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    18 Games That Will Help You Kill A Lot Of Time

    Game night = the best entertainment.

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    1. LCR: Left Center Right is as simple as it is fun. Just roll the dice and pass three chips (left, right, or keep) according to the roll. Whoever ends up with all the chips, wins!

    The game includes three speciality marked cubes, 24 chips, and instructions. It's recommended for ages 5 and up.

    Promising review: "This game is so much fun! The more people the better. I was introduced to it in a hospitality suite at a professional conference. Needless to say, it sure was an icebreaker! We made things a little more interesting and each person played with $3 (rather than the enclosed chips), and the pot was substantial. I also lent it to a friend to take on vacation with her young nieces and nephews. It was a hit for a rainy day at the beach." —KD

    Get it from Amazon for $6.84

    2. The Game of Things — a hilarious and easy-to-play game sure to take family game nights to a new level of fun, all thanks to you. *Takes bow.*


    My family and friend group are obsessed with this game, BTW.

    Promising review: "We spent hours playing this game over the summer with more people than the game suggests. I think we had 15 people playing it at one point during the family reunion. It was a great hit with everyone. I plan on giving it as a gift to fellow game lovers. We had to skip a few topics for the younger kids (7-8) for context, but they loved playing. We also had to supply a little extra paper because we played it with so many people. I highly recommend trying this for parties and gatherings. It's a great way to get to know people better while having a lot of fun." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49 (available in a new and old addition, and a ~nasty~ version).

    3. What Do Your Meme? because it's been on the list of games to buy, and now's the time! Challenge your friends and family (your call on playing with mom, not mine) to create the best memes and prepare yourself for hours of side-splitting entertainment.,

    Recommended for ages 17+.

    Promising review: "I was browsing the internet for a fun group card game that wasn’t Cards Against Humanity when I came across this gem. My family and I dabble heavily into memes, so I knew this would be a great fit. I planned a party specifically set around playing this, and when the day finally came, it was totally worth it. Every round there was so much laughter we couldn’t speak. The nature content cards are separated from the rest of the deck, but we shuffled them in, and it was great." —Tianna

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. 5 Second Rule challenges you to name three things that fit a category in only five seconds. Sounds easy, eh? Not so fast — try to name three deodorant brands in five seconds... GO!


    The game includes 576 questions and a five-second twisted marble timer. It's recommended for ages 10 and up and at least three players.

    Promising review: "This game is fun and quick. If you want a quick game, a few rounds of this doesn't take long at all. It is a challenge to be put on the spot and spit out three guesses quickly in the category. The rest of the players get to think longer about the answers until it is their turn, though they can't duplicate any answer previously given. The timer is interesting with three small marbles that run down a spiral ramp. It's very quick to set up and easy to just jump right in." —Scottypiper

    Get it from Amazon for $16.69 (available in original and new edition).

    5. Catan is a competitive game of strategy: Build roads, trade, barter (it's better auctioneer style, IMO), and develop settlements. Can I promise you and your family will end the night on good terms? Probably not.

    Recommended for ages 10 and up and for 3-4 players.

    Promising review: "Beware! Don't try this unless you plan on getting addicted. Your life will forever be altered. You'll find yourself begging strangers to come over to play. Watching YouTube videos to improve your game, bribing your children. Your spouse will become a tricky, sneaky person you hardly recognize. While you will plot ways to take over. Side effects include: less TV-watching, more under-the-table kicking, spontaneous maniacal laughter, snacking while plotting the demise of your friends and family. Best fun you've had in hours." —Katie & Tyler's Mommy

    Get it from Amazon for $44.07 (extension pack also available for purchase).

    6. Cards Against Humanity has more than 31,000 five-star reviews and is beloved by horrible...y funny people across the world. I mean, if 31,000 people say it's good, it's safe to say it's good.


    Recommended for ages 17 and up. Plus, don't forget to stock up on expansion packs to keep the game fresh forever!

    Promising review: "As long as you are playing with people that you know that won't be offended by anything that may come up in the cards, this game is great. There are several times during a game that you will laugh until you nearly cry. The only negative is that some overly sensitive people may have some issues with statements on cards. This is an adults-only game." —Jody D.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    7. Trick Question tests and exercises the brain with over 400 different brainteasers. There are teams involved, so you better bet there will be a competitive edge.


    Recommended for ages 14+ and 3+ players.

    Promising review: "Plenty of laughter around the table with the funny tricks the participants pulled on each other. We will be making this game one of the regulars and game night." —D.M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.85.

    8. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza involves fast thinking. Each player races against each other to slap a match between a card and a spoken word. Seems simple, but these cards can play tricks on your mind, so get ready.

    Promising review: "This game is more mind-bending and crazy than you think. Don’t let the cuteness fool you. This game is by far the most competitive and fun party game to play with friends!! The special cards mess with you mind! Pros: hours of fun, cute drawing style, unique packaging, easy to play. Cons: may result in red hands, strain of voice from intense playing." —Hani

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. Jenga — the classic game of concentration...and a little bit of luck. Time to get this baby in your game stash, stat.


    Promising review: "This is a great game that can be play by all ages and either by yourself, with someone else, or with a group. There are so many possibilities. This is definitely a great game for game night. This game builds on your critical thinking skills, as each move has to be well-thought-out or you can lose in a blink of an eye. So, it is challenging, fun, and competitive all at the same time. Basically, each player builds upon another player's move until the blocks come crashing down. The person who makes that last move loses." —QT

    Get it from Amazon for $10.27.

    10. Or! Tipsy Tower combines Jenga with booze, and I can't argue with that. A handful of the wooden blocks have rules on them, and when someone draws one out, they have to abide by that rule for the rest of the game or take a sip accordingly!


    For ages 21+ and two or more players.

    Promising review: "This is so great! Before this was a thing I took my old Jenga set and wrote on them will all the rules for all the parties I used to go to. This saves me the work of figuring out which rule I've used and haven't. This is just like what I did when I was younger. But there are some things I never thought of. This will get so much use for everyone, and if it's anything like Jenga it should last until my kids are 21 as well." —Alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    11. One Night Ultimate Werewolf assigns each player a unique role but the goal is straightforward: Find out which player is the werewolf. SpooOOOOoky!


    Recommended for ages 8 and up and three to ten players.

    Promising review: "My children range from 4-8 and all of them LOVE playing this game. Definitely get the app, the announcers voice just adds to the fun. Super easy setup and quick." —Momof3

    Get it from Target for $24.99.

    12. Monopoly Cheaters Edition lets you break the rules (FOR ONCE!). Like, you get rewarded for cheating in this game so now your siblings can't get mad when you win. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    Recommended for ages eight and up, and 2-6 players.

    Promising review: "My family, like most, could never manage to get through game night without someone being accused of cheating, especially playing monopoly. This game solves that problem because cheating is not only allowed but encouraged. This game is so much fun and my favorite part is that it's not as long as traditional Monopoly. Bottom line, whoever said 'cheaters never win,' was so wrong. Get this game and cheat to your hearts content, you'll have so much fun." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88.

    13. Drunk Stoned or Stupid is the superlative game that'll finally let your group call each of your friends out. Juuuust make sure you play with the people who will still talk to you after.


    Recommended for ages 17 and up.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing game! This game is so much fun to play, and it is absolutely hilarious. You can follow the directions or make it your own; either way the cards are super funny and allow for a lot of storytelling. I think the more people you have playing, the more fun the game is. I would definitely recommend this game." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    14. Battleship — the legendary two-player game from childhood you need in your game arsenal. Strategize, sink ships, make moves, and W-I-N.

    Promising review: "This such a great game. Kids and adults alike can be entertained for a long time. There's just something appealing about trying to avoid being discovered, while seeking your opponent's ships. This new version includes one more "ship" which is actually a plane. Great fun!" —KDD

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. Exploding Kittens is basically the cat version Russian Roulette. If you like kittens, explosions, and serious strategy, then yes, you 100% need this game.


    Recommended for ages 7 and up and two to five players.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first of this game, but then some friends invited me to play, and I was amazed at how fun it is. Normally when I find games that my 7-year-old can enjoy, they are not nearly as fun for us parents, but this is completely different. The rules were simple enough that my son picked it up after one game, it kept everyone's attention (each round is fairly short), and the game was full of laughter from everyone! I have played it with three to five players, and with every group size it has been a blast. This really is a must-have for any family that likes playing games." —Seth D Kravetz

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. Never Have I Ever brings out the deepest, darkest secrets [play dramatic music here] as each player reveals the things they've done.


    Promising review: "This is a great game! I played it with several friends of different lengths of friendship, and I still learned so much I never knew. I probably would not recommend it for families, as many of the subjects are questionable at best, but it's GREAT for groups of friends. Get ready to bare all for your life story in one of the best ways to get to know someone. The Rule Cards add a fun new element to the classic 'I Never' game, allowing you to switch up the rules each turn. Even in the midst of drinking, this game held up its fun appeal. I would absolutely recommend!" —Steven Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    17. Linkee gives a fun twist on your average trivia game. Here's how it works: Your team hears five clues, has to solve them, and then figure out what ~links~ them together to get the point!


    Recommended for ages 14+ and 2–30 players.

    Promising review: "Such a great game! Love that it can be played with 2-30 people. I've played with several different group sizes and all have been fun. I'll be giving this as a gift. Price is right. Only a few cards that may not be appropriate for certain ages." —JaLee Clarke

    Get it from Amazon for $34.89.

    18. And Codenames — an exciting word game that turns your friends or family into two teams of rival spies, plus one assassin and one double agent. You only know the "codenames" of the people on your team, so who will figure out which spies belongs on their team first?


    Recommended for ages 10+ and 2–8+ players.

    Promising review: "The best thing about Codenames is that it's infinitely replayable, even if you always play with the same group of people, because of the sheer number of possibilities of combinations of cards and layouts. Add in that the other versions (Disney Codenames, Marvel Codenames, Codenames Deep Undercover, etc.) can be combined with the base game, and you have one that's destined for longevity. I personally love the challenge of trying to be on the same wavelength as my teammates. When things go well, it's satisfying. When things go badly, it's challenging — and often hilarious. I generally play with my friends (late 20s–early 30s), but knew my mom (late 50s) and her friends would love it and got it for her for Christmas, and I was right. Other people I know play with their kids. It's definitely a game with broad appeal." —Ami C.

    Get it from Amazon for 15.39.

    Here's to game nights!


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