I admit, there are times when I can really relate to poor Socially Awkward Penguin. The more I read that silly meme, the more I find myself nodding my head. I suppose that's what makes him such a loveable character - most people can see a bit of themselves in his antics.
Anyhow, in an effort to be less awkward in new and exciting social situations, I try to prepare ahead of time. For instance, if I were going to be going to some sort of game night with a large group of people, I would try to learn the games beforehand. There's nothing like trying to catch on and just making an utter fool of yourself while everyone around you just stares! I might, for instance, visit an online gaming site to learn the rules and practice with relative anonymity. Then I'd know what I was doing when confronted with a potentially awkward gaming situation.
I guess nothing will save you from this:
But at least you won't screw up the games!