If you are looking for some different games to play with your family and friends, then this post is for you! We are sharing some of the best group board games we’ve played in the last year. Some of these are newer games, and others are older hidden gems.
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#1 — LineUp
This board game is made by Mindware. It is a memory game for 2—6 players ages 8 and up.
In this game, players take turns trying to identify a suspect out of a “line up” of characters who all look quite similar with small differences.
#2 — Last Letter
This card game by Think Fun is for multiple players ages 8 and up.
The cards in this game have wacky scenes on them. To play, the first person says an object, adjective, or verb from something pictured on the card. Then, everyone else tries to say a word from their own card that starts with the last letter of the word that the first player said.
For example, if the first player put down their card and said “apple,” everyone else would look at their own cards to see if they have anything that starts with the letter “E” since apple ends with an “E.”
This game has a bunch of alternative ways to play it, so you can make it harder or easier depending on the ages of the players.
#3 — Half Truth
This game is a trivia board game by Studio 71 where there are three right answers given and three wrong answers written on a card. Players can choose 1—3 answers to bet on being true. The more you get right, the more points you score.
This game is for 2—6 players ages 12 and up.
#4 — The Chameleon
This board game by Big Potato is designed for 3—8 players ages 14 and up.
To play one person is the “chameleon” and does not know the secret word that everyone else knows. That person tries to pretend to know the word based off of what other people are saying.
Then, everyone tries to guess who the chameleon is.
#5 — Loaded Answers
This board game is made by All Things Equal, Inc. and is for 4—6 players ages 12 and up.
Players take turns trying to guess which answers to a question belong to which person.
A sample question might be: “What would you like a lot more if it was bigger?” Based on the answers that people write down, you have to figure out who said what.
#6 — Downfall
This vintage game is made by Milton Bradley and is for 2—4 players ages 7 and up.
We found the Dutch version of the game, which is called “Onderuit!,” so that is what we have pictured. The Dutch version is the same as the American version.
The object of this game is to get all of your colored discs to the bottom of the stand-up board before your opponent by turning gears to move the discs along. The catch is that you have to take turns and the discs must land in chronological order.
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#7 — This That & Everything: Popular Culture
Made by Outset, this game is for 4—44 players ages 12 and up.
In this team game, you have to describe a variety of famous people, fictional characters, songs, movies, fashion trends, and food to your teammates. They have to guess the six items on the card in 30 seconds without you saying any part of the words.
This is a fast-paced game that only takes about 20 minutes to play.
What are your favorite group board games?
These were just a few of our most recent favorite games. You can check out some more fun games in the following posts: