Everyone loves a good old-fashioned game night. There’s nothing better than getting some of your best friends together, breaking out munchie-worthy snacks, and giggling around the game of your choice. Although you can always reach for a classic game of UNO or Monopoly, why not spice things up with a cannabis-themed board game?
As the popularity of cannabis continues to blossom all over the world, the entertainment world has taken note and has started creating a wide variety of 420-friendly games. Whether you’re an avid card player or a die-hard checkers fan, there’s a little something for everyone on our list of Top 8 Cannabis Board Games.
1.Cards Against Humanity: Weed Pack
Best for three or more players, Cards Against Humanity has become a go-to in many gaming households. To give you a quick overview of how to play, one person pulls a card with a ridiculous prompt. The other players (3 or more is best) have to lay down an equally raucous card (face down to keep things anonymous) that they think best fits the prompt. Then, the best (or wildest) fit for the prompt is selected as the winner of that round. You can play as many rounds as your heart desires, ensuring that the hilarity ensues for as long as you would like.
This game has naturally appealed to stoners for years with its truly out-of-this-world theme, but they recently released a Weed Pack of cards that fit a cannabis-friendly evening of gameplay. If you already have a deck of standard Cards Against Humanity, this deck seamlessly fits into the deck but gives it a JARS-approved flair.
Yes, you read that right. Weed Jenga exists. You simply play as usual, except a rule is assigned to each block. The player that pulls the wrong block and causes the tower to collapse will have to complete the assigned task. This could be anything from divulging your most embarrassing edible story to hitting the joint three times in a row.
You can make up your own tasks and create your own game with a permanent marker or buy a premade Weed Jenga set online. Weed Jenga works best with 2 to 8 players and a typical game lasts for about 20 minutes.
3.Pot Farm: The Board Game
Don’t have a green thumb? No problem. You can grow your very own virtual cannabis garden with Pot Farm. Initially created as a game for your smartphone (which you can still play), this viral phenomenon has evolved into a board game for you and 2 to 4 of your friends to enjoy.
The objective of the game is to run the most profitable farm, see who can grow the best buds, and stay clear of the dreaded lawman, Ranger Dick. You can expect about 45 minutes of playtime once everything is said and done.
4.Lords of Cannabis
Next, we have a strategic game where reaping, corruption, and imperial conquest are the keys to success. The basics of the game are simple. You steal, bargain, and eventually conquer your enemies until you become the one-and-only Lord of Cannabis—kind of like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. This game is suitable for 2 to 6 players, and the playing time clocks in at about an hour.
If you’re familiar with Monopoly, you’ll be a professional at Stoner City in no time. The main goal of this game is to nurture your cannabis empire with the help of joint and bong-shaped playing pieces. The one small catch is that if you land on the same square as the police car, you can’t pass GROW (see what they did there?) or collect the cash to grow your stash. Ideal for 2 to 5 players with an average playing time of two hours, you may want to pause for a few smoke breaks throughout.
In the mood for some nostalgia? Inspired by the ever-popular children’s game, Candyland, this cannabis-friendly remix is aptly named Ganjaland. Described as “an epic weed adventure”, players are encouraged to take a bong rip before competing to see who reaches the Cannabis Castle first and earns the right to wear the prestigious Ganja Crown. Complete with eight character pieces, this game can accommodate anywhere between 2 and 8 players, making it an excellent option for a larger group.
7.The Legendary Underground Game of Zonk
This highly revered social dice game, affectionately dubbed The Legendary Underground Game of Zonk, was created with two goals in mind: to have fun and get completely zonked. You can choose your own adventure by following the simple rules or add your own to rack up the points with each dice roll. Throughout the game, you’ll complete tasks (like taking a hit from a joint) until a player wins by being the first to reach 10,000 points—but don’t worry. In The Game of Zonk everyone is a winner.
8.420: The Card Game
Ideal for large gatherings or even a one-on-one tournament, 420: The Card Game was made for stoners by stoners. Seriously. The creators openly admit to flying high while thinking up this magical game.
Packed with 420 cards (naturally), each card features a question or action prompt that is guaranteed to make you laugh or get to know your smoke buddies a little bit better. In order to gain points, someone must refuse to either act out the prompt or answer the question they have been given. If they do, whoever dealt the card gains a point—and you both have to take a hit. Sounds like a win-win to us.
Next time you invite your friends over for a game night make sure to have a few of these cannabis-themed board games on deck for an evening of endless entertainment—and don’t forget to stop by JARS to stock up on all of your favorite products.