Best Board Games and Puzzles for Adults


Hosting a dinner party? Casual get-together? Happy hour on the patio? There’s one thing that can make the time better—and we’re not talking carefully curated beer offerings, though that helps). Rather, put out one of the best puzzles and board games for adults.

A killer game or two can take your evening to new heights. You can hold the eye roll; all of these games are fun, easy-to-learn, and guaranteed crowd pleasers. We’ve strayed from including the classics like Monopoly, Clue, and Uno—and heavily played out games like Cards Against Humanity in favor of ones you’ve likely never played before. Some might be familiar but elevated.

Keep reading for 15 of the best puzzles and board games for adults.

Best Puzzles, Dice, Card, and Board Games for Adults Close-up image of Mosaic puzzleCourtesy image1. Mosaic Puzzles

Another great choice for puzzle people. With Mosaic Puzzles, each piece is originally hand-drawn, and you can choose from stellar options like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” a sunset in Santorini, hot air balloons at sunset, and more. Once it’s all done, you can hang it from a wall.


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