It’s game night and my friends are gathered in my dining room. Four of them are face-down in a plateful of whipped cream, with their hands tied behind their backs, desperately trying to find snack-size candy bars hidden underneath. The rest of the group are laughing raucously, cheering their partners on. The goal of the first group to find and eat all five hidden snack-size candy bars is well on its way, and it looks like it’s coming down between my friend, James, and my wife, Kaytlyn. As James and Kaytlyn are frantically searching for the last candy bar, it looks like James has spotted it. He quickly grabs it with his teeth, and swallows it in record time. He won!
No, games such as this are no longer reserved just for children. In fact, on this particular night there wasn’t a child in sight—a testament to the universal appeal of games. Board games, party games, and card games all have the ability to bring adults together to play as they once did as children, providing a few hours of stress-free fun.