It doesn’t matter how old you are, once a gamer, always a gamer. It’s likely that you’ve got that in common with some of your friends, and may even have made some through video gaming online. However, as people get stuck into the rest of life, and careers and other commitments get in the way, picking up the control pads is no longer a priority. Therefore, why not be the bearer of great news to your buddies, and host a video gaming night, to get-together and feel the old-skool fun, in person rather than online. It’s proven that mixing socialising and hobbies is the perfect way to boost your mood, so it might just become a regular thing.
If you’ve not hosted a gamer’s get-together before, it might be a bit bewildering as to what to do or where to start. Well, that’s why you’re here; you’ve got the chance to do some planning and have some fun along the way. Obviously, you’ll want to have your favourite people there, so it’s worth starting with who you’re going to invite, ensuring there’s enough room, and confirming invites with people. The following are some ideas and inspiration for a great gaming night so that you can feel care-free again.
Stock-Up And Prepare
It’s worth making a list of everything you’ll need throughout the night, whether it’s physical or digital items. Ensure that you have your chosen games at the ready; you might need to top up your OSRS gold or invest in another control pad, so make sure you’re not caught short on the night. Planning how things will work regarding who will play, when they’ll play, and what you’re going to be playing, is the best way to ensure that the night runs smoothly. Stock-up on snacks and drinks; remember that it’s a social affair, so consumables will always go down well. You can always order a pizza or two during the evening s that everyone can chip in and cover the cost.
Comfort Is Key
Make sure that the roo you plan to play in, can house your guests. The chances are that not everyone will be able to play at the same time, so ensure that they have somewhere comfortable to sit and enjoy what’s happening on screen. Speaking of screens, it’s worth utilising the biggest one you have for great visibility. Think about air conditioning and heating the space; basically, you want everyone to feel relaxed and at home so that they can thoroughly enjoy their night.
Eyes On The Prize
It might be a nice idea to play for a prize, especially if it’s a team or tournament situation. It can be something silly, or you can invest in something decent that people are excited to win for. Perhaps a trophy, money, or a game; you know your friends, so pick something accordingly. The losing team or individual gamer can agree to host the next night, because you’ll all want to continue the fun another night.