Best Games For Adults 2022

It's 2022 and you are bored, but you shouldn't be in this day and age. There are plenty of games out there aimed at adults.   Adult games may have more mature content, such as swearing, gambling or adult themes or may be complex or have sophisticated themes younger people may not understand. Some of these games you may not have heard of and some you may have but haven't tried. So let's have a look at some of the best games for adults in 2022.

Escape Rooms

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Escape rooms are a relatively recent phenomenon, springing up in many towns and cities over the last 10 years. I've reviewed a number of these rooms myself like this Cardiff escape room and escaped from a few too! There are a number of escape rooms you can play online now as well. The general premise is that you have to get out of a themed room in an hour as a team, and you solve the puzzles to get out. Escape rooms can be played with older children, but the puzzles are often complicated and are better played with a group of adults. I have also found the best ones have more adult themes such as escape rooms based on horror films like Saw.


Risk is a classic old-school board game that has been around since 1957. It has been updated for modern times and you can now play Risk as an App, on a PC, on Xbox one or online. Risk is a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest for two to six players. Your goal is to build an army and conquer your enemies' territories. Traditionally it's played as a board game with dice. It teaches strategy and the consequence of actions. It is aimed at those 10 and over so can be played as a family if you have older children. 


I have a confession to make, I learnt to count by playing cards. After I learned how to play simple games like Snap, I moved on to playing Gin Rummy and Poker. When I was older I learned to play Blackjack - a version of poker with strategy involved. To play Blackjack you need a dealer that plays against you. The simple objective of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible without going over or the dealing beating you. You can play at home with playing cards and chips or you can bet real money. There are many variations of Blackjack that you can play through games consoles, via apps, or online like 777 Blackjack. Always be sure you can afford what you bet. 

Beer Pong

Beer Pong is a game which you generally play in teams, where you take turns throwing a ball into a row of cups.  Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup. There are variations on riles so be sure you know what they are before you play. For example, check if the ball is allowed to bounce or not or hit the rim of the cup.  It's not a sophisticated game that's for sure but it's a fun drinking game especially great at parties. Of course, always drink responsibly.

Cards Against Humanity

Card Against Humanity is a modern classic game aimed at adults. Basically, it's a card game where a group of players takes it, in turn, to answer questions from a black card by using the funniest reply from their white cards.  The person with the funniest answer wins that round. Cards Against Humanity is a game to play with broad-minded adults, it's not for the faint-hearted but it can be hilarious. Prudes should not play that's for sure, you wouldn't want to play it with grandma at Christmas unless she has a dirty mind!

So here are some of the best games for adults in 2022. Have you played any of these games? Which adult games are your favourite? Let me know.

*Collaborative post

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