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Best board games for grown-ups

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads

Enjoy a night of grown-up fun with good wine, great friends and one of these truly entertaining board games.


Are you a brand-savvy consumer? Logo is a hilarious game of pop-culture that lets you show off your knowledge of popular brands. So many of the things we see and do every day are attached to a logo… but could you name them if you saw them? You may be surprised by what you remember. Be the first to make it into the Win Zone and answer all the questions correctly, and you'll be the King (or Queen) of Pop Culture!

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads


Pop the cork and enjoy an engaging game of Wine-opoly. Buy your favorite wines, collect bunches of grapes and trade for decanters. But be careful: things get trickier with import taxes, serving faux pas and malodorous cheese! Lose three turns when you're sent to the wine cellar. Wine connoisseurs can choose from wine bottle, cork, wine glass, cheese, grapes and carafe tokens.

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads


Did you ever suffer through a game of Truth or Dare? The award-winning game of Quelf puts a hilarious twist on the concept to give random a new name. You'll be pushed to the edge of your comfort zone as you use your creativity to perform outrageous stunts and answer crazy questions. The only rule? You must obey the card! (It's not as easy as it sounds.) Be the first person to cross the finish line and you win! You'll laugh until you cry with this unpredictable party game.

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads

Settlers of Catan

Fans of the reality show Survivor will appreciate the strategy-driven Settlers of Catan. This award-winning game appeals to both hard-core gamers and casual players. A random board set up means the game is different every time you play. Winning requires a combination of careful planning and astute trading of resources. The four-page rules sheet is easy to learn, and playing time is around 90 minutes.

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

How well do you know your music and musicians? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board game will test your pop culture knowledge with more than 1,700 questions about the greatest people and dates in rock history. The game tokens feature CD demos, record deals, vinyl records, gold records and platinum records.

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads

What's Cookin'?

Have you ever shown up for a dinner party and the meal isn't ready? What's Cookin' is the perfect party game for friends and foodies to play while hanging out in the kitchen waiting for dinner. Whether you're a fabulous cook or just a hearty eater, this party game is the perfect recipe for pre-dinner fun.

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7 Engaging games for moms and dads

Debate This!

You'll never have to worry about awkward silence with this hot new board game. Debate This! ™ celebrates the art of lively banter and creative embellishment. You'll test your words and wit as you debate topics including social norms, sports, politics, relationships and personal behavior. An independent judge chooses the winning argument that's the most clever, creative, entertaining and persuasive. Everyone gets a chance to speak their mind… and you'll still be talking about it the next day!

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