I’d like to preface this by says that I surveyed a host of people to find the best games for adults and the response was astounding. Technology truly does alter aspects in life that you never even take into consideration. People seldom sit at the table together for dinner, so playing a board game is no different.
Circa 2020 is completely ‘tech’d out’ with the latest games either cell phone accessible, in card form, or some kind of apparatus like the mouthguard game that’s actually pretty fun. Board games have essentially become a thing of the past, but if you’re old fashioned and like your board games like you like your books (in physical form), here are some great classics for a fun-filled adult game night.
Who can resist Checkers? It’s only the best thing since PB&J. Also, it's one of the first board games you learn as a child. This is a staple board game, and you’d have to admit when you see one it brings about memorable times as a child; plus there’s just something magical about kinging a piece; that freedom to move about is boundless and just makes you feel so powerful.
It isn’t as nerdy as you think. Scrabble isn’t just for the literary greats, spelling bee champs, and grammar gurus, it can be fun to construct your own rules. For board games for adults Scrabble can be transformed into a challenging word-off with a game of slang word, ebonics, Spanglish, and everything in between. This will for-sure test your creativity and make for a fun night of letter twisting with the homies.
Family Feud Board Game
“Survey Says…” yes you’re reading correctly. Family Feud comes in board form; there are boards to write down the answers after someone asks the questions, meant to play in groups. Who can resist this game? It’s fun whether it’s on TV, the computer, cell phone or right at your fingertips. What’s a game night without all of the crazy whacky questions that come about on this game? Everyone’s guaranteed to come up with ridiculous answers and the laughter is sure to resound all night.
“You may pass go and collect $200” If only it were that simple in real life. Imagine being able to wake up and pass go and collect $200 every morning or week. The government could afford such a thing, why isn’t it in place? Back to Monopoly. It’s only fun when it’s a lot of people, otherwise, it becomes redundant and boring. To spice things up, make everyone take a shot when they pass go and negotiate shots when a person lands on another’s property; things are guaranteed to turn up and the bank will always win.
This is an honorary board game but still makes for a good time. No matter what age you are, Bingo is an ageless game that provides endless fun. To make it more of a board game for adults there would have to be an incentive. So each winner gets to tell all the players a task they have to do for them. For example, they all could have to go cook for the winner or go treat you like complete royalty and feed you grapes and wine for the rest of the night.