9 New Year's Eve Party Games for Adults

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These New Year's Eve party games for adults will let your guests cut loose and have some fun. No one will forget your New Year's Eve party because they'll be talking about it all year long.

My favorite thing about these New Year's Eve party games is that they're so quick and easy. You don't have to rush out and buy supplies, they only require items you already have. This also makes them extremely easy to plan, because at most they require you to do a little bit of printing.

If you're looking for something more unique, there are also some free murder mystery games to delight your guests. No matter what route you choose, your New Year's Eve party will be one for the books.

  • 01 of 09

    Highlights of the Year New Year

    A man holding up two game cards for New Years.

    Alice & Lois

    This adult New Year's Eve party game is all about getting the conversation going at your party and hearing about everyone's favorites and memories from the past year.

    There are 15 free, printable cards for this New Years game that includes questions to ask your guests 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.

    Highlights of the Year New Year from Alice & Lois

  • 02 of 09

    The Name Game

    A bowl full of slips of paper.


    The Name Game is a super 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. These can be names of celebrities, fictional characters, historical characters, and even people in the room. 

    Party guests divide into teams and take turns trying to guess the names on the slip of paper by giving each other clues. Keep track of points if you wish, or simply enjoy the fun of the game.

    The Name Game from Inchmark

  • 03 of 09

    Loaded Questions from The Dating Divas

    Women laughing together at party
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    Loaded Questions is a hilarious New Year's Eve party game that works best for adult couples.

    This is based on the popular board game Adult Loaded Questions but you'll find a bunch of free questions here that you can write down on slips of paper that are aimed at seeing just how much the men know about their partners.

    You'll find questions like "What would embarrass your wife?, What do you really want your wife to dress up like on Halloween?​" and about a dozen more.

    Loaded Questions from The Dating Divas

  • 04 of 09

    New Years 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 it is a great way to get your guests to loosen up and have an awesome night.

    These photo prop signs can be printed and then placed on popsicle sticks. Give them to your guests and let everyone have fun snapping photos of each other.

    I think this would be a great activity for guests to do when they first arrive at the party and then bring them back out later in the night to see just how crazy the photos can get.

    New Years Photo Prop Free Printables from Uncommon Designs

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  • 05 of 09

    New Years Resolution Guessing Game

    Glass wish jar filled with paper wishes on a table with confetti
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    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 that you'll need to playing a guessing game to find out who's is who.

    Use some slips of paper to ask the guests to list their New Year's resolution, what they'll do less of, and what they want to do more of.

    Collect the resolutions in a big jar or basket and then have the guests try to guess which resolution belongs to which guest.

    New Years Resolution Guessing Game from Ice Breaker Ideas

  • 06 of 09

    New Year's Eve Charades

    Friends Living Together
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    This New Year's word list turns a classic game into a New Year's Eve party game just for the adults.

    Depending on the size of your party, you can either divide your guests into small or large groups. If you have a really big party you can take the guests that want to play into another room for the fun.

    Rules for the Game of Charades from University of Maryland

  • 07 of 09

    Two Resolutions and a Lie

    Season Celebrations
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    Two Resolutions and a Lie is the ultimate ice breaker and the perfect beginning to your New Year's Eve party.

    This game is a twist on the classic Two Truths and a Lie party game where guests have to try to figure out what the other guests are lying and telling the truth about. With this game, though, they'll have to figure out what two resolutions you really want this year, and which one is completely made up.

    Two Resolutions and a Lie from Hobby Lark

  • 08 of 09

    New Year's Eve Minute to Win It Games

    New Year's party.
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    These New Year's Eve Minute to Win It games are great for kids, but you'll find them even more fun when the adults get down with them.

    There are 10 free, printable cards that outline what each player needs to do as part of a game. There's a lot of silliness to these and as the clock gets closer to sticking midnight, your guests will love them even more.

    New Year's Eve Minute to Win It Games from The Idea Room

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  • 09 of 09

    New Year's Resolutions Game

    New Year's Resolutions printable game

    The Idea Room

    Here's another great New Year's Eve game from The Idea Room, called New Year's Resolution and it's a play on Mad Libs.

    Print off the free New Year's Resolutions Mad Libs Story along with the answer sheet and your guests can create some hilarious stories that they can share with all the other guests.

    New Year's Resolutions Game from The Idea Room