As most gaming tables I’ve been at people arrive toting Mountain Dew, chips (usually Doritos) and maybe some kind of tip. The healthiest options I typically see are pretzels or a craft beer of some kind. My own gaming group has swung between extremes; when we’ve been on a collective health kick, veggies, hummus, and water rule the day, while at other times we’re downing a steady stream of soda (nowadays is more likely to be diet caffeine free soda, but still … soda).
We’re usually better when gaming with the kids — they’ll usually drink water and devour bowls full of lightly salted popcorn and grapes — but if we need to eat dinner as part of game night we usually go with pizza.
All of this has led me to ponder a possible “Webscryer” column Knights of the Dinner Table focusing on gamer food, but I’m coming up short on good websites. I’m looking for two things: healthy food options for gamers and fantastical food ideas for game night. If I can find enough good websites, it might become two columns, but we’ll start there. Here’s what I’ve found so far; post your food suggestions and web links as comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Food Options for Gamers
These should be easy to prepare or buy alternatives to standard gamer food fare. Bonus points for tying it into geek or gaming culture.
- Six Healthy Snacks You Can Eat While Gaming (Lifehacker)
Fantastical Food Ideas for Game Night
- That’s Good Eatin’ – A D&D Meal Guide (Tribality)
- Easy D&D-Style Tavern Menu (Geeky Hostess)
- Fictional Food
- Gourmet Gaming (last updated in 2014)
- Image Credit: “Box of Vegetables” Creative Commons License, no attribution required.