When the kids have spent too much time on electronics and you want them to have some old-fashioned fun, pull out these games for teens. Whether your kids are into card games or board games, these games are fun and friendly opportunities for a little good-hearted competition. Here are the best games for teens in 2021 that can be played in groups of two or more can play.
On each card, a question has six possible answers but only three are correct. Guess which half is correct to advance and win the game. The game comes with 500 question cards for hours of enjoyment.
The game board is colorful and uncluttered. Like other games for teens, this one is fast-paced and covers plenty of categories so there’s something for everyone to feel smart about. Clues help players succeed even if they’re not well-versed in the question topic.
For 2-6 players
Takes one hour or less
Younger players may not know enough answers for the game to be fun for them
This party game is a combination of card matching and dodgeball-style duels that pit players against each other until one person is declared the winner. It can be played by 2-6 people.
The foam burritos used in the game are soft and squishy so you won’t mind them being thrown around your house. The game moves fast, between stealing points and watching for flying burritos. Among games for teens, this one is easily portable too, for family get-togethers away from home.
Rules can be learned quickly
Storage box keeps everything neat between games
While it’s fun with two people, more players increase the excitement
Play this trivia game with or without the timer to influence the pace of play. Answer tough trivia questions and earn game pieces as you move around the board. Be first to get them all and you win.
The board game is for two or more players, and if games for teens are on deck at your house, placing players in teams can accommodate larger groups. Question categories cover anything within broad topics like arts and literature, geography, entertainment, and sports and leisure. In addition to typical trivia-style questions, some ask you to identify an item based on a picture; others are true or false, or multiple choice.
It’s rare to get the same question twice
Many of the questions aren’t easy which makes the game a challenge
Using draw cards, choose the best word or phrase that fills in the blank on the game card–the sillier the better! The judge picks the best one and the winner gets a point and judges the next round.
Like other card games for teens, this one moves quickly and can be played with a small or large group of kids. Some cards may not be appropriate in all families but you can easily remove those and there are still plenty of cards left; the set comes with more than 450. The box is compact, making this a good game for taking along to sleepovers and parties.
Game play can take anywhere from six to 60 minutes depending on your preferences
Cards feel thick and sturdy so they’ll last
Some words and phrases meant to be funny will be unknown to a few kids
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.