Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Sure, family-friendly, politically-correct, grandmother-approved party games can be a ton offun, but sometimes you and your friends just need some good ol’ adult fun. Here’s my list of the best party games for adults:


Spontuneous

Seriously guys, this game is awesome (if you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for!?) Regardless of whether or not you’re good at singing, can remember song lyrics, or even enjoy watching your friends be complete goof balls, you will have an amazing time playing this game!


Carcassonne

I know I’ve recommended this game before, but clearly it is one of my favorites. There is just something incredibly satisfying about strategically taking over friends’ medieval castles, roads, or land. Also, if you and your friends are any bit as competitive as me and mine are (in a we’re here to have fun, but still kick butt kind of way) then check out this great (& very well made!) Carcassonne app and get some practice time in before your next big game night.


Rollick

Surely, you’re all familiar with charades, the game where one player pantomimes clues for other players to guess. In the game Rollick however, teams act out phrases together in order to get others to guess. Although traditionally a family-friendly board game, try spicing up your Rollick game by adding a variety of risqué/hilarious phrases to the pack (see here for suggestions.)

Cards Against Humanity

A free party game for horrible people.” - They’re tagline says it all! ;)

Honestly, I have yet to play this game, but I’ve heard so much about it recently that I had to include it in this list. From my understanding, the game itself is pretty simple: you have black cards with questions on them and white cards with random statements on them that you and your friends use to answer the questions of the black cards. The hilarity however comes from how creative, obscene, and silly you and your friends get. In other words, it’s kind of like Apples to Apples on steroids.

Note: Unfortunately, the game is currently sold out on Amazon, BUT you can actually download the game for FREE and have it printed!


Drink Tastings

Needless to say, you’ve probably (or know someone) who’s played a drinking game (or two!) at some point in your/their life. However, if the days of beer pong or kings cup are long gone, why not try a more sophisticated drinking game at your next Adult soiree: A drink tasting.  This Beer Tasting Tool Kit will teach you and your friends all about the different categories of beer, including information on each variety's background, flavors, aromas, and unique character. Similar games also exist for all of you wine or whisky lovers.



Marketer, brander and occasional Yorkie whisperer Stephanie Falcon is a recent Austin transplant (previously from Boston, Miami, Montreal, Venezuela). She loves cooking, entertaining, fascinating tech people, and roaring board game nights.