Top 10 New Year’s Eve Games

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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to an end. With a new decade right around the corner, get ready for an entertaining evening filled with family and friends as you ring in the new year together. Keep reading for the top 10 countdown of the best games for New Years Eve!

10. Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens

Exploding kittens is the perfect card game for adults, teens and kids who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.

More than 8 million copies sold, breaking records in kids games, adult games and everything in-between.

A highly strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette. Basically, if you draw an exploding kitten, you lose and you are full of loser sad-sauce. If you don’t explode, you win! Congratulations, you are full of greatness!

“It’s like UNO, except there are goats, magical enchiladas and kittens that can kill you.” -Cnn

9. Utter Nonsense

Utter Nonsense

Combine silly voices and accents with even sillier phrases to create sayings that are just plain ridiculous!

All players except the judge have to use the same accent/voice, so you are all in it together! Best of all is that many accents/voices can be interpreted differently, and that adds to the hilarity!

For example, maybe the accent/voice card is Baby. So, how’s your baby voice, huh? Go ahead…think about it. Funny, right? Now do that voice and say one of your phrase cards, like: “He’s gotta lotta sass for a skater boy. See ya later, boy.” Even funnier!

All players have to use the same accent/voice card that’s drawn, but you get to choose which of your phrase cards you use! You just want the judge to pick yours as the best!

It’s a fun, laugh-out-loud game for 4 to 20 players, ages 8+

8. UNO Flip!

UNO Flip!

UNO FLIP! is the classic card game you know, now with an exciting new twist!

A double-sided deck and special FLIP card give classic gameplay a competitive edge

Play the special FLIP card and all cards are turned over, including the draw pile, to reveal an entirely new set of numbers and colors on the opposite side

UNO FLIP! also includes fun new Action cards, like Draw Five and Skip Everyone

When you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO!”

7. Anomia

Anomia

Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information; things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc. Sure, under normal circumstances, it’s easy enough to give an example of a frozen food, or a dog breed, but you will find that your brain works a little differently under pressure!

The directions are simple. Draw a card from the center pile and flip it over. Does the symbol on your card match one on another player’s card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on their card before they can do the same for yours. If you blurt a correct answer out first, you win their card and drawing continues. Sounds simple, right? Wrong, Wild cards allow unlike symbols to match, increasing the number of things you must pay attention to. Cascading face-offs can occur when you hand over a lost card revealing a new top card on your play pile. All this adds up to a high-energy, hilarious play experience where everyone is involved at all times.

Easy to learn, fun to play over and over again, Anomia will have any group of friends, family, even perfect strangers, shouting and laughing out loud as they try to beat each other to the punch.

6. CLACK!

CLACK!

Can you build the tallest stack?

Yellow stars! Red lightning bolts! Blue footprints . Where are they? Spread out the magnetic discs, roll the dice, and scramble to match the picture and the color. Make a match, grab a disc, and use its magnetic clack to build a stack. Keeping score is easy – just line up the stacks to see whose tower is tallest.

The magnetic discs connect with a satisfying ‘clack’

Constant action-every player plays on every turn

Magnets are safely sealed inside of the discs

Designed for kids to play on their own and with their families

Special printing protects the images on the discs

5. Cat Crimes

Cat Crimes

Who’s to Blame Logic Game

Tangled yarn and a missing bird which of the six furry fiends was responsible for each Cat Crime? With a little problem solving you’ll be able to use paw prints, toy placement and other clues to figure out exactly where each Cat was sitting at the time of the crime.

Cat Crimes takes a classic style of logic puzzle and makes it fun. Solve clues for 40 increasingly difficult challenges and find the criminal cat.

4. Bounce Battle

Bounce Battle

Easy to learn and quick to play: choose your color, pick your battle and bounce in to win!

Dozens of ways to battle: 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Nine Cup, Level Out, Point Ball, Alphabet Soup (patterns/shapes), H-O-R-S-E (trick shot), and others

Fun, competitive and additive game of strategy, skill and chance — Race to the finish or take turns

Play multiplayer, 1-on-1, teams or tournament style — Battle anybody, anytime, anywhere!

Awarded 2017 GAME OF THE YEAR by Creative Child Magazine

3. Genius Square

Genius Square

60, 000+ POSSIBILITIES IN THE BOX: STEM puzzle game with the combination of dice, location of the blockers, and set of color shapes, there are 62, 208 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS in the 6X6 grid! Think about it… what is the possibility you will beat your opponent?

GAME OF THE YEAR: Happy Puzzle Company 2018/19 Nominee! Well-made table game that includes 2 grids, 7 dice, 2 sets of 7 blockers, and 2 sets of 9 colored shapes. Easy to travel with, easy to teach and learn, and simply enjoy the time! This puzzle game is SIMPLY GENIUS!

EASY TO LEARN, BE FAST TO WIN: Promotes problem solving and motor manipulation skill training. Roll the seven dice together and place a blocker in each of the co-ordinates that appear on the faces. Now. . . RACE to fill every other space on the grid! Speed up your brain and hands! Who’ll win?!

SHARE THE JOY WITH SOMEONE, OR ENJOY ALONE: You can rack your brains against friends and family to see who fill out all the spaces first! Or you can challenge yourself against the clock! Either way… be the GENIUS one!

FIND THAT ONE SOLUTION…OR MORE THAN ONE?: This board game is confirmed that all of arrangements have AT LEAST one possible solution for each, and maybe even more! Some are very easy, and some are much harder. Find a solution first, then challenge yourself to find another one… and… another one?

2. Five Second Rule

5 Second Rule

Pick a card, read the seemingly easy topic, then start the timer! now with only 5 seconds to name 3 things that fit the topic, it doesn’t seem so easy!

Players get tongue-tied, funny answers come flying out and laughter is sure to follow in this fast-paced party game

The twisted timer makes a fun “zoooooop!” sound as the marbles race down

For 3 or more players, ages 10 to adult

1. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

This is the social card game that is going to change your game night forever… This addictive game is as unique as its name. It’s a power packed quick and simple party game. Race against each other to SLAP a match between a card and spoken word. But – watch out! – your mind will play tricks on you. This game was engineered for maximum fun. Enjoy!

For the largest selection of games and accessories in the Triangle area, visit one of our convenient locations. Our experienced team can help you choose the perfect game, just in time to kick off the new year!

  • Learning Express Cary (Corner of Kildaire & Tryon) 2020 Kildaire Farm Rd,
    Cary, NC 27518
  • Learning Express Raleigh (North Hills)4209 Lassiter Mill Rd #128,
    Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Learning Express North Raleigh (Falls of Neuse & Durant)9660 Falls of Neuse Rd #130,
    Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Learning Express Durham (15-501 & I-40)3604 Witherspoon Blvd #101,
    Durham, NC 27707

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