02/06/2015 11:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Incorporate Your Love Of Board Games Into Your Wedding

By Rachel Torgerson for

Board games -- yes, the kind you might have played during family game night -- are making their way into weddings. While checkers or bingo might seem like the sort of pastime for camp and not a wedding, there are dozens of couples who might beg to differ. From Krissy and Mickey's wedding in Minnesota, where they scrapped the dance floor entirely for rounds of bingo, to Mandy and Drew, who used the classic board game Clue as their reception decor and wedding theme (you have to see what they named their wedding dessert!), take a look at these nine game night wedding details from our real wedding gallery below.

I Spy Escort Cards


Have your guests play a game of "I Spy" in order to find their table -- in this case, you had to spot the item circled on your escort card to figure out your table name. Genius!

Subtle Retro Board Game Decorations

Trish Barker Photography

If you love board games, but don't want to go overboard, consider adding them as a little piece of decor. This couple chose to amp up their vintage vibe with a pair of classic games.

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Giant Yahtzee Lawn Game

BluElla Photography

Lawn games are always fun, but they're even better when they're giant. Take this huge game of Yahtzee, for example.

Sugar Board Game Cake Topper

Adeline & Grace Photography

Game night is a huge part of this couple's day-to-day, so they wanted to put it front-and-center at the wedding. So, what better place to do that than on the wedding cake?

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Clue-Themed Table Names

Millie Holloman Photography

Mandy and Drew love Clue, so it made a ton of sense for them to decorate their entire wedding around a Clue theme. From tables named after the different rooms in the game to magnifying glass cookies, this couple had it all.

Bingo Reception Game

Liz Banfield Photography

If dancing isn't your thing, but you still want guests to have fun at the reception, consider a large interactive game, like bingo.

Colonel Mustard Custard Catering Sign

Millie Holloman Photography

You can even have a lot of fun with the names of your dessert -- like this Colonel Mustard Custard, inspired by Clue.

Giant Jenga Cocktail Hour Game

Amanda Kohler Photography

Jenga is a huge trend in weddings right now. We're seeing it a ton in guest books, but did you know you can customize giant Jenga blocks with your name and date?

Scrabble-Themed Escort Cards

Kaleigh Turner Photography

If you're a word smith -- or you just love to play Scrabble -- consider this escort card idea!

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