Game night with two couples or more can be an absolute blast; it is just that not enough of us get to enjoy it the way it ought to be enjoyed. Why is that the case? Some people cannot find the time for game night. Others do not trust that they can have fun with other couples. Whatever the reasons, too many people are busy making excuses when they could be having fun instead.
Fun should be light, relaxed, and spontaneous, of course. But sometimes you do have the force the issue. And that is especially true whenever you are talking about couples getting together. Why? Because a lot of couples means a lot of people, and it can be hard to get a lot of people in the same room on a regular basis. Work schedules, family life, and other important issues can get in the way.
But fun is important too. Which is why we’ll be explaining how you can have fun on game night with your couple friends despite the pressures of our daily lives – and hopefully show how to cut loose when the night arrives, as well. Here are some tips for having fun on couples’ game night.
Make Time for Fun
One of the most important ways to make sure that you have fun on game night is to actually show up to game night. As Woody Allen said, 80% of success is just showing up. So whether you’re being proactive enough to host a game night, or you simply need to clear time in your schedule for game night, make sure that you actually do it. Sometimes you really do have to make time for fun, as odd as it sounds, and that part of the deal is not usually the fun part.
The good news is that making time for fun still can lead to you and your significant other being happy with the decision to attend a regular game night. Clearing a schedule feels like work, but when you head home from game night, are you glad you did it? If you’re not, you definitely need to work on your fun-having skills.
Make it a Ritual
One of the best ways to make sure that a game night is enjoyed is to make it a ritual. Having one game night is great, but making sure that you have regular fun means you’ll have to make it into a routine. Sound boring? Well, routines can be boring, but there’s a reason we stick to them: they work. And when you make a game night a part of your routine, it livens up the rest of your week.
If you know a few other couples who are just as willing to make your regular game night a ritual, that’s usually all you need. You can invite other couples to attend, but having a “core” group to make sure game night always happens will be important.
Relax, and Have Fun!
Finally, once you get all of the logistical stuff out of the way, don’t forget to cut loose and enjoy. Don’t get caught up in competition; get caught up in the fun of the competition. Have a drink or two. Crack a bad joke. Meet new people, and try out sites like Kupple.com if you’re not sure where to start meeting those new couples. Don’t be afraid to stretch your social boundaries a bit and finally cut loose. You’ll be glad you did.