17 Party Games for Adults

Hilarious Party 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...MORE party, or even 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, I have a lists of Halloween, Christmas, and New Year's Eve party games for adults.

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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 10 different questions on it but you certainly could make up your own questions, making them themed towards the season, holiday, occasion, or group of people.

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    Murder Mystery games aren't just for Halloween, they can be played anytime 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.

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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. This makes for a fun and easy icebreaker.

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    The Not So Newlywed Game is the perfect way to entertain your friends at your next couples event. This 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. ​

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  • 05 of 17
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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.

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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. 

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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."

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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). This can be played with a group 3-13 but for a big party, you can have multiple games going on at one time. 

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  • 09 of 17
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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. 

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    This game of Crazy 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. 

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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. 

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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 choose a type or color of sticker for each guest or even use labels with that person's name on them. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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 really interesting. 

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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 meaning the game will get funnier as the night goes on.