Are you about to host a party for friends & need some entertainment ideas?
Don’t overthink it. The answer is simple & fun.
Just play some games!
There are tons & tons of games out there. Including classic board games like Monopoly, Life, or Scrabble. And other games like musical chairs.
Yeah, those are fun but they’re not truly party games. You want games that are hilarious, a challenge, & get people truly into it.
I’ve put together a list of the best adult board games for parties a brief description of each so you know what you’re getting into.
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Adult Board Games For Parties
If you’re a fan of memes then this is the ultimate game for you. The object of the game is to create the funniest meme with the picture & captions that you have in your deck.
Quickwits is a super fast-paced party game. Once two matching cards appear on the table the two players have to race to give examples of the categories on their cards. The first one to get it wins the round.
Remember the game telephone that you played as a kid? Telestrations is that combined with drawing & it’s hilarious.
Each person starts by drawing their secret word then when their time is up you rotate books & you have to draw what you think the previous person’s image is of.
This game is not for the politically correct. For each round, of Utter Nonsense, you’re given a specific accent. Then you have to read a wacky phrase in that accent.
Codenames is a great game for large groups because there is no limit to the size of the teams.
The object of the game is to use the spy cards with clues to figure out the codename of the other secret agents.
Cards Against Humanity has been around awhile & still seems to be just as much fun as when it first came out.
The object of the game is to complete your fill in the blank black card with an answer.
Warning: This game can be seen as offensive & a touch risqué.
Cranium is a fun game that incorporates 4 components of the brain including creativity & word knowledge.
If your group is full of music lovers then Spontuneous is the perfect game. During this game, 1 player calls out a word from a song & the other players have to race to sing a song with that word in it.
This hilarious game is based on innuendos surrounding “that’s what she said”. Match the red & white cards together to make a hilarious statement.
Taboo is a fun team game. The object of the game is for players to guess the word on the card with clues that don’t actually say the word.
Other Large Group Party Games For Adults
Two Truths & A Lie
Two truths & a lie is an awesome getting to know you game. Each person must come up with 2 truths about themselves & 1 lie. Then each person takes turns figuring out what the lie is.
Who Am I?
When each guest arrives at your party, tape a celebrity name to their back. Being sure not to tell them who they are. As the guests mix & mingle they must ask each other questions to figure out who’s on their back.
You can make the game even harder by only allowing them to ask yes or no questions.
Never Have I Ever
This game is generally a drinking game. But you can always use juice instead of alcohol. The rules are simple.
You go around the circle stating a “never have I ever” statement. If you have done what the person says then you take a drink. If you haven’t then you don’t drink.
Pick Up 10
This game is better when played in teams. Everyone has to stand in a circle with their arms linked together. Then they have to try to get a $10 bill off of the ground without unlinking their arms.
Before the party, fill several bags with random food items. Write the food item on the bottom of the bag so that you don’t forget what’s in it.
Then have 1 blindfolded guest per bag. They have to eat whatever is in the bag & then guess whatever is in the bag.
Here are some ideas of things to put in the bags.
- Tuna fish
- Hostess cakes
- Baby food
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