Happy August everyone! Kristen here! With summer on its last month, I find myself reminiscing about fond memories of video game nights with friends when we were much younger and carefree…
Being an adult can sometimes be hard.
Despite my Monday post from last week about solo video games, there are definitely plenty of games that are best played with company. Fortunately I have Rachel as a ready-to-roll Player Two, but back in high school I used to be known among my friend group for running video game nights.
Let it be known that I was probably the nerdiest of my friends when it came to video games. Most of my friend group didn’t even own consoles, but they all had a fantastic time button mashing in Smash Bros. and throwing bananas at each other in Mario Kart while munching on my mother’s amazing chocolate desserts.
Then everyone kind of grew up. We had a few others here and there, but a couple of the friends were sometimes too serious in the pursuit of the level goals, bringing the rest of us down. Our game nights fizzled out until much later.
Rachel and I had an inkling to have an old-school video game night within the past year, reinvite some good friends, see how rusty everyone was in a Mario Kart game. We had a few new friends that we were planning to invite (such as the dude who is now our brother-in-law), mix and mingle the old with the new, see how everyone was doing.
But being an adult got in the way, and everyone just seemed too busy with family, work, getting married, taxes, things like that. Of course, paying bills and all is important, but I do get a bit melancholy thinking about those old video game nights. Rachel and I have spoken of what it would be like to be able to meet and have friends close by enough so we can have those video game nights again.
Perhaps one day we’ll be able to have and hook up all those console accessories that let us play more online games or even stream on Twitch. It’s a fun thought.
What about the rest of you? Do you all have a good group of gaming friends, or do you prefer solo games?