Best Card Games Will Make the Party Have More Fun

Adult card and board games have really taken off in the last few years. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise – traditional card game variants and solitaire, as well as Monopoly were originally made for adults and it was only when adults got busier and kids got bored that the whole family got in on the act. These days, old-school gaming has become a more diverse and interesting place. Thanks in no small part to competition from video games, they’ve had to diversify and appeal again to a grown-up customer base who demand something different if they’re going to be pried away from their phones. Now, if you don’t want to get hot under the collar, you’re best sticking with Uno Attack. However, if later nights, a couple of drinks, confessions and dares are your kind of thing, look no further. Here’s our list of the best adult games you can buy.

Search History Card Game

Like most card games for adults, part of the fun is not taking your answers too seriously. Read the first part of a prompt question from the card, “I hate it when…”, “Can I die if …” and have players write down what they think the most likely ‘search history’ answer is. Read these back with the actual answer from the back of the card mixed in, and players score points by guessing which one is correct. And yes, before you know it you’ll be searching the internet for answers to these questions, including what happens when you mix Mentos with Cola!

Bad People + The NSFW Brutal Expansion Pack

Bad people lets you decide who is the worst, meanest or lousiest human being amongst your set of so called friends. The dictator reads from the questions card (“Who will have the lowest attendance at their funeral?”, “Who was the youngest person to lose their virginity?”) and players have to guess the answer. Agree with the dictator and you score points. Available in an NSFW (Not Safe for Work) pack for those who like to go hard core. Ironically makes you closer friends with those you play the game with, which probably says something about the company you keep.

Taboo Midnight Game

In the regular Taboo game, players draw cards and must describe their chosen word or phrase for others to guess, without using its most common descriptors. 

The "Midnight" edition of this game uses sillier words and more double-entendres, but is otherwise exactly the same! Try as hard as you might to describe the phrase "dad bod" without using the words "belly" or "gut."

If You Had To: A Party Game

While you'd normally want to go for the lesser of two evils, the premise of this card game is just the opposite! The object is with each round to choose which one of the five cards in your hand depicts the most unsavory situation. The rotating judge grants a point to the player who succeeds in grossing them out the most. Also, the more players, the better!

Never Have I Ever: The Game of Poor Life Decisions

There's nothing like a few rounds of Never Have I Ever to kick a game night up another notch. Players take turns reading the red "direction" cards out loud, which dictate if they or other players have to answer a blue "play" card. Players collect the blue cards if the statement on it is true to them. The first player to reach 10 blue cards wins (at the expense of their dignity...)!

What Do You Meme?

This adult card game consists of two different decks — a photo deck and a caption deck. 

With each turn, everyone picks a caption card from their hand to match the photo card drawn by the judge. The judge determines which meme is the funniest, and the game continues rotating judges as long as everybody wants.

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