Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “Friendsgiving” as “A meal with a Thanksgiving-ish vibe but it’s not exactly *on* Thanksgiving day and it’s mainly for friends and not family, obviously.”
We know that not every Friendsgiving is the same, so here are the five types of gatherings you might attend, and which game from The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is best suited to the occasion:
If you work in retail, you are likely to be scheduled on one of the days sandwiching Thanksgiving (Thanks, capitalism). On this occasion, everyone will be a bit miffed because they wanted to be with their Gan-Gan in South Dakota. Instead, they are with the people they see every day while folding tank tops.
Play: Mad Verse City
Why: Take all the fury you feel about missing your Auntie’s mashed potatoes and channel it into an absolutely scathing rap that destroys your Assistant Manager. After all, she is the one who made the schedule.
The Sorta Friendsgiving
You might end up at a Friendsgiving with a bunch of near-strangers, in which case you are usually required to be on your best behavior. If you end up at a stifling, polite meal, you can break out a game to loosen things up a smidge.
Why: This game is interactive, engaging, and does most of the work for you. Sit back and let us entertain you with jokes and trivia.
The Big Friendsgiving
If there are more than a handful of your friends meeting up this year, you’ll discover two things: 1.) Way too many people brought chips as their “side dish,” and 2.) You’ll need a game that takes advantage of the big crowd.
Play: Split the Room
Why: This game is all about, well, “splitting the room.” See how well you can get the room to debate some weird and silly hypothetical situations.
The Goofy Friendsgiving
You might find yourself surrounded by a bunch of extroverts this Friendsgiving. If that sounds exhausting, fret not. There’s a perfect game to play with your cast of artistic goofballs.
Play: Patently Stupid
Why: Because of its immense creative freedom, you can really let your performance side shine. Sell your idea harder than your monologue from Into the Woods.
The Friends-With Kids-giving
You might be in your 30s–hey, it happens. In which case, you’re probably at a Friendsgiving with some adorable children. If you need a super kid-friendly game, we’ve got just the thing.
Play: Zeeple Dome
Why: Because flinging yourself at space monsters puts kids and adults on the same level.
Happy Friendsgiving! (Whatever that may be for you!)
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is now available on major digital platforms. Pick up a copy to play with your friends today!