Games to Gift

By Kate Riley December 8, 2016

Whenever I go to Vegas to hang out with my collection of cousins we always spend an evening around the dining room table at someone’s house drinking wine and playing a game. Over Thanksgiving we played Loaded Questions which kept us all laughing for hours and making up hashtags to go along with our new inside jokes.

One of my favorite questions to hear when I visit my friends’ houses is “Have you ever played ____?” Earlier this year some friends invited us to play Mexican Train, that was new to me and a lot of fun too, one that you can enjoy with kids as well.

Games are a great gift, one that always gives you something to do on a cold winter’s night other than watch TV. I rounded up some for your consideration !


Utter Nonsense combines stereotypical accents (ex: redneck, pirate) with card playing, bring your irreverent sense of humor to table.

Be strategic in playing all your dominos to win with a fun round of Mexican Train.

Host a table top scavenger hunt with your friends and their smartphones with Game of Phones .

Make your way through a series of beer challenges with Beeropoly.

Creative questions and their personal answers leads to a lot of laughter with Loaded Questions.

I hear you get to know people on a totally new level with Most Likely To.

Laugh out loud while guessing players’ random answers with the write in card game “Things…” at your next get together.

Embarrassing situations happen. How will you react to them in the Awkward Moment game?

Fun for kids and adults, choose one of five camels racing around a track in the crazy betting game of Camel Up.


What games do you love to play at parties and with friends or family? I’d love to read your recommendations!


  1. We play games with our grandchildren: Sleeping Queens; Exploding Kittens; and Quirkle are all good and easy to learn.

  2. Loaded questions is the game we always end up playing with our group of friends. We don’t even use the board or keep score. It can get pretty raunchy by the end of the night of drinking but it is nonstop laughter!! We end the game by giving everyone their answers back and making a story out of all their answers. Very funny!

  3. Coming from a huge family myself, board games are always staple for us, as well. I am excited to give these games a go.

  4. ‘Pit’ and ‘Spot It’ are fast-paced, loud and the perfect games for 3-6 people (of all ages).

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