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19 Free Printable Board Games for Adults (Have Fun!)

Who couldn’t use a free printable board game for adults or printable card games for adults? Here’s a list of my favorites I’m dying to try.

The best thing about printable board games for adults?

couple having fun playing free printable board games for adults on dining room table

You can literally crank one of these out of your at-home printer, and have something fun to do together in just a few short minutes.

And other than your printer ink, these free print-and-play games and printable card games for adults won’t cost you a dime. 

Below are some of my favorite printable games I’ve found available right now.

Free Print and Play Games for Adults (PDFs)

First up, let’s go through some awesome choices for free print and play games for adults (all PDFs you download and print).

Note: some of these are for two people, and others are for a whole group!

1. Escape Team Board Game

Number of Players: 2-6

Both the training mission and the Central Station missions are part of these free escape room printables.

Each mission comes with audio files for the missions (you’ll need to download their free iPhone app or free Android app). You’ll just need to print these out (in black and white), a pair of scissors, a pen, and some paper.

No optin required to get your free game printables!

2. After the Fog

Number of Players: 2-6 players

The world (Dew Point) is plagued with fog. Players must take control of territories, and begin play with one airship and a single base of operations.

FYI: This adult printable game is in beta version, so you can provide feedback afterward.

3. Bunco

Number of Players: 12 players (or any size group that can be divided into fours)

I played Bunco for the first time last year with a group of church ladies, and it was a lot of fun. Easy to learn, and great for a crowd.

You can download and print the scoresheet for free using the link above.

4. AntiBody

Number of Players: 2

Dive into a competition between antigens and antibodies with your partner in this game of offense and defense.

There are two ways to win:

  • Antigens take over the entire board (attackers win)
  • All antigens have been captured by antibodies (defender wins)

5. Picaria

Number of Players: 2

This game originated somewhere in the American Southwest. Picaria is a super-simple game board and setup, and you win by getting three of your tokens in a row (sort of like tic-tac-toe).

6. Mafia

Number of Players: Group game

This is a really cool, printable, free game for adults and groups to play.

One person is the narrator, there's a doctor, there's a policeman, and there are mafia people. The game cycles between day and night. Very interesting!

7. Family History: Family Story Card Game

Number of Players: 2-6

Here is a free printable card game that's designed to get families sharing family history and family stories together. What a neat idea!

I just love the card designs.

8. Couple’s Cranium Printable Board Game

Number of Players: 2

Here’s another fun couples’ game for the two of you – Couple’s Cranium. Just print it out, and engage with your partner as you each go through the different challenges (Pictionary/charades/name-that challenges).

9. Unlock!

Number of Players: 1+

Use these free cards and clues from their app to search for scenes and solve these free escape rooms at home.

The 5 free print-and-play escape room games include:

  • The Elite
  • 5th Avenue
  • The Doo-Arann Dungeon
  • In Pursuit of Cabrakan
  • The Temple of RA

10. Hearts to Hearts Valentine's Card Game

Number of Players: 2+

Ever played Apples to Apples – where there's a question card, and people take turns playing different answers (that are normally hilarious)?

This is like a Valentine's Day version of that.

11. Printable Word Game

Number of Players: 2-15 players

Players need to name 5 things for each card category they choose. If they can do that within the time limit, then they get to keep the card. The team or person with the highest number of cards at the end wins.

group of adults playing free print and play games for adults PDFs on floor at a party

Printable Card Games for Adults (PDF)

Looking for a deck of printable card games for adults (PDFS – free)?

Great! I’ve got some interesting choices for you, below.

couple playing printable card games for adults PDFs - smiling at each other

1. Love Letter: Sender

Number of Players: 2-6

What a funny and unique free printable card game for adults – think of it as a card game version of a love reality TV show…that takes place in Medieval-type times.

The Kingdom’s princess is looking for a suitable partner, and it’s you want your suitor to be the one who gets entrance. Each player is hoping their suitor will be taken by the princess by trying to get the Princess’ family members and friends to ally with you and help deliver letters, etc.

2. Ripple

Number of Players: 2-6

Looking for a fun card game that has free printables for the rules and scoring?

3. Jabberwocky

Number of Players: 2

Here’s a deck of cards that you can then use for a variety of games (with varying numbers of players needed – for a two-player game, you’ll want to play the “Borogoves Map Making Game”).

The winner is the first person to score 42.

Be warned: this has a lot of rules!

4. Cards Against Humanity

Number of Players: 3-20

Did you know you can download and print off a free copy (scroll down) of the popular game, Cards Against Humanity?

It’s a hilarious group/party card game (and sometimes, awkward – be forewarned!) where someone asks a question from the black deck of cards, and people must answer the question with their funniest/best response from the white deck of cards.

Psst: they’ve also released the beta version of their family-friendly edition of the game, and you can print that for free.

5. The Cult of Cat

Number of Players: 3-12

Download and print off The Cult of Cat, a card game where you must play a card in your own hand by following the rules of cards in everyone else’s hands.

That sounds complicated…but it makes a bit more sense when you read the example in their instructions (also included in the download).

What makes this really interesting is each player only is privy to a few of the rules…and so you must learn and watch others to figure out what rules there are (or break them and learn the hard way).

6. KinderPerfect

Number of Players: 4+

Here's a hilarious, free card game for parents. I printed my own set-out and can't WAIT to play this at a group, at-home date night!

Printable Board Games for Couples to Play (Adults)

Looking for some board games…just for the two of you? These are lovey-dovey (and sometimes spicy) board games that are great for at-home date nights for couples.

1. Couple’s Pictionary

Number of Players: 2

Download and print out this free Pictionary game just for couples!

Each person takes a turn drawing a card that will prompt you to draw a picture depicting an experience that has to do with your spouse. Your partner then needs to guess it.

For example, you might have to draw, “a place you traveled to together”.

2. Couple-opoly

Number of Players: 2

What a cool, free printable board game for couples to play together – you get to actually customize this board to places in your own relationship!

3. Couple’s Scattergories

Number of Players: 2

Here’s a free printable Scattergories game all about your couplehood! You pick a category card, pick a letter, and set the timer for 3 minutes. Each of you answers all of the questions, with responses that start with the letter that was drawn.

For example, if the letter “P” is drawn, and one of the category questions is “A movie your spouse loves to watch”, you could answer things like:

  • Princess Bride
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pi
  • Etc.

4. DIY Bedroom Board Game

Number of Players: 2

Hey…this is a list of free printable board games for adults, right?

I wanted to include a free, DIY bedroom board game you and your beau can print out and have fun with tonight <wink, wink>.

Folks, that's it for free printable board games for adults (and card games…and couple's games!). I'd love to hear below if I've missed any good ones.

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Amanda L Grossman

Personal Finance Writer and CEO at Frugal Confessions, LLC
Amanda L. Grossman is a writer and Certified Financial Education Instructor, Plutus Foundation Grant Recipient, and founder of Frugal Confessions. Over the last 13 years, her money work has helped people with how to save money and how to manage money. She's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider, LifeHacker, Real Simple Magazine, Woman's World, Woman's Day, ABC 13 Houston, Keybank, and more. Read more here or on LinkedIn.


Monday 24th of January 2022

thanks, this is just perfect!