The philosophy of “the more the merrier” plays exceptionally well when it comes to board games. Numerous people included in a game means a greater level of competition and enjoyment. The next time you are itching to roll the dice, assume a new identity or act out your favorite pop culture references with a bunch of your friends or loved ones, consider breaking open one (or more) of the following games.
Are you willing and ready to fight for freedom? If so, the game Resistance is perfect for you and your assembled group of five to 10 friends, according to Forbes.com contributor Lauren Orsini. In this game of deception, you and your fellow players will don the personas of freedom fighters and saboteurs. When your group tops 10 members, operatives and spies will be added to the mix.
“There are only five rounds total, but the spirited and highly hypothetical discussions that each round sparks keep players engaged. I’ve never been able to play this game just once—everyone always wants to give it another try,” says Orsini.
Telestrations, a twist on the game night favorite Pictionary, is a game well-suited for “art-school dropouts and Pictionary champs,” according to DailyDot.com writer Monica Riese. The original game can accommodate four to eight players, but Riese explains that the Party Pack expansion increases the size of the playing group to 12.
“Smush Pictionary and Telephone together to get this hilarious lost-in-translation game that’s perfect for large groups with no artistic talent whatsoever,” reports Riese.
Bunny Bunny Moose Moose
If you and five of your friends enjoy being strategically silly, then Bunny Bunny Moose Moose is an ideal choice for game night, according to GeekInsight on GeekandSundry.com. According to GeekInsight, players take turns “becoming” the bunny or moose depicted on their cards to earn points.
“The result is that the players look ridiculous and can hardly contain their laughter,” writes GeekInsight. “But it’s not just about being goofy. There’s a real-time strategy element as you have to constantly reassess the best hand positions.”
Two Rooms and a Boom
If you’re planning an epic game night with upwards of 30 people, Orsini recommends the game Two Rooms and a Boom, which requires dividing your players into two groups and providing each with a place where they can confer with each without being overhead by the other team. According to Orsini, each player’s card determines team alliance and they must adopt the role on the card they receive.
“Everyone has a role printed on a card they receive at random that identifies them as a member of the red team or the blue team. The red team wins when the player with the role of President and the player with the role of Bomber are in the same room together. The blue team wins if they can keep that from happening,” writes Orsini. “And there’s only three short, timed rounds to make it happen, and nobody can be sure who the President and the Bomber are!”
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is a player-favorite and easily includes a group of up to 30 people.
“Take turns reading out fill-in-the-blank prompts from white cards for the other players to complete with the black cards in their hands,” writes Riese. “The player with the funniest/raunchiest/cleverest answer wins the round.” Bear in mind, though, that this game is not suitable for children or easily-offended aunts.
With the above board games designed for large groups, you’ll be able to host a fun-filled game night with all of your friends.