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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 7:21 am | Updated: 2:11 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Forget Scrabble and Jenga. Try these games on for size — available at boardgames.com — the next time you hold a game night at your casa.


This game is similar to Monopoly but with a twist — you can buy your favorite cocktails, collect ice cubes and then trade them in for decanters. Bartending school, outstanding bar tabs and hangovers are added to the mix to present challenges. $24.95

Battle of the Sexes

It's men vs. women during this gender bender, which pokes fun at sexual stereotypes. You'll need to unwrap word jumbles, dissect diagrams and work through word problems to reveal your true intellect. The game consists of a game board, 73 female question cards, 73 male question cards, 74 genius cards, 55 female wild cards, 55 male wild cards and eight playing pieces. $19.95

Famous People

Can you do a good Christopher Walken or Marilyn Monroe? Put your celebrity impersonations to the test and try to get your teammates to guess the names of as many celebrities as they can in one minute by completing your best celebrity impersonation. Categories include television stars, musicians, athletes, fictional characters, movie stars and historical figures. $19.85

25 Words or Less

With one minute and 25 words or less of clues, you have to get your teammates to shout out the five words on the card during this party game. Categories include people, places and things, and the game comes with a deck of 288 cards, a countdown board and a one-minute timer. $19.95

Pick Up Lines

Players secretly write down their best responses to a pick-up line during this fun game where you'll secure points if your comeback quip is deemed the best. The game comes with plastic martini glasses, a shaker and olives. $19.95

Pop Smarts

This pop-culture battle tests your knowledge of the hip and not-so-hip stuff that you grew up with, from “Charles in Charge” to “Gilligan's Island.” $24.95

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