Planning a get together? Why not make it a game night?!
Hosting a game night is a fun way to keep your guests entertained and engaged all night long. Yet with so many different options to choose from, how do you know which is best for your family and friends? Dominoes? Board games? Cards?
If you want to be known as the “hostess with the mostess”, the perfect game is a must – one that offers a healthy dose of competition while guaranteeing plenty of laughs. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the internet looking for games that are sure to be a hit and will have your guests asking to play again and again!
Card Games for Adults
- We’re Not Really Strangers: 2 to 6 players, Adults
We’re Not Really Strangers is a purpose driven card game (and movement) all about empowering meaningful connections. It includes three carefully crafted levels of questions and wildcards that allow you to deepen your existing relationships and create new ones. In Level 1, players gain perspective on what first impressions we give off and challenge the assumptions we make about others. Level 2 is about asking the rarely asked questions and connecting on a deeper level. In Level 3, participants reflect on their game experience and the connections they’ve made throughout.
Want to add some variety to the game? Then be sure to check out the Couples Edition, the Honest Dating Edition, the Best Friends Edition, the Breaking Up Edition the Family Edition, and the Relationship Expansion pack.
Card Games for Everyone
- A Fake Artist Goes to New York: 5-10 players, ages 8 and up
A drawing game that everyone will love! The premise? All the participants work together to draw one picture. The catch? One artist doesn’t know what they’re drawing! A fake artist dwells among the real artists – can you find out who it is? The fake artist has to be careful not to be identified and the real artists have to be careful not to make it too easy for the deceiver. A quick and compact Pictionary-type game that will have you playing for hours!
- CodeNames: 2-8+ players, Ages 10 and up
CodeNames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play: Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. “Spymasters” give clues that can point to multiple words on the table. At the same time, their teammates try to guess words matching their team’s color. But be careful! You’ll want to avoid the colors of your opponents. And ultimately, everyone wants to avoid the “assassin”! Can you find all the agents in time?
Variety of CodeNames games to choose from include: Duet, Pictures, XXL, Deep Undercover (Adults Only) to name a few.
- You Don’t Know Jack: Online game, 1-8 players*
Best described as a game show “where high culture and pop culture collide”, You Don’t Know Jack combines trivia with comedy and appeals to a wide range of players. Using your phone, computer, tablet, and gaming device (internet connection required), You Don’t Know Jack is a mix of games designed to appeal to everyone in the room, Zoom call or stream. Includes drawing games, writing games, trivia games, hidden identity games… no party-goer gets left behind. Party packs include 5 different games that can accommodate 1-8 players. Additional features and customization options are available. It’s the perfect virtual party night!
- Unsolved Case Files Murder Mystery Game: PG-13, No limit to the number of players
Unsolved Case Files will deliver a dinner party murder mystery game experience your friends and family will never forget! Using fictitious cold cases, you and your guests can become detectives to solve a murder that not even the best sleuths in the world have uncovered. With the help of newspaper clippings, police documentation, crime scene photographs and more, you can determine who the true killer is. But hurry! The sooner you can find the culprit, the sooner you can close this case once and for all.
The perfect game night is possible. Add in some tasty food, beverages and music and your night will be the talk of the town!
Which games have you found to be the best for game night? Leave us a comment and let us know so we can add it to our list!
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