I’m a big fan of adult card games, especially after a few wines. Serve me up anything from classic UNO right through to Cards Against Humanity and my competitive side comes out.
Not only are card games a great way to spice up any occasion, but they’re especially good for hyping up everyone at pre-drinks... Do with that information what you will. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best adult card games, ranging from sightly odd to downright outrageous, that are absolutely worth investing in. Happy playing!
Okay, we’re only starting here because not owning UNO is downright blasphemy. It’s an iconic childhood card game that ages excellently. If you’ve never played before (who are you??), it’s relatively simple to pick up… you’ll be arguing over whether a draw two can go on top of a draw four in no time.
Exploding Kittens, $28.99
Described as Russian roulette but with kittens, Exploding Kittens card came is a 2-5 player game where you take turns drawing cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten. When that happens, that person explodes. They are now dead and out of the game. This process continues until there’s only one player left, who wins the game. If you really wanted to spice things up, you could also add in some kind of boozy consequences…
I’m Not Saying You’re Stupid… is a hilarious trivia game where it’s almost impossible to answer the questions right. Give it your best shot and if your opponent’s think your answer sounds hopelessly wrong, they can stick you with an I’m Not Saying You’re Stupid… card. The person with the most correct answers at the end of the game is the winner.
Do or Drink, $39.95
Get the shots ready because Do or Drink will make you and your friends do savage challenges or face down shot after shot. Win by completing the most challenges or lose while getting wasted. With 350 cards included in this game you can play over and over again. Watch your friends do ridiculous dares and have the night of your life.
The rules are simple! Moving clockwise, take turns drawing from the deck and reading each card out loud. Follow the instructions on each card to determine who has to drink. Prepare to compete, vote and screw your friends over in this fun and hilarious drinking game! Use this expansion pack to spice things up or play as a standalone game. Happy drinking!
The rules are simple. Each round, a rotating judge plays a Photo Card and everyone else plays a Caption Card to complete the meme. The judge decides the funniest pairing, and whoever played the winning Caption Card wins the round. Lather, rinse, repeat. The Aussie edition of course includes Australian slang and references for a true-blue experience.
SERVD – His & Hers, $24.99
SERVD is the hilarious new real-life card game, turning everyday scenarios into ruthless actions — play a card to summon your opponent to do chores exactly the way you like them done, bring you your go-to hangover food or give you a back massage… who doesn’t want that.
Hot Seat is the adult party game that’s all about you. What’s your spirit animal? What’s your safe word? What do you refuse to do unless you’re drunk? Even more importantly — what do your friends think? Find out who thinks your spirit animal is a drunk alpaca… and who thinks it’s an accountant. Are you ready for a round of Hot Seat?
Cards Against Humanity, $37.69
As far as adult card games go, Cards Against Humanity is top tier! 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. Pre-warning… this card game can go to some wild places.
Quick and Dirty, $19.95
Quick And Dirty is as outrageous as Cards Against Humanity. It’s simple to learn: A category card gets flipped over e.g. “Something you lick”, followed by a letter card e.g. “B”. The first player to yell an answer that fits the category starting with the letter B wins the round. Sounds tame enough, but you won’t believe the words coming out of your mates’ mouthes as they’re forced to think quick!
Fk. The Game, $22.95
F**k. The Game is an all Aussie card game that’ll help you get smarter while swearing at your friends. Each player take turns to flip over a card and shouting out what they see. Depending on your card, you might say the background colour, the text colour or the swear word. Keep playing until someone messes up and is forced to pick up all the cards. The winner is the first player to get rid of their cards.
BAD PEOPLE, $38.95
You’ll find out who your real mates are with this one. To play, choose a Player Identity Card and place it face up in front of you. Collect a Voting Card for every other person playing. The last person to arrive starts as The Dictator. The Dictator picks up a Question Card and reads it out loud. The Dictator then silently votes by putting the matching Player Voting Card face down in front of them. Each player then casts a silent vote by guessing who the Dictator voted for. Then, everybody takes turns one-by-one revealing their vote, ending with the Dictator. if you voted the same as the Dictator you get 1 point! Unless you used your Double Down Card. Then you get 2 points! First to 7 points wins.
We’re Not Really Strangers, $86.66
We’re Not Really Strangers is broken down into three carefully crafted levels of questions and wildcards — Level 1 is perception, Level 2 is connection, Level 3 is reflection — each level offers the players an opportunity to either deepen their existing relationship and create new ones. We’re Not Really Strangers questions range from simple things like, ‘Do I seem like a morning person or a night owl?’ through to ‘Are you lying to yourself about anything?’ You can check out our full review of the card game here.