Last Updated on November 11, 2023 by Randy Paes
What happens when you combine a card game with music? You get Game That Song! In Game That Song, a card is dealt and contains a prompt on it like “A Song That Would Be The Theme Song For the Person to Your Right.” Then each player plays a song. Then everybody votes who is the winner.
We play a lot of escape room and one of the best ones we have played is this escape room in a box. What we love about this set is that there are actual physical puzzles that you interact with. To escape this box, you will have to think creatively how to use each of the physical object. The puzzles unfold in a series of envelopes. While the theme is Walking Dead, you really don’t have to watch the show to enjoy this box.
Play an escape room right on your table with this unique escape room in a box. There are plenty of escape rooms in a box but this one has to be the most unique. With this box, you build an actual 3 story dollhouse out of the game box. To mimic the actual feel of a real escape room, each room contains hidden secrets to investigate. To escape this box, you will have to unlock all the rooms.
Forget Pictionary! From sniffing butts to stinky cheese, Artsy Fartsy is a drawing game where artistic talent is optional and potty humor is the norm. Played like Pictionary, this game adds a humorous twist on the classic game.
A shape-shifting toy? Using the power of magnets, this shape-shifting toy was invented by Andreas Hoenigschmid, a sand artist. This might look like a boring 3-inch box but it can be folded and shaped into 70 geometric shapes. Simply twist and turn and it magically transforms into a new shape. You can even combine more than one of them together. Look for new styles launching in 2021!
Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition is a family-friendly edition of the popular game with no adult content. It’s a fill-in-the-blank party game for kids and adults — perfect for family game night. One player asks a question from a black card, while the other players answer with their funniest white card. Kids get to engage in absurd wordplay with adults: “Filling my butt with spaghetti” and “A cloud that rains diarrhea.” Get ready for a hilariously good time full of laughter and fun.
Life on the boardwalk isn’t all fun and games. An employee at an amusement park dies on a popular ride and her boyfriend is the prime suspect. Could someone else have had a score to settle with the victim, or is the boyfriend guilty? Examine all the evidence, eliminate suspects, and catch the killer. This murder mystery game is designed for 1-5 players with gameplay lasting up to an hour. Do you have what it takes to hunt a killer?
How well do you know your family? Do You Really Know Your Family is a fun trivia game about your family. Players take turns drawing from a deck of challenge and trivia cards. Trivia questions contain a fun question like “What is my favorite pizza topping?” Challenge cards include things like “do an impression of one of your relatives” The player that collects 15 cards first wins!
Challenge yourself to open this box in just 60 minutes. If you love escape rooms, this is essentially an escape room in a box. You will have to unlock each mystery step by step to open the clue box. Luckily, if you get stuck there is a hint guide online. It will take a lot of curiosity to solve this puzzle box.
Who knows best? Here’s a fun twist on the game of trivia that contains trivia questions from different generations. There’s an old school deck and a new school deck. Players team up and try to answer questions from a different generation. The first team to 10 points wins. The idea is to inspire families to talk so they can close the gap between generations.
Does the Statue of Liberty hold the torch in her left or right hand? Don’t Google it! Bring back the day when we didn’t have cell phones with this fun trivia game. Put away the cell phones and get off the internet. This trivia game will ask you questions that you should know without any help.
Funded on Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens is a really simple card game. You simply put the Exploding Kittens in the deck and whoever draws an Exploding Kitten card is out. Each of the cards has hilarious illustrations on them, which adds to the funny feel of the game. While there is a bit of luck involved, there are a couple of cards that add a little strategy and tension to the game.
Who isn’t obsessed with Unicorns? Started on Kickstarter, Unstable Unicorns is a card game that raised an ungodly amount of money. In Unstable Unicorns, you must build a unicorn army. The player that is the first to collect seven unicorns in their hand is the winner, but thanks to the “Neigh” cards there are numerous obstacles in your way. It’s much a game of strategy as it is a game of betrayal. Add rainbows and a little sparkle to your game night.
Created by the same company that brought us Unstable Unicorns, Tee Turtle Here To Slay is a fast-paced strategic card game where players have to slay monsters. It has the same silly artwork that made Unstable Unicorns a hit. They might look like cute characters but they are brutal. To win, you will have to pick up equipment, sabotage friends, and slay 3 monsters before anyone else. Role playing games might seem intimidating but ‘Here to Slay’ brings the genre to the masses. Get ready to slay!
Forget Clue! Chronicles of Crime is a cooperative virtual reality board game where players must solve crimes and determine the murder weapon. It’s a cross between an escape room mixed with a choose your own narrative. You’ll have to interrogate witnesses, gather evidence, and investigate crime scenes. The game includes 5 cases and a tutorial. In order to play, you will also need to purchase the inexpensive mobile VR glasses, which are sold separately.
Designed for ages 14 and older, Codenames is a popular two to ten player social word game with games averaging about 15 minutes or so. Teams compete to be the first to establish a connection with their agents. Spy masters, who know the secret identities of 25 agents, reveal one word clues while their team members, who only know agents’ codenames, attempt to guess the right color words to win the game. It’s easier said than done because you’ll also need to not guess words of the opposition and, of course, not select an assassin.
From the makers of Exploding Kittens, Throw Throw Burritos is a party card game unlike any other out there. It’s a dodgeball card game where you’ll literally throw burritos at each other. You’ll be ducking and dodging to avoid the burrito, while laughing and having a ball of a time. It’s over-the-top, hilarious fun and perfect for mixing up things on family game night. Let the burrito wars begin!
From the creators of the world’s #1 murder mystery company (Hunt A Killer), Death At The Dive Bar is an all-new immersive Who-Done-It murder mystery experience. This exciting new mystery game will send chills down your spine, pique curiosity, and challenge players to solve the crime. It takes place in an Old Scratch Tavern. With whispers that the ‘accidental’ death of the owner wasn’t so accidental, players have to uncover the truth – before it’s too late.
Inspired by the beloved Friends TV series, Monopoly: Friends The TV Series captures some of the series’ most memorable situations and locations. Play as Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, or Joey with exclusive tokens. The game board features iconic scenes and themes, such as Relaxi Taxi, All the Candy, Ross’ Teeth, Holiday Armadillo, or Central Perk — the local coffee house. Any Friends-obsessed fan will be delighted by this fun edition of Monopoly. You’ll be laughing and reminiscing about the show as you play. Perfect for game night, it’s a must-have for any Friends fan.
Who doesn’t love Disney? Play as your favorite Disney villain and carry out your devious schemes while dealing twists of fate to the opposition in Disney Villainous. There are six villains to choose from Maleficent to Captain Hook. To win, you have to complete your villain’s specific evil dream, which gives the game a ton of replayability.
This strategic board game will want to make you want to put down the videogames. You have landed on an uninhabited island and must use strategy to obtain resources from others to grow your civilization.
Sushi Go has been updated with more cards to support up to 8 players at once. The idea of the game is to pick a card and pass the rest of the cards to the player beside you. Each card you grab is sort of like grabbing a food item on a conveyor belt. Different combinations of cards are worth a different amount of points. The idea is score the highest amount of points with your combination of cards.
Award winning, Ticket To Ride is a classic board game that everyone should play. It’s so simple to play. The idea is to claim railway routes, connecting cities. The longer the routes, the more points you collect.
Every time you play Carcassonne, the game is different. Players pick up tiles and connect them to the existing tiles by matching various elements. The object of the Carcassonne is to score the most points by placing knights, farmers and thieves on the tiles. The player who scores the most points wins.
Do you love horror movies? In this horror themed board game, you and your friends will explore a spooky house on the hill. Players explore the house by flipping cards, which leads to the discovery of omens and the eventual “haunt.” While everybody goes together, one of your friends will betray you during the haunt. That’s when everything goes to disarray and you have to try to escape from the house. It’s a unique twist on the classic cooperative game.
In this fast paced game, you will have to think on your feet. You have five seconds to spit out 3 things. “Name 3 Yellow Foods.” Go! 1 . 2 . 3 .4 . 5 Too bad 5 seconds are up.
Taboo is a very easy to understand game, but it can be challenging. The idea is to get your team to guess as many words as they can before the time runs out. The twist? You can’t use certain “Taboo” words when you are trying to get your team to guess. The problem is that those are the words that you are going to want to use to describe the word. It is a really fun game to play with a group of friends.
Are you obsessed with murder mysteries and TV crime shows? Unsolved Case Files is a murder mystery game that put you in the shoes of a detective to solve a fictional crime. In 1998, Harmony Ashcroft was murdered just before she got married. Bones McBride was framed. 2 decades later, you must prove she is innocent. To solve the mystery, you will have to go through documents, photos, and testimony just like a real detective. Will you be the next Sherlock Holmes?
What’s the silliest thing you have ever done? Life is full of poor decisions. In Never Have I Ever you have to confess your deepest and darkest secrets. There are innocent cards like “Never have I ever licked the brownie bowl” but the game is the most fun when it is edgy. Players take turns reading the appropriate prompt and everybody must use their paddles to answer either “I Have” or “I Have Not.”
Puzzles got a whole lot harder. It used to be that you got a puzzle with a picture on it that helped guide you. Now it’s all about challenging people. Not only is this puzzle is round, it consists of 1000 pieces that have every color of the rainbow on them. If you are looking for something challenging and different, you have come to the right place.
Do you know your best friends’ least favorite food? How well do you know your friends? In this party game you have to guess what your best friend will say. Played in teams of 2, both of you write an answer using the dry erase board and need a match to score points. Not only is it fun but it’s a great way to get to know your friends even better.
Pandemic is a two to four player cooperative board game where humanity is at risk. A new challenge has emerged! Games last about one hour. Before diseases spread, you’ll need to treat them. You’ll meet up to collect cards and need to cure all four diseases to win! But, wait … there’s a twist! With every turn, new infections and outbreaks could occur. It’s a game where you either all win or lose. Will you be able to save humanity before time runs out?
Similar to Pandemic, Forbidden Island is a cooperative game that uses a lot of the same mechanics. Because it is simpler and on a smaller scale, it is a good game to play before playing Pandemic. In Forbidden Island, players must work together to recover artifacts and escape on a helicopter before the island sinks. As the game reaches its conclusion, it gets more and more tense.
A game of deception and deduction, One Night Werewolf is a simple party game that takes only 10 minutes to play. At the start, players are dealt a secret role from a basic villager to a werewolf. The goal of the game is to find out who is the secret werewolf. Each role has a different ability that helps to uncover clues. When it goes dark, meaning players close their eyes, everybody will perform a task based on their role. Then everyone has to work together to choose the werewolf, but you don’t know who is telling the truth so expect to lose a couple of friends.
The Mind is a cooperative game for 2-4 players with games lasting about 20 minutes. All players need to become one mind by thinking, acting and reading body language as if they’re one cohesive unit. In this game, players attempt to play cards without talking. The object is to get through a certain amount of levels, depending on the number of players. You have to play the cards in ascending order. The catch? You can’t speak so you’ll need to use body language to get the job done.
Move over Scrabble! Everybody needs toplay Azul. In Azul, players lay ceramic tiles to fill in a tile wall of five consecutive tiles before other players. Like Scrabbly, it’s very tactile.The beauty is the game is very simple to understand but there is a lot of strategy involved when placing your tiles. As the game progresses, you’ll discover it’s a game of risk and reward because you are constantly trying to stay of your opponents.
A board game inspired by bird watching? While a lot of board game rely on clichéd themes, in Wingspan, players will have to attract birds to their own bird habitats by collecting and playing the best cards. While the game takes some time to learn, it comes with a quick start guide. With beautiful pastel pieces, gorgeously illustrated cards, a realistic food feeder, and great components, the game is absolutely beautiful.
Kanoodle is portable puzzle game that is sort of like Tetris. With both 2D and 3D puzzles, the idea is pretty simple. It comes with a book of different puzzles that gives you a starting configuration that you have to finish. For the 2D puzzles, you must finish the puzzle by placing the Tetris like pieces to fill all of the empty places. If you are ready for the 3D puzzles, you will have to finish a three-dimensional pyramid.
In What Do You Meme? you have to use cards to create funny captions for photos. During each round a photo is chosen and each player is given 7 caption cards. Players play the best caption card. The judge picks the best answer. At the end of the round, the judge rotates to the next player.
A VR escape room? In escape rooms, players work together to solve puzzle to escape before time runs out. Now the fun of an escape room is making its way to board games. This one is super cool because it comes with VR glasses and allows you to see the Escape Room sets in virtual reality. All you need is a phone with the app. If you like narrative-driven games,the game contains a series of puzzles to solve in sealed envelopes. The best part? Nobody is locked inside.
Apples to Apples is basically a family friendly version of Cards Against Humanity. A card is put down and players have to put down a card that best describes the word. For instance, if the word “Gorgeous” is put down, you could play “Mother Nature.” Every round the judge picks the best answer. After each round, the judge is rotated.
Get ready to drop the truth about your friends! In the game, a number of questions are laid out on the table like “How do they really spend their weekends?” Every player has an answer sheet that they pass around, answering various questions. Then all the questions and answers are read. Players choose their favorite answer and have to figure out who wrote it. All of the question are family friendly, but you never know what truth bombs will be dropped.
In Secret Hitler, a satirical and controversial game, one player is secretly chosen to be Hitler. Players are divided into two teams. The Liberals are against Hitler and the Fascists are in support of Hitler. The Fascists have to overthrow the government to make Hitler the ruler. The catch? Hitler won’t know who is on his side and the Liberals won’t know who the secret Hitler is. You can’t trust anybody! Parents should know that the game lying and deceit is encouraged to install a cold blooded leader.
Why watch a horror movie when you can play a horror themed board game? Mysterium is a whodunnit cooperative board game. A ghost has been murdered and players must uncover the killer, location, and murder weapon. One player takes the role of the ghost and the rest of the players are psychics. The catch? The ghost gives clues using only picture cards.
Offered in many different levels, Hanayama puzzles are brain teasing puzzles that you have to take apart and put back together. There are really no clues given so you could spend hours and days coming up with a solution. In order to solve the puzzle, you must experiment with the puzzle to understand the rules. The best part? Taking it apart is just the beginning.
Adult Board Games
Do you really understand your best friend or significant other? We’re Not Really Strangers is a card game designed to strengthen your relationships or create new ones. There are several levels of questions. Level one cards are basic questions like “Are you a coffee or tea person?” Level 2 are deeper questions like “What does love feel like to you?” Level 3 cards are reflection cards, which will bring you closer in unexpected ways. It’s a great way to improve your love or social life.
What happens when you mix Cards Against Humanity with Taboo? In this fast paced game, players race against the clocking trying to get their teammates to guess the word on the card without saying the word. While this is definitely an adult game, parents can pull out some of the more risqué cards and play with teens.
Here’s a game that is sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth. Cards Against Humanity has become hugely popular in colleges. The game encourages players to fill in the blank with the most obscene word to make the funniest response. The cards contain references to raunchy subjects so it is best to keep grandma away.
“What Do You Meme” is a game for adults who just want to laugh uncontrollably. The game has two different types of cards: meme and caption cards. First, a meme card with a picture on it is drawn. Everybody must play a caption card from their set of cards that best describes the picture. A rotating judge then picks the best caption card. Similar to Cards Against Humanity, the game is very naughty with over the top sexual content.
New Phone Who Dis is basically Cards Against Humanity with a cell phone twist. In the game, one player draws an inbox card. Other players have to choose the funniest response. The judge picks the best answer. For example, an inbox card could be “Yo, wanna meet my goldfish this weekend? I think you guys would really vibe.” A replay could be “Is this you trying to flirt with me?” Parents should know that the cards are very dirty and sexual and similar to the level of vulgarity you would find in Cards Against Humanity.
Incohearent is designed to get everybody talking. Each card has a series of incoherent words on the front. When recited together these words sound like the hidden word on the back of the card. For example, try saying “real agents sip gulls” out loud. The hidden phrase is Relationship Goals. Each round last 60 seconds and players try to decode up to 3 cards. Designed for 17 and older, there are definitely “adult” cards but they can be removed to make the game more family friendly.
Almost everyone has played the game of Telephone. This is Telphone sketched out! It’s a game where you draw, pass, and guess and laugh out loud at the final outcome at the end. The fun part? As the drawings are passed down, they evolve as players try to guess the drawings. The After Dark version lives up to its name with word suggestions like “Doggie Style,” “Anaconda”, and “Jackhammer.” It’s a game best played after dark.
Could a game be more ADULT than Cards Against Humanity? In Joking Hazard, you have to finish off a three pane comic book strip with one of your cards. The judge will then pick the best card. Like Cards Against Humanity, the game is obscene. The comics contain bad words, sexual imagery, and gore so the game is intended for adult audiences only.
How well do you know your friends? Things get personal with Do You Know Me. Each player is put in the hot seat. The player reads a series of five yes or no questions. Other players have to decide either yes or no with their voting cards. The player in the hot seat then reveals their answers. Parents should know that there are a lot of “naughty” cards. You can remove them but the game becomes rather dull without them.
Monikers is a raunchy rated party game that makes you think. The game is simple. You draw a card and have to get your teammates to guess what it is. The catch? The game is played in 3 rounds. In the first round, you can use any words, sounds, or gestures. In the seonds round, you can only use one word. In the third round, you can only use charades. There are RRated cards but it is easy to set those aside and make the game PG-13.
In Red Flags, players set up each other on hot dates. We meant terrible dates! During every round, one player is the single friend. There are white and red cards. The idea is to make suggestions with the white “perk” cards to win the single person over. The white cards have characteristics on them like “loves to cuddle” or “has an 8-pack”. The only problem? Watch out for the red flags- the red cards, which other players use to sabotage your choice. Your date might be perfect but what if he sounds like a chipmunk. The goal is to woo the single person over with your choice and argue why the other choices are terrible. While there are a few references to “sex”, it’s much tamer compared to Cards Against Humanity.
Which of your friend’s Google history would you like to see the most? In Voting Game, you’ll really get to know your friends. During each round a question card is turned over. Players then vote anonymously for the friend which best represents the question card. Which friend will you vote for?
Based on the internet slang expression, “Slide into your DMs”, this adult party game is reminiscent of Cards Against Humanity. The idea is to fill in the blank in a Direct Message with the funniest play card. While it’s a lot tamer than Cards Against Humanity, it’s still intended for mature audiences and has a lot of sexual references.
Get the manager! Do you ever read online reviews? If you like reading only the funniest and most ridiculous reviews, Over-Rated is for you. In the game, a location card is put down. Players have to play the funniest review card. It’s just like writing a funny Yelp review for your favorite place. While it’s mature rated and not for the easily offended, none of the cards are as crude as Cards Against Humanity.