What does an ideal evening for getting together look like? Loud, heated discussion on politics, the stock markets or real estate, perhaps? While those sound like normal stuff, it is far from what most dream about especially when they have to forget about responsibilities for a few hours. Instead of drinking all night long, parties open doors for old friends to reunite while reminiscing about their childhoods and for new bonds/ friendships to form.
Despite technological changes, party games have remained the go-to form of entertainment for catching up over food and drinks. If you are planning a party and looking for party game ideas for adults, you are at the right place. Here are some of the best party games for your crew:
- Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition
- Cards Against Humanity
- Disturbed Friends – This Game Should be Banned
- Reverse Charades Board Game – The Fun & Hilarious Family Games
- What Do You Meme?
- WTF Did You Say?: A Party Game Against All Dignity and Morality
- Draw What?!
- DRUNK STONED OR STUPID
- Never Have I Ever, The Game of Poor Life Decisions
- 5 Second Rule Uncensored
- The Voting Game
- Have Fun!
Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition
As labeled on the box, this is a hardcore game. It also goes ahead to say that the “Exploding Kittens Not Safe for Work Edition is a card game ideal for people who are into kittens and explosions, and boob wizards, and sometimes butts.” In a nutshell, this game is ideal for everyone in the world!
Before buying or playing Exploding Kittens, you should think of it as a fast-paced and a kitten-fueled version of the Russian Roulette. The game needs two to five players, and the players take turns drawing cards with the hopes of totally avoiding all the Exploding Kitten cards. If you invariably draw an Exploding Kitten card, you are dead because exploding kittens are dangerous. The only way to get around the Exploding Kitten is if you have a Defuse card that will distract the kitty from blowing up. Think about the catnip sandwiches, belly rubs, and laser pointers. You need all the remaining cards to mitigate, move and to avoid the exploding kittens.
If you have more decks, you can have up to nine players playing at once. Remember that this is the most backed project in Kickstarter history and all the cards have illustrations from The Oatmeal.
Cards Against Humanity
If you are looking for a game for horrible people, then get Cards Against Humanity – it is one of the best adult party games. Unlike other party games, this is the game that promises the most fun because it is as awkward and as despicable as you and your friends.
Being horrible as you are, you don’t need a complicated game hence its simplicity. When playing, each round requires that a player asks a question from the Black Card and then everyone answers with their funniest White Card. Simple, isn’t it?
Disturbed Friends – This Game Should be Banned
As the name suggests, this is the worst game ever! It isn’t for the light-hearted as it comes with 250 disturbing questions as well as 100 offensive cartoon #WINNING cards. By the end of the night, you will wish you never played this game.
To play and win, you vote on what you think your friends will do in the most horrible situations. Besides that, the game is designed to find out just how disturbed your friends are but more importantly, how disturbed your friends think you are. So, you will have to deal with sexual scenarios, horrible situations, and even unethical debates!
Like every game, it comes with game rules as well as voting cards for a maximum of ten players but, this game is so simple, ‘a handicapped goat could play!’ This game will make you re-evaluate your friendships and also, you will hate yourself!
Reverse Charades Board Game – The Fun & Hilarious Family Games
This is simply Charades with a Twist! Since charades is a favorite for most families you wouldn’t want you to throw away your family traditions, why not make charades a little more interesting by playing it in reverse? Instead of one person acting out the clue for the team to guess, the team acts out the clue for one person to guess, sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
This game is ideal for the whole family so; you don’t have to exclude some people. It is easy to learn and fun to play!
What Do You Meme?
First off, this game isn’t intended for children. Now that we are clear about that, ‘What Do You Meme?’ is the new party game everyone is talking about. It lets you complete with your family and friends by creating the funniest memes. The game has 435 cards with 360 caption cards and 75 photo cards.
You have to pair the caption cards with the photo cards when playing and a rotating judge picks the best combination in every round. Playing time lasts between 30 and 60 seconds, and you can have between three and twenty players.
WTF Did You Say?: A Party Game Against All Dignity and Morality
All humanity hates this game, and this is why you should have it at your next party! It gets bigger and better than your competition, and it stretches the boundaries of morality compared to any other game you will play. This game will take most of the night noting that it has 594 cards. 108 of the 594 cards are Red Rule cards while the 486 cards are White Cards. It is an incredible game that will take hours of playing, and you will all hate yourselves at the end of the game.
This is an epic party board game that is both hilarious and offensive! This game is better suited for fans of “imagination” games as well as persons with a general mentality of ‘the crude, the better.’ In one description, Draw What is being described as “It is as if Cards Against Humanity and Pictionary merged with Candy Land and Charades.”
It is a fascinating board game with a customized whiteboard and a dry-erase marker! There are 75 cards with 375 hilariously twisted words and phrases. There also are four custom game pieces with a dice and a timer – all to bring awkward silences as well as irrelevant humor to social gatherings!
Teams get to draw ridiculous things, and if your teammates can guess what you are drawing or acting out, then you move along the game. Along the road, you may come across go-go squares which double your roll or the No-No squares that send you to rehab where you’ll lose your turn!
DRUNK STONED OR STUPID
This is a hilarious game that lets you pick which one of your friends is most likely to do something listed in the cards. To play, you pick a card, read it out loud and then decide who in the group should be tagged with that card and why. The person who ends up with the most cards loses!
Note that this game isn’t about guessing the friend who is stoned, stupid or drunk. Also, this game gets pretty real, and it isn’t for the lighthearted.
Never Have I Ever, The Game of Poor Life Decisions
This has to be the most played party game for adults, and it’s been played on The Ellen Show severally! It has 485 cards as well as 65 rule cards calling out on life’s most embarrassing, awkward and hilarious moments. This game lets you watch your friends spill the beans on their most embarrassing revelations. Be ready for a good laugh and some dark secrets!
If you are looking for an opportunity to relive unforgettable moments as well as an opportunity to learn more about your friends, Never Have I Ever is your party game of choice.
5 Second Rule Uncensored
This is one of the most exhilarating and a fast-paced party game. To play, pick a card, read out the seemingly easy topic, and start the timer. With only five seconds, you have to name three things that fit the topic. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! Players will get tongue-tied, and you will hear the funniest answers out of their mouths. So, get ready to laugh as the twisted timer makes a fun ‘zoooooop!’ sound as the marbles race down!
There are 576 questions on 288 cards and a 5-second twisted timer, plus rules! It allows for 3 or more players.
The Voting Game
Did you have one of those votes in high school where all the students voted on what certain students would be “most likely” to accomplish? This is like that, but actually fun!
This is a hilarious game that reveals what your friends think of you – In a fun way. There are 200 cards with Questions like “Who gives the most awkward hugs” and “Who would survive the longest in a zombie apocalypse?”. You can also purchase expansion packs like The Voting Game NSFW Expansion that includes another 100 Question cards.
Each player places their vote on the chosen question and the player who gets the most votes can guess who voted them which leads to awesome stories being shared.
Who said partying has to be all about dancing? You can make the most out of the night or day by enjoying good food, wine, and a hearty game! Try any one or all of these party games and you’ll have a ball!
Photo: Helena Lopes