When you think of party games, there’s nothing more fun than looking back and reminiscing about some of the awesome games you used to play. We all remember Duck, Duck, Goose, and Simon Says, right? For most of us, it was so much fun to play these games with our friends and our families, but as we grow older, finding games to enjoy with friends gets more difficult.
That’s why we have compiled a list of seven party games that are sure to bring out the best in you while being fun and entertaining. These games are great icebreakers and can be played among friends or at parties, social gatherings, and even corporate events to loosen up the crowd and keep them entertained throughout the night.
Whether you’re planning a casino night with the help of a beginner’s guide to poker or just want to have some fun with a pen and paper, these party games are sure to hit the spot!
You may already be familiar with Charades, but you might not remember the rules if you haven’t played recently. Don’t worry; there are loads of Charades tips online to help familiarize yourself with the game.
You don’t need any equipment to play Charades, just your body! The game involves acting out a word or phrase using only hand gestures and body language. For example, if someone were to act out elephant, they would pantomime an elephant’s trunk and ears while walking around in a circle. If someone correctly guesses what is being acted out, they earn a point for their team.
Taboo is a great word game with a simple concept, yet it is actually pretty tricky to play! In this classic party game, players have to try and describe a word to their teammates without using other words that are closely related to it – it really challenges you to think outside the box!
For example, if your word is car, you can’t say drive or transport – but you could say wheels. This game is great fun and really tests your creativity!
3. Name That Tune
Name That Tune is an informal game where each participant attempts to guess a well-known song from a fragment or series of fragments. Players take turns singing short sections of songs, and other players try to guess what song it is. The game can be played with several people but is best suited for larger groups (around 10 or more), so everyone gets a chance to sing.
Again, no special equipment is needed for this game, just a list of song ideas and your best singing voice!
4. Two Truths and a Lie
This is a simple game. Before everyone arrives, come up with three statements about yourself. Two of them will be true, and one will be false. Then as people arrive at your house, ask each person to guess which statement is false (the two truths and a lie). No one will ever guess it correctly if you come up with a convincing lie!
It is a great game to play in groups with people who don’t all know one another well. It’s a fun icebreaker, and the true statements will provide plenty of opportunity for conversation after the game!
This game is great because it encourages teamwork and communication. It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw; in fact, this makes the game even more fun!
On a big pad of paper, or even a whiteboard, one person draws while everyone else guesses what it is. Once players have guessed what the drawing is successfully or given up, another player takes their turn being the artist. This game can be played with any number of people, and you can split into two teams to make it even more competitive!
This game is another one that challenges players to use their brains and dig into their memory banks! First, come up with a category (for example, books by Stephen King). Then, players take turns to say a word in that category (for example, Carrie). The next player must say something else in that same category (The Shining), but they only have five seconds to do so!
Play continues until someone can’t think of anything else in that category or they repeat an answer already given. The winner is whoever manages to go longest without repeating themselves or failing to think of something new.
7. Who Am I?
This is an interactive party game where each guest is given a piece of paper with a famous person’s name on it, which they can’t see, and they have to figure out who they are.
The way you play is by asking yes or no questions until you have enough information to make a guess at who you are. For example, ‘am I a famous politician?’, ‘am I from New York?’ or even ‘do I have red hair?’. You’ll have to ask players a question one at a time, then say who you think you are before the time runs out!