12 Party Games for the Holidays

If you’re going to visit family for the holidays, you may need some ideas on keeping people entertained. These party games are perfect for a crowd!

For this post, our definition of a “party game” is something that will support more than 4 people. Also, I’ll be listing prices, but I’m getting them from Amazon and I cannot help it if they change after I publish this post or if they’re a different price somewhere else. I’ll try to keep it updated.

Bonus: NONE of these games are Cards Against Humanity. It’s a fun party game, sure, but it gets old when it’s the only one anyone thinks to bring. After about 5 rounds, I’m done.

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13 Horror Board Games for Halloween

If you’re a homebody like I am, the idea of attending Halloween parties probably gives you heart palpitations. I love Halloween, but I’m not much of a partier. So it was to the surprise of no one that Zach and I managed to drag a few people off to a corner away from the partiers so we could play some horror-themed board games.

After a month of playing different horror games for Halloween, I’ve comprised a list of all my favorites. Check it out!

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4 Reasons Monopoly Sucks, and What You Can Do About It!

We at Gray Cat Games are not particular fans of a lot of the big box, “classic” board games. In fact, memories of these games sometimes cloud your perception of newer, fantastic designs! Here’s why we don’t like Monopoly and a few alternatives that might better tick those boxes that people enjoy.

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Ghost Stories Board Game Review

Ghost Stories is an Antoine Bauza-designed cooperative game with his signature difficulty curve. This game drips with menace and danger, and it will take the efforts of all the players to win on even the easiest setting.

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Compounded Board Game Review

Compounded is a medium-weight euro style game that combines elements of “piece” placement and negotiation. The chemistry theme and beautiful components are enough to set this one apart for us!

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Why We’re Excited for the Upcoming “Secrets” Expansion for Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Recently, we posted a review of Castles of Mad King Ludwig, which is a really fun game with visual appeal and great mechanics. That opinion has not changed: it’s still awesome to play and gets pulled out quite often during our board game groups.

But earlier in the year we saw an announcement for an expansion to the game: Secrets. This will introduce new concepts like a moat, swan statues, and secret passages that can be collected.

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Castles of Mad King Ludwig Review

Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a tile-laying game that requires you to think ahead and outmaneuver your opponents. It combines a lot of different mechanics into a very enjoyable game for two to four players.

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King of New York Game Review

King of New York is a fast-paced dice-rolling game with a heaping dose of chaos and plenty of yelling. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s a lot of fun!

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