We’ve become the kind of people who love staying in since the pandemic. Or maybe we always were? Either way, there’s fun to be had at home with a few drinks that you can make, snacks that you can choose, and noise you can control.
But if there isn’t a game to watch, what can you do during those nights? Me, I’m particular to the board game or five. Maybe it’s that competitive streak, what can I say? But board games are not just a great way to one-up your friends, they’re also great tools to help you get to know people.
So, if you’re looking for some fun board games that aren’t the typical ones, here are 5 recommendations for a fun night with friends:
Why do people still play games like Never Have I ever or Truth or Dare? Trivia games are fun! Guided trivia games are even better, especially considering there’s only so much you can come up with by yourself on the fly. Enter Pando, where you tell your friends the truth or attempt to lie — unless they call you out on it. It’s also easy to play, no pens, no pieces, no scorecard. Just you and the truth! Well, if you can handle it.
Have you ever wanted to play a game with your friends where you could throw things at them? Well, Throw Throw Burrito is here for you! It’s a game where you draw cards and depending on what you get, at one point, you must throw a burrito at someone. Or try to dodge one. And on special occasions, you might even have to face someone else in a burrito duel. May the odds be ever in your favor.
A game where you try to cheat your family — or at least trick them. Though, truly, isn’t that every game? But if you manage it on this one, you outright win! And there are two sets of rules, one more family-friendly and the other not so much. So there’s no excuse here, you can play with the kids or …very much not.
Everyone loves memes, has sent a meme, has laughed at a meme or has opinions about several memes. You probably even have a favorite one or five. Well, now’s the time to reveal your true opinions about the most common memes. In Cards Against Humanity style, players must pick the best response to a card that contains a meme. Or, the best response depending on who the “judge” is in any given turn. How well do you know your friends and family? This game will decide.
If you like to argue, even with friends and family, this is the game for you. It’s simple, whoever makes the best argument — for the “judge” — wins! And then, you get to argue again and again and again, in each turn. Imagine the thrill of getting to not just say your opinions out loud, but explain to everyone why you are right!