You don’t need much to throw a game night, just one exciting game, a group of willing players, and something to snack on in between rounds. All that gaming can work up an appetite, or, be a great excuse to eat more snacks. Our favorite game night recipes are a mix of spicy, sweet and savory, and so easy that anyone can make them.
While we may be biased, we think that as far as white elephant gifts go, Game of Phones was made for family and friend get-togethers around the holidays. It’s hilarious, fun, interesting and can be played by literally anyone with a smartphone.
Game of Phones is loved by many and can be played by all. It’s the birthday or holiday gift that will have your tween, teen, adult friends and more looking up from their screens to bond and have fun.
The Offline Mini Pack ($10) comes with 50 cards that ask players to search through their phones for funny text messages, look through bad selfies or take new videos. It’s basically the same great game, minus the internet.
Think about your current search history on your phone. The more bored you are, the longer and definitely more interesting the list. But, instead of using your phone to sit on the couch deep in a rabbit hole of facts while Netflix plays in the background, you could use it to throw a good old fashioned family game night.
The only prerequisite to playing Game of Phones is having a smart phone, which these days, is pretty much everybody. In fact, that’s part of the problem we’re trying to solve.
Game of Phones is not your typical card game. It uses technology as a tool — mainly your phone, as you might have guessed from the name — to bring people together over funny memes, old pictures and weird internet facts. However, it’s not an app you download on your phone, and the point of the game isn’t to put your head down with your eyes locked on the screen. Rather, using a deck of cards printed with prompts for completing challenges, players are sent on a virtual scavenger hunt and must come back to the table to report their findings.