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Host a Game Night

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Invite some friends over to your Arlington, VA apartment for a game night! Game nights are a good way to spend time with your friends and spend an evening having some fun. The hardest part about a game night is organizing it. In order to host a proper game night, we’ve decided to share with you some tips that’ll help you make your game night awesome! We hope you enjoy this week’s Virginia Square Plaza Blog!

Comfortable Seating

When you’re inviting friends over, you want to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible. To ensure their comfort, we suggest bringing out additional blankets, pillows, and chairs. If need be, you could move your furniture around to give yourself some additional space for playing games.

Snacks and Drinks

What are game nights without snacks and drinks? We recommend giving your guests something to munch on or drink while they wait for their turn. Snacks like chips and cookies are good options, but keep in mind that some snacks may leave a residue on fingers. Keep napkins close by so you and your guests can wipe their fingers before moving any board game pieces. If the financial burden of providing snacks and drinks for everyone is too much, you could ask your guests to bring their favorite snacks!


It wouldn’t be much of a game night if there weren’t any games, so put out as many as you have! Team games are the best when you have a large group of people, as it gets everyone involved and leaves no one out. If your group is smaller, you can choose games like Settlers of Catan, Quirkle, or Codenames. To increase the pool of games to choose from, invite your friends to bring their favorite board games! Remember to pick games that get everyone involved and are easy to play.