Friends don't let friends throw boring parties. If you're looking for the perfect ice breaker at your next gathering, break out one of these card games and time will fly by. They're super easy for anybody to learn, and they're just the right level of inappropriate — because all of the best adult card games are!
From the no-fail crowd favorites that you've definitely played before to a few unexpected choices that help stir things up a bit, there's a card game for every group and occasion. Read on to check out our 15 favorite card games for adults.
In the regular Outburst game, one team draws a card and the other must yell out descriptors that might correspond with the chosen topic.
This game, made by the same creators, uses naughtier words and more double-entendres but is otherwise the same. You won't believe some of the stuff that'll come out of your mouth!
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2The Voting GamePlayer Tenamazon.com
Test your closest friendships with The Voting Game. See how well you know each other, or at least what it is you assume about each other, in this card game that asks participants to vote on "most likely" candidates for a number of scenarios. We're sure you'll be revealing all sorts of stories and secrets to one another by the end of the night!
3These Cards Will Get You DrunkThese Cards Will Get You Drunkamazon.com
There are only so many rounds of King's Cup you can play before you start wondering if there are any other drinking card games out there that are just as fun. Enter: These Cards Will Get You Drunk.
Players take turns drawing a card and following the instructions on it. This could be anything from "Everyone wearing a shirt with buttons drinks" to "Everyone votes on who is the nicest. That person picks someone to drink."
4Never Have I Ever: The Game of Poor Life DecisionsNever Have I Everamazon.com
There's nothing like a few rounds of Never Have I Ever to kick a game night up another notch. Players take turns reading the red "direction" cards out loud, which dictate if they or other players have to answer a blue "play" card. Players collect the blue cards if the statement on it is true to them. The first player to reach 10 blue cards wins (at the expense of their dignity...)!
5New Phone, Who Dis? Card GameWHAT DO YOU MEME?amazon.com
New Phone, Who Dis? is a bit like Cards Against Humanity, only with texting. One player draws a "sent" card, and all other players choose from their hand to find the oh-so-inappropriate response. The combo that's the funniest wins that round. You can't blame autocorrect for what you're about to say!
6If You Had To GameUrban Outfittersmacys.com
While you'd normally want to go for the lesser of two evils, the premise of this card game is just the opposite! All of the 250 playing cards depict a ridiculous or gross scenario — they include things like "grow goat horns" or "maintain eye contact with your best friend whenever they have sex."
The object is with each round to choose which one of the five cards in your hand depicts the most unsavory situation. The rotating judge grants a point to the player who succeeds in grossing them out the most. Also, the more players, the better!
7Unstable Unicorns Base GameUnstable Unicornsamazon.com
Are you ready to build your unicorn army? Unstable Unicorns is a wildly popular strategic card game that also happens to be wildly entertaining.
On your turn, draw a card and then play a card from your hand. Each card features a cute (or somewhat crazed) creature that gives you or the other players a random directive.
Don't worry, it's not hard, and it's fun for younger players, too. (The NSFW expansion pack ... not so much.)
8Exploding Kittens NSFW EditionExploding Kittens LLCamazon.com
This Russian-roulette-style card game was a massive success when it initially launched on Kickstarter, but don't mix this one up with the family-friendly version! It's a super fast-paced competition of constant card-drawing, where each card has an action that gives players ammunition against their opponents.
Drawing the "Exploding Kitten" card ends the game, and it's the one everyone wants to avoid!
If you take yourself way too seriously, skip to the next game! Bad People is a party game for those who can take the cold, hard truth about what their friends really think of them.
Gather three to 10 players, take turns reading aloud a question card, and then vote on who best fits the dubious descriptor! Question cards can range from "Who is most likely to become the leader of a prison gang?" to "Who will be the most difficult old person to be around?"
Trust us — it won't take long for your group to stop being nice, and start getting real.
10Cards Against HumanityCards Against Humanity LLCamazon.com
The granddaddy of crass card games, Cards Against Humanity almost needs no explanation.
One person draws a black card with a fill-in-the-blank phrase, and the other players pick a white card from their hands that completes the sentence while also appealing to the judge's twisted sense of humor. The winner collects the cards from the rounds that they win. You won't know where those 4 hours of game play went, but we guarantee you'll love every minute of it.
11Search History Card GameSearch Historyamazon.com
What weirdness is lurking within your search history? This is the game that'll have you shamelessly sharing it with everyone. Search History is a group card game that takes the internet's strangest searches, omits the last few words of each phrase, and has players write out their guesses to complete it.
Prompts include "Is murder legal in ...," "Do married couples still ...," and "Is it creepy if ..."
Admit it, you're already filling in the blanks!
12Telestrations After DarkTelestrationsamazon.com
Telephone meets Pictionary in this hilarious group game. Each player starts with a wipe-off sketchbook and a secret word to draw, and they must pass their sketchbook to get everyone else's pictorial guess, just based on their drawing.
For those trying to gauge how "after-dark" this version gets, it's more about the poop jokes with some bawdy humor — nothing too inappropriate.
13Fear Pong: Internet FamousFear Pongamazon.com
How do you improve upon the already perfect game of beer pong? By adding this sneaky truth-or-dare twist to it! Fear Pong comes with a set of waterproof disc-shaped cards that players place underneath underneath each cup in the beer pong rack. Each card has a dare on it.
When a player sinks a ball in a cup, the opposite team has to read the dare on the card and choose to either do the dare and keep the cup in play, or drink the cup.
14Funemployed Card Game
Ready to land the job of your dreams? FunEmployed equips you with three random resume qualifications, so you can make your case to land coveted jobs like "Professional Cuddler," "Celebrity Impersonator," and "Pirate."
The more players you have, the more potential job candidates will be vying for the positions — and the more hilarity will ensue.
15What Do You Meme?What Do You Meme?amazon.com
When words simply aren't enough, memes step in to convey the absurd specificities of life. This adult card game is comprised of two different decks — a photo deck and a caption deck.
With each turn, everyone picks a caption card from their hand to match the photo card drawn by the judge. The judge determines which meme is the funniest, and the game continues rotating judges as long as everybody wants.Melanie YatesSenior Home Decor EditorMelanie is the senior home decor editor of Best Products, where she's been researching and testing out home and bedding products since 2015 — her work can also be found on House Beautiful and Women's Health.
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