There’s nothing more timeless than Game Night. Whether you’re gathering the family, or inviting a few of your closest friends, great memories are waiting. Whether you play classic board games like Monopoly or Scrabble, group card games like Apples to Apples, or opt for 21 and over versions, game nights always bring out playful competitiveness and amazing fun.
Game nights go back generations. Your grandparents played charades, and so did their grandparents. (They might’ve even invented it.) It’s one of the most surefire and easy ways to guarantee everyone will have a great time. The best part – set up is easy and they’re not too much of a hassle to clean up. You’ll be able to get the game going and put it all away fairly quickly, giving you more time to enjoy the moment, and memories being made.
If you’ve never hosted a game night before, the task can seem daunting. Have no fear though, Walkers is here to help you host the best game night possible.
Food And Drink
Before you do anything else, one of the biggest game night decisions is your menu for the evening. There are an abundance of game night-friendly snacks you can prepare for your guests, or simply go potluck and invite each guest to bring something! When it comes to finding a great treat for your guests, Walkers is the ultimate game night partner to help elevate your evening and make it even more special.
Perfect for game night, our delicious treats are easy to eat and serve in so many fun ways. Try making individual dipping plates with Walkers Mini Oat Crackers, hummus and fresh veggies. Or for quick, mid-game munching, your guests can fill their cups with this sweet and savory trail mix made with Walkers Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Rounds. For something sweet, try one of these fall-inspired delights:
What Games To Play
One of the best things about game night is there truly is something for everyone. There are plenty of board games for adults, and great ones perfect for the kids, too. The perfect sweet spot, of course, are games the entire family can enjoy. Check out this list of the 16 best family board games of 2021 for inspiration.
For an adults-only night, games that help people get to know each other (and laugh a lot) are always a hit. Two truths and a lie is a great icebreaker and so easy to set up; all you need is paper and pens to play! If you’re looking for well-reviewed games to buy, The Spruce offers a nice list with links. And let’s not forget classic card games like Spades and Hearts, which are tons of fun to play in groups, even on a regular basis, and never get old.
No matter what game you decide to play, the stakes get raised, and everyone brings their A- game. It’s a great way for family or friends to bond and create camaraderie together.
Post Game Night
The fun doesn’t have to stop once the games conclude, however. We suggest throwing on a game night movie to cap off the night. With the whole family already gathered, turn on a family-friendly classic and enjoy some Walkers Shortbread.
Let the games begin!