12 Awesome Board Games For Teens

Let’s face it, teens love technology but board games aren’t going anywhere :). They provide awesome entertainment when hanging out with friends.

Many stories are told over a board game and friendships tested and hopefully made stronger.

I gathered cool board game ideas for teens, some are funny and some require strategic thinking.

Pick the ones your teen likes. And you just might find yourself having an evening of laughter with your teen.

Simple, easy fun!

Hilarious Board Games To Play With Your Teen
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Teen board games are not only for those who love strategy games. There are many board games for teens that are quite hilarious and provide the kind of goofy fun that many teens enjoy.

1. We Didn’t Playtest This Either

No testing was needed for this game ;). This game is all about fun and it can be played as a stand-alone or as an extension to We Didn’t Playtest This At All.

You won’t wreak your brain nor lose friendships over this game… hopefully.

If you are looking for a game that provides tons of laughter and easy entertainment, this is the one. We Didn’t Playtest This Either  could work well as an ice breaker game for teens.

The game is super easy, anyone can learn to play it in few seconds. Everything in the game is random and hilarious. It is silly fun that appeals to many teens.

Everyone starts with two cards. At your turn you draw a card and play a card following the instructions on the card. You will face dragons, zombies, bombs and who knows what. It is all crazy and random.

  • We Didn’t Playtest This Either is for 2 to 10 players.
  • Ages 13 and up
  • Each game lasts from 1 to 5 minutes.

2. It’s In The Bag

A fun team game for teens. Especially for those who love to perform.

Have a fantastic time watching your team member describe words, act them out while you and the rest of the team try to guess what the word is.

What makes this game hilarious or perhaps annoying are people like me who are just not very good at describing or acting stuff.

It’s In The Bag Takes Charades to a new level of greatness.

  • The game is for 4 to 20 people so it works well for larger groups too.
  • Ages 10 and up.
  • Each game lasts 20 to 45 minutes.

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3. DiXit – A Game of Imagination and Storytelling

Every picture tells a story. How good are you at storytelling?

A sweet game for those who love creating stories.

It is a little bit like Apples to Apples. You pick a card, come up with a sentence inspired by the card. Put the card face down. Other players choose a card that goes with the sentence and put theirs face down on the table. All the cards are shuffled and revealed.

The players vote which one goes best with the sentence. Whoever gets most votes gets a point.

Imagination is the key in this fun game.

  • 3 to 6 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Each game lasts about 30 minutes

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4. Moods

It’s not WHAT you say but HOW you say it… Isn’t that true!

This game comes with 120 sentences that are to be acted in a particular mood. You’ll get 60 mood cards.

Draw a sentence card and a mood card. Act it out and the team members try to guess your mood. Get ready for lots of laughter.

Hilarious group board game for teens.

  • 3 or more players
  • Ages 12 and up (some say 18 and up because of the complexity)

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5. Back & 4th

Back & 4th is another board game for teenagers that is suitable for large group. This fast-paced game is played in teams.

Each team starts with a 1 minute on its timer. The Clue-Giver gives examples of things that have something in common and the team tries to guess the category (a category could be for example “things that are red”).

You’re competing against the other team and the team that wins 4 rounds first is the winner.

A great game for a teen game night or teen party.

  • 4 or more players
  • Ages 13 and up
  • Each game lasts about 15 to 20 minutes

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Cool Board Games for Teen Game Night
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Whenever I play games with my teens I request a game that I don’t need to think too much or be fast…

but I know there are a lot of people out there including teens who LOVE strategy games.

6. Scythe – Europe in 1920

Go back in time to 1920’s in the alternate history…

A perfect board game for teens who enjoy learning complicated games. Probably does not seem complicated after you learn dozens of rules which I’ve been told are very clearly explained.

In scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous Mech. -Stonemeir Games

  • 2 to 5 Players
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Each game is about 2 hours

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7. Betrayal Legacy

If you get spooked easily then this game is not for you. But Betrayal Legacy could be just what you need if you find creepy stuff thrilling.

  • players: 3-5
  • ages: 14 and up

8. Risk – Rule the World

A classic strategy board game for teens who are not afraid to take a risk.

Conquer your opponent’s territories with a great military strategy. Build an army and get your troops ready for a battle.

You can play the game in 4 different ways: Secret Mission, Classic, Risk for 2 Players, and Capital. All the variations are explained in the guide.

Get ready to take over the world!

  • 2 to 5 players
  • Ages 10 and up

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9. Pandemic – Save the World

A great cooperative board game for teens. The players work together to find cures for four diseases before they wipe out the mankind. Each player has particular strengths that they will use to help the team to victory.

An exciting game that requires the teens to come up with a strategy together. They will have a great time working together to save the world.

You either all win or lose…

  • 2 to 4 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Each game lasts about 45 minutes

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10. Element – Use the Power of 4 Primal Elements

Master the power of four primal forces: fire, water, earth, and wind to encircle an opposing sage.

Use the elements’ unique properties to block the opponents movements in this easy-to-learn but very strategic board game.

Move razing rivers, raise mountain ranges, transform or sacrifice elements to keep your sage from being captured.

  • 2 to 4 players
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Each game lasts about 30 minutes

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Tons of memories to be made. Grab the games for a family fun night or for spontaneous awesome moments with your teenager.

11. Lord Of The Rings – Journeys In Middle-Earth

The Lord of The Rings – Journeys in Middle-Earth board game comes with a companion app that leads you on this adventure.

A fun cooperative game for teens.

  • players: 1-5
  • ages: 14 and up

P.S. Love this? get the expansion too!

12. Exit The Game

Escape rooms are everywhere and this one could be right at your house!

Solve riddles and puzzles… and try to get out of the Abandoned Cabin or Theft on the Mississippi. In each game the team starts out trapped somewhere and must solve riddles and puzzles to unlock doors and reveal new riddles to solve.

  • ages: 12+
  • players: 1-4
  • time: 1-2 hours

Teens Like These Games Too

Though playing board games can raise your stress levels they should not make you feel like you need therapy unless it is My Tuesday Therapy.

Connect with your teen, have fun playing games and hosting parties and celebrating the every day simple moments.

P.S. Save for later! My Tuesday Therapy is here to help you to make Great Memories!

Cool Board Games for Teen Game Night
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