I've been thinking lately about various "Game Nights" I've attended over the past year. There's the testerone-drone of Halo night, with three X-boxes and three TVs and two bloodthirsty teams shouting boisterously at each other. Then there's the group of game developers and a stack of board games, some untranslated from the German which we have to muddle through. There's Saturday D&D. There's after-work impromptu Quake. After-dinner DDR. High-stakes poker at the GDC (I didn't actuallly *play* in that one).
And then there's my fantasy - "JaneCon". I'd make everyone dress up, we'd have a panel of speakers, and then we'd all get geeky playing obscure games.
What about you? What does "Game Night" mean to you?