Best Rude Board Games
There was a time when rude board games were exclusively marketed towards adults but nowadays it has shifted towards college students and young adults. Rude Board games are games that generally have "adult themes" associated with them, whether that be including an aspect of drinking games, sexual themes, swearing and obscenities and usually involve activities only adults would normally perform. Rude Board Games have become the "cool party" games that are brought out on unsuspecting guests at house parties. If you're in the market for some rude board games, you've come to the right place.
With the explosion of the internet, there isn't much you can do to shock people these days. Everyone has seen and heard some of the most horrible content on the internet, so when it comes to "Rude Board Games" they can often come across as quite tame. Which is really what we want- no one truly wants to play something horrible but are happy to play a game with a bit of an edge to it. Luckily, the market has exploded with popularity of these types of games and you'll find them at most gadget stores.
One of the most popular Rude Board games is Cards against humanity. It was originally created during a kickstarter campaign, raising $15,000 to produce the game. It has since gone on to sell millions of copies world wide. It's popularity spread across young adults like wild fire due to its politically incorrect tone and general outright offensive content. The popularity of the game spawned a number of sequels and expansions, as well as alerting board game makers of the potential market for these casual rude games. Since Cards Against Humanity, you'll have no trouble finding similarly rude board games that you can play with your friends.
These games are obviously not made for children, but rather young adults. If you're the type to be easily offended, these games are probably not going to go down too well with you. These games also often contain embarrassing acts and actions required by the players, so if you're the type who is shy and would find something like this absolutely abhorrent, probably best to stay away from them. You may be interested in our Adults Board Games guide instead.
However, if you're looking for games that might get people's attention and turn their heads from thinking board games are boring, these types of games might be just what you need. Often these games are described as "party" games, which means they're better played with a drink and a group of friends.
"It's not really a board game!" is a common comment I get when describing some of these Rude board games as they typically are based around cards. However, these games usually involve other elements other than just the cards, such as timers, buzzers and other props that make them more than just "card" games. So unfortunately, these games do get lumped in with the board game genre, as they usually all have and follow similar styles of plays (take turns to play, winners and losers, designed to be socially structured.)
How can you improve Rude Board games?
The simple answer is: Alcohol. And lots of it.
If you're under the legal age to drink, well then perhaps try something like Fizzy orange pop. For Americans, the legal drinking limit is 21 and so you might end up with these "party" games summoned on you without being able to drink away your shame. In the UK, the legal drinking age is 18 and many of these rude board games do have an age limit of 18 to play, so it doesn't matter.
Of course, if you don't drink Alcohol anyway, you'll just have to try and hide your blushes as best as possible. These games are designed to get you out of your comfort zone and into risky waters. Let us know what your favorite rude board game is in the comments below and perhaps we can do a review on them.
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Best Rude Board Games
Onto the games! Let's take a look at some of the classic rude board games you can currently get your dirty paws on.
We have to start here. This game kick-started the rude board game industry when it was first released in 2011 and has since gone on to sell millions of copies world wide. It's a great christmas present, but chances are the person you are giving it to already has a copy as it's a great, non-expensive gift to give. Players must compete to finish a phrase or or fill-in-the-blank statements with crude combinations from the cards in their hands. Whilst the game advocates it's not about winning, usually players judge the best responses after each round to determine the winner.
As mentioned previous, Cards Against Humanity revitalised the rude card game genre and That's What She Said is part of that. Players must pair cards together to create suggestive innuendos (and most of the white cards are designed to be raunchy). The red cards are your starting phrase and each player must then use one of their white cards to conclude the phrase. There are expansions for this game to help keep the game fresh too.
Everyone loves Monopoly and it has stood the test of time as a regular favourite amongst board game lovers. This version of the game requires you to work together, whether that be building up community funded projects, helping out your neighbours and investing in projects such as museums, schools and restaurants. The game is a parody on the issues that come with socialism and isn't too over the top compared to games like Cards Against Humanity.
A card game that's highly explosive. Well, not really. This NSFW version includes some more graphic and adult-themed versions of the card deck, but stays true to one of the most popular funded board games on kick starter. Exploding Kittens requires players to draw cards from a deck until they come across an exploding kitten, which they will then lose. Unless of course you have a defuse card or a card that allows you to skip your turn. In essence, Exploding Kittens is a very strategic game to play and is quick to setup and get going.
A fun game for adults that requires you to answer adult-themed questions and guess who wrote what answer. The game comes with 300+ questions to ask and players can write down any answer they can come up with. A turn begins by spinning the board, which signifies what question to ask on the cards. Once everyone has written down an answer to the question, the starting player must guess who wrote what to the question to win the game. The questions are definitely very leading and not suitable for children.
A simple drinking game that requires you to drink if you have done the action that is on the card. It's similar to Never Have I Ever, just without saying those words before the card is read out. There are over 180 cards in the pack, so its got a lot of prompts to help you get started. The game can be played with an unlimited amount of people and it's a good way of getting to know your peers whilst consuming lots of alcohol. You'll need to be of legal drinking age to play this game though, unless you want to switch alcohol for fizzy pop.
This drinking game actually does have a board game that comes with it. Players move around the board and as they land on different squares, they will be required to perform a task, which usually involves drinking a shot. There are tiles that require you to strip, everyone to take a shot and plenty of other crazy tasks that make this a fun drinking game for adults.
This board game is all about your artistic talents- you have to draw, mime and guess from one of the rude and crude cards. As you move around the board, it determines what type of card you get. This is definitely not a game you want to play at Christmas with your family as the 240 filthy cards will make everyone choke with embarrassment. This game comes with separate drinking rules to also help spice up the game.