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Tabletop Games You Didn’t Know You Needed to Play

There seems to be this rise of tabletop games happening. In fact, it’s hard to deny how successful they are on Kickstarter. These are some of the fastest funded projects on the site. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fucking fan of video games, and I play a lot of them. They’re a great way to consume my time and take me away to places I wouldn’t be able to go to otherwise.

While video games are undoubtedly endless hours of fun, they just don’t seem to beat out a good tabletop game. When you have friends over, playing games like Cards Against Humanity or a good game of Charades can cause quite the banter — and even arguments.

Let me level up your tabletop nights with these tabletop games you didn’t know you needed to play. Yes. I am going to include card games and board games. Plus, at the time of writing this, there are even a few you can fund on Kickstarter!

Rick And Morty Mr. Meeseeks’ Box O’ Fun: Game Of Dice & Dares

In this dice game, you start by drawing a Request Card. Simple things like, “Make Me a Sandwich” or, “I Want to be a More Complete Woman.” Then you roll dice to see if you complete the request. If not, press the button and summon Mr. Meeseeks to help you out. He wants to help. He hates his existence. As soon as your request is completed, he can cease to exist and everything will be just grand.
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Rick and Morty Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game

The Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game is based on the Rick and Morty episode of the same name. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry. You can still play this wild and wacky game and have plenty of fun. But you really should see it at some point. Seriously. Don’t be a Jerry.

Rick has locked the family inside their house. Why? Because the family has grown. Parasites masquerading as family and close friends have infiltrated and have inserted pleasant memories into everyone’s minds to make them think they’re real. And more keep coming! You must figure out which of these new, zany characters are real and which ones are parasites that need to be exterminated. Think you’ve got what it takes to save the world?
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Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5–10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.

The majority of players are liberals. If they can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the table and win the game. But some players are fascists. They will say whatever it takes to get elected, enact their agenda, and blame others for the fallout. The liberals must work together to discover the truth before the fascists install their cold-blooded leader and win the game.
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Fluxx

The card game with ever changing rules! It starts out simple, with just the basic rule card: draw one card and play one card during each player’s turn. But New Rule cards quickly make things chaotic. Can you get the Rocket to the Moon before someone changes the goal to Death by Chocolate?
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Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Dead of Winter is the first game in this series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.
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Bears vs Babies: A Card Game From the Creators of Exploding Kittens

 

This is a card game where you build monstrous bears who eat horrible babies.

It was made by the same intelligent and attractive people who brought you Exploding Kittens.
BUY IT!

Unstable Unicorns (KICKSTARTER!)

 

A strategic card game that will destroy your friendships…but in a good way.
FUND IT!