Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Adult board / party games?

Photographer

T Noble Photography

Posts: 72

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US

Do you like board games or game night with your friends?
I used to, but my group of friends have sort of gotten tired of the games we have and I'm looking for something new to play.

Apples to Apples is a good game to is Taboo, but those games can still be considered "Family" type games. I'm sort of looking for something that's a little more flirty or suggestive, but still something you can play with "Adult" relatives.

Do you have a favorite game?
What is it?

Sep 26 13 07:05 pm Link

Photographer

Schlake

Posts: 2934

Socorro, New Mexico, US

T Noble Photography wrote:
Do you like board games or game night with your friends?
I used to, but my group of friends have sort of gotten tired of the games we have and I'm looking for something new to play.

Apples to Apples is a good game to is Taboo, but those games can still be considered "Family" type games. I'm sort of looking for something that's a little more flirty or suggestive, but still something you can play with "Adult" relatives.

Do you have a favorite game?
What is it?

Settlers of Cataan?  The strip version, of course.

We've played strip uno as well.

Sep 26 13 07:07 pm Link

guide forum

Photographer

-JAY-

Posts: 6729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Munchkin.

Sep 26 13 07:10 pm Link

Photographer

- Phil H -

Posts: 26074

Bury Saint Edmunds, England, United Kingdom

Google to the rescue - http://tinyurl.com/q3xb286

Sep 26 13 07:12 pm Link

Photographer

MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3102

Tyler, Texas, US

Battle of the Sexes can be a blast.

Sep 26 13 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

T Noble Photography

Posts: 72

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US

- Phil H - wrote:
Google to the rescue - http://tinyurl.com/q3xb286

Thanks, I'll keep those in mind for the wife and I when the kids aren't home.
But I wasn't actually looking for bedroom games.
Was sort of hoping to find PG-13, or Rated "R" sort of games that adults can play without actual sex or nakedness involved. (I did say "relatives" right?)

Sep 26 13 07:28 pm Link

Photographer

Damon Banner

Posts: 85307

Hayward, California, US

fuck the dealer

Sep 26 13 07:29 pm Link

Photographer

Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen

Sep 26 13 07:32 pm Link

Photographer

Cosplay Creatives

Posts: 10714

Syowa - permanent station of Japan, Sector claimed by Norway, Antarctica

Andialu wrote:
Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen

lol

Sep 26 13 07:38 pm Link

Model

liindsay ann

Posts: 1861

Cleveland, Ohio, US

Cards against humanity. smile

Sep 26 13 09:36 pm Link

Photographer

Damon Banner

Posts: 85307

Hayward, California, US

liindsay ann wrote:
Cards against humanity. smile

another good one

Sep 26 13 10:17 pm Link

Photographer

Hikari Tech Photography

Posts: 791

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Twister still counts as a 'board game', yes?  o _ O

Sep 27 13 02:56 am Link

Model

FallenEcho

Posts: 1177

Escondido, California, US

Gloom? I guess you could make it flirty.

Sep 27 13 03:13 am Link

Photographer

MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3102

Tyler, Texas, US

FallenEcho wrote:
Gloom? I guess you could make it flirty.

You can make any thing flirty if you know how. smile

Sep 27 13 03:18 am Link

Photographer

Zack Zoll

Posts: 3017

Glens Falls, New York, US

liindsay ann wrote:
Cards against humanity. smile

That's probably the best.  There was another card game I used to play in college ... I can't remember the title though.  It was about zombies on a train.  Players had two cards(since you have two hands to hold stuff with), and you'd find different brains to jam into your head.  Whoever had the smartest brain when the train stopped won.

If you've got a bunch of people drinking, any game where the rules are written on the cards themselves is probably going to work out fine.  If the rules are complicated enough that they can't be summed up in a single sentence and rule changes can't fit on a card, then people are going to forget when you're a few cups in.

Sep 27 13 08:21 am Link

Photographer

Cosplay Creatives

Posts: 10714

Syowa - permanent station of Japan, Sector claimed by Norway, Antarctica

Twister?

Sep 27 13 08:37 am Link

Photographer

Solas

Posts: 9538

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

scrabble, chess, jenga, sometimes monopoly

Sep 27 13 08:41 am Link

Artist/Painter

Two Pears Studio

Posts: 3428

Wilmington, Delaware, US

We play board games every thanksgiving.

Scrabble
who knew
Monopoly

Sep 27 13 09:53 am Link

Photographer

Looknsee Photography

Posts: 22253

Portland, Oregon, US

I love the classics...
...  Spin the bottle,
...  Seven minutes of ecstasy.

Sep 27 13 12:20 pm Link

Photographer

Tom Linkens

Posts: 6424

Lititz, Pennsylvania, US

MesmerEyes Photography wrote:
Battle of the Sexes can be a blast.

Especially when you ask Kickham to hold your cinder block while you have your say. tongue

And if we're talking board games, are there any copies of Mouse Trap that still have all the pieces? Though the one I remember didn't work as well as it should've.

Sep 27 13 12:30 pm Link

Photographer

T Noble Photography

Posts: 72

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US

liindsay ann wrote:
Cards against humanity. smile

Thank you!
That game does look like it can be a lot of fun.
Especially like that you can make your own cards for free.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/cah/CAH_MainGame.pdf

Sep 27 13 02:29 pm Link

Model

Heather LeStabbityDeath

Posts: 22613

Des Moines, Iowa, US

liindsay ann wrote:
Cards against humanity. smile

borat

I mostly do word games though, Scrabble, Upwords, Bananagrams. I'm a nerd.

Sep 27 13 02:57 pm Link

Photographer

T Brown

Posts: 2460

Traverse City, Michigan, US

The game of things...

Sep 27 13 06:58 pm Link

Photographer

T Brown

Posts: 2460

Traverse City, Michigan, US

For my kids the "Who can be the quietest" game...I love that game...

Sep 27 13 06:59 pm Link

Photographer

Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3708

Lodi, California, US

I still really like Trivial Pursuit

Sep 27 13 07:44 pm Link

Photographer

T Noble Photography

Posts: 72

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US

T Brown wrote:
For my kids the "Who can be the quietest" game...I love that game...

My mom used to call that game little red school house.
My own kids have yet to grasp the concept behind that game though. sad

Not really a game I want to play with other adults though....

Sep 27 13 08:11 pm Link

Photographer

Schlake

Posts: 2934

Socorro, New Mexico, US

liindsay ann wrote:
Cards against humanity. smile

I just played that.  I'm buying myself a copy.

Sep 28 13 09:08 pm Link

Model

Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8272

Tucson, Arizona, US

It's not a board game, but Never Have I Ever always leads to some interesting times.

Sep 28 13 11:11 pm Link

Photographer

Schlake

Posts: 2934

Socorro, New Mexico, US

Zack Zoll wrote:

That's probably the best.  There was another card game I used to play in college ... I can't remember the title though.  It was about zombies on a train.  Players had two cards(since you have two hands to hold stuff with), and you'd find different brains to jam into your head.  Whoever had the smartest brain when the train stopped won.

I always ended up with government cheese instead of a brain.  sad

I can't remember name of the game, but the company that made it was Cheap Ass Games.

Sep 29 13 11:30 am Link

Photographer

MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3102

Tyler, Texas, US

Tom Linkens wrote:

Especially when you ask Kickham to hold your cinder block while you have your say. tongue..........

That sounds very interesting.

Sep 29 13 10:22 pm Link

Photographer

T Noble Photography

Posts: 72

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US

Bump: Still looking for more ideas.
Thanks.

Oct 01 13 06:07 pm Link

Photographer

C h a r l e s D

Posts: 9304

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm guessing when you say party game, you mean a game for more than 4 or 5 people, right? 

http://boardgamegeek.com/ has critiques on all new board games that come out.

Cards against humanity is indeed a party game, meaning little strategy and still fun for drunk people.  And, it is indeed adult, but very, very young adult.  Think 19 year olds.  Total potty humor.  It's fun about twice, then it gets pretty annoying if you're used to strategy games or Apples to Apples.  It's the same game as apples to apples, but with adult themes. 

Look up Dixit.  Great party game.  Little strategy, although it helps to know a few other players reasonably well.  There are expansions, too.

7 wonders is another good party game, can take 7 players.  Pretty easy to learn, but pay close attention to all the icons on the cards. 

The Great Dalmuti is a fabulous party gard game.  Only around $16 bucks.  12 12s.  11 11s all the way down to 1 1.  You take tricks with the lowest card in your hand, then you've got control and play a card.  First one to get rid of all cards makes you the Great Dalmuti.  You switch places, because where you sit makes a difference in this game.  The Greater Peon, the last person to go out last round, now has to give the Great Dalmuti his lowest two cards, and the Great Dalmuti may give the greater peon any two cards he wishes.  Then, you play another round, and switch seats again.  Everyone is trying to go out first to be the GD cause it's easier to stay in.  Stupid people really feel stupid in this game if they can't get out of the Greater Peon position, but they just need to think it out.  I've gotten out of that position, and moved up the table in three rounds to get the GD and hold it for four or five rounds, then make a mistake and lose two or three seats.  Great game.

King of Tokyo is really, really fun!  Considerable strategy involved, though.  But, still easy for kids to learn.

Get a used copy of Perudo.  Dice game.   One of my favorite party games of all time.  But, only six players, unless you have two and can combine for 7 to 12 players.  Works just fine with more.

The Resistance gets a lot of play at Game Empire where we play.  Card game of spys trying to figure out other spys, etc.

Several others, but I can't think of them at the moment.  If I think of more I'll come back and add them.   

Here's a list of Boardgamegeek's 25 party games.
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/5177/ … arty-games

Consider getting a few games that aren't normal "party" games, ie. only have room for 4 or 5 players.  Many are still fun, not too technical or strategic, and only take 30 minutes to an hour to play.  Spartacus is my favorite game of 2012, but only allows   4 players.

Oct 02 13 07:28 am Link