Best Board Games (With a Twist) for a Bachelorette Party

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For groups of 5-15 at a bachelorette party, it can be tricky to find activities that allow everyone to comfortably participate. If the bride likes board games, there’s an easy solution.

These board games are great for large crowds. They’ll help guests to bond and make everyone feel included, producing plenty of laughs and memorable moments.

To make any of these games more festive, simply create a few additional cards that are closely related to the bride, groom, or general wedding themes. The best way to add these “twists” is to pull a few existing cards from the deck and then tape your own “versions” onto the cards so that they aren’t distinct from the back.

  1. Cranium

With a little something for everyone, Cranium offers bits of trivia, charades, Pictionary, and linguistic challenges. Guests at the party can be split into teams, so the game can accommodate several players.

The cards are also easy to tailor for the occasion. Just switch out some trivia cards with trivia about the happy couple, swap out some word challenges for wedding terms, and alter some charades and Pictionary cards to highlight the future Mr. and Mrs.

  1. Taboo

Super easy to learn and very inclusive, taboo is also designed for teams and to get everyone laughing. This game has each guest trying to get her teammates to guess a term (without saying it or using other listed, related words.) The “twist” is easy –just change several cards to feature words related to the bride and her upcoming marriage.

  1. Scattergories

Scattergories is a list making game. Everyone is told to select a list number. Then, someone rolls the alphabet dice. The timer is set and each player (or team) must then fill in the list with words starting with the letter the die landed on.

A little more limited on its own, this entire game can be altered easily to be suited for a bachelorette party. Have teams instead of single players and suggest the teams spread out, since the discussion over the list will need to be secretive. Replace all of the existing lists with your own festive and creative versions.

  1. Wits and Wagers

A game of impossible trivia that has all players making wild guesses and betting on whose is right, Wits and Wagers is designed for parties. Make it more festive by adding in trivia about wedding and marriage statistics or little known facts. Be sure to throw in a few about the bride and groom, too.

  1. Quelf

Wild and hilarious, Quelf is best played with a rambunctious group. Full of challenges that are absurd and goofy, Quelf tends to get loud, silly, and to make everyone feel equally embarrassed. It’s not for everyone, but for those that like it, the game is also easy to add more festive challenges into.

  1. Apples to Apples

It’s a classic. Guests will get to laugh at each other’s word associations and comparisons. Easy to learn and equally suitable for a large crowd of friends or strangers, Apples to Apples is as versatile and crowd-pleasing as it gets.

Tailor it by altering some of both the green and the red apple cards to relate to the guest of honor, her relationship, and the big day coming up. To make it extra fun and personal, have guests alter cards themselves at the start of the party and mix their cards into the deck.


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