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The Resistance

DESCRIPTION:

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It is designed for five to ten players, lasts about 30 minutes, and has no player elimination. The Resistance is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

Number of Players: 5-10 Players

Category: Party, Deduction

Type of Game: Party, Bluffing, Card Game

Duration: 30 minute

The Crew

DESCRIPTION:

In the cooperative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. What about the rumors about the unknown planet? The eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions. But this game can only be defeated by meeting common individual tasks of each player. In order to meet the varied challenges, communication is essential in the team. But this is more difficult than expected in space.

 Number of Players: 2-5 Players

Category: Strategy, Science Fiction, Card, Cooperative

Type of Game: Family, Strategy, Card Game, Science Fiction

Duration: 30 minutes

Munchkin Deluxe

Munchkin Deluxe

DESCRIPTION:

This award-winning card game, designed by Steve Jackson, captures the essence of the dungeon experience… with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. And what magic items! Don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm… or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon…

 Number of Players: 3-6 Players

Category: Card Game, Fighting, Fantasy

Type of Game: Thematic

Duration: 120 minutes

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens

DESCRIPTION:

Exploding Kittens is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck.

The game gets more and more intense with each card you draw because fewer cards left in the deck means a greater chance of drawing the kitten and exploding in a fiery ball of feline hyperbole.

 Number of Players: 2-5 Players

Category: Animals, Card Game

Type of Game: Party

Duration: 60-150 minutes

Uno

Uno

DESCRIPTION:

Players race to empty their hands and catch opposing players with cards left in theirs, which score points. In turns, players attempt to play a card by matching its color, number, or word to the topmost card on the discard pile. If unable to play, players draw a card from the draw pile, and if still unable to play, they pass their turn. Wild and special cards spice things up a bit.

Number of Players: 2-10 Players

Category: Card Game

Type of Game: Family

Duration: 30 minutes

Timeline

Timeline

DESCRIPTION:

A card game played using 220 cards. Each card depicts a historical event, invention or discovery on both sides, with the year in which that event occurred, invention or discovery was made on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing the card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise, the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck. The first player to get rid of all of their cards by placing them correctly wins.

Number of Players: 2-8 Players

Category: Card Game, Educational, Trivia

Type of Game: Party

Duration: 15 minutes

Sushi Go Party!

Sushi Go Party!

DESCRIPTION:

Sushi Go!, is a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame. You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing à la carte from a menu of more than twenty delectable dishes. What’s more, up to eight players can join in on the sushi-feast.

Number of Players: 2-8 Players

Category: Card Game, Party Game

Type of Game: Family

Duration: 20 minutes

Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler

DESCRIPTION:

A dramatic game of political intrigue and betrayal set in 1930s Germany. Each player is randomly and secretly assigned to be a liberal or a fascist, and one player is Secret Hitler. The fascists coordinate to sow distrust and install their cold-blooded leader; the liberals must find and stop the Secret Hitler before it’s too late. The liberal team always has a majority.

Number of Players: 5-10 players

Category: Bluffing, Deduction, Humor, Card Game

Type of Game: Party

Duration: 45 minutes

Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy

DESCRIPTION:

Gin Rummy is a popular two-player “draw and discard” standard deck playing card game derived from Rummy in which players follow basic Rummy rules for forming “melds” of three or more cards of the same suit, or 3 or 4 cards of the same rank. Each turn players draw a single card, either from the top of the discard pile or from the top of the draw deck, and then discard a card from their hand.

Number of Players: 2 player

Category: Traditional Card Games

Type of Game: card game

Duration: 30 minute

Dominion

DESCRIPTION:

In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can “buy” as they can afford them. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

Number of Players: 2-4 players

Category: card game, medieval

Type of Game: strategy

Duration: 30 minutes

Diamonds

DESCRIPTION:

“Diamonds is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds — not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual “Diamond Crystals” (acrylic crystals) included in the game. What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit you get a “Suit Action” based on what suit you do play. Suit Actions are also taken by the winner of each trick, as well as at the end of a full Round of play.”

Number of Players: 2-6 Players

Category: Card Game

Type of Game: Family

Duration: 20-30 minutes

Codenames

DESCRIPTION:

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Number of Players: 2-8 Players

Category: Card Game, Deduction, Word Game

Type of Game: Party

Duration: 15 Minutes

Canasta

DESCRIPTION:

“Canasta is generally agreed to be best for four players, playing in partnerships. However, there are playable versions for two, three or six players. Canasta is a standard deck playing card game modified by adding two decks together and adding all four Jokers.”

Number of Players: 2-6 players

Category: Traditional Card Games

Type of Game: card game

Duration: 45 minutes

Apples to Apples

DESCRIPTION:

Each round, the active player draws a Description card (which features an adjective like “Hairy” or “Smarmy”) from the deck, then the other players each secretly choose the Thing card in hand that best matches that description and plays it face-down on the table. The active player then reveals these cards and chooses the Thing card that, in his opinion, best matches the Description card, which he awards to whoever played that Thing card. This player becomes the new active player for the next round.

Number of Players: 4-10 players

Category: card game, humor

Type of Game: party game

Duration: 30 minutes

 

5 Minute Dungeon

DESCRIPTION:

5-­Minute Dungeon is a chaotic, co-­operative, real-­time card game in which players have only five minutes to escape the randomized dungeon. Communication and teamwork are critical to survival because there’s no time to form a carefully considered plan — and no predicting what dangers lie ahead.

Number of Players: 2-5 players

Category: card game, fantasy, fighting

Type of Game: family

Duration: 30 minutes

How to play 5 Minute Dungeon

Oregon Trail

Description:

All sorts of gruesome deaths await you and the rest of your wagon party in this official multi-player card game version of the classic computer game. To win you’ll need to keep one player alive all the way from Independence, MO to the Willamette Valley.

But between rattlesnakes, starvation, dead oxen, broken bones, dysentery, and a host of other calamities the odds are long… almost as long as the Oregon Trail itself.

  • Number of Players: 2-6 players
  • Category: american west, card game
  • Type of Game: family
  • Duration: 30-45 minutes