Harry Potter Trivia Prep

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This past weekend we were slated to go to Harry Potter Trivia with some friends of ours. While I was unable to make it to the actual event, I did join the group for some prep the night before. The prep itself didn’t last too long in favor of another game, we’ll admit, but it was all in good fun.

We had the intentions of “studying” Harry Potter trivia before the big event or just having a general Harry Potter game night. We had the first two movies playing in the background with Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Harry Potter Code Names, and Cards Against Muggles at the ready.

We at least opened the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit box, but decided that the questions were a bit too simple, especially compared to a list of random trivia questions that I had found with the help of Google on my phone. After we decided to ignore the trivial pursuit questions — and we had pretty much eaten up most of the snacks — we broke out a deck of Uno cards.

The trivia was fun, even if the Trivial Pursuit game was a bit too easy. Kris found the random trivia online and it was all obscure details that none of us, except one friend who took Kris’s place on the team, knew. Needless to say, we were pretty happy to have him on board with us.

Yes, glad you guys got someone who knew what he was doing to replace me! There came a point where I’m pretty sure another friend told me, “I like how you’re only asking him the questions now rather than leaving it open for all of us.” This is the same friend who was also probably the most polite during our many games of Uno that dominated the rest of the night.

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Yes, after an hour or so of trivia, we ended up breaking out the Uno cards and playing that for about three hours or so. It was a good night and a long night of Uno. I’m not sure where that came from, but with six people, it was an interesting few rounds of the game.

I got completely screwed over at one point in the game, but it was brilliantly done that I couldn’t be mad. It was a chain reaction of the “pick up two” card. I put one down for the next person, but they put another one down to make the third person pick up four cards, and it escalated until it went around the table and back to me. I had to pick up a whopping twelve cards, but it was definitely a great twist in the game.

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That was the funniest part of the whole night, I think. At one point you had 25 cards in your hand and I’m pretty sure that’s close to half of the deck. It was a good night by all with fun company and great food. Plus, we were well prepared for the Harry Potter trivia the following night. (If you’d like to know how the actual trivia event went, you can check out the post on my personal blog here.)

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Throwback Thursday: Game Night

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

We’re nearing the end of another week. Kris and I have been trying to play video games every Friday night since it’s hard to find the time to play. 

However, we recently got in touch with old friends and decided to get together at least once a month with them.

Throwback Thursday: Game Night

These friends that I’m talking about have been family friends since we young kids. Our mothers used to work together and are good friends still. We’ve lost touch over the years as we all went to college, got full-time jobs, and basically just moved on with our lives.

However, in high school, Kris used to have her group of friends over once in a while. We’d sit in the basement and play Super Smash Brothers or Mario Kart. It was a lot of fun.

Now, these friends aren’t really “hardcore” gamers, but they do enjoy the casual games once in a while.

We got together in September and played Mario Party 2. It was a blast (especially since one of our friends had no idea what he was doing). It was also great just to catch up with each other. We decided that we need to see each other more often (seriously, it’s been quite a few years since we’ve seen each other… aside from their grandmother’s wake eight months ago).

We thought it would be a great idea to get together at least once a month. Catch up, play a game or two, and just hang out and enjoy the company of old friends again.

Kris and I are getting together with them again tomorrow night. Who knows what game we’ll play this time, but it’ll be a lot of fun either way.

Do you have a special group of friends you like to play video games with whether they game a lot or not?