Delicious food and interesting music do serve as the sources of enjoyment, but the best new party games can be a breakthrough in terms of entertainment for everyone for at least a couple of hours.
While making a choice of the best party game, the foremost element for you is to identify your audience. If you choose a party such as barbecue in your backyard with your married friends and their infants, you may be concerned regarding engaging them to play and getting messy at the same time.
Similarly, if you are thinking to have a get together with your childhood friends, you may think of having some fun to refresh old memories.
The next principle: Pick games that are user friendly, straightforward, and catchy. In this way, you don’t have to worry about the 30-page rule book all the time, even if the players are a little drunk.
The major element for choosing the top party game is preference. Here are some of the best party games you can play with your family or friends.
1. Bite the Bag
Indeed, this party game is so much fun! The game is played in the opposite way of the conventional limbo game.
Participants keep their hands at their backs and wait for their turns to reach and pick a brown paper big only with their mouth and nothing else.
The players fold down or cut off another inch after the completion of every round.
The most important rule is only the mouth can be used for picking up the box, but your feet may touch the floor. If players break the rules, they do not stay in the competition any longer.
In order to make it tougher, some individuals play in a way that they have to keep one of their feet off the floor while they bite the bag.
Also, some players use hollow boxes of cereal to play the game if they cannot find the brown paper sack.
2. Blind Man’s Swag
Players play this game in pairs. One member in each pair is blindfolded. Players ensure that their partner doesn’t peek, else they will end up ruining the fun of the game.
Having adequate space is also one of the requirements of this game with no breakables in the playing region.
The pairs begin the game on one side of the playing region. Once the partners are blindfolded, the swag comes. It could be a prize, a bill worth $10, or anything that could be really exciting for the players.
The blindfolded players must stay at their places, and their other partners should direct them to the prize through words only (no touching).
The purpose is to be the first one to get hold of the swag, but it’s amusing to watch players who are attempting to get there.
3. Shave it!
Guests play this game in pairs. One of them keeps the balloon in their mouth, whereas the other individual uses a shaving cream to lather their balloon.
The partner who is not in hold of the balloon needs to remove the shaving cream by using a disposable razor.
The team that first completes this step without bursting their balloon wins the game.
4. Ping Pong Box
This thoroughly fun filled game requires some preparation, but it is worth playing. Every participant needs one empty rectangle tissue box alongside ten ping pong balls. Participants also require a ribbon or a string.
At first, the party ties the sting through each box in a way that you are able to lace it around the waist of the player.
Next, you fill every box with the ping pong balls and then you are all set.
Now, the fun part comes…Fasten the tissue box belts around each player’s waists; ensure that the tissue box is at the back. Play some music and ask the players to shake their booties with the music.
Touching of box with hands is against the rules. Also, players cannot ask others for help. The aim is to be at the top in bopping all your balls out.
5. Party Guests Bingo
How foreseeable is your mate’s behavior? Find out this in the fun twist on bingo.
The game is ideal at the parties in which the guests are familiar with each other. When guests arrive, give them a plane bingo card ( you may mark the space in between as free).
They need to fill in all squares themselves on the basis of their knowledge about the other guests. Examples:
- Marlon will be bragging about his newly purchased mansion
- Lucy will come up with a Game of Thrones conversation
- Michael will flirt with Rachel
- Geraldine will start the conversation with “basically”
The guests can mark off their cards during the party if the prediction comes true. The first individual to get a bingo calls it out and becomes the prize winner.
You can keep playing to check if someone fills up their card completely, or count to check who made the most predictions right at the end of the party.
6. The Lego Walk of the Fame
A few native tribes consider barefooted walking through a bed of hot coals a symbol of bravery and courage. In the modern world, there is more or less a similar concept – and if you ever experienced the misfortune of treading on a Lego then you understand what this is all about.
The host sets up the Lego fire walk by making a long walk track of more than 10 feet. You may create the track in different ways.
A good example is to use painters tape mark away from your walk on the floor.
When you have created your walking track, you will require plenty of Legos to fill it up. You need to make sure there is no gap on the path where a player may step by skipping the Lego.
Once, you have completed the Lego firework, give players the challenge to walk across. Announce an exciting prize as incentive for those who make it through.
7. Human Pinata
This is exciting and so much fun twist on the classic piñata. Players would need to hot glue small awards/prize all over a rough shirt.
You may use small candy, small toys, and money. Put each item in a bag which is zip-locked and hot glue each bag with the shirt. You need to cover the shirt with prizes.
Now, get the piñata volunteer to wear the shirt. Give them a go and ask other players to follow them.
The players locate the human piñata and while reaching close to that, they may pull off the bag.
Players cannot hold or touch the human piñata by any means. They are allowed to hold bags attached to them.
Game carries on until every bag has been pulled from the human piñata.
8. Human Hungry Hungry Hippos
Think about your favorite childhood board games that you played often in a life-size version. That is Human Hungry Hippo’s. It also requires a little preparation, but the excitement and the memories you will have with your dear ones such as family and friends are worthwhile.
You will require:
- Several play pit balls
- Four flat scooters
- Four small-circle laundry baskets
- Eight players
Players need to play this game in pair. One player in every pair will serve as a pusher, whereas the other one is hippo.
A large driveway or a parking lot is an ideal place to play this game. Create a playing area by using chalk to make a 10×10 ft square. In order to play the game, each pair stands on a side of the square.
The hippos lay belly down on their scooters, while the pushers hold their feet, and the hippos keep baskets in their hands.
In the beginning, the host throws all the plastic balls in the mid-area of the game and loudly says GO! Now, Pushers push their hippos to the playing box, but they cannot step into it themselves.
The hippo needs to get hold of as many balls as possible in a three-minute time, which is the duration of every round. As per the rules, they can only use the baskets; they cannot use their hands to pick up the ball.
Once, three minutes are over, the host will announce that time is up. The team with most balls in their basket will be the winner of that round. This sounds epic! Isn’t it?
In a nutshell
These funny games will enable you to have fun! You will have very good memories after playing these games with your guests.
Most of these are D.I.Y games that can work in ordinary household settings.
This article was written by a freelancer.