Sometime in the near future I will have a clean house so I can invite people over and not have to say things like, “sorry about the mess” or “I’m not really sure where that smell is coming from.” But until that time, we have all our game nights over at my friend Lillian’s house. This is good because Lillian likes to make snacks for us. And we! love! snacks! Also this is good because I have a terrible fear of leaving people out. Insane fear, even. But because it’s not at my house, I’m not in charge of who is invited and who is not. Though, if you want to come, I’m sure Lillian would let you. She’s very welcoming.
There are a handful of times in my life where I’ve laughed so hard, I was in physical pain. Most of them happened at game night. You see, when you get a group of 8-20 adults together (ages 20-50) and play things like *Telephone-Pictionary and Things, you’re going to do a lot of laughing. We are particularly raucous. Often we’re laughing at inappropriate things, of course, but sometimes not… probably?
This is me realizing that I took the game to a completely terrible place on accident. I really think it was Dave’s fault for drawing the picture he drew in Telephone-Pictionary. It was really really awful. Pardon the blurry cell shot, that’s the kind of picture you take when you’re violently shaking from laughter.
So, here’s the thing. If you want to have super-awesome game nights at your house, here are some tips: 1) the more the merrier. Game nights can get a little awkward with just a few people. 2) play a game that isn’t TOO competitive. People get weird when they’re competing. Things and Telephone-Pictionary are perfect. 3) recurring jokes are a hit. If someone is new to the party, catch them up before hand on some common inside jokes so they don’t feel like the odd man out.
So try it out. Make some new friends, get closer to the ones you’ve already got. If you try it, this may be you lying on the floor and crying because you’re laughing so hard.
*For instructions to play Telephone-Pictionary, go here.