Game night! 4 new board games perfect for cold nights in
Don’t let the Cards Against Humanity’s Black Friday stunt taint the appeal of a cozy and fun board game night his winter. Here are the four best new board games right now—and, rest assured, none of them will require a Hazmat suit.
Check out the new game Telestrations. It’s part “telephone,” part Pictionary and pure amusement. The premise is simple enough for youngsters, although it’s recommended for kids 12 and up.
Imagine “telephone” on paper. Each player takes their turn trying to draw a “secret” word in 60 seconds. Then you pass your book and draw again, until your original book returns to you—when it’s pretty amusing flipping through the sketches. Good luck not laughing. Find it at Target for $19, plus free shipping.
Beat the Parents will be a kid favorite, and not just because of the name. OK, maybe a bit because of the name. This game, for kids ages 6 and up, pits youngsters against their moms and dads in trivia. The catch: Adults must try to answer questions about kids’ topics, and the kids try to answer things that their parents should know. Find Beat the Parents on sale at Toys “R” Us right now for $14.99.
What’s Yours Like is probably better for adults, although you could play it with your kids if you watch your mouth. In this game, the player in the “hot seat” has to give clues about a secret word, describing “what theirs is like.” The other players try to guess the word. For example, if the secret word is “car,” the player might say, “Mine is dirty,” “Mine can hold four people” or “Mine is loud.” As you can imagine, clues can quickly turn into innuendos, which is why we think this game is best played with a group of grown-up friends and also probably a glass of wine. Find What’s Yours Like at Target.com for $19.99, plus free shipping right now.
Many of us have played Would You Rather before. Many of us have probably also been traumatized by the either/or questions involved with this traditionally teenage Q&A game. Well, now you can continue the ridiculousness with an organized board game, where there are no right or wrong answers. Just tough questions. Would you rather play Would You Rather the board game or Would You Rather at a high-school party? Actually, that question is easy. Pick it up at Toys “R” Us for under $15.