We’ve had so many questions about the games we play at our game nights, especially with really big groups. So we’ve compiled a list of A LOT of different games you can play in groups of all sizes! Some require the purchase of an actual game, others you can create on your own at home. Let us know what your favorite is and if we missed any!

Secret Hitler

5-10 players but it’s way more fun the more players you have!

Secret Hitler is a dramatic game of political intrigue and betrayal set in 1930’s Germany. Players are secretly divided into two teams – liberals and fascists. Known only to each other, the fascists coordinate to sow distrust and install their cold-blooded leader. The liberals must find and stop the Secret Hitler before it’s too late. Each round, players elect a President and a Chancellor who will work together to enact a law from a random deck. If the government passes a fascist law, players must try to figure out if they were betrayed or simply unlucky. Secret Hitler also features government powers that come into play as fascism advances. The fascists will use those powers to create chaos unless liberals can pull the nation back from the brink of war.

Secret Hitler is probably our favorite group game right now! It’s similar to Mafia and those types of games but has some different aspects that we think make it even more fun!

Cranium & Cranium Party Playoff

Cranium

4 or more players

Object of the game: To circle the board victoriously – sketching, sculpting, acting, humming, and puzzle-solving as you go.

Cranium Party Playoff

4 or more players

Welcome to the game that pits people, places, stuff, and actions against each other in a tournament of wits and off-the-wall matchups. Guess which tournament tile will knock off its competitors, advance through the rounds, and emerge as the Undisputed Champion. 

Wackee 6 /Nertz/ Solitaire Frenzy

Wackee Six

6 individuals or 6 couples playing on teams

WACKEE WHAT: Wackee Six is an exciting, speed card game for anyone who likes to laugh, loves a good adrenaline rush and can be a team player. Wackee Six can be played with as few as 2 players or with 2 evenly numbered teams. The more people the wackier the game. A great kids card game, anyone who is 6 years or older is sure to have a great time.

OBJECT OF THE GAME: To win of course. This is a speed card game. Be the first player or team to get the most points and call out Go Out or Wackee Six is declared the winner. This is far from a quiet Solitaire card game. This games gets really Wackee because nobody get a turn, everyone plays at the same time.

Nertz

6 individuals or 6 couples playing on teams

HOW TO SCORE POINTS: This is done by playing out all 12 of the main cards you will have dealt to you at the beginning. While that is being done, you want to turn your remaining deck as fast as you can, and play as many cards onto the crazy piles in the middle of the table as you can. This is where most of your points will come from.

Solitaire Frenzy

6 individuals or 6 couples playing on teams

**Note: you can play with six different decks of face cards. This is usually referred to as “Nertz”. You can also purchase “Nertz” or “Solitaire Frenzy”.

CodeNames

Minimum 4 players — can play with an infinite amount of people

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion. There is also a cooperative variant where a single team tries to achieve the highest score they can by playing against the game itself.

Taboo

4 or more players

The Taboo game is the game of unspeakable fun! Who can get their teammates to say “Brain Freeze” without being able to say Ice Cream, Headache, Eating, Cold or Fast? When playing the Taboo game, the obvious clues are strictly forbidden. Players race against the timer as they try to give creative and carefully-worded clues to get team players to guess words fast. But don’t mention unmentionables, or it’s time for the squeaker, which means losing the point.

Scattergories

2-6 players (can easily play with more)

Scattergories game is the fast-thinking game of words and categories. Players roll the letter die, flip the sand timer, and race against the clock to come up with answers to each category on the category list. Score points for writing down answers that no one else did. The more creative the answers, the more points scored!

What Do You Meme?

Minimum 4 players – Adult Content

HOW TO PLAY: compete with your friends and family to create the funniest memes. Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption the photo card in each round. WHO WILL BE CROWNED MEME QUEEN/KING: The winner of each round is decided by a rotating judge. Pro tip: pick your caption card to match the judge’s sense of humor.

LCR (left center right)

3 or more players

LCR/Left Center Right is a fun, fast-paced dice game that you won’t be able to put down! 3 specialty marked cubes are rolled to determine where players distribute their chips as they compete to keep as many of their chips as they can. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot. Hours of fun for the whole family. Play LCR with chips or whatever makes it fun for you (we like using dollar bills). 

Bang! The Bullet!

It says 3-7 people but has cards for up to 15 and it’s a blast to have that many!

Since the beginning, the Outlaws hunt the Sheriff, the Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots in secret, ready to take one side or the other. But who are the merciless Outlaws, willing to gun him down? To find out you have to draw, (Your cards, that is,) Now the Sheriff has decided to settle things once and for all in his own way. He has written a name on a single bullet. That name is… BANG.

The Bullet includes every expansion pack from the original Bang game making it possible for even more people to play as well as all the fun twists with the expansions.

Cards Against Humanity

Minimum 4 players – Adult Content

Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.

King of Tokyo / King of New York

2-6 players

King of Tokyo is a game for 2 to 6 players where you play as mutant monsters, rampaging robots, or even abominable aliens battling in a fun, chaotic atmosphere. Roll the dice and choose your strategy: Will you attack your enemies? Heal your wounds? Improve your Monster? Stomp your path to victory!

The first expansion pack is “Pandakai” which adds some aspects to the game we feel make it way better! So we recommend buying Pandakai.

Click Here for Pandakai Expansion
Click Here for King of New York
Click Here for Mega Shark Expansion

Note: expansion packs for King of Tokyo & King of New York are interchangeable.

Sushi Go Party

2-8 players

Sushi Go Party! It’s a party platter of Mega Maki, Super sashimi, and endless edamame in this expanded version of the best-selling card game. You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing a La carte from a menu of more than 20 delectable dishes.

Apples to Apples

4-10 players

Apples to Apples The Card From Your Hand That You Think Is Best Described By A Card Played By The Judge. Each Round Is Filled With Surprising And Outrageous Comparisons From A Wide Range Of People, Places, Things And Events

Werewolf

7 – 35 players

One minute you’re a Villager, defending your theoretical home with every fiber of your being. The next, you’re a Werewolf, framing your friends and accusing them of wanting to destroy your village, when really it’s you who’s been infiltrating it all along. Each game becomes an epic phenomenon, designed to test your personal judgement and moral character. Which side will you be on?

Villainous

2-6 players, each expansion adds 3 more

Playing as favorite evil-doers like Maleficent, Ursula, and Captain Hook, players will take on the role of the Disney Villain and plan their schemes methodically in the way of their Disney Villain to reach their objective before everyone else. Set traps, wield curses, leverage your allies, and most importantly, be cunning!

Note: all expansion packs can also be played as a stand alone game!

Click Here for the “Perfectly Wretched” expansion pack
Click Here for the “Wicked to the Core” expansion pack
Click Here for the “Evil Comes Prepared” expansion pack

Mysterium

2-7 players, the expansions do not add players

A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it’s up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?

Click Here for the “Hidden Signs” expansion pack
Click here for the “Secrets & Lies” expansion pack

Scum

3 or more players

All you need is a deck of cards. Add more decks depending on size of group. Google it to see how many decks to play with for your group. Starting to the dealers left, deal one card at a time until all cards have been dealt.

The player to dealer’s left starts by leading (face up) any single card or any set of cards of equal rank (for example three fives). Each player in turn must then either pass (i.e. not play any cards), or play face up a card or set of cards, which beats the previous play.

Any higher single card beats a single card. A set of cards can only be beaten by a higher set containing the same number of cards. So for example if the previous player played two sixes you can beat this with two kings, or two sevens, but not with a single king, and not with three sevens (though you could play two of them and hang onto the third).

It is not necessary to beat the previous play just because you can – passing is always allowed. Also passing does not prevent you from playing the next time your turn comes round.

The play continues as many times around the table as necessary until someone makes a play which everyone else passes. All the cards played are then turned face down and put to one side, and the player who played last (and highest) to the previous “trick” starts again by leading any card or set of equal cards.

The first player who is out of cards is awarded the highest social rank – this is President. The last player to be left with any cards is known as the Scum. Rearrange seating based on social rank and deal for the next round.

Ultimate Charades

Minimum 4 players, can play with an infinite amount of people

All you need is a bunch of small pieces of paper, pens, and a bowl. Each person is given 3 pieces of paper. Choose 3 categories such as historical figures, video game characters, fictional characters, food, etc.) Each person will write on their three pieces of paper whatever they choose that coordinates with the three categories. Put all of them in a bowl and divide into two teams (we usually do boys vs girls). You can split into more than two teams if you want less people on a team.

Round 1: One person picks one piece of paper out at a time and can say anything about the word without using any part of the word (like Catch Phrase). The team tries to guess as many right as possible in a minute (adjust time based on size of the group, with large groups we usually do 30 seconds). When the 30 seconds is up the bowl is passed to someone on the other team for their turn. Alternate until all papers have been guessed. Total your points, one point for each paper correctly guessed. Then put all of them back into the bowl.

Round 2: Same as round 1 except you can only say one word and then the team has to guess. Ideally, they would remember the names from round 1. Once the one word has been said, the person can continue saying the same word over and over using different voices but cannot say anything but that word.

Round 3: Now you can only act out the celebrity with no words – charade style.

Tie Breaker Round: if the scores are tied at the end of round 3, the tie breaker round is “noises”. You can only make sound effects to describe the words on the papers.

Note: if a person finishes all the papers in the bowl before the 30 seconds are up, pause the time. That same person starts the next round with whatever remaining time she/he has left from the previous round. This may only be 1 second.

Saran Wrap Ball

3 or more (much more fun the more people you have)

The first person with the ball starts unwrapping the ball wearing oven mitts while the person on their left rolls a pair of dice, trying to roll doubles. Once doubles are rolled, the ball & oven mitts are passed to the next player and the sequence begins again. The person with the ball does not stop unwrapping until the person to their left rolls doubles. This creates an urgency to the game! You want to roll the dice over and over again as quickly as you can so you get the ball! You get to keep the treasures you unwrap! 

We make the balls with a combination of gift cards and candy and sometimes have used dollar bills as well. Be aware that the candy gets smashed throughout the game so it’s better to buy candy that can’t smash rather than candy bars. We buy a lot of laffy taffy’s, air heads, suckers, and those types of things. We usually put a chocolate orange (out of its box) in the middle with the biggest gift card so the wrapping is easier to start in a circular shape. We use a 200ft package of saran wrap per ball. When playing with larger groups, it’s fun to have more than one ball so that people are sitting, waiting for too long.