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1.A Scrabble Deluxe to test your word-making abilities. You'd better have a dictionary nearby because you're gonna need it.
2.Or a Harry Potter Scrabble if that's more your cup of tea. It follows most of the rules as an old-school Scrabble game but spells, potion names, characters from the series, and wizarding locations all count as words.
3.A retro Yahtzee — another traditional game that'll have you pulling out your lucky rabbit's foot before each roll.
4.Mancala because I am about to crush you with colorful glass stones. I take Mancala very seriously if you couldn't tell.
5.Monopoly Fortnite so you can boogie bomb the millennials or Gen Z'ers in this battle royale version of classic Monopoly. It has many of the same elements as the video game: Tilted Towers, loot chests, the storm, and even the battle bus. So, where we dropping boys?
6.Connect 4 Shots to put your years of beer pong experience to use. It's just like regular Connect 4 except you have to bounce your colored balls from the table to the slots.
18.A stylish backgammon set to give you a new game to master. Your goal is to remove all your colored pieces from the board.
19.A fun pop-a-shot basketball set if you and your partner like to turn everything into a competition. Take turns shooting and try and get as many balls in bounds and in the hoop before time expires.
20.A 3D tic-tac-toe set that'll take you back to your childhood, except you're no longer playing on a piece of notebook paper.
21.Or a more complex multi-level tic-tac-toe board for kids and adults who want to try something new. You can win three ways: getting three same-sized pieces in a row, lining up three different-sized pieces in ascending or descending order, or positioning three concentric circles in one spot.
22.A strategy-based railroad-building game like Ticket to Ride because it'll take you on a journey across North America without you ever having to leave your home (or even the couch!). It's also Alexa-compatible; just say, "Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride" and you'll have a digital tour guide *or* a virtual opponent.
23.Villainous, a game where you play as Disney baddies so you can finally see evil triumph — y'know, if you're into that sort of thing.
24.A 4-in-1 game table to keep you entertained when you don't know what to play. It comes with air hockey, foosball, table tennis, and billiards.
25.A tabletop cornhole set if you're a Midwest transplant and missing home a little bit. We'll save the bags vs. baggo vs. beanbags vs. cornhole debate for another day.
26.Codenames Duet, a co-op version of my favorite word-association game that'll encourage team bonding because guess what — you're both on the same team!
27.The Exploding Kittens card game for fans of felines and flare-ups — but not together. The objective is to use your action cards to avoid the exploding kitten and outlast your opponents.
28.Forbidden Island, another co-op card game, because capturing sacred treasures from a sinking island is more rewarding when you do it together.
30.Sushi Go! to ~maki~ quarantining a bit more fun. This fast-paced, strategy-based card game is a favorite that'll entertain even the biggest grouch. Still on the fence? Just ~roe~ with it and get it!
31.Unstable Unicorns if — and let's get right to the ~point~ — you and your opponent have a strong enough relationship that it can handle a little backstabbing. The goal is to fill your stable with a unicorn army while hilariously screwing over your rival.
32.Blokus, a tile-placing game that'll challenge your spatial reasoning. Each player is trying to fit as many of their pieces on the board as possible while simultaneously blocking their opponent.
33.A trivia game because you secretly think you're a genius. Well, here are over 400 questions that'll test your knowledge of random factoids.
34.Overcooked! 2 so you and your S.O. can test your communication skills while completing as many recipes as possible within a certain amount of time. Oh wait, I almost forgot to mention that you have to do all of this while navigating moving platforms and avoiding exploding mines, pedestrians, and even aliens.
35.Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime to test your combined alien-fighting abilities. Each player controls a different part of the spaceship (like steering and the cannons), so you have to work together to navigate your way out of danger while blasting baddies.
36.Luigi’s Mansion 3, a Nintendo Switch exclusive if you're ready to join forces to take on the poltergeists that have captured your friends.
37.Snipperclips, another Switch exclusive that'll require you and your teammate to put on your thinking caps to solve various puzzles, like carrying objects from point A to point B and popping balloons.
38.Portal 2, a puzzle platformer because even though it's an oldie (and by old I mean it was released in 2011), it's considered by some to be one of the greatest video games ever.
39.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a Switch exclusive so you can best your opponent in this upgraded version of everyone's favorite racing game.
40.Or Fitness Boxing, another Switch exclusive to encourage you and your roommate to get active without ever having to leave the apartment.
41.A deck of cards because you don't need a fancy game board and a million pieces to have fun.
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