Jenga is simple. Classic. Maybe a little elegant. And like a fine wine, it only gets better with age. How so? Now that you’re older, you’ve earned the right to play the Advanced version: which includes yelling! Drinking! Challenges! Surprise reveals! All you have to do is write dares on the blocks, and whenever someone successfully withdraws a block, they have to do what it says. That way everyone wins. And loses.
No matter your age, something is wrong with you if sliding down a soapy tarp at probably thousands of miles per hours doesn’t sound like the best thing in the world.
Here’s one game that you PROBABLY didn’t like while you were growing up but becomes super fun when you’re adult. Why? Because all you do is sit around with friends, have some drinks, and act out some things. Just remember: simply because you’ve had a couple of beers doesn’t mean you get to just say what you’re acting out. Oh yeah, and mimicking swimming is always funny.
4. Apples to Apples
Regardless of if you’re playing literally or figuratively (meaning that “Helen Keller” is either the best or the worst card to draw), Apples to Apples is a timeless time-killer that any group of people will enjoy.
Monopoly was first released during the Great Depression, and it quickly became popular because it allowed a depressed America to act as though they were the biggest real estate moguls in America—if only for a couple of hours. Well, guess what: you can still do the same thing today! But it’s a little less sad.
6. Extreme croquet
Croquet might’ve been a “gentleman’s sport” while you were growing up, but now that you’re not a baby anymore it’s time to make it a whole lot more dangerous.
7. Spin the bottle
Ah, spinning the bottle.. Those were the days. Or were they? “Spin the bottle” is literally the easiest game you can play with your friends—and this time, you don’t even have to play it in your friend’s basement!
Whether you’re playing with a totally adorable pooch or throwing a game of ultimate, frisbee never gets old even when you do. Plus, it’s a great way to multitask: a cute dog translates to meeting people; ultimate is good for exercise and all that. (Who are we kidding—it’s mostly about that first thing.)