Even Patrick Mahony would admit that the holiday season is a great time for a video game party, particularly right after Christmas when all the new games are finally in the hands of gamers. If you’re going to take the time to invite a few people over and have a legitimate party or event designed around video games, you might as well do it up right. Here is a few tips to help you throw an epic video game party.
1. Pick the Right Games – Instead of letting it become a free-for-all, your party would be a lot more interesting if you were to organize the party around a couple of different games with an emphasis towards playing as a group or in teams.
2. Equipment – If you can get a general idea of how many players will be showing up, you will want to make sure you have plenty of devices (headsets, controllers, etc.) for everyone in the group. Remember, you might all be playing at the same time.
3. Game Space – You want to make sure you allocate enough space and chairs for all participants. If the selection of games includes Guitar Hero or one of the dance step games, you want to make sure you have enough space for everyone to move around freely.
4. Simple Foods – If your geek friends are like other geeks, eating will take a backseat to the game playing sessions. It would be best to focus on providing finger type foods and easy to drink beverages that can be injested a little at a time.
5 – Party Theme – If you can tie a game theme to the games on the roster, it might help everyone to relax, get into character and truly enjoy their time playing video games with their fellow geeks.