Need some ice-breaking ideas for your next gathering? These party games might suit you.
Party Games for Adults
Two Truths and a Lie
Players take turns sharing three statements about themselves – two true and one false. The others must guess which statement is the lie.
Players act out a word or phrase without speaking, and the others try to guess what it is within a time limit.
A twist on traditional charades, where one person guesses while the rest of the team acts out the word or phrase.
Each player secretly receives a sticker at the beginning of the party. The goal is to discreetly stick the sticker onto other players without them noticing. If someone catches you sticking a sticker on them, you get a sticker instead. The first person who sticks all of their stickers to other people wins.
Funny Hat Mixer
Provide an assortment of silly hats. As guests arrive, have them choose and wear a funny hat. Encourage conversations and laughter as people try to explain why they chose their particular hat.
Fun Facts Exchange
Have each person write down an interesting or funny fact about themselves on a slip of paper. Mix up the papers, distribute them randomly, and let everyone guess who the fact belongs to.
The objective is to collect a set of four matching cards, such as four 7s or four kings. The game is played with a standard deck of cards and a set of spoons placed in the center of the table, with one fewer spoon than the number of players.
Players take turns drawing and passing cards until someone collects a set. Once a set is obtained, all players race to grab a spoon.
The player left without a spoon receives a letter (S, P, O, or O) and the first to spell “SPOONS” loses the round.
The game involves two boards with a hole in the center, placed a set distance apart. Teams of two take turns throwing bean bags toward the opposing board, aiming to land them on the board or, ideally, through the hole.
Scoring is based on where the bags land, with points awarded for bags on the board and additional points for bags through the hole. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Funny Photo Caption Contest
Collect a selection of amusing or odd photos before the event. Display each photo, and participants compete to come up with the funniest caption. The group votes on the best captions for each photo.
Telephone (Whisper Down the Lane)
Players sit in a circle. The first person whispers a phrase to the next, and it continues around the circle. The last person says the phrase out loud, and everyone laughs at how it changed.
DIY Craft Station
Set up a craft station with various materials. Players can unleash their creativity and make something unique to take home.
Each player contributes a sentence to create a unique and often hilarious story. The goal is to keep the story going without any pauses.
Place various small items on a tray, let players observe them for a short time, then cover the tray. Participants must write down as many items as they can remember.
If you have outdoor space, set up a makeshift lawn bowling alley using plastic bottles as pins and a ball as the bowling ball.
Players draw a word or phrase on paper, and teammates guess what it is. No verbal communication is allowed.
Participants take on roles of Mafia members, townsfolk, and other characters. The goal is for the townsfolk to identify and eliminate the Mafia members.
Players try to get their teammates to guess a word without using specific “taboo” words or phrases.
Hide items around the house or designated area, and players search for them following a list of clues or riddles.
Who Am I?
Each player wears a post-it note with a famous person’s name on their forehead. Through yes/no questions, they try to figure out who they are.
Host a trivia quiz with questions from various categories. Teams compete to answer the most questions correctly.
Escape Room at Home
Set up a series of puzzles and challenges for players to solve within a time limit, creating an escape room experience at home.
Players pair up and take turns giving each other compliments in a fun and exaggerated manner. The goal is to make your partner laugh while boosting their confidence.