I can't decide if I have more fun when game nights are planned or when they happen impromptu. Either way I believe they happen more often if an area is designated for the activity. A night in is great during the winter months we are in right now. And hey, the ability to have "house rules" that trump the printed game rules are pretty great too.
You can also apply that freedom from rules when selecting your game table and chairs. It doesn't have to be a matched set. And it can be in a multitude of rooms, in a corner, in front of a fireplace, even a multipurpose table.
Set for two for that dueling chess match or for four so that the champion of that board game can finally be crowned.
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