Board games are a great way to spend time having fun with friends and family. If you plan on having guests over for the holiday, why not break out one or more of these great board games to play on New Year’s Eve to help keep everyone wide awake until midnight?
Scrabble is a word game that has been around for years and is still as popular today. To make this game more along the theme of New Year’s Eve, you may want to come up with a list of words associated with the holiday such as resolutions, midnight, goals, weight, money, or finances. Think of anything that you associate with this day and give extra points to anyone who uses any of these words on the board for their turn.
Pictionary is a fun game where each player tries to draw a picture that describes the word printed on the card and then their partner must guess the word or phrase being drawn. The updated Pictionary includes drawing blind and drawing two pictures instead of just one.
Trivial Pursuit is another game that many people have played. You may be able to find a millennial edition to play on New Year’s Eve. Depending upon the number of people you expect to have at your party, you may need to have more than one of these games.
Balderdash is a great game for holiday game play or for any time of the year. This game has players draw a card with a word on it. The player, or “dasher”, then writes down the definition given on a piece of paper, and everyone else writes down what they think the definition is. The dasher mixes the definitions and then reads them out loud. Everyone, except the dasher, guesses which definition is the correct one. If a person’s definition is chosen, they receive a point. You might be surprised at the definitions you and your friends come up with!
Apples to Apples
If you’re looking for fun game that perfect for the whole family, you’ll need to check out Apples to Apples. The game is all about making comparisons between different things. But what this game hilarious are the funny and unexpected comparisons people make with their cards. The red cards have a noun printed on them and the green cards have an adjective. Each player takes a turn as judge to determine if your card combinations make the grade. The perfect New Year’s game for four to ten players.
These and many more are great board games to play on New Year’s Eve at your party. Pay attention to the clock, however; you may be having so much fun you don’t even realize that the New Year has arrived.