Coffee tables are a practical piece of furniture. No doubt about it. YAWN.
What if that ever-so-practical coffee table could become a conduit to engaging and lively conversation?
Try this: Replace that dull assortment of books that make you look smart with an open bowl of Bananagrams letter cubes and see what happens.
Having finished dinner with a group of friends one evening, we took our coffee to the living room to enjoy. As we sat down I realized I hadn’t tidied up from an afternoon of playing board games with the kids. I reached for the game box with the intention of stowing it away when one of my friends remarked that he hadn’t “played that game” in ages. One thing led to another and the entire party ended up playing several rounds before the evening ended. Since that time I nearly always have an open bowl of Bananagrams on my coffee table. We’ve since added a couple decks of silly card games, table top trivia and our personal house fave Rummikub. I’m amazed how even the most quiet in the group comes to life when the games come out.
Perhaps it’s time to shake up your main conversation areas?
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