In preparation for your big International TableTop Day parties this weekend, don’t worry…we’ve got the important stuff covered. That’s right, it’s not a party unless people have something to munch on! We’ve got your food and drink ideas covered. Take a look at some of our recommended quick and easy snacks, meals, and drinks for your game night, and feel free to put these recipes to good use! Did we mention these are cheap too?
“Five Tribes” 5-Layer Baked Hummus Dip
Before you break out Days of Wonder’s new hit game, Five Tribes, treat your guests to this delicious appetizer and party dip that puts a tasty spin on a traditional party classic. This 5-layer-dip with a bit of Middle Eastern flair should be the perfect amuse-bouche before you and your guests begin your trek across the Sultanate of Naqala and start collecting your Djinns and meeples. Five Tribes is a relatively competitive game geared toward medium-experienced gamers, so this would be a great treat to munch on while you strategize. Grab some crostini, crackers, or chips, and you’ve got a perfect “help your self” style appetizer for everyone to enjoy. We found this delicious recipe over at Iowagirleats.com, and think it would be a great addition to your party if you’re looking for a little ethnic flair. Yum!
Recipe at http://iowagirleats.com/2014/09/17/5-layer-baked-hummus-dip/
“Munchkin”-sized Wonton Appetizers
Odds are that if you’ve played a few TableTop games in your lifetime, you’ve seen Munchkin at least once. This humorous card game that focuses on players’ abilities to battle and defeat monsters while leveling up would be a perfect starter to your TableTop Day party. Keeping with the Munchkin theme, we have found a few delicious recipes for mini Munchkin-sized appetizers that you can make with wonton wrappers. The folks over at TheKitchn.com have a great list of 5 great wonton recipes that would be a great addition to your game day menu. Mini lasagna, wonton chips, wonton mozzarella sticks, Asian Crab salad croustades, and mini wonton tacos are sure to be a hit at your party. Dee-lish! You can find all the recipes right here:
Recipe at http://www.thekitchn.com/5-uses-for-wonton-wrappers-151860
“Dark Seas” Dark and Stormy Mixer
If you’re going to be serving alcohol at your TableTop Day get together, try this cool treat. First, pick up the brand-new Dark Seas game by Alderac Entertainment Games (it comes out ON Tabletop day!). Then, mix ginger soda, rum, and lime juice. Voila! Now you’re ready to plunder the high seas and kick your game night up a notch! You can try your own Dark and Stormy recipe, but we found ours on Esquire.
“Settlers of Catan” Hexagon Paninis
OK, this one is pretty simple, but oh so good! Simply take your favorite panini recipe and cut the bread into hexagons. You can even fill each panini with a filling that represents one of the different land or resources types. Use your imagination! Catan is arguably one of the most popular TableTop games, and is sure to be a common choice this weekend. These paninis are sure to be a hit at your party, and your guests are going to enjoy the extra effort you put into them. Don’t want to get too fancy? You can always just make classic grilled cheese sandwiches too! We were able to find several scrumptious panini recipes over at Cookeatshare.com.
“Sheriff of NottingHAM” Meat Pies
While you’re busy selling goods in Nottingham and steering clear of the sheriff, try out these tasty mini ham and cheese hand-pies. They’re an easy, delicious treat that will fill guests and keep them focused on the game at hand. We found this tasty treat over at moneysavingmom.com, but you can always put your own spin on these party-friendly pockets. Quick, easy, and tasty…what more could you ask for on game night?
“Dead of Winter” White Red Velvet Fudge
It’s not a game night without some sweets, right? Well, for International TableTop Day, try your hand at this delicious blood, red and white fudge. While you intensely try to outlast and play your way to a win against zombies in the frigid winter, your guests will love this bloody-looking sweet treat to tide them over throughout the game. This is a great new game that TableTop fans are falling for all over the world, so it’ll be a sure-fire hit at any party. We found this recipe over at Completerecipes.com.
“221 B Baker Street” Tea and Crumpets
Take yourself back to Sherlock Holmes’ home with this warm and sweet drink and dessert. Your guests will love this treat over a rousing game of 221 B Baker Street, which has been a TableTop favorite for many years. The recipe is fairly easy, and you can always put your own spin on the classic English treat. It’ll warm your guests up and put them in the perfect crime-solving mood. We found out this recipe for crumpets over at About.com.
Those are some of our suggestions for International Tabletop Day which, if you marked your calendars, is this Saturday, April 11th. Best of luck with your snack and drink planning! But don’t forget…the most important thing about TableTop Day is having fun. Don’t let the meals and party planning get the best of you. There’s nothing wrong with grabbing some frozen meals and snacks at the supermarket. Just remember to stay hydrated, eat sweets, have healthy stuff on hand (fruit and veggies!) and keep your stomachs full on munchies. Your friends are going to love playing with you no matter what!