Pairing Food to your Boardgames?

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Has anyone tried pairing a thematic food or drink with a board game? Wine with Viticulture or Pizza with New York slice etc

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Supporter12 months ago

My wife and I have been running a One Ring RPG group for almost five years now, and at the end of the first year we bought a gaudy, horrible, dragon tankard. The kind that's plastic with a metal insert. We called it the Mug of Awesomeness. At the end of every session we ask the players who the most worthy player was and why. There's always a clear choice, and that player becomes the keeper of the Mug of Awesomeness for the next session. But this is no mere ceremonial title. My wife and I fill the Mug of Awesomeness with their beverage of choice.

So the drink may or may not be thematic, but the mug is, and the way we use it really plays into the feeling of heroics and companionship that the game creates.

Supporter12 months ago

This is awesome! Very cool idea. 

Supporter12 months ago

I never drink wine.  But we had a wine and Viticulture night that's how influential that game is on my group.  It was the first time in a long long time I had multiple glasses of wine.  But it was so awesome.

Next time I play Clans of Caledonia I'll have to get my Scotch out.  (Which is good news because Scotch is my favorite).

12 months ago

Don’t forget the haggis!

Supporter12 months ago

Yes! haha!

Supporter12 months ago

If it was easy to find I'd be all about it

12 months ago

I wish it were easier to find around these parts. I like it quite a bit. 

Supporter12 months ago

I've never tried haggis

Supporter12 months ago

Yes Scotch sounds like a must for CofC!

Supporter12 months ago

No, we don’t really pair food up like that. Typically we just get food that we like that isn’t too messy. 

Supporter12 months ago

We usually eat before the game, but it's not themed.  We spend the first hour or more just hanging out, then we get to the game.  Sometimes it cuts into our chance to play more than one or even finishing the game we've started but the community is the best part of game night.

Supporter12 months ago

That's the way to do it. I'm sure it also helps to cut down on doing your serious catching up while you're playing (one of my pet peeves, long story)

Supporter12 months ago

I get that.  For me it depends on the game.  That to me makes Western Legends such a good catching up game.  I feel like it's a much easier game to play and talk a lot during.  Gives it a Saloon feel when playing the game.

Supporter12 months ago

That makes sense to me for Western Legends. Its more when the talking becomes not noticing "its been your turn for 5 minutes".

Supporter12 months ago

I've always wondered if that would be cool or just too much of a hassle. Food definitely needs to not be messy for game night unless you're taking a break in the middle to eat. 

Supporter12 months ago

Only if breaking a road in Catan counts. I bit down pretty hard on it because I was under the mistaken impression that it was a pretzal stick.

Supporter12 months ago

Ouch!

Supporter12 months ago

What! oh man that's not cool