Adult parties don’t need to have games, but it sure does make it more fun. It will help your guests to stay happy, entertained, and one they won’t forget. These fun party games for adults are some of the best party games and are simple. They’re perfect for adults or teens.
Check out these fun minute to win it games for your party as well.
Birthday Party Games for Adults
1. Two Truths and a Lie
Each person writes two truths and a lie about themselves on a piece of paper, fold it and put it in a bowl. The host then randomly pulls them out one at a time and reads them to the group. Now the group must guess BOTH the person and the lie. Try to identify the person first.
2. Who Am I
Who Am I is a guessing game where you act or draw the famous person on the slip of paper that you drew. Can your teammates guess who you’re pretending to be?
One by one, players from each team draw a name from the bowl. The player tries to get his teammates to guess the person he has drawn by giving clues about them. Limit the time each team has to guess. The team who guesses the most names correctly wins.
Cornhole is a super fun party games for adults. You can make your own cornhole bags and boards, but if you don’t have time for that, you can grab a cornhole set HERE, to make things super easy!
4. Scavenger Hunt
The basic premise of a Scavenger Hunt is to hide several prizes and clues either outdoors or indoors. You can use all different types of items such as candies, small toys, chocolate coins, etc. Write out a list of clues to help the birthday party guest find the hidden prizes and print enough copies so that each invitee can have their own list. You can split off into teams or partner up.
There are many variations of this game that you can be creative and play a different way every time. Some variations include: cake hunt, beach scavenger hunt, bug hunt, mall scavenger hunt, following spy clues, mardi gras baby hunt, nature scavenger hunt and more.
5. Bend a Friend
This game comes from Fun Stuff To Do Blog – One of the most fun party games around! You will find a few (especially less supple men) on the floor and guest crawling from laughter! Place an empty cereal box in the middle of a room (flaps removed) and all breakables in the surrounding area cleared, in case someone topples over. In order, each party guest comes over to the box, bend over, and pick the box up with his or her TEETH. Only feet may touch the floor, only teeth may touch the box – no other part of the body may be used as support. Bend over in any way you desire – first round is a given! Now cut approximately an inch off the top of the box and start again! Continue cutting an inch off after each round. Anyone that falls over, cannot reach, is out. Fame goes to the last player left!
6. The Not So Newly Wed Game
The Not So Newlywed Game is the perfect way to entertain your friends at your next couples event. There are 150+ questions that take you through dating, engagement and the wedding, firsts, friends, and family, favorites, best and worst, finances, preferences, making love, fun facts, love and marriage, and the future. There’s even a category just for the funniest questions.
Spoons is a card game that’s great for any ages or group of people. It’s fun and fast but still a card game that everyone can play. You’ll need a deck of cards (without the jokers), and spoons (1 less than the number of players). It can be played with a group 3-13, but for a big party, you can have multiple games going on at one time.
8. Name That Tune
Name That Tune is an all-time favorite game. It may not be at the top of everyone’s adult party games list, but it’s on mine! You play a song, you try to guess songs, and you earn points!
Split your group into two teams. Teams will be playing head to head in this game the entire time.
Play your first song from your playlist. When you play a song, teams will try to be the first one to shout out the name and artist of the song. The first team to guess the song and artist will earn points for their team.
Points can be split across the two teams for each song if one team guesses the song first and one song guesses the artist. You can also give additional points if the song is from a movie, Broadway musical, etc. but it’s completely up to you.
9. Silent Charades
This is a game for larger groups. If you’re BIG on fun and action then this one is for you! This quick fun free game is good enough to give any party a great start. Go here for details!
Bunco isn’t just for the girls. Plan to play bunco at your party and you won’t need to do anything else! You can even add prizes for the winners.
All you need for this party games for adults are:
Three dice for every four players, playing area for every four players, boa or other traveling item, bell, and score sheets and pencils (one for each player). Check out how to play bunco here.
11. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better
This game takes a bit more planning ahead but is still really fun! The idea is that you have an expert show your guests how to do something short (like a 1-minute tutorial) then teams compete to do the same thing they just watched the expert do! Check out how to play game here.
12. The Sticker Stalker Game
The Sticker Stalker Game challenges your guests to place as many of their stickers on the other guests as possible. You can assign a type or color of sticker for each guest or even use labels with that person’s name on them.
At the beginning of your party, give each guest a sheet or two of fun stickers– the smaller the better for purposes of this game. Each guest needs unique stickers so they can be tracked back to that guest. Explain that they are to place stickers on all the other guests, but without that guest knowing they’ve been ‘stickered’. If anyone gets caught placing a sticker, the sticker is returned and the ‘stick-ee’ gets to put a sticker on the ‘stick-er’.
Set a time limit- the longer the better so they can be really stealthy about placing their stickers.
When the time is up, line the kids up and have one guest at a time count their own stickers on each of the others. The one who has managed to place the most of their stickers wins- a prize or not as you choose (but a new bunch of fun stickers would surely be an appropriate prize).
13. Karaoke Competition
Belt out your favorite tunes in a karaoke competition among your friends. Play it American Idol-style and assign a panel of judges to determine who wins the grand prize. No matter who wins or loses, you’re sure to have a ball with this one. Just make sure you have a working karaoke machine!
This classic adult party game can either be played with a store-bought game set, or you can pull it off on your own at home. Cut up pieces of paper and write down a topic on each, including objects, animals and even activities such as fishing or skiing. Have the first player grab a card and get to drawing! Set a timer as they draw, and have a blast while team members yell out guesses for the artistic piece in the works.
15. Saran Wrap Game
This one requires a little prep: You’ll need a box of plastic wrap and a bag of candy, or an assortment of small, durable goodies. (Packs of gum, dollar bills, lottery tickets, and the like all work.) Pick one item to place at the center of your saran wrap ball. Wrap it thoroughly in plastic wrap, then add more items as your wrapped ball gets bigger, trapping them in layers of wrap. (To make the game more challenging, tear the wrap into smaller sheets as you go.) Once you’ve used a whole roll of wrap (or more, if desired), you’re ready to play.
Gather in a circle or around a table. Give one person the wrapped bundle; give the person next to them a pair of dice. The person with the saran wrap bundle must unravel as much of the ball as possible before the person with the dice rolls doubles. (Any prizes that fall out during your turn are yours to keep.) Once the person with the dice rolls doubles, they pass the dice down and receive the bundle. Repeat until the ball is completely unwound.
For alternative versions, have the person with the plastic wrap ball wear oven mitts, or set a timer for each turn instead of using dice.
We hope you enjoyed this list of party games for adults and teens.