Party games are some of the best types of games to play especially when you have a larger group. They are fun, easy to learn, and quick. They also allow for players to phase in and out of the game, and while they may have win conditions, and they are not the types of games that you feel compelled to always win.
The problem with party card games is they are often overshadowed by, their very fun, but very popular competitor, Cards Against Humanity. This is a shame because there are so many fun and unique card games available, and ones that can be played with a more diverse audience.
I’m going to talk about two of these games. Exploding Kittens and Red flags, two more fun and distinct party games.
Exploding Kittens is the hot potato of party games. The goal is to be the last player standing. You have a deck of cards and only one of you will get through the game without exploding. It’s a fun, slightly competitive card game, and if you do not add the NSFW pack, playable for young audiences as well.
The game is made to be played with 2 to 5 players, and allows for players ages 7 and up. The concept for the game is simple so anyone can learn and play. You will have a hand of cards you may choose to play from hand. These cards will either have special powers listed on them or will need to be matched to steal cards from others. The whole goal of the game comes down to this though. At the end of your turn, you must draw a card, and hope it is not an exploding kitten.
Red Flags is a fun game for a group of people who know each other well but could also be one heck of an ice breaker game. The game is all about making each other dates and competing player’s trying to ruin them by revealing the potential partner’s biggest red flag.
This game is pretty NSFW and made even more so by adding even spicier cards through expansions. It plays 3 to 10 players and the age suggestion for players is 17 or older.
The game mechanics are pretty easy to learn. In your hand, you’ll have good attributes and red flags. Your goal is to create the best date using 2 attributes and to ruin other potentials by giving them the worst red flag. There will be a specific person you will be making a date for so be sure to pander as much as possible. In the end, though, there can be only one chosen.
Now that you have a couple more games in your arsenal, I hope game nights are fun, exciting, and more diverse now. If you want to see more party games in the future keep an eye out on our blog as I will be adding a few more articles with even more fun and different party games. Happy gaming!
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