We love to play games. Lots of you do, too. During dessert, we will all be playing games! Here are descriptions of the games to choose from. Please email us with your first and second choice for which game you'd like to play. There may be enough time to try more than one game, depending on what you play.
To find out more about any particular game, you can click on its name. You can also ask us, as we've played all these games many times!
We'll have someone who knows each game well ready to help you learn any game you don't know. When you arrive at the wedding, we'll let you know which game you'll be playing and with whom. (Hopefully we'll also have this information available before that!) If you have any questions about this activity, please ask us!
Apples to Apples
A great party game, Apples to Apples is a game of associations. Each round, players choose a card from their hand of nouns (some of the proper) that they think best matches the given adjective for the round. One player then has to decide, sometimes with a little persuasion, which noun is the best fit! Best with 5 to 7 players, Apples to Apples is simply to play, but generates a lot of laughter!
A fast-paced card game, Pit gets its name from the Chicago Grain Exchange (aka the Pit). In this game, players trade cards quickly to try to get all the cards of one type. A hand/round lasts anywhere from 30 seconds to three minutes, and involves 4 to 8 players. An easy game to learn and play, Pit can be quite lively!
A fairly common trick-taking game, Pitch is a lot of fun. Played with a standard deck of cards, players bid to call trump and then lead to the first trick. At the end of the hand, did the player who bid highest make the bid by collecting High, Low, Jack in trump or get Game? Pitch is best with 4 players, but can include fewer or more.
The Settlers of Catan
Players accumulate resources with which to build and expand settlements based on the rolls of dice every turn. You may also trade with other players to gain the resources you need! Strategize your way to victory in this game for 3 or 4 players. The Settlers of Catan takes approximately 60-90 minutes to play.
Dominion is an addictive card game that involves making the best choices of cards to shuffle into your own deck. Although hard to explain in a few sentences, Dominion takes only about 20 or 30 minutes to play with 2 to 4 players.
There is a Scrabble set in about one out of three homes in the Unites States. You probably know how to play. Scrabble games at the wedding will have 2 to 4 players, depending on interest. Brett plays competitively, but there won't be that kind of pressure here.
In Blokus, 2 to 4 players take turns playing one of their pieces onto the board adjacent to a previously-played piece. When no more pieces can be played, the player with the most space on the board covered is the winner. Approximately 2 minutes to learn and 30 minutes to play, Blokus is a colorful and fun game.
Ticket to Ride
A popular game with folks who like to make tough choices, Ticket to Ride is a game about building train lines to connect cities on a map of the United States. Other players may be competing for the same space, creating some exciting tension in the game. Somewhat quick turns and pretty colors make this a fun game for 2-5 players. It takes about 5 minutes to learn the rules, and approximately 60-75 minutes to play.