If you’re looking for some fun couples party games to play at your next get-together, here are some of our very favorite that we’ve played multiple times that still have us laughing! Whether you’re playing with just a few other couples or a huge crowd of adults, these games are sure to entertain!
Four people are chosen for each round and three of the four are taken out of the room where they cannot hear or see what is going on in the party room. The one that remains is given something to act out- look at the list below for some ideas. Before they start their act, one of the adults who was out of the room is brought back and is told to watch the first person’s act. When the first demonstration has been completed, the second person takes their place and performs the same act (without knowing exactly what is being acted out) for the third person. The scene is acted out again once more by the third person when the fourth person enters the room. The round ends when the third person has done the act, and the fourth person is asked to guess what scene they have just seen.
Here are some fun scenarios to act out:
- Bathing an elephant (This was the funniest at our party)
- Changing the diapers of twins
- Jumping off a high dive into a pool of Jell-O
- A cat cleaning itself
- Hanging out with Spiderman
- A nerd’s first date
THE LIARS CLUB
We chose a panel of 5 people who were taken into a room beforehand and given a look at 5 of the most random items you could find around your house. It could be parts of or pieces of something or that random tool in the garage only your husband knows how to use. My BIL is an avid hunter, and the rest of us are not, so one item I remember using was some kind of hunting whistle that looked like a clothes pin or something. Anyway- get creative and be random!
Before the game begins, each player receives a pen and several slips of paper (usually 5-10), and writes the name of a well-known person on each slip. The names can be famous people, both real and fiction, or people that at least half the group knows. After all the names are in the bowl, the players are split into two teams. The game is played in 3 rounds:
One team is chosen to go first and that team selects a player to give clues to the rest of his or her team. Play begins when the clue-giver picks a name out of the hat. From that moment, he or she has one minute to get his team to guess as many celebrity names as possible before time runs out.
In round one, the clue-giver can say anything he or she wants as long as it is not any part of the celebrity’s name or a direct reference to the name. For Dolly Parton, it is acceptable to say, “She has her own theme park in Tennessee”, but not, “She has a themepark called ‘Dollywood’.” It is also illegal to give clues such as, “Her name begins with a ‘D’.” It is permissible to use other similar named people as clues. For example, “President Madison’s wife’s first name is the same as this person.”
When the team guesses the celebrity name correctly, the clue-giver draws another name from the hat and continues until time is up or there are no more names in the hat. If an illegal clue is given, that name is set aside and another name is drawn from the hat.
When time is up, the team is awarded a point for every name they guessed correctly. They lose a point for every illegal clue that was given.
The next team then picks a clue-giver and round 1 continues until there are no more names in the hat. Teams must rotate the clue-giver each round until every member of the team has been given a chance.
After all of the names have been guessed in round 1, they are returned to the hat.
The second round proceeds in the same manner except that the clue-giver is now limited to only one word. The word can be repeated many times, but only one word is allowed. Hand and body gestures are permitted.
In the third round, the clue-giver cannot speak at all, but must suggest the name to his or her team mates using hand motions, gestures, and pantomiming, similar to Charades.
After all the names have been guessed in the third round, the team with the most points is declared the winner. It is important to remind the players to pay attention to the descriptions at all times. They need to learn about the named people in case they have to describe or guess it in the following rounds.
An iPhone App version of this game, called “Celebrity: Get a Clue”,is available in Apple’s App Store. An Android version of That Celebrity Game is available at That Celebrity Game.
So there you have it! Our favorite Couples Party Games! Now get out there and plan a party already!!!
This post originally featured on Somewhat Simple in November 2009