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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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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!
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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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.
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!
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.