(Closed) Geeky Bees! Kinect at the Reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Video Games at the reception. Which ones? Both? None?

    Kinect

    Mario Cart on N64

    None

    Other...

  • Post # 18
    Member
    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wanted to make sure someone mentioned Rock Band or the newer, multi-instrument Guitar Hero games, and I wasn’t disappointed. It incorporates several people (The Beatles Rock Band even allows for multi-part harmonies so you can have three singers), and is a source of great music. If a crowd forms, you can have people swapping out instruments between songs, picking songs for others to play, and singing along.

     

    Rock Band would be my suggestion, especially if you follow these guidelines:

    • Get some great songs from the Rock Band store. The stock songs get old fast, and they have SO MUCH good stuff out there available as DLC, including Roy Orbison for the old folks
    • Set the game to no fail mode. Who cares if Dad sucks, the game won’t boot him and everyone will have a great time
    • Have a spare instrument if one breaks (if you have nerd friends, ask to borrow theirs so you don’t have to spring for a used one on craigslist, though that’s also an idea)
    • Have some “rock’n’roll” accessories, like boas, 80’s wigs, gold chains, big sunglasses, rockin’ denim vests, etc. Consider having a friend play photographer
    • Bribe your friends to go out there and have a crazy, unselfconscious good time. This is essential for anything you choose, including the Kinect. If people see that you can just jump on and have a lot of fun, the old people and sticklers will have fun

     

    I think whatever is true to you guys, if done with a spirit of fun and hospitality, will catch on like wildfire among your guests. Yours totally sounds like a wedding I want to attend, fellow nerd!

    Post # 20
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    1759 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve tried to talk Fiance into doing this at our reception (my friends and I love Kinect/dance games, and have a blast with them), but he’s not budging. If you can get your Fiance to agree, GO FOR IT! I’ll live vicariously through you. ;]

    Post # 22
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    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s a great idea!

    My fiance and I discussed doing this but we love dancing and we’re having an outdoor event so we opted for cornhole for those who don’t want to dance or just want a break.

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