Fun Physical Party Games

Active, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group
Here are three games that have you and your friends using your bodies in unusual ways. Pass The Orange An orange, or a tennis ball, or a plastic bottle: grab one, and put it under your chin. Hold it there using your chin and neck, trapping it near your collarbone. Take your hand away. From now on, nobody in the room may touch the object with their hands until the game is won or lost. The group wins when everyone in the room has had possession of the “orange," which means having it held under their chin, and it is then passed back to the starting player. The transfer must be made directly from neck to neck. You all lose if the orange is dropped, or anyone touches the orange with…
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6 Skillful Silly Party Games With Ping Pong Balls

6 Skillful Silly Party Games With Ping Pong Balls

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games
Want a great party? Check out these silly party game ideas -- all you need are ping pong balls (also known as table tennis balls)! 1. Junk In The Trunk You want to see your friends shake their hips, right? This is a game of vitality, constitution, and something that looks very much like twerking. What you need An empty tissue box for each player. Eight ping pong balls per player Strong tape Each player should wear a belt Optional: Club music with a fast, heavy beat Set Up Use the tape to attach the tissue box to the back of each player's belt. The box will sit just above the player’s buttocks, with the opening of the box facing away from the player. Put eight ping pong balls into…
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iSpy Wedding Hunt

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Team building, Wedding
iSpy Wedding Hunt is a combination between the typical iSpy game combined with a scavenger hunt that can be played at a wedding. This game is ideal for a wedding since it incorporates large amounts of players. Each of the players photos can be given to the bride and groom at the end, so they have unique photos and angles of their special day. Guests are provided with a checklist of items and different types of photos to take. They will carry this list around the wedding reception and hunt for the perfect pictures. Participants use their cell phone cameras or provided disposable cameras at a wedding to capture the items on the list. iSpy Wedding Hunt Set-Up Create a printable checklist before the wedding reception assigning the different tasks…
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Botticelli

Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games
Botticelli is a strategic question game similar to other guessing games like 20 Questions. One player takes on the role of a famous person whom all players know reasonably well (when this game was conceived Sandro Botticelli, the Italian renaissance painter of The Birth of Venus, must have satisfied this requirements, hence the name of the game). Questions are asked to work out who this celebrity is, but with some quick thinking and general knowledge the choosing player can avoid answering the questions directly. This makes the game a little more tactical and complex than other guessing games, and great for long car journeys. Botticelli can be played with only two players, or as many as you can fit in a minivan on a road trip. Set-Up One player, the chooser, privately chooses…
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The Energy Game (Hands of Power)

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games, Team building
The Energy Game is a drama class warm-up exercise. One player starts by making a sound and a motion, such as a raising fist and growling, or spreading out their arms and roaring. In turn, each player amplifies the energy of this action, as it gets louder and louder around the group. Play the Energy Game Everyone stands in a circle. The first player makes a sound and a motion. For example, they might put their hand up and say "Umm", or wrap their arms around themselves and shiver, or hide their head and whimper, or shake their finger and sigh. Everyone should be at ease doing whatever action and sound they feel like. This is an opportunity to be creative, but part of the beauty of the game is that…
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Who’s My Match?

Active, Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Talking Games
If you're peanut butter, where is your jelly?  Which fictional police detective is the partner of David Starsky? Which royal is married to Kate Middleton? In this introductions game, the guests at your get-together take on the role of famous figures. Through the power of conversation they will figure out each other's hidden identities, and try and find their match! This game will play everyone at the party.  Ten to twenty people or so will make for a good game -- but it certainly works fine for larger groups. Set-Up As the host of the party, prepare a name-tag for each guest at your party by writing the names of famous figures from famous partnership on each name-tag. Both halves of the partnership should be represented on a name-tag. For example, you…
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The Bests

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Extra Large Group, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games
Perhaps you have seen those TV game shows where two team of friends or family members nominate people in their team to participate in a number of challenges. If you have ever thought it would be fun to try that out, The Bests is the game for you. What sort of skills will you be tested in? How about the longest stare? The quickest at looking up words in a dictionary? The fastest at walking backwards? Yes, this is a quirky game of unusual challenges. From the list of many challenge suggestions below there will be something for everyone, and even if you team loses, the pure silliness of it all will still keep things fun. This makes The Bests equally excellent for a laugh among friends, or to break…
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Word Association

Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games
Thinking is all about making connections in the brain. Reveal something about how you and your friends think using this simple game of making connections between words. Play Work Association with two to eight players. It works nicely as a conversation starter, a car game, or as a drinking game. How to Play Word Association Everyone sits in a circle.  The first player, chosen randomly, says one word out loud.  The next player, in clockwise order, has to quickly say a word that has some connection with the previous word. What counts a connection is down to the parliament of players to determine: if somebody doesn’t like a connection, they can challenge it, and everyone votes on whether or not to allow it. In the event of a tie, the…
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Zip, Zap, Boing

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Rhythm
A quick thinking game like Hot Potato without a ball. Kids play it on the playground, drama students play it as a warm-up exercise, and party-goers play it as a drinking game.This versatile little distraction has many variations, each named differently after the words called. Most start with Zip; Zip Zap Zop, for example. The hard to pronounce Zoom Schwartz Profigliano is a related game. Both of the versions described below are best played with groups of about ten or more. Zip Zap Zop This most basic version of them game isn’t very challenging, but will get a group moving and using their voice, and get them used to paying attention and responding. It’s great for the start of a class! Set-Up Everyone stands in a circle. Rules The first…
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Bango Card Game

Active, Card Game, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary
Bango brings some of the atmosphere of the Bingo Hall to the family table. It is a very simple card game that can be played with children of almost any age. Play for counters, coins, or candy in a game of pure luck, where the toddlers can have the thrill of claiming victory over their elder siblings and parents. This game should be played with between three and ten players using two decks of cards, and more decks of cards can be added for even more players to join in (the more players, the better) until you’ll need a hire a hall and an announcer of your own. Set Up Two packs of cards are used, but are not mixed together (therefore to avoid confusion it is better to choose…
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