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19 Most Exciting Fun Games for Parties | Kid-friendly | Best Tips in 2024


Leah Nguyen 22 April, 2024 12 min read

In the midst of life’s daily hustle and bustle, it’s truly incredible to take a break, let loose, and share memorable moments with cherished friends and family.

If you’re looking to fill up your party with laughter and keep the little ones entertained, we’ve got your back with these 19 fun games for parties!

These games will be your secret weapons to rescue any gathering that starts losing its energy, injecting a fresh burst of excitement and ensuring your celebration doesn’t fade into tiredness😪.

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Fun Games for Parties for All Ages

No matter what occasion or age you are, these fun games for parties will leave everyone with a big smile.

#1. Jenga

Prepare for a nail-biting test of skill and steadiness with Jenga, the timeless game of tower-building!

Take turns delicately poking, prodding, or pulling blocks from the Jenga tower, carefully placing them on top. With each move, the tower grows taller, but be warned: as the height increases, so does the wobbliness!

Your goal is simple: don’t let the tower come crashing down, or you’ll face defeat. Can you maintain your composure under pressure?

#2. Would You Rather?

Form a circle and prepare for a hilarious and stimulating game. It’s time for a round of “Would You Rather”!

Here’s how it works: start by turning to the person next to you and presenting them with a tricky choice, such as “Would you rather look like a fish and be like a fish?” Wait for their response, and then it’s their turn to pose a challenging scenario to the person beside them. 

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#3. Pictionary

Pictionary is an easy party game that guarantees endless entertainment and laughter.

Here’s how it works: players take turns wielding their artistic skills to draw a picture representing a secret word, while their teammates frantically try to guess it correctly.

It’s fast-paced, thrilling, and incredibly easy to learn, ensuring everyone can dive right into the fun. It’s absolutely okay if you are not a good drawer because the game will even be funnier!

#4. Monopoly

monopoly is one of fun games for parties
Fun Games for Parties – Monopoly

Step into the shoes of ambitious landowners in one of the best party board games, where the goal is to acquire and develop your own properties. As a player, you’ll experience the thrill of buying prime land and strategically enhancing its value.

Your income will soar as other players visit your properties, but be prepared to spend your hard-earned cash when you venture onto lands owned by your opponents. In challenging times, tough decisions may arise, leading you to mortgage your properties to raise much-needed funds for fines, taxes, and other unexpected misfortunes.

#5. Never Have I Ever

Gather in a circle, and get ready for a thrilling game of “Never Have I Ever.” The rules are simple: one person begins by saying, “Never have I ever…” followed by something they have never done before. It could be anything, like “Traveled to Canada” or “Eaten escargot”.

Here’s where the excitement builds: if any participant in the group has actually done what was mentioned, they must hold up one finger. On the other hand, if no one in the group has done it, the person who initiated the statement must hold up a finger.

The game continues around the circle, with each person taking turns sharing their “Never Have I Ever” experiences. The stakes rise as fingers start to go down, and the first person to have three fingers up is out of the game.

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#6. Heads Up!

Get ready for endless entertainment with the Heads Up! app, available on the App Store and Google Play.

For just 99 cents, you’ll have hours of fun at your fingertips. Act out or describe words from various categories while one person guesses, racing against the clock for one minute. Pass the phone to the next player and keep the excitement going.

With categories like animals, movies, and celebrities, the fun never stops. 

Fun Games For Parties For Kids

Every parent desires an unforgettable birthday party for their little one. Besides delicious treats, make sure to see the kids have a blast with these silly party games.

#7. Pin the Tail on The Donkey

Fun Games for Parties - Pin the Tail on The Donkey
Fun Games for Parties – Pin the Tail on The Donkey

Blindfolded and armed with a paper tail, a brave player is spun around in dizzying circles.

Their mission? To locate and pin the tail onto a large picture of a tailless donkey.

The suspense builds as they rely solely on their instincts and laughter erupts when the tail finds its rightful place. Get ready for a hilarious game of Pin the Tail on The Donkey that guarantees endless amusement for all.

#8. Minute to Win It Games

Prepare for a riotous burst of laughter with a party game inspired by the classic TV game show.

These entertaining challenges will put the party guests to the test, giving them just one minute to complete hilarious physical or mental feats.

Picture the fun of picking up Cheerios with nothing but a toothpick using only their mouths, or the excitement of reciting the alphabet flawlessly backwards.

These 1-minute games for birthday parties guarantee a barrel of laughs and unforgettable moments for everyone involved. 

#9. Team Scavenger Hunt Challenge

For an exciting hunting-themed party game that appeals to children of all ages, consider organizing a Scavenger Hunt.

Begin by creating a pictorial list of items for the kids to collect and watch as they unleash their enthusiasm in a thrilling race to find everything on the list.

A nature hunt can include anything from a blade of grass to a pebble, while an indoor hunt can involve locating items like a sock or a piece of Lego.

#10. Musical Statues

Ready to burn off some excess sugar and excitement? Musical Statues is going to the rescue!

Crank up the party tunes and watch as the kids unleash their boogie moves. When the music stops, they must freeze in their tracks.

To keep everyone engaged, we suggest keeping all participants in the game but rewarding the best pose-holders with stickers. This ensures everyone stays close to the party action and avoids wandering off.

In the end, the children with the most stickers earn themselves a well-deserved prize.

#11. I Spy

Let the game begin with one person taking the lead. They will choose an object in the room and provide a hint by saying, “I spy, with my little eye, something yellow”.

Now, it’s time for everyone else to put on their detective hats and start guessing. The catch is that they can only ask yes or no questions. The race is on to be the first to correctly guess the object!

#12. Simon Says

In this game, players must follow all commands that start with the magical words “Simon says”. For example, if Simon says, “Simon says touch your knee”, everyone must quickly touch their knee.

But here’s the tricky part: if Simon says a command without uttering “Simon says” first, like “clap hands”, players must resist the urge to clap hands. If someone mistakenly does that, they’re out until the next game begins. Stay sharp, listen closely, and be prepared to think fast in this entertaining game of Simon Says!

Fun Games For Parties For Adults

No matter if it’s a birthday or an anniversary celebration, these party games for adults are a perfect fit! Put on your game face and kickstart the festivities right now.

#13. Party Pub Quiz

No indoor party games for adults are completed without having a few whimsical party pub quizzes, accompanied by booze and laughter.

The preparation is simple. You create quiz questions on your laptop, cast them on a big screen, and got everyone to answer using mobile phones.

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#14. Mafia

Fun Games for Parties - The Mafia game
Fun Games for Parties – The Mafia game

Get ready for a thrilling and complex game known by names like Assassin, Werewolf, or Village. If you have a large group, a deck of cards, ample time, and a penchant for immersive challenges, this game will provide a captivating experience.

In essence, certain participants will take on the roles of the villains (such as the mafia or assassins), while others become villagers, and a few assume the crucial role of police officers.

The police officers must use their deduction skills to identify the bad guys before they manage to eliminate all the innocent villagers. With a game moderator overseeing the proceedings, prepare for an intense and exciting puzzle that will keep everyone engaged from start to finish.

#15. Flip Cup

Get ready for house party drinking games for adults that go by different names like Flip Cup, Tip Cup, Canoe, or Taps.

Players will take turns chugging beer from a plastic cup and then skillfully flipping it to land face-down on the table.

The next person can proceed with their flip only after the first teammate has successfully completed theirs.

#16. Name The Tune

This is a game that requires nothing more than a (semi-in-tune) singing voice.

Here’s how it works: someone selects a song and hums the tune while everyone else tries to guess the song’s name.

The first person to correctly guess the song emerges as the winner and earns the right to choose the next song.

The cycle continues, keeping the enjoyment flowing. Whoever guesses the song first doesn’t have to drink but losers do.

#17. Spin The Bottle

In this exciting adult party game, players take turns spinning a bottle that is lying flat, and then play truth or dare with the person to whom the bottleneck points when it comes to a stop.

There are many variations to the game, but here are some questions to get you kickstarted: Best 130 Spin The Bottle Questions To Play

#18. Tonge Twisters

Gather a collection of tongue twisters like “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” or “Pad kid poured curd pulled cod”.

Write them on slips of paper and place them in a bowl. Take turns drawing a card from the bowl and attempting to read the tongue twister five times without stumbling over the words.

Brace yourself for hilarious moments as many people are bound to fumble and stumble through the tongue twisters in their haste.

#19. The Statue Dance

This interactive adult party game can be taken to the next level with a boozy twist.

Gather your friends, line up the tequila shots, and pump up the music. Everyone unleashes their dance moves as the music plays, grooving to the rhythm.

But here’s the catch: when the music suddenly pauses, everyone must freeze. The challenge lies in remaining completely still, as even the slightest movement can lead to elimination from the game.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are cool games to play at home?

When it comes to indoor games, these are the ones that can be played within the confines of a house and often involve multiple participants. Some popular examples include Ludo, Carrom, puzzles, card games, chess, and various board games.

What makes a party game fun?

Party games are fun when they incorporate straightforward mechanics such as drawing, acting, guessing, betting, and judging. The goal is to create scenarios that generate plenty of amusement and contagious laughter. It’s important for the game to be brief, and unforgettable, leaving players eager for more.

What are some interesting games to play with friends?

Scrabble, Uno & Friends, Never Have I Ever, Two Truths One Lie, and Draw Something are excellent choices for easy-to-play games that allow you to stay connected and enjoy a turn whenever you have a spare moment during the day.

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