A good combination of family games, games for children's parties, adult games, games for semi -formal affairs like banquets, and games for picnics, large and small. The equipment involved is simple- to be found in most homes. The directions are easy to follow, and flexible enough to be adaptable to different situations and numbers. There are suggestions for games to make people feel a part of things; there are basic principles of how to make a party a success. Food where it is integral to the particular section- is included, and an extra chapter on party foods winds up the book.