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Fun Indoor Party Games

If you are planning to throw a party for your child’s birthday, your marriage anniversary, or for any other occasion, indoor party games are a great way of enlivening the party atmosphere.

They are especially ideal during the hot summer, chilling winter or boring rainy days, when it is not possible to entertain your guests with outdoor games. Games, whether indoor or outdoor are an indispensable part of parties along with food and decoration.

Indoor party games help guests open up to each other and the best part is that they can be enjoyed in all seasons. So, let’s take a look at some fun indoor games that can help brighten up your party.

Indoor Party Game Ideas
There is a huge list of indoor games which can make your party the most memorable one. Following are some of these games, which can be enjoyed by all. Have a look!
Musical chairs is a very popular party game that can be enjoyed by children, as well as adults. To play this game, you need to arrange chairs in a circle or row, but be sure to keep one chair less than the number of guests or participants. The rule of the game is for everyone to walk around the length of the chairs, while music is being played. When the music stops, each one has to occupy one of the chairs and whosoever fails to occupy a chair, is out of the game. Each time a person goes out of the game, one chair should be removed and in this way the game is repeated, until only two players are left. Now, the one who succeeds in occupying the single chair is the winner of the game.
Another popular game is to prepare cards, with different activities, like dancing, singing, acting, mimicry, etc., written on them. These cards can be put in a container or arranged on a table. Then, guests can be asked to pick a card, one by one, and do the activity mentioned on the card.
Quizzing can be an interesting indoor game for people of all age groups. Make two teams of all the guests, and pose questions to each team. Allow each team 30 seconds or a minute for answering each question, so that members of a team can consult among themselves to find the right answer. The team that is able to give maximum correct answers would be the winner of the game.
This is a simple, funny, and delicious game. Take a long horizontal string and tie few vertical strings on it, keeping considerable distance between each string. Now, tie the other end of the vertical string to a donut and tell your guests or children to stand in front of each donut. Then ask them to start eating the donuts on your call, but without using their hands. See who is the first person to finish the donut, without dropping even a single piece.
A guessing game can be really amusing for your guests. To play this game, first divide the guests into two groups. Now, the first group is supposed to send one member of their team to the other group, which gives him or her a movie name. The person has to explain the name of the movie by facial expressions and body movements, without uttering a single word. The other members of the team have to guess the movie name by observing these movements.
Thumb wrestling is a simple, but amusing game. To play this game, the players should place their thumbs mid-air. The thumbs should be kept facing one another, while both the players should use their right-hand fingertips to grab the right-hand fingertip of the opponent. Now, each player tries to catch the thumb of the other, and then pin it down for a set count, usually a count of 5, in order to win the game.
You don’t need to be an expert at hula hooping to enjoy this game. People of almost all age groups can enjoy twirling the hoop around their waist. Just make sure that you have enough space for everyone to participate in this game. The person who can spin the hoop for the longest time is the winner, while those who drop it, are out of the game.
A Few Other Games
Apart from the games mentioned above, you can also incorporate the classic party games, like Pass the Parcel, Treasure Hunt, and Balloon Stomp.

Treasure Hunt is especially ideal for children, as they will simply love hunting out treasures, like chocolates and toys. You can also include Blow the Ball game and to make it more exciting, you can blindfold the participants, and ask them to turn around, then take a few steps forward and again turn around, before blowing the ball placed on a table. When you ask the blindfolded person to turn around, he loses the direction, and they might be blowing somewhere else, whereas the ball is placed at another place.

Another interesting game is Dancing with a Ball or a Balloon. This game is played by pairs, with a ball or balloon placed between their foreheads and then dancing without dropping it. If the ball drops, then that particular couple or pair is out of the game.

‘Guess What’ is the game for people who love music, where you can play the music of some famous songs for a few seconds, and let your guests guess the names of these songs. Also encourage them to sing a few lines of the song, which would make it more enjoyable.

By selecting a combination of fun indoor games, you can make each moment of your party enjoyable and exhilarating. Encourage everyone to participate in the games by arousing their interest, but don’t force anyone. If the party is for children, then give something as a gift to each of them. This would make them happy and would prompt them to participate in the games. To sum up, make your party as enjoyable as possible, with creative and funny indoor games.

Indoor Games for Adults

You’re having guests over and you want to show them a good time. Yes of course there will be those great dishes you will have cooked up, all arranged in a four course meal, no less. And the music that you’ll have especially selected to play will be a sure hit, no doubt. But do you really want to know how to ensure that your guests have a great time at your party? The easiest way to make that happen is to arrange for some fun indoor games. Once they start playing these games, you’ll see how they lose their inhibitions and really start to enjoy themselves. Now how do you get them to do that? Just choose from the following list of games that have been provided and let the fun begin.

~ Taboo is a fun-packed game that makes you stay on your toes, think real fast, and tests your mental ability.
~ There are two teams that play against each other. Each member of the team picks a card with a word on it, which he has to convey to his teammates by explaining the concept behind it.
~ While doing so, he cannot use the 4 words that are taboo (can’t use them for describing the main word).
~ These words are the most obvious options that you would use to describe the main word.
~ For example, the main word that you need to convey is ‘basketball’ and the taboo words are ‘sports’, ‘Michael Jordan’, ‘net’, and ‘dunk’.
~ These four words, as you can see, are some of the most obvious words that you would use to describe ‘basketball’. If you use any of the taboo words, you get negative markings.
~ You need to get as many words as you can in a minute.

Pictionary/Dumb Charades
~ This is a crowd pleaser through and through.
~ The group is divided into teams. A member from each team comes forth and is given a chit with a word on it, say, ‘chocolate cake’.
~ The member has to draw out the word on the board that has been provided. The teammates have to guess the word correctly.
~ The team that guesses the most right, wins.
~ Dumb charades is another interesting game you could play. Here, clues have to be acted out.
~ There can be more variations to the clues given in charades ranging from movie and song names to book names as well. Both these games require one to be quick thinkers.

List Them Out
~ This game is quite simple and can be played by any age group.
~ Make a list of 5 actors and 5 actresses.
~ Give each guest a pen and paper.
~ When all of them have seated, pick a chit and announce the actor or actress.
~ The guests have to make a list of all the movies they can think of, in which the actor/actress had starred, within a time frame.
~ At the end of the game, the person who has the maximum names, wins.

Out of the Hat
~ Make chits of a whole lot of activities. These could be anything from mimicking someone or singing a song to any of the ‘forfeits’ you can think of.
~ You’ll find that this one will be a pleasant surprise and make for some of the most fun games.
Murder Mystery
Murder Mystery
~ Murder mysteries can get so intense. With everyone getting involved in solving the mystery and learning to work on the cues, then finding out who the murderer is.
~ Such interactive murder mystery games serve as great ice breaker games for adults.

Mini Casino
~ Bring them a casino, and your guests will love this fun indoor game like nothing else.
~ You can even get all the board games for adults, say, Poker, Black Jack, Russian roulette, and more.

Treasure Hunt
~ This is always a hit party game.
~ You hide your final treasure and put in clues all around the house, one clue leads to the next and so on.

Who’s Line is it Anyway?
~ This has some of the most innovative and fun games that you can think of.
~ Try ‘Scenes from a hat’ – put in some really atrocious situations that people have to act out in pairs. For example, you walk in on a friend who is picking his nose.
~ Try the ABC story – you give a group a situation that they need to enact.
~ The twist is that every new sentence has to start with the next alphabet. Like, if the first sentence starts with ‘A’, the next one has to continue with ‘B’, until the whole alphabet line is done. The team that uses the maximum alphabets, wins.

Guaranteed fun. That is what these games ensure. These were some examples of the most popular indoor games for adults that you can use at your parties and instantly turn them into big hits. Try them and see.