Top 10 Board Games For Adults and Parties

This list of board games for adults was compiled with the idea that the success of a party game should be measured more by how much you laugh and connect with other people, than how well you score in the game.Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a good time. This list is a a compilation of top games that got high customer reviews and are recommended to be crowd pleasers for a variety of people and personalities.

Top 10 Board Games for Parties
Time's Up - Deluxe!

Racing through the deck of fame your team competes in three fun-filled rounds to guess the most celebrities. But the time is ticking and you're scrambling to get your partner to identify the name on your card. Got it right? Grab another! This deluxe edition of Time's Up! includes an electronic programmable timer.

Players take turns trying to get their partners to guess famous titles of songs, movies, fine art, etc. The first round, pretty much anything goes. You can say whatever you think will get your partner to guess correctly, as long as you don't say any words on the card. But you can't pass. The second round, you use the same titles and can say only one word to get a guess and you can pass if you can't think of a good one. This round usually goes pretty fast. The third round, no words are allowed. Your partner must guess off gestures and sound effects only.

This game is TONS of fun and has great multi-generational appeal.

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party
Loaded Questions

If you're looking for fun board games for an adults party, this is it! Its questions will evoke laughter, spark discussion, and have you reminiscing about things you hadn't thought about in years.

The player who rolls, reads the question for the color they landed on. The four question categories are: Hypotheticals, Anything Goes, No-Brainers, and Personals.

The question might be, If you could change one event in the course of world history, what would it be? or What is your favorite brand of deodorant?

All players other than the roller write down their personal answers, and the answers are read aloud by the previous roller. It is up to the current roller to guess who gave which answer. The roller advances one space for each correct match.

There are also Reversal spaces, where the roller will write an answer down, and the other players must guess what s/he wrote. The first player to land on the Win! space and match every player's answer correctly, wins the game. It's an entertaining game that will bring you closer to your friends, family, and even people you never knew before!

There are a couple different versions of this games that are all fun, are if you are looking for something for a particular crowd. Check out:

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party

Grab the bull by the horns: Balderdash is back! With new content and even a new category, this is a fresh way to separate the strange truth from creative fibs.

The movie is called Buford's Beach Bunnies. Can you guess the plot? All players write down a fake plot, except the one who knows the real answer. Mix up the responses and see if you can find the true answer. Is it about a hillbilly lifeguard? Is it about the rich owner of a barbecued rabbit sandwich empire? How about a 10-year-old who moves into the Playboy mansion?

Categories are Weird Words, Marvelous Movies, Incredible Initials and Peculiar People. The answer? The real move is about a rabbit sandwich magnate. great addition to your party board games for adults and like minded.

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party
Electronic Catch Phrase

If you've played Catch Phrase, you know it's an action-packed crowd pleaser. If you haven't... well, think of it as Password meets Hot Potato. Fun as ever, technology lets this unit hold thousands of clues, and it even keeps score for you. Ready? The category is Around the House, and the set tells you your phrase is Olive Oil, can you get your team to guess it? Go! Got it? Quick, pass the set to the other team! Their phrase is Ice Skates. If they're the ones holding the set when the buzzer goes off, you get a point. The first team to seven points wins.

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party

Curses! is the card game of wacky curses (rules) that people give each other; anyone who makes enough slip-ups is out of the game and the last one remaining is the winner.

In a nutshell, at the beginning of your turn you draw a card from the challenge pile, read it aloud and follow the directions on the card. It may say something like, demonstrate what you would do if you were being attacked by an angry raccoon. But as the game moves on, you'll be forced to perform various challenges with the added curse of having to perform them with such Curses! as you have no fingers; keep your hands in fists at all that's quite a curse to have while battling an angry raccoon!

Find out what over 50 people who purchased this game thought of it at customer review for CURSES! game

Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party

ROLLICK! is a new hit of the party for board games. For adults who are looking for a new twist on a party classic! With ROLLICK!, guests are teamed up, and the entire team works together to act out clues for one (or more) person to guess. It's a hysterical, fun, fast-paced, team competition game that's an absolute riot at parties, family gatherings, work events, holiday celebrations, with friends, and even teenagers! Rollick! can be taught in 2 minutes, played in 25 minutes, and accommodates 6- 20+ people. With over 750 clues, no game is ever the same!

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party 
Cards Against Humanity

This card game isn't your average card game.The type of game that you will need to hide like a dirty magazine, from anyone else in the house under 18. To be honest, some adults would find it.....inappropriate - to say the least. This is the game that will have you going from one extreme feeling to another. You will blush, gag, laugh uncontrollably, and sometimes feel like you maybe shouldn't have played in the first place. But, that is what makes this game so great. It is unlike any other game you have ever played. It pushes the boundaries most dare not to cross. Yet, you will find yourself wanting to play it often, sharing it with others and even going for the extension packs! So if you want a game that is guaranteed to get a reaction out of the players, this is it!!

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party
Apples to Apples

This ap-peel-ing little game will provide evenings of fruitful fun, boasts Games Magazine. In the game of hilarious comparisons, your goal is to choose the Red Apple card in your hand that best describes the word selected on the Green Apple card. For example, if the Green Apple card says Misunderstood which Red Apple card would you choose - The Universe, Michael Jackson, Duct Tape, or Hangnails? If the judge chooses your card, you win that round. Everyone gets a chance to be the judge, and every round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things, and events. It's a hilarious game where everyone's opinion counts!

What to know what others thought of this party game? Check out over 50 customer reviews at customer reviews for Apples to Apples

Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party
Smart Ass!

Have you ever played a game and been bursting to yell out the answer even when it's not your turn? Well here's your chance! Each Who, What and Where am I? card has ten clues, and the first player to yell out the correct answer moves one step closer to being the ultimate Smart Ass. Move forward by correctly identifying people, places and things before any of the other players. The first player to reach the target in the center of the board wins. This fast-paced party game requires no specific knowledge base so even if you're a dumb ass you can win! The best party board game for adults and college students.

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Top 10 Board Games for Adults Party
Say Anything!

Say Anything is a light-hearted game about what you and your friends think. It gives you the chance to settle questions that have been hotly debated for centuries. For instance, “What’s the best movie of all time?” or “If I could have a BIG anything, what would it be?” So dig deep into your heart or just come up with something witty – this is your chance to Say Anything.

Say Anything combines the best elements of other popular board games for adults, such as Wits and Wagers and Apples to Apples. 1) Ask any question from the card you draw, such as “What’s the best movie of all time?” or “If I could have a BIG anything, what would it be?” 2) Everyone else writes an answer and turns it face-up. 3) Secretly choose your favorite of these answers. Then everyone tries to guess which one you picked. Play "Say Anything" and find out what your friends really think.

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Cranium Pop 5

Cranium Pop 5 is the outrageously fun party game where it's not what you know, but how you show it in a hilarious celebration of Pop Culture that has something for everyone. From Madonna and moonwalks to mullets and Monday Night Football, Cranium Pop 5 gets you challenging your friends in a celebration of celebrities and songs, fads and fashion, TV, movies, and more. With an exciting new game console, 300 outrageously fun pop culture cards, five activities, and dozens of fun scoring tokens, Cranium Pop 5 turns the tables on pop culture with a choice made, a challenge played, and a fast-paced race for points!

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I am always on the look out for fun board games for adults, teens, families, and children. If you know of a board game that should be on a best of the best list, I would love to hear about it. Please contact me and tell me about any party board game that you think should be added to this site. Make sure you specify whether this is a board game for:

  • adults
  • college age
  • teens
  • children
  • all ages


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