Host a Christmas party that doesn’t suck with these rowdy adult board games

Awkward Turtle - The Adult Party Game

Hosting a Christmas party is tough work. After the Eggnog is all gone and the Secret Santa gifts are passed out, you can’t bust out Monopoly to keep the party going for a bunch of adults. If you do, your guests are most likely going to get an “emergency call from the babysitter” and “have to leave ASAP”.

Instead, you should pony up $15-$30 and be prepared with a kick ass board board game for adults. I’m not talking about a raunchy sex-fueled round of Foreplay Football (more power to ya if that’s your thing), but games that are just edgy enough to keep everyone having fun. Here are our (somewhat NSFW) top picks:

You can’t go wrong with Cards Against Humanity $25, expansion packs $10 each

Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

I’ve Never Board Game (Adult Version) $13.95

Some call it “the best drinking game ever”. Designed to break the ice at any gathering, this game challenges everyone with outrageous questions that will blow your mind. How much do you really know about your lover, best friend, roommate, or spouse? This game will show you a very different side of the people you think you know best. Are you ready to play.

Awkward Turtle – The Adult Party Game with a Crude Sense of Humor $19.88

Game play is simple. Each round a player describes words in the deck of cards to their team. The player has 60 seconds to get through as many words as possible, without saying the prohibited words. The first team to 30 points wins the game. Awkward Turtle features some words that are mild, like “moist”. Others can be on the nose embarrassing like “penis.” The pace of the game and how raunchy it gets depends partially on your group.

Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition (Explicit Content) $20

In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

SEXXXtions $14.99

SEXXXTIONS is the hilarious adult board game where answering sexual questions about yourself or your lover takes Too Much Information (TMI) to a whole new level of Too Much Fun!!! What makes this game so hilariously fun is that each player can play to their own comfort level: players can answer honestly if they are comfortable doing so or they can make up their answers and make them silly, outrageous or super naughty!!

… and if you’re just looking to drink your face off

Shot Glass Roulette – Drinking Game Set (2 Balls and 16 Glasses) $16.99

Pick your poison! No matter who wins, everyone will have fun while playing the drinking roulette game! Give it a spin and let the roulette wheel determine your fate.

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