Boardgames are fun. They can rattle your brain with difficult puzzles, or make you think long and hard to come up with a strategy or tactic to overcome a challenge. While many board games are designed for a small group of people, many companies have noticed that board games can be played at parties too. And they have done a spectacular job at developing great boardgames for a friendly gathering that anyone can enjoy.
Bring together a table, lay the boardgame out, have everyone gather around the table and suddenly, you have enough entertainment to last the entire night with your crew. So, what boardgame should you bring to your next gathering? Take a look at this list and find out!
1. Don Eskridge’s The Resistance
Inspired by Mafia, The Resistance is a game where your social deduction is the key. You can have up to 10 players for this game with each game lasting around 30 minutes. The players are split into two teams, either the Resistance Operative or the Imperial Spies. Each round, the player from both teams need to work with each other to complete missions in an effort to fight against The Empire. On the other hand, it’s also important for each player to work against each other, find out the others’ identity and gain their trust. To win the game, you and your teammates have to win three missions.
2. Broadway Toys’ Telestrations
If you are a terrible drawer, then this is the perfect game for you. The game can be played with a group of 4 to 12 people, depending on which edition of the game you purchase. In this game, the player will take turns drawing a guess and guessing the drawings from other players. The drawing and guessing are constantly rotated until the original topic, which is decided by a dice roll, returns to the owner. The more bad drawers there are, the funnier it gets. You and your mates will be constantly laughing and questioning the terrible drawings going around. Add in your personal humor or jokes and your entire party will be laughing for the entire night.
3. Dominic Crapuchettes’ Wits & Wagers
Wits and Wagers is the kind of trivia game that doesn’t require you to know a lot. All the questions have answers in the form of numbers, so it’s possible for the players to guess even if they have no idea what the question is asking. The idea behind the game is to have all players bid on an answer that they think is correct. It is similar to poker, but instead of betting on your hand, you’ll be betting on the party’s answer instead.
4. Liar’s Dice
If you have watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest or How To Train Your Dragon, then you probably already know this game. It’s a relatively simple game where players bid, like in poker, on the number of values that they get when they roll dices in their cup. You get to call out others as the bid goes up. Whoever is caught lying loses.