21 Entertaining And Fun Party Games For Adults

Have fun and make some moments with these easy-to-set-up games for adults.

By Shivani ChandelShivani Chandel, Certified Relationship Coach  • 

Party games are a great icebreaker and the best way to bring people together and keep the guests entertained throughout the event. And if you are planning to host a housewarming or dinner party with your friends and colleagues at work, we have a host of ideas for fun party games for adults. These games are fun and easy to organize. And we bet that all of these will get everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. So without any further delay, scroll down and check them out.

Before we move on to the list of funny games for party, let’s understand why you should include games and fun activities in your party.

The Benefits Of Playing Games Together

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  • Games help build relationships by getting everyone involved in the activity. This is especially helpful when guests don’t know each other well.
  • Party games and activities can foster new friendships and relationships.
  • They can bring out different sides of people’s personalities.
  • Games can ease the tension and help people feel more relaxed with each other.

Most adult fun activities are easy to set up. Here are some activities and fun games to play this birthday.

21 Best Adult Party Games And Activities

Birthday Party Games For Adults

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1. Charades

This classic game is perfect for parties because it gets everyone involved. Pick a theme like movies, songs, or books. Divide the guests into teams, and one person from each team can act out the theme for the game.

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You can make the game more interesting by introducing a theme where you act like someone you all know. For example, a famous personality or a common friend.

2. Taboo

This is another great game that gets everyone talking and laughing. The goal is to get your team to guess the word or phrase without using that word on the card or any of its variations.

3. Cards Against Humanity

This game is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it can be fun if everyone is in the right frame of mind. It’s a fill-in-the-blank card game where players take turns reading out questions from a black card, and others have to pick the funniest answer from the white cards they have. The answers might be ridiculously funny and not make any sense, but they surely will leave you cracking.

4. Pictionary

This is one of the most common and fun Christmas game ideas you can try out with your loved ones.This is a more adult-oriented version of charades, and you will need some paper, pens, or markers for this one. The goal is to draw clues to get your team members to guess the word or phrase. Everyone has to write down what they think the word or phrase is, and then you can compare answers at the end.

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Rob Angel, a waiter from Washington, invented Pictionary. He used to use his dictionary to find words and sketch them for party-goers.

5. Truth Or Dare

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This is another game that can either be tons of fun or incredibly cringe-worthy, depending on the group of people playing it. You can either play in groups or have everyone break off into pairs. The objective of this classic game is for each person to take turns asking the other person a question or giving them a task. They can choose to tell the truth and answer or complete the dare.

6. Spin The Bottle

This can either be super fun or an awkward party game, depending on who you play with. It’s best played with a group of people who are already comfortable with each other. One person spins the bottle, and when it stops spinning and points at a person, that person has to do whatever they are asked to do.

7. I Never

This game is perfect for parties because it gets everyone talking. The goal is to get people to share some exciting stories from their lives by asking them questions like “I never have” or “I never did.”

If you are hosting a dinner party, you need party game ideas that can get conversations flowing while you wait for the food or for other guests to arrive. Scroll down for some of the best dinner party games for adults you may play.

Dinner Party Games For Adults

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1. I’m thinking of

This game is one of the perfect group games because it gets everyone involved. One person starts by saying something like, “I’m thinking of a celebrity,” and then the next person has to say something that comes to their mind when they hear that name. It can be anything related to them, like a movie they starred in or where they were born.

2. Two Truths And A Lie

In this game, everyone takes turns and says two truths and one false statement about themselves, and their teammates have to guess which one is the false statement. This is the best game to learn the deepest secrets of your friends and close ones.

3. What’s In The Bag

This is a fun group game to cheer everyone up at the dinner party and have a fun moment. You need to put some interesting, random items in a bag and pass it around the table. Then everyone has to guess what’s inside the bag without looking.

4. What’s Your Story?

This game is excellent if you want to get someone else talking about themselves because it can be highly revealing. For example, one person starts by saying how they spent their last dollar, and the next person continues that story with what happened next. It can get exciting when people have more profound stories to tell.

5. Name That Tune

This is one of the perfect group games to play. One person starts by humming or singing a few notes of a song, and the next person has to guess the title and artist. If they get it wrong, they have to hum or sing a few notes for the next person.

6. Would You Rather

This adult dinner party game is best played in pairs or small groups of three to four people. This game is more about deciding between dilemmas. For each round, one person asks the other person a “Would you rather” question and gives two options to choose from. For example, one question could be, “Would you rather eat chocolate cake every day for the rest of your life or never be able to eat cake again?” Depending on the group of people and the setting (formal or informal), you can set the questions and have fun knowing each other.

7. Categories

This is another great game for groups. Everyone takes turns to think of a category, like “types of candy” or “things you can buy at a dollar store.” The other person then has to name something in that category, and it keeps going until someone can’t think of anything else.

These fun games for party can spark conversations and spice up a boring dinner party. However, if you are hosting a party in your backyard, you have plenty of options for fun and entertaining outdoor games and activities. Check them out in the next section.

Outdoor Party Games And Activities For Adults

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1. The Pool

This activity involves filling up an inflatable pool with water and tossing adult party supplies like ping-pong balls, cheap sunglasses, and plastic animals into the pool. Once everything is in the pool, everyone takes turns diving in to find whatever they can. It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day and have some laughs.

2. DIY Twister

All you need for this game is a large piece of fabric like an old tablecloth or sheet, paint or markers, and a few plastic cups. Draw a large Twister board on the fabric and put some paint or markers in the cups. Players take turns spinning the bottle, and wherever it lands, they have to put their hand or foot on the corresponding color.

3. Giant Jenga

This game is just like regular Jenga, but much bigger! You can buy a Giant Jenga set or make your own by stacking wooden blocks or bricks.

4. Water Balloon Volleyball

This game is a blast on a hot day. All you need is an adult party pool and some water balloons. Divide people into two teams and have them stand at either end of the pool. Players take turns tossing water balloons at the other team’s players. If you get hit, you are out. The team that eliminates all of the other team’s players wins.

5. Freeze Dance

This adult party game is perfect for an adult house party. Turn on the music, give every person a tequila shot to have more fun. Then, pause the music every few seconds, and everyone has to freeze. The person who moves or makes any noise when the music stops is eliminated from the game.

6. Pin The Tail On The Donkey

This adult party game is great for groups of all sizes. Get a Pin the Tail on the Donkey kit and give everyone a blindfold and spin them around a few times before they can try to pin the tail where it belongs.

7. Beer Pong

This drinking game never gets old, and neither does drinking beer! It is a simple 18+ game and all you do is set up some cups of beer on one end of a table, and then players take turns trying to throw ping pong balls into the cups. Whoever gets the aim right and throws the ball into the glass gets to drink the beer. The first player to make all of their opponents drink their beer wins.

Infographic: 9 Fun Activities To Play In Adult Parties

Games help to break the ice between people by engaging them in a particular activity in a team. You can be the best party host if you organize some of these easy yet interesting games in your next party.

Check out the infographic below to know some of the best and popular games for adults to play along with food, pen, and paper.

9 fun activities to play in adult parties (infographic)

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Final Thoughts

Games are not just for kids. Even adults can have equal fun and get to know each other well with these party games for adults. So, whether you are hosting a formal dinner party for your colleagues or a crazy night with your best pals, you will find a game suited to your guests from our list of adult party games. So, pick your game, invite your guests, and have a blast!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some team-building party games for adults?

Charades, pictionary, and water balloon volleyball are great adult games for team-building. As people get divided into teams and have to work together to win, these games can bring them together. Arrange prizes for winners to motivate and trigger some competitiveness.

Can you suggest any adult party games that are perfect for breaking the ice?

Games like Two Truths And A Lie, I’m Thinking Of, What’s In The Bag? etc., are great for breaking the ice at parties. These games help people warm up to each other and allow them to be heard.

Can you suggest any adult party games that can challenge a person’s physical abilities?

Twister and The Pool are definitely physically challenging adult games. You can also play Tug Of War and Musical Chairs, or involve sports like table tennis, dodgeball, or pool volleyball.

Are there any adult party games that are perfect for a night of friendly competition?

All the games mentioned above are great for friendly competition. However, if you want to try something new, lip sync battles, treasure hunts, karaoke challenges, and dance battles are extremely popular and entertaining.

What are some adult party games that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds?

Games like Pictionary, Charades, Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, or Freeze Dance can be enjoyed by everyone. Keep in mind to optimize music and topics to suit everyone.

Can you suggest any adult party games that don’t require any props or equipment?

Adult party games involving storytelling or opinion-sharing are great for having fun without props and equipment. You can play games like Would You Rather, Two Truths And A Lie, Spin The Bottle, Truth Or Dare, and What’s Your Story? etc., without other props.

Key Takeaways

  • These games are appropriate for various group sizes as well as varying levels of player familiarity.
  • While some games call for props or special equipment, others can be played with simply a group of players and a set of rules.
  • Establish a comfortable and easygoing atmosphere before the game begins, and make sure that everyone is having a good time.
  • The activities for adults are a wonderful opportunity to bond with others and make lifelong memories.

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