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.
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!
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.
~ 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.
~ 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 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.
~ 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.
~ 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.