There are three kinds of board games: the good, the bad and the deliriously different. For your consideration, we've rounded up 26 of the most curious games that your money can buy. Check 'em out, they're way better conversation starters than a game of checkers.
Mr. Bacon's Big Adventure
In this "meatcentric" battle, the first piece of bacon to make its way through Meatland and to the frying pan wins. Get it now from Archie McPhee for $19.95.
Compete to run a first-rate hospital amid an influx of "highly contagious patients," like the guy on the box with the greenish sick face. Sign us up! Amazon recently had an unused copy of this out-of-print game available for $69.99.
Settle the issue of who's the best professional Mexican wrestler in your house with this dice-oriented game that's all about scoring the big knockout. Buy it at BoardGames.com for $35.96.
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Fleas and incontinence are two of the issues you'll contend with as you compete for the "big bones." If Yorkies aren't your thing, Late for the Sky markets several other dog- and animal-themed games. Get Yorkie-opoly for $24.95 from Late for the Sky.
Feed (plastic) worms into the skeleton, turn the crank and hope said worms don't "skwish" out. The player who gets all his or her worms "up the skeleton's bones so they disappear into his skull" wins. All this 1997-circa fun is often available via Amazon for under $20.
"Feed and walk your little pup, when he makes a mess you clean it up. Be the first player to get three pieces of dog mess on your shovel to win." Yes, seriously. Get it at Amazon; last we saw the $31.99 list price was marked down to $21.95.
This game comes complete with 200 double-sided, read-aloud cards and five mouthpieces that are supposed to render the real-aloud cards unintelligible. So, yup, you can sound drunk even when you're not drunk. Buy it at Target for $19.99.
P.U.! The Guessing Game of Smells
Based in the town of Odorville, this game requires you to "land on a smellspot, draw a card and guess its smell." Delight your sinuses by picking this one up at Amazon for $19.99.
In this party game, the cards instruct you to take pictures of you and your friends in various acts of partying. You are then encouraged to post these "mugshots" to social media. Buy it, if you dare, at Spencer Gifts for $12.99.
Monopoly FedEx celebrates the world of drop boxes, freight trucks, ground vans and service centers. It's all so unsexy it's sexy. Have one shipped to you via Amazon; new copies available from about $53.
"Take turns gathering colorful shapes as you move around the game board. But land on a space with the Gigglepants character and you'll be giggling to get into the Gigglepants playpants." For reals. Available at Amazon starting at $14.99.
The Crazy Cat Lady Game
To win this game, you'll need to hoard the most cats. "Dressing up like a crazy cat lady while playing is optional," the game maker says, "but encouraged." Get it from Archie McPhee for $19.95.
Use liberals as pawns to free your opponents' bad guys from prison while you work to execute yours. Yes, says the UK Guardian, "the rules are basically a pro-death-penalty rant." We recently found this rare game on Amazon for $114.99.