It’s a great way to have a good time when you have so little money getting your buddies around for a games night where you are all huddled around the console with chips and dip. And that competitive streak is running through the night, it’s a good laugh, and it’s widely underestimated in the age of selfies in a nightclub. But some of your friends may need a lot of convincing to get on board with the idea, especially if you are all used to going out every Saturday. So what are the commandments for having a great games night indoors?
You Don’t All Have To Be Under One Roof!
We can all have an excellent night in our own bedroom without gathering everyone around, but it can take a little bit of getting used to. You could have one of the old fashioned LAN parties where everyone is playing from their home, but this can feel a little bit like what you used to do when you were 14, so if you want to make it a bit more sociable you may want to get everyone to bring their laptops around to one house. This may require a lot of memory so make sure you have the best ram for gaming as your budget will dictate. Make sure to keep it sociable if you can’t all be under one roof!
Keep The Refreshments Coming
It’s all about having a good laugh with your buddies so keep that atmosphere relaxed and jovial! Keep the fridge stocked with refreshments and stick some pizzas in the oven and you’ve got a party with great food for cheap. You don’t even need to order takeaway, which can be a drain on your finances if you are planning on paying for everyone that’s coming!
Competition Can Get Fierce!
Surprisingly it can be a bit heated if a bunch of your buddies comes over, and all but two have been killed off in COD, it could be a fraught affair between the two surviving players. And it can get a bit personal, remember those games nights with your family where someone wouldn’t let it lie, and it put a damper on the whole evening? Make sure it doesn’t get to that point, so keep it nice, light, and jovial. So maybe you don’t want to pick games then will evoke an over dramatic response from someone.
Remember To Have Fun!
Probably the biggest thing to take away from a gaming party is to just have fun if you’re looking for a way to replace your nights out with some nights in, it can be infinitely more enjoyable than sitting in a loud club not been able to hear each other. So why don’t you go and have a gathering at a friend’s house and play a few games, have a few drinks and food, and really enjoy yourself!
Yes, it may be viewed as a bit on the geeky side, but on the other hand, if you are looking for ways to save money on a night out, then this is probably one of the best options for you to have! So go and enjoy yourself in the comfort of your own home!