The Best Board Games For Grown-Ups

The Best Board Games For Grown-Ups

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I loved playing board games as a child. We would play them at night instead of watching TV or movies. As a child we went camping often and usually played games in the evening. When I went to college and got married I lost interest. There was too much else to worry about and more interesting things to do. Over the last few years, my husband and I have grown to love playing board games with our friends. We love having families over and letting the kids play, while the grown-ups play board games.

In hopes of bringing board games back into more peoples lives, I’ve made this list of some amazing board games that we love.


Settlers Of Catan


Apples to Apples

Rotten Apples

Cards Against Humanity



Exploding Kittens


Joking Hazard





Watch Ya’ Mouth

These are the board games that we play with our friends. We are always looking for new games to try, so if you have any suggestion, lets hear them!

Written by: Devon Bernthal

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  1. Alyx | 11th Aug 17

    I LOVE Apples to Apples, and we used to play Cards Against Humanity a lot.
    Recently though, we have been playing Scattergories and The Resistance nonstop.

    Anytime we can gather around the table and just spend time together is wonderful 🙂

    • | 11th Aug 17

      That’s great!

  2. Lauren | also known as mama | 11th Aug 17

    These are great suggestions! We also love Scattergories and Balderdash 😉

    • | 11th Aug 17

      We don’t have those. I think we used to but kids tend to play with them and lose pieces.

  3. Amanda Maxwell | 11th Aug 17

    Card Against Humanity is one of my favorites!! There are so many on this list I haven’t played. Better get going ?

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  4. Candice | 11th Aug 17

    We love playing Apples to Apples with our friends. I have heard of Cards Against Humanity and been wanting to try it!

    • | 11th Aug 17

      It’s such a fun game! You should give it a try!

  5. Christine C | 11th Aug 17

    I love a good game night! Cards Against Humanity definitely happens more often than others, but even something as simple as MadLibs can be a lot of fun!

  6. Brenda | 11th Aug 17

    This is a great post. Lately it’s been game after game with my 5 year old. It would be nice to play an adult game once in a while!

  7. Kristi | 11th Aug 17

    We have so much fun with board games! What a great list.

  8. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries | 11th Aug 17

    Now I want to have a game night! I LOVE Scrabble!

  9. Lori | Choosing Wisdom | 11th Aug 17

    We LOVE settlers! We became hooked in much the same situation as you. Our friends would come over, kids would play, and we would break out settlers! Wow, is it addictive! Some very fond memories. Now we play with our adult kids. It is a great way to bond over something besides TV or a movie!

  10. Darcy | 11th Aug 17

    Great board game ideas!!! Hadn’t seen the logo one before!

  11. Jen | 11th Aug 17

    What a list! My friend and I were just saying we should have a night of games instead of our formal dinner club.

    • | 14th Aug 17

      You can’t go wrong with board games!

  12. Liz | 11th Aug 17

    This makes me want to have a game night 🙂 great suggestions!

  13. Meg Smidt | 11th Aug 17

    I love your picks!!! We also love the game of things!! So fun!!

  14. Kristine | 11th Aug 17

    Oh great list!! My husband and I love playing games so I’m always looking for new ones to add to our rotation.

  15. Victoria with one sharp mama | 11th Aug 17

    I love have a game night. It’s all adults. Granted the kids are together and having their own fun throughout the house but it’s all of us adults sitting down

    • | 14th Aug 17

      That’s the same thing we do!

  16. Lynn Woods | 11th Aug 17

    These are great games. I love Taboo.

  17. Yolanda | 11th Aug 17

    Exploding Kittens is actually a super fun and addictive game. I wasn’t sure about it at first (probably the name!) but we played with friends for hours!

  18. Keala | 12th Aug 17

    My family love so board games at holidays when we all are together. We LOVE apples to apples when my grandpa Renata re there and Rotten apples when they aren’t. Haha. Greatlist here!

  19. Nicole Banuelos | 13th Aug 17

    So fun! I love Jenga and I’ve heard Apples to Apples is a ton of fun too!

  20. Ashley | 13th Aug 17

    I’ve played apples to apples and cards against humanity and love them! So fun! I agree, you forget how much fun it is playing board games! I’ll have to try some of the other ones here!

    • | 14th Aug 17

      We love playing games! I need to plan a game night soon.

  21. Kerry | 14th Aug 17

    We love Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity. I need to find exploding kittens just because it made me laugh!

  22. Sumer | 14th Aug 17

    I haven’t played a board game in years (because…babies!), but I used to love Apples to Apples!

  23. Julie | 16th Aug 17

    I also love board games! My problem is convincing my family to play. Thanks for sharing “games for two.” It will make my task easier.

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