About a year ago my son and I where playing Halo 4, and the subject came up about the perfect gaming night. For him it was just pizza and games, and not much else.
#1 – Night of the Week
To me a Friday or Saturday night is a game night, you know those nights you can stay up till 3AM without wrecking yourself the next day. Any other days of the week would just feel weird, even if I did have the day following off.
#2 – Finger Food (not messy)
Now when I game I get serious. I’m not the type of guy who can sit down while playing an intense game, I need to be up and moving. So eating is not a priority, but sometimes you just got to. So I know food like pizza, and small sub sandwiches will work. But, I do have to admit sometimes Buffalo Wild Wings makes gaming night a bit more pleasant.
Last Friday, I talked about the alcoholic variety of beverages. Ok, a few beers can help get you relaxed and get the weekend moving. But sometimes if gaming night is to stretch on for hours you got to go the caffeinated and/or sugary way. A lot of gamers go the Redbull route, and you can find it and other energy drinks in game stores, and sometimes as new games come out promotions are run with energy drinks. I personally am a Monster man, usually green, I think it taste better then Redbull, by far and is better tasting then any other energy drink. But, you got to be careful with these drinks they can push you a bit too far physically, and can cause health issues, so they have to be used in moderation and by adults. I’d actually go with traditional caffeinated beverages like Coke, Pepsi, RC, Dr. Pepper, or the perennial gamer favorite Mountain Dew, since they can get you the boost you need without a lot of the energy drink side effects.
If you are curious about the alcoholic beverages please read my January 3rd post Video Gaming “Beverages”.
#4 – Music