19 Party Games for Adults

Hilarious Games Just for the Grown-Ups

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These party games for adults will keep your guests happy, entertained, and laughing all the way to the end. It will truly be a party that your guests won't soon forget.

There's a great mix of classic and unique party games here that are just for the adults. Some of them involve drinks, some of them are a little naughty, and all of them can be modified for the type and number of guests coming to your party.

Choose some of these party games for adults for your next dinner party, office party, housewarming, or even a wild dance party. There are some great icebreakers for guests who don't know each other well and some other games that are perfect for lifelong friends. 

If it's around a holiday, there are Halloween, Christmas, and New Year's Eve party games for adults, too.

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    Great Minds Think Alike

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    Great Minds Think Alike is a game where you want to choose what you think everyone else will choose: the more people who get the same answer, the more points those people will kit.

    This free printable has ten different questions on it, but you certainly could make up your questions, making them themed towards the season, holiday, occasion, or group of people.

    Great Minds Think Alike from Love to Know

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    Murder Mystery Games

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    Murder Mystery games aren't just for Halloween; they can be played at any time of the year. A single murder mystery game is all you need to have a whole evening of fun with your friends.

    There are many free mysteries to choose from, and each contains charter descriptions, clues, scripts, and more.

    Murder Mystery Games from The Spruce

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    Who Am I?

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    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?

    There are many other variations of this game, one of my favorites is to use sticky notes and place the name on the guests' backs. It makes for a fun and easy icebreaker.

    Who Am I? from Love to Know

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    The Not So Newlywed Game

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    The Not So Newlywed Game is the perfect way to entertain your friends at your next couples event. It can also be played at wedding showers and engagement parties. 

    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. ​

    The Not So Newlywed Game from Icebreaker Ideas

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    Never Have I Ever

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    The classic game of Never Have I Ever had to be included in this list of party games for adults. With 400+ questions, there are some fresh ideas here that your guests won't be expecting.

    Besides the huge number of questions, there's also a drinking game variation, penalty variation, and a non-alcoholic variation.

    Never Have I Ever from Hobby Lark

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    Have You Ever?

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    You can find out a lot about your guests with this party game of Have You Ever? Which is a tamer version of Never Have I Ever. 

    There are three different versions available, the party version, the naughty version, and the funny version. ​You can even play the game online by picking "I Have" or "Never" to a set of questions. 

    Have You Ever? from Icebreaker Ideas

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    Truth or Dare

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    Truth or Dare is a simple game that everyone knows how to play. It's easy to dive into, and your guests get to decide how tame or wild the game will be. 

    If you're looking for ideas, this is a huge list of dares that includes everything from "lick the floor" to "bark like a dog" for dares. At the end of the list, there's also a list of questions you can ask if the player chooses "truth."

    Truth or Dare from Party 411

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    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. 

    Spoons from Considerable

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    You don't need to buy the game Pictionary to play it at your next party. You can easily make up your own cards and set up a big drawing area that will be a hit with your guests. 

    There are five types of Pictionary included traditional, family, education, themed, and partner as well as a word list. All these options mean that you can choose the one your guests will like the most. 

    Pictionary from Icebreaker Ideas

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    Crazy "Kiss Marry Kill"

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    This game of Kiss Marry Kill is a less personal touch on the original game because you use fictional characters or celebrities for your choices. 

    There are a ton of ideas here as well as tips for coming up with your own lists. 

    Crazy "Kiss Marry Kill" from Hobby Lark

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    The Sticker Stalker Game

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    Even grown-ups like stickers and in 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. 

    The Sticker Stalker Game from Five for Families Blog

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    Two Truths and a Lie

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    Two Truths and a Lie can be a great game for all ages, and it makes for a fun icebreaker for a group that may not know each other very well. 

    There are lots of examples of truths and lies about achievements, sports, childhood and family, food, and more. You'll even find some strategies for the game here that will give you the upper hand. 

    Two Truths and a Lie from Hobby Lark

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    Conversation Cards

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     If you're looking for a low-key icebreaker for your party, these conversation cards from Living Locurto are a great idea. They can especially be fun for a dinner party. 

    There are four pages here filled with conversation starters that you can print out, cut up, and place in a jar or basket. 

    Conversation Cards from Living Locurto

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    Don't Say Yes

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    You've probably heard of those taboo word games before, but this one will be quite the challenge. Guests aren't allowed to use the word, yes, or any variation of it.

    You can have them wear a sticker or a yarn necklace if they say the word during the party. It will be fun to see who's the most "decorated" at the end of the night.

    Don't Say Yes from Habbo Wiki

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    Press Conference

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    Here's a unique party game for adults that can be fun with any size of party guests. 

    Someone holds a "press conference" and answers questions from the other guests. The catch is that the person holding the conference doesn't know who they are pretending to be but the rest of the guests do.

    Press Conference from Perfect Party Games

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    React and Act

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    React, and Act is an icebreaker game that will have your guests acting and reacting to different situations such as winning the lottery or getting fired.

    Included are full instructions and a few variations that will make the game interesting. 

    React and Act from Icebreakers

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    Bite the Bag

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    Bite the Bag is a simple drinking game that will have your guests trying to pick up a paper bag with only their mouths.

    When a guest fails, they'll need to take a drink: Clearly, the game will get funnier as the night goes on. 

    Bite the Bag from Drinkplays

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    Story Starters

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    Story Starters is a get-to-know-you game that makes a wonderful ice breaker but can also be fun if everyone already knows each other. If you have a large group, you'll want to break everyone into groups of 4-6 people.

    This game starts with the beginning of a story and asks the first guest to continue the story. The story continues on, moving from one person to another. The results are often hilarious and you never know which turn the stories are going to take.

    Story Starters from Icebreakers

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    Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors

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    How long has it been since you've been in a rock, paper, scissors completion? Probably quite a while! This party game takes the classic game and turns it into tournament-style so it can be played with a group of people. It can even be played with an extra-large group of people, such as 30 and over.

    Who's the best rock, paper, scissors player among your closest friends?

    Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors from Icebreakers