Yeah, yeah, yeah — traditionally, Thanksgiving is pretty much all about the feast. But the holiday, whether you spend it with the fam or have turned it into Friendsgiving, is also about spending quality time with your squad. What better way to hang out with your loved ones than to get your game on? Check out some of our faves that you can buy or DIY for Thanksgiving.
1. What Do You Meme? ($30): This incredibly popular card game is so 2017. You and your friends can spend hours doing what is probably already your favorite activity: creating hilarious memes.
3. Pie Face ($14): One of the best parts of Thanksgiving — or Friendsgiving — is the pie. While few people may want to get hit in the face with a creamy pastry, it makes it all the more intense not knowing when this pie catapult game is going to go off. Also, it may be the perfect solution if you don’t know what to do with leftover homemade whipped cream.
4. Tic Tac Toe: We know you have oodles of washi tape laying around your house, and you probably have extra mini pumpkins from Halloween. Tape out a tic tac toe board on a side table with washi to make a classic game that kids *and* adults love. (via It’s Overflowing)
5. Turkey Bowling: Go head-to-head in a game of bowling with your fam — snag a few butternut squashes at the grocery store, DIY a set of pins, and use a medium-sized pumpkin as the bowling ball. (via The Dating Divas)
6. Cards Against Humanity ($25): It probably goes without saying that Cards Against Humanity is a cult classic. You can bet this game is welcome to any Friendsgiving party to help pass the time until the turkey is ready to come out of the oven.
7. Cards Against Humanity Holiday Pack ($6): Already playing Cards Against Humanity year-round? Pick up this pack to refresh your deck just in time for the holidays.
9. Football: After you feast on turkey and watch the pros play on TV, re-energize the fam with a game of football in the backyard. It’s a Turkey Day classic!
10. Apples to Apples ($26): If you and your friends are feeling less-than-crude on this glorious holiday, consider this game Cards Against Humanity’s cleaned-up cousin. This more family-friendly card game can still deliver hours of entertainment with a little less lewdness.
11. The Oregon Trail Game ($13): Any ’90s kid will light up when they see their favorite old computer game brought to the game table. Bask in nostalgia, wagon trails, and squirrel hunting. Happy trails, and hopefully your oxen will make it across the mighty Mississippi.
12. Draw What?! ($35): If you fancy a little competition, team up with your friends for a round of Pictionary — with a twist. This hilarious game adds more “adult themed” clues than its childish version that is sure to bring laughs (and maybe some blushes) to your Friendsgiving party.
13. DIY Gilded Leaves: Not into watching the football game? Get your DIY on and make these gilded leaves. All you need is a bag of artificial leaves, some glue or Mod Podge, and glitter. (via House of Jade)
14. Suspicion Board Game ($20): This Clue-like game turns your Friendsgiving into a crime mystery party. One player will take on the role of a jewel thief while unmasking other potential crooks (i.e., your friends) as you play.
15. Heads Up! ($0.99): DL Ellen DeGeneres’s app and play it as you burn off your minor (okay, major) food baby. Get ready for all of the fun.
16. Saved by the Bell Board Game ($20): Your Friendsgiving gathering just got tubular. Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, and the whole Bayside gang are back as a nostalgia-full game that is perfect for those precious moments you have between basting.
18. Parade-opoly ($28): The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a Turkey Day fave. Play this festive version of Monopoly while you watch.
21. Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers ($20): Your friends think they are hilarious. Friendsgiving is their chance to prove it. This pun-tastic board game was created by the minds of the comedians who hosted the Punderdome comedy competition in New York City. No doubt you and your friends will be making each other laugh (or groan) until your sides hurt all night.
22. Catan ($28): Some people like to have a nice game of football while the turkey cooks. Others prefer to seek adventure elsewhere. You and your friends can settle in for a good game of quests and settlements with a game of Catan. This cult favorite has even been named “the perfect social game.”
24. Caravan Draw Together Thanksgiving Set ($12): Is the turkey still cooking in the oven? Keep your guests busy with these placemats. Kiddos and adults alike will be SO entertained.
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