When you look back on your childhood, what is one thing you remember vividly? Personally, there wasn’t much to do in the suburbs, so everyone spent most of their time playing games: four hour-long rounds of Monopoly, Scrabble, Taboo, you name it. When we were not playing games, we were watching them on television. GSN was the go-to channel (Game Show Network for the uncultured). Alex Trebek raised us.
But now that I am older, no one is quite as interested in games as they used to be. “It takes too long,” they whine as you pull Catan out of your purse. You grimace as they suggest going to the bar instead. They warned you that adulthood would be hard, but they did not warn you how hard it would be to leave your house past 10 p.m.
Thankfully, adult party games have really taken off these past few years, as we can see with the influx of new games released on the market. Jaime Rosenzweig, the co-director of marketing at What Do You Meme says the team often asks, “how do we bring the experience of being on Instagram off your phone and into your life?” when working to develop new games. Whether it be the nostalgia aspect or simply needing an excuse to return to analog, we completely stand behind the resurgence of board games. Here are nine games we love that are perfect for your next game night.
Millennials love to stare at different things and scream “that is so you!” This party game comes with 200 cards that all start with the line “Who’s most likely to… ” It is the best game to play when in a group of friends who all know each other well. It is all fun and games until you are guilty as charged for being most likely to drunk dial an ex or take advice from a psychic.
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