March Madness is right around the corner! While I am not an avid fan of college basketball, I love this time of year because one thing: BRACKETS. I don’t know why I love trying to guess who will win (especially since I know nothing), but I always have fun trying. This gave me an idea for a party game: A board game tournament!
This will take some planning and absolutely depends on how many people are playing. Don't be afraid to get creative and change whatever rules/games you would want at your own party!
Write down each guest’s name on the bracket (download here). Luckily, seeding doesn’t matter in this tournament, so you can match up whoever you’d like!
Every game in the tournament should be a two-person game. There should be one clear winner in every match up.
Try to have the first few rounds use a fast game. Nobody wants to sit around and watch 32 games of Monopoly or Scrabble.
HOW TO PLAY:
First Round: This is 32 games of tic-tac-toe.
If doing the traditional pen and paper, best two out of three games wins. If you’re doing the toss game, play just one game. Whoever wins the matchup moves on to the next round.
Sweet Sixteen (Round 2): 16 games of Hungry, Hungry Hippos.
While it is built for four players, two players can easily be put up against each other. This is where the energy really builds so be ready to get CRAY. Winners in each heat, move on to the Elite 8.
Elite 8 (Round 3): Connect Four
Try to play this round quick to add to the madness! First to connect a row of four moves on to the next round!
Final Four (Round 4): Guess Who
You need to know the right questions to win this game. First to guess who correctly wins the round!
Championship: The Memory Game
This is the ultimate win. A game of memory! Any matching game will work (the Watkinez household is a fan of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens version). Whoever wins this game, WINS IT ALL!
BAM! Who’s ready to play?! I totally think I would win, but maybe that’s just the competitive side of myself - HA!
What board games would you add to the mix?
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