, and we love to play Scattegories.

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  49. 12carebear says:

    I would love to be able to play board games with other adults i would love that adult time, but as a single mom i am 24/7 with my toddler ..This would be aweosmje to have at the holidays to play with the family Carey Hurst

  50. flowerchild23 says:

    We like to play crib or scattegories

  51. Tara Gauthier says:

    We love to play apples to apples with our friends when we go for dinner. Our teenage son plays along too and loves it. Heads up on our ipad is fun too though!

  52. joycep61 says:

    We play eucre or risk

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