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Games for Your Next Game Night

Pictured: A group of friends playing a game together and laughing.

We hope you’re having a great prelude to springtime headed our way here in Williamsville, NY. While you’re waiting out the still wintry days in your StoneGate Apartment Home, give yourself an extra reason to have fun by throwing a game night in your home or in the StoneGate Game Room. Include one or all of these games in your lineup to encourage some friendly competition and create opportunities to bond and have fun or simply take advantage of the game days available to residents in our apartment community.


Spoons is an interactive, quick, competitive game. The goal of the game is to get four cards of a kind using face cards. Each player holds four cards in their hand and they then pass one card they want to discard to the player on their left. When one player gets four of a kind, they grab one spoon from a collection of spoons laid out in the center of the table. Everyone can then grab a spoon regardless of their hand. There will be one less spoon than there are people playing. If you’re too slow and don’t get a spoon, you’re out. The game continues until there’s one winner. Click on the link above for more information about this game and detailed instructions.


“You can never go wrong with a classic game like charades. Simply split into teams and then have one person from each team act out a movie, book, or TV show to see who can guess the answer. This is a great game for introverts who want to be less shy.”

If you want to play a game that’ll mix up the traditional game of charades, play Reverse Charades. It’s where the team acts and one person guesses the word or phrase. It’s a fun game that a large group can enjoy.

Chain Reaction

Building a chain reaction with popsicle sticks is a satisfying equivalent to building a long trail of dominoes and then knocking them down. Popsicle sticks are a little more “explosive,” however, and thus perhaps even more exciting to watch.

If you have enough popsicle sticks, split up into teams with your friends. Each team can build a long chain reaction and then race them to see which one finishes exploding first. Just remember that these chain reactions can require a pretty big clean up afterward, so be prepared to do some tidying once you’re all finished.

What are your favorite games to play with friends on a night in? Share your suggestions with the rest of us by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading! Have fun!