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skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2013 4:58 a.m. PST

Killer Salsa, cheese, meat and cracker plate, pizza, wings, soda/iced tea/juice-all on a separate table with paper towels nearby. Submarine sandwiches in lieu of pizza and wings, sometimes.
Or a barbecue but that means a player is doing more cooking than gaming.
Or everyone meets at a favorite restaurant and then go gaming.
Beer, wine and hard cider if it is a simple multi-player game and you want to get lewd, crude and politically incorrect.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member26 May 2013 6:26 a.m. PST

I see I'm not the only one who likes Twiglets!

Wellspring Inactive Member26 May 2013 7:55 a.m. PST

Bagels are the ideal food for game set-up. It's filling, delicious, and can be served buffet-style. (The legend is that they are shaped like stirrups in honor of a great military victory. That legend is not true, which makes it perfect for fantasy gaming.)

The standard gaming staple is pizza. Oil drippings are NOT welcome at the game table, but tradition is tradition.

Cookies / Brownies mean spousal support for gaming, which is welcome and delicious. Victory dish = pie (consolation for the defeated is also pie).

I assumed that "pretzels" means hard snack pretzels, which I file alongside mixed nuts and chex mix in the halls of mediocrity. OTOH, large soft pretzels with gourmet mustard and liberal sprinkles of salt are FOR THE WIN.

I'm very much pro-wings, but NOT for minis gaming. Sauce on miniatures = bad news.

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member26 May 2013 10:23 a.m. PST

nothing with sauce or grease
so nuts, chips, pretzels, veggies (w/dip) etc. things in bowls or bags that can be passed about

my gaming space is crowded so a side table for food isn't really an option. Besides folks still hang over the tabel while scarfing down their subs or wings or whatever and don't clean their hands before touching stuff.

I'm even paranoid about the cheese dust from doritos and cheesies!

And I LIKE "Bits 'n Bites" (aka snack mix: hard pretzel sticks with assorted cereals and cheese bits with salt and seasoning)

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2013 3:15 p.m. PST

Chips are good any time. Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos being #1 (they go great with beer, but then what doesn't?)

Pizza for taking a break, but keep the grease away from the minis. It makes them hard to handle and it attracts cats.

Jim Selzer Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2013 4:54 p.m. PST

whats a twiglet?

and where is Mickey Dees on the list?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2013 5:09 p.m. PST

How is bacon and eggs a snack?

Anyway, I like things can sit around in bowls – so nuts, chips, etc. – when we game, if we want a meal, we take a break

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2013 6:02 p.m. PST

I got 3 out of 5 right!

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2013 7:17 a.m. PST

Isn't pudding a bit vague? The difference between Yorkshire pudding and rice pudding is rather extreme.

Dentatus Fezian27 May 2013 8:15 a.m. PST

Don't be touching my figs with your greasy, saucy, powder-covered fingers.

Angel Barracks Inactive Member27 May 2013 10:40 a.m. PST

I don't snack during games.
Probably as they only last a couple of hours..

DJCoaltrain27 May 2013 8:05 p.m. PST

"Don't be touching my figs with your greasy, saucy, powder-covered fingers."


MGen Franklin27 May 2013 9:39 p.m. PST

Meet for dinner before the game. LOTS of chocolate in a variety of types for game time. Mainly left over Halloween, X-mas, or Easter candy (it's 50% off after the holiday and naked chocolate all looks and tastes the same)

siggian29 May 2013 8:47 a.m. PST

"Don't be touching my figs with your greasy, saucy, powder-covered fingers."

If TMP had an approval or recommend feature, I would be clicking it as many times as I could.

Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member29 May 2013 8:50 p.m. PST

Don't be touching my figs with your greasy, saucy, powder-covered fingers.


Interestingly, pizza and potato chips rate the highest yet anyone eating those two snacks are not getting anywhere neat my minis or game components.

skinkmasterreturns30 May 2013 11:53 a.m. PST

We dont eat during games,thats for afterwards.Drinks are ok,though.If I had to pick one,pizza seems most common.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2013 1:16 p.m. PST

Now that I have had a chance to think about it, maybe offering my opponent rum balls might improve my odds of winning

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2013 2:09 p.m. PST

This poll begs the question:


My "other" vote is for a beverage of some kind: water, soda, juice, etc. I'd definitely count out beer and other liquid intoxicants, as it's inevitable that at least one rules dispute would occur during the course of the evening.

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2013 7:17 p.m. PST

I'm with Saginaw … gotta have something to wash it all down with. My favorite is iced tea.

BTW, put a carton of handi-wipes next to the food and see how fast it gets used and the "hey, why didn't we do this before" comments. Just an idea…..

Peeler Inactive Member31 May 2013 6:15 a.m. PST

Pie. Meat pie & pudding pie. Use a fork or spoon & keep your fingers clean for gaming.

Lentulus31 May 2013 6:20 a.m. PST

None. Coffee and cookies away from table at a break.

Except for beer. Beer go well with gaming.

Mechanical Inactive Member31 May 2013 8:45 a.m. PST

Meat Pies anything else is heresy.

the real levied troop Inactive Member31 May 2013 11:31 a.m. PST


And Kinder Eggs.

valleyboy31 May 2013 2:30 p.m. PST

Tutt tutt tutt
What no fruit in the choice?

Tutts aren't something edible either

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2013 3:18 p.m. PST

We almost never eat anything when we game; we eat before or after.

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Jul 2013 2:52 p.m. PST

I wanna play at Wellspring's house! :-)

Engmark Inactive Member17 Jul 2013 2:55 p.m. PST


WillieB Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2013 11:22 a.m. PST

My opponent's …..

Chris Kemp Inactive Member09 Feb 2014 8:17 a.m. PST

Tea and biscuits are suitable refreshment for Gentleman Gamers.

Tiberius26 Apr 2014 3:05 a.m. PST

Whole surloin steak on a spit roated over charcola and servedf with flat bread , salad and garlic sauce

Porkmann Inactive Member20 May 2014 3:48 a.m. PST

Food and pretty models do not mix when I play. Too much danger of spills.

Personal logo Sir Walter Rlyeh Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2014 11:31 a.m. PST

Beer, duh! It's liquid bread.

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