9 Celebs Share Their All-Time Favorite Board Games
As you’re starting to hunker down for the winter ahead, you might be building up your board game stash for optimal at-home entertainment. And with so many genres to choose from—roll-and-move classics, abstract, wargames, etc.—it’s hard to narrow down the possibilities. So, why not let celebs do it for you?
From Taraji P. Henson to Drew Barrymore and Jonathan Scott, we asked some of our favorite celebrities for their favorite board games like “Game of Thrones” Risk and Monopoly (despite the family fights that come with it), among others. While answers may vary, one thing is for certain: you’ll have plenty of board games to “add to cart” when all this is read and done.
See below for nine celebrities and their favorite board games they’d play any night in:
Darren Criss: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Darren Criss is a big fan of the party game One Night Ultimate Werewolf. “It’s really popular in my group of friends and that’s something you can bring around everywhere we go,” Criss told Apartment Therapy. Other than that, he also enjoys a good game of chess fan.
Buy: One Night Ultimate Werewolf, $24.39
Jonathan Scott: Scrabble
Jonathan Scott of the Property Brothers doesn’t mess when it comes to playing Scrabble, his favorite board game. “I will point out that I happened to destroy my whole family at Scrabble the other night,” Scott recalled. “Not only did I go out with all my letters, which got me an additional 50 points, but I also doubled the next closest score… just saying.”
Buy: Scrabble, $26.25
Drew Barrymore: Life, Operation, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Catapoly
The mother of two keeps busy with her daughters, Olive and Frankie, with family game nights. “I’ve been playing Life with the girls, I love that game,” Barrymore said. “We also do Operation, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and a lot of cards. But our favorite game is Catopoly, and Olive seriously takes me down.”
David Burtka: “Game of Thrones” Risk and Apples to Apples
David Burtka recently gifted husband Neil Patrick Harris a “Game of Thrones” Risk game, which he equally as excited about. Otherwise, Burkta is all about Apples to Apples. “It’s great for kids because—yes, there is a lot of pop culture—but there are a lot of words that they are learning about, and it’s fun.”
Buy: “Game of Thrones” Risk, $82.49