The 'X-Files' thread on here and a recent experience triggered this thread. A few months ago I attended a party. I liked the party, except for one thing (okay, really two-she was one of those hosts who required no shoes inside the house, but I digress so as not to start that subject up again). She had us play at least three party games, all Biblically-related as all the guests were from our church. Now my Bible knowledge is not up to par with the rest of the guest's knowledge, so I failed miserably at every one of them, and it was really embarrassing and somewhat humiliating since I was the only one who wasn't a Bible expert. And
I felt as if I was at school or work, when all I wanted to do was sit back, relax, and socialize with my friends. But at least she didn't give out prizes, which would of added to the embarrassment and humiliation.
So that is what triggered this thread for discussion amongst us all-do you feel the same way about party games? Do you enjoy playing them, or like me, would you rather not have the party so structured and prefer to just socialize with friends and not have to think or concentrate too hard on anything else?
Note: I am not talking about board games, I am talking about games such as the
one I described above and the usual baby or wedding shower games.