Rounding up the gang and organising an event where you all get dressed up and go out is hard work. You all need to agree on what you’re going actually going to do, then you need to hire a sitter and arrange transport too. The logistical headache of trying to hang out with friends is probably why game nights are becoming more popular. In contrast to going out on the town, game nights are a pretty laid-back way of catching up with people.
That doesn’t mean that you should put in no effort whatsoever, though. There are still ways for you to become the ultimate game night host, making sure your evening of entertainment isn’t a total dud.
Learn From the Pros
If you’re offering to host game night and people have actually RSVP’d then there’s a good chance that your friends trust you to give them a good time. That probably means that you’re pretty charismatic as it is. However, if you want to brush up on your emceeing skills then you can learn from the pros.
If your game night involves casino games such as blackjack and roulette, then study and learn from live dealers in online roulette as they interact with the audience. The live casino games feature real-life dealers so you’ll be able to watch them and see how they manage to engage players and ensure that the atmosphere feels chilled out but exciting.
Provide a Variety of Games
One of your duties as the games night host is to ensure that everyone understands the games at hand and, most importantly, that you’ve described them in a such a way that your friends want to play them! We do understand if your friends have their favourites.
Sally might be more of a blackjack kind of gal, her husband Michael might love spinning roulette wheels, and, since board games have gained in popularity, Jamie has become a Ticket to Ride enthusiast. That’s why it’s important to provide a variety of games. By offering something for everyone, everyone at your games night can stay happy and having a good time!
Make Your Home Guest-Friendly
The people you’re inviting round to your home for games night might be friends who have been there countless times before, but how comfortable do they feel in your house? Sure, their phones may automatically connect to your Wi-Fi and Dave even helps himself to a cold one without asking, but not everyone will feel that way.
That’s why it’s important to make your home visitor friendly. Consider cleaning your house before they arrive and showing them where they can safely put their belongings. It’s even suggested that you offer them a drink immediately after they’ve arrived, just to lighten the mood. These are all solid pieces of advice that you should consider before your buddies arrive.
With these tips, your games night will be a stellar night for all of those lucky enough to be invited. What are you waiting for? Get those invites sent out and start getting ready!