EYPN Game Night at Chooch’s Pizza

EYPN_Game_NightHave you got game? EYPN does.

On Thursday, May 19 beginning at 6pm, the Elgin Young Professionals Network invites you to join us at Chooch’s Pizza, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin, for EYPN Game Night – our totally tricked-out take on Trivia Night with both a Hollywood Game Night and Minute to Win It-style twist.

Come early for dinner and drinks (at your own expense) and mingling. Then at 6:30pm, we’ll divide up into teams of 3-4 people for a knock-down, drag-out battle of wits, wisdom and wackiness. We will announce the complete list of games and scoring system before the event date so stay tuned!

The overall winning team will receive a prize package of local Elgin goodies.

The event is free and open to anyone of any age who wants to learn more about all that EYPN does for the Elgin community. Bring yourself – or your team - and an appetite for hot pizza and even hotter competition.

Last year’s event was a blast so come out and play. Play for pride! Play to win! Play because…well, it’s a night of play with the cool kids from EYPN!

Let the games begin!

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?

Game On at Elgin Game Night/EYPN New Member Drive

EYPN Game Night2This is not your typical family game night. This is an in your face, knock-down, drag-out competition!

On Thursday, January 29 beginning at 5pm at Chooch’s Pizza, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin, get your game faces on as Elgin Young Professionals Network has come up with a series of challenging and engaging games for what should be a fun evening of team competition as you meet and mingle with all of our EYPN members.

Elgin Game Night will also serve as EYPN’s Annual Membership Drive. Membership benefits for 2015 include:

- EYPN t-shirt
- Access to the EYPN Mentoring Program
- Access to the EYPN Professional Development Series
- Priority access to job postings
- An exclusive EYPN member only event in the summer
- And much more!

Members receive all of this for the low annual fee of only $30!

Those that sign-up for EYPN Membership on Thursday, January 20 will also receive a complimentary beverage ticket for that night.

More details about the games and rules will be announced soon. RSVP today on our Elgin Game Night and EYPN New Member Drive Facebook Event page.

It’s GAME ON in 2015 with EYPN!