Game night doesn’t have to be boring with these entertaining adult party games that grown-ups will actually WANT to play! 


There are lots of adult board games available on the market today, and I’m sure that you’ve likely heard of Cards Against Humanity, the often inappropriate (but completely hysterical!) adult version of Apples to Apples. There are many risque adult party games out there, but today’s list of The Best Adult Party Board Games only includes clean and wholesome games – perfect for crowds of co-workers or groups of people that are just getting to know each other! These games are all appropriate for small groups and parties, and many of them can also be adapted for team play to incorporate much larger groups of people.

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens made Kickstarter history by being the most backed project and most highly funded game ever! In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten. At this point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game – unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens. According to CNN, “It’s like UNO, except there are goats, magical enchiladas, and kittens that can kill you.”

Last Word

Last Word is the perfect quick-paced party game! Be the first player to advance to the finish by creatively connecting subjects and letters, while racing a random-interval timer and the other players. For example, Subject: “Vegetables”… Letter: “C”.  Players yell out… carrots, cucumbers, corn, cauliflower, ‘tick-tick’ … the player with the Last Word before the timer sounds advances. Think you could get the last word?


Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.


Telestrations is the visual version of the classic “telephone game” where you draw what you see, then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. It’s miscommunication at its best!

Roots: a game of inventing words

Roots is a game of inventing words. Players combine Prefix and Suffix cards to create new words, competing for the best connection to a Subject card. Whoever delivers the best explanation for their word captures that Subject card. But stay sharp: players can manipulate each other’s progress with various Power cards, undermining opponents while advancing themselves. The result is narrative warfare in which the most creative, best spoken, and craftiest thrive!

Smart Ass

Smart Ass is a fast paced trivia game where it’s OK to yell out the answer, even when it’s not your turn! Be the first to answer the Who, What, and Where Am I questions, and move closer to being the ultimate Smart Ass! A quickly moving trivia game where it pays to talk first!

Buzz Word

Bzzzz! Bzz! What’s the Buzzword? Let’s say the Buzzword is “ball.” You and your teammates have 45 seconds to solve 10 clues, and all the answers contain the word “ball.” You’ll have a ball playing this game!

Double Ditto

Pick a card, read it out loud, and then quickly write down 2 answers you think other players will also write. Laugh or cry as you discover whether you were able to match any answers with other players. Find out whose mind is in sync with yours. It may not be who you expect! Answers can be as creative as player’s desire, making this game customizable for any gathering of family, friends, co-workers, and more.

Game for Fame

Game for Fame is the best-selling party board games for families and friends which has left many Amazon reviewers “crying with laughter.” Race from rags to riches and end up in stitches in a series of hilarious activities.

• Can you pull off a convincing Russian accent?
• Get your mouth around the trickiest of tongue-twisters?
• Gargle the national anthem?
• Or instantly become a convincing cross-breed by making the  noise of a pig while moving like a penguin?

Under the pressure of the timer, these and many more crazy and funny challenges might not be as easy as they sound!

We didn’t playtest this at all

The most aptly named game ever. In this exceptionally silly and awesome game, your objective is to win. Simple enough. Sadly, all of your opponents have the same simple goal and they are trying to make you lose. Between rock paper scissors battles, being eaten by a random dragon or saved by a kitten ambush, there are many hazards to avoid. Games last between 30 seconds and 5 minutes (if you play slow) and specifically engineered to fit in maximum fun!


Rollick!, is a hit party game that’s a fast and furious team charades competition. It’s a hysterical, fun, fast-paced game that’s an absolute riot at parties, family gatherings, work events, holiday celebrations, with friends, and is even loved by teenagers! It’s perfect for family fun night, parties with friends or as a team building activity. With Rollick!, the entire team collaborates together to act out clues for one or more person(s) to guess. Teams have 60 seconds to attempt to guess as many clues or phrases as possible. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!


Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information; things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc. The directions are simple. Draw a card from the center pile and flip it over. Does the symbol on your card match one on another player’s card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on their card before they can do the same for yours. If you blurt a correct answer out first, you win their card and drawing continues. Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Wild cards allow unlike symbols to match, increasing the number of things you must pay attention to. Cascading face-offs can occur when you hand over a lost card revealing a new top card on your play pile. All this adds up to a high-energy, hilarious play experience where everyone is involved at all times. Easy to learn, fun to play over and over again, Anomia will have any group of friends, family, even perfect strangers, shouting and laughing out loud as they try to beat each other to the punch.

Bang!: the dice game

This fast paced dice game has been described as a cross between poker (bluffing) and Yahtzee (rolling specific combinations to achieve different objects and levels) where players mask and defeat their Wild West enemies, keep up with the Indians, and challenge fate to bring their team to victory!

Hedbanz for Adults

If you have children, you’re probably already familiar with Hedbanz, a wacky and quick question game of “What am I?” Well, now there’s Hedbanz for Adults! Ask “yes” or “no” questions to figure out what the card on your headband is -everyone knows except you! Fight the clock asking creative questions to determine whether you’re a person, place or thing in this hysterically funny party game!

Been There Done That

Milked a Cow? Traveled to Europe? Missed a Flight? Been to Disney World? Find out the answers in this hit party game. From the outrageous places traveled to the basic things people do every day, you’ll be amazed by the things you learn! This easy-to-play game is a great ice breaker for groups of new friends and a must have at every family game night. With over 850 scenarios, including suggestions for large groups and other fun variations, no game is ever the same!

Fact or Crap

Fact or Crap? The Archer Fish can spit water up to 150cm in order to shoot down prey into the water: In this fast paced trivia game, you can wow the opposition with how much you know! From the day to day to the truly bizarre, you will be asked the one question that really counts: Is it FACT or CRAP?


Similar to Roots, Faux-Cabulary is a funny word-building game. First, a crazy definition is read to the group. Next, players use the wacky word parts to create wildly funny new words to fit the definition. Each new word is read out loud, and the “Wordmeister” picks the best one (it’s another twist on Apples to Apples!). Faux·Cabulary – it’s where new words come from!

Mad Gab

In this funny, fast-paced game, teams work to decipher groups of unrelated words into real phrases before time runs out. For example, when you quickly say ‘Canoe Key Pace He Grit,’ it sounds like ‘Can you keep secret?’ Teams have two minutes to sound out three puzzles, and the quicker you guess, the more you score. The first team to reach 30 points wins the game. Hilarious fun!


The game of real jobs and unreal qualifications! Players take turns “interviewing” for a real job while having to work in 4 qualifications for the job. Can you justify your peg leg to be an astronaut? How about your tentacles to be a child actor? It’s as much fun as job interview usually isn’t! (Note: there are a few suggestive cards that you may want to remove from the deck if you want to keep it totally clean!) No matter what type of party or game night you are hosting, these fun board games for adults are sure to be the perfect party games!

5 Second Rule

It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dogs – but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players staring at you, waiting for you to get flustered? Time’s not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time twirls down on the unique twisted timer! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to Just Spit it Out!

Say Anything

Say Anything will have YOUR friends talking and laughing in minutes! Every player answers a fun question like “What’s the worst thing to say to a cop after getting pulled over?” or “Who’s the most annoying celebrity in show business?” Then players try to choose which answer the judge will like best. Play Say Anything and find out what hilarious things YOUR friends will say!

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