Party Games

Party games are games played at parties. Or, to quote the Professor, party games are wholesale amusements encouraging social interaction and teamwork. At least the boring ones are. The fun ones are cutthroat and cause strife, mobocracy, chaos and danger. They're also easy to set up, simple to play, and usually don't last too long.

Apples to Apples is a classic. Each round a new adjective card is drawn, and all players except the judge anonymously submit cards that match that word. (For example: if the adjective card says "Shocking,"players submit cards like "paying taxes," "a bad haircut," "Dennis Rodman," etc.) The judge then picks her favorite and awards the winner one point. A fast-moving game for up to 12 people, this one is ridiculous and flexible.

The T-Shirt Game can't accomodate as many people, but the potential for outragous fun is higher. Each player submits an absurd slogan to match a picture to create their own T-shirt. If you're into trivia, Cranium is a great option. If you like trivia but don't know as much as a fifth grader, Wits and Wagers lets you win by acting like you know what you're talking about.

If you're looking to learn more about the people you play with (and enjoy hilarity and awkwardness), Imaginiff  is unbeatable and perfect game for two families to play together. Hit or Miss and Truth be Told also promote deeper interaction between players. Pass the Bomb is a fast-moving word game for almost any number of players. Players use letter cards to spell a word before they can pass the bomb to the next person.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Apples to Apples
by Out of the Box
from Mattel
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Apples to Apples - Bible Edition
for ages 10 and up
Apples to Apples Junior
from Mattel
Party game for ages 6 and up
Balderdash
from Mattel
for 7th-Adult
Bang!
from Da Vinci Games
for 3rd-Adult
Bang! Dodge City Expansion
from Da Vinci Games
for 3rd-Adult
Bang! The Dice Game
from Da Vinci Games
for 3rd-Adult
Codenames
for 4th-Adult
Cranium
from Hasbro
Family game for ages 6 and up
Deluxe Pit (Game)
from Hasbro
for 2nd-Adult
Dixit
from Asmodee Games
Party Game for Age 8 and Up
Dixit 2 - Quest
from Asmodee Games
Party Game Expansion for Ages 8 and Up
Dixit 3 - Odyssey
from Asmodee Games
Party Game for Ages 8 and Up
Dutch Blitz Card Game
by Dutch Blitz
from Dutch Blitz
for 2nd-Adult
Going, Going, GONE!
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Hit Or Miss
from Gamewright Games
Family game for ages 10 and up
Ingenious
from Fantasy Flight Games
Abstract Game for ages 8 and up
Jenga
from Parker Brothers
Classic Dexterity Game for Ages 5 and Up
Luck of the Draw
from Gamewright Games
Family game for ages 8 and up
Say Anything
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Say Anything: Family Edition
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Scattergories
from Hasbro
for ages 10 and up
Spyfall
by Christophe Raimbult
for 8th-Adult
Suspend Family Game
from Melissa & Doug Toys
for 2nd-Adult
T-Shirt Game
from Buffalo Games
Party game for ages 9 and up
Telestrations - 12 Player Party Pack
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
The Resistance: Avalon
by Uwe Rosenberg
from Indie Boards and Cards
Family game for ages 8 and up