Games night with giffgaff

games night with giffgaff

Can you remember the last time you played a board game? Me neither! Well the team at giffgaff gave us the perfect ingredients to host a games night.

board games from big potato games

With today’s growing technology, we’re all guilty of catching up more online than we are in person. So giffgaff set me a challenge. To bring loved ones together and to host a board games night to reconnect.

Sounds easy right? Well believe it or not it was quite difficult to organise. So many of us have plans on weekends, because we work all week. Or friends live away or this, or that. You’re probably reading this now thinking hm, I can relate to this.

What is giffgaff?

For those of you who don’t know about giffgaff, they are a mobile network who offer a great range of sim only deals. This means you can change your plan whenever you like which is ideal when some months are tight or you need more data.

giffgaff big potato games

I received an array of goodies to host a successful night including three board games from Big Potato Games and a gift card from Justeat. Even my cat Darcy wanted to get involved! Takeaway must be included with games right? Giffgaff also sent me some pre-loaded sims that I could give to friends. As the saying goes, I’m only a phone call away’. It’s nice to spread the free love! Read on to find out how you can win two!

wierd things humans search for board game

Games night in

So on Saturday, I invited some of my family around and it was great to catch up. Board games remind me of New Year’s Eve such as spending hours on Monopoly. These three games were totally different. Very 21st century too, especially the ‘Wierd things humans search for‘. The concept is to guess what people are searching for. Think of it like a Google search and the suggested answers come up. Some of the answers were very weird and it certainly brings out lots of laughter after a glass or two.

giffgaf trophy

Giffgaff also provided us with a trophy of the overall winner of the night. Which adds to the competitiveness of my family! With giffgaff, they offer a great range of monthly plans from as little as £6 a month. Which gives you 500MB data, 300 minutes and 500 texts. Not bad at all! That’s ideal for the young’ens.

After a couple of games, it starts to become hungry-work! So we ordered way too much food from Justeat. We decided to order our local delicacy. Parmo! Its basically breaded chicken with bechamel sauce and LOTS of cheese. Believe me, it tastes amazing. Tango IceBlast’s are always a good choice too.

chicken parmo
giffgaff trophy

Before we knew it, we’d spent 5 hours on board games. The evening was full of laughter and it was nice to make an effort with family without any digital disturbances. Apart from Alexa playing in the background! Bob won most of the games so crowned him the winner!

Huge thank you to giffgaff for giving me the opportunity to catch up with loved ones over fun, games and plenty of food! Its certainly made me think we should do this night more often!

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Happy gaming! What’s your ideal ‘night in’?

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  1. 24 October 2019 / 8:42 am

    It’s fun to reconnect with family and friends in an “old school” style board game. I can’t remember the last time I played one. I’ll definitely be ordering some for my birthday next month. And those deals on GiffGaff are incredible! My contract is coming to an end soon, so I know who I’ll be moving over to.
    Elle x

  2. Solange
    28 October 2019 / 12:48 am

    Takeaway, wine and some DVD box sets.

  3. Emma Gosling
    7 November 2019 / 2:00 am

    Snuggled up in fluffy pjs with a nice glass of wine and some comfy slippers!! Living the dream!

  4. Lynn Neal
    7 November 2019 / 9:11 am

    Buffet style food, playing cards and a comedy!

    7 November 2019 / 10:41 am

    Pizza and a good DVD

  6. Lisa Foley
    7 November 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Bingewatching a new post set with a hot chocolate and puppy cuddles

  7. James Travis
    7 November 2019 / 3:13 pm

    Takeaway, watching EFL on Quest and Match of the Day

  8. James Travis
    7 November 2019 / 3:18 pm

    Night in watching the football with a takeaway and a few beers and maybe a drinking game

  9. Victoria Prince
    7 November 2019 / 3:58 pm

    My ideal night in would be watching quiz shows with hot chocolate to drink, and plenty of chocolate to eat!

  10. Kim Neville
    7 November 2019 / 6:00 pm

    Getting a takeaway, play a few games then chill and get cosy and watch a good film or series eating Lindt chocolates 🙂

  11. claire woods
    7 November 2019 / 6:58 pm

    A glass of wine, popcorn, a movie and hubby to cuddle up to!

  12. Adrian Bold
    7 November 2019 / 9:46 pm

    My partner, a takeaway (Indian), some drinks and a good film.

  13. 7 November 2019 / 10:51 pm

    My ideal night would be a take away, movies and a bottle of wine!

  14. Darren Bourne
    7 November 2019 / 11:57 pm

    I like a bacon sarnie , popcorn and a boxset.

  15. Rebecca Sutton
    11 November 2019 / 11:23 pm

    My perfect night would be potato skins, bottle of bumbu and cherry coke

  16. amy simpson
    12 November 2019 / 2:42 pm

    For me it’s a takeaway,lovely wine,great company and funny films x

  17. Carol Thomas
    12 November 2019 / 6:34 pm

    A homemade meal with my besties on a night in and binge on Mama Mia for the feel good factor

  18. Charlotte Isobelle
    13 November 2019 / 12:29 pm

    i tried the rainbow rage game before so i bet obama llama is fun too!

  19. Jade P
    16 November 2019 / 7:00 pm

    We are always on the hunt for games for Christmas..I’ve just got a few ideas..Thanks!

  20. susan smith
    23 November 2019 / 8:20 pm

    This looks a fab game for the family to play

  21. 2 December 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I love GiffGaff. They’re my mobile network provider & it’s so amazing i love the freedom! 🙌😋

    I also went to an event with them featuring a board game all about learning how to save your money!! It was brilliant! 👍

    I love playing board games too!! Xoxo

  22. 4 December 2019 / 11:07 am

    Wonderful idea!! I will try to organize a board games night!!

  23. Katrina Adams
    5 December 2019 / 8:10 am

    I’m absolutely loving these games and the idea of having a little trophy as well. We’ve been doing games night with a couple of friends on and off but I think we really need to make it at least a monthly thing. As you say, it’s actually nice not to have the digital distractions.

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