16 Outrageously-Fun Adult Party Games
Mix things up with these adult birthday party games! They're the best way to add some extra fun (and laughs) to your next shindig.
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Also known as Mafia, Werewolf is a modernized whodunnit game. You’ll be assigned to fictional characters like a villager, robber or seer and each player will try to solve who the werewolves of the game are (and if you’re a werewolf, you’ll try to convince them otherwise). It’s the perfect card game for people who are tired of traditional card games like Poker or War (like myself).
Throw your piggies in the air like you just don’t care! Pass the Pigs is a simple game that any partygoer will love. To play, toss the pigs in the air and depending on how they fall, you get a certain amount of points. You can continue playing unless you get the “oinker,” which eliminates all of your existing points. Don’t hog the pigs too long or you’ll lose out! By the end of the round, the whole party will gather around cheering you on as you try to get the tricky “double leaning jowler.”
Coined as “a party game for horrible people”, there’s no escaping a giggle fit with this silly card game. Your job when playing this game is to find the best card that fits the question card. It may seem innocent, but once you give the cards a read, you’ll understand why it’s not. Not only is Cards Against Humanity a fun time, but you really get a taste of your friends’ sense of humor by the last round.
Bring on the ABBA songs. Belt out your favorite tunes in a karaoke competition among your friends. Play it American Idol-style and assign a panel of judges to determine who wins the grand prize. No matter who wins or loses, you’re sure to have a ball with this one. Just make sure you have a working karaoke machine!
Horsing around is allowed (and encouraged) while playing this classic game. Set up the pegs into the ground, grab a horseshoe and you’re off to the races. Before you start playing, make sure you determine which point method you’re playing: point or cancellation. If you’re doing the by-point method, players win points by throwing near or around the stake. Whereas the cancellation method awards points to the player whose horseshoe is closest to the stake. And if both players’ horseshoes land around the stake, they’ll cancel each other out.
Truth or Dare
Now, here’s a throwback. Take this adored kids party game and make it adult-friendly by adding a boozy twist. If a player chickens out of a dare, they have to take a swig of their drink!
Kubb, also known as Viking chess, will keep you entertained for hours. Teams will each get their shot at knocking down the kubbs, aka wooden blocks, with their wooden batons until they’ve knocked down all of the opposing team’s kubbs. The crowned winner/team is whoever knocks down the king in the middle.
Friendships will be put to the test with Who’s Most Likely To. Each player will have a chance to be the judge. They’ll ultimately decide on who the card best describes from the other player’s nominations. Loser is who reaches seven cards first. But prepare yourselves, this game is not for the faint of heart.
This version of golf is one that I can actually play. The key to this game is to throw your bolas onto the highest rung—giving you three points. If you miss, the second rung will get you two points and the lowest will get you one. The ladder golf winner is whoever gets to 21 points first. Let the games begin!
Never Have I Ever
You can never be too old to play a round of Never Have I Ever. Gather your guests to play a few rounds to end the night. You’ll feel nostalgic the moment the words “Never have I…” escape your lips. If your group needs some inspiration, create DIY topic cards for endless fun.