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The 10 Best Holiday Party Games on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like food storage containers), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, we’ve chosen the best Christmas party games on Amazon according to the people — we’ve covered New Year’s party supplies and the best hostess gifts, too. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Millennial Card Game

What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game

4.4 stars, 1,199 reviews

“This game is hilarious! My friends and I love playing this game and I am considering purchasing the expansion pack. There is a lot more content to read aloud compared to games like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, so playing in a huge group it’s a little trickier to keep track. Nevertheless this game is so much fun and lightens up any party or get together!”

Best Easy-to-Learn Party Game

Rollick! The Hysterical Team Party Board Game

4.6 stars, 304 reviews

“This game is so much fun! Perfect group game! I love that it is not complicated at all so if you have people who never played you can easily explain and get playing faster than other games. Honestly, my family was dying laughing during this game. We had a larger group so we did two guessers and three people acting out, and it worked really good still. I love that it has a bunch of front and back cards so that you can play lots of times without ever reusing the same cards. Definitely recommend this game for large groups games!”

Best Multigenerational Party Game

Double Ditto Family Party Board Game

4.8 stars, 478 reviews

“I was introduced to this game at work. We work in a very stressful environment that sometimes can be very emotionally overwhelming. Playing a couple of rounds of this game at lunch helps to ease the stress and bring everyone together for something fun that’s easy thinking and keeps our minds off of the work grind. I loved it so much that I bought my own to play with friends and family. I’ve played with all ages around the table and had a blast. I would recommend this game to others in a heartbeat! Good family fun!”

Best Dice Party Game

Farkel Party Game

4.6 stars, 404 reviews

“Such a fun game! And what a wonderful, colorful set. We enjoyed Farkel at our family reunion — with ages 5 to 85 in attendance. It’s so nice for each player to have their own set of die and their own shaker. Farkel is an easy-to-play game of chance with just a tad bit of strategy. It’s a good game for all ages — adults and children (if you adjust the rules a bit for younger ones — which is exactly what we did to play it with 5 year olds — we just used the numbers from the left-hand column for their scores and only counted their matches)! Everything you need comes in this nice tin for easy storage and cleanup. There are plenty of score sheets included in the tin. We enjoyed this game and would recommend it for good, clean family fun — and the name is fun to say! FARKEL :-) !”

Best Getting-to-Know-You Card Game

Never Have I Ever, The Game of Poor Life Decisions

4.0 stars, 976 reviews

“Wow! This game has taught me many things. I have learned that my friends have had sex in graveyards, that everyone has shoplifted except me, and that my friends wear dirty underwear. This game is a blast and you can count on it to provide hours of entertainment. We had one couple in our group and that provided for some interesting altercations, as well. Maybe not a good idea to play with family, unless you’re REALLY comfortable with them. Either way, loads of fun, great quality game! Not for shy people.”

Best Charades Party Game

Reverse Charades Board Game

4.7 stars, 536 reviews

“I bought this game to consider for New Year’s Eve games. We took it to my husband’s family for Thanksgiving. The first night we had 9 people playing (ages 6 to 50) and the second night we had 15 people playing (ages 6 to 58). In addition, we even had Great Grandma and Great Grandpa helping with the guessing. Everyone had a great time. Even the ‘shy’ ones in the group had fun participating. We spent a lot of time laughing and even forgot to watch the time or keep score some of the time because we were laughing so much. It is a great ‘all reading ages’ game. A few of the clues were a little above the 6-year-old’s head such as ‘paparazzi’ and ‘the can-can’ but she was able to participate on most clues like ‘chopsticks’ and ‘caboose.’ I highly recommend this game for groups of family and friends.”

Best Kickstarter-Funded Party Game

Watch Ya’ Mouth Mouthguard Party Card Game

4.2 stars, 2,081 reviews

“We played this at Thanksgiving and I have never laughed so hard in my life. Buy yourself some adult diapers because there is a good chance someone is going to pee their pants. There are 5 large mouthpieces and 5 smaller mouthpieces. We didn’t notice the smaller mouthpieces until we were done playing so our poor 9-year-old’s mouth was sore after but it was worth it the pain, the kids had a blast and the adults had just as much fun.”

Best Physically Active Party Game

Jenga GIANT Genuine Hardwood Game

4.7 stars, 2,913 reviews

“Our family and friends love this game. Because of its size and the simplicity of the goals, it is fun to play. There is no need for anything other than steady hands and laughter. Good for all ages both indoors and outdoors. The game pieces are well made and smooth to the touch and the box provides a great storage function.”

Best Drunken Party Game


4.7 stars, 444 reviews

“A great game for a large group of people to play that lets everyone be involved. We all loved the fact that it made you get up and move around instead of just sitting around a table the whole time. Definitely would recommend this product to anyone who loves to have fun with their friends.”

Best Drawing Party Game

4.9 stars, 879 reviews

“We love this game! It is best played with a good sized group. We usually have at least 6. I have decided it is also great to have mixed age groups as we all see things from a different perspective. We played this at Christmas with my mom, sister, and 5 of the grandkids (ages 9 to 18) and we laughed so much. A couple of times we had to tell the 9-year-old what a word meant but other than that this was a perfect game for mixed age groups.

In this game each player is given a secret word they write in their book. The book is then passed to the left and the next person tries to draw that word. Pass again and the next player tries to guess what was drawn, pass, draw the new ‘guessed’ word, pass until the book gets back to the original owner. Then share how your word ‘Hawaiian shirt’ became the word ‘boy angel.’ Or ‘space capsule’ became ‘dead spider.’ It is a blast!”


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The 10 Best Holiday Party Games According to Amazon Reviews