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4 Easy-To-Start-Playing Party Games

We love a good party game and know that sometimes you have about 4.5 seconds before someone is going to leave the table to get a snack. Here are some games we use to get the party started quickly.


Just One

Whether we've got a couple minutes to kill or a couple hours, we'll play Just One in pretty much any situation. It's soooo simple, yet very compelling.


The Premise:

Your friends are working together trying to get you to guess a word. They all get to write one word to help you guess it.


The catch:

If anyone writes a duplicate, they both (or all) get erased!


Pro:

Almost no setup and any rules questions can pretty much be answers with the phrase "just one."


Con:

It's fairly common that we'll check in the back of the rule book to see how we measured up just to find out we're losers. Usually people demand to play again though. It gets super competitive. Against the game.




One Night Ultimate Werewolf

The "ultimate" party game since you can play with up to one bajillion people (if you have enough expansion packs).


The Premise:

Survive the 3-minute "night" then convince other players to vote out someone on the opposing team, werewolves vs townspeople.


The catch:

Are you sure you know what team you're on?


Pro:

The app walks you through exactly what each role does and when to do it.


Con:

The first game or two will never make sense to new players so just speed through a couple rounds and then start playing strategically.



Trapwords

Like Taboo but better and in a dungeon!


The Premise:

Get your team to guess a word within the time limit while avoiding certain words that the other team gets to choose.


The catch:

You don't get to know what words the other team chose. Good luck!


Pro:

Can be played in a laid back or highly strategic manner.


Con:

The further you get into the game, the more time is takes to get to the guessing part, since you're coming up with more and more words.




Wavelength

This game looked so cool on Kickstarter we both backed it without knowing the other already had.


The Premise:

Draw a card that lists a spectrum (ie: tasty to disgusting). Randomly turn the wheel to a certain point on the spectrum. Get your team to guess where on the spectrum is your custom point.


The catch:

You only get to give your team one example of where on the spectrum your point lies (ie: a grilled cheese and bologna sandwich).


Pro:

Novel mechanic you probably haven't played a million versions of before. ALSO, the box is the game board!


Con:

Is most fun with a group of friends who know each others likes and dislikes pretty well.


What are your go-to get-this-party-started games??? Tell us in the comments!




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