If you’ve ever hung out with me or come to one of my overnight retreats, then you know I’m a liiiittle competitive on game night.
What can I say? Board games, card games, video games, and the like are guaranteed to bring out my intense side.
There’s something so satisfying about using my keen intellect to outwit my opponents. “It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick!!!”
Trivial Pursuit is my favorite game by far, mostly because my brain is filled with random bits of pop culture knowledge that are only useful when playing this game.
But no matter what genre of games you prefer, they’re an awesome way to bond with your friends and family. Unless someone’s a sore loser and will heave the Monopoly board across the room.
Here are my picks for your next game night.
1. Avocado Smash! My favorite breakfast toast-topper is now a fast-paced family card game. Get ready to smash the deck and yell “guacamole!”
2. Jumbling Tower Malibu. Really loving Jenga’s new “glow up.”
3. Speed Charades Board Game. The perfect game to get everyone involved–no trivia knowledge or strategy needed.
4. Codenames. I’ve read so many good reviews of this game where you try to guess your secret agents’ codenames and avoid the assassin.
5. Book Lover’s Memory Challenge. Most of us stop playing Memory when we’re old enough to tie our shoes, but this set is a delight for young and old bookworms.
6. Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game. Little girls might grow up dreaming of an opulent wedding in Pemberley (or was that just me?), and now we have our chance.
7. Unstable Unicorns. From the box: “Build a unicorn army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.” Sounds like a good time.
8. Apples to Apples. Consider this the PG version of Cards Against Humanity that you’ll feel safe playing with grandma.
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