What’s the best thing about games night? Having all your buddies over! What’s the worst part? The bombsite your house can be after. My idea is to gamify a games night and ‘socially engineer’ positive behaviours. The most delicious twist I can see happening is where friends are trying to outdo each other in social etiquette!
The Meta Party Game
Theme: Meta Party Game
Mechanisms: Individual challenges
Win condition: Complete the greatest number of challenges by the end of game night.
This is a meta party game where on arrival your guest for games night draw two goal cards. When they complete a goal card, they draw another one, so they always have two goals to work towards. These goals revolve around events that happen on game night. Players try to accomplish their goal while playing the main games of the evening.
Open the door for a new arrival; serve someone a drink; clear away dirty cups; pack up a game; make someone laugh; come second in a game.
The Meta Party Game is over when the last game for the night is packed away.
Variant: The Meta-Meta Party Game. A list of goals that
are available is displayed so players can try and stop others from completing
their goal by doing the task before them and therefore deny the opportunity for
them to do it