The vast majority of board games available today are fun board games for adults. They may be fun for other age groups as well, but they fit in the adult category because adults have already lived through those younger years. It’s what qualifies them to be adults.That said, it should be obvious that not all board games are fun for every adult. Fun board games for adults I’m associated with might not be the same fun board games for adults you have contact with. Among the dozens that I’ve played as an adult, there have been a small fraction that I haven’t particularly enjoyed. They are few and far between though.When speaking of adult board games, I’m not going to devote time to those that have risque content. The adult-ness referred to here will only be a reference to an age group, not to games that are for “adults only” because they would be rated R if they were movies.There are some traditional gateway games mentioned fairly often by those who make suggestions for board games for adults – and I think understandably so. Ticket to Ride and sometimes Carcassonne are most frequently brought up, and I agree that they should be as I would also recommend them, especially for adults who have not yet played anything remotely like a Euro board game before. Yes, that’s how these fun board games have earned the moniker of gateway games. Once people see how much fun these are, they tend to look for more fun board games that they haven’t played before.SequenceSequence is a combination card and board game for 2-4 players. It is somewhat reminiscent of the classic Pente in that you need to get a row (or two, depending on the number of players) of five chips – vertically, horizontally, or diagonally – for a victory.The board shows all the cards in the deck twice except the jacks, which are wild and have special properties. Play a card and place a “poker” chip of your color on a corresponding card space. Then don’t forget to draw a card to replenish your hand. If you don’t pick up a new card before the next player plays, you have to finish the game with less cards in your hand than you deserve, which can severely limit your options – especially if you forget more than once.Sequence is a light-weight board game strategy-wise, so there’s plenty of time for socializing, if that’s what you like to do while playing with friends and family. Still, there is enough challenge to make you think a little before placing just any old card anywhere.Wits & WagersAs its name suggests, Wits & Wagers is a combination trivia and betting game that is great for parties. It plays quickly, especially if you enforce the time limit imposed by the hourglass. And it doesn’t really matter if you know the answers to the trivia questions; you can still win by intelligent wagering.A question is read from one of the cards included. All answers are numeric. (This includes years.) Players write down their answers secretly within 30 seconds. When all are ready, answers are revealed simultaneously and are arranged on the betting table from low to high. When sorted properly, players then have 30 more seconds to place their “poker” chips on the answer they think is closest (without going over) to the correct one.Winnings are paid only to the player or players who guessed the correct (closest) answer according to the odds shown on the betting table. The farther away from the median answer, the higher the odds.AlhambraAlhambra is another combination card and board game. Cards are money in four flavors usually identified by card color (though other cues can be used by those who have difficulty with colors) and come in various denominations. Normally, you pick up cards on your turn or discard some of your cards to pay for one of four tiles available on the board.These tiles, most of which have dark-colored “walls”, are used to construct your own personal Alhambra. The tiles also come in different colors. Twice during the game and once at the end, players score points based on how many tiles of each color are in their Alhambra.The challenges come in deciding when to purchase a tile, when to bide your time and collect more cash, where to place a purchased tile in your Alhambra (as there are restrictions), and which tile to go after.When playing with three or four people, you can usually do a fair amount of planning ahead. With five or six people, chances are that the tile you were waiting to buy is going to be taken by someone else before your next turn.With just a little more strategy involved than in Sequence, this board game will provide many hours of fun for most adults.OutburstParty games like Outburst and Balderdash are two more fun board games for adults that you might like to try. Balderdash is virtually the same as the generic “dictionary game”. Having the actual game just makes finding good words to stump people with a lot easier.Outburst is similar to Family Feud in that you’re trying to come up with lists of items in a category as a team. The main and significant differences are that everyone on the team participates at the same time and that the items in the unknown list are not necessarily the ten most popular answers. Sometimes you’ll wonder why in the world they didn’t list an item that your team came up with, and other times you’ll be puzzled at where the creators came up with an item that none of you thought of.QuiddlerQuiddler is a card game that works best with players of roughly equal vocabulary levels and spelling ability. You have a hand of three to ten cards (depending on which round it is) that have letters instead of numbers. After drawing a card, you try to spell one or more words using all the letters except one, which you will discard. When one player accomplishes this, the rest have one more chance to do the same, or to at least play as many cards as they can. Any cards left in your hand score negative points. Bonuses are awarded for the longest word and most words each round.With these suggestions as a starting point, you should be able to find your way to many, many other fun board games for adults.
How to Make Sure Your Sexy Adult Halloween Costume Doesn’t Go Too Far
Halloween is the perfect time for adults to dress up in sexy costumes and have a great time. Without compromising a person’s reputation, a sexy costume can be worn to Halloween parties in a home or parties at an outside venue such as a club or restaurant. Couples can opt for matching costumes, such as the old-time favorite doctor and nurse, or they can dress individually. A single girl or guy might choose a sexy adult Halloween costume to entice another single person of the opposite sex.Halloween costumes are a great way to step out of the normal routine, break away from stereotypes, and express oneself. This yearly holiday gives people one night to be sexy, provocative, and fun without affecting their reputation. An adult that may be considered conservative can let loose in a crazy outfit on Halloween without feeling disrespected or ashamed.Costumes can include clothes, make-up, and accessories. Some adult costumes are created to be sexy and fun, while others are joke related, and still others reflect a person’s favorite characters. Some people make their own costumes while others go out and spend a small fortune for the perfect adult Halloween costume. Dressing up for a costume contest means contestants will spend upwards of hundreds of dollars on their outfits, make-up, hair, nails, and anything else needed to complete the costume.If a couple is looking to dress as a matching pair, there are lots of sexy adult Halloween costumes to choose from. Take the old favorite of doctor and nurse. A man can dress up as a handsome doctor with a white lab coat, scrubs with a top that has an extra deep v-neck collar to show off his chest, and a stethoscope. The nurse’s outfit could include a tight, one-piece nursing uniform that has a very short skirt and deep plunging neckline. Thigh-high nylons with high heeled shoes and a little nurse hat can complete the outfit.Other couple costume ideas include a Pilgrim and Indian, mafia man and mafia princess, vampire and vampiress, pirates, police officers, cow boy and cow girl, Adam and Eve, and a geisha girl and samurai warrior. How about a mile-high pilot and stewardess or a magician and his apprentice? There are also funny couple’s costumes that are sexy yet will make people laugh, like a plug and socket, a key and a key hole, a hot chick and a chick magnet. Dressing up as a couple might just strengthen the bond between two people, but they will also have a great time and will create fun memories.Single and going to an adult Halloween party? Adult costumes are only limited by the imagination. Any costume can be turned into a sexy adult Halloween costume by shorting the bottoms, making the neckline deeper, and even purchasing the costume in a size smaller so the outfit fits tighter. There are many sexy adult costumes available in retail and online stores including sexy fairies, angels and witches for women and police officers, boxers, and bachelors for men.Adult Halloween costumes can get pretty pricey. To save money, try making a costume from old clothes and accessories around the house. Or, purchase the main outfit and use old shoes and accessories to complete the outfit. When going to a more upscale costume party, try renting an outfit from a local costume shop. Renting a great adult costume will not only save money, as it will most likely be cheaper to rent all the items than to purchase them, but the outfit can be returned after the party. Rented Halloween costumes tend to be more authentic looking and are typically higher quality than costumes manufactured for department and retail stores. When the situation calls for it, a rented costume will go a longer way in impressing other’s at the party.Dressing in a sexy costume can be a great way to meet other singles at the party. Role play with this new sexy identity, flirt with others at the party, use the costume to its full advantage. Remember, this is the one night a year when an adult can break away from traditional routines and let loose. Use the costume to dress up the best body parts and flaunt them. This is not the time to be shy, especially since a lot of sexy adult Halloween costumes tend to show off a lot of bare skin. This is a great time to connect with someone, and looking at other people’s costumes will provide a lot of conversation.Halloween costumes are memorable. People don’t always remember what outfit another person wore at a specific time, but at Halloween, people will always remember an extra sexy or unique costume. A party at a venue will often have prizes for best costume. The most unique, sexy, well made, funny, and memorable costumes will win prizes. Sometimes there is only one category, Best Costume, and other times there are other categories in which a person can win a costume award. Either way, winners and non winners will always remember a particular Halloween party or Halloween costume and link it to good times in their lives.
Adult ADD & ADHD – Top 10 Myths
Adult ADD/ADHD is gaining recognition amongst professionals and society at large. It is perceived by many to be a new disorder, discovered or made up by psychiatrists in the last decade. Like most things we perceive of as being new, adult ADD and ADHD are subject to skepticism and myths. There is suspicion on many fronts that adult ADD/ADHD and even childhood ADD/ADHD is a made up disorder created by psychiatrists in association with pharmaceutical companies to sell a new type of drug. While skepticism and awareness are healthy ideals, in the case of adult ADD/ADHD this skepticism does not seem warranted. The symptoms are very real and wreak havoc in the lives of those with the disorder.Adult ADD/ADHD has been present with us for much longer than many people aware. It is not a new disorder, but one that has only recently gained recognition amongst and been labeled by professionals. Most adults who have been diagnosed with the disorder are those who should have been diagnosed in childhood but were not. And while the symptoms and signs of adult ADD/ADHD are real to its sufferers and treatment has been proven to alleviate these symptoms the myths continue. So what are some of the most common myths surrounding the diagnosis do adult ADD and ADHD? 1. ADD/ADHD is a disorder of children. Adults can not have ADD/ADHD.While it is more likely to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, adults can and do suffer from the symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD. Most people who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as adults already had the disorder as children, but were either not diagnosed or misdiagnosed.2. Adults with ADD/ADHD simply need to lead more disciplined organized lives.Adults with ADD/ADHD have tried to lead more disciplined and organized lives, but have failed. The medical disorder makes it difficult to impossible for adult sufferers to maintain the focus required to stay organized and on track.3. ADHD symptoms can be overcome without intervention.Some adults with ADD/ADHD find enough self help treatments to live an organized disciplined life. They create to do lists, take advantage of calendars and timers,and find other ways to organize their live. For many adults with ADD/ADHD these methods do not help and they need to seek help from physicians, personal organizers and counsellors.4. ADHD is a made up disorder. With the large number of children currently diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, parents and others are beginning to question whether ADD is even a real disorder. The symptoms that those diagnosed with the disorder endure and the effect these symptoms have on the lives of those with the disorder are very real.5. People who seek medication for ADHD are really just drug seekers.Ritalin has been and continues to be abused by adults who use the drug for a quick high. Some have compared its effect as almost cocaine like in adults who do not need the stimulant medication. Ritalin, though, is not usually prescribed to adults with ADD/ADHD. Longer lasting medications with a slower build up such as Concerta and Adderall are prescribed to adults. The effect of these medications are less intense than those of Ritalin so are not attractive to abusers.6. Medication can cure ADHD.Medications can help with the symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD but are not a cure for the disorder.7. You’re not hyperactive so you don’t have ADD.Only adults diagnosed with ADHD deal with the hyperactivity component of the disorder. This symptom shows itself in signs such as restlessness and risk taking. Adults without hyperactivity are diagnosed with ADD rather than ADHD. These adults share almost all the same symptoms as those with ADHD, but are not as likely to be hyperactive and restless.8. Children with ADD/ADHD always outgrow the disorder.While many children do outgrow their ADD/ADHD symptoms a large number carry the disorder with them into adulthood. SOme who seem to have outgrown the disorder may simply have found useful coping methods that help them live their lives without professional intervention.9. You can not lead a normal life with ADDMost adults with ADD/ADHD function very well. Medical and other professional interventions have helped some, while many work with their ADD/ADHD personalities to create lives that are very compatible with the disorder.10. Medications help all cases of adult ADHDMedication is helpful in approximately 58% of cases. Some adults find a combination of medication along with ongoing support from a counsellor or other professional to be more helpful. Others find the side effects of medications to be intolerable and function better with the with the help of professional cognitive treatment, or self help methods.