10 More Board Games for Adults
Published on June 25th, 2014
Written by: Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
Some time ago, we had a very informative post on the best board games for adults. Who would have thunk that board games for adults would become a big thing?
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather play board games for adults when at a friend’s than have everyone else doing his own thing on a smartphone or tablet. I think it’s time that we raise the flag for more human interaction, even if it’s silly board games!
Here are 10 more board games for adults that will give you a good night (at home or elsewhere) with like-minded friends.
1. Boxers or Briefs?
Let’s start with silly, shall we?
Boxers or Briefs? is good for 4-10 players. It’s basically a trivia game, but this time, the players are the ones who are put on the hot seat. There is the potential for embarrassment, but hey, that’s part of the fun!
Available on Amazon for $14.
2. Drink a Palooza Board Game
While we’re talking silly, why not dive right into a drinking game? Any game can be turned into a drinking game, but here’s a board game that actually is all about getting you to drink as it combines practically all drinking games in one package.
Available at Spencer’s for $24.99.
3. Wits & Wagers
Trivia games are always fun, especially for people who think they know everything and show everyone else how “smart” they are; but what about people who are not treasure troves of useless information? Wits & Wagers is the board game for that because it throws in a different angle: betting on the answers of people. Think of all the possibilities that brings up!
You can always bet on the “smart” people’s answers, and increase your chances of winning. If no one gets the correct answer, the closest answer wins.
While children 10 and up can play the game, adults can have a lot of fun with this board game as well.
Get it here.
4. Dirty Minds
It’s probably not what you think, because this board game, while suggested for adults, is all about “clean” answers. So, the dirtier your mind is, the worse you will be at playing. One thing’s for sure: you’ll all have a hoot playing.
Get it here.
If you’ve always dreamt of being a pirate, then a night of playing Libertalia will delight you. You can even have your teenaged relatives join you, so you can be a cool aunt or uncle. Just make sure you bring your ruthless, competitive self to the game, else you might end up having to walk the plank.
6. Ladies & Gentlemen
If you’re up for a humorous night playing glamorous grown ups, then this board game might do the trick. Players have to have a sense of humor, though, as things get rather silly with players teaming up as couples; and the man having to earn as much money as he can, while the woman spends it all. Oh, it’s kind of sexist, too, so don’t invite your hardcore feminist friends.
Get it here.
Play a board game that will take you back in time where you have to earn cards for special powers, with the ultimate goal of getting the most victory points. It’s a game of wits and strategy, with power and money at stake. It’s also suitable for kids, but things always get more interesting when adults vie for glory.
8. Smart Ass
Another trivia game, Smart Ass adds more fun by allowing anyone to yell out the answer any time. You know that smart ass in your group who always beats everyone to the punch when a question is asked? You can be that in this game. Just make sure it doesn’t come to punches…
Get Smart Ass here.
You never really know what’s going on inside one’s head, but with this game, you can get in there. To play the game, you have to choose a set of friends – those playing and some absent. For each turn, a friend is chosen to be the subject of the question, and the person whose turn it is makes things up based on the question picked. For example: “Imaginiff _____ were a crime. Which would he/she be?”
Yup, you saw this coming – your imagination’s the limit.
This is a bonus game, as you can’t get it anywhere, but you can make your own setup. BattleSHOTS is based on the iconic game, Battleships, but all you need is a tablecloth, some cardboard, shotglasses, and alcohol, of course. Learn how to set BattleSHOTS up here.
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