10 Best Board Games for Adults To Get Any Party Started

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Our list of the best board games for adults that will have you strategizing, laughing, and having a blast with friends!

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Let’s get this party started! 🤣

Adults just want to have fun too! Check out our 10 best board games for adults. Some are appropriate to play with your grandma…and well, some aren’t.

1. Taboo is ideal for large groups and made its claim to fame in the movie Four Christmases. 

taboo board game spread out on table

Taboo – $14.92 (regularly $16.99)

If you’re a fan of the movie Four Christmases you’re well aware of the hysterical Taboo board game scene. 🤣

2. Cards Against Humanity has over 100,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and will have you laughing the entire time.

cards against humanity game sitting in red target cart in store

With over 100,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, there’s no doubt this game will be your go-to board game for adults. Every round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. The cards are random and the combinations will have you belly-laughing until the very end.

cards against humanity expansions packs on store shelf

Even better, you can add extension packs to your game to make the combinations endless and they’ve got everything from the Nasty Bundle to the Nerd Bundle. You’ll be laughing so hard during this game you may find it too hard to even read the cards. 😆

3. Telestrations After Dark is adult miscommunication at its best and is rated the #1 LOL party game.

Telestrations After Dark board game for adults spread out on table

If you’re familiar with the popular Telestrations game, this board game for adults is all grown up and will be perfect for your next after-hours get-together with friends. You’ll draw what you see and guess what you saw making for a night full of fun. Don’t worry if you didn’t excel in art class because drawing skills aren’t required to nail down this game. 😉

“Be warned: it is impossible to get through a single round without tear-jerking, belly-busting, full-on laughing fits. I’ve played with some friends on a girls’ trip where we thought it would mildly humorous innocent game, but it quickly turned into the funniest event of the weekend that we still bring up in conversations. Our next trip is coming up and this game is already packed and ready! – Emily at Hip2Save

4. Chameleon takes just two minutes to learn and can be played in as little as 15 minutes. 

The Chameleon Party Game

Chameleon – $16.82 (regularly $19.79)

This game is simple. A secret word is selected from one of the topic cards and everyone knows what the word is, except for the player with the Chameleon card. Each player shouts out a related word to prove their innocence and tries to track down who the Chameleon is, but will they blend into the group and escape – or will they get caught?!

This award-winning game is recommended for 3-8 players, ages 14 and up so it’s a board game for adults that’s still suitable for older teens too. It happens to be Collin’s (our Hip founder) favorite game to play with her teens!

5. Off Topic is a hilarious party game where you’ll be challenged to think of your own topics.

off topic board game for adults with answer card

Off Topic – $29.99 (regularly $39.99) 

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In this game, you’ll draw a card with a set of topics and every player will write down answers to every question. Except, depending on the letter rolled on the die, you may or may not struggle to come up with answers and they’re sure to keep the whole room laughing until the last round. Regardless of your topics, you’ll have a hilarious time reading or defending your answers to the crowd.

6. What Do You Meme? is perfect for reliving every hilarious meme you’ve ever seen.

what do you meme party board game for adults on table

What Do You Meme? – $29.99

Ever seen a funny meme that brought you to your knees? This game is packed full of every one of them and then some. Similar to Cards Against Humanity, you’ll choose a card to go with so the more memes you know, the more you’ll appreciate every round.

Even better, they make different editions of What Do You Meme? so depending on what you find funny, you can choose the game that’ll be the most fitting for you and your crowd of friends.

7. Hunt a Killer Death at a Dive Bar is the perfect game for detectives and keeps everyone engaged.

hunt a killer death at the dive bar board game for adults on table

Hunt a Killer Death at a Dive Bar – $26.99 (regularly $31.99) 

This game is perfect for anyone who loves mystery, crimes, and solving mysteries so grab your detective friends and start solving this mystery! Either play with just one person or an entire group of detectives, this game is sure to keep everyone engaged and many reviewers say they especially love it since it feels so authentic.

8. Drink-A-Palooza will take your adult party to the next level and is ideal for the outdoors.

drink a palooza board game on table outside next to pool

Drink-A-Palooza – $29.99 (regularly $49.99) 

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The creators of this game combined the best party games like beer pong and flip cup and combined them with card games like Kings Cup and High/Low. The goal is to win bottles and fill up your 6-pack game piece. It’s sure to get the party started and is even better for drinkers who love some competition.

9. The Voting Game Card Game

the voting card card after dark edition game spread out on table

Yet another hilarious party game to add to your adult game night lineup, this game is a great get-to-know-you game that will uncover risqué, hilarious, and sometimes disturbing truths about your friendships. Even better, the gameplay will vary greatly based on the friends you’re playing with so don’t shy away from whipping it out with all your friends. Disclaimer…you may or may not want to get voted during every round. 😆

Don’t forget to add expansion packs for when you run out of fresh voting cards.

10. Jackbox Games are trivia based and played with your favorite gaming console.

screenshot of virtual jackbox games

After purchasing one of these fun party packs through your gaming console or Steam.com, you’ll use your phone to answer questions and draw and submit pictures. Play with up to 10 players and add up to 10,000 audience members. Better yet, you can choose the party pack that’s perfectly suited for you and your group whether you’re a student or a streamer.

“Jackbox is the perfect party game most people have the required playing device already in hand… their phone! You simply stream to the TV via a gaming console or Steam.com (which you can stream to your TV from your computer), and everyone used their phones to connect to the game and play.

We play this with family members & friends of ALL ages and EVERYONE gets a big kick out of it. In fact, my house is now known for it and friends ask to play right when they walk in. 🤣 I think I’ve purchased 5 or 6 game packs so far so I’ve almost got the entire collection!” – Emily, Hip sidekick

Looking for family-friendly games? We got you covered.

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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  1. Emily

    Probably an unpopular opinion, but I am so tired of the card games that someone judges submittals (ex. apples to apples, what do you meme, cards against humanity, etc.) Those were innovative and fun 15 years ago, but just elicit groans from folks now.

    I am surprised that some trivia-type games didn’t make the list – those are usually a hit! Also mafia-style games are a blast.

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