Pop Insider Senior Editor Maddie Michalik joined NBC in Indianapolis to show off some of the holiday season’s best party games. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below. For the holiday season’s geekiest gifts, be sure to check out Pop Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON’S BEST PARTY GAMES ON NBC INDIANAPOLIS
MASH, the game you used to scribble in your notebook, is back and “adultified”! Pick a player to have their fortune told. They choose a random future scenario and read aloud. Categories such as people, places, vices, etc., will be given and presented by all players. Then, you’ll draw a spiral and count the lines to determine your fated number! Eliminate cards with your fated number until you have one left in each MASH category to discover your fortune. Quick, 10-20 minute games Includes 300 fate cards
This is the 100% offline text message party game where players compete to create the funniest text message thread. Players rotate drawing a sent (or “inbox”) card while the rest of the group competes to play the funniest reply card. Once everyone in the group has played their chosen reply card, the judge decides which combo is the funniest. That person gets a point. The person with the most cards at the end, wins. Includes 240 Inbox cards and 300 Reply cards
A Game of Cat & Mouth is all about fast-flinging and quick-thinking with a touch of precision. Rules are simple: use the kitty paw flickers to fling balls to the opponent’s other side. To win, either hit all eight balls over, knock out the three cat “teeth,” or pop out the single nose ball. Best out of five rounds wins! Features a Rainbow Ralphing "Cat Mouth” centerpiece and six optional wall bumpers. Includes 16 catapult-able balls and two magnetic, human-powered Kitty Paw Flickers. The box IS the game board! It’s portable and easy to set-up: just open and play!
I want my MTV! This head-to-head game challenges players to name song titles and guess artists from every era of MTV.
Be a real detective as you find clues and evidence in the case file to solve three objectives that lead you to convict the killer! Specially-designed online answer keys check whether you have found the correct evidence to solve each objective. Includes realistic themed elements, including newspaper clippings, crime scene photographs, and much more! Unique play pattern allows for solo play, or host a true crime-solving game party!