The Best Party Games for Adults

Rev up the friendly competition with games designed specifically for grown-ups. We have your next party planned with an epic game night.

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September 22, 2021

Just because we're all grown up doesn't mean we have to leave the games to the kiddos. In fact, we get to up the ante of play with supersized versions, games made only for adult eyes and ears and maybe even a little libation.

Planned or last minute, games are the perfect way to gather people together. They eliminate awkward silences, help even the closest friends get to know each other better and bring a ton of laughter. Set out snacks and drinks (although you'll have to hide them away for Throw Throw Burrito), unwrap your new game and get to playing.


Trivia is a fun and easy game to start in a big or little group, and this set of more than 400 questions doesn't require a Ph.D. or M.D. to play. With questions such as "Is starboard on the left or right side of a boat?" and "Does the Statue of Liberty hold the torch in her left or right hand?" everyone will actually have fun shouting out answers or racking their brain for the fact they know is in there.

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This game of lies, deceit and accusations pits everyone against each other to figure out who the werewolf is, while he or she is framing fellow players. The minimalism design makes this game easy to learn for new players, along with an easy-to-follow video.

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The classic "telephone game" meets Pictionary in this adults-only version of Telestrations. Everyone draws and guesses and draws and guesses their way to hilarious and completely misinterpreted ideas. Grab your dry erase marker and board, bring your sense of humor and start playing.

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Who is the funniest one of all? This game has you battling friends and family to create the most clever meme. Players are dealt caption cards they pair with a photo card, and then a rotating judge chooses their favorite. Make sure to match your card to the judge's sense of humor for the best chance to win each round.

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All the best parts of dodgeball without the awkward P.E. backdrop come to life in this fast-action game. You'll be pitted against your besties in a quick-thinking card game while simultaneously evading squishy foam burritos. If sitting around a quiet board game isn't your group's style, try this burrito-dueling one.

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It's time to get a little personal. PANDO is a game where you try to answer trivia questions about your friends and family and vice versa. Each round, players see who knows the most random facts about other players, and learn some awesome (and hopefully laugh-worthy) new truths.

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Broken into pop-culture categories, this game has your party trying to make sense out of complete gibberish. The rotating judge has the answer, while everyone else shouts out the Incohearent phrase until someone figures it out.

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Cheers! Whether the last time you pulled out the red cups was in college or last weekend, this fizzy version is a glammed-up take on the classic drinking game. (There's also a G&T version.) Pop open the bubbly and let the games begin.

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The classic stacking game gets an oversized makeover in this giant edition. Made from genuine hardwood, the game starts out at two feet high and stacks to over five feet tall so that you and your friends can have an epic battle to see who tumbles the tower first.

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