The best tabletop games to play at parties

The best party board games are easy to learn, simple to set up, and great fun for everyone. Here's a few to get the party started.
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The best party board games are easy to learn, simple to set up, and highly engaging for everyone involved. They need to strike a delicate balance between ‘organisation’ and ‘chaos’, and importantly, they need to fit the mood of the party. Titles like Exit the Game can work for the right crowds, but if your mates aren’t into puzzle solving, you won’t earn much attention. Monopoly and adventure-based board games can also be crowd-pleasers, but typically you want games that will be quick, fun, and easy to join.

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Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.