Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let's Bring Back - Parlors and Game Nights

Ever since I read Let's Being Back..., I've been looking for things I want to find a way to incorporate into my life, and now that I'm without my Game Night Pizza Club (hi guys! I miss you!), I've decided that the whole Game Night And Parlor Culture Thing is one of the things I want to Bring Back.

Of course, being me, I'm envisioning something in that random Venn Diagram overlap between Victorian, 1950s or 60s, and Geekiness.

Like so:
Board Games

Dice Games

Card Games

Cocktails

Finger Foods

Togetherness & Totally Inappropriate Conversations With People You Love

(I couldn't find a picture that conveyed this)

Because, really, what's the point of all this fun if you can't say whatever you want, whenever you want to, in the privacy of your own home, with the people you like best in the world--especially when there's alcohol involved?

What I'm aiming for is a day each week, or each month, when people can get together in a nice safe place and reconnect, play games--even (probably mostly) really simple ones--that involve dice or cards and just being together with your friends. I feel like people don't do that much anymore, and I was really lucky to have something like two years of weekly Game Nights.

And I miss it.

And I'm darn sure that most of the wider culture around me could do with a little in-home-with-your-friends fun and togetherness.

So let's bring it back, guys! 




Sources:
- Board games: http://www.geek.com/articles/games/5-board-games-every-geek-should-have-2012066/
- Dice: http://www.123rf.com/photo_10365320_some-board-games-colorful-dice.html
- Geek stuff: http://dabbled.org/2009/07/dabbled-interview-geeky-fun-with-the-domestic-scientist.html
- Munchkin: http://fireandchops.blogspot.com/2012/01/munchkin-design-analysis.html
- Sliders: http://workathomemom247.blogdumps.net/2012/09/04/cant-miss-finger-foods-for-your-adult-themed-party/
- Cocktails: http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2010/12/22/holiday-gifts-for-cocktail-geeks#.UTuUHhxQHzw
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