At Masters Traditional Games, we often hear from people who are planning a wedding or any event and would like a few games scattered around for peripheral entertainment.
For information on games that can be the central theme of an event, please refer to our main Games Events page. For games that are fantastic as entertaining side attractions, read-on...
The games on this page will go down really well at all sorts of occasions including weddings, anniversaries, family socials, engagement parties, family parties, pre-dinner entertainment or the office Christmas party!
We've picked out games that look attractive and interesting, aren't too fragile, and are easy for people to have a go at without needing complex instructions beforehand!
Take turns to remove the wooden bricks from the stack and replace them on the top. The tension mounts until finally the inevitable happens and the stack tumbles down! We have probably the best range of Jenga and premium Giant Tower games available
Limbo is a great party game. Players have to bend backwards as low as they can to get under the pole. Keep lowering it until a winner is found.
The old pub classic works well at most events. If a person hasn't done it before, they'll need to be shown how to swing the ball and told that 3 swings constitutes a turn, but apart from that it is simplicity itself
Table Football is great fun for grown-ups and children. We have football tables suitable for pubs and events- check out our party football table suitable for 6 players !
You might think that this would be a bit too serious for a party but large sets are incredibly eye-catching and it's astonishing how a Giant Chess set attracts a bevy of enthusiasts with adults, children and spectators all getting involved.
Shuffle Puck is played in a similar way to Air Hockey. Two players each have a paddle and they try to hit the puck into the opposition's net. The same fun but no need to plug it in!
Party favourite in a giant size that will produce whole troops of entangled people. The more the game goes on the more twisting and contorting happens. A tremendous ice-breaker...
We have a wide range of both indoor and outdoor table tennis tables. Great fun at parties and events. You could organise tournaments, or leave for free play.
This is a giant version of the modern classic table top game in which you pull out the straws but try not to let the balls fall to the bottom!
The well-known pin bagatelle or parlour bagatelle still popular after more than 100 years. The precursor to pinball and no electricity required. Flick the ball into the play area and try to score the most points.
The straight-forward game with a single stake is great fun especially if you play the version where a 'ringer' cancels out the opponents 'ringers' underneath... The 'Cross Quoits' multi-stake games are less skillful and recommended more for young children
Just roll the balls and try to get them through the highest scoring arches. The larger version is best for events...