There is a little detail to which my mother consistently paid attention when we were growing up that I am convinced paid off exponentially in making our home an enjoyable place to be. Every time our family played a game together she was tireless in making sure we had tasty and healthy munchies at hand.
It gave people a little something to do when it wasn't our their turn, and made sure that everyone's blood sugar stayed at happy levels. Mostly she cut up fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes there was fresh popped popcorn too.
Such a simple thing, but a definite happy trademark of our home growing up- something our friends remember as well.
Has your family discovered any details that help to make game nights successful in your home? Please feel free to share them in the comments section.