Best Christmas Party Games for Adults
ow are you going to make this Christmas a little different? What can you do to spice up more than just the punch? Sure, go ahead and eat until your buttons pop off and drink until you…shouldn’t drink anymore. But that’s the same old same old. This year, you’re going to gather the gang and play Christmas party games for adults! You’re going to be naughty and nice all in the same evening! Okay, go ahead and pass around the fruitcake you nabbed from this list of the Top Best Fruitcakes to Buy for Christmas. Or gorge on some of the candy you scored off this list of the Top Traditional Christmas Candies. But the key this year is that you’ve procured a Christmas game for adults and you’re performing one of the greatest services to friend-and-family kind that you can: you’re sharing your great game with them! The list below does include some games that the younger members of the clan can take part in (perhaps), but it also includes games that will prompt you to want to send the kids far away to grandma’s so you can get your thing going with these Christmas party games for adults.
1. Cards Against Humanity: 2014 Holiday Pack
If you’ve ever played the game Cards Against Humanity, my condolences. Or my deepest respect. Because it’s not a game that’s for the faint of heart. It is, though, almost unbelievably funny (most of the time) and a lot of fun (most of the time). Cards Against Humanity describes itself as “a party game for horrible people,” if that gives you any indication of the game’s mojo. This is definitely a Christmas party game for adults and the 2014 Holiday Pack does require that you already have the original Cards Against Humanity game. You can nab that here. Bonus for those of you who believe in transparency in government: Cards Against Humanity donates 100 percent of its profits on the 2014 Holiday Pack to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all. As for the game itself, don’t say you haven’t been warned.
2. Humanity Hates the Holidays Card Game
This game is in the same vein as the first entry, but it is not affiliated with Cards Against Humanity. However, they both have similar DNA in those veins. This Christmas party game for adults bills itself as “the holiday card game that Santa did not make.” One reviewer says “My husband and I played this expansion deck with my brothers on Thanksgiving night over a bottle of good whiskey. It was a fantastic night crying from laughter with my family.” Also, this can be used as an expansion pack for the regular Cards Against Humanity game (although, again, Humanity Hates the Holidays is not affiliated with CAH).
3. Santa VS Jesus, The Epic Party Game
In keeping with the theme, here’s another Christmas party game for adults. In fact, the Santa VS Jesus people explicitly say “this game is not suitable for children.” In this game, two groups separate into Team Santa and Team Jesus and, then, fight it out with categories like “There’s something about the Virgin Mary” and “Have yourself a merry little quizmas.