Throw the ultimate grown up or kids Super Bowl party this year with the help of a few fun games. They'll get your guests pumped up for the big game, tuned into the action, and having a blast during halftime and the commercials. The great thing about Super Bowl party games is that even if you have guests who aren't really into the football match, they can still have a great time at your party. Choose from two categories: Super Bowl party games for the adults and games for the kids. If you are having a crowd of families over, select games for both the adults and the kids—that way everyone will be happy.
Super Bowl Party Games for Adults
There's something here for all types of people, from the football fanatics to those just interested in the wings and beer. While these are great games for adults, you can take away any grown-up elements to include younger football fans, too.
- Touch or Flag Football: A game of touch or flag football gets the crowd pumped up before the game or gets everyone moving during halftime.
- Football Toss: If touch or flag football is out, you can play a game of football toss. To play, lay a hula hoop (or any other round item) on the ground or hang it up, then the guests take turns tossing the football into the circle. You can keep score, or just play for fun.
- Super Bowl Prop Pool: Print out a series of game prop questions, and let your party guests make predictions on who will win, the final score, will someone score in the first 7 minutes of the game, and much more. If your friends are the betting kind, place a friendly wager with this one.
- Don't Say It: Pick a word that guests cannot say during the party. If a guest says the word, they'll have to pay a penalty. For instance, you can ban the word "football," and each time a guest says it, they'll have to take a drink or do a cartwheel.
- Super Bowl Commercial Bingo: To play this game, hand out blank Bingo cards (you can make your own Bingo cards and leave the boxes empty). Before the ads start airing, have players fill the boxes on their cards with the names of brands or ads they expect to see during the game (You can use brand names, or simply write things that are a bit more generic, such as beer ad, car ad, or snack food ad.) The rules about how specific a category must be should be determined by the age group of your players. Once everyone has filled in their boxes, hand out pencils they can use to mark their cards. As the commercials play, cross out boxes that contain the ads you see. When someone marks off five boxes in a row, they call out Bingo (or a word of your choice to fit the occasion, such as “super” or “touchdown!”) Have game prizes on hand for players who score Bingos during the game.
- Football Charades: Football Charades uses all the common rules of Charades, but gives it a Super Bowl twist. A few words to help you get started: touchdown, field goal, cheerleader, helmet, football, team, quarterback, halfback, goal post, halftime, mascot, referee, announcer, and coach.
- Super Bowl Bingo: Print out free bingo cards that will have everyone watching closely for face-painted fans, cheerleaders, celebrities, timeouts, and more.
- Super Bowl Trivia: Have each guest take their best shot at this printable Super Bowl Trivia game that asks about the history of the game. Divide up into teams to see who knows the most.
- Rate the Super Bowl Commercial: Before the big game, print out some Super Bowl commercial scorecards where guests can rate the commercials according to categories such as favorite funniest, weirdest, dumbest, coolest, and least favorite. Print your categories on the score sheet and leave blank spaces where players can write in the names of their choices next to each category. They can also give each ad a star rating from one to five (or whatever rating system you choose), and leave some comments of their own (these are fun to read aloud later). When the game is over, add up all of the answers and ratings from players’ sheets and announce the winning commercials.
- Super Bowl Cook-off: Get out of the cooking by asking your guests to bring a dish for the Super Bowl party. Hold a taste-test and have everyone vote for their favorites.
- Super Bowl Party Photo Book Props: See who can make the silliest photos with these free, printable Super Bowl party photo booth props. It includes football glasses, a football helmet, and two quote bubbles.
- Super Bowl Squares: Use this free printable poster to get a football pool going for the big game. Guests pay a small fee to choose a square that predicts what the score will be at a certain point of the game.
- Football Bean Bag Toss: Set up a quick competition for your guests with a football-themed bean bag toss. Mark a small football field either inside or outside with masking tape, including the yardage as it will be necessary for scoring the game. Divide your guests into two teams, set them up at each end of the field, and have players take turns tossing bean bags onto the other team's side of the field. Keep score of the yardage where the bags land. The goal is to hit a low yardage number or to land in the end zone for a touchdown, which is zero points in this game. If a player's bean bag lands off the field, assign the toss 20 penalty points. The team with the lowest total yardage after all of the players have taken a turn wins.
- Make Your Own Super Bowl Commercial: Before game time, write down some of the types of commercials that typically air during the Super Bowl. Fold them up and place them in a football helmet. Divide guests into teams of two or three people. Give them some props and some time to make up and rehearse their own commercials. During halftime, have each team present its commercial to the rest of the guests, who will vote for their favorites in categories like funniest, most interesting, most creative, or whatever suits your particular group of ads.
- Guess What's Next: When the game begins, have everyone guess what the first commercial of the break will be. Have everyone who guessed correctly stand up while everyone who guessed incorrectly remains seated. Standing players will then guess what the next ad will be, and again, anyone correct remains standing. All players left standing when the game resumes gets a point. Play this game during every commercial break, and see who has the most points at the end of the game.
Super Bowl Party Games Just for Kids
Don't leave the kids out of the fun! Put together Super Bowl party games and activities just for the younger set with these ideas.
- Super Bowl Hot Football: Take a basic game of hot potato, but use a small foam or paper football to make it all about the big game.
- Indoor Football Toss for Kids: Let the kids burn off some energy with this fun Super Bowl party game. The kids throw a foam football and see who makes the best toss. Keep score, or just have fun with the game.
- Flick Football: The kids get to make footballs out of paper and then play a game to determine a winner. This is a nice indoor option if the weather isn't cooperating.
- Super Bowl Bingo for Kids: Download free, printable Super Bowl bingo cards that require the kids to look for objects during the game and commercials.
- Super Bowl Word Search: There are 12 Super Bowl-related words that the kids will need to find in this football word search. Who can find them the fastest?
- Super Bowl Word Jumble: Several football words are all jumbled up, and the kids will have to unscramble them.
- Football Super Bowl Maze: See how quickly the kids can get the football player through the football to the other side. The first one done is the winner!
- Football Coloring Pages: Here's a ton of free coloring pages all having to do with football. Print out a few or many and let the kids go crazy. If you have them color them ahead of time, you can use them as decorations for your Super Bowl party.
- Football Scavenger Hunt for Kids: Set up a football-themed scavenger hunt for the kids with these free printables. The kids will burn off some energy running around the house, and you'll have more time to watch the game.
- Football Candy Dice: Download this free game that just requires a dice and some candy to get started. Kids will be clamoring to play so they can earn a special treat.
- Quarter Football: Who can get a quarter or other small object from one end zone to another first? This light tag football game doesn't use a ball, so it can be played inside or out.