Fun at Game Night by Vined Widen Cornens

Did you know that on some Friday nights there is an opportunity at your church to play games? Recently, on Friday, November 4, the Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ hosted a game night from 6 to 8 pm, organized by the Lancors and Walkers. This was not the first game night, and it has happened several times in the past. This game night is open to anyone! At the most recent occurrence of this game night, there were several families, and about 20 people in total attended. Most families had kids that they brought with them, and the kids had a lot of fun. Kids ran around places and played many games.

There is food, and to these game nights, people are encouraged to bring food. Some people brought their own dishes, while others brought dishes to share with others. Generally, people ate before they played games, but there was some eating after games too. However, most people just come for the games, and generally there will not be a lot of people eating food at one time.
There were several games being played, and everyone got a turn. Some personal favorite games that were played were Snake Oil and Happy Salmon. Snake Oil is a fun party game where you advertise crazy products to all sorts of customers which can be played by 3 to 10 players. Happy Salmon is a fast paced card game kind of like “Go Fish!”, and can be played by 3 to 8 players. Happy Salmon was very popular among the kids because of the energetic air it has to it. There were also more simple board games such as Chess and Checkers, and there was also the option to just sit down and spectate a game with a cup of tea in hand. Personally, I had a ton of fun! All in all, I think that the game nights are really fun and no matter who you are, you will enjoy it.