8 New Year's Eve Party Games for Adults

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If you're hosting an adults-only New Year's Eve party (or the kids won't be staying up until midnight), be sure to plan some New Year's Eve party games just for adults. These games are simple and inexpensive to put together; for some, you might already have the items you need on hand. And all of them will allow your guests to let loose and have some fun as you celebrate the new year.

Here are eight New Year's Eve party games for adults to enjoy.

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    Highlights of the Year

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    Alice & Lois

    This New Year's Eve party game is all about getting the conversation going at your party and hearing about everyone's favorite moments and memories from the past year. This Alice & Lois game includes 15 free printable game cards that have questions to ask your guests. Some of the categories include the hardest they laughed this year, the best movie of the year, the event of the year that had the most impact, the most overrated celebrity story of the year, and many more.

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    The Name Game

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    The Name Game from Activity Village is an easy New Year's Eve party game that's great for a large group of adults looking for a fun but laid back game to play. For this game, each guest will need to contribute some names to a large bowl. They can be names of celebrities, fictional characters, historical figures, and even people in the room. Then, guests should divide into teams and take turns trying to guess the names on each slip of paper by giving each other clues. Keep track of points for correct guesses if you wish, or simply enjoy the fun of the game.

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    Loaded Questions

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    Based on the popular box game by the same name, Loaded Questions is a hilarious New Year's Eve party game. It works best for adult couples. The Dating Divas website offers a version with free questions that you write down on slips of paper. The questions are aimed at finding out what the partners really think. You'll find questions such as "What would embarrass your partner?" or "What do you really want your partner to dress up like on Halloween?​"

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    New Year's Photo Prop Free Printables

    A Happy New Year photo prop sign

    Uncommon Designs

    These New Year's Eve photo props aren't necessarily a game, but they are a great way to get your guests to loosen up and have a fun night. The photo prop signs from Uncommon Designs can be printed and then placed on popsicle sticks. Give them to your guests, and let everyone have fun snapping photos of each other.

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    New Year's Resolution Guessing Game

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    Ice Breaker Ideas has a whole list of fun games for your New Year's Eve get-together. Here's a New Year's Eve game for adults that will give everyone an opportunity to share their New Year's resolutions. The trick is you'll need to play a guessing game to find out to whom the resolutions belong. Ask guests to list their resolutions on slips of paper. Then, collect the slips, read the resolutions, and have guests guess who wrote each one.

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    New Year's Eve Charades

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    This New Year's word list from Enchanted Learning can help you turn a classic game of charades into one themed for a New Year's Eve party. Simply print the words on slips of paper, and put them in a basket. Divide your guests into teams, and have players take turns drawing a slip of paper and acting out the word that's on it. Award a team a point for each correct guess.

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    Two Resolutions and a Lie

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    Two Resolutions and a Lie is the ultimate ice breaker, making it the perfect beginning to your New Year's Eve party. This game from Hobby Lark is a twist on the classic Two Truths and a Lie party game where guests try to figure out which fact about a person is the lie and which are true. With this themed game, though, they'll have to figure out which two resolutions the person really has made for the year and which is made up.

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    New Year's Resolutions Game

    New Year's Resolutions printable game

    The Idea Room

    Another game from The Idea Room is this New Year's Eve variation on Mad Libs. Simply print the free New Year's Resolutions Mad Libs story along with the answer sheet. Your guests can create some hilarious stories that they then can share with the other guests.