Card Against Humanity is hands-down the best game to play at any party. It’s the only game I’ve played at a party where I end up laughing so hard I cry with complete strangers. Plus, they have a ton of expansion packs, like ‘90s Nostalgia Pack, Geek Pack, The Period Pack (which comes with an actual pad), Weed Pack, Sci-Fi Pack, and various Holiday Packs.
If Cards Against Humanity is too dirty for you (or if your party is a bit more family-oriented), then Apples to Apples is an equally fun option. It’s the exact same concept (the rotating judge lays down a card, everyone lays down a funny answer, etc.), without the crude humor. (And if it’s really a family game night, aka kids are involved, there’s Apples to Apples Junior.)
Red Flags is similar to Cards Against Humanity, except the goal is to convince your friends to go on terrible dates. Basically, one player is “single,” and the other players have to try to hook them up with brain surgeons that like to cuddle and punch baristas, olympic gymnasts that love video games and wears diapers, etc.
If you love memes (and who tf doesn’t), you’ll love What Do You Meme? Basically, you pair ridiculous caption cards with the photo card you draw; a rotating judge will pick the funniest combination each round. Just maybe don’t play with olds who don’t know what a “meme” is. Or do. It might be funnier that way.
Catch Phrase has been a favorite of mine since middle school sleepovers—but it’s even more fun as an adult, because you know what more of the categories and words actually mean. Plus, now there’s Catch Phrase: Uncensored.
When you think of the best board games, Monopoly is most likely the first game to come to mind. It’s a classic for a reason: It’s fun, and it lasts quite literally forever. Plus, there’s about a billion different “editions” of Monopoly. My personal favorite is Hello Kitty, but there’s also Dragon Ball Z, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Junior, Game of Thrones, etc.
If you’re looking to get lit at your party, DRINK-A-PALOOZA is the perfect game. It includes Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Kings Cup, and more. (Although the makers thought it important to mention that DRINK-A-PALOOZA can be played with “any type of drink such as soda, water, and juice.”