EYPN Game Night Games, Rules and Scoring

EYPN Game Night2Tonight’s the night! And we’re not playing around either…oh wait, we are! :)

It’s Game On at Elgin Young Professionals Network’s Elgin Game Night and New Member Drive. After you’ve enjoy some free appetizers (5:30-6:30pm), network with our board members and decide to join our network in 2015 for the low yearly membership price of only $30, we invite you to stay and get your game face on with our EYPN team at Elgin Game Night.

Modeled after NBC’s popular Hollywood Game Night show, we will split our attendees into teams of four (or possibly more) and each team will compete in four different games:

- Take the Hint
- Mono-Tunes
- Show “Bid”-Ness
- Celebrity Name Game

Here are the detailed game explanations, rules and scoring for each:


The team is given 90 seconds to convey a series of 10 random, general terms to their team captain. Each team member can give a one word clue for each term after which the team captain can either guess or pass. Only one guess per round of clues. If the team passes on an answer, the team can go back and give three new clues after going thru all of the other terms. Team members cannot use any parts of the word itself as a clue (example: you cannot say the word “burger” if you are trying to give a clue about “Burger King”). Team members can also not use hand gestures or sound effects – to convey clues. ONLY ONE WORD CLUES. Each correct answer is worth 1 point and a bonus of 5 points will be awarded if all 10 are answered correctly without any passing.


The team will receive 5 sets of lyrics from popular songs (80s-Today) read in monotone by our host and board member, Jason Pawlowski. After each lyric is read the team will have 20 seconds to discuss as a group and guess the song title. Only the song title is needed – not the artist. Only one guess per song lyric read. There is no passing. Each correct guess is worth 1 point and a bonus of 5 points will be awarded if all 5 songs are guessed correctly.


The team is given 90 seconds to convey a series of movie titles thru a good old fashioned game of charades. Each team will nominate a team captain to deliver the non-verbal clues. Before the team begins, they will bid on the number of answers they think their team can successfully guess (minimum of 6). Each correct answer is worth 1 point. If the team exceeds their answer goal, each correct answer after their goal is worth 2 points. However, if the team does not exceed their answer goal, a total of 3 points will be subtracted from their score. The team captain can pass as often as they want but will only be given a maximum of 12 movies to choose from.


The team is given 90 seconds to convey a series of 10 celebrities from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture. Each team will nominate a team captain to deliver the clues. Captains can use whatever kinds of clues they like as long as they do not use the celebrity’s first or last name in their clue. Each correct answer is worth 1 point. If the team gets all 10 correct they will receive an additional 10 bonus points. The team captain can pass at anytime but will only be given those 10 names. No additional names will be substituted on passes to hit the 10 correct answer threshold.

Prizes will be awarded to each of the members of the winning team.

Here’s the evening’s schedule:

5:00-6:00pm – Networking, membership drive, cash bar (free apps for EYPN members 5:30-6:30pm)
6:00pm – Welcome and introductions
6:10pm – Pairing of teams, game rules/how to play
6:15-7:30pm – Elgin Game Night competition
7:30pm – Announcement of winners, awarding of prizes

Join EYPN in 2015! Are you game?

Elgin 360 Photography Club Teaches “iPhoneography”

Elgin360_Final1The next Elgin 360 Photography Club monthly meeting takes place this Wednesday, July 9 at 7pm at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue. This month’s guest speaker is Jerry Hug, Vice President – Public Relations at Photographic Society of America, who will be discussing “iPhoneography” – the art of camera phone photography.

A retired music educator turned fine art photographer, Hug will share his tips for successful “iPhoneography” as well as essential photography apps you should be using on your smartphones. A staging area will be available for attendees to use and practice with after you have downloaded the apps.

This will be a wonderful presentation for casual and novice photographers to learn effective smartphone camera photographic techniques.

Elgin 360 Photography Club’s meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month and are open to everyone from beginners to advanced. Attendees are encouraged to stop by at 6pm to enjoy dinner at Chooch’s and help support a local business.

For more information, follow Elgin 360 Photography Club on Facebook.