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Best Fun Board Games for Adults

Updated on November 18, 2014
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Who said board games are for kids only?

Board games can be as much fun for adults as they are for kids, you just need to find the right board games. This article is here to help you do that. Playing board games is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. They are a great way to connect with other people, even with people who you've just met at a party your friend was throwing. Plus, they are a ton of fun because players interact with one another (that doesn't happen when you're watching TV or at the movies!).

Check out the board games below, you will surely find a game that you'll love. You can find here both very simple games, where you can just gather a couple of friends and start playing, and a little more complicated ones, where you need to go through the rules to get the hang of the game before playing. You can find games that are great for adults and ones that are fun to play with your kids.

Fun Board Games for Adults

If you're looking for a game to play with other adults, check out games listed below.

The Settlers of Catan
The Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan is a strategy game where players collect resources to slowly build their way to victory. It requires 3 or 4 people to play. The rules are pretty straightforward, although you need to go through them before the game and for the first few games you might need to go back to read specific parts one more time.

What people love about this game is that it's different each time you play and it follows one of the rules of most popular games: it's easy to play, but hard to master. It's like with playing chess - after a few games you know how each piece can move, but you're far from mastering the game.

If you'd like to read more about The Settler of Catan, visit Amazon.com and definitely watch the video below.

Watch Wil Wheaton Playing Settlers of Catan

Dominion
Dominion

Dominion

Dominion is a tactical card game for 2 to 4 players. In this game you're a ruler of a small kingdom who want a Dominion. Unfortunately, other players want it too, so you need to earn it. This card game is simple, yet unbelievably addicting. Each game is different. If you're looking for a game to play when having a 30-minute break, this is a great choice.

If you're unsure if this game is for you, check it out on Amazon.com and watch the video below. After that, you'll surely know if it's something you would enjoy.

Dominion - Video Review

Munchkin
Munchkin

Munchkin

Munchkin is a fantasy-themed role-playing (well, without the role-playing stuff) game for 3 to eight players. It's a standalone game card where you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. It's simple, fast paced and a lot of fun. Each game lasts about an hour.

If you'd like to learn more about Munchkin, read about it on Amazon.com and check out the video below!

Watch Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day Play Munchkin

HedBanz for Adults
HedBanz for Adults

HedBanz for Adults

HedBanz for Adults is the adult version of the HedBanz game for kids. This game is very simple - everyone knows who you are (it's written on a cartoon on your head), except you. Your task is to ask other participants questions that will help you figure out who you are.

This game is for 2 to 6 people (there are 6 Hedbanz in the set) and it's more fun to play with other 3-5 people than to play with just one person. This set includes 74 cartoon cards (of course you can make your own ones, to make it even more fun), 24 scoring chips, timer and the instruction sheet. It's an extremely easy to play game (although guessing who you are might be difficult, that's why it's so fun) for adults.

Smart Ass
Smart Ass

Smart Ass

Smart Ass is a trivia game for 2 to 8 players. Manufacturer recommends this game for kids 12 years old or older and adults, but it's definitely a better fit for adults than kids. One game lasts about 15-30 minutes and it's very easy to play. The whole set includes a box of cards, 10 clues that describe the word that needs to be guessed on each of them. As the one who's reading the clues reads another one of them, every other player tries to guess the word being described. But don't rush things - you've only got one guess! Who guesses the answer moves one step closer to victory.

After playing this game for a few dozen times, you might want to add your own cards to the set, to keep the game interesting and avoid the situation when everyone knows the answer after the first clue, because you've played it so many times.

Family Board Games - Great for Both Adults and Kids

If you're looking for a game you will really enjoy when playing with kids, you definitely should check out the games listed below.

Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Hilarious Comparisons
Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Hilarious Comparisons

Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Hilarious Comparisons

Apples to Apples is a game of comparisons, great for both older teens and adults. It requires at least 4 players. The rules are extremely simple, so you can start playing right away. Over 1000 cards are a guarantee that each game will be different.

If you're looking for a board game that you can play with older teens or adult friends without any preparation, that's a great choice. Just gather 4 or more people, read the extremely short set of rules and have fun.

If you'd like to read more about this game or read some raving reviews, visit Amazon.com.

Spot It
Spot It

Spot It

Spot It is an ideal game for parties or to play with kids. It includes 5 individual game options, but in each of them drawing cards and matching symbols is basically all you do. It's fast paced and doesn't require any preparation to start playing. Just gather 2 to 8 players and get going.

Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride is a board game for 2 to 5 players, both older kids and adults. It's your choice if you'd like to play this game laid back and have fun with older kids, or have a cutthroat fight with other adults.

The rules are simple enough for older kids (8 or older according to the manufacturer's data) to understand and are only 4 illustrated pages long (please note it's not a game you can start playing right away). Each game lasts 30 to 60 minutes.

Ticket to Ride - Video Review

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