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    26 Games You Need To Order For Your Friend Group ASAP

    Game of Thrones Clue, Werewolf, Settlers of Catan, and 24 other games that'll guarantee a good time.

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    1. Escape Room: The Game takes all the fun of a group outing to an ~actual~ escape room to the comfort of your own living room. The game comes with three (!) different playable missions with puzzles, secret codes, hidden clues, and more — you have 60 minutes for each one. The clock is ticking!

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    The three missions are "Secret Agent," "The Dentist" & "Space Station" so you get a nice variety for game play!

    Ages: 16+

    Number of players: 3–5

    Promising review: "We bought this for our 14-year-old son — so far we have played three of the four missions and can confirm that this game is awesome! Each mission takes one hour to complete (so make sure you have time before you sit down to play). It also takes a lot of concentration and thinking outside of the box. Definitely worth it and we will be buying the expansion pack when it's available!" —Heather Cone

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    2. Suddenly Drunk is an expansion pack that'll work with *any* turn-based game (cards, board games, etc.) and turn it into a drinking game. Meaning you'll use it alllll the time.

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    Ages: 21+ (obv.)

    Number of players: 3–8

    Promising review: "FANTASTIC GAME! I already plan on buying the expansions. My friends and I have added Suddenly Drunk to our regular game nights and it never fails to make us laugh! Friends even call ahead of time to make sure I am bringing my deck with me." —Jax I

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    3. Exploding Kittens comes in both regular and ~explicit~ versions, because options are always better! It's a little bit like Russian roulette — players draw cards, hoping not to draw the titular one (they're out of the game if they do) while gathering things like "catnip sandwich," "laser pointer," or "belly rub," which can defuse the dreaded exploding kitten!

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    Ages: 7+ for regular, ~higher~ for the NSFW version (which really just has more inappropriately themed cards and illustrations).

    Number of players: 2–5 (or up to 9 if you combine two decks)

    Promising review: "I got this for my teenage daughter, and it was both well-received and well-played! This is a quirky, funny and flexible game that beats the hell out of any electronic caca you might be considering as a gift. This little card game provides actual interaction in a light and funny way, plus allows (indeed encourages) a high amount of silly randomness. Very fun, and fine for two to four people. Don't worry: no actual kittens were harmed in the making of this game. Several did barf rainbows, however." —K. Jensen

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99: regular here and explicit here.

    4. Bananagrams (or Party Bananagrams!) combines all the fun of crossword puzzles and Scrabble for a fast-paced game anyone who loves words will find ~a-peel-ing~.

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    Everyone starts out with a certain number of letter tiles, and each player uses them to create a crossword-style arrangement of words. Keep adding letters, and when there are no more letters available, the person who used all their tiles first wins! Party Bananagrams adds to the fun with themed tiles that make players swap letters, wear the banana pouch like a hat, and more!

    Ages: 7+

    Number of players: 1–8

    Promising review: "I bought this for my sister for Christmas, and she jumped out of her seat when she opened it up! I had no idea a little game could get someone so excited. We all played it after dinner, and it brought hours of enjoyment. This is a no pressure game, you go at your own speed, and is very entertaining. The carrying pouch makes traveling with the game so easy, so you can bring it along to parties or wherever. I will be ordering one for myself!" —Rachel Hukill

    Get it from Amazon for $14.40 (or try Party Bananagrams for $12.30).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of Party Bananagrams (#2 in the post)!

    5. Game of Thrones Clue may actually help you survive the long wait before Season 8 airs. It comes with 12 of your favorite characters and a reversible game board, so you can play in King's Landing *or* Meereen.

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    "It was Littlefinger! In the small council chamber! With a Dothraki arakh!"

    Ages: 18+

    Number of players: 2–6

    Promising review: "Great update to game! Love the two boards in one plus the new cards that make it very competitive! Tons of fun even if you're not a GoT fanatic." —Andrea Slaughter

    Get it from Amazon for $42.94.

    And if you're looking for more ASOIAF games, they also make Game of Thrones Risk ($59.44)!

    6. Quickwits can be learned in no time flat, making it a great game to bring to parties. How do you play? Everyone lays down a category card at the same time — if two people lay down matching cards, they have to blurt out things that fit into their opponent's category. But warning: No one can use the same answer twice!

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    The answers get dirtier and more hilarious as you keep playing!

    Ages: 17+

    Number of players: 3+

    Promising review: "Such a fun and amazing game. The rules were easy to learn, and I've actually tested it at my departmental Friendsgiving and my own Friendsgiving with friends my age. When we played it without alcohol, the game was still fun, even though there were some annoying cards that are really obscure for my friend group (like Skateboarder). The rest are fair game. When played as a drinking game, it gets even more fun and it becomes a no-holds-barred kind of game where you'll find how out how quick your friends' wits are and what strange things they can come up with when they get really competitive!" —Andrea Jurado

    Get it from Amazon for $13.64.

    7. Midnight Outburst is made by the creators of Taboo, so if you loved that, you'll love this ~late-night~ Family Feud–style game, where players yell out things trying to match the top 10 responses to anything from "Harrison Ford movies" to "things you do on your knees."

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    Ages: 17+

    Number of players: 2+

    Promising review: "Played this with a group of 10 friends/family members during a birthday party and couldn’t stop laughing for hours! The content is definitely adult, but not ALL raunchy, so you don’t feel like it’s too far over the top (it’s suggestive and hilarious). I had no idea my family members have such dirty minds!" —Lurlene R. Wilkerson

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    8. Tipsy Tower combines the classic game of Jenga with booze — some of the wooden blocks have drinking game 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!

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    Ages: 21+

    Number of players: 2+

    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 $96.95.

    9. Deluxe Wood Jumanji takes you straight back to 1995 with a replica of the game featured in the original film.

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    Roll the dice, tempt fate, and try to make your way through the jungle — just watch out for those rhinos!

    Ages: 8+

    Number of players: 2–4

    Promising review: "If you grew up in the 1990s, you NEED this game. Just like Alan Parrish, you get the chance to roll the dice, and take your chances. Put your card under the red piece in the middle of the game noard and find out your fate. Each player gets to interact on everyones turn, and help or hinder others gameplay. Great group game!" —Shaniqua

    Get it exclusively at Walmart for $19.76.

    10. Foodie Fight is the perfect order for serious food-lovers. Love Trivial Pursuit but hate all the other categories? This is for you. Best paired with a bottle of wine, tbh.

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    There are over 1,000 questions on topics ranging from culinary science to celeb chefs to food history and more — you'll all get a whopping dose of vitamin F (aka FUN!).

    Number of players: Up to 6.

    Promising review: "Thrilled to have just received my copy of the revised edition of Foodie Fight! We've played, adored, learned and gifted and the original for years and have been hungry for more! This will make gift-giving pure joy — I can't wait to give it to all of my food-loving (and non!) friends. Cheers to Foodie Fight and Bon Appétit!" —SED

    Get it from Amazon for

    11. 5 Second Rule Uncensored tests your brain speed, having players spit out three answers to categories like "uses for your tongue," "ways to hide a fart," or "reasons to have a drink" — all in under five seconds!

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    Ages: 17+

    Number of players: 3+

    Promising review: "This game is hilarious & fun! It's kind of like a "spit out the first thing that comes to mind" kind of game... you never know what's going to come out of everyone's mouths, including your own! I've played this with friends and my family (because we're widely inappropriate like that). It's definitely a game for adults. Highly recommend! A nice change from Cards Against Humanity, which has gotten repetitive." —JJ Schmal

    Get it from Amazon for $16.69. Get the original version (for ages 10+) from Amazon for $16.10.

    12. Codenames transforms 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?

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    Ages: 10+

    Number of players: 2–8+

    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 14.79.

    13. Drunk, Stoned, or Stupid contains 250 prompt cards with hilariously ridiculous situations — it's up to you and your friends to decide who among the group would be the most likely do to what's in the prompt. Let the arguments begin!

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    Who gets voted most likely ends up with the card, and whoever ends up with the most cards loses!

    Ages: 17+

    Number of players: 4+

    Promising review: "This game was a HUGE success. It was played at a party of drunk college students and by the time we finished everyone was asking me to bring it back to the next party. I recommend this game most to young people (teens-mid 20s) who all know each other pretty well. Great for a party session where people can come in and out. I think at our lowest we had five people and at our greatest we had 15. People don't have to do anything to jump in. A lot of people owned up to it, which was always hilarious. Honestly, I am not sure if it would work with every group because I could see some people getting offended by it. If your friends all make fun of each other, and more importantly themselves, this is a great game for them. UPDATE: I am still playing this game. In my primary group of friends we still have yet to get all cards (we have probably played about 10 times) and has had success in all new groups I bring it to!" —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    14. Pie Face combines high suspense with your favorite whipped topping — what could be better? Spin the wheel to determine the number of times you have to crank the wheel, but who knows which crank will catapult the cream-topped hand right into your face!

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    Ages: 5+

    Number of players: 2+

    Promising review: "All I can say is THIS IS SO MUCH FUN! Played with the whole family and we were all laughing. You don't know when the cream will hit you in the face and the anticipation is almost as much fun as the game itself. If you have a fun-loving family this is great." —HethG

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    15. Settlers of Catan combines strategy with collaboration, building your own areas and trading resources with other players, making it the perfect option for people who are tired of the negative vibes of board games like Risk or Monopoly.

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    Ages: 10+

    Number of players: 3–4 (expansion packs to increase number of players also available!)

    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 $44.10.

    There's even Game of Thrones Catan + a Night's Watch expansion pack!

    16. Werewolf is a unique take on Mafia you'll want to bring to every party you attend — who'll defend the village and who'll tear the group apart with their devious behavior?

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    Everyone draws a card and play the role assigned to them (if you're a werewolf, you're trying to destroy the village; if you're a villager, you're trying to save it, etc.). You can play with up to *35* people, so it's great for even larger gatherings — though warning, your friendships will be tested.

    Ages: 12+

    Number of players: Up to 35 people!

    Promising review: "My group of friends love game night. We've tried all sorts of games, and when I brought this game out, everyone was skeptical. Now no one wants to play any other game but this one. Super fun! The fact that it comes in a simple deck of cards makes it so easy to carry around and bring to any party occasion just in case. With the different characters you can mix it up so no two games are ever the same. The witch character has truly tested some friendships already. The game also gives you extra cards for you to create your own characters with their own unique roles and powers. We are looking forward to creating some interesting new roles and throwing them in the mix. If you have a loud group of friends, this is the game for you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. Villainous lets everyone release their inner evil queen. Why?! It's a strategy-based game featuring your favorite Disney villains (duh!) — every time you play as a different character, it's a totally different game.

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    Play as your favorite villain — Maleficent, Jafar, Ursula, Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, and Prince John — each with different abilities and objectives. The Fate cards will throw obstacles in your path, so look out for some of your favorite Disney heroes too!

    Ages: 10+

    Number of players: Up to 6.

    Promising review: "I love board games, particularly more adventurous and more adult ones, but getting my wife to play them with me is like pulling teeth. This one is very easy to learn but a challenge to master, which makes it accessible for those who are casual board gamers but enjoyable for the more hardcore enthusiast. Each play-through is different depending on what characters each player chooses, the strategy they apply, and the random draw of the cards. Can't wait until they release expansions with new villains." —Phil

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    18. If you're tired of competitive games, Spaceteam is a super fast-paced, *cooperative* card game that requires working together (and lots of shouting) to escape a black hole.

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    Work together to repair your spaceship — you'll laugh and laugh, WITHOUT ruining your friendships with your competitive energy.

    Ages: 10+

    Number of players: 3–6 (or more players with expansion packs)

    Promising review: "Played this game with 6 over-30 adults and it was a blast! There was just something so great about constantly yelling at each other for crazy items and laughing hysterically when the person who had the item continued to deny having it. We got the regular expansion and the NSFW expansion and are ready to try the crazy out with 8+ people. Honestly, the best part was any time someone got the floating into space anomaly card, and seeing just how well they could act it out. Definitely recommend this game for adults and children alike (just don't get the NSFW expansion). Just be careful if you have any pets who are sensitive to noise. We played around some high anxiety dogs who flipped out at the chaos of this game. Although, that was pretty funny too!" —Donna W.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    19. Linkee puts a new twist on your average trivia game — your team will hear five clues, and you'll have to solve them, figure out what ~links~ them together to get the point!

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    For example, if the ~answers~ to all the clues are "bread, republic, boat, and split," the category linking them all together is "banana things." It sounds complicated, but it's really not — we've played as a team at work, and it is SO fun!

    Ages: 14+

    Number of players: 2–30

    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 $34.93.

    20. Trick Question tests the brain of everyone you know, but instead of trivia, you're taking on over 400 different brainteasers.

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    When facing a brainteaser, you can choose US! if you think you can answer it or THEM! if you want to stump the opposing team.

    Ages: 14+

    Number of players: 3+

    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. This week, it will be taken to the mall food court for a big group gaming night." —D.M.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.46.

    21. I Gotta Go With inspires you to search your brain for all the possible answers to list topics like "TV titles that are four letters or fewer" or "celebrities with a color in their name." The clock is ticking!

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    Although the basic gist of the game stays the same, there are a few different modes of play so you can mix it up with different group sizes.

    Ages: 14+

    Number of players: 2–8+

    Promising review: "Super fun game! Great for family night or drinking night with friends! We had a blast playing the game with our close friends, brought out a lot of laughs! Game is fun, engaging yet challenging. Perfect for a gift or to bring to any party!" —Kristen Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    22. Monopoly: Ultimate Banking Edition upgrades the basic game your family hated to love with a completely *cashless* operation — and an intriguing system, where rent goes up and down based on how many times players land on the property. Talk about the market at ~play~.

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    Use the banking machines for instant transactions, property auctions, and more (aka NO more cheating!!). Games'll go faster, the stakes are higher, and game play will stay exciting throughout.

    Ages: 8+

    Number of players: 2–4

    Promising review: "I am a die hard classic Monopoly player, so I was a bit hesitant to purchase the Ultimate. It is one of the best purchases I have made for my family. We have played this almost every night since we got it a week or so ago. We love it!! Only wish more players could play at one time but other than that it's amazing!! The speed of this game gives you a chance to play multiple rounds. It's fast, fun and a nice change from the classic. Never thought I would ever say that!! Thanks for making our vacation that much more fun!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.44.

    23. Golden Girls Clue asks your group of growing-old-together besties to solve the mystery of WHO ate the last piece of cheesecake!

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    Just like regular Clue, you'll need to figure out *who* did it (Stan!), what they left behind (a bathrobe!), and in which room (the lanai!).

    Ages: 8+

    Number of players: Up to 6.

    Promising review: "I'm a HUGE Golden Girls fan and thought this may be a bit of a gimmick type game, however, it turned out to be a super fun game!! I'd recommend this game to anybody!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $36.36.

    24. Blank Slate tests exactly whether or not great minds think alike. Each player has to secretly write a work that completes a phrase or sentence, but choose your words carefully, because you get the most points if you match with only *one* other person.

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    Ages: 8+

    Number of players: 3–8

    Promising review: "This game is really fun. I hosted a party with a few of my very best friends and played this game. We expected the party to be over within a few hours. We ended up playing this game for most of the night. We had so much fun that we completely lost track of time. This game is very easy to learn and get a hang of and in top of that is a really fun game. You really get to learn about your friends mind/thoughts." —Kristyn S.

    Get it exclusively at Target for $24.99.

    25. Drunk Confidence combines trivia, singing, pop culture, and hilariously random tasks to challenge you and your friends to do their very best. Can't complete the challenge? It's time to drink.

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    Since the game is physically so small (it's just a box of cards), it's super convenient to take to any party!

    Ages: 21+

    Number of players: Any number, the more the better!

    Promising review: "Our neighbors that just moved across the street recommended this game... we got it about a week ago and have only played it once, but it was fantastic! We haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Really like how it is small and convenient." —Robert Harrington

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    26. Unstable Unicorns encourages you to betray your friendships... but you know, in a fun and whimsical way! Build an ~army of unicorns~ (the first to get all seven wins!) — and use the action cards to take down your frenemies.

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    Ages: 14+

    Number of players: 2–8

    Promising review: "Amazon recommended this game for me, I wasn't sure what to think at first. We played with five people it took about half of the game to get it down. Holy crap this game is so much fun. We had only planned to play it once and move on to other games, but we ended up playing this three times. Absolutely loved it and everyone did that played. The game play is easy, we loved the screw over your friends aspect." —WJN

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    Game on!

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