- 20 Questions
This classic game is a great way to get to know your friends better and have some fun at the same time. To play, one person thinks of something (like a famous person, animal, or place), and everyone else takes turns asking questions that can only be answered with a “yes” or “no” in order to try to figure out what it is.
- I Spy
This is a great game for when you’re on a road trip or waiting in line somewhere. One person starts by saying “I spy with my little eye…” and then describes something they see nearby, without naming it directly. Everyone else then takes turns guessing what it is.
- Two Truths and a Lie
This game is all about getting to know your friends better – and seeing how well they know you! Everyone takes turns sharing two true facts about themselves, and one false one. Then, everyone else has to guess which one is the lie.
- Never Have I Ever
Never have I ever is a great party game (or even just a fun game to play with close friends). To start, each person takes a turn sharing something they’ve never done before (like “never have I ever gone skydiving”). Then, anyone who HAS done that thing has to take a drink (or lose a point, if you’re not drinking).
- Would You Rather?
Would you rather is a classic game that’s perfect for when you’re bored and want to kill some time. To play, one person poses a hypothetical question with two equally undesirable options (like “would you rather have superhuman strength or the ability to read people’s thoughts?”). Then, everyone else takes turns answering and explaining their choice.
- Name That Tune
This game is perfect for music lovers. To play, one person starts by humming a tune (or playing it on an instrument, if you have one handy), and everyone else has to try to guess what song it is. The first person to guess correctly gets to start the next round.
This classic game is always a good time. One player acts out a scene from a book, movie, or TV show without speaking, and the others have to guess what it is. You can make it more challenging by setting a time limit, or by allowing only one person to guessed at a time.
Pictionary is similar to charades, but with a twist: instead of acting out the scene, the player has to draw it. This can be done with pencil and paper, or with one of the many Pictionary apps available for phones and tablets.
- Trivial Pursuit
This board game is perfect for a group of friends who love to compete. The object of the game is to answer trivia questions from different categories, and the first person to reach the finish wins.
Scrabble is another classic board game that’s perfect for a group of friends. The object of the game is to spell out words using letter tiles, and earn points for each word based on its length and difficulty.
Monopoly is yet another classic board game, but it’s definitely not for the faint of heart! The object of the game is to make as much money as possible by buying and selling property, and ultimately bankrupting your opponents.
- Cards Against Humanity
This popular card game is definitely not for everyone, but if you and your friends are up for some dark humor, it can be a lot of fun. The object of the game is to fill in the blank of a sentence with the funniest, most outrageous answer possible.
- guessing game
This simple game is perfect for when you’re bored and have nothing else to do. One person thinks of an object, person, or place, and the others take turns asking yes or no questions in order to try to guess what it is.
- truth or dare
Truth or dare is a classic party game that’s great for breaking the ice (or for getting to know your friends better). Players take turns either answering a personal question truthfully, or performing a dare.
- I Spy
I spy is a classic car game that’s also great for when you’re bored and have nothing else to do. One player looks around the room and spies something, then gives a clue to the others (like “I spy something that’s red”). The others then take turns guessing what it is.