For evenings in, nothing beats takeout and a titillating round of competitive fun. Turn off Netflix for just one night, and enjoy wholesome classics like Monopoly and Charades! Stimulate the mind with strategic abstract or word puzzles, or enjoy armchair travels via pioneering adventure games! Why not laugh-out-loud at each other’s silly drawings or shake things up with more novel options that range from getting a little rowdy and risque to forming deep, meaningful connections? The options are endless.
Whether it’s a sweet date, fun time with the family, or a good old-fashioned party, here’s a range of the very best games every American household should own. While there are a plethora of old-time, tried-and-true games, we’ve plucked out some of the more stimulating options and mixed them in with a fresh batch of topical picks that are bound to be crowd-pleasers. There’s a wide selection here from nostalgic to culture-defining, games guaranteed to make a night of raucous laughter or sweet, bonding tears, and everything in between. Pour the drinks (or brew some tea); it is time to play!