I have a dysfunctional family and I say that with pride! Love my crazies. One of the perks of being a little wacky is we can play certain board games over the holidays that straight-laced families can't.

I love playing board games! These are my top 5 favorite games to play with family or friends. Keep in mind, some may be a little risque if you're playing with uptight family members this Thanksgiving. You've been warned. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Awkward Turtle

    The player has 60 seconds to describe the word on their card to their team and get through as many words as possible, without saying the prohibited words. The first team to 30 points wins the game. It's been said that Awkard Turtle is the result of Cards Against Humanity and Taboo making a baby.

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    Never Have I Ever

    Ellen loves to play this game with her guests so you would think if it's safe for TV it's safe for Grandma. But that's only if you want Grandma to know you're funny, embarrassing, awkward moments. Keep in mind, you get to learn all those things about Grandma as well! The game of poor life decisions has only one rule, no judgement. How can you have a family holiday without judgement??

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    Drunk, Stoned or Stupid

    If you like shaming people or calling them out (who doesn't at family holidays) then you will love this game! Just keep in mind you might not be speaking by Christmas.
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    First a player declares themselves the judge and reads a card aloud. Each person then says who in the group should be tagged with this card and why.
    Accusations can be based off of personality traits, past stories, or really anything at all. As long as you can argue your point, it's fair game. The judge considers all accusations and makes the final ruling on who should be tagged with the card.
    This person keeps the card along with the shame. The judge rotates to the next person in the group. First person with 7 cards loses. There are no winners in this game... only losers.

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    Scattergories

    This game has been around forever but still one of my favorites! Again it can be played the PG version but if you have a dysfunctional family, it has a chance to derail real fast! Quick witted, sarcastic people excel at this game! With Scattergories, each player fills out a category list with answers that begin with the same letter.

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    Cards Against Humanity

    My all time, favorite game is Cards Against Humanity! I played it for the first time the year it came out with my dad, his wife and his "older" neighbors who I just met. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But I've never laughed so hard in my entire life. There is no PG version of this game, it's just completely inappropriate and so much fun!