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Here, we'll show you the board games for adults you should be playing!

The team at Gamertelligence loves new and exciting board games. That's why we always try them and shake things up a bit from the classic board game like Monopoly game

This round of games for adults is everything for all the fun and bonding you need.

Grab your cheap bottle of wine, and let's dive in!

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13 Best Board Games For Adults

Dinner party games and drinking games with friends are all good. But they're not really on the cards right now. The pandemic legacy has taken a disproportionate toll on "hanging out" with friends. Fortunately, you can still get a dose of some indoor fun by playing a fun board game. And we're not talking about the usual Scrabble or Catan.

Here are the 13 best games for adults:

1. Hedbanz Adulting

A fun, fast-paced game of "What am I?" questions, it's a hilarious take on charades.  With seven categories from, binge-worthy TV shows to the hottest apps, players must go head-to-head guessing their cards. It comes with 6 headbands and 244 cards, plus your 90-second timer. This is the perfect game if you're in the mood to think.

2. Hasbro Clue Game

Who murdered the host? Try your hand at crime-busting with this exciting twist on the popular strategy game, Clue. With new rooms to investigate and new weapons to eliminate, make your accusations carefully. The game now comes with a double-sided board, so you can choose to play the classic mansion or try out the boardwalk game. This works well for family game night, too!

3. Adult Loaded Question

Guess which player wrote which answer. Dive into a memorable session of crazy questions, comical answers, and nonstop laughter. Adult Loaded Question is a game of hilarious "who said what?" Each player takes a turn spinning the wheel then reads aloud the color-corresponding question. The other players secretly write their answers and the player that did the asking chooses the winner for that round by selecting their favorite, most disturbing, and most imaginative answer.

4. Hive

The Hive is a highly addictive, award-winning strategic match for two players that are crawling with possibilities. There are 22 pieces; 11 black and 11 white, each depicting a face of a creature that moves in a unique way. The goal is to block your opponent's queen by placing down your tiles while also trying to block your opponent from trapping your own queen. Pass on chess. This might be your next favorite game.

5. Mattel Games Blokus Duo

This one is the perfect strategy game for two. Players take turns placing down their 21 pieces on the board but each piece must connect to another of the same color at the corners. The goal is to get the most pieces on the board, and when no more can be placed, the player left with the fewest pieces wins!

6. Rummikub by Pressman

Because it's so easy to learn and it's fast-moving, Rummikub is one of the world’s best-selling and most-played games in the world! Combine luck and strategy, the objective of this viral game is to be the first to use all your numbered tiles by taking turns and placing them down in runs or groups, Rummy-style. 

7. Scythe Board Game

With a setup in an alternate-history 1920s period, Scythe is a timeless engine-building activity giving players complete control over their fate. Players start the game with a different resource, location, and a hidden goal to achieve, with the winner at end of the game having the greatest fortune. There is a lot of rules upfront but after getting through them the game is actually a lot easier to understand.

8. Spontuneous - The Song Game

Are your game nights falling a little flat? Then this old-fashioned, tabletop game is the perfect activity. Rules are simple: one player announces a Trigger-Word, the others must perform a song that includes that word. First to sing a song with a minimum of 5 words containing the Trigger-Word get to move on the board. Sing it or shout it, talent isn't needed!

9. Telestration

This is a game that alternates between drawing and guessing the drawing. It starts by you sketching a word listed on a card, then it's passed on to the next player where they then write down what they think your drawing is. Get ready for so much fun and laughter. This is loosely the illustrated form of Chinese Whispers.

10. Indie Boards and Cards Terraforming Mars Board Game

This addictive board game allows you to compete with rival CEOs to make Mars habitable. Suitable for 1 to 5 players ages 12 and up, you can complete over 200 different projects. The game comes with a board that depicts an accurate map of the Tharsis region of Mars, featuring Valles Marineris, 3 of Mars' 4 volcanoes, and the site where the first man-made lander touched down.

11. Drink-A-Palooza

Beer pong and flip cup are old school. Meet the ultimate party board game! This takes the best classics and combined them into one fun interactive board. You must compete against other players in mini-games like Flip Cup or Pong to get miniaturized bottles to fill your six-pack holder in order to win the game. This features several party games in one! 

12. Drawing Without Dignity

This uncensored party game is full of quick sketches and points stealing; an interactive, fun alternative to bring your adults-only game night to life. Pictionary-style, it's a race to draw and guess highly inappropriate cues from the deck of cards. If you love games similar to Cards Against Humanity, you'll want to check this game out. 

13. Game of Thrones Monopoly

An elegant, unique and special edition MONOPOLY, we all know the gameplay for this. This is "Game of Thrones" meets the "Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game" in a recommended 18 and over edition as there is war, violence, and death involved. Now's your chance to fight for the Iron Throne and dominate Westeros.

13 Board Games For Grownups You Can Play At A Party

Playing games is more than just - you guessed it - fun and games. This is why puzzles and board games are experiencing a renaissance. These games invite strategic and creative thinking, cooperation, teamwork, and of course, a chance to connect with those you love.

Today, we've gathered up some of the best party board games for adults to keep that party going.

Here are 13 party games for adults:

14. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

This one is a fast-paced, bluffing card game for 3 to 10 players where everyone is dealt a secret role, each with their own special ability. No moderators, no eliminations, each game lasts about 10 minutes. It's one night, and in the morning, your village decides who is the werewolf! It's fun and engaging, and you'll want to play it again and again.

15. Czech Games Codenames

A social word game with a simple objective but with fun and challenging gameplay. 2 teams will compete to contact their secret agents known only by their codenames by having their spymaster give one-word clues that will point to words on the game board. Great game for 2 or more players.

16. Cranium Dark

This hilarious board game packs some suspenseful gameplay, perfect for when you want to host an epic game night. Have players guess the word on your Cranium card by acting it out in the style of your Action card.

17. Disturbed Friends

Find out how disturbed your friends are. This game pieces things together for you to figure out your friends when a question card is drawn. Simply vote which answer you believe they'll choose. Remember, this game is designed not just to see how disturbed they are, but also how disturbed they think you are!

18. Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition

A card game for people who likes an exploding kitten. With an adult twist, of course. A card game with basic rules; if you explode, you lose.  You can even go for the expansion pack.

19. Drunk Stoned or Stupid

Gather 3 or more of your friends who you have incriminating stories about. Adult board game night can't get better than this.

20. Dirty Charades

Charades with a dirty and hilarious twist! Players pick a card and act out the naughty suggestions. Don't play this for family board game night!

21. The Voting Game

Who would survive the longest in a zombie apocalypse? This is a voting game where hilarious truths are discovered. Beware: Questions hold nothing back!

22. Quickwits

For people who love trivial pursuit and thinking fast, Quickwits is a fast-paced adult party game. The objective is to win more cards than your friends! 

23. Blockbuster: The Game

This base game is super fun for all movie lovers. The Movie Buzzer Battle round has you battling out movie titles based on a topic drawn on a card. Then with Triple Charades Jeopardy, you act out a word or quote from the movie for your team to guess. This game brings a hefty dose of nostalgia.

24. Drunk Confidence

This adult game is a great way to break the ice with a fellow player. 250 cards are included in this game with a mix of challenges that range from fun pop culture, hilarious random acts, singing, and more. Fun for any number of players.

25. Smart Ass

The first player to yell out the correct answer wins the round. In a game of fast thinking and fast-talking, you win by being first to answer Who, What, and Where am I questions. 

26. 5-Second Rule

A rapid-fire fun game, you draw a card and must provide 3 answers in 5 seconds! Easy to learn and loads of fun!

13 Funny And Entertaining Board Games Designed For Adults

Are you feeling bored? No need to switch on the TV. Instead, kick the boredom the good old-fashioned way - playing funny board games. These outrageously entertaining board games will give you an endless supply of screen-free fun.

Here are 13 funny board games designed for adults:

27. Joking Hazard

Create a hilarious dirty three-panel comic. The game has flexible rules and is big on sarcasm and comic relief.

28. Scrawl

A hilarious drawing party game that can go wrong, very quickly. Simply pick one of 240 loaded phrases, doodle your interpretation of it and pass it on.

29. What do you Meme?

Compete to create the funniest memes. Everyone will have a good laugh as you romp through the wittiest parts of your brain. This is a classic game where you don't need to be on the internet to find the most absurd memes.

30. Verified

Do you know Social Media? If you do then be the first to comment on the questions as they're readout. Verified takes the internet and turns it into a fun and entertaining party game!

31. For the Girls Adult Party Games

This one is for the girls! A card is drawn, and the player, sometimes even the whole group, must perform whatever action is on the card. Designed for 17+, this game contains mature content.

32. Sushi Go!

A pick and pass card game that any person can play, the aim is to try to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. 

33. Sparked

A hilarious and inspiring game, Sparked is addictively fun. Spark some soulful conversations to laugh-out-loud moments!

34. That's What She Said

This is a crazy fun party in a box with hilarity on every turn. Players match hilarious red setup cards to the funniest white phrase cards and results will have you in side-splitting laughter.

35. Privacy

Privacy has players anonymously answer brazen and shameless questions. Get answers to the provocative questions you have always been afraid to ask!

36. Monikers

It's simple: get your friends to guess the name on a card. It's the perfect party game that takes 1 minute to learn.

37. Throw Throw Burrito

What do you get when you cross dodgeball with a card game? Throw Throw Burrito! The objective is to collect sets of cards faster than the other players simultaneously dodging and throwing squishy burritos.

38. Watch Ya Mouth

Hilarious, fun, and competitive. This game is sure to be a hit at your next party!

39. What's Yours Like?

Clever, witty, and outrageous. In this game, everyone gets to play a different role.

Downloadable And Printable List of Board Games for Adults

Here is a downloadable and printable jpg/pdf list of board games for adults (right-click the image and select Save Image As...):

Frequently Asked Questions

Having a game night with friends or family has always been a great way to spend quality time together. But you've still got questions about board games, check out these FAQs.

Do adults still buy board games?

Board games are still very popular today, especially as more and more creative and hilariously fun games are released.

What are the most popular board games right now?

Chess and Monopoly are still the world's top-selling tabletop games.

How much do I need to spend to have any of these board games?

It depends on the board game, but most won't break the bank. Generally, they can range between $10-$45. Most are easily available online so compare prices from all the available options.

Is board games better than online games?

Because board games are a social activity that brings people together, no matter how advanced technology becomes, people still search and crave that physical interaction. It can be an amazing feeling to sit down with friends and family and just have a good laugh.

What are the benefits of playing board games?

Board games can increase brain function and reduce stress. Depending on the game, it can teach you about setting goals and being patient. Most will also have you exercising your creativity and your self-confidence.

How To Pick The Best Board Games for Adults

Picking a fun game can be a tricky affair when you have so many choices. You want to create big laughs, hilarious situations and have an all-around good time. So, what should you look out for when choosing the best board games for adults? We have the scoop on how to go about it.

Here's how to pick the best board games for adults:

1. Identify the Players

The most important consideration is who will be playing the games. If it's for a party, you might want to go through the attendance list. What is the age of the players? Your granny might want to go with more traditional games such as monopoly, while your cousins might prefer a hipper game. Also, consider the gender of those playing. Guys may enjoy some games more than the ladies and vice versa.

2. Consider the Vibe of the Occasion

Is it just a bunch of friends hanging out? Is it a family gathering? A Christmas party, perhaps? Whatever the case, you want to pick a game that resonates with the occasion. For example, if it's a birthday party, then a birthday-themed match would be ideal.

3. Where Will the Games Be Played?

Consider the location of the games. Some games will work well indoors, while others can be played outdoors. Also, consider whether there will be kids around. You don't want to play an adult-themed game around the kids.

4. Complexity of the Game

You want to go with a simple game to understand if there's a chance the players are not familiar with the game

5. Time

Consider the amount of time you want to spend playing the game. Some games take way longer than others. Pick a game that everyone will enjoy for the time you have available.

More Awesome Games

Just like you, we love some good, organized fun. And that's why we can't get enough of playing board games that bring a smile to our faces. Luckily, we have more games where these came from.

  1. Are you getting together with your family? Check out our favorite minute to win it games. They're great for the whole family.
  2. Now that the vaccines have been rolled out, it's not too early for some post-pandemic preparations. Here are some of the best party games to enjoy when it's safe to party together again.
  3. Who said the office has to be solemn and cold? Here's our roundup of the best office games to play this year. A cooperative game is what the office needs.

In Conclusion

Games for adults are a dime a dozen. The key to having a good time is picking the right one for the occasion. I hope you found some board games you like and will use for a long time to come. As always, leave a comment and tell us about your favorite board game.

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