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Fiendishly Funny Adult Card Games To Play With Your Pals

Published 21st April 2021
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With the roadmap to lifting lockdown well into Step 2 already, it’s high time to perfect those party hosting skills and stock up on some side-splitting adult card games to play with your pals. Yes, gone are the days of gathering around over a few wholesome card games (sorry mum!)… it’s time to kick things up a notch with the new generation of crass, inappropriate and distastefully hilarious card games that are taking the nation by storm.

The best card games are those that you can enjoy over a bottle of your favourite tipple, where you can let loose and show your friends how NSFW your sense of humour really is. With a good adult card game, your next house party will be far from boring, no matter how awkward or telling it turns out to be. If your friendship can survive an upturned Monopoly board, it can survive an evening made up of confessionals, innuendos and devilishly dark humour... right?!

These games are sure to appeal to the best (and worst!) of you out there. So, round up your mates, stock up on snacks, and keep on reading for some adult card games that are sure to tickle your fancy. After all, nothing brings people together quite like wildly inappropriate humour.

Know your audience

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There comes a time in life when late nights and early mornings spent in sweaty night clubs just doesn’t have the same appeal as it once did - but this doesn’t mean you have to be in your jammies ready for bed by 9PM on a Saturday night! Swap those kebab pit stops for pizza and party food because there’s a whole world of house party fun out there for you to enjoy. 

There’s quite the difference between having the in-laws over for a dinner party and inviting your friends over for a boozy bash. A few of the games mentioned below are for those of you who love a proper adult party filled with distasteful nonsense that brings out the worst of us (in the best way, of course). So, if you’re planning an adults-only evening, complete with good tunes, good food and plenty of drinks, then keep on reading for our favourite adult card games that are fiendishly funny and devilishly dirty.

For the spicy sense of humour

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No list of adult card games would be complete without mentioning the OG of adult card games, Cards Against Humanity. This cult favourite pretty much sparked the adult card game craze and offers endless hours of offensive and distasteful fun! When it comes to adult card games, it doesn’t get much more outrageous than this, with cards covering everything from controversial and taboo to just downright random.

The aim of the game is to pick out a black card, which usually contains a question or blank space, and everyone else must pick the most shockingly hilarious card that fits the blanks in the most awful way possible. Each player takes it in turns and, in each round, a judge will choose their favourite answer as the winner. The aim of the game is to create the most disgraceful combinations and find out who out of your friends has the sickest, most depraved sense of humour.

Cards Against Humanity remains the go-to adult card game for anyone who loves to embrace their inner deviant. This game is not for the faint of heart, so if you’re easily offended, it’s a no-brainer that this game isn’t going to be for you. However, if you and your friends love a bit of dark humour, this game is sure to bring out the sick and twisted version of yourself that you would otherwise keep under wraps. They’ve also brought out numerous expansion packs to keep you playing late into the night and have even released a kid-friendly version filled with randomly hilarious jokes for all the family to enjoy.

For those of you who probably spend way too much time on the internet looking at memes (I mean, who doesn't?!), What Do You Meme? is the ultimate adult card game for you. In this game, players compete with friends to pair the most hilariously raunchy captions with funny photos to create the best meme. With some hilariously amusing, dark and just plain obscene cards, breaking out this game at a party is sure to end in fits of laughter.

There are no holds barred in the epic game of Drunk, Stoned or Stupid. In this game of who’s more likely, you can come clean about what you truly think about your friends while finding out what they think of you, too. Each player, in turn, picks a card, and the group has the chance to discuss who is more likely to do that thing. With cards ranging from most likely to 'make a great cougar' to 'wake up with half a burrito in their bed', this game leaves no scenario untouched and is sure to liven up your next house party. 

As the situations get wilder, so too do the crazy stories that come out of the woodwork. Just bear in mind, if you have any devilish stories or drunken secrets, these are bound to make an appearance in this game of bare all! This isn’t a game for those who have thin skin and can't take a joke, but it’s a lively game for any group of friends who love to laugh at themselves as much as they like to laugh at other people’s expense.

The cards promise to do what they say on the box, and trust us, they’re not lying! These Cards Will Get You Drunk is a card game filled with instructions and tasks, which always - and we mean always - ends in someone taking a drink. It’s also super easy to learn and play, which is just as well because there’s no saying how tipsy this game could leave you. These Cards Will Get You Drunk will no doubt liven up your party - just remember to drink responsibly (your head will thank you in the morning!). 

If a game states that it should be banned, you already know you’re onto a winner. Word of warning - Disturbed Friends is an extremely revealing card game (especially after a few drinks!), and you will find out way too much about your friends. The crux of the game is to vote on what your friends would do in some of the most surprising, disturbing situations while revealing your darkest thoughts too. Enjoy this card game because, once played, it’ll never want to be spoken about again. Disturbed beyond belief but thoroughly entertained... what more could you want?

Lastly, in this game that's equal parts creative storytelling and alternative endings, Joking Hazard is a hilarious game to bring out at parties. Compete with other players to finish an awful comic strip with the most hilarious and horrifying punchline - the possibilities are endless! You never know if your comic strip will turn out totally random or if you will create a masterpiece. Think of it as a Cards Against Humanity but with pictures. Pure hilarious fun.

Take a walk on the mild(er) side

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Exploding Kittens is a modern-day take on Russian roulette - just with added kittens… and explosions! The aim of the game is simple - don't draw an exploding kitten! Each player takes it in turns to draw a card, and if you draw an exploding kitten, you lose. There are plenty of ways to avoid the exploding kitten, from catnip sandwiches to kitty yoga and plenty of defuse cards to sneak attack your opponents, too! Survive by stockpiling cards that contain laser pointers, belly rubs, and 3am flatulence. While the instructions sound a little confusing, once you get into the swing of it, it makes sense, we promise!

Unstable Unicorn is a game of ridiculousness and fun. Players collect an army of unicorns to put in their stable, and once you have the correct number of unicorns in your stable, you win! But it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are over 20 magical unicorns to collect, and each unicorn has an extraordinary power that impacts the game. Seek revenge or protect your stable. Just watch out for the neigh card - this sends the game into complete madness!

Twists on old classics

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You can play plenty of adult-only games with a good ol' reliable deck of cards, whether your aim is to get drunk playing Beeramid or you favour a bare all game of strip poker with your pals. There are heaps of well-known classic games out there that can be switched up and played at parties - any game can be a drinking game, no matter if you've got UNO, Monopoly Deal or a simple deck of cards to spare!

The infamous drinking game, Ring of Fire, famously made its way around uni halls across the country, seemingly changing rules depending on who you play it with. In this game, you create a ring of cards around an empty cup (this later becomes a mixture of everyone's drinks - beer, wine, gin, the lot!), and each player takes it in turns to draw a card. Each card represents a different rule, from 8 - mate (pick a mate to drink with you) to king - pour (pour a bit of your drink in the middle cup); this game will very quickly get everyone tipsy and having fun.

Pals that play inappropriate games together, stay together

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Bring out any one of these bad boys, and you’ve got yourself a hilariously inappropriate and outrageous night with some of your nearest and dearest. These adult card games not enough for you? Check out our blog on adult-only games to get you boozing and blushing to discover even more priceless pastimes to play with your pals. With a whole range of board games, picture games and drinking games to liven up your parties, you’ll never have to worry about a bland bash ever again! 

Looking for more ideas to spice up your get-together? Take a look at our extensive selection of party supplies to put you in pole position as the host with the most. From birthday bashes to engagement celebrations, we’ve got everything you need to get the party started. If you’ve got a themed night planned, why not spruce up your space with banners and bunting, table decorations and novelty inflatables? We’ve even got a huge variety of fancy dress costumes to really keep the party theme alive! 

Of course, there’s nothing worse than the post-party clean-up - particularly if you’re nursing a hangover after one too many rounds of your favourite drinking games. With this in mind, why not make your life easier and grab some disposable tableware for your guests? That way, all you’ll have to do the following morning is pick up a bin bag, chuck all the used cups and plates away, and store the rest for next time. Yes, say goodbye to hours of slaving away at the sink and prepare to put your feet up - it’ll even give you enough time to order in a breakfast feast from the local takeaway. Nice! 

Always drink responsibly. For more information, visit the Drinkaware website here

The information in this blog is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

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