20 party games for adults that are actually fun

Tired of the same old party games at your adult gatherings? Is trivia night turning into a snoozefest? Ditch the boring ideas and get ready because we have 20 party games for adults that are actually FUN!

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Tired of the same old party games? Check out 20 party games for adults that are actually FUN on www.prettymyparty.com.

These adult party games are guaranteed to leave your guests begging for “just one more round!” So, if you need ideas for what to do on your birthday or for a game night of fun, we’ve got you covered with these game ideas. Let’s get into it!

1. Murder Mystery Dinner Party

A murder mystery party is basically an interactive playdate for grown-ups, but way cooler, because you get to solve a real (fake) crime! Assign roles, whip up some themed food, and let the accusations fly as party guests untangle the clues and expose the culprit. Costumes are highly encouraged!️‍

How to play:

Players: A group of 6-12 people is the ideal size for a murder mystery party.

Choose your mystery

There are many companies that sell murder mystery kits online. These kits come with everything you need, including character profiles, scripts, clues, and decorations. Choose a theme that you and your guests will enjoy, such as a classic whodunit or a roaring 20s noir mystery.

Prepare the scene

Set the mood for your party with decorations matching your mystery’s theme. You can also create a playlist of suspenseful music to add to the fun!

Assign characters

Assign each guest a character to play. Make sure to give them a character profile that includes their backstory, motives, and any secrets they might be hiding.

Introduction to the mystery

  • Once everyone is in character, the host will read the introduction to the mystery, and then guests will be free to mingle and interrogate each other.
  • Throughout the evening, there will be opportunities for guests to find clues, uncover secrets, and make accusations. The host will keep the game moving by giving prompts and staging dramatic events.

The climax

At the climax of the evening, guests will have to gather together and share their deductions. They will then vote on who they think the murderer is.

The “BIG” reveal

The host will then reveal the identity of the murderer, and explain how they committed the crime.

2. Spoons

Ditch the screens and grab a spoon, because this fast-paced card game is a recipe for laughter, chaos, and unexpected alliances.

Spoons is one of those hilarious party games that’s simple to learn but packs a punch with its quick turns, frantic card passing, and the mad dash for silverware when a four-of-a-kind is formed.

It’s a game that levels the playing field, where even the youngest or least strategic player can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a lightning-fast spoon grab!

Players: You can have anywhere from 3 to 13 players


  • A deck of cards
  • Spoons, one fewer than the number of players (e.g., 5 players, 4 spoons)

Objective: Be the last player remaining at the end of the game.

How to play:

  1. Deal four cards face down to each player. Place the remaining cards as a draw pile in the center.
  2. The dealer starts by picking up one card from the draw pile and then discarding one card face down to the next player. This passing and discarding continues clockwise around the table, with each player adding one card to their hand and discarding one to their neighbor.
  3. The goal is to collect four cards of the same rank (e.g., four 8’s).
  4. Once a player has a set of four, they can choose to:
    1. Quietly grab a spoon. This is a sneaky tactic, hoping others don’t notice your complete set.
    2. Dramatically grab a spoon: This signals everyone to grab a spoon as well, leading to a mad dash for the remaining spoons.
  5. The player without a spoon when everyone grabs is eliminated. They keep track of their elimination by taking a letter in the word “SPOONS.” Once a player spells the entire word, they’re out.
  6. Each time someone is eliminated, remove a spoon from the center and shuffle the cards, then deal back out four cards to each remaining player.
  7. The last player left standing with a spoon wins the game!

3. The Newlywed Game

The Newlywed Game is the perfect way to add a hilarious dose of love, competition, and unexpected revelations into your next adult game night!

Test how well couples know each other – one of those games for grownups that’s sure to keep your party guests entertained.

Players: Ideally, you’ll have several couples playing


How to play:

  1. Separate the spouses. Then have one spouse from each couple leave the room.
  2. Ask the remaining group of spouses the prepared questions one by one. Have them write down their secret answers on their papers.
  3. Call the other spouses back into the room.
  4. Ask each question again to the couple, this time having them each guess what their partner answered. They can write down their guess before revealing it.
  5. Award points for matching answers. You can get creative with the scoring system, giving bonus points for funny or unexpected answers.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 with the other spouse answering the questions first.
  7. After all questions are answered, compare the partners’ actual answers and see how well they synced up.
  8. The couple that gets the most correct answers wins the game!

4. Sticker Stalker Game

The Sticker Stalker Game is a fun and sneaky party game for adults! It’s the perfect blend of lighthearted competition, playful pranks, and unexpected bursts of laughter.

It’s a game for all ages and personalities, guaranteed to leave everyone with sticky memories and side-splitting stories to tell.

But beware, fellow stalker! If you’re caught red-handed, the tables turn, and you’ll be sporting an extra sticker (and a sheepish grin) courtesy of your friend.

So grab a pack of stickers, gather your crew, and prepare for a night full of belly laughs.

Players: There is no limit to the number of players, making it a great option for large groups.


  • Stickers: Enough for each player to have approximately 10-15, varying in size and design.
  • Timer (optional)

Objective: Be the first player to get rid of all your stickers by sticking them onto unsuspecting players.

How to play:

  1. Give each player 10-15 stickers.
  2. Start the timer if you’re using one, or simply begin the game.
  3. Players move around, trying to secretly stick their stickers onto other players’ clothes, bags, hair, etc.
  4. If a player catches someone trying to stick a sticker on them, they can stick one of their own stickers back on the offender.
  5. Once a player is out of stickers, they’re eliminated from the game.
  6. The last player remaining with at least one sticker wins the game!

5. Name That Tune 

Forget the predictable party games and hum along playlists! Name That Tune is here to turn your adult game night party into a hilarious guessing game fueled by nostalgia and musical mayhem.

Name That Tune celebrates shared musical memories, a chance to rediscover forgotten tunes and bond over the power of a catchy melody.

It’s perfect for all ages and musical tastes, guaranteed to leave everyone tapping their feet, singing along, and remembering why music is the ultimate adult party language. 

Players: Any number of players

How to play:

  1. Choose a “singer.” This person will be responsible for humming or singing snippets of songs. They can either choose the songs themselves or have someone else pick them.
  2. The singer hums or sings a few seconds of a song.
  3. Players can shout out their guesses as soon as they think they know the song.
  4. The singer continues to play snippets of different songs until all the players have guessed a song correctly.
  5. The player who guesses the most songs correctly wins the game.

6. Great Minds Think Alike

This fun party game for adults is all about pushing your brainpower to the limit and discovering the surprising ways you and your friends tick.

Prepare for a mental marathon where teamwork, creativity, and lightning-fast thinking collide.

Players: 4-8 people


Objective: Get the most points by guessing words that other players will also write down.

How to play:

  1. One player becomes the guesser and closes their eyes.
  2. Draw a card from the deck or choose a general category like “fruits” or “famous landmarks.”
  3. Each player silently writes down 3 words that come to mind related to the category. Don’t peek at what others are writing!
  4. Each player reveals their words one by one. If a word appears on at least 2 other players’ lists, score points:
    • 2 points for 2 matching words
    • 3 points for 3 matching words
    • 4 points for 4 matching words
    • 5 points for 5+ matching words (rare bonus!)
  5. The player with the highest score becomes the next guesser, and a new category is chosen. The game continues until everyone has had a turn as the guesser.

7. Song Charades

Song Charades is a fun twist on the classic game, adding a musical element to the guessing game. Act out a song’s title, lyrics, or artist without making a sound.

Your teammates can shout out guesses, sing along, or even dance the moves to help you out.

Bonus points for dramatic performances and creative interpretations! 

Players: Divide your group into two or more teams


  • You’ll need paper and pens to write down song titles. Write down the titles of popular songs (across different genres) on individual slips of paper. You can have pre-determined categories (love songs, movie soundtracks, one-hit wonders) or let players write them down before the game begins.
  • A timer (optional)
  • A way for teams to keep score (optional).

How to play:

  1. One player from each team draws a song title without revealing it to their teammates.
  2. On their turn, each player acts out the song without speaking or singing. They can use gestures, facial expressions, body language, and even dance moves to depict the lyrics, melody, or theme of the song.
  3. Their teammates have a set amount of time (usually 1-2 minutes) to guess the song title. They can shout out guesses, ask clarifying questions (limited or no talking), or even sing snippets of the song.
  4. If the team guesses the song correctly within the time limit, they score a point. If not, the other team has a chance to steal the point by guessing the song correctly.
  5. Rounds continue until all song titles are used or a set time limit is reached. The team with the most points at the end wins!

8. Who am I?

Are you looking for a popular party game for adults? Look no further than the classic “Who am I?” game! It’s a timeless recipe for fun that’s as simple as it is hilarious.

But “Who am I?” isn’t just about silly fun. It’s a sneaky way to learn more about your friends, their thought processes, and their hidden knowledge. 

Players: Divide players into teams


Game prep:

  1. Decide on a category. This could be anything from famous people to movie characters, animals, fictional creatures, or even inanimate objects. Keep it appropriate for your audience and make sure everyone knows the category.
  2. Each player secretly writes down the name of someone or something (depending on the chosen category) on a piece of paper. Fold it up and place it in a hat or bowl.

How to play:

  1. One by one, each player has a sticky note with the chosen name (secretly) placed on their forehead or back (where they can’t see it). The order can be decided beforehand or chosen randomly.
  2. The player with the “mystery identity” can then ask yes/no questions to the other players, trying to figure out who or what they are. For example, “Am I a celebrity?” or “Am I alive?”
  3. Encourage interesting and specific questions that narrow down the possibilities without giving away too much. Avoid yes/no questions that can be easily answered with logic (e.g., “Am I fictional?”).
  4. You can set a time limit for each player to ask questions, adding a bit of pressure and excitement.
  5. Once a player feels confident in their guess, they can announce it. If they’re correct, they win that round! If not, the next player takes their turn with a new sticky note. Award points for correct guesses and quick deductions.
  6. Keep playing until everyone has had a turn to be the mystery identity.

9. Blankety Blanks

Fill in the blanks of hilarious Mad Libs-style stories with your own words. Blankety Blanks is a classic game that’s simple to learn, but can be surprisingly challenging and hilarious.

The goal of the game is to fill in the blanks in a sentence with a word or phrase that is as funny or unexpected as possible.

The more creative you are, the better! Prepare to be surprised (and amused) by the nonsensical and often inappropriate results of this fun party game for adults.

Players: 3 or more people


How to play:

1. Write down various interesting phrases or sentences on slips of paper, leaving out one or two key words (replaced by “blanks”). Fold the paper and put it in the bowl.

2. Players take turns drawing a prompt and reading it aloud, omitting the blank(s).

3. Other players write down their own words to fill in the blanks.

4. Once everyone has submitted their guesses, the reader unveils the original sentence and the chosen blank(s).

5. Players score points for each guess that matches the original word(s) chosen by the reader.

10. Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is a classic and simple game that’s perfect for getting to know people better.

Each player takes turns sharing three statements about themselves – two truths and one outrageous lie. The rest of the group guesses which statement is the fib.

You’ll be surprised by what your friends (and you!) are hiding. This one takes an icebreaker game to a whole other level!

Players: 2 or more players

How to play:

  1. One player takes the spotlight. This player starts by saying “Two truths and a lie” followed by three statements about themselves. Two of the statements should be true, and one should be a believable lie.
  2. The other players try to figure out which of the three statements is the lie. They can ask the player questions to gather clues.
  3. After everyone has made their guesses, the player reveals which statement was the lie.
  4. The next player takes their turn sharing two truths and a lie. The game continues around the circle.

11. Family Friendly Feud

Bringing Family Feud to your party is a brilliant way to inject some laughter, competition, and good-natured banter!

Players: Divide your guests into two teams with an equal number of players. 3-5 players per team works well, but larger groups can play together in pairs.

Choose a volunteer “host” to read questions and keep score. Each team can also pick a captain to help strategize and buzz in for answers.


How to play:

  1. The host reads a “Survey Says…” question with five top answers. From each team, one player secretly writes down what they think will be the most popular answer based on the survey results.
  2. Players “buzz in” by raising their hand or using a designated buzzer. The first player to buzz in gets to share their answer.
  3. If their answer is among the top five, the team scores points based on its ranking. The higher the answer on the list, the more points they receive. If their answer isn’t on the board, the other team gets a chance to steal the points with a correct answer.
  4. After three Face-Off rounds, one player from each team goes head-to-head in the Fast Money Round. The host asks five rapid-fire questions within a time limit. Each player writes down their answers for their teammates to guess later. The team with the most correct guesses wins bonus points.
  5. After each round, the winning team chooses to “Play” and answer another question or “Pass” and risk the other team taking the lead.
  6. Play continues until a team reaches a predetermined points goal or wins by having the most points after a set number of rounds. The winning team can then be declared the ultimate party Family Feud champions!

12. Pictionary Charades

Pictionary charades is a hilarious twist on the classics! One person draws a word or phrase on a whiteboard, then acts it out without speaking.

The rest of the team guesses what’s being depicted, using a combination of charades and Pictionary-style drawings. It’s the perfect party game for couples or a big group of adults.

Players: 3 or more players


How to play:

  1. This game works best with teams, ideally 2 or 3, but the number can be flexible.
  2. You can pre-determine a category (e.g., movies, songs, books, etc.) or have players take turns drawing one from a bowl.
  3. One player from each team draws a phrase or word related to the chosen category on a piece of paper without revealing it to their teammates.
  4. Both players start simultaneously. One acts out the phrase for their team using only gestures, facial expressions, and body language, like in charades. The other player draws clues to depict the phrase on their paper, like in Pictionary.
  5. Teammates have a set time (usually 1-2 minutes) to guess the phrase based on the acting and drawing. They can shout out guesses, ask questions, or even combine clues from both teammates. If a team guesses the phrase correctly within the time limit, they score a point.
  6. Rounds continue with both teams taking turns picking categories, acting, drawing, and guessing. You can keep track of points on a scoreboard or piece of paper.
  7. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!

13. Blindfolded Taste Test

Challenge your taste buds with a blindfolded culinary adventure. From candy to mystery drinks, the unpredictable pairings and hilarious reactions will have everyone in stitches.

Blindfold Taste Test is a fun and surprisingly challenging adult game that relies on your sense of taste and smell to identify different foods or drinks. You’ve probably seen the hilarious videos on TikTok!

Players: This game can be played with any number of players, but 3-6 is a good size.


  • Food or drink items (cut into bite-sized pieces if necessary). Choose an assortment of foods or drinks with distinct flavors and textures. Aim for variety, but avoid anything too spicy or potentially allergic. Label each container with a number or letter for identification later.
  • Small cups
  • Blindfolds
  • A timer (optional)
  • A scorekeeper (optional)

How to play:

  1. Choose the first player, blindfold them securely, and have them sit or stand comfortably.
  2. Choose one of the prepared containers and bring it to the blindfolded player. Briefly describe the item’s appearance and texture without giving away any clues about its flavor.
  3. Allow the player to taste and smell the item. Encourage them to describe their sensory experience and make a guess about what it is.
  4. If playing with points, award points for correct guesses. You can also award bonus points for particularly insightful descriptions or creative guesses.
  5. After the player’s guess, reveal the mystery item and discuss its true identity. Then, repeat the process with the next item and the next player.

14. Would You Rather…?

Spark lively debates and unveil hidden desires with this thought-provoking adult game. From “spend a year on Mars or win the lottery?” to “be able to fly or talk to animals?”, prepare for some mind-bending hypotheticals and surprising revelations. Prepare to be entertained all night long with this game for adults!

Players: This game can be played with any number of people, from two to a large group.

How to play:

  1. One player starts by asking another player a “Would you rather…” question. The question should present two hypothetical scenarios, equally tempting (or equally dreadful) options.
  2. The player being asked must choose between the two options presented. They can elaborate on their reasoning and explain why they would choose one option over the other.
  3. The other players can chime in, sharing their own preferences and debating the merits of each choice (optional).
  4. The player who just answered gets to ask the next “Would you rather…” question, directing it to another player. The game continues as players take turns asking and answering questions.

15. Themed Scavenger Hunt

Themed scavenger hunts aren’t just for kids! They’re a fun way to add a playful adventure to your next adult gathering. Here are some ideas to get your adult scavenger hunt brainstorming started:

Themed Scavenger Hunts:

  • City Explorer: Explore your city’s hidden gems with clues leading to unique landmarks, historical sites, or cool murals.
  • Decades Dash: Embark on a nostalgic journey through specific decades, deciphering clues referencing pop culture icons, fashion trends, and historical events.
  • Movie Mayhem: Dive into the world of cinema with challenges based on famous movie quotes, iconic scenes, or hidden props scattered around your location.
  • Culinary Quest: Turn your town into a delicious playground with a hunt targeting specific ingredients, hidden restaurants, or themed food challenges.
  • Artful Adventure: Hunt for hidden works of art in museums, galleries, or even street art around town, deciphering clues based on artistic styles or famous pieces.

How to add more fun:

  • Encourage dressing up according to the theme.
  • Incorporate photo challenges at specific locations, creating a fun collection of memories.
  • Add a competitive edge with teams racing against each other, following different sets of clues and tasks.
  • Reward creativity, problem-solving skills, and witty interpretations of clues with bonus points and bragging rights.
  • Celebrate the winners with a themed prize or a grand finale activity related to the hunt’s theme.

16. Head’s Up!

The hilarious Heads Up! game turns everyone’s phone into a head-mounted guessing board. But this one is more than just a game. It’s a celebration of shared knowledge, pop culture nostalgia, and the power of teamwork.

Heads Up! levels the playing field, uniting seasoned trivia buffs and clueless newbies in a whirlwind of laughter and unexpected revelations.

So grab your crew, download the app, and get ready to rediscover the joy of simple yet spontaneous fun.

Heads Up! is guaranteed to leave all adults with sore cheeks from laughing so hard.

Materials: Phones with the Heads Up! App

How to play:

Stick a random word on someone’s forehead without them seeing it, and then give them clues until they guess it correctly.

17. Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever (Adult Edition): This classic game gets a spicy upgrade with grown-up dares and confessions.

Take turns saying things you’ve never done, and if anyone has done it, they take a sip of their drink (or do a dare!).

Players: 2 or more players


  • Drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)

How to play:

  1. One player starts by saying “Never have I ever…” followed by something they have never done. (e.g., Never have I ever been skydiving.)
  2. Anyone who HAS done the thing mentioned must take a drink or do a forfeit. (e.g., If you’ve been skydiving, you take a drink or do a funny dare).
  3. The next player takes their turn saying something they’ve never done. The game continues around the circle.

18. What Do You Meme?

“What Do You Meme?” is a hilarious adult party game that combines photo cards with caption cards to create the funniest memes. This meme-tastic game combines popular internet memes with your own witty captions.

Draw a card with a meme picture, then write down the funniest caption you can think of. The group votes for the best caption, and the winner gets bragging rights (and maybe a meme trophy?). 

Players: 3-7 players (can be played with more with additional sets)


How to play:

  1. Deal 7 caption cards face down to each player.
  2. The first round’s judge is either the player with the most Instagram followers (adult version) or the youngest player (family version).
  3. The judge chooses a photo card and places it on the easel for everyone to see.
  4. Each player secretly chooses one caption card from their hand that they think pairs best with the photo card. Place the chosen card face down in front of the judge.
  5. The judge shuffles the caption cards and then reads them aloud one by one.
  6. The judge decides which caption is the funniest and awards the photo card to the player who played it.
  7. The player who won the previous round becomes the next judge, and the game continues.
  8. The player with the most photo cards at the end of the game wins!

19. Telestrations

Telestrations, sometimes called “Telephone Pictionary,” is a fun game for adults that combines drawing and guessing, often leading to wildly distorted interpretations and lots of laughter. Your friends will love this party game!

Players: 4-12 players (flexible)


How to play:

  1. Choose a side for the cards (yellow or blue, usually no difference). Give each player a sketchbook, marker, and cleaning cloth (if using). Write your name on the front of your book, and remember the color of your coil.
  2. Each player rolls the die and matches the number to the word or phrase on their card. Write it down secretly in your book.
  3. Flip the timer (or set a time limit). Everyone draws the concept they just wrote down in their book without using numbers, letters, or leaving the page blank. Once time’s up, everyone stops drawing and passes their book to the player on their left.
  4. Now, each player looks at the drawing they received and writes down what they think it is on the next page of their book. Again, no numbers, letters, or leaving the page blank. Pass the books again!
  5. This process of drawing and guessing is repeated through the books several times (usually 3-5 rounds). Finally, everyone opens their books to the last page and reveals the final guesses!
  6. There are multiple ways to score, but it’s primarily for fun and laughs. You can award points for:
    • Best artwork: Choose the funniest or most creative drawing.
    • Word match: Give points if the final guess matches the original word or phrase.
    • Closest interpretation: Award points if someone correctly guessed the previous drawing, even if it’s not the original word.

20. Movie ID

Forget about forced fun and boring games at your adult gathering! Movie ID is the ultimate film buff showdown!

This party game for adults is like a fun mashup of Name That Tune and a pop-culture quiz show, and it’s guaranteed to bring some fierce competition and unlock lots of hidden cinematic knowledge.

Players: 2 or more players


  • Paper and pens
  • Timer (optional)
  • A list of movie titles or descriptions

How to play:

  1. One player acts as the “Director” and secretly chooses a movie title from the list.
  2. The Director gives clues about the movie one at a time, starting with broad hints and gradually becoming more specific.
  3. The other players (“Guessers”) try to guess the movie title based on the clues.
  4. The Director can set a timer for each round to add pressure or keep the game moving.
  5. The first Guesser who correctly identifies the movie scores a point.
  6. The game continues with the roles of Director and Guessers rotating, and the player with the most points at the end wins.

So there you have it! 20 adult party games that are actually FUN! Are you ready to ditch the tired charades and those board games in the back closet gathering dust?

Add some fun to your next gathering with these fresh and exciting adult party games designed for tons of belly laughs, friendly competition, and unforgettable memories.

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