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21 Outrageously Fun Adult Party Games

Mix things up with these adult party games! They're the best way to add some extra fun (and laughs) to your next gathering.

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Jenga Giantvia amazon.com

Giant Jenga

Make way for mega fun with this giant Jenga set. Take this adult party game to the next level by writing truth or dare or drinking challenges on each Jenga piece. Whenever a player pulls out a piece, they’ve got to do the challenge written!

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Prosecco Pongvia amazon.com

Prosecco Pong

It’s beer pong, but classier (and much cuter). Pro tip: save your favorite champagne cocktails for sipping. Use sparkling water for the game while you sip on the good stuff. A round of prosecco pong will go over well at bachelorette parties and girls nights, too.

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Story Starters

Remember playing Mad Libs or a game of telephone in school? This simple game is similar, and it gets your creativity flowing! Have the first person in the group kick off the beginning of the story and take turns adding to it. As the story progresses, laughter is sure to ensue! It’s also a great option for entertainment on a road trip.

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Cornhole

Who doesn’t love a game of cornhole on a beautiful day? If you’re throwing a summer birthday bash, this outdoor game will get the party started on the right foot. Made with treated oak, this cornhole set is as sturdy as it is stunning.

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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.

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Werewolf Game adult party games via amazon.com

Werewolf

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.

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Pass the Pigs via amazon.com

Pass the Pigs 

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.”

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Charades

This is a classic adult party game, and there’s no need to purchase anything to join in the fun! Form your teams and allow the first player to come up with a movie, song, book, celebrity or any other topic. Players act out the topic with clues, but without any words. It’s a blast to see what other team members come up with as they yell out their guesses hoping to nail the correct answer!

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Cards Against Humanityvia amazon.com

Cards Against Humanity

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.

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Spikeball 3 Ball Set adult party games via amazon.com

Spikeball

This active game will get you on your feet. All you need is four people, some open space and you’re ready to spike. Think of it as a mini version of volleyball. (Psst—If Spikeball looks familiar, you may have seen it on Shark Tank.)

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karaoke machinevia amazon.com

Karaoke Competition

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!

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Giant Connect 4via amazon.com

Giant Connect 4

Your favorite childhood game, life-sized. Keep this game in mind for backyard BBQs, summer shindigs and graduation parties. It’s an easy game to set up for some major fun. If you have more than one set, try dividing into two teams for a timed Connect 4 competition.

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What Do You Memevia amazon.com

What Do You Meme

If you’re a Cards Against Humanity fan, you’ll love What Do You Meme. Players’ meme skills will be put to the test as they attempt to create the funniest meme at the table. It’ll be hard not to laugh when reading the cards aloud.

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Two Truths and a Lie

Need a fun adult birthday party game? This serves as a fantastic ice breaker, or it’s a great option for a game night amongst family and friends. Take turns going around the room, with each player sharing two true things about themselves, along with one lie. You’re sure to have a great laugh as players shout out their answers as they guess which statement is the fib.

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Horseshoevia target.com

Horseshoe

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.

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Truth or Dare

Now, here’s a throwback. Take this adored 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!

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Yard Games Kubb Game Premium Setvia walmart.com

Kubb

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.

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Pictionary

This classic adult party game can either be played with a store-bought game set, or you can pull it off on your own at home. Cut up pieces of paper and write down a topic on each, including objects, animals and even activities such as fishing or skiing. Have the first player grab a card and get to drawing! Set a timer as they draw, and have a blast while team members yell out guesses for the artistic piece in the works. Don’t forget to wrap up the night with these fun party favors.

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Who's Most Likely To?via target.com

Who’s Most Likely To?

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.

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Ladder Golfvia target.com

Ladder Golf

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!

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Spoons

You only need two items for this fast and furious game—a deck of cards and a few spoons from the kitchen. Sit around the table and pass your cards until you have four of a kind. Once you get the magic set, quickly grab your spoon and watch as things get wild. Other players will race to grab a spoon before they’re all gone, making it frantic and terribly fun.

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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