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Build Your Own Game Boards
Playing games is fun, but there’s a special satisfaction that comes from playing games built with your own hands. Checkers, chess, go, and backgammon boards all make for great weekend projects, and pieces can be purchased or hand-carved. Creating simple shapes like checkers is a great way to introduce kids to woodworking. Hand-crafted games can be passed down through generations, and the memories of building and playing them can last lifetimes.
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Embrace your Inner High-Roller
Bring the thrill of a casino right into your home by focusing on the look and feel of a classic gaming parlor. Green speed cloth on the tables, shaded overhead lights, and a healthy stock of cards, dice, and poker chips can transform your casual card game into a scene from a Bond film!
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Simple Supplies for Large Groups
Your game room might have a stack of consoles and activities, but chances are that they’re limited to a set number of players. If you have a larger group of friends over, as a result, that means that someone will be left out of the fun. By keeping a few items such as Post-It Notes and a marker, or a spare deck of cards on hand, you’ll be able to play games like The Name Game or Werewolf, that are ideal for large numbers of people.