Best Board Games for Adults

Best Board Games for Adults

There are a lot of board games that are out on the market right now, but which ones are the best board games for adults? We are going to take a look at five of the most in demand board games today and rank them according to their replayability, design, engagement, and how well they blend into parties of different situations.

 
Without further ado, let us start with a familiar game to a lot of people with DRINK-A-PALOOZA!

DRINK-A-PALOOZA Board Game

DRINK-A-PALOOZA is one of the best games that you are going to play at adult parties since there is a lot of things that can be done with the concept already at hand. Not only will you be able to share the memories that you had during your college days, but you will also be able to make sure that the party is brought back the needed energy whenever it starts to die down after the initial hype sets in.

Make sure that everyone is involved and having fun by starting a game of DAP with everyone!

Features

  • The ONLY adult game to combine all the old school & new school Drinking Games into ONE! If you like Beer Pong, Kings Cup, Flip Cup, Quarters and all the College Drinking Party Games
  • DRINK-A-PALOOZA does not require a beer pong table to play
  • With 2 to 12 players playing at once, D-A-P is the best game for two players or couples with the option to play in teams of two
  • DRINK-A-PALOOZA is a great gift idea for that gadget guy
  • DRINK-A-PALOOZA can be played with any type of drink such as soda, water, juice and is not intended for alcohol

Pros

Depending on whom you ask, DRINK-A-PALOOZA can either be the best game ever or a game they probably enjoyed, but did not remember. There are so many mini games that you can choose from whenever you set up a DAP game since you have a lot of things to do with the concept already at hand. There are things such as beer pong, kings cup, flip cup, quarters and all the drinking games that you loved in your collegiate party days.

Cons

The DRINK-A-PALOOZA board itself is a pretty simple setup that it can probably be played without the tools that come with the kit. You are also going to want to place a plastic cover on top of the board since it is reported that the artwork comes off easily when alcoholic drinks get spilled on it. That is bound to happen if you are having a lot of fun.

Verdict

The DRINK-A-PALOOZA gets on the 5th spot on our list since it is really not a game that might float everyone’s boat, since not everyone drinks. Although you can play it with non-alcoholic drinks, the experience is probably just not the same, and the name itself implies that you are going to do a lot of drinking.

XXXopoly – Adult Board Games

If you are looking to have an extra fun time with your partner, then look no further than the XXXopoly adult board game. One of the best board games to have whenever you feel like exploring your significant other’s deepest secrets.

This is definitely an NSFW review, so you can skip to number three if you are at work trying to find the next board game to play. The advantage that XXXopoly has over the other board games on this list is that you can play this one on one with your partner and not break the tension in the room. You do not even have to drink a couple of bottles to get the party started.

Features

  • Learn How to Satisfy Your Partner
  • Fulfill Your Wildest Fantasies
  • Strengthen Your Relationship
  • #1 Adult Board Game of the Year!
  • Great Holiday Gift

Pros

A lot of people love the XXXopoly because it is essentially the Monopoly board game for two adults. If you are trying to spice up the party inside your bedroom with your special someone, then this is the game that you pick up. You are not going to feel like there is an awkward feeling in the room because the game sets the tone for you on what to do next.

You are also able to add your own touches to make the game even more personalized. There is no question that you are going to be able to strengthen your relationship together since you are going to know a lot more things about your partner after playing a session of this game with them.

Cons

There are a lot of things that people love about the XXXopoly, but the lack of information that comes with the packaging is not one of them. You are probably going to have a tough time trying to explain how the game works, so the best way is to just go with the flow and play how you want to play.

Besides, that is the perfect way to make sure that you are having the most fun anyway. It is not a competitive game by any means, so there is no point in trying to stick to the rules too much.

Verdict

The XXXopoly gets in the fourth place on our list for the best board games for adults – emphasis on adults for this one. You are certainly not going to be able to play this with an entire party since it is meant for one on one play instead of a group play.

It is worth the try if you are thinking of exploring how deep you can get in your relationship with your partner since there are a lot of elements that you are going to love this board game.

Concept Board Game

If you are looking for a thinking game, then the Concept board game is definitely the one that you have been missing out on. You are going to have a lot of fun playing this game which is based on riddles and things that you have to solve.

You do not have to have a lot of trivia knowledge to play this game since it does come with an instructional handbook that comes with all of the information that you might need to make sure that everyone is having a fun time playing.

Features

  • Engaging and fun for the whole family
  • Use your creativity and imagination to solve the riddles from the visual clues
  • Easy rules have everyone playing in minutes
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 10.8 inches

Pros

One of the main things that we love about the Concept is that it has an engaging gameplay. Everyone in your family will surely love it, and nobody will feel left out since all of the answers are situational on their own.

Everyone will have their own input and have their own idea on how to answer the riddles. This is a great way to spark up discussion among the members of the family because you will be able to get everyone’s creative juices flowing.

Cons

There are not a lot of things to be said about the Concept if you are thinking of the negatives. It is a thinking game, however, which means that you are going to require a lot of patience for everyone to get the groove of things and finally have fun.

If you are in a party that is slowly dinged down in terms of the hype, then it might not be wise to bring this out. It is much smarter to bring this board game out when everyone is still energized, so everyone will still have the patience to discuss the solving of the riddles.

Verdict

The Concept goes on the 3rd place of this list for its attempt to be as replayable as possible. You are definitely going to have a lot of fun with your guests, as long as you are able to get through over that first hump in the game session that might feel a little lackluster since everyone is still trying to figure out how to play.

Telestrations After Dark Board Game

A fun all-around game, the Telestrations After Dark board game is a great experience for the entire party. This is if you want to prevent your party from ending up to be a snore fest after the initial hype has died down.

This will be able to keep all of the things going, and you are not going to have to worry about the people involved since everyone will be able to play the game. You do not have to be someone who knows how to draw magnificent pieces of art. You can just draw a quick stick figure and have all the fun in the world!

Features

  • Telestrations After Dark – Adults Only Miscommunication
  • Hilarious party game! Perfect for parties and get together with friends
  • No drawing skills required! Stick figures and a sense of humor is all you need!
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 3 inches

Pros

This is a board game that everyone will love at your party. The Telestrations After Dark is an awesome board game since it takes advantage of humor.

We all know that laughter is the best medicine and you are going to be able to liven up the party by making sure that everyone is having a fun time, laughing at all the things they are drawing with the game. There are a lot of variations that you can play the game with, and a lot of approaches that you can reimagine each situation that is given by the game.

This means that no matter how many times you bring it out in a party, you can be sure that the Telestrations After Dark board game is going to be the highlight of the night.

Cons

One thing that we did not like about the Telestrations After Dark is that it does not necessarily blend well with huge age gaps. If you are going to a party where there are adults and teenagers in the crowd, then you are probably not going to have a fun time, unless you love awkward situations, with this game.

It is great when the type of crowd is incredibly specific, so teens should just play with teens and adults should just play with adults. It is all up to you, though – you are the host!

Verdict

The Telestrations After Dark gets in the second spot on this list, but not for the lack of trying. It is truly one of the best board games that you can buy on the market right now, and it is always sold out at game stores.

It is not tough to figure out why. You are going to have a lot of playing time with this, and it has already inspired a lot of segments on talk shows such as Jimmy Fallon’s.

Evolution Board Game

The best board game is one that you can play with any member of the party at any party that you attend. This is the case for Evolution. You are going to have a lot of fun playing this board game regardless of how old you are because it is a child-friendly game as well.

The artwork is colorful enough to make sure that everyone is engaged and having a great time. The game itself is very easy to pick up, but hard to master since there is a lot of depth with all of the strategy involved in the game.

Features

  • Intuitive rules allow players to grasp the game quickly
  • Stunning artwork
  • Realistic theme mirrors nature
  • Deep strategic gameplay

Pros

If you have been looking for a board game that requires a lot of thinking, creativity, and attentiveness, then you have to look no further than the Evolution board game. It mixes all three into this one big awesome fun time with how it connects the dots in between all of them.

You are put in charge of a certain species and you have to make sure that you survive through all of the predators and all of the events that might happen during the course of the game. This means that you are going to embark on an adventure like no other board game can bring you. With the colorful artwork, you are surely going to love the experience of the game as a whole.

Cons

The game is best played if you are trying to make sure that everyone has something to do at the party. It is a fun game, but it does not mean that you are going to have a fun time if you just sit everyone down for a session. Evolution is best played if you are at a party and you want a complementary board game to make sure that everyone is engaged, so they do not feel bored or left out.

Verdict

The Evolution board game reigns supreme on the number one spot on our list since it is one of the most replayable games that you can get on this list. You will have a lot of fun even if you are not playing with adults since you can pick up and play this game with all members of the family.

You are going to be able to think creatively and make sure that you are solving all of the problems that are presented to you by the game in a timely manner. Definitely worth its humble asking price!

Conclusion

As you can see, there are a lot of board games that you can play at a party to make sure that everyone is having fun. You do not have any reasons to say why are party died down too early because you always have a backup plan for when everyone starts to run out of their own talking points, a fun board game!

We hope that you were able to pick out which board games you think are you going to suit your family and friends well.

There are undoubtedly more board games that you can buy on the market, or you can even go with classic ones with Monopoly and Snakes & Ladders, but there is always room for expansion with newer games. It is also a lot more fun when you are playing something new.

What are the best board games for adults in your opinion? Make sure you leave a comment and share this article with your friends and family, and get their input on what you should bring for the best party board game!

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