20 Best Card Games for ​Adults [2020 Edition]

Best High End

BAD PEOPLE The Savage Party Game

Best Overall

Exploding Kittens: NSFW Deck

Exploding Kittens: NSFW Deck

Best Inexpensive

WTF Did You Say

Last Updated: 1st Feb, 2020

Parties are fun. Especially parties that are just for adults. But sometimes, keeping everyone entertained can be a huge challenge. So that's where games come in!

Adult card games are some of the most fun games out there. They're often highly inappropriate, involving innuendo, cursing, drinking, and more. This is what makes them "adult" card games - you certainly don't want young kids playing these!

That's what makes these games so fun. So if you're easily offended or a more "classy" adult, these games aren't for you. But if you enjoy getting dirty, drunk, and letting your dark side out, games like these are the perfect fit.

We have gathered up the 20 best adult card games for you to take a look at. Hopefully, you'll find something you like. There are all kinds of games for all kinds of people, so there's a good chance you'll find something that you'll love.

Our Top Picks for the Best Adult Card Games

Best Adult Card Games Reviews Rankings

1. Cards Against Humanity


  • Price: $25
  • Game type: Competitive, judging
  • Duration: 30-90 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-20+

Cards Against Humanity

Why we love it: Cards Against Humanity is a classic when it comes to adult card games. They are a self-proclaimed "party game for horrible people," as well as America's #1 gerbil coffin. The game is dirty, messed up, and all-around fun to play. You get to explore the darker sides of your humor and find out more about your friends.

Gameplay: Players each draw ten white cards, which are the answer cards. Then one player picks a black card (question card) and reads it aloud. The other players each play a card or cards to answer the question or fill in the blank. The judge— the player who read the card— does not play and chooses their favorite answer. That person wins a point. Players take turns judging and often play until one person gets ten points.

Verdict: This game is sure to be fun at any party. It is great for those with a dark, twisted sense of humor. And with multiple expansion packs, the fun can go on forever.

Here's an in-depth review with playing instructions:

2. WTF Did You Say


  • Price: $18.99
  • Game type: Competitive, judging
  • Duration: 30+ minutes
  • Ages: 18+
  • Players: 4+

WTF Did You Say

Why we love it: This game functions very similarly to Cards Against Humanity. But WTF Did You Say provides new twists, new prompts, and new answers. It opens the door for a whole new level of twisted. According to the makers, you are guaranteed to hate yourself after playing this game. Which, of course, makes it sound like a lot of fun to dark minds.

Gameplay: The gameplay works almost exactly like Cards Against Humanity. Players start with ten white cards. Then, a judge reads a red card, players play their answers, and the judge picks their favorite. But there are a few differences. For one, the player to judge first is the player who masturbated most recently. And the game doesn't have a set ending— just play until you don't want to anymore, and the person with the most points wins.

Verdict: WTF Did You Say is a fun take on a game like Cards Against Humanity. It has new options and new levels of twistedness, so it's great as a standalone game or as an addition to Cards Against Humanity.

3. New Phone, Who Dis?


  • Price: $19.99
  • Game type: Competitive, judging
  • Duration: 30-90 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 3-20+

New Phone, Who Dis?

Why we love it: This game provides all the fun of Cards Against Humanity with a new format and exciting options. From the makers of What Do You Meme, this is a great party game for millennials. It consists of a judge playing an "inbox" card, which is an incoming text. Then, each player has to play their reply to the text, and the funniest one wins. Rather than answering questions and filling in the blanks, you're completing conversations.

Gameplay: A rotating judge plays an "inbox" card. Then, each player plays a reply card from their hand. The judge chooses which reply they think is the funniest, and that person gets a point. The game continues until you don't want to play anymore! In the end, the person with the most points wins.

Verdict: This is a great game for people who like Cards Against Humanity and texting. I've played it at multiple parties, and it always heightens the fun and excitement.

4. That's What She Said


  • Price: $24.99
  • Game type: Competitive, judging
  • Duration: 30-60 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4+

That’s What She Said

Why we love it: This is, as some fans call it, a "better version of Cards Against Humanity." It is just as messed up, and no more appropriate. But unlike other party games, it is focused entirely on innuendos and dirty situations. Also, all of its cards are designed to go together, which is often not the case with other games. And you can replace a card every turn if it doesn't tickle your pickle! So it's guaranteed to always be fun and funny.

Gameplay: The player who is known to be the kinkiest acts as the first judge. They read a red setup card. Then, the remaining players play a white follow-up card, completing the dirty phrase. The judge picks their favorite one, and that player wins a point. The next player then judges. Play continues until someone collects five saucy setup cards.

Verdict: That's What She Said is a great game for parties, especially if you want to learn more about your friends. It is rife with innuendos and dirty secrets, so the play is never boring.

5. Exploding Kittens: NSFW Deck


  • Price: $19.99
  • Game type: Competitive
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Ages: 30 and up?
  • Players: 2-5

Exploding Kittens: NSFW Deck

Why we love it: Exploding Kittens is a game for people who love explosions and kittens. It is fast-paced, fun, and dangerous. The original game can make for great family game time. But the NSFW deck is certainly not for families. It features all sorts of new illustrations that are wildly inappropriate for children, though not pornographic (usually). This game has all the fun of playing Russian Roulette, without the danger of a bullet.

Gameplay: Players take turns drawing a card from the deck. If they draw an exploding kitten, then BOOM! They're out. If not, play continues. But, exploding kittens don't always mean an out. Players can play defuse cards, as well as other cards to skip turns, see other players' hands, and perform sabotage. And each and every card has a unique and fun illustration that definitely shouldn't be taken to work.

Verdict: Exploding Kittens: NSFW Deck is a great game for people who love dirty humor, kittens, and explosions. It has all the fun of the regular game with the added bonus of zany illustrations.

6. Joking Hazard


  • Price: $24.95
  • Game type: Competitive, judging
  • Duration: 30-90 minutes
  • Ages: 18+
  • Players: 3-10

Joking Hazard

Why we love it: Do you know about the hit webcomic Cyanide and Happiness? Well, this game comes from the creator of that and allows you to create your own comics. It is funny, dirty, and all-around a great play. It offers a visual take on games like Cards Against Humanity, opting not just for words, but for illustrations as well. And, as a bonus, the cards are high quality and can be burned for heat after society collapses.

Gameplay: The deck plays first. The rotating judge flips up a card from the deck, which acts as the first panel of the comic. Then the judge plays a card from their hand, adding a second panel. Lastly, the other players all play a card for the third panel. The judge looks at them all, and whichever one is their favorite punchline wins. Play continues as long as is desired, and the player with the most points wins.

Verdict: This game is a must-have for lovers of Cyanide and Happiness. It is dirty and downright hilarious. And, with plays from both the judge and the other players, it offers a method of playing that other games don't.

7. Telestrations After Dark


  • Price: $22.78
  • Game type: Collaborative, drawing
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-8

Telestrations After Dark

Why we love it: This is an all grown-up version of the hit game Telestrations. It functions like a game of visual telephone, where you draw what you see and guess what other people drew. But this time, the prompts are for adults only. They can be dirty, naughty, or just plain irresponsible. Plus, the game comes with drink coasters. How cool is that?

Gameplay: First, a player draws a card and chooses one of the prompts on it (i.e., chastity belt). Then they have to draw that to the best of their ability in a limited amount of time. The next player guesses what has been drawn, without seeing the prompt. Then it is passed on, and the person must draw what is written, without seeing what was drawn before. It continues around until it reaches the last person, and they have to guess what the original prompt was based off of the drawing. It's quick, easy, and lots of fun.

Verdict: Telestrations After Dark is great for any occasion. It can be played once or dozens of times. And it provides an adult twist on the classic game of telephone, where small miscommunications can lead to crazy pictures.

8. Drawing Without Dignity


  • Price: $24.99
  • Game type: Collaborative, teams
  • Duration: 30-60 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-12+

Drawing Without Dignity

Why we love it: There's no judging, no picking, and no voting in this game. It's like an adult version of Pictionary that will have you drawing things you've never even thought of before! Artistic skill is not required, and it can even be more fun without it. This game is hilarious and can create great bonds, working together to guess illustrations that are definitely not safe for work.

Gameplay: Players divide into teams. One player rolls a die, then picks a card and finds their prompt. They have sixty seconds to draw whatever the card says. Hopefully, their teammates will guess it, and they'll get a point. But if not, they don't get a point— or worse, the other team steals the point. Play continues as long as people want to play, and the team with the most points wins.

Verdict: If you like drawing, this is a must-have party game. You get to work together with your friends, and your drawing skill doesn't matter. And the things that you'll have to draw are new, exciting, and strange.

9. BAD PEOPLE


  • Price: 39.95
  • Game type: Competitive, personal
  • Duration: 20-60 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 3-10

BAD PEOPLE The Savage Party Game

Why we love it: BAD PEOPLE is a great way to get to know your friends better. Specifically, you can learn what they think of you. But beware, sometimes you may not like the answer! This game is a self-proclaimed "game you probably shouldn't play". Which, of course, makes it all the more tempting. It's a perfect mix of funny and personal, creating lots of good laughs to hopefully heal any hurt feelings.

Gameplay: The rotating dictator draws a card that says something like "most likely to laugh if a blind person trips". Then each player, including the dictator, writes down the name of the player they think it best fits. Each player takes turns reading their answer, ending with the dictator. Anyone who matched the dictator gets a point. Play continues until players decide to stop, and the player with the most points wins.

Verdict: Only get BAD PEOPLE if you're prepared to learn things about yourself, you might not want to know! It is fun and will provide lots of laughs, but it can also be very revealing. But no matter, you'll still enjoy it.

10. Never Have I Ever


  • Price: $24.95
  • Game type: Competitive, personal
  • Duration: 30+ minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-12+

Never Have I Ever

Why we love it: Never Have I Ever is a great way to own all of your worst mistakes and biggest regrets. It turns embarrassing moments into easy points! This game is fun for everyone involved and is a lot different from other adult card games. Because this game focuses on the personal decisions you— and your friends— have made. And with a different rule card for every round, it stays fun and exciting.

Gameplay: Players start with ten play cards in their hand. One person picks a rule card, which explains how the game will work for the round. Then, players go around in a circle playing play cards in the manner the rule card says. If a person is guilty of doing the thing on the play card, they get to keep it. The first player to collect ten play cards wins.

Verdict: This game is great for groups of friends, or even as an icebreaker at a party. It lets you own up to some of your less proud decisions and crazy moments.

11. Bad Choices


  • Price: $29.95
  • Game type: Competitive, personal
  • Duration: 20-45 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 3+
Bad Choices

Why we love it: This is a refreshing take on Never Have I Ever. In fact, it is an intriguing blend of Never Have I Ever and Uno! The game centers around the decisions that you have made and all the weird things you and your friends have done. But this game involves strategy too, because you have to try to guess who is most likely to have done what's on your card.

Gameplay: Players are dealt with six question cards. In turn, they choose one of their question cards and ask the player they think is most likely to answer yes. If that person does answer yes, they discard the card. If not, they keep it and have to try to use it later. There can only be yes or no answers, and players must answer honestly. But there are other cards, too. Draw +1, Draw +2, Skip, and All Play cards also have a role in the game, making it more interesting. The first person to run out of cards wins.

Verdict: If you like Never Have I Ever, then this is a great choice for you. It has all the fun elements of that game with new and exciting twists.

12. Pick Your Poison NSFW Edition


  • Price: $29.95
  • Game type: Competitive
  • Duration: 30+ minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-8+

Pick Your Poison NSFW Edition

Why we love it: Pick Your Poison is the card game version of would you rather. But this time, the questions are even more twisted, and the pressure isn't just on one person. It's on the whole group. It's a fun and exciting way to find out how you and your friends think. When put in some of the worst of scenarios, what would you choose? Some example choices are eating six ounces of scabs or be unable to wear clothes.

Gameplay: There is a rotating judge. The judge picks two poison cards and reads them aloud. Then they secretly choose which option they would go with. The players each anonymously make their choice as well, using cards marked A and B. Whichever players agreed with the judge get a point. The game can be played as long as desired, and the person with the most points wins.

Verdict: This game is a great way to find out new things about your friends. And, of course, to have a lot of fun while doing it.

13. Disturbed Friends


  • Price: $12
  • Game type: Competitive
  • Duration: 30+ minutes
  • Ages: 21+
  • Players: 4

Disturbed Friends

Why we love it: Disturbed Friends is another take on would you rather. But this one focuses on one person, and what the rest of the group thinks you would do. When faced with unethical debates, odd sexual scenarios, and horrible situations, which would you choose? More importantly, which would your friends think you would choose? This game will bring to light what your friends really think about you, so come prepared.

Gameplay: One unlucky player picks up a multiple choice question card and reads it out loud. The other players then vote on what answer they think the person would choose. If a player guesses it right, they get a #WINNING card. The first player to get five #WINNING cards wins. According to the game, you should play until you hate yourself.

Verdict: If you like, "would you rather" type card games than Disturbed Friends is a must for you. You can be faced with weird scenarios and funny choices. And you can find out a lot about what others think about you.

14. These Cards Will Get You Drunk


  • Price: $15.99
  • Game type: Drinking, group
  • Duration: 20+ minutes
  • Ages: 21+
  • Players: 2-8

These Cards Will Get You Drunk

Why we love it: This game is a great way to get drunk and have fun doing it. Plus, if all your friends are doing it, then you won't feel as bad doing it yourself! While the game is competitive, the main objective is to have fun and, of course, get drunk. It's a party game that doesn't really have a winner, which is nice and different.

Gameplay: Playing is simple. A player draws a card. Then, they do what is on the card. Depending on the other players' reactions and what the card says, that person then takes a drink (or doesn't). Play continues as long as desired, and no one really wins— but everyone gets drunk! Make sure to drink responsibly.

Verdict: These Cards Will Get You Drunk is a fun and easy drinking game. It's great for parties or small gatherings with friends.

15. Sotally Tober


  • Price: $16.95
  • Game type: Drinking, competitive
  • Duration: 20+ minutes
  • Ages: 21+
  • Players: 2+

Sotally Tober

Why we love it: Sotally Tober is a drinking game that adds a higher level of competition. The tasks you have to complete will become a lot harder after you've started drinking! There are lots of different things that can happen in this game, which makes it more advanced than just a drinking game. It's like a drinking game combined with a board game, but with cards.

Gameplay: On their turn, a player picks a card and, depending on which of the five types it is, follows its instructions. Activity (orange) cards have actions the player must perform. Skill (green) cards give a player special abilities. Curse (blue) cards make a player suffer. Secret (yellow) cards are hidden tricks. Decree (red) cards place effects on everyone. The game can go on as long as desired. At the end, the person who is taken the least drinks is declared the winner— and probably the least drunk!

Verdict: If you want a drinking game that isn't simple and average, this is a great choice. It is complex and fun, yet still involves getting drunk and having a good time.

16. Tipsy Chicken


  • Price: $16.99
  • Game type: Drinking
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ages: 21+
  • Players: 3-9

Tipsy Chicken

Why we love it: This game combines drinking with truth or dare. Except, only the dares, and lots of drinking. This is a great way to make a fool out of yourself and not feel bad for it and watch all your friends do the same. You have to complete ridiculous dares to become the GOAT (greatest of all time), or chicken out and become a… well, a chicken. But these aren't normal dares. These dares can be wild and odd, and your friends certainly won't let you forget them.

Gameplay: A player draws a dare card and decides whether or not they want to complete the dare. If they do it, they get a GOAT card that has a reward on it and keep the card for tallying up points later. If they chicken out, they get a chicken card that has a punishment (which usually involves drinking). Play continues as long as desired. At the end of the game, the person with the most points wins and becomes the GOAT.

Verdict: This game is a great way to have a super fun time. You can get drunk, do crazy things, and not get judged for any of it!

17. Incohearent


  • Price: $19.99
  • Game type: Group, competitive
  • Duration: 20-40 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 2-20+

Incohearent

Why we love it: Incohearent is a fun and unique game. It tickles your funny bone while also forcing you to think and try to decipher messages. The goal of the game is to take an incoherent phrase, like "thirds teeth or stay", and figure out what it's actually trying to say (thirsty Thursday). It's a real fun and hilarious way to exercise your brain with your friends.

Gameplay: Each round, one player acts as a judge, and flip the timer. They hold up a card so only they can see the answer, and the other players see the jumbled phrase. Then the players must race to be the first one to decipher the phrase or all pass. The round continues until the timer runs out or three cards have been decoded, and then a new judge does it again. The first player to decode 13 cards wins.

Verdict: If you want a unique and interesting game that exercises your mind, this is a great choice. It forces you to make sense out of senseless phrases, and sound dumb while doing it!

18. Freedom of Speech


  • Price: $29.99
  • Game type: Cooperative
  • Duration: 20-40 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-20

Freedom of Speech

Why we love it: This game lets you get away with saying just about anything. It what other game could you shout "sex robot" and not be judged? Freedom of Speech really does allow for the most free speech there is. It's basically like Headbands, but for adults!

Gameplay: Players split into two teams. One player on a team shows the others the card they have. Then, their teammates must make them guess the card— without saying the word on it— in under 60 seconds. The first team to get 21 cards wins. And there's even drinking game rules included! The cards contain phrases like "horny grandma" and "dog poop landmines".

Verdict: If you like impulsively shouting strange phrases, this is a very good game for you. It's fun, it's easy, and the speech is totally free.

19. Adult Loaded Questions


  • Price: $15.27
  • Game type: Competitive
  • Duration: 30+ minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 4-6

Adult Loaded Questions

Why we love it: Adult Loaded Questions is a very open-ended take on adult card games. It provides a fun and unusual prompts and allows each person to write their own answer. This way, the fun is personal and limitless!

Gameplay: The judge spins the spinner, then picks a card and reads aloud the corresponding question on the card. Each player writes down their personal answer to the question. All of these answers are read aloud by one player. The judge then picks their favorite and tries to guess who wrote which answer. For every answer they guess correctly, they get one VIP card. Their favorite answer also gets a VIP card. The first person to get eight VIP cards wins.

Verdict: This game is great for parties and for putting a personal spin on your gaming. It will keep you entertained with odd, dirty, and weird questions that you and your friends have to answer.

20. Twisted Vulgarities


  • Price: $16.99
  • Game type: Group, competitive
  • Duration: 30-90 minutes
  • Ages: 17+
  • Players: 3-15+

Twisted Vulgarities

Why we love it: This game really is an adult Headband. Your friends work as a team to help you guess the word that is on your forehead. They can use hints, clues, and actions, just not the word itself. But the words you're playing with are fun and definitely not PG13.

Gameplay: One player flips the 60 second timer. Then they draw a card, without looking at the front, and place the "forehead" side on their forehead. All of the other players help them to figure out what word they have. If they guess it, they keep the card and continue doing this until the timer is up. And each player has one "task to pass" card, which they can play at any time to help bail another player out. The game is played in rounds of 3, 5, or 7. At the end of the predetermined amount of time, the player with the most cards wins.

Verdict: If you like Headbands, then you'll love this game. It has the same fun, fast-paced action as the kid's game but with new twists that make it anything but a kid's game.

Let's Wrap Things Up:

Adult card games are one of the best, and easiest, ways to bring fun to any party. Whether it's the classic Cards Against Humanity or a drinking game like Sotally Tober, these games provide fun, laughs, and challenges for everyone.

So gather up some of your friends and grab one of these games. It's sure to be a great night and an even better memory.

For those who're interested, we've also reviewed solo, 2-players and RPG board games.

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