Are you having a game night with your college friends and want to bring a fun board game you know your friends will love? Then you’ve come to the right post.
Here are 7 hilarious board games for college students you can bring to game night to keep it fun and full of laughter.
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1. Hot seat
First up, Hot Seat! Now, I haven’t had a chance to play this game yet but based on the raving reviews on Amazon, this game is definitely one worth bringing to the party!!
To play this game, one person will be in the “hot seat” and pull a card with a question that may read: “What is something I wouldn’t do for $1,000,000?”
Everyone must then write down an answer pretending that they are the person in the hot seat.
The person in the hot seat will also write down an answer.
After answers are submitted to the person in the hot seat, your friends must guess which answer was the “hot seat” person’s answer.
This is when the laughter will start erupting because these answers will reveal what you guys really think of each other!! You’ll hear answers that are “SO him,” “SO her,” and downright shocking answers like, “What, somebody thinks I would really do that??!!” Haha.
But who will be right in guessing what the hot seat answer is?
- If someone guesses the “fake answer” then the person who wrote it gets 1 point.
- If someone guesses the “correct answer” then they get 2 points.
- But if no one guesses the “correct answer,” the person in the hot seat gets 4 points!!
The only downside to this game is that you’ll need to play with friends that you have known for at least a few days. If you have someone in your group who has just met the person in the hot seat, they’ll be at a disadvantage.
But all it makes for an incredible game and will genuinely help you get to know your friends even better!
Here is what one college student says about her experience playing Hot Seat, that I thought was particularly helpful:
“My friends and I really enjoyed Hot Seat because the goal is to read the player in the Hot Seat and guess what they would say, not to just say the craziest thing you can think of. I love this game because you really get to learn more about the players while not sacrificing straight-up fun time you have playing it. Five stars!”
- Best played with a medium-size group of people.
- Best played with people you know well
- Easy to play and get into
- The game lasts as little or long as you want
- Get to know your friends better
2. I Dissent
If you have some opinionated friends or want a great game to break the ice with new friends, then “I Dissent,” is your game!
To play this game, one person will be the judge (each round the judge will change) and draw an argument that may read: “Getting your nails done is a waste of time.”
Trust me! A question like this will definitely spark an interesting conversation if you have a girly girl in your group and a thrifty tom girl chick who could care less about her nails. Haha
Each player will then get to argue why they agree or disagree with this statement.
The judge will get to decide how long everyone gets to argue their point. 60 seconds. 2 minutes. Your choice.
Once everyone has had a chance to say their piece, they must lock in their answer by choosing and placing down one of three cards:
- “I agree”
- “I disagree”
- “I dissent”
Whoever is in the majority gets a point UNLESS someone puts down an “I dissent card” and they are in the minority.
They will have a chance to argue their point once more. If they can convince their friends why their point is right, they get the points and the rest of the group loses.
What makes this game super fun though is the fact that you’ll get to form voting alliances, break alliances, and bluff…
So get your game on with I Dissent.
- May need a round or two before everyone gets a hang of it
- Super engaging
- Can entertain your friends for the entire game night
- Opportunities to form alliances, break alliances, and do whatever you want to sabotage the game.
- Don’t need to know players well to play this game
- Great if your friends are competitive or love to argue
- Great icebreaker
3. 5-Second Rule: Just Spit It Out!
5-Second Rule is another hilarious (and frustratingly fun) board game for college students you’re friends will love. And I say frustrating because you’d never think you’d get stumped on these questions!!!
For example, my friends and I were playing this game the other night and I was asked: “What are three things you can eat in a bowl?”
I had five seconds to give 3 answers.
And I was like, “Um, cereal, sphagetti…and umm ummm…”
Out of time!!
Then my friends blurted out “Soup!”
Like duh!! Haha
But the thing is, when you’re on a time crunch, you can easily psyche yourself out and draw a blank. So don’t be too hard on yourself.
What I like most about this game is that it’s:
- easy to learn
- you don’t need to know anyone at game night to have a torn of fun
- super quick to get into
- allows you to form teams
- and gives you the freedom to choose questions you think your teammate will successfully spit out in 5 seconds to earn points.
- Great icebreaker
More importantly, it only takes 5 seconds to get the laughter going and you can stop at any time!
The only downside that I can think of:
If you playing with 8+ people, some people might become disengaged after a while since there is only one timer and only one person at a time can fire off answers.
Nevertheless, if your friends are fans of Taboo, have a competitive spirit, and you all turn the game into a competition by splitting up into two teams, you’ll have a lot of fun with this game.
- Easy to learn
- Quickstart set up
- Don’t need to know anyone to have a good time
- Ideal with a small group of friends
- Can play as little or as long as you want
- Raving Amazon reviews: 4.7 stars by nearly 9,000 people
4. The Voting Game: The Adult Party Game About Your Friends
Another board game for college students that will keep game night fun and full of laugher is The Voting Game: The Adult Party Game About Your Friends
While this game has some overlapping elements to the Hot Seat, who gets put on blast is fair game every round, which keeps things VERY interesting!
To play this game, one person (could be anyone) must draw the card and read it to the group.
The card could say: “Who would have the hardest time talking their way out of an insane asylum?”
Then everyone in the group votes and writes down the name of one person who they think best fits the question. Everyone gets one vote.
Whoever gets the most votes will then guess who voted for them.
They only have as many guesses as there are votes. So if five people voted for them, they have five chances to figure out which five people voted for them.
If they guess right, the truth is revealed.
This makes for a really fun game because like Hot Seat, you’ll get to see what your friends really think of you.
I will warn you though, if you have a friend that gets offended easily or is very sensitive, then this may not be the best game.
For example, you may read a question like: “Who will be the hardest to recognize in 10 years?”
If there is an overweight person in this group, they could get a majority vote because your friends believe they could lose weight and look totally different (good different).
If your friend has a good sense of humor then you won’t have to worry about this. But if not, your overweight friend may be sensitive about being voted and take it the wrong way.
So just something to keep in mind.
All in all, it’s a super fun game that requires little setup time and is easy to get into. Definitely consider bringing this board game to game night.
- Easy to play
- Quick start to laughter
- Players should know each other well to get the most enjoyment out of the game
- Can play as long or as little as you want
- Super engaging
- Players should have a good sense of humor (not easily offended) to play this game
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5. I Should Have Known That
Are you and your college friends into trivia games? Well, then this board game is for you.
In “I Should Have Known That,” you’ll guys will get to take turns asking each other questions that “you ought to know.”
For example: “Does the Statute of Liberty Hold Her Lamp in her Left Hand or Right Hand?”
Could you imagine getting that wrong?! Haha
There are so many videos and documentaries that show clips of the statue of liberty.
Anyway, I digress. You and your friends will have a blast reading through these questions and you’ll all learn a bunch of things “you ought to know” along the way.
A fair warning though.
If most of your friends are international students, you may want to pass on this game.
Most, if not, all of the questions make up facts about American history, culture, geography, ect.
If your friends are from America, however, then I give you a big green light on this one!
To get the most fun out of this game, break up into two teams and make sure the know-it-all is on your team!
- Easy to learn how to play
- Quick set up
- Great for people who like Trivia
- Can play wlith as little or as much
- Players should be American or have lived in America for most of their life to answer the cards
6. Red Flags: The Game of Terrible Dates
Yep, this game exists! lol
Are you having game night with a bunch of your single friends? If so, make their night with Red Flags!
While this is not a game that I’ve personally played yet, it’s definitely a game that I want to get my hands on because the concept seems absolutely hilarious!!
The game works like this:
Players set up the “Single” with the best date and sabotage each other by throwing in red flags that will make the “Single” have second thoughts. Each player’s job is to convince the single, despite the red flags, why their date is the best one.
For example: You may have to try and convince your single that your date who “‘literally has the face of a pug,’ isn’t that bad!” Lol.
Whoever is successful in convincing the Single, wins the round! You can play for as little or as long as you want. When the game stops, the person with the most points win.
And if you’re worried that this game will get real old really fast, this review should put your concerns to rest:
This girl said: I was intrigued when I first heard of this game so I bought it. When it arrived, I started having doubts that the game might get old really fast. Much to my very pleasant surprise, this game turned out to be wildly entertaining and absolutely hilarious. At one point, I laughed so hard I cried. I definitely highly recommend this game!
And yes, guys will have fun playing this game too.
This is one what guy said about the game:
“This game is really fun! This game also doesn’t get old as there are thousands of combinations and many many different expansion packs!”
- Easy to learn
- Hilarious cards
- Great game with a big group of people
- More enjoyable when the players know each other well
- 15+ minutes (play as little or as long as you want)
7. Cards Against Humanity
Out of all the board games for college students, Cards Against Humanity is the best and will keep your friends engaged the longest because everyone is playing to win!!!
(That’s why I left it for last ?)
The game is simple. One player asks a question from a black card and everyone answers with their funniest white card. Whoever can impress or make the player with the black card laugh the most, wins that round.
I’ve personally played this game multiple times with my college friends and friends from church, and it’s a bunch of fun and laughter every time!!
Finally, over 98,000 people on Amazon have given this game raving reviews with a near-perfect 4.9/5.0 stars. As such, you cannot go wrong bringing this game to game night.
- Easy to play
- Hilarious cards
- Don’t need to know players well to have a good time although you have a slight advantage if you do know the player
- Can play as little or as long as you want
- Great for a large group of friends
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