If you’re thinking of planning a guys’ night in to play some games and you aren’t quite sure what to do, have no fear. We have compiled the perfect list of games to enjoy with the fellas.

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Plan a Guys Game Night

Games come in all shapes and sizes, from online bingo to monopoly, to beer pong; the options go on and on. Here are some of our favorite things to do for a gaming evening with the boys.

Select The Game Early

To avoid any potentially heated discussions before the night has even started, it is a great idea to have chosen the game or games you’re playing before your games evening.

The good idea is to set up an email or group message to discuss things before the meet-up. If you’re hosting, give everyone a list of potential games, so they have a few options to choose from. If you have played together many times, you will know the favorites among your group.

These could be board games, video games, or drinking games, but you must choose a suitable match. If everyone is there for a social drink, Dungeons and Dragons is maybe not the best choice. A great tip is personalizing tokens or pieces to add an extra sentiment element and make your guests more invested in the game.

Poker Night

With the popularity of poker night growing, it is fast becoming a favored adult pastime. Thanks to online poker, celebrity poker, and televised poker tournaments, it has become big business and lots of fun to play cards. However, when guys play together, it extends way beyond polite entertainment.

There’s nothing pretty about men’s card games because players take their game very seriously. A game of poker is both a skill-based and a competitive exercise. As bets commence, you can see the techniques develop.

Essentially, you are looking for the tells, involuntary movements, and mannerisms that show other players’ strategies. It also refers to a particular element of male bonding.

Keeping distractions to a minimum is critical since guys’ night poker is serious business, so make sure the rest of the family are occupied and don’t disturb you.

A few snacks should also be easy to eat one-handed, and plenty of liquid refreshments should be available. The most critical aspects are comfortable seating and bright lighting.

Although we like dedicated poker tables with all the decorator froufrou, it’s ok if all you have is a portable card table (and cards, of course). A poker chip supply is also a nice touch because it avoids cash-wagering hassles.

Drinking Games

If you need a little social lubricant for your guys’ night in, then a drinking game is a great way to get people chatting, laughing, and having fun. It’s an easy answer to the age-old question, ‘What shall we do?’

You can play lots of different drinking games, some being better with a particular group of people. Research online or try to make something up yourself. Use your favorite movies, TV shows, or some interesting facts you may know as the source for the game questions.

Beer pong is one of the classic drinking games, it doesn’t require too much skill, and the competitive nature can get the adrenaline pumping. You can find the equipment online on many websites. Why not make things a little more exciting and try playing blindfolded.

Video Games

Video games are always a perfect way to enjoy an evening with friends. They are lots of fun and a great way to bond or make new friendships.

There are so many amazing games out there to choose from, so there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. Why don’t you try these tips if you feel that playing games are too isolating?

Ensure you have enough games to keep everyone entertained. Always keep drinks and snacks ready. Play games that everyone will enjoy so no one feel left out, and always remember to take breaks.

Keep the volume low enough that the people who aren’t playing can still talk to one another. Have enough controllers to go around, and if you feel that one game dominates your video games night.

Try mixing things up to something fresh and maybe more enjoyable for other people.