If you’re lucky, you have a group of friends that never run out of things to talk about, and always have a great time. Sometimes, though, this isn’t the case. We’ve all been in the situation where nobody knows what should be done – a movie? Going out? Eat in, or go to a restaurant?
Sometimes, trying to figure out the best way to have fun with your friends can be met with endless choices. However, there are some great conversational games that you all can enjoy without spending a penny. This is great for a new group of friends, or ones who’ve known each other since childhood. After all, there’s always something new to learn about one another.
HERE ARE 10 FUN GAMES TO PLAY WITH FRIENDS AND HAVE A GOOD TIME TOGETHER
1. 20 QUESTIONS
This is a timeless classic, and can be tons of fun for everyone, especially if someone thinks of something extremely specific. 20 questions is the game where one person thinks of something, and the rest try to guess it in 20 questions or less. You can make it even more fun by dividing up into teams and seeing who wins first.
2. TELL ME A SECRET
This is a good way to bond with the people you’re with. What’s better to make a bond than sharing personal secrets with one another? Sharing the secrets may seem a little scary at first, but once everyone shares their secrets, you’ll find that you know more about the people you’re with than you did before.
3. NEVER HAVE I EVER
This fun game is a party classic, and can always get amusingly pointed when you’re trying to get someone out. One person says, “Never have I ever…” and something they’ve never done. Everyone else either puts up a finger or takes a drink if they’ve done that specific thing. For example, “Never have I ever traveled outside the country.” Everyone who has takes a drink.
4. THE ALPHABET GAME
This one is fun for parties or just to pass the time while you’re waiting for your meal at a restaurant. For these games, you just pick a topic such as animals, countries, etc. and go through the alphabet naming something from that category. For example: Anteater, Bonobo, Cat, Dog… You carry on like that until you get to the end or someone loses!
5. TRUTH OR DARE
This middle-school classic is just as – or even more! – fun as adults as it was when you were teenagers. After all, you have a lot more life experiences when it comes to telling your Truths, and a lot more ability to make silly or embarrassing choices when it comes to picking your dares!
6. TWO TRUTHS AND ONE LIE
This is one of those fun ‘get to know you’ type of games if you’re unfamiliar with some of the people in your social circle, or just want to get to know the people at a party more. This is a game where someone tells two truths and one lie, and everyone has to figure out which is the truth and which is the lie.
7. FACT OR FICTION
This is a great way to test everyone’s knowledge and just have a lot of fun. For this game, look up some obscure facts and common myths and see who can tell fact from fiction. It’s even more fun if your facts sound entirely made up, and your myths sound real.
8. THIS OR THAT
A great way to learn a lot about another person is to give them two choices – cats or dogs? Coffee or tea? You’ll learn more about them while also seeing how many different choices you can come up with. You’ll be able to find out how much you and everyone else has in common.
9. WOULD YOU RATHER?
This game is perfect for those who like to come up with extreme or obscure scenarios. It’s even more fun if you give everyone a choice between two impossible and also unsavory things. Everyone will have a ball and also come up with all kinds of ways to justify their choices. For example: Would you rather lie in a pit of snakes or eat ten spiders?
10. JUST A MINUTE
This game is where someone is given a topic and they have to talk about it for one minute. This may seem like an easy thing to do – until the topics become obscure or you don’t know anything about it! The point is to sound like you do know what you’re talking about – which can be a whole lot of fun for everyone listening.
Next time you’re out with friends, at a party, or just waiting for your meal at a restaurant, suggest some of these fun conversational games. They’re a good way to generate laughs as well as getting to know the people around you more than you did before. Whether you are new friends or old, these conversational games are sure to make everyone feel included and have a great time.