Top 5 Party Games of 2016

top 5 party gamesTop 5 Party Games of 2016

We are all looking for a good time most of the time. So why not bring your favorite party games with you to ensure your good time will be through and an endless supply of laughs and board games experiences? This doesn’t necessarily mean they are only good to experience at parties. This means that even between lengthy and heavy games you can throw in one of these experiences to keep things going smoothly (and helps with a board game burn out). Below is a list of my top 5 party games I feel really lighten up the experience between players.


top 5 party gamesGod Hates Charades– Charades are loads of fun. Draw a card and act out the experience hoping your friends or team guess what you are doing. When this happens, you all win a point and the next player begins their turn. But what if these cards aren’t safe for work? Maybe you will find yourself being Don Draper being eaten by a dinosaur? How would you act that out? Each player draws a player card and an action card and does their best. Very fun experience indeed.



top 5 party gamesBucket of Doom– We have all found ourselves in situations where we may need saving from. You never know when you will be a zombie surrounded by a bio-hazard team with flamethrowers or if you happen to have a parasitic alien living in your chest. So what do you do? That’s where we come in, equipped with a number of object cards you will use and elaborate your escape plan for said event. So yes, I would probably throw a bowl of white eggs on the floor around the Biohazard team in order for them to slip on it and (hopefully) if it’s hot enough fry up some tasty zombie scrambles.



top 5 party gamesBlade and Brush– This is by far the most unique party game experience I have tried. Through storytelling, each player will have a character card that will almost tailor your journey. Starting at an inn, each player will take turns reading the event the character has been through before arriving at the inn. How did they interact with the event? What was the outcome? Who has the best experience (in your opinion)? Here is the catch, all our stories are told in Haiku. Write down your outcome with a syllable setup of 5-7-5 and hope you are chosen as the winner!



top 5 party gamesDrinkotron– Keep in mind while this is a drinking game, we were able to incorporate this into pizza (after we bought a lot of pizza one day), so yes, it may be available to all players (theme may still be adult only–up to you). Drinkotron is a tin can full of incredibly colorful rules that players must follow before they drink. Propose a toast, not be allowed to point, or only drink with T-rex arms. Every card is unique in its own way and guarantees a lot of laughs and fun.



top 5 party gamesUtter Nonsense– Accents are something we all have, no matter what part of the world you are, someone else will always interpret sounds differently. So, what if there was a game that has you using accents to sell the funniest saying available? What’s better than a redneck saying “you seem like the type of person whose password is 1234”? Using the card czar voting mechanic players will all pick a card from their hand they deem worthy of an accent drawn by the judge. The judge will then pick the best and reward them with the card. Simple.



Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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