When childhood favorites like Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders feel too, well, childish, it’s time to replace them with the best board games for young adults. But with so many games to choose from, it’s hard to know what to play next.
That’s where I can help. I compiled this list of the best board games, taking care to include a variety of different games in a range of categories. From cult-favorite strategy games to updated classics and only slightly scandalous party games, these picks are sure to please. Some of these games can be played with just a few players, while others are most fun when played with a big group of friends. The games on this list also range in play time from as short as 30 minutes to 60-plus minutes. However, one thing remains true among them all: Amazon reviewers can’t get enough. These picks all have at least a solid 4.2-star rating on the site, plus thousands of reviews that prove that these are the best of the best.
So whether you’re a young adult yourself or shopping for your favorite teen or twenty-something, these eight great board games are worthy of an “add to cart.”