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Anna F.
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I'm working through a game idea that involves players throwing different kinds of parties (not really of course, just board game 'party' objective cards). However, I was struck with the realization that parties are very culturally specific - before I moved to the southern United States, I had no idea what on earth a 'tailgate' was, besides that thing on the back of a truck. And Thanksgiving isn't even a thing, except in Canada, maybe, but IDK?

So help me out here - provide your culturally biased viewpoints about what is and isn't a party. For example, if you were playing a board game about throwing parties, and you drew a card that said "Quinceañera", would you even know what to do??? If you never watched British TV, would you even know what a 'hen party' is???

Poll: Is this a party?
Check all that apply.
1. Check 'yes' if you have personally heard of, attended, or been invited to any of the following types of parties. Check 'no' if you have attended one and didn't think it merited status as a party. Check other answers as applicable.
  Yes, definitely Maybe sometimes No, never Never heard of it. Other (describe in comments)
New Year's Eve/Day/Month
Independence Day gathering (whenever that may be)
Crass commercial holiday bashes (St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc)
Originally-religious holiday gatherings (Easter, Christmas, ??)
Something resembling a harvest feast (Thanksgiving?)
Tea Party
Brunch Party
Shower (wedding, baby, etc)
Housewarming party
Wine/beer tasting
Pajama party
Garden party
Viewing party
Sportsball party (sooper bowl etc)
Costume party
Bacchanalian booze-fest
Bachelor/ette Hen/Stag party
Dinner party
Cocktail party
Barbecue/tailgate
Coming-of-age party (sweet 16, etc)
Multi-level marketing "party"
Birthday (age 21 and under)
Birthday (over age 21)
Anniversary
Retirement
Divorce
Soiree/prom/dance etc
Graduation
Block party
Farewell party
After-party
Potluck
2. Did I totally forget an obvious one?
Yes! I'll tell you about it in the comments.
Yes but I'm too lazy.
Not that I can think of.
What's a party, I never leave the house.
3. Would you play a game about throwing parties?
Totes.
Maybe if it were shiny.
Maybe if it were by Reiner Knizia.
Maybe if you forced me to.
No.
Bacon.
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Jim Cote
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I don't do parties, celebrations, rituals, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, etc.
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Donner party.
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Anna F.
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ekted wrote:
I don't do parties, celebrations, rituals, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, etc.


At least there is still bacon.
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snapdragon23 wrote:
ekted wrote:
I don't do parties, celebrations, rituals, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, etc.


At least there is still bacon.

The day bacon was invented. I celebrate that.
 
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I gotta see one of these sportsballs.



But seriously there are probably lots of kinds of parties that are not up there. Google and Wikipedia will probably help you out. It just depends on how many and how esoteric you want your options in your game.
 
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Boardgame party. (my daughter recently held a "sushi go" party with sushi to eat and "sushi go" to play.)

End of the year party for teachers... or end of a project party in businesses with big projects.

Parties to launch new products or to open a building, store or business.

Award ceremony parties.

Christmas party (not at Christmas but before Christmas for a workgroup.)

Orgy. (though I never get invited to any).

Victory party after a sports championship or after an electoral win.

Rescue party (just joking on that one)

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Lemon Party.
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Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party
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Welp, this thread went RSP on the first page! New personal record for me.
 
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Did you miss wedding? I know wedding shower was listed, but I'm not seeing an actual wedding on there. That's definitely a big party!
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Soleia wrote:
Did you miss wedding? I know wedding shower was listed, but I'm not seeing an actual wedding on there. That's definitely a big party!


So I have. Great catch.
 
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Barmybee wrote:
Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party


These were covered by multi-level marketing party
 
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slydog75 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party


These were covered by multi-level marketing party


Oh, is THAT what it meant? who knew.
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Soleia wrote:
Did you miss wedding? I know wedding shower was listed, but I'm not seeing an actual wedding on there. That's definitely a big party!

I had chocolate at my wedding, but no peanut butter. Just saying.
 
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Wake- and possibly funeral, depending on the people involved. But definitely wake... especially an Irish wake.
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slydog75 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party


These were covered by multi-level marketing party

Well, maybe they were, but 16 out of 38 people said they'd never heard of a multi-level marketing party. Far better to give specific examples that people have heard of.

Also, Girls' Night is not a marketing party, but a charity fundraiser.
 
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Barmybee wrote:
slydog75 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party


These were covered by multi-level marketing party

Well, maybe they were, but 16 out of 38 people said they'd never heard of a multi-level marketing party. Far better to give specific examples that people have heard of.

Also, Girls' Night is not a marketing party, but a charity fundraiser.


A charity party is a good one.

I'm guessing the multi-level marketing parties being relatively unknown is more due to the demographics of the BGGeekery - most women have probably been to an Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Lularoe, or what-have-you party.
 
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wren08 wrote:
Wake- and possibly funeral, depending on the people involved. But definitely wake... especially an Irish wake.


I hear New Orleans does great funerals too...
 
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snapdragon23 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
slydog75 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party


These were covered by multi-level marketing party

Well, maybe they were, but 16 out of 38 people said they'd never heard of a multi-level marketing party. Far better to give specific examples that people have heard of.

Also, Girls' Night is not a marketing party, but a charity fundraiser.


A charity party is a good one.

I'm guessing the multi-level marketing parties being relatively unknown is more due to the demographics of the BGGeekery - most women have probably been to an Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Lularoe, or what-have-you party.

Hi Anna

I think it's more due to the fact that people haven't heard the phrase 'multi-level marketing party'. I've heard of Avon, Tupperware parties.
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Barmybee wrote:
snapdragon23 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
slydog75 wrote:
Barmybee wrote:
Tupperware party
Girls' Night (to raise funds for cancer)
Lingerie party
Sex toy party


These were covered by multi-level marketing party

Well, maybe they were, but 16 out of 38 people said they'd never heard of a multi-level marketing party. Far better to give specific examples that people have heard of.

Also, Girls' Night is not a marketing party, but a charity fundraiser.


A charity party is a good one.

I'm guessing the multi-level marketing parties being relatively unknown is more due to the demographics of the BGGeekery - most women have probably been to an Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Lularoe, or what-have-you party.

Hi Anna

I think it's more due to the fact that people haven't heard the phrase 'multi-level marketing party'. I've heard of Avon, Tupperware parties.


It's a more inclusive term - for your perusal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing

 
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'Getting hired' or employee-promotion parties.
Baptism parties.
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ekted wrote:
snapdragon23 wrote:
ekted wrote:
I don't do parties, celebrations, rituals, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, etc.


At least there is still bacon.

The day bacon was invented. I celebrate that.


All your bacon are belong to me.
 
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In my country a name day party is actually still even more popular than a birthday party, mostly among middle age and older people (perhaps they don't like to be reminded about their age).
 
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Sure, I'd play a game about everything if it's great mechanically.
 
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