Craft a quest adventure game for your reception #Reception Advice#board games#gamers#geeky#no dancing#reception#steal-this-idea October 25 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Essence Photo & Video Photos by Essence Photo & Video Related Post This Magic the Gathering wedding had an official tournament and style for miles You might remember Sara and Will's fabulously geeky Doctor Who meets Magic the Gathering engagement session. They were just the most cutest ever in the... Read more If you're a gamer and want your reception to both celebrate games and give your guests rad ways to interact, this quest adventure game is right up your alley. Rebecca and Greg had a game-themed reception at Level 257, a Pac-Man-themed restaurant, arcade, and bowling alley in Illinois. Because they both rock the gamer life, they created their own specialized game rules, chainmaille and dice favors, and quest scrolls. Let's see how they pulled it off… The venue was Level 257, one of our favorite restaurants. Level 257 is by NAMCO, the company behind Pac-Man. The restaurant is a “resto-lounge with boutique bowling and vintage/modern games.” Greg and I went there often while we dated. To turn the reception into an adventure quest, we sent out invitations that read like game encounter prompts for a new quest. Guest favors were what really pulled the game together. We created many favors ourselves: chainmaille dice bags, a quest scroll, a program designed as a rule book, table name cards, guest seating cards, and zone labels. Greg made every chainmaille dice bag by hand — each one taking around 90 minutes to complete. I put together the graphics and layout for the invitations, thank you cards, rule book, quest scrolls, and table cards. We numbered tables with cards from the game Love Letter: Wedding Edition and gave copies of the game to each family. The quest scrolls included quests such as: getting a photo with the bride and groom, building a house of cards, playing an arcade game, etc. Because we kept the reception small, we were able to include quests that would get us interacting with every single person there. The rule book as complete with rules and an FAQ about us. We used blank dice and playing cards as our Guild Charter (guest book) and had guests create custom dice for us and leave notes on cards. Game on, Wayne: our favorite games to play at your reception and pre-parties You probably already know that a good portion of Offbeat Bride readers don't love dancing. But they DO love games -- board games, card games, lawn games, video games... all… Read More Did you miss this awesomely geeky wedding? Go see it now! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A gas mask-erade wedding fit for the impending zombie apocalypse NEXT Hair Glitter is the wedding accessory you didn't even know you needed! Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] it's a really cute theme idea, but definitely don't make your guests feel like they have to play. I personally dislike playing most games and would be super bummed if I felt like I HAD to do this at somebody's wedding. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.