Games bring people together

Want to do something fun? Want to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people? Games Night offers you a great opportunity to do all that. The event is organised every second Sunday from 19:00-23:00 at Paddy O’Ryan bar, Leeuwarden.

By: Virág Zsombok

Five years ago Linda Eitelhuber started to organise Games Night as a couch surfing event. By now, the event is more popular amongst Dutch and international students as well. As the organiser, Linda, is not Dutch herself either, she emphasises that language is not a problem, all internationals are more than welcome to join and have a fantastic time with great people.

What the event is about.
The concept of the event, as the name suggests, is people meeting up to play with different kind of games, from card games to the most exciting board games, anything. You can take your own games with you, but even if you do not have any, you can just join Games Night and have fun. Spending a few hours on playing games makes you forget about your busy live for a while and makes you relax.

You might think that the main aspect of this event is playing games, however it also helps you with a lot of other things. For instance, you can develop yourself and your skills by playing these games in a nice, cosy atmosphere. It is scientifically proved that board games help people improve their memory, cognitive skills, logic, problem solving skills and has many more positive effects. You can also improve your social skills as gathering up to play games is a great way to socialise and meet new people. Even if you do not know each other, you can spend a lovely time together playing games, laughing and enjoying some delicious drinks from Paddy’s.

Why wouldn’t you join?
If you do not want to spend Sundays with binge-watching or being lazy at home, go to Paddy’s and check out the fun Games Night event. You do not speak Dutch? Not a problem. You do not have your own games? Not a problem. You do not know anybody there? Again, not a problem. You can just join this amazing event and you will be guaranteed to feel better after getting out of your comfort zone, meeting some new people, doing something exciting and different.

You can find the event posted on the Hospitality Exchange Leeuwarden Facebook page. Join, share, and invite your friends to let them know about the wonderful Games Night. Do not forget, games bring people together.