The 10 Best Card Games For Adults

Gone are the days of family-friendly rounds of UNO, where your only backlash against a skip card was playing a wild plus four and changing the color to yellow. Now the game aisle is filled with the best card games for adults to play over a glass — or three — of Pinot Grigio.

Cards Against Humanity sparked the revolution in cruder, slightly-offensive, and NSFW games when it hit the market in 2011. Naturally, the adult-version of Apples to Apples quickly became a best-seller as a game both college students and their parents would enjoy playing — although not necessarily together in one room. As a result, the offerings of obscene, and typically rude, card games on the market continued to expand.

Now the marketplace is flooded with adult card games, and choosing between them is actually a difficult feat. With themes ranging from exploding kittens to memes, there are a plethora of highly-rated games designed to meet every friend group's interest. Thankfully, Amazon reviewers leave tons of feedback on their purchases to give an indication of what games will keep you laughing all night and the games you'll never play again.

With that in mind, I compiled the best card games for adults currently on Amazon. They not only have stellar reviews but hilarious concepts that'll have you organizing the next game night ASAP.

1. A Card Game That Tests Your Meme IQ

Compete with your friends to create the funniest memes with the hilarious new card game What Do You Meme? To play, one player acts as the judge and selects one of 75 glossy photo cards to display on the game easel. The other players sort through their caption cards (a total of 360 in the deck), to concoct the best meme. This incredibly relevant game can be played with up to 20 players and can last almost 90 minutes.

2. An NSFW Version Of the Viral Card Game Launched On Kickstarter

This card game from The Oatmeal was one of the most-backed projects in Kickstarter history— which is why it's not all that surprising it has over 12,000 reviews. To play the game, you avoid drawing the exploding kitten and try to pass it off to someone else. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done given the move, mitigate, and avoidance action cards. This version features the same general objective and gameplay, but with adults-only themes like boobs, butts, and other NSFW illustrations. Each deck contains 56 cards and can be played with two to five players — or combined with others for up to nine.

3. A Card Game That Can Be Played Six Different Ways

The Metagame card deck may only contain 200 culture cards and 100 opinion cards, but it's enough to provide hours of fun with six unique games. Designed to get groups of people sharing their thoughts on the most important debates of our time, the game can be played with up to 33 players. It covers topics like media, art, fashion, and entertainment in rounds that force you to think fast, act strategically, or start talking.

4. A Card Game That Lets You Find Out EXACTLY What Your Friends Really Think

This card game seriously tests the strength of your friendship (so it's best played with people you know.) It's based around the group's consensus on who is most likely to complete a certain action. With cards ranging from "risk life for an epic selfie" to "have sex while watching TV," this game leaves no scenario untouched. Once the group picks a player who best describes the card, that player keeps the card and the next round begins. But not so fast— the player with the most cards actually looses.

5. A Card Against Humanity Expansion Pack That Can Be Played Solo, Too

Whether you already own Cards Against Humanity or not, you'll want to snag the Green Box expansion for your next game night get together. It may be marketed as an expansion pack, but it can be played solo, too. Considered to be "the best expansion pack" ever created, it introduces 300 totally new cards to the heinous game. To play, one judge selects a black card with fill in the blanks that the rest of the players attempt to pair with a white description card.

6. A Card Game That Helps You Laugh About Every Awful Date

While dating might already feel like a game, there's now an actual game to commemorate awful first dates. Aptly called Red Flags, the goal of the game is to convince the single player, or judge, why they should go on a date with your character. To start, each player selects a positive perk like "loves to cuddle" or "lives in a castle." Then, each player sabotages their competition by using one red flag, like "brings mom to first date" or "punches every barista they see," to bring down their competition.

7. An EXTREMELY Not-Safe-For-Kids Card Game For Anyone With A Sick Sense Of Humor

If you're a fan of the bawdy comic Cyanide & Happiness, then Joking Hazard was created for you. It includes 360 panel cards, including 10 add-your-own-words-cards, that you can mix and match to create hilarious, and often crass, mini-comics. To play you simply flip the first card, have the judge pick the second, and let the rest of the competitors pick a third card to try to create the best comic. Warning: This game is graphic, offensive, and not for the faint of heart.

8. A Card Game That Actually Calls Itself "The Worst Game Ever Made"

While most friendships can survive an upturned monopoly board, the Disturbed Friends card game may be the thing that tears your group apart. Created for up to 10 people, the game includes 250 disturbing question cards and 100 #winning cards. To play, the judge presents a multiple choice question and each player predicts their answer. The judge then reveals if they picked response A, B, or C, giving accurate guesses a #winning card. The first player to reach 10 cards wins— but at what cost?

9. A Swearing Game That Tries To Trip Up Your Brain

You're bound to scream a bad word or two while trying to compete in this feisty card game, where the only goal is to ditch your cards. Designed to make your brain smarter— despite forcing you to scream profanities— it comes with a set of four complicated rules created to trick your brain. During gameplay, you play cards from your deck and try to recall the rules as quickly as possible. If you're slow, another player can slap the deck and give you those cards. Oh, and the only rule? You never say f**k.

10. An Uncensored Card Game That Forces You To Come Up With Answers Under Pressure

If you're a regular Ellen viewer, you've probably seen the 5 Second Game. Of course, the uncensored adult version takes a run-of-the-mill game of categories to a new extreme. For each turn, you flip a card and try to name three things that relate to your topic in just five seconds. Of course, it's waaaay easier said than done. With 150 double-sided cards plastered with categories like "erogenous zones" and "things you do in water," you're bound to become tongue-tied and maybe a little embarrassed.

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