Seriously. The tagline for the game Dirty Neighbors is This Game is Not For You. We're betting it's some reverse psychology marketing and not the kind of "not for you" that Mr. Koreander meant when he warned Bastian to leave his book alone... or is it? "Your games... are safe."
Cards Against Humanity, Babies Against Parenthood... some of the very best games pit the most random things against one another and I live for it. It's one of the best things about living in our time. I can play We Didn't Playtest This or What Do You Meme for HOURS and it's so much better than TV, fast food or even, sometimes, reality.
As many times as we see those tedious sheets listing logical fallacies being passed around Facebook so strangers on the Internet think they win an argument, you'd think we'd all be experts at logical thinking by now. Just in case that, too, is a logical fallacy (it is), you can also try to learn (and teach) some logic with games like Logic Land.
We have yet to play That's What She Said, but the game looks really fun.
Some of yesterday's games have been updated for a more modern lifestyle with a shorter attention span and less time, which is a bittersweet edit if you think about it.
Nonverbal games may sound weird or boring, but in reality they can be the most fun! Tug-of-war can be a nonverbal game, as can a lot of physical games. But there are lots of nonverbal games you can play with your friends, team or group that take some thinking!
Remember when Apples to Apples was new and everyone laughed so hard while playing the game? While it's still fun, the invention of much less tasteful games like Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity have left it in the vanilla stack reserved for game night with the in-laws or the church group. Yes, it's enjoyable, but it's not laugh-until-you-cry funny like some of the other games, which is why Rotten Apples was developed.
Looking for a funny new game to try this game night? One of the best adult games right now with the simplest rules is called 5 Second Rule. It's SO easy to play, but you want the uncensored version for a really funny adult party night. There's a regular version for game night with your in-laws or teens.
Sure, you can always play generic karaoke, and it's a lot of fun, but you can make your singing and music into a fun party game if you use any number of cool song-based games during your next game night! Which games do you enjoy the most?
Plenty of people adore Rock Band, and while it's definitely fun, there's something about playing an instrument that is not really an instrument that's always bothered me a bit. I'd rather make a didgeridoo out of toilet paper rolls so I could at least make real music!
It's time to play games that help you cool off! Whether you want some water games for your Fourth of July celebrations or just to get wet on a hot afternoon, here are some fun ideas.
Jump rope while you hold glasses of water (and other people turn the rope). Whoever doesn't spill the water wins.
Water balloons! They are always a classic.
Sponge tag! Get a sponge wet and throw it at people, just like regular tag but with a wet sponge!