Discover the Best Party Games for Adults: Game Comparison Guide!

If you find yourself hosting a party where a group of adults are starting to get bored, what kind of games would want in your closet?  Honestly, you would probably be happy to have ANY game with you.  Usually in those situations everyone sits around shooting the shit or ends up playing a lame game of charades.

The interactive charts of games below and the analysis that follows will help you decide what party games you need.

We all have our personal preferences on what makes a good party game for adults, but when you have that many people looking for a good time, you want to make sure you have the best possible games on hand that are guaranteed to be fun.

To help make your decision easier, we have broken down our top 10 into two lists. Top 5 games you have probably heard of and our top 5 games you probably haven’t heard of.

Top 5 Party Game for Adults You Probably Heard Of

Game
Description
Number of Players
Category
Price
Rating
More Info
Cranium
Cranium
Cranium is great for large groups or events--whether it's a party, a reunion, or just even a family game night. The game constantly challenges players in trivia and creativity, creating a fun and spontaneous atmosphere.4+Guessing Game$$$4.6More Info
Pictionary
Pictionary
In this quick-draw classic, the guesses can be just as hilarious as the sketches so it is the perfect way to break the ice and get the party startedI4+Drawing$3.6More Info
Taboo
Taboo
An obvious clue could be strictly Taboo. To get your team to say pinball, would you say arcade, game, flippers, tilt or roll? In this game you can not because all of those words are strictly Taboo. Rattle off clues while the time counts down. 4+Word Game
Guessing Game
$$4.5More Info
Scattergories
Scattergories
Scattergories is a fast-thinking word game. Come up with a unique word that belongs in the category and starts with the letter on the die4+Word Game$$$4.6More Info
Guesstures
Guesstures
Pop four cards into the Action Timer, then set it and start acting fast. The words may look easy, but you only have a few seconds to get your team to guess each one. Did your team guess right?4+Guessing Game$$4.3More Info

 

Top 5 Party Game for Adults You Probably Have Not Heard Of

Game
Description
Number of Players
Category
Price
Rating
More Info
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity
The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. 4+Card Game$$4.9More Info
Anomia
Anomia
Players flip cards in turn until the symbols on two players' cards match. Matching players must race to give an example of the category on their opponent's card. Whoever blurts out a correct answer first wins their opponent's card, and drawing continues. 3+Card Game
Word Game
Guessing Game
$$5More Info
Telestrations
Telestrations
Telestrations is the visual equivalent of the classic school-yard game "telephone." It's a fun-filled sketching game in which everyone's attempts at "art" can turn hilarious.4+Drawing Game$$4.8More Info
Smart Ass
Smart Ass
Have you ever played a game and been bursting to yell out the answer, even when it's not your turn? Well here's your chance. Each Who, What, and Where Am I card has ten clues and the first player to yell out the correct answer moves one step closer to being the ultimate Smart Ass.2-8Guessing Game$4.4More Info
Loaded Questions
Loaded Questions
Loaded Questions is a multiplayer game that tests your knowledge of other people's opinions as you race your opponents. By correctly guessing your fellow player's answers to probing, opinion-oriented questions, you advance around the board. 4 -6 Guessing Game
Word Game
$4.6More Info

Included in the matrix are 7 columns:

  • Game name
  • Game picture – (click to view more details or to purchase)
  • Short Description
  • Price – These are approximate prices on Amazon.com.  These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more.  But generally speaking: $ = under $20, $$ = $20 to $30, $$$ = $40 to $50, $$$$ = $50+
  • Rating – The average user rating on Amazon.com.  This can be very helpful in deciding if people are satisfied with their purchase.
  • More info – A link to go check out reviews on Amazon.com

About Us

Our aim with this site is to create a resource that will help you find the best game for your next party. When we first got married, playing board games was an easy way to have a fun night at home that didn’t involve the television. Once we had kids we found that we never really had time to ourselves or to spend quality time with our friends. Well, we decided we would start hosting game nights and inviting our friends over to spend some time with other adults without the kids.

Over the years we have checked out hundreds of games just to find that perfect one that we could play over and over. Sounds fun right? Well, we decided to put up what we have learned on this site to make it easier for us and anyone who happens to stumble across this site. Hopefully it’ll help you make a few decisions on which party game to buy for your next party.

What We Look For in Party Games

You might be asking yourself what makes us think we know what makes for a great game. Well, we aren’t claiming to be experts. Every game on this site is one that we have enjoyed playing, want to play or have heard great things about from our friends. not every game on here is for everyone, but at least it’ll help you get started.

What’s on the Site

In this next table we broke down our favorite games, into different categories. Have a office party around the corner? Well, check out our list of top office games and see if one of them sounds fun. We have dozens of lists for a variety of holidays, events, themes and occasions.

Game Categories

Special events
Holidays
Themes
Work
General
BirthdayChristmasSuperbowlIcebreakersDinner Party
RetirementThanksgivingLuauGeneral OfficeHousewarming
Engagement/WeddingNew YearsBBQ/Backyard
Pool PartyHalloween