Gathering with friends is always one of the best ways to have fun and rest. But do you want to make your meetups even more immersive and memorable? Try to pick up a board game that would be exciting for everyone in the group. It will be great entertainment and an opportunity to know each other a bit closer in an uninhibited manner.
Before ordering a board game for a group, think of each person to understand what is exciting enough or them. Some companies prefer trivia games, while others will get bored playing something for the non-adult audience. Consider the difficulty level, the number of players, and the temperament recommendation. We decided to help you out a bit and selected 7 most popular and catchy board games for group play.
1. What Do You Meme?
What Do You Meme is a board game for large companies with up to 20 adult players. The gist of the entire game is to make up memes using cards with pictures and cards with captions. The cool thing is that all images and captions are real Internet memes gathered from different social media platforms. Players have to use random cards in their hands to create the funniest meme. One of the players is the unbiased judge who has to look at how players react and detect the funniest meme of the round.
Another advantage of the What Do You Meme game is that you can stop and continue playing whenever you want. Rounds are usually quite short, and it’s easy to count scores and define the winner. Moreover, you can change the rules if you want!
2. The Voting Game
The Voting Game is a board game for a bit smaller groups that involve not less than 5 and to more than 10 adult players. The gameplay of The Voting Game lasts from 30 to 60 minutes. One of the players is always a judge whose task is to ask everyone a weird question. All players have to vote for one of the players if they think that he or she fits the question the most. The person who gets the biggest amount at the end of the round wins.
The rules are extremely simple, so you don’t have to train for several rounds to understand what goes where. You just take the cards and go. It’s recommended to play The Voting Game with people you know for a long time to know something new about them.
3. Hot Seat
The Hot Seat game has the same player count and round duration as The Voting Game, but it’s better played with people whom you met recently. Using the randomizer, one of the players sits on the hot seat, picks up 3 random cards, then shows one of them to the group. The rest of the players should think of the most probable answer the player on the hot seat would give to the question on the card. After that, all players show their answers, and the hot-seat player chooses the one that describes him or her better.
Most questions in the game are quite simple and funny so that everyone could get acquainted with each other a little better. However, some questions can be cringe-worthy, so be ready for that. It’s very fun to make joky guesses and make everyone laugh. It’s not a game for very shy people, though.
4. Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition
Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition is a small game for 2-5 players and 30-minute rounds. If you’d like to adopt it for a group of 9 players, you have to buy an additional deck. In fact, creators of the game were inspired by the Russian Roulette and, obviously, kittens.
There is a large deck of cards on the table, and players have to pull them out one by one until someone gets an explosive kitten card. The player who pulls it leaves the game. However, it’s possible to return if there are defusing cards in the player’s hands. Catnip sandwiches and laser pointers will work it out the best. Everyone should use the cards to get rid of explosive furries and survive. The game never gets boring due to ultra fast-paced rounds and hilarious adult-style humor without borders.
5. Telestrations After Dark
Rounds in this game are even faster than in Exploding Kittens and involve 4-8 players. Telestrations After Dark is a combination of a good old drawing game with the telephone game and a selection of dirty words.
Each player is given a small whiteboard and a special marker. To start, you have to pull a card with a word or phrase and try to draw what you saw. Next, everyone should guess what it is, and that’s where all the fun comes in! There are over 1200 cards so that you can play as many rounds as you want. With expansion sets, you can continue playing forever.
6. One Night Ultimate Werewolf
If your friends are fans of role-playing games, they will enjoy this one. One Night Ultimate Werewolf is an RPG for 3-10 players and quick 10-minute rounds. All players in the game are severe competitors.
The roles are assigned randomly, so you can become a werewolf, a troublemaker, a seer, or one of the rest 7 characters. Each of them has unique traits and abilities. During the night phase, players have to switch their roles secretively. Next, every player has to make an attempt to guess who’s the werewolf in disguise. Guessing is really challenging as the roles swap every time you start a new round. Unlike the majority of games on the list, it’s also family-friendly.
7. Wits & Wagers Deluxe Edition
Wits & Wagers Deluxe Edition is a fun trivia game with medium-duration rounds and an unlimited number of players (the minimal player count is 4). This game lets you challenge everyone’s general knowledge. However, you don’t have to be a brainiac to win. All players are asked the same question at the beginning of the round and then try to guess the correct answer. There are over 120 questions, so a fun play night with your friends is guaranteed.
Get Ready for Action!
Now that you know how to have even more fun, it’s high time to invite your friends! Be careful and don’t buy just what you like the most. The best board game is the one that considers the tastes of everyone at the table. If you know other cool board games for gatherings, tell everyone about them in the comments. You can also share the article with friends to know which of them are their favorites.