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Game On: The Ultimate SPY Guide to Puzzles & Games

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* The best games and puzzles for kids and adults
* Drinking games, “Cards Against Humanity” spin-offs, puzzles and more
* Great gifts, stocking stuffers, and entertainment ideas for holiday parties

Grab the beers, snacks and your friends because it’s game night! Whether you’re looking for something cheeky (think “Cards Against Humanity”) or if you’re up to take on the world’s most challenging puzzle book, we’ve rounded up the best games and puzzles you’ll want to play A.S.A.P.

  

Unofficial “Cards Against Humanity” Knock-Offs

  

Known as the “the party game for horrible people,” Cards Against Humanity continues to liven up game night and parties of all types. With its popularity continuously growing; it’s no surprise there are plenty of hilarious and raunchy knock-offs that provide endless hours of entertainment for the world’s most popular party game. Follow link below to check out the official SPY guide to unofficial “Cards Against Humanity” alternatives that you can play now.

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Game Night: 5 Unofficial “Cards Against Humanity” Knock-Offs

  

The Best Logic, Puzzle and Brain Teaser Books

  

Brain Games including puzzles, trivia challenges, riddles and problem-solving are all designed to not only challenge your skills but also keep your brain young. Just like exercise helps to keep your body fit and functioning, puzzle games will help keep your brain active and give a cognitive advantage for those who regularly play them. We’ve picked 8 of the best logic, puzzle and trivia challenge books to help you regrow your brain — and outsmart your competitors. Check out our favorites in link below.

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“Cards Against Humanity” Expansions to Update Your Collection

  

The raunchier and arguably more fun version of Apples to Apples is one of the best card games to play at a party, but if you need some fresh ways to play, you’re in luck. Take your card game to a new level with these spin off games and expansions, including a 90s themed version.

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5 “Cards Against Humanity” Expansions to Update Your Collection

  

Unique Chess Sets

  

Most experts believe that the modern game of chess originated in India between 280 and 550 CE, while a minority are convinced that the Chinese invented the two-player board game. While its true that the origins are up for debate, the version we play today is said to have been modified sometime around 1475. Since then, we’ve seen all kinds of variants spanning multiple genres. We picked the ten most challenging and fun versions of the classic game. See our selections in the link below.

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Unusual Games You’ve Never Heard (But Glad You Did)

  

Tired of the same old game night choices? Bored of all your board games? Played “UNO” one too many times lately? Try one of these unusual options and explore a strange new world of IRL social gaming possibilities instead. Trust us, your housemates and significant others will thank you. See below for our top picks.

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Diverse Diversions: 6 Unusual Games You’ve Never Heard of For Your Next Game Night

  

The Best Playing Cards for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans

  

If you’re into playing cards and love Space Westerns, futuristic superheroes, horrific elder gods or actual space exploration, deal yourself in with these nine best playing card sets for sci-fi and fantasy fans. Because while Synthoids may prefer chess, poker is the universal game of humans in space.

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The Best Drinking Games

  

Although warm summer days are gone, it doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun. Grab your friends and a few bottles of your favorite alcoholic beverage, because it’s time to “Get lit” (as the kids say) with these 12 adult drinking games that will be a great addition to any party. Check out link below for our favorite boozy games for adults only.

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Get Lit With These Grown-Up Drinking Games

  

The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle Book

  

Escape Rooms have become a go-to tourist attraction in many major cities over the past few years, and it’s easy to understand why. Solving hard puzzles will always be fun, especially with friends. But there’s one puzzle that’s been around since the 80s, and it’s still stumping people today. It’s called Maze: Solve the World’s Most Challenging Puzzle. And it’s much more than just a book. Find out more details in link below.

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This Is The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle Book