20 Simple And Amusing Party Games For Adults To Have Fun

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When we think of party games for adults, the first ones that pop into our minds are ‘Pin the Tail’ and ‘Truth or Dare.’ These games are fun and interesting, but you can find crazier games that will amp up the fun quotient at your party.

You don’t need to invest a lot of time, energy, and money in planning and organizing these games. And yes, you can plan drinking games at the party, provided that everyone is within limits. So, read this post as we suggest some interesting and wacky party games that will leave you in splits and make everyone look forward to your parties.

20 Crazy Party Games For Adults

Whether you are hosting an online party or an offline one, these party games will add fun, laugher, and excitement to your gathering.

Funny Party Games For Adults

1. Musical chairs

Musical chairs, funny game for adults

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This is an amazing game to get everyone moving at a party. It is pretty simple to arrange and lots of fun to play.

You will need:

  • Chairs
  • A speaker

How to play:

  • Place the chairs in a circle facing outwards. The number of chairs must be one less than the number of players present.
  • When the music starts, the players should keep moving around the chairs and sit on them the moment the music stops.
  • The player who remains standing is out of the game.
  • Remove one chair and resume the game.
  • For a twist, the players can take a drink before commencing the next round.

2. Lemon and spoon

It is the classic game you played at school but this one comes with a twist. See who has the best coordination after a couple of drinks.

You will need:

  • Lemons
  • Spoons

How to play:

  • Each player has to stand at the start line with a lemon in a spoon held in their mouth.
  • They have to walk towards the finish line.
  • If they drop the lemon, they have to take a drink and start over again.

3. Cornhole

If you are throwing a summer party, cornhole is the game for you. A little investment in this game can keep you occupied for a long time.

You will need:

  • Cornhole boards – 2
  • Cornhole bags – 4 for each team

How to play:

  • Place the boards on the ground.
  • Divide the players into two teams.
  • Stand some distance away from the boards and start throwing the bags on the board in turns.
  • Count the number of bags that landed correctly. The team with the maximum correct landings wins.

4. Celebrity charades

It is a funnier version of the regular charades game and is best played with celebrity-crazy friends.

You will need:

  • Slips of paper
  • A bowl

How to play:

  • Write the name of different celebrities (or the party guests) on the slips of paper, fold them, and drop them in the bowl.
  • Divide the players into two teams.
  • The players from each team take turns to pick a paper slip, read the name on it, and enact it to the other team members.
  • The team with the maximum right guesses wins.

Indoor Party Games For Adults

5. Post-it note

Post-in note game for adults

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You have used post-it notes to make lists but have you used them for games? This is similar to 20 questions and is a lot more fun.

You will need:

  • Sticky notes
  • A pen

How to play:

  • Decide a category and write a word corresponding to that category on a sticky note.
  • Stick it on the forehead of a player without showing what is written on it to them first.
  • The player asks the other players yes or no questions to guess the correct word.

6. How do you doo

This is a fun game if your family and friends love music. Get going for a fun musical time at your party.

You will need:

  • A list of songs

How to play:

  • Divide the players into two teams.
  • Sing songs using only the word “doo.”
  • The team that gets the maximum correct guesses wins.

7. Movie ID

This game is best for hardcore movie buffs. You can even imitate your favorite movie stars if you can.

You will need:

  • A speaker
  • Audio clips from movies

How to play:

  • Play music or dialogue clips from movies.
  • The players have to guess the movie name from the clip.

8. Simon says

Though this game is typically played with children, adults can have loads of fun too. Imagine someone giving you basic commands and you following them.

You will need:

  • Players

How to play:

  • Say, ‘Simon says…’ and tell the players to do something.
  • If a player does not follow the instructions, they have to take a drink.

House Party Games For Adults

9. Watch your mouth

If you have watched ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ or Tiktok videos, you will know what this is. Tone it down to regular words when you are with the family.

You will need:

  • Cheek retractors

How to play:

  • Wear a cheek retractor and say some Not safe for work (NSFW) words.
  • The other players have to guess what you are saying.

10. Prosecco Pong

Prosecco pong game for adult

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This is just like beer pong but classier. This is one of the games that is apt for your bachelorette party.

You will need:

  • Plastic cups
  • Ping Pong balls
  • A table

How to play:

  • Pour the wine into plastic cups and place them on one end of a table.
  • The players have to stand at the other end of the table and toss a ping pong ball into the cups.
  • If the ball lands in a cup, they have to drink it.

11. Twenty questions

This is another all-time classic at parties. Can you guess the word in just twenty questions?

You will need:

  • A list of categories

How to play:

  • Select a category.
  • Each player has to think of a word from that category.

12. Bingo

This fantastic game is one of the best party games for adults. Bingo is a great game for any type of gathering, including wedding parties.

You will need:

  • Cardstock printed with different characteristics of your friends or relatives.

How to play:

  • Call out the names of your relatives or friends.
  • The players should write the name you announce under the characteristic that matches them the most.
  • The player who gets the most entries is the winner. There are different winners for corners, full house, across, etc.

Online Party Games For Adults

Online party games for adults

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13. Story starters

This game is similar to the game of telephone you played at school. Make the hilarious stories at your party.

You will need:

  • Players

How to play:

  • Sit in a circle. The first player starts a story by saying the beginning line.
  • The next player adds to it and so on until the story becomes hilarious.
  • All the players can have a drink after each round.

14. Drop a hint

This is a team game that involves wordplay. If you and your friends know each other inside and out, play this game.

You will need:

  • Slips of paper
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Write different words or phrases on the slips of paper.
  • Divide the players into two teams.
  • A player from each team has to pick a slip, read the word/phrase written on it, and drop one-word hints that will help the team’s other players guess the word within a minute.

15. Escape room

This is one of the trending games you can play both online and offline. You can use Do it yourself (DIY) ideas to create one too.

You will need:

  • Good internet connection

How to play:

  • Select an escape room from the variety of options available online.
  • Join your friends to solve puzzles and riddles.

16. Great minds think alike

This is a game you can play with friends for some laughs. See whose thought process matches with yours.

You will need:

  • A list of questions
  • A set of answers

How to play:

  • Announce each question to your guests.
  • Each player has to choose the answer they think the majority of the players will choose.
  • If more people get the same answer, the players get more points.

Best Party Games For Adults

17. Tug of war

Tug of war

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Tug of war is another popular family game you can play for some laughs. It is not only a physical game but also a game of wits.

You will need:

  • Rope
  • Flags

How to play:

  • Divide the players into two teams.
  • Each team holds either end of the rope.
  • Fix the flag midway.
  • Each team has to pull the rope in opposite directions so that the midpoint of the rope crosses the flag.

18. Badminton

If you want some physical activity at your party, this is the game you should go for. With a little setup, you can have hours of fun with your friends.

You will need:

  • Badminton set
  • Net

How to play:

  • Tie the net between two trees or lampposts.
  • Two players stand on opposite sides and hit the shuttlecock with the racquets over the net.

19. Things

This is a card game that can be super fun with friends and relatives alike. Though it is a card game, it is unlike any card game you have ever played.

You will need:

  • Topic cards
  • Slips of paper and pens
  • Bowl

How to play:

  • Make a list of topics and get them printed on cardstock. For example, you can add topics such as ‘Things that are blue’, or ‘Things that were used in the 90s’.
  • Read out each topic and let the players write whatever they think on the slips of paper and drop them in the bowl.
  • All the players then pick up each slip and try to guess who wrote which item.

20. Five-second rule

This is a fun game that requires some quick thinking. If you pride yourself for thinking on your feet, this game is good for you.

You will need:

  • List of topics
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Read outa topic and start the timer.
  • Each player gets five seconds to name the corresponding things. For example, if your topic is ‘Three fruits starting with A’, the players have to do it in five seconds.

Gatherings and parties are all about celebration, bonding, and entertainment. Next time you’re planning a party, these crazy party games for adults will be super fun and throw the boredom at any party right out of the window. Make sure the guests have a blast by including these games at your party.

Infographic: Things To Remember While Planning Party Games

You can turn a dull day into a fun and exciting one with simple party games. However, planning party games can be quite a task. Check out this infographic to learn about the dos and don’ts while planning party games for adults.

dos and don’ts while planning party games for adults [infographic]
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Key Pointers

  • Games are the life of any party, be it for kids or adults.
  • Play celebrity charades to know the pro-celebrity stalker on Instagram.
  • Play how do you do to see your guests rolling on the floor laughing.
  • Add a naughty twist to the fun game, “Simon says,” with some funny instructions for your friends.

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Nisha Bharatan

Nisha Bharatan is a freelance writer with experience in writing health and finance content for various Indian and international clients. After completing her engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University, she did content marketing courses to complement her interest in writing. Nisha writes articles centered around kids’ development, their activities, crafts, games, and fun elements that keep children and families entertained....
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