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Fun Never Sleeps | Best 15 Games to Play at a Sleepover in 2024


Leah Nguyen 22 April, 2024 10 min read

Definition of a perfect night: Slumber Party with Yout Besties! 🎉🪩

If you’re searching for iconic party games to make it an epic night, you’ve landed in the perfect spot.

No matter the theme of your sleepover, whether it’s a fantastic girl’s night, an action-packed night for the boys, or a vibrant mix of your closest pals, we’ve got you covered with this exciting list of 15 fun games to play at a sleepover.

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#1. Spin The Bottle

You know the old-school Spin The Bottle, but this game involves a culinary twist that all the guests can enjoy. Here’s how to play it:

Arrange a circle of tiny bowls, with a bottle placed in the centre. Now, it’s time to fill these bowls with an assortment of foods. Get creative with your choices, including the good (chocolate, popcorn, ice cream), the bad (bitter cheese, pickle), and the ugly (chillies, soy sauce). Feel free to customize the ingredients based on what is available at your slumber party.

Once the bowls are filled, it’s time to spin the bottle and let the fun begin! The person the bottle points to must bravely take on the challenge and consume a portion of the food from the bowl it lands on. 

Remember to keep a camera at the ready, as these priceless moments are sure to provide endless laughter and memories to cherish. Capture the excitement and share the joy with everyone involved.

#2. Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare is another classic game to play with friends at a sleepover. Gather your friends and prepare a set of thought-provoking and daring Truth or Dare questions.

The guests will have to decide whether to answer truthfully or take on a dare. Get ready to uncover your friends’ deepest secrets, or be the sole witness to one of the most hilarious and embarrassing performances they do to hide the truth.

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#3. Movie Nights

Your sleepover party won’t be completed without snuggling up and watching a good movie, but it can be hard to decide which one to see when everyone has their own favourite show they want to binge on.

Preparing a Random movie spinner wheel is a stellar idea to add an element of unpredictability while saving time for the guests. Get it started by simply spinning the wheel and let fate decide your OG movie for the night. No matter what it chooses, having friends by your side will guarantee a sleepover filled with laughter and entertaining commentary.

Games to Play at a Sleepover - A random movie spinner wheel
Games to Play at a Sleepover – A random movie spinner wheel

#4. Uno Cards

Easy to learn and impossible to resist, UNO is a game where players take turns matching a card in their hand with the one on top of the deck. Match either by colour or number, and watch the excitement unfold!

But that’s not all—special action cards like Skips, Reverses, Draw Twos, colour-changing Wild cards, and the powerful Draw Four Wild cards add thrilling twists to the game. Each card performs a unique function that can turn the tide in your favour and defeat your opponents.

If you can’t find a matching card, draw from the centre pile. Keep your wits about you and seize the perfect moment to shout “UNO!” when you’re down to your last card. It’s a race to victory!

#5. Chubby Bunny

Chubby Bunny is a hilariously entertaining game that has become a favourite slumber party game to play. Get ready for some marshmallow madness as players compete to say the phrase “Chubby Bunny” with as many marshmallows in their mouths as possible.

The ultimate champion is crowned based on the player who can successfully utter the phrase with the greatest number of marshmallows in their mouth.

#6. Categories

Looking for simple and fast-paced fun games to play with friends at a sleepover? Then you will need to check out Categories.

Start by selecting a category, such as a mammal animal or celebrity name that starts with “K”.

The guests will take turns saying a word that fits under that category. If one is stumped, they will be eliminated from the game.

#7. Blindfolded Makeup

The blindfolded Makeup challenge is a perfect sleepover game for 2! Simply grab your partner and blindfold them, blocking their vision completely.

Then, trust them to apply makeup – blush, lipstick, eyeliner, and eyeshadow to your face while they can’t see a thing. The results are often surprising and laugh-out-loud funny!

#8. Cookies Baking Night

Fun games to play at a sleepover - Cookie baking night
Fun games to play at a sleepover – Cookie baking night

Imagine those decadent chocolate heaven combined with the irresistible smell of freshly-baked cookie treats – who doesn’t love them? 😍, and cookies are also simple to make with easy-find ingredients on top of that.

To spice things up, you can prepare the blind cookie challenge where participants have to combine different items without seeing the recipe to come up with a complete batch of cookies. Everyone will taste-test them and vote for the best one.

#9. Jenga

If you are into suspense, laughter and crafting strategy, keep Jenga on your list of best sleepover games.

Experience the thrill of pulling genuine hardwood blocks from the tower and carefully placing them on top. It starts easy, but as more blocks are removed, the tower becomes increasingly unstable.

Each move will have you and your friends on the edge of your seats, desperately trying to keep the tower from toppling over. 

#10. Emoji Challenge

For this game, you will choose a theme, and have one person text a set of emoji to your group chat😎🔥🤳. Whoever guesses the correct answer first will gain a score. There are many Guess The Emoji templates on the internet for you to kickstart, so challenge your friends and see who’s the fastest to guess it right 💪.

#11. Twister

Get ready for a twisted play sleepover with the Twister game! Spin the spinner and brace yourself for the challenge of keeping your hands and feet on the mat.

Can you follow the instructions like “Right foot red” or “Left foot green”? Stay focused and agile!

If you touch the mat with your knee or elbow, or if you lose your balance and fall, you’re out.

And watch out for Air! If the spinner lands on that, you’ll need to elevate a hand or foot in the air, away from the mat. Be the last one standing to claim victory in this test of balance and flexibility!

#12. What’s On My Hands?

Do you fear the unseen, because this game will put your senses to the test!

Prepare a handful of objects for your friends to guess. One player wears the blindfold and must guess the objects placed in their hands by their partner. Feel the shape, texture, and weight of each item as you make your guesses.

Once you’ve gone through all the objects, it’s time to switch roles. Now it’s your turn to wear the blindfold and challenge your partner with mystery objects. Use your touch and intuition to determine what’s in your hands. The player with the most correct guesses emerges as the winner.

#13. Exploding Kittens

Fun games to play at a sleepover - Exploding Kittens
Fun games to play at a sleepover – Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens is one of the sleepover board games suitable for all ages for its charming artwork and amusing cards.

The objective is simple: avoid drawing the dreaded Exploding Kitten card that will instantly eliminate you from the game. Stay on your toes and strategize to outwit your opponents.

But be careful, as the deck is filled with other action cards that can either help you manipulate the game to your advantage or spell disaster for your opponents. Fire up everyone’s competitive spirit by adding a penalty – the loser has to pay for brunch!

#14. Karaoke Bonanza

This is the chance to unleash your inner pop star. Get a karaoke set and connect your TV with Youtube, you and your friends will have the time of your life.

Even if you don’t have the right tool, just singing along with besties is more than enough to make a memorable night. 

#15. Flashlight Tag

Flashlight Tag is an engaging sleepover game to play in the dark. This game combines the thrill of traditional tag with the mystery of hide-and-seek.

One person is designated as “it” and holds the flashlight, while the remaining guests strive to stay hidden.

The objective is simple: avoid being caught in the beam of light. If the person with the flashlight spots someone, they’re out of the game. Make sure the playing area is clear of obstacles to ensure everyone’s safety.

It’s a heart-pounding adventure that will have everyone on their toes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good game for a sleepover?

A good game to play at a sleepover should engage everyone and is age-appropriate. Games such as Truth or Dare, Uno Cards, or Categories are example activities which are fun to play and you can customise them for any age.

What is the scariest game to play at sleepovers?

For scary games to play at sleepovers that guarantee a good thrill, try the famous Bloody Mary. Enter the bathroom with the lights turned off and the door closed, ideally with a single candle flickering. Stand before the mirror and summon your courage to say “BLOODY MARY” three times. With bated breath, gaze into the mirror, and according to the chilling urban legend, you may catch a glimpse of Bloody Mary herself. Beware, for she might leave scratch marks on your face, arms, or back. And in the most dreaded outcome, she could drag you into the mirror, trapping you there for eternity… 

What games can you play at a sleepover with one friend?

Kickstart your fun-filled night with a classic game of Truth or Dare, perfect for digging more into untold stories. For a burst of creativity and laughter, gather around for a lively round of Charades. And if you’re in the mood for a makeover, check out blindfolded makeup where you paint each other’s face without seeing a thing!

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