Add some good clean fun, competition and laughter to your next adult party or friendly visit with the help of various games. Depending on your group and the reason for the gathering, choose games that help create a sense of camaraderie, encourage you get to know each other better or that just add cheer to the time you spend together. There are lots of wholesome games for adults that are easy to work into birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, home visits and beyond.
Question and Answer Games
Games such as Truth or Consequences, Loaded Questions, Guesstures and Catchphrase are all interactive games suitable for adults. Whether you're trying to figure out something personal about an opponent or trying to beat the clock figuring out your partner's charade, these are all competitive, challenging and rousing games. Invite a group of adults to play these games for a night of quick-paced fun, with breaks between sets for refreshment and conversation.
Card games suitable for adults include traditional choices like Hearts, Spades and Pinochle that provide good clean competition for a fun evening with friends. Penny Poker lets you play a competitive betting game without all the problems of serious gambling.
Get active with a friendly game of ping-pong. If you don't have your own table or space for one, buy a ping-pong set that fits over your dining room table and let the competition begin. Play with teams or individuals -- to make a real event out of it, host a ping-pong tournament party.
Chess is a challenging game that you can take on with one friend or a group of friends. If several people are involved, have a mini-competition where the winners play each other in a championship round. A casual game between you and a friend can take about an hour to play and still allow for some intensive, challenging strategy along the way. The slow, deliberate pace of chess makes it easy to work in some good conversation and enjoy refreshments as you play and catch up with each other.