I’ve been buried with work and don’t have much of a social life at the moment, but still like the idea behind The Phone Stack.
It works like this: as you arrive, each person places their phone facedown in the center of the table… As the meal goes on, you’ll hear various texts and emails arriving… and you’ll do absolutely nothing. You’ll face temptation—maybe even a few involuntary reaches toward the middle of the table—but you’ll be bound by the single, all-important rule of the phone stack.
Whoever picks up their phone is footing the bill.
I don’t know that I’d do this for every meal with friends, but there are a couple of people that come to mind where I’d find this game rather handy.