Last Updated: July 11th, 2023
Thank you for visiting Group Games 101.
If you enjoy playing games with friends and family, you’re going to LOVE our site.
Group Games 101 (GG 101) was founded in 2020 and is supported by our dedicated team of game-playing experts, writers, designers, and web developers.
Learn more about who’s working behind the scenes here at GG101 by meeting our team.
Group Games 101 was created in the unprecedented times of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 as a way to introduce fun tabletop games that could be played while the world endured lockdown restrictions. It also gave us ideas for some great games that can be played now that restrictions have been lifted.
Many of the games we cover on the site have been around for decades, if not centuries, so it is vitally important that these games continue to be played well into the future.
Here at Group Games 101, we strive to create the ultimate online database of easy-to-follow and enjoyable instructional guides to some of America’s (and the world’s) favorite games and some lesser-known games too.
This includes giving you all the tools needed to understand each game while also giving you the ability to set up the game in your very own home, as well as the equipment that you’ll need for every game.
We add new games and trivia guides three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), so if your favorite game is yet to be added, you may be in luck in the not-too-distant future.
Below is a recount of some of the major milestones we’ve hit since our site’s inception:
- May 5th, 2020 – GG101 was launched.
- May 14th, 2020 – Our very first visitor lands on the site.
- August 20th, 2020 – First 100 game guides published.
- September 10th, 2020 – Launched our Pinterest page.
- March 25th, 2021 – Our team members expand to 5.
- April 15th, 2021 – 250th game guide published.
- October 18th, 2021 – Redesigned our website.
- February 12th, 2022 – 500th game guide published.
- August 16th, 2022 – Our team members expand to 10.
- January 28th, 2023 – Created our first online card game (Cribbage online).
- March 3rd, 2023 – Started creating game explainer videos.
- July 11th, 2023 – 750th game guide published
If this is your first time at GG101 and you’re not quite sure what game you and the family should play next, then be sure to start by clicking on the type of game category you’re interested in, displayed along the navigational bar on top of the page (or in the dropdown menu if you’re on your phone or tablet).
There, you will see detailed and informative guides to a whole host of games with recommended age groups included so you can see if the game is appropriate for the intended audience.
Group Games 101 is divided up into 3 main areas:
1. Game Guides
This is our knowledge base, where you will find all our guides on how to play, rules, tips and tricks, and general strategy.
If you already know what category of game you’re after, be sure to check out our game category pages for a full list of all game articles we’ve covered on the site:
- All Card Games A to Z
- All Board Games A to Z
- All Kids Games A to Z
- All Dart Games Topics
- All Pool Game Topics
- All Dice Game Topics
If you’re looking for further help or suggestions, then get yourself started by checking out some of our comprehensive group game lists:
- 50 Big Group Games to Play With Friends
- 55 Small Group Games for Kids and Adults
- 45 Fun Indoor Group Games for Kids
- 46 Fun and Simple Group Games for Preschoolers
- 35 Fun Youth Group Games to Play
- 20 Solo Pool Games you can play to improve your game
- 27 Fun Dartboard Games to Play at the Bar or at Home
- 5 Best War Based Board Games to Play With Friends
- 36 Camp Games for Small Groups to Play
- 33 Awesome Group Games for Teenagers to Play
2. Trivia Games
If you’re looking to play Trivia, we absolutely have you covered. With over 150 trivia topics and counting, we have trivia questions and answers on almost any topic you can imagine.
If you’re looking to challenge your friends and family or simply researching trivia questions to use for Trivia Night, check out our full list of trivia topics covered on the site:
Otherwise, some of our most popular trivia topics include:
3. Gear/Equipment Guides
This area focuses on the recommended equipment you’ll need for a certain game.
Our detailed review and comparison guides will hopefully help you decide what’s the best value for yourself if you decide you want to own the best quality gear for an array of different games.
Have a look at some of our reviews that we have written for a couple of popular games that we feel is improved by having the best equipment to hand:
- 5 Best Pickleball Paddles for Beginners
- 5 Best Pool Tables Under $1,000 in 2023
- 5 Best Pool Table Felts (cloth) of 2023 and Buyers Guide
- Top 5 Best Break Cues for Making Perfect Break Shots
Get in touch
We hope that by browsing this site you are able to find exactly the game that you were looking for, or that you’ve even managed to find something new that you cannot wait to introduce to your friends and family.
We add new games weekly, so if your favorite game is yet to be added you may be in luck in the not too distant future.
Like you though, we are always excited to discover new games to play.
So if you have any new game ideas which we haven’t included on the site, please contact us and let us know!