board/card games The Best Board Games for Parties  

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 Spice up any party with these awesome party board games! You've got chips and dip. You've got drinks and soda. You've got helium balloons, and a wicked playlist ready to go. The only thing that's missing is an awesome board game to get the party started! Maybe you'll play a rousing game of Clue. Or perhaps test your knowledge of film and entertainment with a round of Scene It? You might even want to spread out that iconic, polka-dotted mat on the ground for a hilarious game of Twister. Whatever you choose, we've got your party covered with these super fun party board games. 

The games that are featured on this list include: Pictionary, Taboo, Smarty Party, Wits and Wagers, Balderdash, Guesstures, Scattergories, Apples to Apples, Party Pooper, Trivial Pursuit Party, Scrabble, Axis and Allies, B.S., Monopoly and Say Anything. If there‚Äôs a game listed here that you think is the absolute best, share your opinion and be sure to vote for your favorite one on the list. Also, please feel free to add anything we might have left out or forgotten. 

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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word - The quick-drawing game in which the guesses are just as hilarious as the sketches! Try to guess your teammate's terrible interesting drawings of seemingly simple items!

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Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Apples to Apples This game is all about hilarious comparisons. Match the Green Apple adjective cards with the Red Apple noun cards to come up with funny, true, or just plain weird comparisons.

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Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Scattergories Time to get creative! Teams come up with answers to the categories listed on their cards. 

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Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Clue Roll and move - Try to solve the mysterious death of one of the characters!  

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Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Yahtzee This game is a combination of luck and strategy. Players try to roll the dice and come up with the best combination of numbers to win.

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Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Jenga The game starts with a set of wooden planks arranged to form a tower. Each player tries to successfully remove individual planks from the tower without causing it to collapse. Whoever knocks the tower down loses the game.  ...

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The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
The Game of Life Roll and move, Economic simulation - Spin the spinner to move yourself through the various stages of life around the board game. Will you go to college? Get married? Have kids? Lose your job? Live in a house? Find out by playing the Game of Life! 

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Trivial Pursuit Party is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Trivial Pursuit Party Team up to answer fun trivia questions. 

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Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Twister Party game - Hands down, Twister is the best! (Pun intended.) This game is played on a large square mat covered in different colored polka-dots. The spinner calls out colors and body parts, such as, "Right hand, red." Each player ...

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Taboo Party game - In this game of "unspeakable fun," the goal is to get your teammates to guess the word on the card without saying any of the "forbidden" or "taboo" words.

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Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game - Try to get your playing pieces around the board and back to their starting positions without getting bumped by another player! 

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Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Scene It? Party game - Players try to guess trivia questions about film, television, and pop culture. It is played on a DVD. 

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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Trouble Children's game - It's fun getting into Trouble! Pop the dice to move your game piece around the board and get your pieces safely home without bumping into the other teams. 

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Battleship You sunk my battleship! Use logic and guessing to find the other player's battleship location on the playing board. Hit their ship with a correct guess to fill the ship with pegs. The person to sink all of the other player's ...

The Best Classic Board Games

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Risk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame - Earn troops and attack your opponents while defending your own territories. Try to take over the world! 

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Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Guess Who? Children's game - Ask questions to find out the identity of your opponent's mystery person! 

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Catch Phrase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Catch Phrase Try to get your teammates to guess a word based on your clues! 

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Cranium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Cranium Party game - Cranium is awesome because you get to explore different mediums of creativity. Sculpt artwork out of play dough, act out a scene from a movie, or sing a song to win! 

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Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Would You Rather Would you rather eat five earthworms, or one cockroach?  Discuss and debate some of the most mind boggling questions with your friends! 

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UNO Attack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
UNO Attack UNO Attack is just like regular UNO...only with a deck of cards exploding in your face. Classic UNO rules apply (try to get rid of all your cards by placing them on the deck in like-colors), but with a twist: instead of having ...

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Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Rummikub Tile-based game - Rummikub is a tile-based game that combines elements of both Rummy and Mahjong. 

The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Say Anything is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Say Anything This game helps settle age-old questions that have been debated for centuries, like, "Which pop band is totally overrated?" and "Which celeb would be the most fun to hang out with for a day?" There are no ...

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Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Balderdash Party game - Players in this game make up phony answers to real questions. The person with the most believable--or the correct--answer wins!

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Guesstures is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Guesstures Your teammates will be cracking up during this hilarious, high-speed game of charades.

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Smart Ass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Smart Ass Be the first person to guess the "Who, What, When, Where, Why" questions.

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Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
paulyb added Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

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Happy Salmon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Hork added Happy Salmon Super-fast party game that takes a minute to learn and a few minutes to play. Find someone with a card that matches yours and perform the action on the card with them, then discard it. First one to get rid of their cards ...

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Axis and Allies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Axis and Allies Grand strategy wargame - Five major world powers are struggling for supreme rulership.

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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Wits and Wagers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Wits and Wagers Party game - You don't need to have all the answers in this game, but you do need to guess close enough! Try to guess the answer to trivia questions such as, "How many inches tall is an Oscar statue?"

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B.S. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
B.S. This card game is all about deception. Try to get rid of your entire hand by lying about which cards you have. But be careful! The people you're trading with might just call "B.S."

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Party Pooper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Party Pooper Find out who the party pooper is at your party! In this game, the host reads off a list of actions, and the rest of the guest tries to guess whether or not certain people would perform them. The person who would perform the ...

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Smarty Party is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Smarty Party Answer one of the trivia questions in a particular category wrong and get a penalty. Answer correctly, and you might just get to wear the Smarty Pants! 

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Curses! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Curses! Draw cards with different "curses" on them to implement during the game. The goal is to keep a curse around for a long time without breaking it. 

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Word on The Street is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Word on The Street One team will try to guess all the words on the category card, while the other team distracts them. Try to cross the street letter by letter before time runs out! 

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Time's Up! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Time's Up! Try to get your teammates to guess who's on your card in this multiple-personality, high-speed game! 

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Jungle Speed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Jungle Speed Jungle Speed is a game of quick-thinking and even quicker reflexes. Spot the matching symbols and try to grab the totem faster than any of your friends! 

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I'm the Boss! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
I'm the Boss! Economic simulation - Players take turns being "The Boss" to divide playing money and make deals. 

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Rollick! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Rollick! Collaborate with your team to get a player to guess your clues correctly!