One of my favorite party games is on sale at Amazon at an all-time-low price (reminiscent of the December markdowns we used to see—I wonder if they’re starting early this year??): Snap up Taboo for just $7.80!
If you’ve never played, basically the goal is to get your team to say a word without using a list of prohibited words to evoke the target word. So maybe the word is marriage, but you can’t say wedding, bride, etc. It sounds easy, but if you want to get to know your friends in a whole new way (I will never forget playing with a church group—including the pastor—when I was barely an adult, and someone was trying to get us to say “soulmates” and said “Mir and her boyfriend are…” and someone screamed out “Lovers!” At a church group with the pastor. Good times!), this is the game to have on hand.
At this price, grab one for the gift closet even if you don’t have anyone in mind just yet.