Edible Vancouver Island January/February 2024

Shuffle, Strategize & Socialize Beat the winter blues by hosting an unforgettable board game night


D id you make New Year’s resolutions that involve keeping in touch with friends and family more? Despite our best intentions to keep connected, the cold and dark winter days are less than motivating to do so. But these are the days where staying connected is more important than ever, and I have just the thing to inspire you–games! Not just for kids, games provide an opportunity to connect with friends and family and leave daily stresses behind. Playing games allows for a casual night to let loose, laugh and enjoy drinks and snacks. The games can be chosen for any and all ages and can create

a great backdrop for making new friends too. Plus, hosting your own game night is pretty straightforward: pick a game (or games), invite a few friends and serve up some tasty drinks and snacks! THE GUEST LIST Start by planning your guest list and deciding if you want a small group or a large group. With a large group, you can play one party game that includes everyone or set up different tables and play areas with multiple games on offer. With a small group, one game is likely best. Invite friends who enjoy games so you don’t have a party pooper in the background killing the vibe. Since games are a


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