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
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
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
Time to get creative! Teams come up with answers to the categories listed on their cards. 
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Clue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Roll and move
Try to solve the mysterious death of one of the characters!  
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63 27
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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62 31
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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 must successfully transfer their body part to the specified color without falling over. The last man standing wins! 
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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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Trivial Pursuit Party is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Trivial Pursuit Party
Team up to answer fun trivia questions. 
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Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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44 27
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Party game
Players try to guess trivia questions about film, television, and pop culture. It is played on a DVD. 
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Risk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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47 31
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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 battle ships first wins!
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Catch Phrase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Try to get your teammates to guess a word based on your clues! 
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41 28
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Children's game
Ask questions to find out the identity of your opponent's mystery person! 
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Cranium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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UNO Attack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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 to "draw" when you run out, simply hit the Attack button. You could be blasted with five or six cards, or only one, depending on what the machine decides to give you. 
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Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Say Anything is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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 right or wrong answers--you can literally say anything. 
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Rummikub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Tile-based game
Rummikub is a tile-based game that combines elements of both Rummy and Mahjong. 
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Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
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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Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
paulyb added Children's game
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Guesstures is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Parties
Guesstures
Your teammates will be cracking up during this hilarious, high-speed game of charades.