If you’re like us – a true or wannabe gamer, your number of board game plays dramatically increases around the holidays taking advantage of all the gatherings of family and friends to break out as many board games as you can! These get-togethers are pretty casual and don’t always include board game fanatics. That means we usually end up playing lighter, gateway style games.
One of the ways to entice people to play is to choose games with themes you know they will like. My oldest sister Emilie loves camping and hiking, so on Thanksgiving, I brought out PARKS from Keymaster Games. It was a hit!
To make gameplay experiences feel thematic, I like to play thematic background music. My favorite game is Islebound and it pairs well with the “Down By the Sea” track from Tabletop Audio.
In Rathskellers Gaming Labs (RGL), we love spirits as much as we love board games. So we thought of another way to make game night more immersive. Holiday parties usually include alcoholic beverages, so why not drink some that pair well with the games you play!?Here are the top 10 board games with thematic drinks to help you sell your friends and family on playing them.