Hosting a game night can be quite fun and much more engaging than a regular house party. Everyone gets to have some fun, enjoy some food, music and play some games. It is the kind of fresh living lifestyle that combines board games and social interaction that requires very little effort to host. There are 4 essential things to take into account. 1. Make a list of guests You need to have a guest list. Ask everyone that you invite to confirm their presence at the party. Depending on how many confirmations you get you will be able to estimate how much food and drinks to get. You also do not want to invite a limited amount of people since they will most likely need to be seated around a table to play board games. 2. Make a board game voting pole Everyone has different preferences in terms of what board games they like. Make a voting poll so that everyone can express their preference. Get the most voted board game and as a backup, get the second most voted one. You need to have at least one backup if your guests will get bored playing the same game over and over. 3. Music You need to have some sort of music playing in the background. Create a fun and relaxing playlist of music that will boost the ambient atmosphere. Remember that this is a social gathering and people will interact with each other. Keep the music at a low volume so that it can be heard in the background but guests can speak with each other without shouting. 4. Food and drinks You will not be service roasted turkey or anything of such sorts. People are coming by your place to play board games. Food needs to be secondary and easy to grab. Focus on snacks and appetizers. If you have guests that have a fresh living lifestyle you can even get some fruits and other types of fresh appetizers. For drinks, get something simple such as some fruit juice, sodas, beer, or cider. Remember that you are not having a wine tasting party so try not to get fancy drinks. People are gathering at your place to have fun, play some games, socialize and enjoy some food and music.