Join other adults and teens in playing mostly modern “Euro” games (word, tile, card, and non-attacking board games). Most have deeper strategy than traditional games but last only an hour or so. Examples of popular games are Puerto Rico, Power Grid, Dominion, Pandemic, Incan Gold, Ticket to Ride, and Trans America.
But we were never lonely and never afraid when we were together. I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started. But with boardgaming there was almost no difference in the night except that it was an even better time. If people bring so much courage to these games the games have to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The games break every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break they kill. They kill the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure they will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.