Question Games For Adults
When you go to social gatherings with friends or are attending an event where there are a lot of people you don’t know, it can be hard to come up with topics of conversation that will get the ball rolling and help you get to know other people in the room.
Playing one of these great question games with your friends at home can be just what you need to start the party! They are easy to learn and fun to play repeatedly, so get ready to turn game night into gossip night!
A classic game that can be played with as few as two people, Scattergories is about coming up with creative answers to prompts in a limited amount of time. Not only does it stimulates your brain, but it also promotes communication and teamwork.
The card has four categories: People, Places, Things, and Events. The category card is placed in the middle of the table (face down), and players take turns turning over cards from either side.
For each card turned over, players must answer starting with whatever letter is on top of the card that was turned over.
Players then take turns giving their answer until someone provides an answer which matches one on their card, or they run out of letters to use when forming words. Whoever has the most points wins!
Scattergories Similar to Pictionary, Scattergories is a drawing-based game that requires creativity and speed. Players are randomly given a letter and must come up with as many things beginning with it as they can before time runs out.
This Game requires no reading or writing skills at all! It’s a fast-paced word game where you build crossword grids using tiles shaped like giant bananas.
You spell words by placing these tiles on the grid according to set rules, racing against other players to create more than 50 different words before running out of tiles.
Silly things will start happening as you race to find those last few tiles, so bring some funny voices and plenty of silliness!
The Antidote is a collaborative game designed to help groups work together to solve puzzles that have stumped everyone else – including yourself.
By working together, the goal is to reveal hidden messages, uncover secrets, and break codes.
Each player takes their turn providing an idea that could help move the group forward, building off previous ideas suggested by other players.
With every correct answer solved on screen, Antidote continues increasing the difficulty level to keep everyone on their toes!
4) Apples to Apples
This Game is about making connections and is excellent for groups of four or more people. To play, each person takes turns to be the judge, and everyone else plays a card from their hand that they think best matches the judge’s card.
The judge then decides which card is the best match and whoever plays that card wins the round.
This Game will get everyone laughing and talking as they try to figure out why their card was the best match.
You’ll have to have a good vocabulary, though, because you don’t want to find yourself using a sparrow when duck would be the better choice.
5) Apples to Apples (12+)
A classic game that’s perfect for family gatherings or get-togethers with friends, Apples to Apples is a hoot no matter who you’re playing with.
The Game is simple: each player tries to match the card in their hand with the card played by the judge. What ensues is usually a lot of laughter.
Pictionary is a classic game that is perfect for large groups. To play, divide your group into teams and give each team a paper pad and a pen.
Each team member will be the artist, and the rest will be the guessers. The artist will choose a word from the card deck and try to draw it without using letters.
The guessers will have one minute to guess what the word is. If they can’t guess correctly, the other team gets the point. The first team to reach 10 points wins!
If you need to consider making this Game more difficult, play two rounds: in the first round, everyone draws on their sheet of paper. In the second round, teams trade artists.
Seeing how different teammates interpret the same drawing prompt is always fun.
Many variations of Pictionary games are available, but pictionary+ is my favorite because it gives players multiple categories to create drawings.
I also love how no exact words are included in the cards (unless you’re playing a game with kids). Pictionary A drawing game perfect for a large group, Pictionary can be played with teams or individually.
The Game’s object is to guess the word or phrase your team member is drawing, but hurry because the clock is ticking!
When time runs out, whichever team has guessed the most phrases correctly gets the point. Play up the competitive spirit by going head-to-head against another team, too!
Drawing games aren’t just for kids anymore; whether you’re competitive or just looking to chat about what was on TV last night, these creative competition games will get your whole group talking.
A classic party game, Taboo is all about guessing words based on clues given by your teammates. But be careful, if you say one of the taboo words, you’ll lose the point!
Another classic party game for adults, charades, is a great way to get everyone involved in the fun.
One player acts out a word or phrase while the others try to guess what it is. It sounds easy but beware: some people might have too much to drink and take the Game too seriously.
Suppose some adults are shy about speaking up or finding something appropriate to say in mixed company. In that case, Taboo is the perfect ice breaker.
This silly Game always laughs as players try to get their team members to guess difficult words like robot or hippopotamus.
The most important rule is that you can’t use any other part of speech than nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.
The first person says a word, and then everybody else takes turns trying to say an answer without using any of those parts of speech until somebody guesses correctly. That person gets the points.
Be warned; the first round can be brutal as people discover which parts of speech they’re allowed to use after hearing them in other answers.
10) Cards Against Humanity (18+)
This popular party game is all about matching wits and comedy. With zany questions and humorous responses, it’s the perfect way to break the ice and get everyone laughing.
11) Trivial Pursuit (8+)
An actual test of knowledge, Trivial Pursuit is a great way to find out just how much your friends and family know, or don’t know!
You’ll never be able to ask the same question twice with this Game that has 1500 question cards in six different categories.
12) Matching Game (3+)
One of the simplest games; you’ll love playing Matching Game at any age.
All you need are some cards with pictures and something like rocks or buttons to match them up on a grid drawn on paper or a tablecloth. The more matches you make in one turn, the higher your score!
An excellent game for parties and gatherings, this Game has been described as drinking games meets Apples to Apples but with terrible jokes!
With cards featuring topics like sex, politics, pop culture references, and curse words, it’s probably not one you want to play with your grandma.
Although, whether you’re looking for a fun way to meet new people, this Game is ideal.
Let’s Make A Deal: Game shows are always entertaining but even more so when you are playing along at home. Let’s Make A Deal lets two players compete against each other in an attempt to win prizes by guessing what will happen on Let’s Make A Deal and trading those prizes for others on stage.
It makes it feel like you’re on TV and helps the contestant feel famous too (especially if they win!).
Some adult questions for these games:
- Do you think it’s possible to fall in love at first sight?
- How did you feel about your first kiss?
- What was your most memorable kiss?
- What was your initial reaction to me?
- How would you describe the perfect evening out on the town?
- What if (a well-known novelist) had been a playwright instead?
- What if we could only communicate in rhyme and meter?
- What if you could live wherever you wanted in the world? What if you discovered snakes overran your home?
- What if you grew a money tree in your backyard?
Regarding question games for adults, there are plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for a game to get a party started or one that will help you get to know your significant other better, there’s bound to be a perfect fit.