55 Fun Games To Play With Friends When Bored

55 Fun Games To Play With Friends When Bored

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You are with your best pals. However, you have run out of topics to talk about. You have nothing to do, and now you are just sitting there wondering what you can do to have some fun. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, hold on before you pull out your mobile phones.

Why not play some fun games with them? Games give you an outlet for laughing out loud with your friends and also allow you to bond.

We have created a long list of the best games to play with friends for you. Select the game you and your friends want to play, and get set, go!

55 Games To Play With Friends

Fun Games To Play With Friends

All the games you play with your friends are fun, but some are more fun than others. These classic games will leave you and your friends ROFL.

1. Beer pong

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Beer pong is one of the most popular games to play with friends. Most of your friends won’t need much convincing to play this game, and all of you will be pleasantly tipsy by the time it ends.

You will need:

  • Plastic cups
  • Beer
  • Ping pong ball

How to play:

  • Divide your friends into teams.
  • Arrange six plastic cups on a table and fill them with beer up to the halfway mark.
  • Each team takes turns in throwing the ping pong ball into the cups from the opposite side of the table.
  • If your ball lands into a cup, a player from the other team drinks the beer in the cup.
  • Next, they attempt to throw the ball.
  • You will have more fun as the game progresses.

2. Cootie

If you are looking for a game for some instant laughs, this is the game for you. People of any age group can play it.

You will need:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Pencils
  • One dice

How to play:

  • The goal of the game is to draw a complete cootie bug.
  • Assign different body parts to each number on the dice. For example, 1 = body, 2 = head, 3 = legs, 4 = eyes, 5 = antennae, 6 = lips or teeth.
  • Divide the players into teams.
  • Give each player a sheet of paper and a pencil.
  • Players take turns in rolling the dice. They have to get the body and the head first to proceed.
  • The players keep passing the dice until they get the body and the head.
  • Next, they have to complete their bugs by drawing the other parts.
  • If any player gets the same body part twice, they are out of the game.
  • The first player to complete their bug is the winner.

3. Accent game

If you think you are good at speaking in different accents, challenge your friends to play the accent game. All you need is your camera, and you can have loads of fun.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • Each friend selects an accent and speaks in that accent for a minute.
  • If you feel you cannot come up with something on such short notice, keep some books handy so that you can read out of it in the selected accent.
  • Vote for the best player.

4. Laughing game

When you have a group of friends at one place, play this game to lighten the mood instantly. The more friends you have, the merrier.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • Each player lies on the floor with their head on the previous player’s stomach.
  • The first player says something funny and tries to make the others laugh.
  • The person who laughs is out of the game.
  • If a player manages to keep a straight face throughout the game, they are the winner.

5. Egg drop challenge

Are you ready to get a little messy? This game can get messy quickly, but it is up to you to keep it clean.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Newspapers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Construction paper
  • Empty toilet rolls
  • Empty plastic bottles
  • Scissors

How to play:

  • The goal of the game is to build something with the craft material you have to prevent the egg from breaking when thrown from a height.
  • Divide your friends into teams.
  • You can set a timer for building something and then drop the egg from a height.
  • The team that manages to drop the egg from the maximum height without breaking it is the winner.

6. 20 questions

This is a popular game to play during a get-together. Get ready for a fun time with your friends as they start asking the questions.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • Select one person as the answerer.
  • The player has to select a random object, but they cannot reveal its name.
  • The other players take turns asking 20 questions each to the answerer to guess the name of the selected object.
  • The first player who guesses the object is the winner.

7. Treasure hunt

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Treasure hunt is an evergreen game for people of all ages. Whether you are with your friends or your children and their friends, a treasure hunt game will put everyone in a good mood.

You will need:

  • Small objects
  • Pen and paper

How to play:

  • Hide the objects in different parts of the house.
  • Write clues and leave them at strategic points to help the players proceed to the next object.
  • Divide the players into teams.
  • The team that finds all the hidden objects in the least possible time wins.

8. Tug of war

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Although tug of war is typically an outdoor game, you can make some space in your living room and play there as well. Just ensure you remove all the breakable items.

You will need:

  • Rope
  • Two small objects to use as flags

How to play:

  • Divide the players into two teams and ensure the teams are evenly matched in ability.
  • Tie a knot in the middle of the rope and give each end to one team.
  • Place the objects you mean to use as flags on both sides, equidistant from the center.
  • Start pulling. The team that gets the knot in the rope beyond the “flag” placed on their side is the winner.

9. Seven-second challenge

The idea of the seven-second challenge is simple. It is the execution that is challenging. Get ready for loads of laughs.

You will need:

  • Timer

How to play:

  • Select a player as a referee. They will also handle the timer.
  • Each player gives another player a task.
  • The players have to collect the things they need for the task beforehand.
  • When the timer starts, each player has to complete the given task within seven seconds.
  • The referee decides which player has completed the task well.

10. Dizzy challenge

Here is another group game where you won’t need anything. The more the number of players, the better.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • All players sit in a circle.
  • The players take turns to stand in the center of the circle and spin eight times on the spot.
  • They are given a task, which they have to complete without falling.

11. Ball bopping

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This is a fun game to play outdoors. Besides guaranteeing lots of fun, this game also helps in improving your balance and hand-eye coordination.

You will need:

  • Three inflatable balls

How to play:

  • Inflate all the balls.
  • All the players stand in a circle with the balls in the center.
  • The goal of the game is to keep the three balls in the air.
  • The player who lets a ball drop is out of the game.

Games To Play At Home

These games are just what you need to have a good time with your friends at one of your homes.

12. The Oreo challenge

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Everyone loves Oreos, and if a game allows you to eat as many Oreos as you can, all the better. Get all the Oreos you have at home and get going.

You will need:

  • Oreos in different flavors
  • Thin strips of cloth for blindfolding

How to play:

  • Arrange Oreos of different flavors on a plate.
  • Divide the players into teams.
  • Blindfold two players, one from each team.
  • Feed them the Oreos.
  • The players should be able to tell the flavor of each Oreo. The team of the player who names the maximum correct flavors wins.

13. Lemon challenge

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If you like lemonade, you might think you like lemons too. You will find just how tangy and sour a lemon tastes with this game.

You will need:

  • Lemons
  • Knife
  • Plate

How to play:

  • Cut the lemons into wedges and place them on the plate.
  • Each player has to take turns in sucking the wedges dry.
  • The player who manages to suck the most number of wedges dry is the winner.

14. Never have I ever

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Never have I ever is a classic icebreaker game. But with friends, you can make the game as intimate as you want.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • All players sit in a circle with ten of their fingers raised.
  • Each player has to say something they have never done. For example, you can say, “Never have I ever gone bungee jumping.”
  • If any player has done the thing you mention, they have to fold a finger.
  • The player who has all their fingers down first is the winner.

15. Mannequin challenge

The mannequin challenge was quite popular a few years ago. It is time you revived the challenge with your friends.

You will need:

  • Camera

How to play:

  • Tell your friends to stand at random places around the room.
  • Start the video recording option on your camera and start moving it.
  • Your friends have to freeze like mannequins when the camera passes over them.
  • Watch the video together.

16. Beans and chopsticks

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If you are at home and have nothing to do, this game will cheer you up in no time. You can also play this game when you are alone.

You will need:

  • Baked beans
  • Chopsticks
  • Timer
  • Small bowls

How to play:

  • Each player gets a bowl of baked beans and a pair of chopsticks.
  • They have to pick each bean with their chopsticks and drop it in another bowl.
  • The player who transfers the maximum number of beans in a minute is the winner.

17. Water challenge

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Everyone says you need to drink more water. It is time you make drinking water fun and become the champion in your group.

You will need:

  • Glasses
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Each player has to drink water within one minute.
  • The player who drinks the maximum number of glasses of water is the winner. Keep in mind that the glass must be filled to the brim each time.

18. Stay silent

Easy as it may sound, keeping silent while in the company of your friends might be the most challenging thing you might ever do. Play this game that guarantees giggles and laughs.

You will need:

  • Timer

How to play:

  • Each player takes turns in keeping quiet. They are not allowed to utter a word.
  • You can also make new rules, such as not allowing them to nod or blink to communicate.
  • The other players try their best to make the silent player break their silence.
  • The player who maintains their silence for two minutes wins.

19. Make-up

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If you have a nice collection of make-up, you can play this game with your friends. It is a fun and easy game to play at home.

You will need:

  • Different make-up items – lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, bronzer, concealer, etc.
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen
  • Bowls

How to play:

  • Make small chits from two sheets of paper.
  • Write down a body part on one sheet of paper.
  • Write the names of the items of make-up you have on the other sheet.
  • Put them both in different bowls.
  • Each player has to pick up one bit of paper from each bowl and apply the item of make-up on the body part. For example, if they pick up lips and eyeliner, they have to apply the eyeliner on their lips.

20. Truth or dare

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This is quite a popular game for people of all age groups. The rules are simple, and the game guarantees unlimited fun.

You will need:

  • Empty bottle

How to play:

  • All players sit in a circle with the empty bottle lying in the center.
  • One of the players spins the bottle.
  • The player on whom the mouth of the bottle points needs to select either “Truth” or “Dare.”
  • If they choose ‘Truth,’ they will be asked a question by the other players. They must answer it truthfully, no matter how uncomfortable.
  • If they choose dare, they have to perform a task asked by the other players.

21. Two truths and a lie

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Another popular game among children and adults alike, two truths and a lie is generally played at gatherings. You can make it a drinking game with friends and make it more fun.

You will need:

  • Sheets of paper and pens

How to play:

  • Distribute the sheets of paper and pens among your friends.
  • Each of them must write three things about themselves.
  • Two of these things should be truths, and one should be a lie.
  • The other players must guess which of them is a lie.
  • The player who guesses the maximum number of correct answers is the winner.

22. Bottle top

If you and your friends have been drinking, there are bound to be bottle caps lying around. You can make a great game out of these unassuming things.

You will need:

  • A bottle cap

How to play:

  • All the players sit in a circle.
  • The first player asks the player sitting on their right a question in their ear, ensuring the others do not hear it. The question should concern someone in the group. For example, the question could be, “Who do you like most among all of us here?”
  • The player to whom the question was asked has to toss the bottle cap towards the player who is the answer to the question without saying the question out loud.
  • The player who has the bottle cap now has to toss it up in the air.
  • If it lands the right way up, the question has to be said aloud.
  • If it lands upside down, the other players will never know what the question was.
  • The game continues until all the players get a chance to ask a question.

23. Flip the cup

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If you think you are an expert in tossing coins, you must try this game with your friends. It requires almost next to nothing but promises lots of fun.

You will need:

  • Plastic cup

How to play:

  • Divide your players into two teams.
  • Balance a plastic cup on the edge of the table so that a part of its mouth overhangs the edge.
  • A player from each team tries to flip it so that it lands on the table the right side up.
  • The team whose players achieve the highest number of correct flips is the winner.

Word Games To Play With Friends

Word games are always popular among friends. These word games are meant to elicit laughter while giving your brain a workout.

24. Pictionary

Almost everyone has played Pictionary at some point in their lives. Get some paper and get ready to test your drawing skills.

You will need:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Pencil
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Distribute the sheets of paper among your friends.
  • Each friend takes turns to draw something on their sheet.
  • The others have to guess what it is within 30 seconds.
  • The player who makes the maximum correct guesses is the winner.

25. Word chain

All you need is a rich vocabulary to play this game. Get started and learn new words as you go.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • The first player says a word.
  • The next player picks the last letter of the word and says a word starting with that letter.
  • The player who is unable to say a word is out of the game.
  • For example, if the first player says “tiger,” the next player says “rabbit,” the third player says “tie,” and so on.

26. Categories

Think of different categories for this word game, and you are set for the game.

You will need:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Pens
  • Timer

How to play:

  • State a category and start the timer.
  • Each player has to write as many names as they can within the time specified.
  • The player who writes the maximum names is the winner.
  • The common categories are places, animals, plants, birds, etc. You can also use specific categories, such as car names or boy/girl names.

27. Hangman

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Hangman is an extremely popular game that everyone has played in their classrooms and homes. If there are only a couple of you around, play hangman to pass the time.

You will need:

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pen

How to play:

  • Think of a word and put dashes in place of the words on the paper. You may or may not include certain letters in the word.
  • Draw gallows by the side.
  • The other player has to guess the letters in the word.
  • If they say the correct letters, write the letters in the places they occur in the word.
  • If they say the wrong letters, draw the head of a stick figure on the gallows.
  • Each time the other player makes a wrong guess, draw one body part of a stick figure on the gallows.
  • If the figure is complete before the player guesses the word, they lose.
  • If the figure is incomplete before the player guesses the word, they get another word.

28. Charades

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This is similar to Pictionary but without the drawing. Charades is super fun to play, and you don’t need anything.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • Divide your friends into two teams.
  • One player from each team decides on a word and mimes it.
  • The opposing team has to guess the word.
  • The team that guesses the maximum number of words correctly is the winner.

29. Taboo

Try playing this word game that does not involve using a word. Confused? Check out the rules below. Taboo can result in a lot of laughter and healthy arguments within no time.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • Divide your friends into three teams.
  • One team has to tell the second team a word they cannot use.
  • The second team must not use the Taboo word, but the third team must be able to guess it.
  • Watch them use different words to describe a single word they cannot use.
  • You can include a timer to make things more challenging.

30. Word search

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Word searches are popular among people of all age groups. Whether you are looking for a way to engage your guests at a birthday party or wish to spend some time with friends, this game will meet your needs.

You will need:

  • A word search grid
  • A list of words
  • Pens
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Print out a word search grid from the Internet. You will get many resources online, or you can make one up on your own too.
  • Distribute the sheets and pens among your friends and display the word list in a prominent place where everyone can see it.
  • Start the timer.
  • The player who finds the most number of words within the set time is the winner.

31. Consequences

This is a fun game to play if any of your friends is an aspiring writer. It helps spark new ideas and leaves you in a happy mood.

You will need:

  • A sheet of paper
  • Pens

How to play:

  • The players sit in a circle.
  • Decide on a theme. The idea of the game is to weave a story.
  • The players take turns to write or say a phrase or sentence each.
  • The first players can start with “Once upon a time…,” the next player can say “there lived a girl and a boy…” and so on, to add to the story.
  • The last player has to provide the conclusion, which should ideally be the consequence. For instance, in our case, it should mention what happened to the boy and girl.

32. Whispers

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If you have not played this game in school, you must play this now with your friends. It will help develop your communication skills.

You will need:

  • Friends

How to play:

  • All players stand in a line.
  • The first player says something to the second player. It may be a word or a sentence.
  • The second player says the same thing to the next player and so on.
  • The last player has to say what they heard out loud.
  • If it is the same as the thing the first player said, they all win.

33. Letter search

This is a superb game for people of all ages. You can play it indoors as well as outdoors.

You will need:

  • Newspapers or books
  • Pencils
  • Timer

How to play:

  • All the players sit in a circle.
  • Each player is given a newspaper and a pencil.
  • The first player says a letter out loud and starts the timer.
  • All the players have to find words that start with that letter in their sheet of newspaper or book and circle them within the set time.
  • The player who circles the maximum number of words is the winner.
  • The game continues with the second player saying another letter, and so on.
  • You can also play this game outdoors in the same way. All you have to do is find words around you. You may look for shop names or road names.

Board Games To Play With Friends

Board games never go out of style. Whether you are five or fifty, you can always play a board game and be happy. These board games are meant to drive away boredom, whether you are with your friends or family.

34. Catan

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Catan is a strategy game that you will have fun playing with your friends. Plan ahead to win in this game.

You will need:

  • Catan board game

How to play:

  • Each player tries to control their areas and build them.
  • You can trade your goods for other goods and services with neighboring civilizations.
  • However, there can be robbers who want to rob you of your goods or another player who wants to cut off the road to your area.

35. Snakes and ladders

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This is a classic board game that everyone loves playing. Grab a board and get ready for hours of fun with your friends.

You will need:

  • Snakes and ladders board game
  • 2 dices
  • Tokens

How to play:

  • Each player gets a token of different colors.
  • Place them on the start mark and roll the dice.
  • Move your token along the row according to the number on the dice.
  • Pass the dice to the next player and continue the game.
  • If you reach the start of a ladder on a block, you can climb it.
  • If you reach the mouth of a snake, you slide down.
  • The first player to reach the finish line is the winner.

36. Monopoly

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The most popular business game is your go-to game for some fun time with your friends. This game teaches the different ways you can handle money, including calculating interest and paying rent.

You will need:

  • Monopoly board game
  • Dice and tokens

How to play:

  • The board game comes with tiny houses and resorts. You also get cards containing details of the different cities and businesses on the board.
  • Each player gets to roll their dice in turn.
  • When they reach a location, they can choose to buy it or rent from there.
  • There is a bank from which they can borrow money.
  • If you commit a penalty, you might be sent to jail, so you need to be careful.

37. Party & Co

This is the lesser-known cousin of Monopoly. It is equally fun and entertaining and can keep you all engaged for hours.

You will need:

  • Party & Co board game

How to play:

  • Party & Co has five different games. Select any topic you like and start playing.
  • Follow the rules of each game and win to earn disks.
  • The different categories of games are charades, drawing, trivia, lipreading, and word guessing.
  • The first player to win five disks is the winner.

38. Chess

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If you and your friends know and enjoy playing chess, it is a game you can play for hours. Although only two players can play at a time, the others can encourage you or even place bets.

You will need:

  • Chessboard
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Place the pieces in their designated places. Every piece is given in white and black.
  • White always moves first. Move each piece in the way they are supposed to move and try to take out the opponent’s pieces as much as possible.
  • The goal of the game is to trap the King of the opposite player in a checkmate.
  • The first player who checkmates their opponent first is the winner.

39. Ticket to Ride

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If you like traveling with your friends, this is the game for you. Travel the world while sitting in your living room and have fun.

You will need:

  • Ticket to ride board game

How to play:

  • Build railroad routes across the map and collect train cards and routes.
  • The aim of the game is to build long routes and earn points as you go.
  • The players who connect distant cities and build continuous long railroads earn more points.
  • The player with the maximum points at the end of the game wins.

40. Ludo

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Ludo is a popular board game that has gained popularity recently because of its online application. This is a highly entertaining strategy game, and you end up playing game after game with your friends.

You will need:

  • Ludo board game
  • Dice and tokens

How to play:

  • Each player chooses their color and gets four tokens to place in their starting base.
  • When a player throws six, they can bring one token inside the grid.
  • Every token has to travel along the path around the board before getting inside the space marked “Home.”
  • If a player throws a six when some tokens are inside the grid and some are still at the starting base, they can choose to bring in a new token or move the tokens already inside forward.
  • They have to intercept as many tokens of their opponents as they can. The intercepted tokens go back to the starting base.
  • The player who gets all their four tokens inside “Home” first is the winner.

41. Trivial Pursuit

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If you are interested in trivia or your friends are, you can go for this board game. It is a classic game, and you can get hours of fun playing this with your friends.

You will need:

  • Trivial Pursuit board game

How to play:

  • Each player throws the dice and moves across the board as they answer questions from different categories.
  • There are six categories in this game – art and literature, history, geography, entertainment, science and nature, and sports and leisure.
  • Each correct answer will get you a colored wedge.
  • The first player to get six different wedges wins.

42. Azul

Azul is a tile-placement game that is both strategic and pleasing to the eye. You can play this game with your friends on a lazy afternoon.

You will need:

  • Azul board game

How to play:

  • Each player gets an area to decorate their palace.
  • They must take turns in getting colored tiles from the suppliers to their board.
  • Players score points on how they have placed the tiles to decorate the palace.
  • You can earn extra points for completing specific patterns.
  • The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

43. Villainous

If you are a fan of Disney movies, you will love this game. It allows you to become the Disney villain of your choice and play your game.

You will need:

  • Villainous board game

How to play:

  • Choose your favorite Disney villain character.
  • Each villain has a set of unique goals to achieve while trying to bring their protagonists down.
  • The player who achieves all their goals first wins.

44. Ghost Blitz

It’s time for some ghostbuster vibes with this board game. Challenge your friends to pick the items off the table.

You will need:

  • Ghost Blitz board game

How to play:

  • Each player gets a set of cards.
  • A table in the center contains a white ghost, a green bottle, a gray mouse, a blue book, and a red chair.
  • Each card contains pictures of two objects. Either or both of the objects may be incorrectly colored.
  • In one round, when someone reveals a card, the players try to grab the right object off the table.
  • If the card has only one correctly colored object, the players grab that object only. For example, if the card has a blue book and a red mouse, the players grab the book.
  • If both the objects are incorrectly colored on the cards, the players look for the object and color not shown. For example, if there is a green ghost, red bottle, yellow mouse, and blue chair on the card, the only color not shown is white, and the only object not shown is the book. Players have to grab these objects.
  • The player who grabs the correct object first each time gets to keep the card.
  • The player who collects the maximum cards wins.

45. Jenga

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Jenga is a classic game that involves precision and concentration. You will have to be very careful, or your tower will topple in seconds.

You will need:

  • Jenga blocks

How to play:

  • Set the Jenga tower by stacking the blocks until you have a tower that is 18 blocks high.
  • Make sure the tower is sturdy and can stand without wobbling and without any support.
  • The first player pulls out a block carefully with only one finger (you cannot hold the tower sturdy with your other hand) and place the block on top of the tower. The block you pull out should not be from the topmost layer.
  • The next player does the same, and the game continues until the tower topples.
  • The player who causes the tower to topple gets a punishment.

Online Games To Play With Friends

If you and your friends are in different cities, these online games will help you have a great time. They bring you and your friends closer and help you connect without leaving the comfort of your homes.

46. Virtual Escape Room

If you love treasure hunts, you and your friends will surely love this escape room game. The game allows you to think out of the box.

You will need:

  • The Escape Game virtual game
  • A good internet connection

How to play:

  • The Escape Game gives you the option of video calling your friends and also assigns you a host to guide you through various stages.
  • You get an hour to find keys and escape from the virtual room.
  • You have to solve puzzles and riddles to find the keys.
  • You also have to complete several tasks, such as robbing a museum and breaking out of prison.
  • You can team up with your friends remotely and work in teams to get through quickly.
  • The first team that gets all the keys and escapes is the winner.

47. Virtual Game Night

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If your friends are not located in the same city as you or have busy schedules that don’t allow you to meet, don’t worry. This game will allow you to connect and have fun with them virtually.

You will need:

  • Let’s Roam’s virtual game night online game

How to play:

  • This is a browser-based game, so you do not need to download a separate app to play this game.
  • Log in to the game and add your friends.
  • Customize your games according to your interests and start playing.
  • There are classics such as Pictionary and charades, and you also get seasonal games.

48. Bowl of nouns

This is a classic game usually played face-to-face, but you can play it online with your friends. Connect with your friends on a Zoom call and start playing.

You will need:

  • Slips of paper
  • Pens

How to play:

  • Write different nouns on the slips of paper, fold them, and keep them ready.
  • Each player unfolds a card, reads what is written in it, and gets the others to guess what the word is without saying the actual word.
  • For the second round, you can enact the word out like in charades.
  • For round three, each player has to think of one word that will make the other players get the word on the card.
  • The player who gets the maximum correct words is the winner.

49. Impression challenge

This game is just like the bowl of nouns game, but you use only celebrity names. Bring out the best acting skills in your friends with this game.

You will need:

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pen

How to play:

  • All of you should write the names of ten celebrities on the sheet of paper.
  • The players take turns in acting out the characters in front of the screen.
  • The others have to guess the celebrity.
  • The player who gets the maximum correct answers wins.

50. Try-not-to-laugh challenge

Try-not-to-laugh challenge

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If you think you are good at maintaining a poker face when faced with funny situations, you must play this online game. Share your screens and start the game.

You will need:

  • Tablets or phones

How to play:

  • Call your friends on a zoom call and share your screens.
  • Play funny YouTube videos in turns.
  • If the other players laugh, you receive a point.
  • Each player gets to play their favorite collection of YouTube videos in an attempt to make the others laugh.
  • The player with the most points at the end of the night wins.

51. Riff off

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If you have watched Pitch Perfect, you know what we are talking about. If you haven’t, jump in to see what it is all about.

You will need:

  • Tablet or phone

How to play:

  • Pick a category and sing a song that fits it.
  • The next person must start their song with the word the last song ended in.
  • Keep singing until someone cannot think of a song within 30 seconds.
  • The current singer is the winner.

52. Headphone whispers

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If you thought the “Whispers” game mentioned above was difficult, wait until you play this one. Get your best headphones out for this game of headphone whispers.

You will need:

  • Tablet or phone
  • Headphones

How to play:

  • Mute all the others except one friend and say something to them in a whisper.
  • They have to do the same with the others.
  • The last player says the words out loud.
  • If they are the same as the words first spoken, everyone gets a point.
  • You can choose songs or proverbs for this game to pass around.

53. Psych!

Do you think you know yourself? Find out using this smartphone game that you can play with your friends.

You will need:

  • Smartphone
  • Psych! App

How to play:

  • The app gives you and your friends a variety of questions with several answers. These answers might seem implausible.
  • You have to guess the correct answers quickly.
  • The player who guesses the maximum correct answers wins.

54. The singing challenge

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Who can resist singing along when their favorite songs come on? However, this game requires you to keep quiet, which is a lot more difficult than you might think.

You will need:

  • Tablet or phone
  • Spotify

How to play:

  • Create a new Spotify playlist and add the favorite songs of all the players in it.
  • Start playing the songs. If you are short of time, you can play snippets of each song.
  • No player is supposed to sing along to the songs, even if they are their favorites.
  • The player who manages to keep quiet for the maximum number of songs wins.

55. Alphabet challenge

You must have played this game at school. It is time to oil those rusty cogs and get going again with your friends.

You will need:

  • Tablet or phone

How to play:

  • Select a category.
  • Start saying a name from the category, starting from A.
  • For example, if the category is animals, start with Anteater, Bee, Cat, Dog, Elephant, etc.
  • If a player hits a blank, they are out.
  • Continue the game with the next player.
  • The player who manages to stay throughout the game is the winner.

Spending time with friends is a great way to relax. It helps you bond with them and share your experiences with them. You can be as silly and competitive with friends because they know you well, and they will do the same as well. After a hard week at work, sometimes, some silly time with friends is all that you need to unwind.