Game Night in a Can Review

Editor's Rating


Editor's Review

Game Night in a Can is best played with at least 3 players, ages 8 and up. Inside the can, you get surprisingly brief instructions and 35 tokens, each representing a game and/or challenge. In order for any of these games to be played, there typically needs to be a host, which can rotate or remain static throughout the play session. Team mode is more conducive to having a single, unchanging host, whereas fewer players can have a rotating host. Each game takes no more than a few minutes to complete, and requires no more of you than writing implements and paper. Knights of the Square Table is an art-based challenge, Sell Me Something Good requires you to flex your marketing muscles, and Curate This involves making a museum placard for a mundane object on the fly, requiring some rather creative writing. In this mountain of games, there’s everything from skillful throwing challenges, to speech and debate, wordplay, hide and seek, and character design! There is a good balance of games that can be done collaboratively as a team, versus single participant games, so no matter how many players you have, a good time will be had by all. Plus, you can even select which games you want to do at the top, and omit ones you don’t want, making for your own custom game nights. The amount of versatility and variety in this one single can is crazy! Also, the colorful narration on each game card is made for hosts with a fair for the dramatic!

Game Night in a Can

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Should I get it?

Absolutely get this if you find it on store shelves. This is a ton of fun for groups of players both young and young at heart!


  • The base rules are simple and easy to grasp.
  • Each of the 35 games are fun to do and easy to understand in seconds.
  • You can play with as many people as you want.
  • The different games are brilliantly eclectic in what skills and actions they demand.


  • None!

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