Popular Games for Adults to Play at Home

Boredom Busters

There are times on a long and rainy Sunday afternoon when you might be at a loose end. You try to watch a movie, but nothing seems to hold your attention. You think about the fact that the house could always use a little sprucing up, but you simply don’t have that kind of energy.

You’re lying flat on your back on the sofa, looking around listlessly, when the cabinet in the corner of the room catches your eye: the games cabinet. You open it up, and immediately you know you’ve found the cure for your boredom. Y

ou haul out a basket with some popular card games and a few board games inside. There’s nothing left to do but pick up the phone and call a few friends, make some snacks and have yourself a game night! Check out our list of most exciting adult board games to play at home for a bit of inspiration.

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Cards Against Humanity

This is not a game for the faint of heart and certainly not for prudes! Cards Against Humanity is a game for those who enjoy dark humor and a good laugh at the human race. Many people think of this game as a far more of an adult version of Apples to Apples.

This raunchy, foul-mouthed card game will have you and your friends in stitches on the floor halfway through the first round! Turn your lack of social skills into a positive with this ‘fill in the blanks’ game that never gets old.

It’s simple enough to play: every round, a player will ask a question from one of the black cards, with the rest of the players giving their most inappropriate answer from one of their white cards. The best thing about this game? You don’t even have to buy it! It’s available from the official website as a free printable pdf.

Catan the Board Game

Catan has been around in one way or another since 1995. It’s been translated into more than 40 languages and has sold around 40 million copies, so you know it’s popular and exciting! Choose from the base game or any of the variants: Seafarers, Cities and Knights, Traders and Barbarians, or Explorers and Pirates.

The aim of the game is to get yourself ten victory points. For every settlement you create, you’ll score one, and for every city, you’ll score two. You also score points for things like building the longest road in the game or assembling the largest army. This game can go on for ages, so remember that it’s quite a commitment when you sit down to play.

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Clue

This is a classic board game that most of you probably already know. It’s fun for the whole family but especially fun when it’s just the grownups with a couple of drinks. Clue, or Cluedo as it’s known in other parts of the world, is a murder mystery game.

You all find yourselves in a sprawling, rambling old house where someone had unfortunately met their untimely death. To start the game, three cards are chosen from the deck and put into an envelope without anyone seeing what they are. These cards represent the solution to the problem: who did the killing, what weapon they used, and in which room it was committed?

Players roll the dice to make their way around the board and make assumptions about the murder suspect, location, and weapon as they do. With six characters and six potential murderers in nine rooms, there are 324 possibilities.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

If you like rapid-fire games, then this one’s for you. It’s possible to play it with a pretty large group of people, and it’s certainly more fun when there are more players involved. Each player gets assigned a role, some of whom only wake up at night.

You might be a doppelganger, werewolf, minion, mason, seer, robber, troublemaker, drunk, insomniac, tanner, villager, or hunter. Each character has a unique ability and is on one of two teams: villagers or werewolves. The villagers have to try and figure out who the werewolves are while the werewolves try to remain undiscovered. The werewolves will try to eliminate the villages one by one, so watch your back!

Scythe

This is one for the steampunk lovers among us. When you step into the world of Scythe, you enter an alternate history in which each of you must create an empire made up of enormous mechs and workers working their fingers to the bone.

The key terms in Scythe are: expand, explore, exterminate and explore. This game sees players enter an alternate history where they are each creating their own empire of monstrous mechs and industrious workers. Players must explore the board and earn coins while gathering resources to build the most efficient engine possible.

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Wrap Up

Whichever of these games you choose to bust the boredom; we know you’ll have the best time playing them with your friends.