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15 Fun Event Games for Teens & Adults

If you’re researching fun event games, we hope this will provide you with some new ideas.

If you’re planning a bar mitzvah, birthday party, or company event and looking for the perfect games to keep your guests entertained? Here are 15 fun, engaging games that encourage interaction and are suitable for teens and adults.

1. Charades

  • Description: A classic party game where players act out words or phrases without speaking while their team guesses what they are.
  • Why It’s Great: Encourages creativity and non-verbal communication.
  • How to Implement: Prepare a list of words or phrases in advance, write them on slips of paper, and place them in a bowl. Divide guests into teams, set a timer, and start the fun.

Pictionary is a fun party game for events.

2. Pictionary

  • Description: Similar to charades, but instead of acting out, players draw the words or phrases.
  • Why It’s Great: Combines artistic skills with quick thinking.
  • How to Implement: Provide a whiteboard or large sheets of paper and markers. Prepare a list of words or phrases for players to draw, and use a timer for each round.

3. Mafia

  • Description: A social deduction game where players are assigned roles (mafia, doctor, detective, or town’s person) and work to figure out who the mafia members are.
  • Why It’s Great: Encourages strategic thinking and discussion.
  • How to Implement: Explain the rules and roles to the participants. Assign roles secretly, and guide the game through day and night phases, prompting discussions and votes.

4. Werewolf

  • Description: Another social deduction game where villagers try to identify werewolves hidden among them.
  • Why It’s Great: Similar to Mafia, but with a different theme and unique twists.
  • How to Implement: Distribute role cards to players, explaining the rules and different roles. Facilitate the game by announcing night and day phases, and encourage discussions.

Two truths and a lie is a fun game to play at events.

5. Two Truths and a Lie

  • Description: Players take turns stating three facts about themselves – two true and one false – and the group guesses which one is the lie.
  • Why It’s Great: Great icebreaker and helps people get to know each other.
  • How to Implement: Have everyone sit in a circle. Each person takes a turn, and after they reveal their truths and lie, allow the group to discuss and guess.

6. Heads Up!

  • Description: A mobile app game where one player holds a phone to their forehead with a word displayed, and others give clues to help them guess the word.
  • Why It’s Great: Fast-paced and easy to play.
  • How to Implement: Download the app on a smartphone. Divide guests into teams, and have one person hold the phone while the others give clues. Switch roles each round.

A scavenger hunt is a great party game idea for events.

7. Scavenger Hunt

  • Description: Players or teams are given a list of items to find or tasks to complete within a set time limit.
  • Why It’s Great: Encourages teamwork and exploration.
  • How to Implement: Create a list of items or tasks relevant to your venue. Divide guests into teams, give them the list, and set a time limit for completion.

8. Escape Room Games

  • Description: Players work together to solve puzzles and find clues to “escape” a themed room.
  • Why It’s Great: Promotes problem-solving and collaboration.
  • How to Implement: Either book a professional escape room experience or set up a DIY version at your venue with puzzles and clues hidden around the room.

9. Murder Mystery

  • Description: Participants are given characters and roles in a staged murder scenario and work to uncover the culprit.
  • Why It’s Great: Engages guests in a fun, immersive experience.
  • How to Implement: Purchase a murder mystery kit or create your own scenario. Assign characters to guests in advance, and provide them with background information and clues to follow during the event.

10. Trivia Night

  • Description: A quiz game where teams answer questions from various categories.
  • Why It’s Great: Tests knowledge and encourages friendly competition.
  • How to Implement: Prepare a set of trivia questions across different categories. Divide guests into teams, provide answer sheets, and designate a host to ask questions and tally scores.

Everybody loves Karaoke as a party game for events.

11. Karaoke

  • Description: Guests take turns singing along to their favorite songs.
  • Why It’s Great: A fun way to showcase talent and entertain everyone.
  • How to Implement: Set up a karaoke machine or use a karaoke app with a microphone and speakers. Create a song list and encourage guests to sign up for their turn to sing.

12. Human Bingo

  • Description: A bingo game with human traits or experiences (e.g., “has traveled abroad”) instead of numbers, where players mingle to find people who match the descriptions.
  • Why It’s Great: Encourages interaction and discovery.
  • How to Implement: Create bingo cards with traits or experiences. Hand them out to guests and have them mingle to find people who match the descriptions, marking off squares as they go.

13. Balloon Pop Relay

  • Description: Teams race to pop balloons by sitting on them, sometimes with clues or tasks inside.
  • Why It’s Great: High-energy and hilarious to watch.
  • How to Implement: Inflate balloons and place them at one end of the room. Divide guests into teams, and have them race to the balloons, popping them by sitting on them to reveal clues or tasks.

14. Name That Tune

  • Description: Players or teams guess the name of a song after hearing a short clip.
  • Why It’s Great: Fun for music lovers and adds a competitive edge.
  • How to Implement: Prepare a playlist of song clips. Divide guests into teams, play each clip, and have teams write down their guesses. Score points for correct answers.

Everyone will enjoy a dance off at your event.

15. Dance Off

  • Description: A dance competition where guests show off their moves.
  • Why It’s Great: Encourages everyone to get up and dance, adding energy to the event.
  • How to Implement: Set up a dance floor and play energetic music. Encourage guests to participate by showing off their dance moves, and consider having judges or audience voting to choose a winner.

These event games will ensure your event is lively, interactive, and memorable, encouraging guests to talk, laugh, and enjoy their time together.

When there’s a break in the games, give your guests another fun, interactive experience by having Airbrush Events at your party. We provide personalized airbrushed party favors for all your party guests.

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