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Matt Hudgins
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So when I host a board game night, I want to offer snacks for people while gaming, but I'm not sure what quick snacks are best in order to avoid having greasy board game pieces, or making players constantly have to wipe their hands before its their turn. Anyone have any good ideas?
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They are know by many names and different makers and they are non-greasy and yummy:


 
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Pretzel chips--I like mine with everything...

http://www.amazon.com/Snack-Factory-Pretzel-Everything-6-Oun...

although I get mine from Trader Joe's, not Amazon.
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* Crackers w/out stuff sprinkled on them
* Asian snack crackers (seaweed or soy for flavor)
* Grapes
* Pretzels
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Tea isn't greasy if it's done right.
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Carrots
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Peanut butter filled pretzels are something I like Trader Joe's has small bags of them, and Costco sometimes has big containers, or your local grocery store.

Oh and plain peanuts too, although the salt on them might require wiping hands.
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In mixed company, I've served:

- Prosecco
- Marinated bocconcini
- Roasted cherry tomatoes
- Prosciutto

Use plates and toothpicks. Zero mess.

With "the guys", it's:

- Beer
- Pretzels

Natch.
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Pretzles are definitely up there and I would like to add Gold Fish and Almonds (possibly other nuts that aren't greasy - no peanuts obviously).
 
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certain popcorns are always a winner. Most microwave popcorns that say "non" or "light" butter work great.

I also like pistachio nuts, almonds, that sorta thing
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BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

No wait that is sticky.
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Granola bars or just granola. Yummy and not greasy.
 
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Pretzel sticks.

What a strange translation... Salzstangen, Salt sticks. But Pretzel sticks? Well...
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Pretzels or Pretzel Sticks, no risk of damaging the game, no mess on the floor, great taste, go particularly well with alcohol of all kinds (Electrolytes! Fight the hangover! ) but are equally good with any non-alcoholic drinks, and they aren't too filling if consumed in not-insane quantities.
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We have tea and biccys. :) Very British :)
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yargo wrote:

Oh and plain peanuts too, although the salt on them might require wiping hands.


gr8blumpkin wrote:
(possibly other nuts that aren't greasy - no peanuts obviously).


Makes me chuckle... 'plain' peanuts are salted? really? I guess the default for or plain of any variety in the US must be salted.

'Plain' peanuts aren't salted surely, are they? Can you not actually buy plain, as in, un-salted, au naturale peanuts. I can assure you they are definitely non-greasy and still tasty.





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Salty sticks for the win! Very universal snack.
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Skittles
Jelly Beans

These are good sweet things to snack on and will leave you worry free with regards to your games.
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Humous and pita bread...
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SuperSize wrote:
yargo wrote:

Oh and plain peanuts too, although the salt on them might require wiping hands.


gr8blumpkin wrote:
(possibly other nuts that aren't greasy - no peanuts obviously).


Makes me chuckle... 'plain' peanuts are salted? really? I guess the default for or plain of any variety in the US must be salted.

'Plain' peanuts aren't salted surely, are they? Can you not actually buy plain, as in, un-salted, au naturale peanuts. I can assure you they are definitely non-greasy and still tasty.






I don't think peanuts are usually very greasy. And yes, you CAN buy unsalted or low sodium peanuts.
However, I was mostly thinking of getting peanuts that weren't like honey roasted or some such with sugar & MSG, that kinda stuff tends to stick to your fingers and can be messy.
 
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bleached_lizard wrote:
Humous and pita bread...

I like hummus and low-fat triscuits myself. The low fat variety seem to be less greasy. Hummus is easy and cheap to make too!
 
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Another hummus fan -- but with Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips (and, yes, even "naked" they are salted, LOL!), carrots, red pepper strips, and grape tomatoes.

TJ's Pita Chips are an acceptable substitute.
 
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Maybe I'm a joy-killer but I wouldn't like other gamers to eat when playing my board game... I just hate even the smallest dirt on the components
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I prefer to make my own sweet and salty mix:

1 part peanuts
1 part almonds or cashews
1 part M&M's
1 part raisins

Not sticky or greasy at all, reasonably cheap (I can make a huge bowl of it using stuff from Wal-Mart for around $15), and great to munch on while gaming.


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