August Games Night (Mark Group)

  • August 4, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Back by Popular Demand..  We will again be joined by the Atlanta Morehouse Folks.

People have expressed that one of their motivations for being a part of Atlanta Games Night is an interest in getting to meet and know new people who share similar interests.

The games we are proposing are communication games which will facilitate getting to know each other.  When we described the games to some of the people at the February Games Night, one of the things they said was that it sounded to them like therapy.

The games are played from the perspective of perfection – that you and everyone else is perfect just the way they are, so there is nothing to fix or change.  These games were designed by a man named Vic Baranco, who founded Morehouse in Lafayette, California. These games are called a Mark Group.

A Mark Group offers a fun way to meet new people and get closer to people you already know. You can be the center of attention, hang back, or do anything in-between. Playing these three structured games often affords an experience of surprising intimacy, insight, and laughter.

We have invited a couple of trained leaders to come help conduct the games.  We are asking each person for $10 or whatever to participate.  Please do not let the money stop you from attending. A “whatever” is some tangible object the leaders can take home with them.

We will register you for the group when you arrive. After the potluck the group will begin at 7pm and goes for 3 hours with a short break in the middle.

We look forward to seeing you all there! It’ll be fun!

10 REASONS TO GO TO A MARK GROUP:

  • A Mark group is almost always more fun than you think it’s going to be;
  • It’s cheaper than a movie;
  • It beats sitting at home alone;
  • You might actually learn something about yourself;
  • You’ll definitely learn something about someone else;
  • You might meet the person of your dreams;
  • You might get lucky;
  • You can expose yourself without taking off your clothes!
  • It’s an easy and fun way to invest in your life;
  • It’s fun to hear that you’re perfect, whether you believe it or not.

Potluck:

It's is august and in Atlanta that means HOT, so lets have a potluck to cool you off.  I will make a ice cream.  Maybe if I am industrious two flavors. Think cool dishes, cold cuts, fresh mellon, etc.

Potluck at 6PM

Games at 7PM

Hope to see you there.

House Notes: We have 3 cats and 3 birds if you have allergies, and prefer that you do not bring shellfish or pork to the potluck.

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  • Harriett P.

    Great hosts and interesting attendees. Thanks to the Mark leaders also.

    August 5, 2012

  • Sue S.

    It was very enjoyable. The games "broke the ice" when it came to opening up and meeting people.

    August 5, 2012

  • Barbara J.

    I it was unusual. I can say I experienced it once but I doubt I will attend another one of these. I think I would like communication interactions with less personal questions.

    August 5, 2012

  • Chris D.

    All in all an enjoyable evening. One part of the Mark Group was really enjoyable (the hot seat), and gave everyone a chance to get to know each other. The other two sessions I could have done without. PS- My perspective of the Mark Group is skewed because I tend to be very introverted and can have a hard time opening up to people (especially strangers).

    August 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may not be able to make it tonight

    August 4, 2012

  • Jenny

    I am really sorry to change my RSVP at the last minute. Emergency.

    August 4, 2012

  • Paul R.

    For the games to work people need to feel they can speak freely. Some folks will likely be uncomfortable with a teenager present. Our son (10) will be elsewhere in the house not with us. On normal nights I do not think there would be an issue, we had a sixteen year old last month.

    July 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would you say this game night is appropriate for a mother and teenage son? Or is it a more adult theme

    July 28, 2012

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