When you were a kid you probably thought that adults = boring. While you now know that that could not be further from the truth, there is no doubt that some adults seem to spend their whole lives trying to live up to their boring stereotype. Fortunately, you are definitely not one of those people; I mean you regularly throw parties, for God’s sake! That’s like the furthest thing in the world from boring, or so you think. While parties are great (in general), there is no guarantee that your party would be great, in fact there’s a high chance that it would make an episode of Downton Abbey downright interesting by comparison. To avoid this from happening, add some zest to your next party with these three awesome party games for adults! If none of these three interest you, try checking out this guide for the best party games for adults in the market today! These party games will surely make your parties extremely fun!
How Do You Doo?
- Write down a popular song name on each notecard, depending on the number of players, you can choose anywhere from 50 to 200 songs.
- Split the players into two teams.
- Only one team plays at a time; the first team now selects their first singer.
- On your mark, the singer selects a card and now has to sing the song on the card, but here’s the catch: he or she can only sing the song using the word ‘Doo’ (that’s right, the game title was not a typo).
- The singer’s team members will have to try to guess which song their singer is singing; they can guess as many times as they want. The person who guesses correctly now becomes the new singer.
- This process repeats until a set amount of time, e.g. 5 minutes per team is up. The second team now does the same.
- At the end of the game (you can determine the number of rounds per game as you wish), the team with the most number of correctly guessed songs wins.
Odd One Out
Buzzer (Spoon if you don’t have one)
Sheets of Paper
- On each sheet of paper write down a list of items that fall under each category e.g. one sheet can have the category ‘Blockbuster movies’ and another can be ‘Top 40 songs’. Each category should have about 20 to 30 items however in each list there should be 3 items that do NOT fall into the category. So if your category is ‘Blockbuster movies’ then you might have Titanic, The Dark Knight etc. then you might throw in movies such as Gigli and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo in there (don’t put something in an entirely different category such as apples or oranges in there, too obvious).
- Players are divided into two teams and a buzzer or spoon is placed in between the teams. You will be the ‘game master’ of sorts and won’t be a member of either team.
- You will then choose one of your categories and being reading out the items on the list one by one, and that the moment they think they’ve spotted the ‘odd one out’ in that category to run to the middle and smash the buzzer or grab the spoon. If they are correct they can select someone from the opposing team to be ‘out’, if they are wrong, they themselves will be ‘out’.
- The game continues until only one team is left standing; if you run through your first category just move on to the next category.
Take a Hint
- On each notecard write down a word or phrase (in large type) that can fit in with your party theme. So for example if you were having a Christmas party, you can write down words such as tree, green, red, birthday etc.
- Divide players into two teams with at least four people per team. You will be the ‘game master’ and won’t be part of any team.
- Only one team plays at a time, and they have to select a ‘guesser’.
- On your command, hand the first team their notecard (don’t let the guesser see it) and the team members will try to ‘hint’ the guesser as to the word on the notecard, one word and one person at a time. E.g. if the word was ‘tree’, the first teammate may say ‘bark’, the second may say ‘plant’ etc.
- The guesser only has one chance to guess the word, if they guess right, mark down a point, if they guess wrong, move on to the next card.
- After a set amount of time (say 3 minutes), move on to the next team and repeat.
- At the end of the game (which can be by the time every player has been the guesser or by number of rounds) the team with the most marks wins.