35 Unique And Fun Games For Girls' Night

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One of the fondest childhood memories that we usually have of our time with our girlfriends is sleepovers and slumber parties. This post talks about ideas of games for girls’ night wherein you can make the best out of the time with your pretty girls. Unfortunately, we have all become busy with our work, families, and other aspects of our lives, leaving us no time to catch up with old friends or have a good time. Thus, when you finally manage to put a plan in motion for a girls’ night, you would want everything to be perfect. You can watch a rom-com, discuss your office crushes, relive the memories of the good old days, or even play interesting games. If you are up for it, read on for some amazing ideas for games to play.

Games To Play At Girls Night

These sleepover classic games will remind you of your teenage years and bring about a burst of nostalgia.

1. Truth or dare

This quintessential game is one that you cannot get enough of, no matter how old you are. Challenge your girlfriends to reveal their most mortifying secrets or give them embarrassing dares that will give everyone a good laugh.

2. Blindfolded makeovers

Instead of going for the conventional makeovers, try the game of blindfolded makeovers. The one who goes first to give a makeover must do so with a blindfold on. The results will lead to something hilarious and give everyone a good chuckle.

3. Guess the celebrity

One person should write the names of different celebrities on paper chits and make sure that nobody gets a peek at what they are writing. Next, each person must stick a piece of paper on their forehead and guess the celebrity’s name written on the paper. Hints are allowed but no giving away of names directly. The person who guesses the most number of stars wins the game.

4. Name the tune

The host of the game plays a snippet of any random song, which must be guessed correctly. The first person who guesses the song correctly wins.

5. Guess the singer

Guessing the song night game

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This is similar to the “name the tune,” but here, instead of guessing the song, the players have to guess the singer’s name.

6. Two truths and a lie

Each person in the group must state three things about themselves that will include a lie and two truths. Everyone should guess the lie.

7. Treasure hunt (purse edition)

Remember when you were a child and all of your friends used to get together to play treasure hunt? Well, this is a lazier version of just that. The host gets to call out from the list of items found in a woman’s purse, which include

  • Lipstick
  • Small mirror
  • Comb
  • Chapstick
  • Compact powder
  • Wet wipes
  • Gums
  • Tissue
  • Credit or debit card
  • Shopping coupons
  • Old receipts
  • Hair clips

The first person to fish out the item that is being called out by the host wins a point. The person with the most number of points wins.

8. Cookie bake-off

If Christmas is around the corner, ask your friends to bake a plate of cookies, which they can bring to the sleepover. You can either do a taste test of all the batches of cookies brought to the party or hold a cookie decorating contest. The final decision will then be taken to who has the best cookie recipe or who decorated it the best. The best thing is the end; no matter who wins or loses, everyone gets to relish those delicious cookies.

9. Food race on your face

Want a game that is messy yet competitive? Then you need to try your hand at this game. You can put any item of food on your friend’s face, and they would have to guide it down to their mouth without using their hands. The faster they do it without dropping their food, the better their chances of winning the game.

10. Spin the bottle (food edition)

Fill small bowls with food and keep them in a circle with sufficient space in the middle to spin the bottle. Fill your bowls with all kinds of food that you can think of (of course, you could include a few pieces of bitter gourd and chilies). You can then spin the bottle twice, first to see which bowl it points at and then to see which person gets to eat it.

Drinking Games For Girls’ Night

These games will make the booze flow out quite quickly, so make sure to keep a sufficient amount of alcohol ready and a bottle of aspirin by the bedside table to kill the hangover the next day. Remember to drink responsibly

11. Never have I ever

Never have I have, girls night game

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It will bring out some of the most embarrassing secrets amongst your friends. The game starts with someone stating something that they have never done; for instance, “never have I ever drunk dialed my ex.” If anyone has done it, they would have to take a sip of their drink.

12. Poker face

As the name suggests, you would have to keep a straight face when jokes are being read out aloud, along with embarrassing truths about one another. The one who ends up laughing would have to finish their drink or take a shot.

13. Tequila

In this music-oriented game, one has to choose a song that has a particular word repeated several times, and whenever that word comes up, everyone has to take a sip of their drink. For instance, in the song “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump, the word “Gucci” is quite repetitive, and so, if you choose this song along with the word “Gucci,” then everyone has to drink every time the word pops up.

14. Freeze

Do you recall the statue game you played in your childhood? Here’s something similar but with a twist. Tag someone “it.” Every time “it” says “freeze” during the evening, everyone must stop moving. Anyone who ends up flinching or showing the slightest movement would have to take a shot of tequila.

15. Most likely

In this game, everyone sits in a circle and frames a “most likely” question. For instance, “Who is most likely to go to the spa before a big event?” The one who gets the most pointers from everyone in the group has to drink.

16. Spot the killer

Girls night game for the mystery lovers

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The game is for all the mystery lovers out there. You would need five people to play this game. The host of the game will draw five cards from the deck, with four black and one red. The cards will be shuffled, and each person gets to pick out one card. The one who has the red card will be the “killer.”

Everyone looks at one another, and when it’s the right time, the “killer” winks at another player, who then has to put down their card and take a large sip of the drink. So, it goes on until the “detectives” have figured out who the “killer” is. When the “killer” is caught, they would have to finish their drink.

17. Medusa

All of the players have to sit in a circle and put their heads down. On the count of three, everyone should look up. If no player is staring at you, you are safe, but you would have to shout ‘Medusa’ and take a shot if you spot one player staring at you.

18. Boat race

Two teams sit in a line facing each other. Fill their glasses, and once the host yells “drink,” the first member has to chug their drink, after which the rest of the team has to follow. The group to finish all of their drinks first will be the winner of this game.

19. Word game

The rule of the game is quite simple; the host chooses a word that no one can utter throughout the night. If anyone does so, they will have to take a shot or a large sip of their drink.

20. Rapid fire

Make everyone sit in a circle. The host of the game asks everyone any random question to which they have to answer with either yes or no. If anyone hesitates, they would have to drink, and if any question gets repeated, the host has to drink.

Fun Girls Night Games

Whatever the occasion is, be it a bachelorette party or even a birthday party, these games are sure to give anyone a good time with your girls.

21. Cocktail Creator

Bring out the bartender in you

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Fancy bringing out the bartender in you and your girlfriends? This might be the perfect game for you. All you need is a diverse category of every non-alcoholic and alcoholic drink you can find. You have to include some unusual ones too, such as tomato sauce, chili sauce, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, strawberry syrup, iced tea, hot sauce, or lemonade.

So, the one who gets their turn first has to concoct a cocktail with three ingredients at a minimum. This is then brought out for everyone to taste. Anyone who guesses the ingredients correctly is the one who gets the point. If no one guesses them correctly, then the “bartender” gets the point. In the end, the person with the highest number of points is declared the winner of the game.

22. Charades

To play charades, there must be two teams. One player from the first team is given either the name of a film, song, or book by their rival team. They would have to act this out through pantomime and hand gestures to their respective team. Each team gets a maximum of 60 seconds to guess it. The team that makes the more successful guesses wins.

23. Pictionary

It is one of the most famous board games of all time. The game requires two groups, and from each group, a player is given a clue card containing a word, which they would have to draw out to their team in 60 seconds. The group that makes the majority of the guesses wins.

24. UNO

Uno is something that is not only fun to play but also quite competitive. The game starts with each player getting seven cards, which include number and action cards. When the game starts, the first card is flipped, and depending on either the color or the number, the players must match it accordingly. The game’s goal is simple; the player who has one card remaining in their hand will shout “uno,” and when they throw it, they win.

25. Pitch perfect

In the film Pitch Perfect, the riff-off is one of the most famous scenes, which is why this game is named so. Your girl gang must be divided into two teams, and the host must give a genre (example, hip-hop, 80’s synth-pop, death metal) that will determine the first team’s track selection. Then the other team should choose another track that will have some of the words from the song sung by the first team’s track. The rounds continue, and so you girls can have fun.

26. Memory game

The first player starts by saying a word on the chosen topic, which has to be repeated by the second person with the addition of a new word. Each player gets to add a new word to the already continuing long list of words. If anyone misses out, they will be eliminated, and the last one standing will be the winner of the game. It makes a fun game for a girls’ night.

27. Bowling in the backyard

If you have a girls’ night in, you can make your bowling alley in the backyard. Not only is it fun but also a great way to challenge your friends besides socializing with them.

28. This or that

Make your friends sit in a circle, and anyone can ask this or that (for example, mountains or beaches). Everyone would have to choose which one stays and which one does not. It may probably lead to some debate depending on which one is preferred by whom.

29. Rhyme time

Start with any random word and then go in a circle as each one says a rhyming word to the previous one. Anyone who repeats a word will end that round of the game.

30. What do you meme?

In this card game, each of the players is given a certain amount of caption cards, after which a photo card is set down. Looking at the photo card, each player would have to respond accordingly with a caption card. The host of the game will get to choose the funniest “meme” created.

31. Tic-tac-toe

Tic-tac-toe, girls night game

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A tic-tac-toe tournament is the easiest game anyone can come up with to see who plays the most strategically. You may, however, add your rules to add to the fun element.

32. Seven-second challenge

You can give your friend a task to complete in seven seconds. Anyone who can complete all of the tasks in seven seconds will be triumphant.

33. Whisper challenge

The game aims to reckon what that person is saying while having your headphones on with music being played in the background.

34. Telephone

The first person starts by telling a sentence to the next person. This chain continues until the sentence reaches the last person, who has to say aloud the original sentence. It becomes quite funny since the last sentence becomes quite distorted compared to the original version.

35. Kiss, marry, kill

Three choices would include fictional characters and celebrities, and you would have to choose who you would kiss, marry, or kill.

Having a girl’s night with your favorite ladies can help bring respite from your daily churning. These girls’ night games can make the event more spicy and fun and will give you some wonderful memories to look back on. You and your girl gang can enjoy these games on any occasion, irrespective of age. Truth or dare and blindfold makeup can give you enough reasons to laugh, while baking cookies can be a perfect way to have something to relish at the end. Since some of the games involve drinking, ensure you do so responsibly.

Infographic: Board Game Ideas For Girls’ Night

Girls’ night with your best friends is about making the most of that time and enjoying each other’s company to your heart’s content. In addition, it is also about fun games and making new memories. We have prepared this infographic with a list of board games you will enjoy indulging in. In addition to the game ideas mentioned above, you could include these games in your itinerary of fun for the night.

board games to play with the girls [infographic]
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Key Pointers

  • Recreate childhood memories by planning unique games like truth or dare for your girl’s night.
  • Add some humor with a blindfolded makeover or challenge your friends by asking them to guess the tune of the song.
  • Become a child by playing treasure hunt or rhyme time.

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Shikha Thakur

Shikha is a writer-turned-associate editor at MomJunction. Having done a certification in Relationship Coaching, her core interest lies in writing articles that guide couples through their courtship to marriage and parenthood. She also specializes in baby names. Being a postgraduate in Human Resources from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, she likes understanding people and their relationships. This reflects in her relationship...
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