19 of the best board games for adults you can still get delivered

We’re living in uncertain times right now, and while being in lockdown is the best thing for the country in terms of safety and responsibility, it can feel overwhelming in so many ways. 

However, one thing we can control is how much entertainment we find. There will be plenty of Netflix bingeing and book reading, but once you fancy something a little different, the board games will undoubtedly come out too. 

While most of us will have the old classics in our cupboards, sometimes Monopoly and Guess Who just won’t cut it. That’s why we’ve selected 19 of the very best adult board games and card games to have fun while staying inside, many of which you may not have heard of. They’re all available to buy online, and will have you laughing and feeling totally distracted for a good couple of hours on any given day. 

Whether you’re into inappropriate card games, or classic quizzes are more your thing, there’s something in this line up for everyone. 

19 of the best board games for adults

 

The Crystal Maze Board Game, £29.99, WHSmith

Number of players: 2+

Always wanted to be on the TV show, The Crystal Maze? This is the next best thing. Designed to played in groups, this sees teams attempt to solve clues, puzzles, and games to collect crystals which then buy you time in the gold token finale. 

Very British Problems gameVery British Problems Board Game, £22.99, John Lewis & Partners

Number of players: 4-8

This game is inspired by the Very British Problems Twitter feed, and brings that funny vibe into the home as you discover which of you is the most awkwardly British of the group. You’ll find yourself laughing all night long with this one. 

what do you meme gameWhat Do You Meme? UK Edition Game, £30, Urban Outfitters

Number of players: 3+

A very modern game for millennials and beyond, this card game challenges you to think of the best captions for certain images to ‘out-meme’ your competitors. It’ll certainly keep you off your Instagram feed for a good couple of hours. 

colour brainColourbrain: The Ultimate Family Board Game for Kids and Adults, £24.79, Zatu

Number of players: 2+

This is ideal if you’re not into classic quiz games and always preferred multi-choice questions in exams. The answers (which are all colours) are given to you at the beginning; it’s then your job to match them to the correct corresponding questions. 

 

blockbuster gameBlockbuster Game, £19.99, Waterstones

Number of players: 4+

Live in a household of movie buffs? This game is the ultimate test, and will separate the mega film fans from the occasional Netflix’n’chillers. There are several rounds, and film trivia questions in there for everyone.

scrawl board gameScrawl: The Adult Board Game Where Drawings Go Horribly Wrong, £25, Amazon

Number of players: 4-8

If you’re terrible at drawing, finally your lack of skills may just be rewarded. This game asks players to draw out hilarious scenarios, and the most smiles and laughs from team mates, the more likely you are to win. 

obama llamaBig Potato Obama Llama, £16, House Of Fraser

Number of players: 4+

This game has everything: rhyming, acting, memory testing, and speed. Whether you draw a ‘King Kong playing ping pong’ or ‘A Pot Noodle marrying a poodle’ card, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. 

friends trivia gameFriends Trivia Quiz Game, £6.00, Urban Outfitters

Number of players: 2+

Everyone loves Friends (and if they don’t, we’re not sure you can trust them), so why not test out who’s the biggest fan with this card game, which includes 100 trivia questions about the beloved show. Don’t forget to keep score!

Weird Things: An Adult Board Game About The Strange Side Of Google, £21.99, Amazon

Number of players: 3+

Always wondered what the weirdest things people search for on the internet are? This quick-to-learn game answers your questions in one go. Those playing will be given the start of a genuine Google search, before having to guess the ending, and the closest answer wins. Seriously, the weirder, the better. 

ticket to rideTicket To Ride Europe, £35.99, Zatu

Number of players: 2-5

A more traditional game suitable for all members of the family and not just adults, Ticket To Ride: Europe is an extension of the original bestseller. It sees competitors attempting to build the longest train journeys through the European landscape, and will keep you busy for hours. 

weird crushes gameWeird Crushes – 55 British Hunks, £9.99, Prezzybox

Number of players: 2+

One of the funniest card games around, this British treasure will have you and your friends or family members chuckling all evening long. Whether it’s Louis Theroux or Piers Morgan, we all have an unexplainable crush, and with this game it’s a Top Trumps-style battle to find out which one comes out on top. 

don't be a dik dikDon’t Be a Dik Dik Card Game, £7.99, Amazon

Number of players: 3-6

This game is perfect if you feel like being completely silly and distracted for an hour or so. Full of innuendos and rude words, the aim of the game is to get rid of your cards by pairing and swapping cleverly. If you’re left with the ‘Dik Dik’ card pair at the end, you lose!

First Dates: The Game, £35.99, Amazon

Number of players: 4+

Designed to be played with friends rather than love interests, this game sees you going on an imaginary ‘date’ with your pal, and having to answer increasingly funny and awkward questions about the other person. Really good fun. 

Would I Lie To You Game, £21.88, Amazon

Number of players: 2-8

If you’re a fan of the TV show Would I Lie To You, this is the perfect game for you. Just like the show, competitors are asked to tell either truths or lies, and convince others of the opposite so as not to guess correctly. It’s smart, funny, and will test your skills of deception!

exploding kittens gameExploding Kittens Card Game, £17.99, Amazon

Number of players: 2-5

This may sound a little dramatic, but it’s actually a super fun, slightly eccentric game of Uno. The basic rules are that if you draw an exploding kitten, you lose, but there are plenty more interesting cards to get through first. You can play this with children and families, as well as just adults. 

Cards Against Humanity, £24.99, Amazon

Number of players: 4+

The infamous card game that is loved by the whole of the UK, Cards Against Humanity is the ultimate night-in accompaniment. If you’ve never played before and don’t know what to expect, do not buy this one if you’re easily offended: you’ve been warned.

carpool karaokeCarpool Karaoke Game, £25, John Lewis

Number of players: 2+

Love James Cordon’s viral celeb series? You may not get to ride in cars with stars in the board game version, but you’ll still have plenty of laughs along the way. There are three challenges in the game: Guess It, Sing It, and Finish It, each of which ask you to answer trivia questions about certain celebrities or sing and guess their songs. 

wine IQ gameWine IQ, £25.99, Amazon

Number of players: 2+

As its name suggests, this requires you to build up your wine ‘IQ’ by answering questions about it in the first round, then remembering them all and testing your memory in the second. Cheers to that!

Throw Throw Burrito, £24.99, Amazon

Number of players: 2-6

Throw Throw Burrito is basically a card game (where you have to collect matching pairs) mixed with a very weird round of dodgeball, where you must avoid rogue burritos being launched by your competitors. Sometimes, a game is just so silly, it’s simply nothing short of genius.