Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and all the other holidays of winter are coming, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get back together with the family again. So once the kids are off to bed (or out building snowmen), what should the adults do once they’re tired hearing about Greta’s amazing grades or arguing about politics? Here are some of the most hilarious card games out right now, which are the perfect way to have fun with your family instead of silently resenting them.
This game may look innocent, but don’t let it fool you. When you play, everyone has a hand of cards which depict a panel of a cartoon. The players each submit the last panel to make the punchline of a three-panel cartoon, and the judge, which rotates each round, picks the best one. The best part is that you can’t blame the creators for the sick, twisted comics you come up with!
Exploding Kittens has everything you want in a party game. It doesn’t take long to play, takes even less time to learn, and it’s funny. This is a game with light strategic elements, but enough randomness that even Aunt Jody who sucks at card games can win. Best of all, there are NSFW cards, but there is also a base set that can be safely played with kids!
if you have a family that likes to debate everything, you may as well channel their argumentative nature in a healthy direction. In Superfight, you pit competitors (Soccer Moms, Sasquatch) with characteristics (Breathes Fire, Armed With A Crowbar) against one another and argue as to why your competitor would win. The other players vote and sulking ensues.
Cards Against Humanity
There have been many, many imitators, but this game is still the king. If you want to take a deck of (sometimes) harmless cards and combine them with hilarious setups to create terrifyingly funny masterpieces of comedy, this is your game. It takes no time whatsoever to learn and can help loosen up even the most straight-laced occasion.
These are just a few of the most popular card games around right now. They’re all perfect choices for something to do when the turkey’s been eaten, the presents are unwrapped, and grandma has turned in for her afternoon nap. They also make for great gifts, so why not give one to a relative, then play it?