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THE BEST MUSIC PLAYLISTS FOR GAME NIGHT

Set the Mood with Great Game Night Music

No game night is complete without some good music to enhance the vibe and theme of your evening. The music shouldn't overshadow the board games, but rather provide some thematic background noise to drown out any awkward silences (or loud chewing).

The type of music you play depends heavily upon your guests, their preferences, and the types of games you plan to play. We recommend theming your music to match the board game you are playing. If you time it just right, you can switch playlists right as you begin your next game. This will really impress your guests and take game night to a whole new level.

Below we have provided some example music mixes aimed at creating a theme to match the game you are playing. We hope you enjoy them!

 

BOARD GAME NIGHT MUSIC PLAYLISTS

Here are a few playlists to help set the mood at your next game night

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ZOMBIE-THEMED PLAYLIST

In your head, in your head

  1. Zombie - The Cranberries

  2. Thriller - Michael Jackson

  3. We'll Rise - The Brains

  4. Down with the Sickness - Richard Cheese

  5. When the Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash

  6. Pet Sematary - Ramones

  7. Surprise! You're Dead! - Faith No More

  8. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen (Shaun of the Dead, anyone?!)

  9. The Walking Dead Theme Song

  10. Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie

  11. Go Zombie - Zombie Girl

  12. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo

Outer Space

SPACE-THEMED PLAYLIST

One Small Step for Man.....

  1. Space Oddity - David Bowie

  2. The Galaxy Song - Eric Idle/Monty Python

  3. Stellar - Incubus

  4. Space Invaders - The Pretenders

  5. Pluto - 2 Skinnee J’s

  6. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

  7. Man on the Moon - R.E.M.

  8. 2,000 Light Years from Home - The Rolling Stones

  9. Space Truckin - Deep Purple

  10. The Final Countdown - Europe

  11. Cygnus X-1 - Rush

  12. World So Cold - Three Days Grace

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MURDER MYSTERY PLAYLIST

It's Elementary

  1. Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift

  2. Main Theme (From Pink Panther)

  3. Theme (from Murder, She Wrote)

  4. When the Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash

  5. Desperado - The Eagles

  6. Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm

  7. Bang Bang - Cher

  8. I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley

  9. Long Black Veil - The Band

  10. The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

  11. Fulsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

  12. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

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FARMING-THEMED PLAYLIST

Life Ain't Nothing but a Funny, Funny Riddle

  1. International Harvester - Craig Morgan

  2. Daddy Won't Sell the Farm - Montgomery Gentry

  3. Amarillo Sky - Jason Aldean

  4. John Deere Green - Joe Diffy

  5. Man On A Tractor - Rodney Atkins

  6. Thank God I’m A Country Boy - John Denver

  7. Down On The Farm - Tim McGraw

  8. High Cotton - Alabama

  9. Here's to the Farmer - Luke Bryan

  10. Hard Way To Make An Easy Living - Toby Keith

  11. Praying for Rain - Don Henley

  12. Where Corn Don’t Grow - Waylon Jennings

 
 
 

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