Best Games to Play with your Friends
Nothing beats a fun game night with friends, especially if you have the appropriate selection of games. (And, let’s face it, having the appropriate food on hand.)
The ability to gather around the coffee table for an indoor game night hasn’t always been possible throughout the pandemic, though. Fortunately, it’s simple enough to convert a lot of games to online-friendly formats. Additionally, there are several enjoyable multiplayer games and mobile games for adults available that were created expressly to be played online. Although the necessity for online multiplayer games wasn’t created by the pandemic, it certainly gave game developers motivation to expand their selection.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 games to play with friends, whether you’re throwing a real game night at home complete with chips and dip or gathering the group for a virtual one. Choose your favorites, and establish a habit of them. Do you require further suggestions? With even more games, we have you covered. Here are some kickass food serving games you should definitely try.
Betrayal at House on the Hill
The award-winning suspense and strategy game Betrayal at House on the Hill might appeal more to horror aficionados. But it’s game with a lot of universal appeals as well, as seen by the more than 8,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. The fundamental idea is that while players explore a haunted house, a ghost story is revealed. Each game night is sure to be unique with 50 eerie tales to act out. Get the Widow’s Walk expansion pack for even more chills.
Previously called Settlers of Catan — We believe the most appropriate term for the well-known online version is Colonist. After all, this is a game where you win by exploiting and controlling the natural resources of an unfamiliar land. Play cautiously because one game of Catan can last for hours and someone will argue about another player’s rules for swapping sheep.
Golden Girls Clue
Have you ever wanted to say, “It was Blanche on the lanai with the bathrobe,” out loud? You can do this by playing the Golden Girls-themed version of Clue as you attempt to solve the most important puzzle of them all: who stole the last slice of cheesecake? Sophia’s handbag is one of the game’s tokens and did I mention that it is currently in my Amazon cart? If The Golden Girls isn’t your cup of tea, there are a tonne of other Clue adaptations that draw inspiration from popular cultures, such as The Office and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Sounds fun doesn’t it?
Pantone: The Game
This game is for you if you are waiting eagerly for Pantone’s yearly announcement of the Color of the Year. The other players must determine which famous pop culture figures the “artist” has drawn using Pantone color swatches to create a Pictionary-style drawing. After you’ve finished playing, you can choose your next bedroom paint color using the swatches. Talk about having multiple players and purposes!
For this game, all you’ll need are some notepads, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a combination of telephone and Pictionary. To begin the game as a group, jot down a phrase on the second sheet of your notepad – anything that comes to mind. Pass it to the person on your right who will attempt to draw that thing on the third page after reading the second page. The following player will then translate page three onto page four, and so forth. Continue until you receive your notebook back, and then have a look at how your original message has changed—trust us when we say this game will crackle you up.
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