The 10 Best Adult Board Games

Updated December 04, 2017 by Sheila O'Neill

10 Best Adult Board Games
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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you're looking for a raunchy activity to spice up your last night as a bachelor or bachelorette, a party game good for entertaining a large group of drunk friends, or a cerebral competition centered around deep strategic thinking, we've got you covered. This selection of adult board games includes something for everyone -- everyone 18 or older, that is. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best adult board game on Amazon.

10. Hot Toys Inc. SEXXXtions

Hot Toys Inc. SEXXXtions is all about intimate encounters, and encourages players to reveal information about themselves that is normally kept secret. It's a great choice for bachelor or bachelorette parties, but probably not appropriate for family gatherings.
  • suitable for up to 8 players
  • encourages brutal honesty
  • many included questions are puerile
Brand SEXXXtions
Model pending
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

9. Adult Loaded Questions

Adult Loaded Questions is a rousing party game with questions that range from the raunchy to the ridiculous to the genuinely amusing. Each round, a judge picks their favorite answer, then tries to guess who wrote what. It's a fun way to test how well you know your friends.
  • manufactured from recycled materials
  • rules are easy to learn
  • made in the united states
Brand All Things Equal, Inc.
Model 02142
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

8. Hasbro's Scrabble

Hasbro's Scrabble can, of course, be played with children to help them with their vocabulary, but it's also an intellectually stimulating activity for you and a few of your literary-minded friends to enjoy over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
  • offers endless replays
  • works well with just two players
  • dictionary not included
Brand Hasbro
Model A8166
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

7. Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity has become an absolute classic in the few years since its Kickstarter-funded release. It can generate a lot of laughs, but might also be responsible for some truly awkward moments. Make sure you know your audience before bringing this one out.
  • compact and great for travel
  • any group larger than four can play
  • content is intentionally offensive
Brand Cards Against Humanity
Model CAHUS
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

6. Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition

Featuring illustrations by The Oatmeal, Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition combines the tension of Russian Roulette with the card play of UNO to create an exciting amalgam of flaming felines, gestating goats, laser beams, and dynamite.
  • most-backed project on kickstarter
  • accommodates up to 9 players
  • can get boring after a few rounds
Brand Exploding Kittens LLC
Model EKG-NSFW1-1
Weight 7.8 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Renegade Studios' Lanterns

Renegade Studios' Lanterns is a perfect choice for a small, low key get-together. Players try to collect lantern cards in sets, like three pairs or four of a kind, in order to earn points. The more you play, the better you get at understanding the subtle strategy.
  • relaxing and quick to play
  • aesthetically pleasing artwork
  • can only accommodate up to 4 players
Brand Renegade Game Studios
Model 00502RGS
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Secret Hitler

Set in 1930s Germany, Secret Hitler is centered around deception. A team of fascists tries to help their leader rise to power. Their advantage is secrecy, since the opposing team doesn't know for sure who's really on their side.
  • great replay value
  • well-made pieces and cards
  • fast-paced gameplay
Brand Secret Hitler
Model pending
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Geek Out

If you and your friends enjoy the nerdy things in life, you'll love Geek Out. It's a trivia game with a twist. Instead of answering specific questions, you need to list a certain number of things in a particular category, like science fiction, comic books, or fantasy.
  • over 200 cards included
  • good for both big and small groups
  • quick and easy to learn
Brand Playroom Entertainment
Model 803004662003
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Spaceteam Cards

Worried about competition tearing your friends apart? Then a cooperative challenge like Spaceteam Cards might be the answer you're looking for. You and your team have 5 minutes to assemble your spaceship. But it won't be easy, as there are many wacky obstacles in your way.
  • based on a popular app
  • nsfw expansion available
  • difficulty of play can be adjusted
Brand Timber & Bolt
Model pending
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan is a modern classic that should be included in any respectable board game collection. The rules are simple, but you'll need to think strategically to come out on top, especially with a group of experienced players.
  • great replay value
  • customizable board layout
  • many expansions available
Brand Catan Studios
Model MFG 3071
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 04, 2017 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer, cosplayer, and juggler who lives in Southern California. She loves sitting down with a hot cup of tea and coming up with new ideas. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys drawing, listening to podcasts, and describing herself in the third person.


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