Well, things didn't quite go as planned with the party...one person never turned up, and two people got called into work (despite having asked for time off) while on their way over!!! So we scrapped the Murder Mystery element (We'll do it when gets back!) and instead opted for silly party games, which proved to be a lot of fun! First we played several rounds of what we call "The Consequences Game". You can play this with any number of people - the more, the better - and you need a strip of paper and a pen each. The point of the game is to write a silly story about a romantic encounter between two people, but in parts;
*Where They Met.
*The Consequence Was...
We did an "extended" edition of the game, which adds "Their Parents Thought..." and "As For Their Kids..." to the mix. Anyway, you start with each person writing down a Boy's name, then you fold the paper over and pass it on to the person on your left/right. Then you write a Girl's name, and fold the paper over and hand it on, and so on, and so forth. At the end, you should have something crazy like this; 'George Lucas met Meryl Streep at "Calendar Girls". He said, "Nice soap dispenser." She said, "You'll have to pay me first!". Their parents thought that she was a slut, and the consequence was Susan Boyle still makes terrible opera music. As for their kids, they became the stars of an MTV show about inbred people.'
It usually gets quite rude or immature as time goes on...but anyway, after that, we headed inside to find a board game to play instead (I've got a LOT). After some time arguing over several games, I chose "The Mad Magazine Game" for everyone to play. It's...bizarre, to say the least. It's sort of like an anti-Monopoly; the point of the game is to LOSE all your money, and the squares and cards on the board are weird. You might get "Stand Up And Boo The Person On Your Right, And Lose $500", or land on "Everyone Move One Chair To The Right"...we were also a bit short of playing pieces, so we ended up improvising. Ultimately, there was a Red Piece, a Green Piece...a miniature Wall-E figurine (Me!), a Lego Severus Snape figure, a "Cathedral" (an old board game) Tavern piece, and a lolly wrapper (who actually won!). Anyway, we followed that up with a quick game of "Botulism: The Game For Lunatics" - the result of a school project to make the most messed up game ever - before retreating into my room for several hours of Singstar!
Things gradually calmed down from there, and the group split up into me and a friend playing video games (or trying to...couldn't find the disc for Crash Team Racing, and when we played Tekken 3 the controllers were so broken it was hard to play...although I still lost despite playing against the guy who couldn't actually MOVE his character), and the others either smoking, taking a breather, or using my tablet to look at silly things online.
And I've got another party to head to tonight (seriously, when the hell did I become so social?)! It's going to be at a dance club, though, and considering I'm not particularly fond (an understatement) of modern music in general, I'm not sure how long I'll last...eh, if all else fails, I'll just go to a Pool Hall or something and play games until I can get a lift home.