Game Night at the Church
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So, I held a second game night at our church last Friday. Overall, it was a good turn out of about 40 people. Ages ranged from early 20's to 90 (She just had her birthday a few weeks ago).

The event was scheduled for 2 hours, but ended up being 3 hours. People brought snacks and soda was provided by the church. Only adults were invited and we had a nursery for kids. The kids could come and go from the cultural hall all they wanted so they could get snacks.

People were encouraged to bring their own favorite games. I brought 22 games to seed the table. Only 3 other people brought games, but that is a start. All the games were on a central table that people could come up and take from. I wandered around helping people with games and answered any questions that might arise.

So, what games were played, and what was the response? Just read below.
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One couple brought this game and it was a hit. Fast and easy to play. Reminds me of Apple to Apples.
 
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I brought this game to the first game night, and it was a hit then. It was a hit again. It's fast and easy which are key things to remember when holding a game night with nongamers.
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Great party game. Everyone had fun playing this game.
 
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I didn't think this one would do well since it didn't do well at the first game night. But, people had fun with the game.
 
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5. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:15235]
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The 90 year old, Norma, brought Uno. She had lost the instructions and wanted to learn how to play again. So, I sat down with her and two other widows and we had a quick 4 player game of Uno. It was great to see the women get into the game and play Draw 4's, Skips, and Reverses so the leader wouldn't win the game.
 
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People enjoyed playing this game. It's not one of my favorites, but people recognize it and are willing to play it.
 
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Another fast and easy game that got played a lot. Simple rules and easy to play are always good.
 
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This was a game that another person brought. I didn't get a chance to see it in action, but the table seemed to be having fun.
 
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A table of the old couples were having fun with dominoes.
 
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This game was a hit. People had a lot of fun playing this game. It's great because people can see how simple it is and easy to play with kids. But, adults can get cut throat with this game. Place your pieces just right so the next player has a greater chance of knocking the stack over.
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This game is becoming so popular that almost everyone knows it. It was a hit with one group of players, but another group didn't like it. Just personal tastes, I guess.
 
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One group was having fun with Skip-Bo. Again, a familiar game that people weren't afraid to play.
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