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Never Too Old: Games for Adults to Play on a Regular Basis

Chloe Harwood
Written by Chloe Harwood

Kids love games, so it’s not surprising that the majority of the games market is focused on them. They have a huge variety of different types at their disposal: computer games, board games, handheld consoles, card games and a rich catalog of party games. But at what point do we stop playing? When do you become “too old” to play games when you get home from a day’s hard work (whether at school or the office). The good news is that manufacturers are starting to develop games to be marketed directly to adults. It turns out our sense of fun hasn’t diminished, there simply haven’t been adequate options available to us. Here are a few that you might like to try out.

Party Games

Party games only grow more fun with age, as you can add the option of drinking games. While these aren’t necessary for a party and we encourage you to drink responsibly, they can be a great ice breaker at events where guests may not necessarily all know each other. Remember that you can always substitute alcoholic options for mocktails or soft drinks too. Beer pong remains ever popular amongst college students. However, for a more casual game, you can always watch a popular film and take a drink whenever a certain tagline or phrase is said. This can make an otherwise quiet movie night a more sociable occasion.

Card Game

There are plenty of card games that adults can indulge in: poker, gin rummy, Texas Holdem and patience are all popular options and crowd pleasing favorites. Some gamble cash, while others will just play for the fun of it. All you will need is a full deck of cards (which are cheap and widely available) and a few guests seated around a table. Why not make a complete night of it with snacks and drinks? Alternative card games are also available, such as cards against humanity. This is advertised in a  tongue in cheek manner as a party game for horrible people.

Mobile Games

With the increasing popularity of smartphones and significant tech developments, more and more games are being developed for mobile devices. This has come a long way since the original Snake and Tetris for Nokia. Apps allow you to download interactive games to your device. Some of the most popular options have proven to be Angry Bird, Flappy Bird, and Pokemon Go.There are also real-life games that have made their way into a mobile format, one of the most popular being the lottery. You can now play your numbers without even having to go to the shop to purchase your ticket. Learn how to play powerball and mega millions online. It’s easier than you’d think.

So, throw your preconceptions to the wind and get back into gaming. You’re never too old to have a little fun. Invite your friends over for fun activities that you can bond over. It’s time to reclaim games from the kids, or even get them involved alongside you with the age appropriate options.

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Chloe Harwood

Chloe Harwood