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Board Games for Staying up Until Midnight (New Year’s Edition)

New Year's Board Games

With 2016 just around the corner, we’re tempted to take some time off in order to figure out just what are the perfect methods (aside from the coffee binge method) for staying up until midnight (yes, some of us get sleepy around that time, DEAL WITH IT!)
Whether it’s card or board games, these are some fun and entertaining methods which can involve friends and family, thus resolving the ‘What-to-do-when-you-don’t-know-what-to-do’ issue.


A hysterical board game which is perfect for family parties or entertaining hangouts with friends or coworkers. Amassing up to eight players, the game’s main ‘LOL’ moment is miscommunication, i.e. draw whatever you see, then pass it around, awaiting the result! (Which is 100% of the times unpredictable and crazy!). Fast, easy to play and highly interactive, Telestrations is a game sure to steal the show!

How to Play:
Each player starts with their own erasable sketch book, marker and word card. A roll of the die determines each player’s secret word. The timer gets turned and everyone draws their word. After 60 seconds, everyone passes their book to the player on their left. Then each player takes a few seconds to guess in words(s) what they see, and passes again. The timer is turned and everyone draws the guess. This continues until everyone’s sketchbook passes by every player and returns back to its original owner, where it’s time for The Big Reveal. Everyone shares their book and the hilarious miscommunication is revealed. Just like the game of “telephone,” the outcomes are unpredictable and the laughter is contagious!


Providing unlimited amusement and training slowpokes into becoming sharp-eyed fellows, Spot it! is a creative, cool game for virtually the entire family! Essentially a game of visual perception, it requires players to be swift and hawk-eyed, in order to determine which are the matching symbols between the cards exhibited throughout the game (encompassing five different methods to be played between two to eight players).

How to Play:
Spot it! is played with 55 circular cards, each decorated with eight symbols varying in size and orientation. There are more than 50 symbols in all, including random yet universal images of hearts, snowflakes, dragons, and lightning bolts, and even words such as Stop and OK. The aim of the game is to be the first to spot the one symbol in common between two or more cards. Don’t be fooled! It’s not as simple as it sounds. A match is easily hidden in the array, especially with the pressure of racing frantically against your opponents. The cards change with every match made, so you have to stay focused to keep up. Every match will fuel your fire and agonizing over getting beat to the punch by a faster player only adds to the overall excitement.

#3 Exploding Kittens

As expressed in the subtitle, Exploding Kittens is ‘a card game about kittens and explosions and sometimes goats’. Random, fierce and unexpected, the card game features The Oatmeal illustrations, being a real collectible item for fans of the unconventional webcomic. Much like any other wacky card game, it has similar rules, with the extra addition of killer kitties and magic enchiladas. Nothing unusual here. Nope. Maybe goats.

How to Play:
In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

#4 The Game of Things

Ever wondered what Brittany would do when nobody’s looking? Or maybe what your best friend wouldn’t do even for a million dollars? The Game of Things is a side-splitting game which can offer you all these answers, if you’re up to the task of answering the provocative topics yourself! With no wrong answers whatsoever, it is facile, hilarious, fun and silly!

How to Play:
In this hilarious game, you read a topic card and then write down your response. It can be anything that comes to mind, there’s no right or wrong answer. Then all the responses are read aloud and you have to figure out who said what. You won’t believe the THINGS. the people you know will come up with.

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