Theme Nights Can Spice Up A Home Game By Amber Dean
Amber has some good advice for host whose game needs a little kick in the ass!
There are times when you need to promote your home game. Whether it be the heat of the summer or the complacency of your players, once in awhile you need to get more people in the seats around your table. When that happens, the host of our home game usually will announce a “Gumbo Night.”
“Gumbo Night” is a night when the regular game fare of pizza gets replaced by Joe’s authentic gumbo. Served with some nice bread, spiced just right, warm and hearty gumbo always goes over well at the game and more people tend to show up when they know gumbo will be served.
Theme nights like this are a good way to keep regulars happy and also a good way to get some of those that haven’t been to your game in awhile to come back to your game. These nights can include specialty food or revolve around themes, but either way these promotions can spice up a home game.
Don’t fall into the rut of having a humdrum game week after week. A little imagination and you can promote your home game in fun and exciting ways that your players will appreciate.
Other ideas for theme nights:
Mardi Gras Night - New Orleans style fun, Dress in loud shirts, decorate in streamers and balloons, feature some red beans and don’t forget the beads.
Stripper Night, - Pretty self-explanatory. Invite the crew from the local strip club to join you after their shift is over. A little T and A goes a long way. Make sure you have plenty of one dollar bills on hand if the girls want to get a little frisky,
Hawaiian Night - Hawaiian shirts, boaters, and fake palm trees, Some pulled pork sandwiches. Some blender drinks. Anything to give your players the taste and feel of Hawaii for a few hours,
Tournament Nights - Live game getting stale? Try running a few tournaments. Some players prefer tournaments to live play. Give your players a little variety, but make sure there is a live table ready to go as players fall out of the tourney.