HOW TO HOST A BOARD-GAME SESSION
If playing with friends, be realistic and begin with one session a month.
> Start off with a game most people are familiar with, so learning new rules isn’t a hurdle. > Make it an event where each player is required to bring an item of food or drink – sounds delicious!
> Mix it up and try a new game every now and then.
> Ask at your local board-game stockist for suggestions of classic games and new releases. Also search online for reviews of new games. > If you have children, make time to introduce them to games, as even something as simple as snakes and ladders will help develop their maths and social skills.
> Have fun, relax and don’t take it too seriously – it’s just a game!
> At the end of each get-together, pencil in the next one so everyone can plan around it.