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Best Board Games For Adults

Updated on November 16, 2014

Fun Board Games for Party

We love getting together over the holidays with our family and playing fun board games. It is just really fun to be silly and laugh out loud. We play games throughout the year as well. We take games when we go camping or away on vacation.

Board games are also a really great way to break the ice when you are hanging out with a large group of people who don't really know each other very well. It just gives everyone a chance to relax and have fun. Board games really make a party or a get together a real success! It's fun for everyone!

Here are some of my favorite games that we play often. Please be sure to add your favorite game to the guest book if you don't see it listed.

The Game of Things

The game of Things - My personal review

The game of Things is our Latest addition to family board games. I purchased it over the Christmas Holiday in 2011 and we have played it several times sincethen. We played it so much that we have totally run out of the little note pads that came with it. But no worries, we found that passing out small sheets of paper works just as well.

The Game of Things is really fun! It reminds me a little bit of Balderdash in that you are trying to figure out who said what. Everyone becomes comedians. You never know what someone will say. There are different cards with questions like, "What would you never say to your grandmother?". You might just be surprised with some of the answers. I know I am always surprised by my Moms responses. I highly recommend this game. It is lots of fun. And excellent to play with a large group.

The Game of Things Game Review

New Board Games for Adults

Below are some of newest games that have come out over 2012-2013.Many of them I have played for years with my family but many are new for 2013 so check them out. Most of them are perfect for family fun or for a party or group. These adult games all have lots of positive reviews over at so that is also a good sign.

They are perfect adult games to play with a group of people. What a great way to make any get together a memorable experience!

Spin Master Games Hedbanz Game for Adults

I purchased the Hedbanz Game for Adults this past Christmas (2012) for our family get together at my sisters. I wanted to find a game that all ages could play. At first the adults in the house were not that interested until I made them play. (smile). The adults ended up having more fun than the kids. The funniest one was my mom "who's word was screwdriver".

Well, I guess you just had to be there.

But this was a lot of fun.

The only downside to the Hedbanz game is there is only enough headbands for six people. So if there is a large group some can't play. But what we did is, we just played several games and took turns.

Hedbanz for Adults from Spin Master

Highly Recommended Board Games for Adults

I wanted to include a few games that were recommended by my followers. These two games came up in the comments more than any other game. I haven't personally played myself, but I want to play. Many of them will be on my Christmas list this Christmas.

Thank you for all of your suggestions!

Apples to Apples is a sort of comparison game. It is fun, because people find some crazy and funny ways that two totally different items are similar.

Apples to Apples Game Review

More Board Games for Adults

The following is a list of all of the games that were recommended by my wonderful readers. So if you are looking for something new to play with your family, why not check out some of these games. I know I have many of them on my personal list for Santa!


Last Night On Earth

Settlers of Catan


Boxers and Briefs



Spin the Bottle (lol)



Game of Things

Apples to Apples

Phase 10


Ticket To Ride


Trivial Pursuit





Battle of the Sexes

Do you have a favorite adult board game that you don't see listed? Then please leave a comment below with your recommendation. I will be sure to add it to my list.

Adult Board Games For Parties

If you want to purchase any of these games or search for more adult board games for parties or family time then check this out.

There are lots of new games as well like:

List of adult board games

What's Your Like?

Cards Against Humanity

Loaded Questions

Adult Loaded Questions

5 Second Rule

Name 5

I've Never

What is your favorite Adult Board Game?

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      Devour 3 years ago

      I would also add Pandemic, Last Night on Earth and Settlers of Catan to the list. These board games are awesome and are fun to play with friends.

      Daniel from

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You may want to try Quelf

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      garagerob 4 years ago

      Cool lens! Thanks for the videos!

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      I love to play board games :P

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      bhazzard 4 years ago

      I think there is a category of games you aren't talking about here. I made my own lens about it: I have to second Settlers of Catan.

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      Wendy Henderson 4 years ago from PA

      @DentalTalk: I will have to check out that game.

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      DentalTalk 4 years ago

      Try out settlers of catan, great for kids and adults.

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      bothewebguy 4 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      Used to play board games a lot - now with so much playing on facebook..I find myself playing online more than I should. Great Page - Good Place to look for Board Games and Information

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      kerryhrabstock 5 years ago

      Scrabble is my favorite. But I can't believe there are so many on this lens that I never heard of.

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      avigarret 5 years ago

      Never heard of that Boxers and Briefs game, looks amusing, awesome lens :)

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      chas65 5 years ago

      I like any participation game, like answering questions or acting out things.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I like Monopoly.

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      AstroGremlin 5 years ago

      Spin the bottle.

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      Backgammon and scrabble are my top two.

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      youknowwhy 5 years ago

      chess for sure!!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Probably scrabble and chess. Nice lens. Blessed

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Scrabble and Balderdash. Glad to hear board games have not disappeared completely.

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      Lens_Directory 5 years ago

      Actually I don`t have...yet. :D

      Haha, Angry Birds Indoor and Outdoor Game .... I`ve never heard for that but it looks funny. ;)

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      Alana-r 5 years ago

      These really look like fun, would be good for a rainy night with the family, nice lens!

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      drsalm 5 years ago

      Great lens, I've found something really useful for my nephew and niece.

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, nicely done!

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      I like board games. I play scrabble (or Upwords) a lot. I like some of the ones that you have presented here. I think that The Game of Things would be fun!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love pretty much any board game but my favorite is probably scrabble.

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      atthehotel 5 years ago

      I've started to explore some of the games that Whil Wheaton is showing on his show, TableTop. Munchkin is a lot of fun, but Castle Panic is a real challenge.

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      I have too many but mostly Monopoly. I've added this to my Cabin Fever reliever lens

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      milky-way-35977 5 years ago

      WEw this is a nice game to play, old but everlast

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Fun board games. Going to get another Monopoly right now!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      My family loves to play games. It's a tradition to play after Christmas Dinner. We like The Game of Things and another one that the names has completely escaped me at the moment!

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Still pretty fond of Monopoly;)

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      gamecheathub 5 years ago

      Settlers Of Cataan is a really fun strategy game. Sorta like risk, but good for up to 4 players.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, I sure thought I knew most of the Board Games but see some here that I am not familiar with. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      we prefer scrabble over the weeknds

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Apples to Apples is THE best game! I also love Munchkin, it's kinda complicated, but so fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Phase 10 or dominoes by far. Both are awesome family fun.

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      kAAtya 5 years ago

      Nice lens. My favourite board game is Activity :)

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      elizabethknows lm 5 years ago

      This games look like fun. I have played apple to apples great game!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The redneck boardgame I wouldn't mind playing at all!

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      Don Wilson 6 years ago from Yakima, WA

      Only recently, Ticket to Ride has become our favorite.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These all look like great games. I like Pictionary and Trivia Pursuit

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Ha ha - that's supposed to be Balderdash!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      I love boggledash. Great game!

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      Theofilos Theodor 6 years ago

      Really good games :)

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      Great timing for this. I haven't played a board game in so long. Everything has moved towards electronics, that I think I need to play a real board game

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      Don Wilson 6 years ago from Yakima, WA

      The Settlers of Catan is probably my favorite game. Our family has played Things a few times. We have enough characters in our family to make that a hilariously enjoyable game.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      We enjoy Yhatzee

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      I love games. They've been a part of Christmas for as far back as I can remember. Monopoly is perfect for whole family. Pictionary is fun, too. Risk is another favorite. The best of them all is the original Trivial Pursuit.

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      Great pick! I enjoy playing cards and monopoly :)

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      @Nancy Hardin: I forgot about Tripoly! We used to play that when I was a teenager. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for the reminder.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      We play a card game that uses a board, called Tripoly. There have been some spirited games in our family! It can be played with poker chips, but we bet pennies, and the one with the most pennies at the end of the game is declared the winner.Sometimes the winner walks away with as much as 1.50, haha! It's really fun!

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      Boxers or Briefs. That looks like a fun game.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Intersting one, found some amusing ideas:) Nice to meet you again, Wendy!

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Great list of ideas for my adult kids. It's hard to pick something different for them other than the usual traditional games. Thanks!

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      @Joan4: Thanks for the review Joan. I think this will be the next one on my list. :)

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      We have a wonderful time playing Battle of the Sexes with our adult married kids. It's amazing to discover what men do not know about women's subjects,and of course what women don't know about traditional men's subjects. Always tons of laughter!