We aren't exactly sure when board games became "cool" again (or if they ever really went out of style) but we are certain that every hostess sighed in relief when they did. Why? Because a board game can take any party from drab to fab in no time at all. That is, if you choose the best game of course!
Knowing your audience is key to choosing the right game. For instance, if you've invited a group of highly feisty individuals, you may want to avoid trivia games that bring "intelligence" into question. However, inviting a group of introverts and forcing them to work together as a team could breathe fresh life into your shindig. To help you choose, we rounded up five of our favorite games and paired them with the perfect type of crowd to make sure your next game night is a total success!
For an Intimate Dinner Party: Apples to Apples
For a room full of guests whom are not too familiar with each other, this game can make for a great ice breaker.
For Family Game Night: Scattergories
Think you know how your family members’ minds work? Think again! If you have older children you are torturing with game night (kidding) this will make the experience less painful.
For Girls’ Night Out: What?
From the scandalous to the silly, this game is great for girls who are ready to gab.
For Double-Date Night: Pictionary
Team up with your honey and your favorite couple for an epic battle of which couples knows eachother best!
For Longtime Friends: Cards Against Humanity
WARNING: This game is not for the easily offended. Make sure you play this hilarious ad-lib game with folks you can show your true colors around.