9 Fun Games to Play With Friends at Parties

Looking for some great social games to take to gatherings. Here are 9 neat games that are easy to carry and fun to play.

Just One

A cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

  • Player numbers: 3-7
  • Recommended Age: 8+
  • Game Time: 20 mins

Letter Jam

A cooperative word game where players assist each other in composing meaningful words from letters around the table. The trick is holding the letter card so that it’s only visible to other players and not to you.

  • Player numbers: 2–6
  • Recommended Age: 10+
  • Game Time: 45 Min

Good Cop, Bad Cop

A hidden identity, deduction game where each player takes on the role of a law enforcement officer in a corrupt district. Players must investigate others to figure out who is on their side, grab one of the 2-3 guns on the table, and shoot the opposing leader to win the game.

  • Player numbers: 4-8
  • Recommended Age: 12+
  • Game Time: 10-20

King Shag

This educational party game uses mind-blowing illustrations designed by local Kiwi Shannon Brocas. Each card represents a game or task which must be completed, including a kiwi-as quiz.

  • Player numbers: 4+
  • Recommended Age: 18+

Ultimate Werewolf

An interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don’t know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time. A Moderator (who isn’t on a team) runs the game.

  • Player numbers: 5–30
  • Recommended Age: 13+
  • Game Time: 60 Min

Top That Toast

Top That Toast is a card game that celebrates the beauty of human expression by encouraging players to share their toasts with the most. Turn any casual get-together into a toastworthy celebration!

  • Player numbers: 3-20
  • Recommended Age: 18+
  • Game Time: 30 mins

Werewords Deluxe Edition

Guess a word by asking “yes” or “no” questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you but also knows the magic word.

  • Player numbers: 2-20 Players
  • Recommended Age: 8+
  • Game Time: 10 minutes

The Mind

How do you know what is in someone’s hands without speaking? How do you make the right decision when the game is on the line? The answers lie in this little box. But beware, once you enter The Mind, you will not be able to think about anything else

  • Player numbers: 2-4
  • Recommended Age: 8+
  • Game Time: 15 min

The Resistance: Avalon

Hidden among Arthur’s brave warriors are Mordred’s unscrupulous minions. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

  • Player numbers:  5-10 players
  • Recommended Age:  13+
  • Game Time:  30 mins

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