Looking for new ways to keep yourself and your co-habitant entertained when there’s nowhere to go, you’ve baked everything you can and you’ve painfully discovered cross-stitch is not your thing?

How about bringing back game night? Not video games either, but good old fashioned games with pieces and boards and cards and rules. Many families find game night to be deliciously competitive with players putting their blood, sweat and tears into winning it all.

So, if you’re craving a bit of nostalgia, challenge the nearest human to a game. Here are games for two or more that are crazy fun and will bring out your competitive spirit.

1. Beeropoly

Move your beer cap along the board and complete challenges. Last one standing drinks from the community cup. Find it at Uncommon Goods.


2. RuPaul’s Drag Race Mad Libs

Re-live all the fierce moments of Drag Race by playing this hilarious 21-story version of Mad Libs.


3. Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Game

Dedicated Potterheads can cast spells and thwart enemies in this spellbinding board game.


4. World’s Smallest Uno Card Game

How do you make a fun game even funner? Make it smaller. Mini Uno deck objective is the same as regular-sized Uno: Get rid of all your cards!


5. Star Wars – Escape From Death Star Board Game

Best played while watching the original 1977 film. Don’t have a bad feeling about this fun game. Available at Best Buy.

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6. Baseball Game

There’s no crying in baseball, but there might not be baseball either, so batter up with this table top version. Available at Uncommon Goods.


7. Katamino Game for Two

Be the first player to connect all your assigned pieces. Sign up to receive updates on its availability at Uncommon Goods.


8. Ridley’s Games Bar Quiz

If you’re missing out on your favorite trivia nights, this home-based version is for you. Compete to answer questions on a variety of topics.

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9. Trivial Pursuit ‘Stranger Things’ Back to the 80s Edition Board Game

Answer questions about ’80s pop culture and Stranger Things, but if you get an answer wrong, you have to go the Upside Down and face the consequences. Available at Best Buy.

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10. Movie Geek Trivia Game

Guess the actor, movie and answer other trivia. Available at Anthropology.

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11. Things They Don’t Teach You in School Game

Answer trivia questions so obscure you couldn’t possibly have been taught about them in school. Available at Uncommon Goods.

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12. Dominoes Coffee Table Game

There are so many ways to play dominoes, but usually the objective is to get rid of all your points as fast as you can. This display-worthy set is available at West Elm.

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13. CANDYLAND: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Be the first to reach the Wonkavator with your Oompa Loompa piece. Winner gets a chocolate bar (sold separately). Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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14. Poker

Yeah! It’s an oldie, but it’s a goodie! Learn the rules to dozens of poker, dice and card games and bring out your inner outlaw.

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15. Outdoor Jenga

Forget everything I just said about game night. Get your pale selves outside in the sunshine and play Jenga. Make your own or find an outdoor-sized version of the stacking game at Overstock.com.


Playing is good for your spirit and your brain, so get some games and beat the snot out of your loved ones. But, play nice! You still have to live with these people.

Do you have any recommendations to cure the lockdown boredom? Let us know in the comments!