The 10 Best Adult Board Games

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in April of 2016. 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, a cerebral competition centered around strategic thinking, or a word-based challenge, we've got you covered. This selection of adult board games includes something for everyone -- everyone 18 or older, that is, in some cases. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Settlers of Catan

2. Spaceteam Cards

3. Secret Hitler

Editor's Notes

April 24, 2019:

Board games aren't just for kids, and the options we've cultivated on this list, many of which are not safe for work, prove that. We realize they we have stretched the term board games a bit by including many items that don't actually have a board, but we feel confident that anyone looking for for activities to enjoy with their friends will find something to suit their tastes here. If raunchy is what you are looking for, then you'll definitely want to check out Cards Against Humanity, Adult Loaded Questions, and Hot Toys Inc. Sexxxtions. However, if you are interested in a game with a little more class, that you won't be concerned about playing with family members or coworkers, we recommend you consider Settlers of Catan, Spaceteam Cards, Secret Hitler, Geek Out, or Renegade Studios' Lanterns. These won't devolve into needless vulgarity, while still providing an entertaining activity for game night. Those who like strategy will find Settlers of Catan and Renegade Studios' Lanterns extremely enjoyable, and maybe even a little bit addictive.

4. Geek Out

5. Cards Against Humanity

6. Renegade Studios' Lanterns

7. Adult Loaded Questions

8. Hasbro's Scrabble

9. Hot Toys Inc. Sexxxtions

10. Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition

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