If you’ve just moved into a new coliving home or you have a new roommate moving into the space, you should be looking for ways to bond with the people you live with. Having fun games in mind and at hand will definitely break the ice, get everyone talking, laughing, and going for gold. These games are not only great for getting to know your roommates, but they’re also handy for when you find some downtime with your friends.
Uno: the game where the rules change every time you play. Uno can be played with 2 to 10 players, and you can play by matching the color or matching number. Just be sure you’re the first one to shout “Uno!” when you have no cards left in your hands. This card game is sure to stir up a conversation and trickery.
You can download this app on your phone and basically, play it anywhere. In Heads Up!, someone holds the phone to their forehead, and the rest of their team has to act out the topic on the screen — whether it’s movies, famous people, or accents — without saying what it is. It can get rowdy really fast because each session is only a minute long. The best part? The game records all of your fine acting, so you can see exactly what you looked like trying to describe “Mariah Carey” to your roommate.
Two Truths and a Lie
This is one of the most fun games to learn interesting things about your roommates. Each person takes a turn listing two truths and a lie about themselves, and people have to guess which is a lie. As the game progresses, the lies and the truths can get more difficult to distinguish, making it a telling experience for anyone involved.
QuickWits Party Game
This card game that you can get for $10 is for five or more players, and it calls for you to be speedy. Players draw cards until two cards with the same symbol flip up on the table. The players who drew that card then have to give an example of the category on their opponent’s card. The first to think of one keeps that card. Once a word has been used, it can’t be used again. You might start screaming with excitement during the game because the game has many twists and turns, but that’s okay. The player with the most cards by the end wins!
Apples to Apples
If you’re looking to get to know or bond with new suitemates, Apples to Apples is perfect. For groups of four to ten players, this award-winning game is full of surprising comparisons. Just deal the cards, and start matching. This game will make any game night fun for the whole suite.
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Games at Common
With these 5 games, you can throw an epic game night for your home, and invite your friends and suitemates. At Common, there’s always someone to have a fun game with. Not only will you have incredible suitemates and a tight-knit community, but you’ll also be provided a private, fully furnished bedroom, free Wi-Fi, free weekly cleanings, and utilities included in your monthly rent. We have Smart TVs that can come in handy for game nights or movie nights in. Equipped with amenities such as in-home theaters, coworking lounges, and rooftop decks — plus, games like Cards Against Humanity and Jenga — you’ll never want to leave the convenience of your coliving home.