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hree Games for Your Next Game Night

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With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, our thoughts turn to things that we are thankful for. Great food and company are just two out of many things that we want to highlight in today’s blog, and what unites both of those more than the holidays? If you’re planning to visit friends or family throughout the month, or they’re coming to your apartment, make the most of their time and yours by playing a few games together. Don’t forget the snacks!

3 Games for Your Next Game Night

Tokaido reminds us that joy is often to be found while on the path to your destination. This board game allows players to slow down and take a relaxing journey across the “East sea road,” a magnificent route in Japan. Here’s a description from the above link:

“While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. Through a unique zen mood, Tokaido is a strategic game while being extraordinarily peaceful and easy to learn. Tokaido is an elegant and refreshing new kind of game.”

Pie Face is the first game that we thought of while brainstorming what games to play during the month of November. “The game revolves around the gag of getting a pie in the face. There is a mechanical device with an arm that holds a sponge that you cover with shaving cream to simulate the pie. On your turn, you place your face in the target area of the device, spin the spinner and twist the handle that number of times. Much like a slot machine you never can be sure when the payoff will come. You then score points for the number you spun if you don’t get the pie in the face.”

Of course, we recommend switching out the whipped cream with homemade pumpkin pie (the filling at least!) for the season.

The theme of Terror in Meeple City might be unrelatable to Thanksgiving upon first glance. After all, the game is about monsters terrorizing a city. While giant monsters smashing buildings and eating people might not seem like a Thanksgiving-esque game, we like to differ: Those monsters are probably extremely thankful they arrived for such a huge feast! Make playing this game a part of your Thanksgiving tradition!

Thanks for reading today’s blog. We hope you have a great month in and out of your Manchester Oaks apartment in Franklin, WI!