Game Night, in the Kitchen, with Flour.
Flour is soft, white, messy, easy to spread, and can be packed tight. It’s also the perfect ingredient for a night of fun. This month, our 100 Memorial Blog invites you to spend some time in your kitchen in Cambridge, MA for a night of fun.
Here are two games that will have everyone smiling during your next game night in your apartment.
The Flour Game
You need flour, a dinner plate, a bowl or cup, butter knives, and small pieces of candy — lifesavers will do.
1. Fill the bowl with flour, packing it in so that it fits it perfectly.
2. Place the plate on top.
3. With the plate against the bowl, flip everything over so that the bowl is facedown on top of the plate.
4. Carefully remove the bowl or cup, keeping the flour in the shape of the bowl on the plate.
5. After this, place one piece of candy on the top of the flour in the center.
6. Players take turns slicing off sections of the pile of flour, careful not to get too close to the candy. They must slice from top to bottom; once the knife touches the plate, the player then slides the removed segment off to the side.
7. Much like in the game Jenga where players must be careful not to knock over the pile, players in this game must not make the piece of candy fall. Whoever knocks the candy off of its spot (by touching it with the knife or by their slice of the flour) must remove the candy using their mouth.
While there is no real point system for this game, it’s simple and fun for everyone. You might get flour on your face, and there will be a little clean-up required, but the fun is definitely worth it.
For images, see the full instructions.
Have you ever played Pictionary with flour before? This game is a little messier than the previous one, but it’s a lot of fun!
Rather than playing in teams as with traditional Pictionary, everyone plays against each other in this version where the table becomes the canvas.
1. Spread flour in a thin layer over the table. You might want to lay down some saran wrap to simplify clean-up.
2. Players take turns using their hands to draw an image in the flour. Come up with your own topics or use a random word generator for help.
3. Everyone is seated around the table and attempts to guess what the player is drawing.
Although this version of Pictionary is quite messy, it’s fun! “Erasing” previous drawings is easy — simply a swipe of the hand. Also, your guests are sure to remember this game for weeks to come.
We hope you enjoy spending time in your kitchen this month. Let us know if you played these games with your friends. Thanks for reading!