A common theme I quickly noticed when talking to young people around Karuizawa was that "there is nothing to do at night in this town!" And so, I created something to do at night, Game Night.
Every Friday night at 7 is Game Night in Nate's apartment.
I started this up in April and it has been going strong since. We've had attendees from America, Japan, Canada, Germany, Korea, Australia, and probably more. Attendance ranges from 4 to 12 ppl, which effects what games we can play. Games like spoons, mafia, pictionary-telephone, risk, catan, uno, are the norm. Every once in a while we'll have a cook-out along with it.
A couple hours of fun one night a week has been a great blessing for me and I know for others as well. Whether it be a break from the constant studying for the language student, or an event the overwhelmed missionary can just enjoy without having responsibilities for, or a way for the homeschooler to get away from little siblings for a while, I hope that it's a time of mental refreshment for all.