I get leisure. So should anyone who doesn’t. If we’re to believe science, leisure is an important part of your worklife. So take your deserved break from work. If it is an hour of video game, an afternoon walk in the park, or a night with friends—take it.
The preferred getaway for a lot of us in the workforce is a night-out at a nice bar. But among us are grepas*, like this writer, which forces a bit more creativity. The folks here at the Typist HQ have a long list of ideas, among them are our all-time favorites: card games and board games.
*grepa = lowly Indio. In short, mahirap. Dukha. Ikaw. Ako. Tayong mga grepa.
On this post, we list a few of our favorites.
An obsessive interactive game that friends and teams alike will enjoy. In it, you conspire to find out who in your town (your group) is a werewolf disguising as a civilian. What entails is round after round of finger-pointing, double-crossing, and a whole lot of Game Of Thrones-style scheming. Fun!
Notorious for the number of friendships it has broken*, this card game can accommodate at most ten players who will fight to the death to avoid +4’s and, ultimately, the winning of another player.
*I’ve born witness to said friendships breaking.
Ultimate Werewolf with a Nazi twist. In the game, players will have to figure out who the “secret hitler” is among samples of fascists and liberals. Players will be perfectly civil one minute and barbarians at each other’s throats in the next—just like liberals and fascists.
Players must not draw an “Exploding Kittens”—not unless they have a diffuse card. If you draw an “Exploding Kitten”, you are, for the lack of a better way of putting it, screwed.
This essentially surmises Exploding Kittens, a wildly imaginative and addictive game that gets more and more fun as the rounds roll in.
Monopoly, but with cards. What’s not to like?
Sushi Go Party!
A nice mix of tactical and arithmetic skills will walk you right to success in this adorable card game. O.K., maybe a little bit of luck is involved. In it, you are to make cute Sushi combos which earn you points. The player who has the most points at the end wins.
Drunk Jenga is a great drinking game. Why there aren’t a lot of people playing this is beyond me. After a round of shots, when everyone’s flush and red-faced, try keeping a Jenga tower erect, and after each piece is taken out, ask a player a question.
This one’s in the similar vein as Ultimate Werewolf and Secret Hitler. Like the former, this game involves a lot of double-crossing and manipulation. Like the latter, two teams duke it out: those who are part of the Resistance and those who are Spies.
Did we miss your favorite game? Add them in the comments below!