* Games to break the ice and set the tone of your party
* For adults 18+
* Keep reading for top picks
Below is a roundup of some of our top board and card games for adult parties to help make your next soiree lively and spirited. The goal of these games and the success of your party is not just about how well you score, but how much you and your guests laugh, connect with new people and create new memories.
1. Dirty Minds Card Game
The Dirty Minds Card Game by TDC Games is described as the “world’s cleanest dirty game.” The game is completely clean unless the players have a dirty mind. All answers are clean and the player to correctly answer the question with the correct clean answer will be rewarded a card. The first person to have all five of the lettered cards to spell out “DIRTY” wins the game. Easy to play and meant to be funny, this game will have you laughing from the first card.
2. Taboo Buzz’d Game
Taboo Buzz’d by Hasbro is the electronic version of the classic Taboo game, which challenges you to guess fast then pass the handheld game console to the next player as quickly as you can. Your team has to guess words while you give clues but don’t say one of the Taboo words or the other team is going to buzz you. The electronic version is quick to set up and easy to play as the game unit keeps the score for you.
3. The Game of Nasty THINGS…
The Game of Nasty THINGS by PlayMonster is a hilariously nasty game where one person reads a topic card aloud and then everyone writes down their response. Your answer can be anything that comes to mind as there are no right or wrong answers. Once written, all the responses will be read aloud and you have to figure out who said what. You won’t believe the shocking THINGS the people you know will come up with.
4. Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is a number one best seller for a reason–it is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you have played before, this one is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends can get. The game is simple—each round, one player asks a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.
5. CoolCats & Ass Hats
CoolCats & AssHats is a card game for a more fun party. It is a game where stuff actually happens and is as silly and stupid as it is offensive and inappropriate. The object is to guess what your friends like and dislike. If you’re right, you are a CoolCat and life gets better for a round. If you are wrong, you are an AssHat–and there is a strong chance everyone else will be laughing at your expense.
6. Disturbed Friends
Billed as “the worst game ever made,” this is the party card game you will wish you never played. You get to vote on what you think your friends will do in horrible situations. Includes instructions and voting cards for up to 10 players.
7. Apples to Apples Party in a Box
Apples to Apples challenges you to think on your feet, get a little silly and find out how your friends and family think. There are just two types of cards: Things and Descriptions. Each player takes turns being the judge and pulling the next description card. The first player to collect four description cards wins the game. This game has so many cards and possibilities it’s never, ever the same game twice.