Tips for a Fun Adult Game Night

Who says games are just for kids? With the cooler weather and the busy schedule comes a need to relax at home more often. During the summer months we’d be found entertaining on the deck, yet in the winter – we’re indoors. 

Why not unwind with your adult friends and family after the little ones have been tucked in for bed for a fun game night!


Tips for Adult Game 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.



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  1. It’s been over a year since we’ve had an adult game night but the last time we had a child’s game night was two nights ago and we played Candyland

  2. When my kids are all together we usually have a game night when the kids go to bed. Christmas was the last time.

  3. I love board games. The last time I had an adult game night was last weekend.

  4. Honest. Me and my boyfriend have never had a game night in the 3 years we’ve been together. I think we need to change that! This looks like a great game! Awesome idea to set up a potluck as well. πŸ™‚

  5. Last weekend Hubby & I had a night where we played Cribbage. We have game nights now and then but should do it more.

  6. My husband and I have game night, just the two of us a couple times a week but we had a games night with a group of adults in August.

  7. I used to host game night all the time, but it has been a couple of years. I have been talking about getting it going again, so this might be the kick in the butt I need ????

  8. just last weekend a bunch of us got together brought over appies and played Pictionary, boys against girls:)

  9. The last adult game night we had was when we visited my daughter for my granddaughter’s birthday in June. Game night with some of my grandchildren was about a month ago when I was babysitting them.

  10. We had an adult game night two weeks ago when my in-laws were in town. We played Scrabble and Rummoli

  11. The last adult game night we had as adults was in July with my family in August

  12. It’s been too long since we’ve had an adult game night. Before children, we had them often and they were always a lot of fun! I think it’s time for a game night πŸ™‚

  13. the last time we had an adult game night was New Year’s Eve – we are long overdue, they are so much fun!!

  14. It’s been a while. My youngest daughter and I used to play Yahtzee when she visited here from another province. She is working now and does not get over so much. We really enjoyed these games.

  15. It has been at least a year since we have played board games……………………too long

  16. We play adult board games every year over the holidays & play children’s board games every week with our grandson.

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