No matter whether you’re a group of veterans, of newbies, or anything in-between – having an ‘event’ for your game night can be something you and your pals remember forever. This can be a single goliath game, something that offers novel play experiences, or a pick that’s firmly outside your wheelhouse.
So, here are eight of our favorite game-night experiences you’ve got to try at least once. Starting with-
If Covid has brought any benefit, it’s that we’re all a little more crafty than before. Painting, doodling, sculpting – we’re all going into arts and crafts like never before. And if you’re looking to get creative about it, Junk Art truly scratches that itch. Offering a wealth of game modes, platers use the plastic (or wood, if you’re fancy) playing pieces to build sculptures to variable rules. Best played on a table that can comfortably suit your party, do you go for height, building objects based on card prompts, or work to sabotage your opponents? Flexible and fun, it’s hard to beat.
Feel free to go Full Mantis and devour them before they can leave you! An exceptional release from Osprey Games, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a hidden-movement marvel that sees you stalking your friends as you struggle to escape a dying spaceship. Players take their turns independently, hiding their player screens as the creep or stalk their way, avoiding making as much noise as possible. A game of bluffs, double-bluffs, and desperate gambits; it’s the perfect pick for sci-fi horror fans everywhere.
Friend…it’s Twilight Imperium. Come on. A legend for a reason, Twilight is the experience that many gamers dream of, combining 4X gameplay and interstellar politics as you and your friends grapple over control of Mercatol Rex and the accumulation of tasty victory points. Greater than the sum of its parts, the game allows for the creation of your own space opera with alliances, bluffs, and blunders creating a narrative that’s uniquely yours. Throw in over a dozen alien races with unique player powers, a randomised setup so that each game stay fresh, and a running time of up to eight hours – Twilight guarantees a play experience that your group will never, ever forget.