50 Fun Challenges for Teens to Try This Summer

If you’re looking for fun challenges for teens, you have come to the right place. It’s that time of year again when the kids are home and they’re throwing out those famous “I’m bored” lines throughout the day. Chances are that your teen is too old for camp, but not quite old enough for a job. Your door is probably opening constantly to a new face that’s also “bored.”

If this sounds familiar, then let them try one of the following 45 fun challenges for teens. Of course, you can draw some inspiration from our ultimate list of fun things to do with the kids (teens, and adults) during the lockdown.

Our point here is that you can offer a bigger challenge by asking them to do one challenge a day for 45 days; that will get them through most of the summer. After all, summer is meant to be fun.

Food and Drink Fun Challenges for Teens

#1  Bubble Gum Challenge

Gather everyone around in a circle. Give them all the same amount of some good tasting bubblegum. Each person then takes a turn blowing a bubble to see who can make the biggest one. This challenge can be fun with as little as two people or make it interesting with the girls competing against the guys. Split them up into teams with the middle schoolers competing against the high schoolers. No matter how they compete, the challenge will be exciting. Just make sure you know how to get the gum off your shoes, (or hair, furniture, and other places where the gum might end up accidentally.)

#2  Baby Food Challenge

For this one you’ll need several jars of baby food, 10-12 different kinds should be a great amount. Have someone not participating in the challenge purchase and prepare the food by removing the labels from each jar. Of course, that person will be the only one to know what kind of food is in the jars. Place the food on the table and let the challenge begin. Each person takes a turn tasting the food from each jar. The object is to guess what kind of food it is and then not to throw up. Make it more fun by making everyone taste the food using a baby spoon. Get a lot of pics and videos of this challenge!

#3  Eat It or Wear It Challenge

Choose a bunch of different foods that most people don’t like. Oh and the worse the smell, the better too!

Number some lunch bags and mix up the foods in each bag. Next, put corresponding numbers on small pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Each person gets a turn to draw a number from the bowl and then they will be given the corresponding bag. They will then need to decide if they want to eat a spoonful of the contents or wear it. Make sure to get a lot of pictures of this challenge for blackmail later.

If it’s possible, you might want to take this challenge outside. If that’s not possible then choose a large area indoors and place a large drop cloth on the floor. Be sure to let your friends know ahead of time that they shouldn’t be wearing their best clothes when doing this challenge.

#4  French Fries Challenge

A non-participant should make a trip to several fast food restaurants getting fries. Leaving them in the containers from the restaurants, they should be hidden from the participants. Each participant will need a blindfold and when the challenge begins they will all be given a fry from each place one at a time trying to guess where the fry came from. Of course, the best guesser will be given a point for each correct answer and in the end, the one with the most points wins the challenge.

#5  Chubby Bunny Challenge

Mom always said, “Don’t talk with your mouth full,” but that doesn’t count for this challenge.

Grab a partner, a bowl, and a whole mess of marshmallows to see who can last the longest. Start with one marshmallow in your mouth and say, “Chubby Bunny.” If you can say it clearly then move on to the next round where you will add another marshmallow to your mouth and say, “Chubby Bunny” again. The challenge continues until the first person can no longer say the words, or the first person loses a marshmallow out of their mouth.

#6  Hamburger Challenge

Just like the French Fry challenge, this challenge also involves fast food restaurants. A non-participant will need to visit as many restaurants as possible to buy hamburgers for each participant. You can always cut each burger in half since you probably won’t eat the whole thing anyway. Once the burgers are ready the participants must then put on their blindfolds and begin the challenge. As they taste each one, they must guess where it came from. If the answer is correct they get a point. The winner of this challenge is the one who gets the most points.

#7  Smoothie Challenge

Grab your best friend and take your stomach on a trip down craziness.

First, you will want to pick out ten good ingredients that you would normally find in a smoothie. Next, pick out ten more not so good ingredients that you would never find in a smoothie. Some good ingredients could be things such as fruits and milk. The not so good and normal could be things like hot peppers, spices, pickles, or even lunch meat. The crazier the ingredients the better this challenge will be. After you pick out all twenty ingredients, write each one down on a slip of paper and put them into a bowl. The challenge begins with each person taking turns drawing the slip of paper and adding that ingredient into their smoothie. Keep taking turns until all twenty ingredients have been used. Finally, add all your ingredients and some ice into a blender. When both smoothies are ready you must drink it all and not throw up. The first person to give up or throw up is the loser.

#8  McDonalds Roulette Challenge

You will need to make a trip to your favorite McDonalds and then pay close attention to the people around you.

Take some money and get in line. Listen to the person in front of you and order exactly what they do. Each person must do the same and then when you get back to the table let the challenge begin. You must eat everything you ordered, so for one, it might be fries and a coke while the other might have three combo meals to finish. Finishing everything on your tray without throwing up will determine the winner of this competition.

#9  Raw Onion Challenge

Next, on our list of fun challenges for teens in the real of playing with food is the Raw Onion Challenge. You might enjoy eating an onion on your hamburger, but do you think you can handle eating an entire raw onion? Try it and see what happens. Oh wait, we forgot to mention that you’re not allowed to drink anything, and if you do then you will lose the challenge. Make sure to compete with a friend, and nominate another who is too chicken to try the challenge to be the designated videographer; what would be the point if you couldn’t share it with the world?

#10 Warhead Challenge

Sour is better than spicy, right? Well, maybe not.

Warheads are sour candies that can make you pucker for the first few seconds they hit your taste buds. Let’s see if you can handle a mouth full at once. Gather your friends and provide them all with Warheads. Compete to see who can eat the most pieces at once, and swallow them too because otherwise it would be cheating and nobody likes a cheater. Grab an innocent bystander to be the photographer because this is something everyone will want to see.

#11 Lemon Challenge

This is another one of those challenges that you’ll want to do in the kitchen, besides engaging your teens into a cooking session.

Set up a table with plenty of sliced lemons for everyone. Invite your friends to sit around the table and let the competition begin. Yes, you guessed it. The idea is to see who can eat the most lemons without spitting them out. Pucker up and have fun with this challenge.

#12 The Wendy’s .99 cent Value Menu Challenge

Grab a friend or two and take a trip to Wendy’s. Each person should order one of everything off the .99 cent menu. Sit down and begin to eat. In order to win this challenge, you must eat all the food without throwing up. Yes, someone will definitely upchuck, and that calls for automatic disqualification.

Of course, if you and your friends would prefer another fast food restaurant, that’s okay too, just be sure that there’s a .99 cent menu to order from.

#13 Blindfolded Food Tasting Challenge

If you like a variety of different foods, then this challenge should satisfy your taste buds.

A non-participant should prepare different foods ahead of time. Things such as cubed cheese, small servings of lunch meat, fruits, veggies, condiments, and any other interesting combinations will work. The participants must be blindfolded and given a different food item to taste one at a time. The participants shouldn’t be able to touch the food so serving it on a skewer would work, or for a bigger challenge, they can taste with no hands at all. A point is given for each correct guess and the person with the most points wins the challenge.

#14 The Oreo Challenge

Who knew that Oreo cookies could be so much fun?

There are so many different flavors that it makes this challenge exciting. A non-participant should prepare several different kinds of cookies while the participants cover their eyes with blindfolds. The non-participant should then give each person a cookie to taste. When the participant guesses the cookie correctly they get a point. Yes, you guessed how it ends. The person with the highest number of points wins the challenge.

#15 Bread Challenge

This challenge doesn’t require anything more than a loaf of bread but beware, it’s not as easy as it looks.

With the loaf of bread, see who can construct the tallest configuration using only the bread. Each participant has only 75 seconds to see who’s configuration will be the tallest.

#16 Soda Challenge

The biggest challenge to this one might be for the person who has the job of finding twelve different soda flavors.

Compete with a friend and guess the taste of each soda. The best way to play is to be blindfolded so that you can’t see the color of the soda. You can smell if you want, but remember, the taste doesn’t always match the smell. You get a point for each correct guess, and you guessed it, the person with the most points without getting sick wins the challenge.

#17 Cook-A- Meal Challenge

This is a fun way to fix lunch!

Depending on how many people are participating will depend on the categories. If it’s just two people then each person will prepare the main course using three specific ingredients. This is done similar to television cooking shows. Each course must include the three specific ingredients but can include anything additional the participants want to add. If there are enough people to include desserts or appetizers then go for it. In the end, there must be a non-participant who can do the judging. The individual or team with the best food wins the challenge.

#18 Exploding Watermelon Challenge

This one is best for an outdoor challenge when possible.

Start out by giving each participant a small, seedless watermelon, or use two melons and split the group up into two teams. Provide each person with a ton of thick rubber bands and when the time begins, start wrapping those rubber bands around the watermelon. The first person or team to cause their watermelon to explode is the winner. The prize? All the watermelon you care to eat! If you want to start on a calmer pace, try this experiment first with chubby bell pepper. It explodes less spectacularly than a melon, but you will know what to expect. Film this challenge, it is a crowd favorite on YouTube!

#19 Tin Can Challenge

Have someone prepare about twenty tin cans of food by taking off the labels and then numbering them. Each can should have a corresponding number on a piece of paper to be drawn from a bowl. Put all the unopened cans on a table and be sure to have a can opener close by. The first person draws a number from the bowl then takes the can with the same number and opens it. That person must eat a spoonful of its contents without spitting it out or throwing it up. Each person gets a point for each of the food swallowed and loses a point when it spits out. The person with the most points wins but the first person to throw up is automatically out.


#20 Cinnamon Challenge

Another crowd favorite on YouTube and social media, the cinnamon challenge is a pain. At first, it seems easy and benign, but it is not. The idea is to challenge the participants to take a mouthful of cinnamon (a teaspoon will suffice, trust us) and swallow it in under one minute without the help of any liquid. Before you challenge your children to do this, watch a video of someone who already tried (and failed) this challenge already. The burning sensation, screaming, crying, and cursing may not be what one would call fun challenges for teens to spend the summer. If it looks to cruel, skip it. Otherwise, go for it, as the expectation aversion is strong with this one.

Exercise & Physical Fun Challenges for Teens

#21 Jump Rope Challenge

Each person is given a jump rope and a time limit. A non-participant should be the “counter.” Set a timer and let the competition begin. The idea is to see who can jump the most amount of times within the time limit without falling. Each time the rope hits the pavement that counts for a jump. It sounds easy, but is it? Go find out!

#22 Hula Hoop Challenge

Much like the jump rope challenge and other fun outdoor games for children, the hula hoop challenge will have your waist moving for the win. Set a time limit and the person who keeps the hula going the longest without stopping wins. Of course, if you lose your rhythm and your hoop, you’re automatically out. The teens should try this competition against the adults to see if they still have it.

#23 Hoverboard Challenge

Grab a hoverboard and set up a challenging obstacle course, then let the competition begin! Just like any other obstacle course game, there must be a time limit, so, you guessed it, the person who completes the obstacle in the least amount of time without falling off the board wins the challenge!

Miscellaneous Fun Challenges for Teens

#24 Not My Hands Challenge

With one person sitting on a chair, somebody else hides behind them. The person behind will be using their hands while the person in the chair will do the talking to direct the hidden person in the right direction. For example, they might make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but of course, the hidden person can’t see so the person sitting must use direction in making the sandwich. When the sandwich is made, the hidden person must feed it to the person on the chair.

#25 Try Not to Laugh Challenge

The basic goal here is to watch the video and not to laugh, that includes a smile.

You will need some of the funniest videos you can find for this simple challenge. It is one of the easiest indoor games and challenges to do indoors during the lockdown with your children and even adult friends.

#26 Makeup Challenge

One person must be completely blindfolded and give the other a complete makeup makeover. You can try this fun game with your adult female friends at a bridesmade party as well. Don’t let a mirror appear until the makeover is complete. The more makeup you use in this challenge the more fun it will be, and oh, don’t forget to get those phones out because everyone will want to see the results!

#27 Say Anything Challenge

You will need some tape and your best friend to make this challenge work. Choose a third person to pick categories or put categories in a bowl and each person takes a turn drawing from the bowl. The idea is not to stumble and to keep the rhythm flowing. When a category is chosen each person must say a word in that category. For example, the category is an animal so the first person would say dog, the next person would say cat and keep going until someone gets stuck. The person who stumbles earns a piece of tape on their face placed by the opponent. You must keep track of the pieces of tape because the person who has the most pieces at the end of the challenge loses.

#28 The Whisper Challenge

Much like a game of telephone this challenge is always fun to find out what the other person thought they heard.

You will need some noise-canceling headphones and a few friends to make this challenge more fun. Each person must have their headphones on and cranked up with their favorite music. The first person starts the challenge with a random phrase that can be drawn from a prepared pile of phrases, or by finding random fun stuff from the internet. Tell the first person the phrase and then the next person repeats what they think they heard from lip reading and so on until the last person is left. In the end, the person who started the phrase can then reveal what it was supposed to be.

If you want to complete this challenge using two people, the first person can give a phrase and repeat it three times until the person either gets it right or continues to make a mess of it. Each person can take turns until someone finally gets it right or the time runs out.

#29 Tickle Me Challenge

This challenge requires a little trivia knowledge or you will be tickled!

Each person takes a turn asking another a question, but it if the person answers it incorrectly, that’s right, they will have to be tickled until the time is up.

#30 Ice Bucket Challenge

To compete in this challenge, you will need a bucket full of ice and water. Each person who wishes to compete in the Ice Bucket Challenge should be dressed in a bathing suit and there should be plenty of dry towels and clean clothes handy after the challenge is complete. Choose one person to be the designated “dumper.” This is the person that will have a blast drowning their friends with the ice water. Dump the water over the victim’s head quickly and watch them squirm. A phone is a must-have for this challenge because you’ll want to be sure and capture the moment in pictures. There isn’t really a winner in this competition but it’s fun to watch their facial expressions and to hear their screams. Obviously, the best place to perform this challenge would be outside, and if you really want the challenge to be harder, try it in the winter.

#31 Blindfolded Hairstyle Challenge

All you need to complete this challenge is a blindfold, a lot of hair accessories, and a brave soul.

The person with the blindfold must use the hair accessories to style the other person’s hair. You can be as creative as you want, but remember that the stylist will be blindfolded so be sure that all the styling tools are safe. An excellent photographer will be needed to capture the events of this challenge while it’s in progress.

#32 Popsicle Stick and Cup Tower Challenge

Set up a sturdy table and gather as many popsicle sticks and paper cups as you can possibly find. Please, for the sake of everyone, if you decide to start pulling from the trash, clean them first. Put all the sticks and cups on the table and let the building begin. Keep going to see who can create the tallest tower without it falling down first. Set a timer to make the challenge even better, or just keep going until the last person’s tower is still standing.

#33 Egg Drop Challenge

This one will work best if you have access to at least a two-story building.

Find as many supplies as possible such as newspaper, tape, straws, paper towels, confetti or anything else you can think of that will give your egg a safe landing. Once you have all the supplies ready each person can begin to build a “safe landing” nest for a raw egg. The biggest challenge will be to build the nest in a limited amount of time. Once the timer goes off the nest is finished no matter what state it’s in. You will need to place the nest on the ground under a high window. Everyone should proceed upstairs and at that time they will each be given a raw egg. The idea is to make the egg land into the nest without it breaking.

#34 100 Layer Challenge

You will need 100 pieces of clothing and you can even include hats and socks in the mix. Start with the layer of clothing you’re already wearing, that counts as the first layer and then continue to layer the clothes until you’re wearing all 100 pieces of clothing. If you can’t make it then you can’t win the challenge.

#35 Card House Challenge

Everyone grab a deck of cards, find a sturdy place, and start building the best house you can without knocking it over because if you do, you lose. Okay, so it might sound old-fashioned and corny, but sometimes the older games and challenges are the most popular.

#36 Memorize Challenge

With this challenge, a non-participant should prepare a tray and place numerous items on it. It’s then up to the non-participant to display the tray for a few seconds for each person to see. As the tray makes its way around, it’s up to each participant to try and remember what’s on it. When the tray is hidden, each person should write down what they saw. The person that has the most items right wins the challenge.

#37 Ice Bath Challenge

If it’s a warm day you can do this one outside using a kiddie pool full of ice and water. The first person must get into the pool of ice water and stay there until they’ve answered one question. In order to complete the challenge, you must be able to stay in the pool until you’ve answered the question completely.

#38 No Hands Nail Polish Challenge

You and a friend must compete to see who can paint the most nails in one minute by using only your mouth. Oh, you might think this challenge is a piece of cake, but think again! It’s really interesting to watch the guys try this challenge too. The person who gets the most nails painted in one minute wins the challenge. You can also have a non-participant to judge the best-looking nails for the win.

#39 The Cotton Ball Challenge

You’ll need a blindfold, two bowls, a large kitchen spoon, and a bunch of cotton balls for this challenge. Set a timer or designate a certain number of scoops and while blindfolded, you must hold the empty bowl on your head and scoop some cotton balls from the other bowl into the one on your head. The person who scoops the most cotton balls wins.

#40 No Thumbs Challenge

Each participant must tape your thumb and forefinger together making it impossible to use your thumb. In the meantime, a non-participant should create a list of tasks for each person to perform. Get a point for each completed task, but get a point taken away for each task that’s incomplete. At the end, the person who has the most points wins the challenge.

#41 The 7 Second Challenge

This simple challenge requires the participants to complete a task in 7 seconds. Continue by doing the process of elimination, meaning that the last participant left in the challenge wins. The tasks can be created by a non-participant so the challenge can be fair for everyone.

#42 Beans and Chopstick Challenge

The rules of this challenge are simple. Each person has one minute to get as many beans into a bowl as they can by using chopsticks. Only one hand can be used or it’s cheating. The person who can manage to get the most beans in the bowl wins the challenge. Here is one of the best and most fun challenges for teens you can do inside or outdoors, no matter the season!

#43 Blindfolded Drawing Challenge

Each person is given a blindfold, a drawing pad, and a pencil. A non-participant can tell them what to draw and they must perform the task while blindfolded. The person who has the best drawing wins the challenge. Two people can participate in this challenge by taking turns.

#44 Cling Wrap Challenge

With this challenge, it will be someone’s pleasure to sellotape each participant to a chair. When the challenge begins, each person will then have to figure out a way to escape the trap. Of course, each person will want to move the fastest because the first one to escape wins the challenge.

(Avoid using the clingfilm above the shoulders to prevent blocking airways)

#45 Store Challenge

Set a limit of around $10 and pick a favorite store. Next, everyone must make a trip to that store and go on a shopping spree with the $10 limit. When everyone is finished, you must all compare the items with each other. You can make the winner the one who buys the best for the money; who buys a unique item; the funniest, and so on.

#46 Truth or Dare Challenge

A good game of Truth or Dare with teens may go sideways if you don’t control it properly. Refrain from asking embarrassing questions or things that would invade the privacy of your teens. Other than that, Truth or Dare is one of the fun challenges for teens that help you to bond and keep yourselves entertained in the family. Check this guide on the best Truth or Dare questions to inspire you!

#47 Scavenger Hunt

Nobody can say no to a scavenger hunt in the backyard or even in the house! Organizing a scavenger hunt takes some preparation and time from your part and it could take a full day. However, keep in mind that such a challenge can keep your teens entertained and quite busy. Invite their friends over and have a blast together competing against each other! Check out our list of fun scavenger hunt ideas to implement this summer for your teenage kids!

#48 Treasure Hunt

We have talked about treasure hunts when we discussed the fun challenges to do with teens and kids at home during the lockdown, but it is worth a mention here as well. Summer, parks, and backyards are the best precursors for a good old fashioned treasure hunt. Ignite your imagination engine, get some help from others who organized treasure hunts before, and keep your kids (and adult friends, why not?) entertained for a full day!

#49 Guess the Song

The best way to play this game or implement this challenge is to have a non-participant present who knows how to play an instrument, like a guitar. If you don’t have such a musician among you, a music player/laptop/smartphone will do. One of the best and fun challenges for teens, this one has them guessing the song or at least the artist after they listen to the first notes or lyrics of the song. They should do this without using the Internet, of course.

#50 The Egg (Russian) Roulette

The last entry on our list of fun challenges for teens is the Egg Roulette you have probably seen already on celebrity shows and televised challenges. You need a full carton of eggs. Boil a few as hard as you can and leave some raw. Mix them well in the carton so not even you can know which eggs are raw and which are cooked. Then, gather the teens and their friends and challenge them to pick an egg to break against their heads. Play until the group finishes all the eggs in the carton. Of course, the winner is the player who managed to break the smallest number of eggs on their face.

Things to Consider When Performing Dangerous Challenges

We’ve tried to keep this list as safe and friendly as it can be so that anyone and everyone can have a fun time performing these challenges.

However, we are aware that teens love their adrenaline when it comes to challenging themselves and others. While we’re not your parents and have no authority over you, we feel the need to warn you about what to avoid when trying to perform dangerous stunts.

First off, when skateboarding for example, avoid doing advanced moves until you’ve gotten down the basics quite well. Be prepared to suffer a few injuries here and there, and don’t be afraid to wear at least basic protective equipment when riding on rough terrain. And, whatever you do, don’t skateboard through traffic. It’s never a good idea.

Secondly, we know teens are rebellious and won’t usually listen to adults who tell them otherwise. But, please, if you search for fun challenges for teens and stumble upon some that might look a bit too risky, just don’t. If you want some adrenaline, go bungee-jumping or sky-diving with authorized instructors. In any case, use your head. Think about it this way: are the risks worth the fun? What’s the worst that can happen if I get involved in an accident relating to this particular activity? Always keep these questions in the back of your mind.

Fun Challenges for Teens: Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed our selection of fun challenges for teens to try this summer in or outside the house. If you have some games and similar challenges you do at home, feel free to share them with us to lengthen this list of ideas and inspiration!

Before we leave you to set up in motion these challenges, we have to remind you that you should use caution when performing these challenges because some of them may be dangerous. Be sure to try as many challenges outdoors when possible; always provide towels, dry clothes, and other necessities when needed.

Make sure you check out our fundraising ideas for teens as well, together with our guide on fun things to do with children (and even your adult friends and family members) during the ongoing lockdown! Hopefully, we will get past this virus sooner rather than later and we will soon be able to resume our once wonderful lives. Until then, stay safe, and practice the necessary precautions to avoid putting vulnerable people in danger. Or play video games. Those are fun if you don’t have the possibility of meeting others face to face.

Have fun!

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220+ Newlywed Game Questions for Large Groups

When it comes to hosting parties it’s not always easy to come up with different themes, much less food that will have everyone going back for more and games that will keep everyone entertained. However, with these newlywed game questions for men, women, and couples, you have a surefire way to make everyone have a good laugh and bond stronger.

A great party to host is a game show party, but which one should you start with? Think about the friends you will invite and what they would like most.

Try hosting a Newlywed Game Questions Party. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to get everyone together and keep them all laughing. This game works for bachelorette parties very well and it makes an excellent rainy day game for friends and couples who want to have a laugh or spend a fun afternoon indoors. We will talk more about this in a few moments.

Before planning the party, think about all the couples you know. They don’t have to be married, in fact, it can be played as a way for new couples to get to know each other better, you just might have to tweak some of the questions.

How to Play the Newlywed Game Questions for Men, Women, and Couples

The Newlywed Game is a classic that debuted on television in 1966. Since its birth, there have been many different variations, therefore, the rules to this game can be mixed up to your liking.

We have prepared a simple game variation that you can follow, but feel free to tweak the rules and questions to the needs of your group. Make sure you add some of your own personalized questions to make things interesting for the said couple. You can draw some inspiration from the bridal shower games for large groups as well.

Let’s see how to play the newlywed game!

  • Split the group into three or four teams of couples.
  • One person should be elected as the game host (maybe this will be the lonely one).
  • Each couple will be competing to win the game by gaining the most points.
  • For the first round, the women should leave the room. The host should pick four questions from the husband round list to ask the guys. (More questions can be asked if you choose).
  • After the guys have given their answers, the women should reappear.
  • The host should ask each question once again giving the women a chance to match with their partner.
  • Each correct match gains five points.

For the second round, the guys should leave the room and the game continues the same as the first round until it’s time for the last question.

  • That question should be one of the two-part bonus questions from the list.
  • When the guys reappear, they will compete in the same as the first round with the exception of the bonus question.
  • When it’s time for the bonus question the team will receive five points for each correct answer, so if they match both answers correctly they will gain ten points.

In the end, the team with the most points wins the game.

You can set the points up however you would like and the bonus questions can be asked in either the wife or the husband round. You might want to use bonus questions in both rounds but double the points in the second round. There is really no right or wrong way to play this game just remember to have a great time in getting to know each other better!

The following list provides you with 201 interesting Newlywed game questions to help you get started:

Newlywed Game Questions: The Wife Round

Here are some of the best newlywed game questions for the women! Keep in mind you can add some of your own to make things more personal. However, make sure you do not add sensitive questions or very intimate inquiries that might upset people. After all, these newlywed game questions are for fun, not to stir up couple’s issues!

What would your husband say is his biggest pet peeve?

When your husband cooks for you would you say the food is spot on, or would you sign him up for cooking school?

Would you say that your husband prefers your face to be painted, or would he rather look at it in its natural state?

When it comes to having children, would your husband say, “Our small house will do,” “Honey, start looking for a bigger house,” or “I’m happy with the family dog?”

Will your husband say that you spend more money, he spends more money, or you spend money equally?

What is one thing you do that drives your husband bonkers?

Between the two of you, who will your husband say is the bigger pack rat?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would your husband say that you would go?

It’s his turn to plan a date night, what does he plan?

When it comes to sports, would you say your husband prefers the ones with a just a field, a ball and bat, a net, or he isn’t really all that into sports?

What was your husband’s first job?

Which one of you is the biggest procrastinator?

How many dates did the two of you go on before the first kiss?

Which one of you brought up the subject of marriage first?

If you were cleaning out the closets, what is the one thing of your husband’s that you would throw away?

What is your husband’s idea of the perfect weekend?

Would you say your husband would prefer to live in the wilderness and hunt for his food, or would he rather live in the big city and order dinner in?

Which one of your relatives would you say your husband likes the least?

Who won the last argument the two of you had?

If the two of you went on a double date with another couple, who would your husband want to go out with?

Finish this sentence, “I wish my husband would pay as much attention to me as he does his _________.”

What is your husband’s favorite hobby?

Has your husband ever cried during a movie?

What is the one material thing your husband owns that means the most to him?

What will your husband say that he loves about you the most?

It’s your night to pick the movie, will you pick something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, something that will keep you rolling with laughter, or will you need the tissue box?

What is your husband’s favorite late night snack?

Which one of you is the first to fall asleep at night?

Does your husband prefer pizza, wings, steak, or one of each, please?

When eating out, which of you is the bigger tipper?

Which of you is the thrifty shopper?

If the two of you went to visit a pet shelter together, would he head to the dogs or the cats first?

When it comes to dancing, would your husband wait for the slow dance, would he get on the dance floor when it’s time for the fast moves, or would he just sit them all out?

If the two of you were on a date, which one of you would be the most likely to look at your phone during the main event of the date?

When it comes to doing household chores, would you say that you do the most of them, he does the most of them, or do you share an equal amount?

If your husband wrote a book about your family what would the title be?

Who will he say you are closest to in his family?

What is the one thing the two of you can never seem to agree on?

If your husband could have a different job what would it be?

What is the one bad habit you wish your husband would stop?

How long did the two of you date before you introduced him to your family?

Does he prefer a hot cooked breakfast, cold cereal, or nothing at all?

What was the name of your first boyfriend?

Do you prefer to text or talk?

What is your husband’s favorite soft drink?

When it’s time for dessert will your husband choose pie, cake, or something else?

Will he say you are a morning person or a night person?

What was your husband’s first vehicle?

Would he say you are more of an indoor or an outdoor person?

Does your husband prefer long hair, short hair, or it doesn’t matter at all?

If you and your husband were together when you saw a homeless person, which one of you would be most eager to help them?

Which one of you would be most likely to go on a diet first?

When going to a restaurant, does your hubby prefer a sit-down or a buffet?

Which one of you can better deal with a stressful situation?

How often do you go to the beauty shop?

Would your husband rather wear a suit and tie or jeans and a tee?

How many windows do you have in your current home?

Does your car have a 4- cylinder or a 6-cylinder engine?

Which one, if any, is your husband’s favorite social media site?

If your husband were to guess, how many hangers would he say is in your closet?

What is one word that your husband uses that you wish he wouldn’t?

What is one thing you don’t have in your house but you wish you did?

How many sets of dishes do you currently own?

What will your husband say is your go-to site on the web?

What are you and your hubby saving up for?

How many magazine subscriptions will he say you currently get on a regular basis?

If the two of you were to go on a trip and take one of your relatives, who would your husband want to take with you?

Newlywed Game Questions: The Husband Round

Here are the newlywed game questions for men! Again, make sure you do not cause reason for upsets or tensions among people if you choose to add some of your own questions that play on the more personal, intimate side.

When it comes to shoes, would you say your wife prefers heels, flats, sandals, or sneakers?

What is the one household chore your wife will say that you do better than she does?

How many pieces of luggage did your wife take with her on your honeymoon?

When your wife is getting dressed in the morning, which one of her outfits do you hope she’s putting on?

What is the one household chore you absolutely hate to do, but your wife is always nagging you to do it anyway?

The last time you gave your wife flowers, were they roses, carnations, another kind, or will she say you never give her flowers?

What is the name of your wife’s favorite store?

Finish this sentence: “The last gift I gave to my wife was ________.”

When it comes to an argument, which one of you always seems to get the last word in?

Finish this sentence: “My wife’s biggest fear is __________.”

Finish this sentence: “Our wedding was almost perfect until __________.”

What was the name of the street your wife grew up on?

How many doors will your wife say that you had in the first place the two of you lived together?

Is your wife always late, always early, or always right on time?

Which one of you is the most organized?

What was your wife wearing on your first date with her?

Where did you take your wife on your second date?

Without saying the year, when is your wife’s birthday?

If your wife gave you a hall pass, what would she say you would use it for?

What will your wife say is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?

When it comes to ice cream, does your wife like plain old chocolate, plain old vanilla, or does she like a little crunch to mix it up a bit?

Which one of you is the first to wake up in the morning?

When choosing from a menu, would your wife prefer the lighter side, the pasta side, or will she flip to the meat side?

When it comes to replacing the toilet paper roll, should the paper go over or under?

Who will your wife say is the more romantic one in your relationship?

Which one of you is elected to turn off the lights at night?

Complete this sentence: “I love eating the food my wife cooks I just wish she would quit making _________.”

Of all the bridesmaids, your wife had in the wedding, how many were relatives?

How does your wife prefer her eggs cooked, scrambled, fried, poached, omelet style, or would she say no thank you?

What was the name of your first girlfriend?

Is your wife usually too cold, too hot, or is she just right?

If your wife is texting someone, who is she most likely texting?

If your wife were to describe you as a superhero, who would it be?

Which one of you usually picks the restaurant?

How old was your wife when she started school?

When it comes to food, does your wife prefer Mexican, Italian, Chinese, or American?

What kind of laundry detergent is in your house?

Would she say that it’s your fault, or would she admit that it’s her fault that you need two bathrooms in your house?

When your wife packs your lunch, what do you hope to find in the bag?

What state will your wife say you were you born in?

Would your wife say your grades in high school were above average, so- so, or try again?

Who spoke the first words when the two of you first met?

Would your wife say that you’re the type of person who likes to try new things or would you rather leave well enough alone?

How far into the relationship did the two of you get before having your first argument?

If you were to write a love letter to your wife would she be able to read it, or would she have to call on a professional for help?

When it comes to gardening, is that something you would do, she would do, or would you share the task?

Would you say your wife does most of her shopping online or does she go out to the store?

What is the brand name of your washer and dryer?

If your wife could spend a day in the life of someone else, who would it be?

Who said, “I love you” first?

Who picked the wedding date?

If one of your relatives was going to stay with you, which one would your wife hope it would be?

When it comes to the music genre, which one would your wife say is your favorite?

What is the one thing that your wife would like to change about herself?

Finish this sentence: “Every time my wife goes shopping she brings home another __________.”

Which one of your wife’s relatives would you say she resembles the most?

When it comes to vacations, would your wife say that you would be happy sleeping in a tent, you like the smell of a cabin, or you want a hot shower in the hotel?

How long does it take your wife to get ready for a night out?

What is your wife’s favorite fruit?

What was the last thing you did for your wife that she never expected?

What will your wife say is her favorite time of the year?

Would your wife say she prefers gold or silver?

What will your wife say is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

What was the name of your wife’s childhood pet?

How long did the two of you date before you spent the night together?

When the two of you are in the car together, who controls the radio?

Does your wife prefer juice, coffee, soda, or something else with her breakfast?

Husband Round Two-Part Bonus Newlywed Game Questions

Are you having a lot of fun and want the entertainment to continue? No problems! Here is a bonus part containing more newlywed game questions for men (husbands, boyfriends, etc.).

Finish this sentence: “My wife likes to have _________ massaged, but she can’t stand to have her _________ touched.”

If you had to leave your house in an emergency what are the two things your wife would say you would grab on your way out the door?

Finish this sentence: “I like my wife’s friend ________, but I really wish she would dump her friend ___________.”

What are the two most important things your wife will say that you must have on your sandwich?

What are your wife’s two most valuable things?

When your wife was in school, what were her two favorite subjects?

Of your wife’s relatives, which two are the oldest?

What are two things you have in your house that your wife could never live without?

Name two pizza toppings that are a must have for her.

If the two of you were pregnant, who are the two people your wife would want to tell first?

Finish this sentence: “My wife is really good at ____________, but ___________, not so much.”

What are two things your wife made you get rid of before moving in together?

If you stumbled upon a Magic Genie lamp, what will your wife say that two of your three wishes would be?

If you were to look through your wife’s purse, what are two things you would find?

Finish this sentence: “My wife likes it when I wear ______________, but would rather I put _________ in the trash.”

Name two things your wife has on her dresser.

Finish this sentence: “My wife can’t wait to watch ________ on TV, but she wishes they would take _________ off the air.”

Besides texting and talking, what are two other things your wife uses her phone for?

Finish this sentence: “Everyday my wife looks forward to ____________, but she dreads _________.”

Name two animals your wife would never have as pets.

What are two things your wife likes to keep in her car?

Besides you, who are the other two people your wife talks to the most?

What are her two favorite days of the week?

Finish this sentence: “When we have kids we will name the boy ___________ and the girl will be named_______________.”

When the two of you go out to eat, which two restaurants do you visit the most?

What are the two pieces of jewelry that you will always find your wife wearing?

When going out in public, what are two things your wife cannot be seen without?

Finish this sentence: “My wife likes to shop for groceries at___________, but she won’t step foot in________.”

What are the two things your wife would say she misses the most about her old neighborhood?

Finish this sentence: “When it comes to celebrities, my wife would be ecstatic if she were to meet_________, but she would have no interest in meeting_______.”

“If my wife were to paint the living room I hope she would paint it _________ because I really hate the color__________.”

“If she was playing on the playground she would be in a hurry to run toward__________, but she would run away from__________.”

Wife Round Two-Part Bonus Newlywed Game Questions

In the spirit of pure entertainment, if you want to prolong the game, enjoy the following bonus newlywed game questions for women (wives, girlfriends, etc.)!

Finish this sentence: “My husband doesn’t mind driving_______, but he really hates driving_________.”

When your husband plans an outdoor trip, what are two things he’s sure to have in his cooler?

If you sent him to the store with your grocery list, what are two things he would bring home that were not on that list?

Finish this sentence: “I like my husband’s friend___________, but his friend___________ is a little out there.”

What will he say are the two things you miss the most from your childhood?

When the two of you plan to go out for dinner, what two restaurants would not be on the list of choices?

When you pack for a trip, what are the two things your husband will say he can find in your suitcase?

What are his two favorite kinds of animals?

What are two things he will say you can always find in the refrigerator at home?

If the two of you went on a picnic, what will he say are two things you would put in the basket?

Finish this sentence, “My husband likes to see ________ on his dinner plate, but he will push the plate aside if ________ is on it instead.”

Finish this sentence: “My husband is a tough man, but when it comes to ________ and _______, he melts.”

Who are the two people your husband works he likes the least?

Finish this sentence: “My husband always seems to remember_______, but he can never remember_______.”

If you were to look through your husband’s wallet, what are two things you would find in there?

What are his two favorite articles of clothing?

When it comes to watching TV, what are his two favorite networks to watch?

Finish this sentence: “My husband wears size_______ shoes and he requires a size_________ for his gloves.”

What will he say are the names of your two best friends from high school?

Finish this sentence: “If we were at an amusement park we wouldn’t be able to stay away from__________, but I wouldn’t be able to get him to go on___________.”

Finish this sentence: “When it comes to eating hamburgers, my husband always puts________ on his, but he can’t stand to put__________ on it.”

When your husband leaves for work, what are the two things he always takes with him?

When it comes to nail polish, which two colors will your husband say you will choose?

If you were to plant a vegetable garden, what are the two must haves he would insist on planting?

What would he say were your two favorite childhood cartoon characters?

Finish the Sentence Type of Newlywed Game Questions

“If I were to dye my hair he would like it to be__________, but he would hope that I didn’t color it____________.”

“My partner can fix a__________ like a boss, but when it comes to fixing__________ he needs a little professional help.”

“When we go to a bar, my husband always drinks___________ but he can’t stand the taste of___________.”

“Every time our friends come over for game night my husband hopes we are going to play___________ and not__________.”

“When it comes to shopping for lunch meat my husband always runs for__________ but turns his nose up at___________.”

“When I buy soap my husband really hopes it smells like__________ because he can’t stand the smell of____________.”

“When it comes to buying air freshener, my husband prefers the house to smell like__________, but can’t stand it if the air freshener makes the house smell like__________.”

“When it comes to his underwear, my husband likes his to be__________, and is uncomfortable in a pair of__________.”

“Regarding furniture, my husband loves to sit on_________, but please don’t make him sit on__________.”

“When we eat snacks my husband loves when I put out__________, but watch him frown when he sees__________.”

Game Questions for Couples

You can adapt the game as a competition between two or three couples – which are also good friends – to see who knows who best. Of course, it also makes an excellent ice breaker for a newlywed party. So here are 20 more questions that the couple can ask the guests to see which of their friends know them best. You can repeat the questions for the other couples present at the party game as well. As we said, it is one of the easiest ways to spend an afternoon or an evening having fun indoors.

Who is the celebrity crush of each of us?

Who is the better kisser between us?

What are our star signs?

When and where did we first meet?

Which is the strangest quirk each of us has?

Who is the best cook between us?

Who is the tidiest and most organized between us?

What is our favorite getaway/vacation destination?

Who is the most likely between us to deal with a cockroach or a spider in the house?

What is the most likely thing each of us could end up in jail for?

Which is our most favorite shared hobby?

What would be the last perfect meal for each of us?

What are the most likely things that we could argue about on any given day?

Indoor couch potatoes or outdoor adventurers – what does describe us best?

Who has the most exes between us?

What movie do we re-watch most frequently together?

What’s our most prized possession, or the item we would save in a fire?

If we would have a pet, what would it be?

What is our worst habit?

What would we most likely do if on a desert island together?

Biggest fear for each of us: what is it?

The way we see it, you can gather together in the living room one evening. The hosting couple can ask these questions to their friends. Of course, both partners should have an agreement on what the correct answers are. As the friends give their answers, you can note them down and declare the winner the person that nailed the most correct answers. You can set a time for each question or let the group collaborate for a shared prize.

Newlywed Traditions and Superstitions

Have you ever wondered why does the groom have to carry his newlywed wife across the threshold? It’s to protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

Ironically, the one day that’s considered to be the unluckiest for weddings in England is Saturday. Coincidentally, it’s also the day when most couples choose to have their wedding.

According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck.

Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry. Oh, those crazy Romans…

Moving on to Egypt, people believe that having women pinch the bride on her wedding day brings good luck. We’re not judging, but we wouldn’t want to be in the bride’s place, that’s for sure.

In the Middle East, brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye. Now you can see that henna isn’t just a trend, but a long-lasting tradition.

A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without. Going slightly more south in Europe, Czech newlyweds have peas thrown at them instead of rice like in most other European countries.

Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century. However, diamonds themselves have very little real value. It was during the 20th century’s advertising campaigns that they got their price artificially inflated thanks to some well thought-out ads.

Ever wondered where the now iconic white dress comes from? Or the bride’s veil? Queen Victoria started the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840. Before then, brides simply wore their best dress. Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.

Bottom Line

Now that you have this newlywed game questions list you should have no problem keeping the group busy for a few hours. Have a great time, and remember, it’s only a game! Make sure you check out our bridal shower games for large groups as well!

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How to Play Fishbowl Game: Rules, Regulations, and Tips

The Fishbowl Game is a fun-filled memory game that combines Charades, Password, and Taboo.  It is also an easy game to learn, which means children and adults can play it together. Today, we will learn how to play the Fishbowl Game, focusing on its rules, regulations, and instructions. We will also insert some tips throughout this guideline.

The Fishbowl Game can be played with large groups, which makes it perfect for family get-togethers.  It also works well as a school classroom activity or a team-building exercise.

The first thing to learn regarding how to play the Fishbowl Game is its core component: competition. The teams race against each other to offer correct answers and score as many points as possible. It is an amazing game to play indoors with the kids during the lockdown and one of the funniest challenges to organize with your teens and their friends during a summer day in the backyard.

How Many People do You Need to Play the Fishbowl Game?

The Fishbowl Game is a party game for large groups. It works well for a wide bunch of friends spending an afternoon together, as a newlywed after-party game with a host of guests, a bridal shower game for large groups, or a crowd game for kids and teens on camp, and so on.

In other words, you can play the game in six or eight people, but it is best to think about it in terms of ten to twenty participants. It keeps things more interesting and more entertaining. Since the main purpose of the game is people giving their best shot at describing things, playing out a word, or engage in other spectacular manners of conveying a meaning, the more the merrier.

How to Play the Fishbowl Game: Rules and Regulations

You will need a few objects to play The Fishbowl Game, so start by gathering them in one place.

Gather the following materials:

  • 3-4 Pens
  • Paper
  • Scissors

  •   A container to hold the paper (a fishbowl is ideal!)
  •   A timer

Cut the paper into small strips that are big enough for players to write a couple of words on.  Each player will require three strips of paper.

How to Play the Fishbowl Game

Step 1: Populate the fishbowl

Start by separating everyone into two equal teams. Now that you have Team A and Team B, each player in each team will then take three strips of paper and write a word or familiar phrase on each piece.  Players will have to guess the words or phrases later on, so they shouldn’t be too obscure.  Each player then folds their pieces of paper in half and places them into the fishbowl.  After all of the pieces of paper are in the fishbowl, someone has to shake the bowl to mix them up. For this reason, you might find the game also called “Salad Bowl.”

Choosing the words may be a little challenging – don’t forget you will have to say everything about those objects/concepts but their name. Also, at some point during the Fishbowl Game, you might end up acting upon them, play mime with them. So go beyond the animal charades you play with the kids and give your friends (or yourself) a good run for their money. In between words like a dictator, propeller, psychedelic, or tourniquet, you can throw in some nicer, easier words, like: giggle, fishbowl, or spoon.

Step 2: Play the “Taboo” round

The taboo round is first up.  The goal of this round is to guess as many words or phrases as possible within 1 minute.

The round progresses like this:
  •   The starting team selects a player to go first.
  •   That player will grab a piece of paper from the fishbowl and reads it.  The 1-minute timer will start as soon as they pick a piece of paper from the fishbowl.
  •   The player will then use words to get their teammates to guess the word or phrase that is on the paper.  They cannot use any hand gestures — only words.  They can’t say any of the words that are on the paper, as they are the “taboo” words.  For example, if the word is “Cheeseburger” they might say “You eat this at McDonald’s”
  •   If the player thinks the word or phrase is too hard, they can “pass” and put the paper back into the fishbowl.  However, players can only do this once per round.
  •   If the team successfully guesses the word, they get to keep the piece of paper.
  •   After 1 minute has elapsed, the other team gets their turn.  They also have 1-minute to guess as many words as possible.

Each team continues to take 1-minute turns until all of the pieces of paper have been removed from the fishbowl.  When the fishbowl is empty, each team counts the pieces of paper they have gathered.  Each piece contributes 1 point to their score.  After tallying each team’s score, fill the fishbowl with the pieces of paper and move onto the next round!

Step 3: Play the “password” round

The next round in the Fishbowl Game is played in a similar fashion, with each team having 1-minute to guess as many words or phrases as possible.  The team that went second last time will get to go first for this round.

The main difference is that the player reading the paper can only use one word to describe the word or phrase.  So, if the word is “Cheeseburger” this time they may use a single word like “McDonalds” to describe it.  The team needs to remember the words that were mentioned in the first round and use the “password” as a hint.  The teams continue to alternate with 1-minute rounds each, then the pieces of paper are tallied and placed back into the fishbowl. The game of Taboo is easy and it makes an excellent indoor party game for kids and adults alike. While you need to keep it PG 12 for the children, if you play with your group of friends, you can take things up a notch just for the fun of it.

Step 4: Play the “Charades” round

The next round plays out in the same way, with each team taking their one-minute turns.  The main difference here is that player with the paper cannot speak.  They must use physical gestures to communicate the word on the paper.  For “Cheeseburger” they might pretend to be holding and eating a cheeseburger.  Have some fun with words describing fewer objects and more concepts, states, traits, and so on. Playing mime for the word psychedelic can take even a half an hour if the “mime” doesn’t convey the message as he/she should and the crowd has no idea of what the word or the gesturing mean. True story.

At the end of the round, the scores are tallied up once more.  The team that has the most points from all three rounds is declared the winner!

Step 5: Bonus round

Why let the fun end there?  If you want to take The Fishbowl Game to the next level, play the spooky version!  Get a bedsheet from the cupboard and drape it over the player who is reading the pieces of paper.  The team will then have to guess the word while the player makes movements beneath the sheet!  It is very challenging and a ton of fun. Adding a bit of horror genre vibe to a party game makes the Fishbowl Game one of the best choices you have when you want to organize some campfire games for adults. When it comes to kids, keeping things as less scary as possible may be the best idea.

Fishbowl Game Question Ideas

To spice things up, you can use questions instead of phrases during the first guessing round. It’s a far more challenging endeavor than merely explaining what the word is.

Think of it the same way you’d think about Jeopardy, except in reverse. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • In what country are April Fool’s jokes climaxed with the saying “Doroughe sizdah”?
  • The concept of promoting and measuring an entire locality’s happiness level is known as what?
  • Which element, previously used in the production of felt, lead to the expression “mad as a hatter”?
  • Donuts are traditionally sold in boxes containing how many pieces?
  • Why did the production team decide to fine anyone who showed up late in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption”?
  • Which Country won the 2015 Davis Cup?
  • What U.S. state is known as the “Land of Enchantment”?
  • Which labor standard were the striking workers out to achieve which eventually led to the Haymarket Affair?
  • After his crucifixion, who takes down the body of Jesus Christ off the cross of Calvary?
  • The Dingo is a free range dog found mainly in which country?
  • Who trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire?
  • The vernal equinox signifies the advent of which season in the Northern Hemisphere?
  • What substance is Han Solo frozen in during “the Empire Strikes Back”?
  • The first male African-American tennis player to win the U.S Open and the Wimbledon tournaments was?
  • What ingredient in bread causes it to rise?
  • “Life is Beautiful” has been named one of the top-five favorite films of which prominent figure?
  • In 2007, a major-motion picture based on which television show was released?
  • Screenwriter Luc Besson and actor Jean Reno worked on another assassin movie before “Leon”. What is its name?
  • What cartoon character is popular in Sweden during Christmas?

Play the Fishbowl Game: Bottom Line

The Fishbowl game is easy to set up and enjoy with a large number of people. The more participants you have, the more and better the words will be. This game taps into peoples’ imagination (and vocabulary), leading to some hilarious moments. The fact that this game mixes two of the best and most popular party games of all times – Taboo and Charades – means that you can come up with plenty of Fishbowl Game Ideas of your own. Play as many bonus rounds you can concoct, keep the score, invent new challenges, and have tons of fun.

You don’t have to wait for a rainy day to play this game inside the house, either. If you have a backyard, the world is your oyster! Or fishbowl!

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The Best 333 Truth or Dare Questions For Any Occasion

The 371 Greatest Truth or Dare Questions; The good, the Funny, And the Embarrassing

Getting ready to plan a party? Think no further than dropping in some of the greatest truth or dare questions to bring the fun. Whether it’s through a video conference or group gathering, you need some fun icebreakers to pull everyone together and truth or die is a tried and true classic.

Truth or dare fits the bill for anybody. It’s a great way for new friends and couples alike to get to know each other better, and a hilariously awkward way for old friends to catch each other in an age old lie. 

Did you know that truth or dare dates back to the early 18th century? For more than three hundred, this game has been played by kids and adults alike. All you need are two or more people to have fun. It’s a fun family game and often played at children’s parties. It makes for a popular college dorm party, and it’s the perfect game for the tween slumber party.

Always bear in mind the age and personality of all players, and you may even wish to categorize your questions and dares to make it easier to navigate through the game. Be further mindful about how far to take the truth or dare questions. It’s fun to push the envelope a bit, but you should go through and read all these questions before immediately whipping these out at an office party.

Truth or Dare Rules

The rules to this game are fairly simple, but to keep it as fair as possible, you should prepare the questions and place them in a basket or a hat for people to pick out.

The truth or dare questions can be separated into two containers, and each person can choose if they would like to answer a question or follow through on a dare. Sometimes this variation can be a problem because most people will choose a dare. Therefore, we would suggest making a rule in which each person has a set amount of questions from the truth and dare categories to make it fair. For example, a person must have a total of five truths and five dares.

If anyone refuses to answer the truth, the group can choose the punishment that the person should get. Another rule you could make is that if someone refuses to answer a truth question, they MUST perform the next dare they pick, and vice versa.

Setting Up the Game of Truth or Dare Questions

The following is a list of 301 Truth or Dare questions, from good to bad to embarrassing. The questions have been thoughtfully prepared to fit into almost any group. Keep in mind that you might have to tweak the questions to fit your situation.

Plan Props

Plan ahead and place the props that you will need in a handy location. Keep in mind that some people might have food allergies and may not be able to perform some of the dares. If this is the case, you might want to replace an item for another.

Make Sure Everyone is Comfortable

Have fun and stay safe. You should always use caution when performing some of these dares. Never allow children to play the game without adult supervision. When you play truth or dare questions, you should do so at your own will and not feel pressured into doing anything just because your peers want you to. Remember, dares or truth questions can reach any level so it’s important that nobody feels pushed too far outside their comfort zone.

With that being said, everyone engaging in playing truth or dare should understand that there’s bound to be some embarrassing or uncomfortable situations involved. That said, the main objective of this game is to have fun and give everyone the chance to let their hair down and find out some juicy information about each other.

Truth or Dare Questions: 166 Perfect Truth Questions

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  1. Who is your favorite family member?
  2. What is your least favorite part about family gatherings ?
  3. What is the biggest secret that you kept from your parents when you were growing up?
  4. What is your favorite movie that you secretly know is actually terrible?
  5. What is your worst habit?
  6. Have you ever bribed or flirted with a police officer to get out of a ticket?
  7. What is something you most look forward to doing when you retire?
  8. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what is one thing on that list?
  9. What is one thing you are always losing?
  10. What is the strangest thing you have ever bought?
  11. Do you have a weird collection? If so, what?
  12. Tell us about the last dream you can remember. Don’t leave any details out!
  13. Have you ever shared chewing gum with anyone?
  14. Have you ever lied about being sick so you could stay home from work or school?
  15. If you could do one thing you did when you were a child, what would it be?
  16. Have you ever danced on a table when you were drunk?
  17. Have you ever told someone you wouldn’t be home just so they wouldn’t come over to yours?
  18. What is the one thing you dislike about yourself?
  19. What is the one thing you really like about yourself?
  20. What is the one thing you would stand in line for?
  21. Have you ever lied on your resume to get a job?
  22. If anyone in your family could win an award for being the most annoying, who would it be?
  23. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you in front of a crowd?
  24. What is your least favorite household chore?
  25. If you could hire someone to do one thing for you, what would it be?
  26. What was the most embarrassing thing that you ever did while on a date?
  27. What was the worst gift you ever received?
  28. What is the one thing you are the most afraid of?
  29. Have you ever sent an inappropriate text to your mom or dad by accident?
  30. Have you ever bought something to wear to an event and then returned it to the store when the event was over?
  31. Have you ever fallen asleep in church?
  32. Did you ever break up with someone just before a public holiday so that you didn’t have to buy them a gift?
  33. Have you ever kept a library book?
  34. Have you ever cheated on a test?
  35. If you could create your own job title, what would it be?
  36. What is your excuse to get out of exercising?
  37. What was the one thing you could never learn how to do no matter how hard you tried?
  38. What was your favorite childhood television show?
  39. Did you ever sneak into an adult movie when you were underage?
  40. If you had a remote control that would operate anything, what would you control?
  41. Have you ever complained about something at a restaurant just to get out of paying?
  42. What is one thing you did as a child that you still enjoy?
  43. Do you prefer the big city or country life?
  44. What is your guilty pleasure?
  45. What are your favorite pizza toppings?
  46. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
  47. Have you ever used a work computer for personal use?
  48. What is your favorite thing to do with your leisure time?
  49. What was the worst vacation you ever had?
  50. If you were to bury a time capsule, what is one thing you would put in it?
  51. If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
  52. What is your favorite holiday?
  53. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  54. If you could choose a different career, what would it be and why?
  55. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  56. What is your favorite snack from a vending machine?
  57. Have you ever forgotten a special person’s birthday?
  58. Have you ever taken a drink straight out of the carton?
  59. On a scale from 1-10, where does your patience fall?
  60. If animals could talk, which one would you have a conversation with?
  61. Tell us about the worst restaurant experience you ever had.
  62. Is there any movie that always makes you cry?
  63. Say the funniest joke you’ve ever heard.
  64. What is something you find absolutely disgusting to the point you get sick?
  65. Have you ever been stuck in an elevator and if so who were you with?
  66. Have you ever been on an airplane and if so where were you going?
  67. Who was your favorite teacher in school?
  68. What was your favorite subject in school?
  69. What is something that you are not looking forward to?
  70. Knowing now what you didn’t know then, what would you have done differently?
  71. Have you ever told a secret after you were told not to?
  72. Are you always on time, or are you always late?
  73.  Are you a morning person or a night person?
  74. What is one job you would never want to do?
  75. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  76. When you think that no one is listening, do you sing in the shower?
  77. The last time you argued with someone, did you apologize first or was it the other person?
  78. What is the best gift you ever received?
  79. Is there any food that you can never eat?
  80. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  81. If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?
  82. Have you ever been arrested?
  83. What is your favorite sport?
  84. Have you ever been golfing?
  85. Have you ever played tennis?
  86. What is your favorite ride at the amusement park?
  87. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
  88. Have you ever been on a train?
  89. If you found a large amount of money, would you keep it or would you try to find the owner?
  90. What is the angriest you’ve ever been?
  91. What makes you the happiest?
  92. What is your favorite sandwich?
  93. Is there anything you regret buying, and if so, what is it?
  94. What is the best thing you ever bought?
  95.  If you were invisible what is something you would do?
  96.  What makes you feel uncomfortable?
  97.  Do you prefer cats, dogs, or neither?
  98.  If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?
  99.  If you were a giant, what would you like to do?
  100. What is your favorite music genre?
  101. Have you ever blamed your sibling for something you did just so that you wouldn’t get in trouble?
  102. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
  103. When is the last time you took a shower?
  104. When is the last time you brushed your teeth?
  105. Describe your favorite activity when you’re alone.
  106. What do you like to do when you are with your friends?
  107. Who was your first crush?
  108. How old were you when you had your first crush?
  109. What is the best time of day for you?
  110. What is your least favorite time of the day?
  111. If you didn’t have to work, what would you do with all your time?
  112. Tell us about your favorite possession.
  113. Name the three websites you visit the most.
  114. What was the best day you ever had?
  115. Describe the worst day you’ve ever had.
  116. Say your biggest fear in life.
  117. Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was it?
  118. Do you prefer mushy movies or funny ones?
  119. If you only had two minutes to get out of your house, what would you grab?
  120. What is your favorite vegetable?
  121. What is your favorite fruit?
  122. Do you have a special talent and if so, what is it?
  123. Have you ever been married?
  124. What do you like to put on your toast?
  125. What is the spiciest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  126. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  127. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
  128. What season is your favorite?
  129. Who is your most annoying neighbor?
  130. If you could be someone else for a day who would you be?
  131. What was the name of the street you grew up on?
  132. Which do you like better, cars or trucks?
  133. What is your favorite outdoor pastime?
  134. Which do you like better, Coca-Cola or Pepsi?
  135. What is your favorite month and why?
  136. Do you like to read and if so, what is your favorite book?
  137. Have you ever met a celebrity, if so, who?
  138. Has there have been a time when you cheated to win a game?
  139. Have you ever sent a love message to your boss by accident that was meant for someone else?
  140. What food do you absolutely despise?
  141. Who is the person you are the most jealous of and why?
  142. How many different languages can you speak and what are they?
  143. Do you have any tattoos and if so, where?
  144. Have you ever been outside of the country?
  145. What is one thing your grandparents taught you how to do?
  146. Have you ever been to the opera?
  147. Do you prefer talking or texting?
  148. Have you ever had an argument with someone through text?
  149. What was the last thing you ate?
  150. Have you ever been to the zoo?
  151. What is the grossest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  152. What is your most regrettable kiss?
  153. Have you ever failed a test? What was it?
  154. Who is your favorite teacher and why?
  155. Who was your longest secret crush? 
  156. Where do you like to go when you’re feeling down?
  157. What is your favorite song?
  158. Who would you rather live with: Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, or Adam Levine?
  159. What is something you have never told anyone in this room? 
  160. What do you like to wear when no one is around?
  161. Who would rather be stuck on a desert island: the person on your left or on your right?
  162. For parents: which is your favorite child? For children: which is your favorite parent?
  163. Who would you rather marry: Brad Pitt, Zach Efron, or Antonio Banderas?
  164. Have you ever shoplifted or stolen anything? 
  165. Describe the worst date you’ve ever been on.
  166. If you could be fluent in one of these languages which would it be: Chinese, French or Russian?

Truth or Dare Questions: 167 Dares destined to get some good laughs

  1. Completely cover yourself in toilet paper to look like a mummy.
  2. Randomly call a person from your phone and sing them a song.
  3. Call a family member of someone in the room and explain why you love your friend so much.
  4. Run outside and shout as loud as you can, “I am the best person in the world!”
  5. Mix all the sauces you have in your fridge and drink up.
  6. Prank call a friend’s partner.
  7. Call up a pizza place and order Chinese food.
  8. Take a shower without removing any of your clothes.
  9. Cover up your eyes (or wear a blindfold), and walk around the room for two minutes without watching where you’re going.
  10. Impersonate someone in the room and people have to guess who it is.
  11. Improvise and perform a two-minute comedy routine in front of everyone.
  12. Act like a dog for two minutes without laughing.
  13. Pour a freezing cold glass of water over your face without reacting.
  14. Talk about something you regret in your life.
  15. Tell a stranger walking past that you love them.
  16. Put as many pieces of cheese puffs in your mouth at one time as you can.
  17. Screenshot a picture of your browser history and send it to a random person in your contacts.
  18. Log into Facebook and like every picture for the past year of the first person you see.
  19. Rip off a piece of paper and eat it.
  20. Take out an eat and eat it raw.
  21. Cover your hair with milk and don’t wash off until the end of the game.
  22. Text your mom the last picture saved on your phone.
  23. Pretend to be a chicken for 30 seconds.
  24. Stand up and run on the spot as fast as you can until it’s your turn.
  25. Sniff the player to your right’s armpit.
  26. Allow another player to throw flour in your face.
  27. Allow a random player to tickle you for 30 seconds.
  28. Kiss someone’s bare foot.
  29. Go into the kitchen and take a bite out of something in the trash.
  30. Spritz perfume into your mouth.
  31. Head outside and lick a car tire.
  32. Take a picture of yourself pulling a funny face and set it as your Facebook profile picture for the rest of the day and night.
  33. Pass your phone to the person to your right and allow them to put any status on one of your social media accounts.
  34. Let someone in the group give you a wedgie.
  35. Grab a random object in the room and try and sell it to the group for two minutes.
  36. Kiss the second person to your left on the lips.
  37. Sing the chorus from a random song with all your heart.
  38. Speak in a baby’s voice for the next five things you have to say.
  39. Give someone in the group all the money you have in your purse.
  40. Take someone’s socks off and wear them like gloves for three minutes.
  41. Slap yourself in the face any time someone says “and” in the next three minutes.
  42. Blindfold yourself and let someone in the group feed you something of their choosing.
  43. Knock on your neighbor’s door and tell them how grateful they should be to live next to someone so awesome.
  44. Try to lick your elbow for the next three minutes.
  45. Laugh out loud at everything the person to your left says until it’s your turn.
  46. Stand up and try to break dance.
  47. Try to impersonate your favorite singer for one minute.
  48. Pick out the best and worst dressed individuals in the group.
  49. Act like you’re drunk for the rest of the game.
  50. Hum a random song and you can’t stop until someone guesses what it is.
  51. Let someone bite your finger until it hurts.
  52. Attempt to keep your eyes as wind open as possible without blinking.
  53. Open a book, newspaper or magazine, and sing two random sentences as best you can.
  54. Show everyone the four most recent pictures on your phone.
  55. Write and perform a song that is at least two minutes long.
  56. Ring a random person from your phone and confess that you’re in love with a fictional character.
  57. Hold your breath for as long as you can.
  58. Apply makeup without looking in the mirror.
  59. Let a player write something on your head and don’t wipe it off until the end of the game.
  60. Hold a plank for as long as you can.
  61. Do as many sit-ups as you can in one minute.
  62. Trade one item of clothing with another player and wear for the rest of the game.
  63. Try to sing a song with your mouth full of a drink.
  64. Eat a spoonful of a spicy sauce.
  65. Hold mouthwash in your mouth for as long as possible (extra minty flavors work best for this!).
  66. Let any player give you a wet willy.
  67. Allow the second player to your right to make an alcoholic drink and you have to drink it as fast as you can.
  68. Completely shave off one of your eyebrows.
  69. Let someone wax half of your leg.
  70. Nibble at another player’s fingernails.
  71. Go outside and ask a stranger to smell your breath.
  72. Eat an entire onion without crying.
  73. Allow another player to cut a small chunk out of your hair.
  74. Massage another player’s back for five minutes.
  75. Sit among other players wearing only your underwear.
  76. Let another player keep any item of clothing from your wardrobe.
  77. Try to juggle with three eggs.
  78. Spank the person to your right.
  79. Confess your undying love to another player in the room.
  80. Blindfold yourself and allow another player to feed you something of their choosing, and you’ve got to guess what it is.
  81. Smell someone else’s shoes for one minute.
  82. Text the last person you called saying, “I love you”.
  83. Speak in an accent chosen by another player for the rest of the game.
  84. Streak around the room for 10 seconds.
  85. Sit on someone else’s lap for five minutes.
  86. Allow another player to search anything they want on your phone.
  87. Eat an item of food off of someone’s face without using any hands.
  88. Passionately kiss the back of your hand and let someone record it.
  89. Describe someone else in the group and others have to guess who it is.
  90. Tell everyone about an embarrassing crush you once had.
  91. Grab a broom and pole dance on it until someone tells you to stop.
  92. Whisper a secret about yourself to another player in the group.
  93. Perform your best air guitar routine without any music playing.
  94. Twerk wearing only your underwear.
  95. Let another player crack an egg on your head.
  96. Dress up like the opposite sex and let another player take a picture and upload it online.
  97. Put honey on the end of your house and then apply flour, and keep it like that for the rest of the game.
  98. Put an ice cube down your pants and let it melt.
  99. Pretend that you’re a cat and rub up against the other players for one minute.
  100. Say the entire alphabet backward.
  101. Go to a neighbor’s house and ask if they have any spare food because you’re hungry.
  102. Make up a two-minute rap about an inanimate object in the room.
  103. Paint your fingernails with the nail varnish in your mouth.
  104. Call the tenth contact on your phone and tell them all about your day, for no apparent reason.
  105. Head outside and talk to a random stranger as if they’re an old friend you haven’t seen in years.
  106. Balance an object on your head while walking around the room for one minute.
  107. Let the player to your left give you a new hairstyle for the rest of the game.
  108. Tell everyone an embarrassing story about yourself.
  109. Take a mouthful of water and tell a funny story about something that’s recently happened to you.
  110. Get down on one knee and pretend to propose to another player.
  111. Sing everything you want to say for the next 10 minutes.
  112. Eat as many pieces of bread as you can in two minutes.
  113. Lick a bar of soap from the bathroom.
  114. Text your mom and tell them you’re pregnant, or if you’re a boy, say that you’re going to be a dad.
  115. Go outside and carry a sign that says “kiss me if you think I’m attractive”.
  116. Take a bite and swallow a piece of a banana skin.
  117. Lick an animal’s fur.
  118. Pretend that you’re a sheep for no reason whatsoever.
  119. Write a poem about why you are the best person in the world.
  120. Take a selfie with some old trash.
  121. Spank the closest person to you.
  122. Prank call your ex and tell them that you want to get back together.
  123. Eat a sandwich filled with ingredients chosen by other players.
  124. Put a teaspoon of salt in your mouth.
  125. Consume as many chilies as you can in two minutes.
  126. Head outside for a walk and talk aloud to yourself.
  127. Tell a stranger that you’re having a bad day and need someone to talk to.
  128. Lick the floor.
  129. Go outside and wink at the first person you see.
  130. Dance outside for two minutes without any music playing.
  131. Tell everyone about a celebrity crush you have.
  132. Take a picture of yourself pulling a funny pose and upload it to social media.
  133. Call a random person and wish them a happy birthday.
  134. Run around the house wearing someone else’s underwear on your head.
  135. Have a conversation with the TV.
  136. Act like you’re a child for two minutes.
  137. Let another player do whatever they want to your feet.
  138. Lick sauce off of someone else’s armpit.
  139. Brush your teeth with hot sauce.
  140. Drink an entire bottle of milk to yourself.
  141. Laugh like a hyena to everything everyone says until it’s your turn.
  142. Prank call a car breakdown company and say that you’re sad because you don’t have a car.
  143. Do your best impersonation of Elvis Presley.
  144. Send a direct message to the last person you wrote to on Instagram saying that they’re beautiful.
  145. Dye your hair a color of a player’s choosing.
  146. Clean another player’s bathroom when it next needs doing.
  147. Give a stranger five dollars.
  148. Wash another player’s feet.
  149. Dip your hand in toilet water.
  150. Apply lipstick to your mouth and teeth and walk outside.
  151. Chug a glass of milk with curry powder.
  152. Do a handstand with your feet against the wall and hold for 30 seconds. 
  153. Give your phone to the person on your left and let them send any message they want to anybody on your contact list.
  154. Let the person to your right give you a temporary marker tattoo on your forehead of anything they want.
  155. Call your sibling or cousin and speak to them for one minute entirely in an Italian accent. 
  156. Spell out your name on the wall with your butt (don’t use markers, it’s invisible).
  157. Do the entire Gangnam Style dance using headphones so no one else hears the song.
  158. Sing your country’s national anthem while plugging your nose. 
  159. Choose one other player and dance to the Titanic theme song while holding an orange between you (no hands). Don’t let the orange fall!
  160. Call your neighbor and make monkey sounds for 30 seconds straight.
  161. Call the most recent food delivery number that you have dialed and sing them the Happy Birthday song. 
  162. Make a love declaration to the player sitting opposite you. 
  163. Do a belly dance to the tune of Ricky Martin’s “La Voda Loca
  164. Pick the nose of the oldest person in the room.
  165. Email your favorite teacher and tell them you love them. 
  166. Put a Skittle or M&M in the belly button of the person across from you and eat it. 
  167. Propose to the last person you sent a text message to. 

Naughty Truth or Dare Questions

  1. What’s the most unusual place you made love in?
  2. What sex act have you’ve done that you’ll never do again?
  3. What do you like during foreplay?
  4. What’s the best orgasm you’ve ever had?
  5. When was the last time you masturbated?
  6. What is your favorite position?
  7. How do you feel when touching yourself?
  8. What is the first dirty thing you would do if you woke up as the opposite sex?
  9. What is your craziest one-night stand story?
  10. Do you prefer to have a dominant, submissive, or neutral partner? Explain why?
  11. Do you like to listen to music while having sex?
  12. Have you ever watched another couple have sex?
  13. What is the wildest fantasy you ever had that actually came true?
  14. How was your first sex experience?
  15. What is the longest you’ve gone without having sex?
  16. Have you ever experimented with someone of the same sex?
  17. What are the sexiest things someone has said to you?
  18. Have you ever had a one-night stand story?
  19. What is your secret fantasy?

Naughty Dares

  1. Send a naked selfie to your partner.
  2. Give your partner head.
  3. Do a sex tape.
  4. Watch a porn video and act like them.
  5. Perform a striptease.
  6. Kiss your love in the neck.
  7. Lick the nipples of your partner.
  8. Order a sex toy online.
  9. Undress your partner with one hand.
  10. Massage your partner.
  11. Send a naughty text message to your love.
  12. Lick your partner’s chest.
  13. Put whipped cream on your partner’s body and lick it.
  14. Tongue kiss your partner where he/she wants.
  15. Get your partner aroused with your tongue only.
  16. Take off your partner’s underwear without your hands.
  17. Put a blindfold on and let your partner do what he/she wants.
  18. Give a handjob.
  19. Spank your partner.

Verdict

There you have it! Again, when playing this game, bear in mind who your company is. If your best friends are with you, you’re likely to feel comfortable being honest and performing outrageous tasks. That said, if you’re surrounded by people you don’t know, use this game as an opportunity to seek new relationships. And if you’re with kids and co-workers, do some self-censoring with a few of these questions. If you are looking for other fun ideas, check out some of the best card games or check out these Never Have I Ever questions. Don’t forget to share your feedback or any fun Truth or Dare questions in the comments to inspire players for future games. Also, it’s not up for us to tell you that the naughty questions and dares should be reserved solely for people who you’re very close with or people who you want to flirt with, and not in the office or formal meetings.

7 Board Marble Games

Do you feel like you’ve lost your marbles as of late? Have you sat around feeling bored and wondering what could possibly keep you entertained while challenging our brain at the same time? Perhaps you’ve lost your marbles over the fact that your kids are equally as bored and in need of something to do. Luckily, you can get your marbles back with the help of 7 board games with marbles.

Board marble games are a fun way to pass the time. You can play board games no matter the weather outside, and some board games you can choose to play by yourself or with someone else. The list of board games below can help you choose those that best suit you whether you are looking for a game for you or perhaps your children.

1. Solitaire

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Marble Solitaire - Made in USA
  • Board measures 8-1/2" in diameter.
  • Made from solid cherry wood.
  • Each game is finished with a clear non-toxic finish for long lasting durability.

Pass the time away with this single player board game featuring a round wooden board with 37 round grooves and 36 marbles. The goal of Marble Solitaire is to clear all but one of the marbles off the board by jumping one space over a marble using another marble. While that might sound relatively simple, directional movement limitations make this game both fun and challenging at the same time. For an entertaining brain teaser, this marble board game is highly recommended for one person looking to pass the time.Enter your text here…

2. Aggravation

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Aggravation
  • WHATS IN A NAME: Aggravation, comes from capturing an opponent's piece by landing on their space, known...
  • THE OBJECT: Two to six players compete in this classic game of race around the board from base to home....
  • THE PLAY: Take shortcuts to “zip” ahead. Or, try the super shortcut and shoot across the board! There...

Aggravation is a classic marble board game that was first introduced in 1962. The game is fun for 2 people or an entire family of 6. Aggravation challenges players to move their marbles around the board from their base positions to the home area. The first player to get all of their marbles to the home area wins the game. Keep in mind that challenging players can capture your marbles, which makes this a challenging, competitive, and fun game to play.

3. Chinese Checkers

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Wooden Chinese Checkers - Traditional Strategy Board Game with Set of 60 Colorful Marbles - Classic Puzzle Toys & Table Games for Family, Adults, Kids, & Seniors
  • SECOND TO NONE QUALITY: Our Chinese Checkers board is made from Natural Wood and sports an 11.5"...
  • A RAINBOW CONNECTION: Playset comes with 60 wooden marbles in six distinct and brilliant colors
  • MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP: Expertly drilled holes ensure that every marble fits snugly in each space on the...

Of the 7 board games with marbles found on this list, Chinese Checkers is perhaps one of the most well-known. The game offers a natural wooden board that is 11.5 inches in diameter and 60 wooden marbles in 6 different colors, including red, green, white, black, blue, and yellow. Chinese Checkers provides fun and challenging play for up to 6 players, a player for each set of colored marbles. The goal of the game is to move your colored marbles across the board to the adjacent triangle. 

You can move your marbles in any direction you would like, but you can only “hop” one space to an empty adjacent space. You are allowed to hop over the marbles belonging to other players as long as there is an empty space just beyond where their marble sits. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to jump over more than one marble at a time. All-in-all, this class marble game can provide hours of intellectual challenges and entertainment.

4. Mancala

Classic Mancala Game
  • Great game For Counting and Strategy
  • Challenging but simple game for adults and children
  • Wood board unfolds to 5-1/4” x 17-3/4”with storage sleeve

Mancala is yet another classic, yet well-loved, well-received game. The game is played on a wooden folding board with 48 beautiful glass gemstones or slightly flattened marbles. The game encourages strategic and fun gameplay among 2 players. To play, place the board long ways in front of you. You should have 6 holes on your side of the board and 6 holes on your opponent’s side of the board. Take the 48 marbles you have and place 4 in each of the empty holes.

The goal is to move your marbles in a counter-clockwise direction. You grab all of the marbles at once but you are only allowed to drop one at a time into the hole next to your gems. The first player to get rid of all of his or her marbles wins the game. In other words, losing your marbles in this instance is a good thing.

5. Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Classic Hungry Hippos game has 4 hippo heads and bodies plus marbles for them to chomp
  • 20 marbles included
  • One golden marble, cleanup is a snap with the marble and hippo storage

Most of the other board games mentioned above are for older children and adults. Young children might find the brain-teasing, mentally challenging games above too difficult for their liking. Fortunately, Hungry, Hungry Hippos is the perfect game for young crowds. The goal of this game is to get your designated hippo to swallow as many marbles as possible. Whoever manages to get their hippo to swallow the most marbles wins the game.

Hungry, Hungry Hippos supports up to four players. Each player chooses their designated hippo and the 20 small marbles are placed in the middle of the board. Players then send their hippos into a feeding frenzy in order to swallow as many marbles as possible. This game is great for groups of young children or even a fun, family-friendly game night.

6. Ker Plunk

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Kerplunk Classic Kids Game with Marbles, Sticks and Game Unit, Easy-to-Learn, Makes a Great Gift for 5 Year Olds and Up
  • Ker Plunk! is a blast from the past with a cool look and attitude!
  • Create a "lattice" of sticks midway through the translucent tube and place the marbles on top; players...
  • Players take turns removing sticks while trying to prevent the marbles from dropping through.

For over 35 years, Mattel has used a combination of marbles and strategy to create a fun game known as Ker Plunk. In order to play, players must push 30 of the included thin sticks through the small holes in the middle of a plastic tube. You must then pour the 32 included marbles on top of the sticks. Players take turns removing sticks one at a time, but you must do so carefully. The player who causes the marbles to fall to the bottom loses the game. This blast from the past is a fun game to play for 2-4 players.

7. Screwball Scramble

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TOMY Screwball Scramble Games for Kids
  • EASY TO SET UP: This maze game for kids is easy to set up but not easy to master
  • MANEUVER YOUR MARBLE: Use skills and hand-eye coordination to guide your marble through the crazy...
  • BEAT THE CLOCK: Challenge yourself to beat the clock on this time game or challenge a friend to see...

Screwball Scramble might be an older marble game, but it is still a goodie. This fun game encourages young players between the ages of 5 and 10 to race against the cock as they scramble to get their marble through a maze of obstacles. From a moving platform to jumping through hoops, this game can provide hours of entertainment with just one marble and some careful thought process. The game is just challenging enough to be fun and yet simple enough that young children will enjoy it, too.

Fun Facts About Board Marble Games

Marbles have a long history of use for fun. The first traces date back around 1588 according to TIME Magazine. One notable location where marbles have been used for centuries is Tinsley Green, West Sussex, England.

Ever since 1932, the British and World Marbles Championship have been held at Tinsley Green on an annual basis. The first championship in 1932 was won by a team from the Black Horse public house in nearby Charlwood. As history went on, the marbles playing season would go on from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. As you can imagine, people back then were very superstitious. It was thought that playing after Good Friday would bring bad luck.

Professional marble players around the world often tend to collect several types of marbles of different shapes, sizes, and textures. Many people look forward to purchasing scarce marbles from known artisans and producers. A marble’s worth is primarily determined by the type, size, condition, and visual appeal, coupled with the law of supply and demand. Ironically, some ugly but rare marbles are also high on the asking price range. But you should know that this is rather an exception than a rule.

As you can imagine, marbles today are rarely made by hand. That’s why the artisan-made ones are so much more valuable as a rule of thumb. But in the older days, marbles were made mostly by hand, the most valuable ones being produced with stone or ivory. You could also find the more common clay, pottery, ceramic, or porcelain marbles that were made by rolling up the material into a ball and letting it dry over a fire. Either way, it’s outstanding to think about how much a little ball can be worth in today’s currency. For something so simple, marbles are really unique.

Verdict

The list above provides you with some of the most entertaining board games played with marbles that there are. Luckily, you can now use one of the games mentioned to prevent you from losing your own marbles. You can keep yourself, your family, and your children entertained for hours with any one of the games mentioned above.

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9 Icebreaker Games for Adults

Icebreakers are group facilitation techniques which can help people communicate, learn more about one another, relax and enjoy themselves.  They are an excellent way to foster a creative and friendly environment that is ideal for learning or collaboration.

Groups of adults can really benefit from icebreakers, particularly if participants are meeting for the first time.  Icebreakers can be used in a wide range of environments including classrooms, conferences, parties and meetings — wherever you want a group of adults to relax and communicate freely.

This article will share a few reasons why icebreakers are so useful and a few of the best icebreaker games for adults.

Why are Icebreakers so Useful for Adults?

Icebreakers can reduce inhibitions or tension in a group

Many adults are fairly inhibited and reserved when they meet new people. They often don’t communicate freely with people they are meeting for the first time and require a “getting-to-know-you” period.  Icebreakers can speed up the getting-to-know-you process, encouraging participants to start communicating freely with one another.

Icebreakers can make a group event fun!

Many group icebreakers are focussed on helping participants relax and feel comfortable within the group.  This is usually achieved through the use of fun activities that encourage participants to talk to one another.  These “fun” icebreakers can be used by group facilitators to introduce people or to simply give the group a break from a tough activity.  Fun icebreakers can also be used to start a meeting or conference with a few laughs.

Icebreakers can energize and motivate participants

Using an icebreaker at the start of a meeting is a great way to excite and motivate participants.  A fun icebreaker can turn a stale meeting or class into something that participants look forward to.  Icebreakers can also be used midway through a meeting or class to energize participants.

Icebreakers can help a group learn more about one another

If you are working with a group of people who have never met each other before, “introductory” ice breakers may be useful.  They are activities which encourage participants to learn each other’s names and personal details.  It can help create cohesion within a group and familiarity between participants increases user engagement.

Icebreakers can improve the ability of people to learn

Researchers have discovered that adults learn better when they are mentally, physically and emotionally stimulated.  This is because they become fully engaged in the activity and the people around them.  You can use icebreakers in a classroom or seminar environment to really make sure the participants are learning.

Icebreakers help the facilitator learn more about the group

The facilitator can also gain some useful insight from using icebreakers.  In addition to helping you learn the name of participants, you can gain insight into the background, interests and skills of participants.

Icebreakers increase the sense of community within a group

If you are working with a group that is sharing personal details, it helps to foster a sense of community and friendship among participants.  This helps people open up and share intimate details.  Icebreakers can be very useful in fostering a sense of trust and community within the group.

Icebreakers get everyone involved

An icebreaker can help passive participants contribute more to the group and feel more comfortable about expressing themselves to others.

Icebreakers foster creativity

Many icebreaker activities ask people to be imaginative and creative.  Once participants are in this mindset, you can harness it during the class, meeting or seminar that follows.

The Best Icebreaker Games for Adults

People Bingo

This is one of the most popular icebreaker games for adults because it is simple to explain and very effective.  It is ideal for use in classrooms, seminars or meetings.  It can be used for groups of up to 30 people in size.

If you already know a few things about the participants, create a list of interesting facts about them, like “plays guitar” or “always does the morning crossword”.  If you don’t know the participants very well, use more general descriptions that probably apply to multiple people, like “is fanatical about coffee”, “has been on holiday to Europe”.

Now create bingo cards where each number square has one of these descriptions written in it.  These sheets are handed to participants who will then talk to each other in an effort to find someone who matches one of the squares.  When they do find someone who “is fanatical about coffee”, that person signs their bingo square.  The first person to reach 10 signed squares wins.

2-Minute Mixer

This is another common icebreaker for adults that is very effective for introducing people to one another.  Have participants find a random partner and form a large circle, with one partner standing closer to the center of the room.  Each participant will then spend 2-minutes talking to their partner.  They will discover each other’s name and something about their background — where they work, what they like to do, why they are attending the class.

After the 2-minutes has expired, the people on the edge of the circle will rotate clockwise and spend two-minutes talking with the next person.  The session can continue until the circle has done a complete rotation.  By this point, each participant will have met half of the class.

Expectations

This is a simple and fun icebreaker for adults that encourages them to be creative.  Each participant is asked three simple questions:

  • What is your name?
  • What do you hope to get out of the class
  • What could be the craziest thing that could happen if their expectations of the class are met?  Encourage participants to think of a crazy and interesting outcome after completing the class!

For example, a student attending a computer class might say “My name is ted,  I expect to learn how to program computers and understand computer hardware.  If I can learn those skills I will use them to become the next Steve Jobs, marry Charlize Theron and buy the island of Hawaii”.

Two Truths and a Lie

This icebreaker is usually quite popular with adults and can lead to some funny responses.  Each participant in the group says three things about themselves — two truthful things and one lie.  The other participants can guess which one is the lie and give a reason why thick so.  You can elicit some very funny, creative and interesting responses from the group!

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Guess Who

Each participant in the group writes a very interesting or unusual fact about themselves on a piece of paper.  The group facilitator then reads out the responses and the group guesses which person wrote the interesting fact!

All My Neighbors

This is a simple icebreaker that helps people communicate with one another and learn more about each other.  The group is seated in a circle with one person in the center.   The person in the center says “I like all my neighbors who…” then mentions some characteristic like “wears glasses” or “has brown eyes”.

Everyone in the circle who matches that characteristic will switch spots with someone else.  The person in the center will also try to find an empty spot.  The participant who doesn’t find a spot will have to ask the next question!  It is a simple, fun and easy icebreaker for adults.

The Toaster Game

This is a useful game for meetings where participants may turn up hungry!  It requires the facilitator to bring a toaster and a large assortment of condiments.  Insert a piece of bread into the toaster and while it is browning ask everyone in the group to reveal one thing about themselves.  The person who is mid-sentence when the toast pops up is challenged to eat a piece.  The catch is — the group decides which kinds of condiments they have on their toast!  They may decide to have peanut butter, chilli flakes, and mayonnaise!  Just make sure the participants aren’t allergic to any whacky condiment combinations you think of.

Toilet Paper Game

The very premise of this game will get the group laughing.  The group facilitator passes a roll of toilet paper around the room and asks each member to tear off how much they normally use when going to the toilet.  After everyone has their tiles paper, ask them to tell the group one interesting fact about themselves for each piece of toilet paper they have.

Question Ball

Buy a large beachball and write some icebreaker questions on its surface.  Things like “What is your favorite place to go on holiday?”, “What is your perfect Sunday morning?”.

Throw the ball to a random participant in the group and ask them to answer the question that their right-hand index finger falls on.  You can elicit responses from the entire group and help them learn more about one another.

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Bonus Games

Never have I ever

While not exactly known as an icebreaker game, but more of a party game, you can adapt it to fit a certain situation. For example, at a corporate meetup, you could start by stating something along the lines of “Never have I ever worked in Adobe Illustrator”.

If you think your statements through, you can actually learn a lot of stuff about your new coworkers and teammates, and thus learn how to prioritize teamwork tasks in a more efficient manner. You could even write down some statements on the whiteboard to give participants a hint about what they can say in case they run out of ideas.

The One-Word Icebreaker

This is as simple as it gets. Make everyone describe their mood using a single word. You can get creative by saying really cryptic things like “I feel alpaca” or “I feel like Twilight”.

You get the picture. It can be very boring or very cryptic. It depends on the people you’re playing with. It’s definitely more fun when you’re playing with a creative marketing team, that’s for sure.

Online Quiz Icebreaker

Do you know what Google and Salesforce use as their preferred icebreaker game? It’s QuizBreaker. This online trivia-style game gives each user fun questions like “Which dead or alive person would you invite over for dinner?” and much more. Afterward, each user receives answers to these questions in their inbox and they have to guess which coworker gave that particular answer. It’s a fun way to get to know each other when working remotely.

The Logo Love Icebreaker

Hand everyone in the office some blank tags and tell them to write their name on them and draw a logo. Alternatively, if they’re not good at drawing, they can just write the name of the brand. Once everyone’s done, each person must explain why they chose that logo and how they think it represents them. If you’re good at psychology, you can find out a lot of stuff through this simple game.

The Bottom Line

There are many more icebreakers for adults available!  They are a great way to start your group activity or to energize participants.  You can modify any of the icebreakers above to suit your specific group and the participants involved.  Remember to stay flexible and have fun!

5 Best Splitting Maul Reviews and Recommendations

5 Best Splitting Maul Reviews of 2020

In case you wonder what is a maul, let’s start today’s guide with the definition: a splitting maul is a tool made to split chunks of wood into smaller and more portable pieces. Today, we will discuss the best splitting mauls on the market, helping you make an educated choice. 

Splitting Axe vs. Maul: Why and When to Choose A Wood Splitting Maul?

While you can use an axe to split firewood, a splitting maul has more weight and a wider head. This makes it much easier to do the splitting, which is a definite perk. It also causes nearly no part of the wood to go to waste. More wood means less splitting and enjoying that wood in your fireplace for a longer time. Finally, using an axe for a maul’s work or vice versa is dangerous and can cause accidents that you can prevent by using the correct tool. That’s why having the best splitting maul that is high quality is so important.

The Features and Properties of a Wood Splitting Maul

Mauls are typically heavy with an eight-pound maul head being the typical offering. There are some mauls that are a bit lighter that can be used for smaller pieces of wood if you prefer. In addition to being much heavier than a typical ax, the splitting maul typically has a longer handle. The most common length is 36”, but some are available at a bit smaller length. You just want to be sure that it’s long enough that the maul hits the ground after the strike, rather than your foot. Definitely not something anyone wants to experience. If you are aiming for a backpacking experience, like a hiking and camping trip, you should pack a smaller wood maul in your ultralight backpack and have it at hand at all times.

Let’s say you go camping and you want to have a warming fire to gather around and play some fun campfire games with your friends and family.

  • You should bring a splitting maul to prepare the campfire wood with little waste and in full safety.
  • The wood axe you should also bring works best if you want to split around the wood’s edges or if you want to split wood into smaller, sharper pieces, to prepare a barbecue, for instance.

Most experts recommend you take both a splitting maul and a wood axe if you go to a place where you need wood for the fire or for some construction work. In case you go camping or on a fishing trip with the family, having both tools in the trunk is always a good idea.

Best Splitting Mauls on the Market: Comparisons

With that said, we have made a list of the best splitting mauls on the market right now. These are from various companies and have many attributes to them. There is something here for everyone, no matter how experienced you are. We ranked these on a handful of criteria and offer all the information you will need to make a choice. We hope this helps you in ensuring you have the right equipment for you and your needs.

Estwing Fireside Friend 14″ Splitting Maul Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe, 36-Inch Fiskars Garden Iso Core 8 lb Maul, 36″ HUSQVARNA Splitting Maul Gransfors Bruks Splitting Maul
4 lbs maul head 4 lbs maul head 8 lbs maul head 6 lb maul head 6 lb maul head
Steel handle Fibercomp handle IsoCore Shock handle Wooden handle Wooden handle
14 inch 36 inch 36 inch 32 inch 32 inch
Lifetime warranty Lifetime warranty Lifetime warranty 90-days warranty 20-years warranty
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  • Estwing Fireside Friend 14″ Splitting Maul
  • Forged steel construction
  • Shock reduction grip reduces impact vibration by 70%
  • Ballistic nylon sheath for added safety and protection
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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  • Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe, 36-Inch
  • 4 lbs maul head
  • Fibercomp handle
  • 36 inch
  • Lifetime warranty
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  • Fiskars Garden Iso Core 8 lb Maul, 36″
  • 8 lbs maul head
  • IsoCore Shock handle
  • 36 inch
  • Lifetime warranty
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  • HUSQVARNA Splitting Maul
  • 6 lb maul head
  • Wooden handle
  • 32 inch
  • 90-day warranty
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  • Gransfors Bruks Splitting Maul
  • 6 lb maul head
  • Wooden handle
  • 32 inch
  • 20-year warranty
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Estwing Fireside Friend 14″ Splitting Maul

This small splitting maul makes short work of wood chunks with a top-notch, immensely durable design.

Thanks to the single-piece construction, forged in full, this hatchet-sized maul is effectively made to last.

This tool’s head design truly sets it apart from competing options as it is weighted with a sledgehammer second head, allowing you to work a lot less to get wood chopped. The weight drives the head through timber quickly and efficiently.

The grip on this maul is genuine leather that provides a stable and safe hold for working. You can swing away without worrying about this cleverly designed tool slipping from your fingers.

Fine American steel makes up this splitting maul’s form, contributing to its impressive longevity. A shiny blue finish further protects it, while also making it quite a nice cutting tool to have and hold. Reviewers mention just how tough and fine-tuned this maul is for its intended task.

Our Verdict

Complete with a protective sheath, you can rest assured this splitting maul will last you quite some time. This is a must for all people who love to spend their free time outdoors. It is also a great tool to have around if you need wood for your fireplace or the barbecue in the back yard.

Pros:

  • Small size and comfortable weight
  • Fine-tuned design
  • Durable

Cons:

  • May be too small for some uses

Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe, 36-Inch

21Gr5-U6KXL._SL250_The Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Ax is number four on the list of 5 best splitting mauls. This maul axe is made to split medium and large logs with total ease. Balance and power have been perfected in order to increase the speed of your swing, allowing more power to hit the wood. This product is a bit different than others when it comes to weight. It is 36” as is typical but it comes with a 4 lb maul head. However, the weight distribution is great and the super sharp edge makes this less of a problem than it would be on many mauls. In addition, it has a shock-absorbing handle that helps prevent any overstriking.

This maul is available at a great price. That includes a sheath for storage and protection. It also features a great lifetime warranty so you don’t have to worry about what happens if something does break or function improperly. If you are looking for a maul that is a bit lighter than the typical ones, but with the average reach, this Fiskars X27 is the tool for you.

Our Verdict

The price is right, the options are right, and there are very few negative comments about it. This Fiskars splitting maul is the best choice for taller users that want to work with medium- to large-sized logs. The textured non-slip grip reduces hand strain and improves control, while the optimized blade geometry offers better penetration and blasts tough logs apart. Just like most Fiskars splitting mauls, this one also features the brand’s patented IsoCore Shock Control System to absorb strike shock and vibrations.

Pros:

  • The handle is lightweight but strong
  • Ideal for medium to large-sized logs
  • Extra power from advanced bevel convex blade
  • Includes sheath for storage
  • Great price for what you get

Cons:

  • Lower weight means less impact on power

Fiskars Garden Iso Core 8 lb Maul, 36″

31Gd0KaysmL._SL250_The third maul on our list of 5 best splitting mauls is another Fiskar splitting maul. It features a lifetime warranty so you don’t have to worry about problems now or in the future. Fiskars has the reputation of being a great maker of these mauls and this one is a winner.

As far as the specifications of this maul, they are more average than compared to the one above. This Fiskar splitting maul has an eight-pound maul head and has a 36-inch handle on it. What makes this maul even better is the handle. It is made of a patented technology called IsoCore Shock Control System – present on the model we saw above as well – and you can guess what it does from the name. It is going to make shocks and vibrations much less intense, which makes chopping wood so much easier than a typical splitter. In addition, Fiskars features blade geometry optimized for this sort of work. This provides power and penetration that is much more intense than is typical. If you need more reason to check it out, take a look at the riveted head. This technique makes sure the head will never slide down or snap off of the handle.

Our Verdict

This maul is ideal for splitting wood (splitting face) or driving wedges and stakes (driving face). In other words, you have here a multifunctional wood tool to be of help at all times. You will fully enjoy the forged, heat-treated steel finished with a rust-resistant coating. The soft-grip handle features a sculpted profile to fit the natural shape of your hand, which makes this maul even more comfortable and easy to use.

Pros:

  • Blade geometry offers great penetration
  • Insulation sleeve holds the initial shock
  • Riveted head won’t snap off or slide down
  • IsoCore Shock Control System takes away shock and vibration

Cons:

  • Not everyone is a fan of the grip material

HUSQVARNA 32″ Wooden Splitting Maul

21lsA-zGiFL._SL250_This next splitting maul on this list is from Husqvarna and is their most heavy and powerful ax available. This maul looks more traditional with a wooden handle but is not entirely average. Rather than implementing an eight-pound maul head, this one has a six-pound head. It is also slightly shorter than usual as it comes in at 32”. If you’re looking for something a little more manageable for someone smaller or new to splitting wood, this could be a dream. It’s a very sturdy and useful maul without being too heavy or awkward for shorter splitters. The maul comes with a warranty just like the others. The only difference is that the warranty on this product is only 90 days, rather than the year most of them offer. That said, you do get a leather sheath with this one for no extra cost, which is always a good thing. Free accessories are the best bargain of all.

Our Verdict

It is ideal for splitting chunks of wood, while the design of the poll makes it an excellent choice for driving splitting wedges. The product features a hardened striking face in the neck, so you can use it as a sledge or in combination with a splitting wedge. This is probably the best wood splitting maul for beginners. 

Pros:

  • Made for splitting biggest logs and wood chunks
  • Can be used as sledge or with splitting wedge
  • Includes leather edge cover

Cons:

  • May not be as useful against hardwood types
  • Short warranty period

Gransfors Bruks Splitting Maul

21I0DVgBZ8L._SL250_The Gransfors Bruks maul is our priciest option on the list and is a definite contender in the top 5 splitting mauls available. It comes with a 32-inch handle, just like the former maul, and comes with the same six-pound head. This is great for smaller individuals or those new to the practice of splitting wood. The handle is wooden and of hickory, making it the perfect choice if you prefer wooden handles. The blade is ground to a concave blade making it thinner than a lot of splitting mauls on the market. There is also a steel collar to give a great grip. This maul is the heaviest sold by Gransfors Bruks, which is a well-known company.

While this maul is a bit more expensive than others, there’s a good reason for it. Gransfors is known for very quality axes and makes a product that will be worth the money. You do receive a sheath with the maul and it comes with a 20-year warranty. This isn’t as epic as the lifetime warranties of some of its competitors but it certainly speaks toward a quality piece of equipment.

Our Verdict

When you add all of these features together you get a great splitting maul that will last you many years into the future. It is an excellent choice for splitting very thick and knotty chunks of wood. In other words, it makes a great camping companion and you should not leave it behind if you plan a hiking trip. It works great at home if you have a fireplace to tend to or chunks of wood to prep for your backyard barbecue party. You will also enjoy the weight and sturdy poll with beveled corners and its protective steel collar below the axe head and circular grooves towards the end for an extra firm grip. All in all, this is an excellent product to have at hand in all conditions.

Pros:

  • Concave thin blade
  • Great for wedge striking
  • Leather sheath included

Cons:

  • Medium weight head

Best Splitting Maul: Final Thoughts

There you have it, our guide on the five best splitting mauls available. You are now equipped to make an educated purchase. Which is the best splitting maul in your opinion? Are you using other products for your needs? Feel free to use the comment section below to tell us about your favorite splitting mauls. Also, if you have products in mind that you want us to review, feel free to suggest them to us!

120+ Cute Names To Call Your Girlfriend This Year

It’s time to have the cute nickname talk for that special girl in your life. Maybe she’s your girlfriend already, or maybe she’s still in the “just a friend” category. Either way, if you’ve clicked on this article looking for that perfect cute nickname for your girlfriend, look no further. The chances are high that you feel pretty strongly about this girl. So, what are the best cute names to call your girlfriend?

Putting in the time to do a little online research and think of a name that’s going to a) stick, and b) be endearing is already demonstrating more effort than most. So, congratulations already on thinking about how best to please your girl!

How to Choose Cute Names to Call Your Girlfriend

Terms of endearment have been used throughout history to connect people on an exclusive level. But in order for the cute nicknames for girlfriend to fit BOTH your relationship and the type of person she is, you need to personalize it as well as make it unique. Some girls may prefer funny nicknames. Others might desire something more romantic. She wants something that sounds cute but she also wants to feel that it makes her special. Keep scrolling down for the best cute names to call your girlfriend.

We can only guess what unique and creative nicknames Elon Musk has for his girlfriend Grimes, but we can imagine that they’re highly creative.

Be sure to read through the whole list to make sure that whatever name you choose is the right fit for the girl and sounds good coming out of your mouth. It doesn’t have to just be one name either. Two or three really good one names can also work to keep things diverse, but don’t go overboard. 

When you pick cute nicknames for girlfriend or you create your own name for her, keep in mind that the result should match her personality, hobbies, passions, likes, dislikes, or physical attributes (but only the positive ones). You do not want to insult your girl with a nickname that might be fun for everyone else but embarrassing or offensive for her. If nothing works, start from her real name and create a nickname out of it. If she responds well, you are on to something.

If the relationship is still young and you want to find a cute nickname for your girl but haven’t decided yet, you have other options. In case you fear she won’t take your nickname well, you can challenge her to play one of the Get to Know You games that can help you learn in a fun way how she stands on the subjects of nicknames in general or what would be a good nickname for her depending on the answers she offers. You can try making the finding of cute names to call your girlfriend a fun activity for the two of you by playing a game of 20 questions or the “Never have I ever” game.

Nevertheless, if you are looking for inspiration, it’s time to take a look at the list below. We will start with cute names to call your girlfriend that belong to the sweet and romantic side, and work our way from there with even more suggestions!

Remember our two rules here. This is supposed to be a cute nickname for your girlfriend that is going to stick and be endearing. The goal of finding a cute nickname for your girlfriend is that it continues to stir passion throughout the relationship.

SWEET AND ROMANTIC CUTE NAMES TO CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND (OR FUTURE GIRLFRIEND!)

  1. Angel – This one’s pretty self-explanatory. It shows that you see nothing but perfection every time you look at your girlfriend.
  2. Angel Eyes – If her eyes captivate you with a deeply soulful spark that enthralls your senses, this is the name for your girl.
  3. Angel Face – For when her face has the flawless perfection of an angel, this is an ideal cute nickname for your girlfriend.
  4. Babe – While a little old fashioned, this nickname has stood the test of time.
  5. Baby – Some like it and some don’t, but this nickname gives off the vibe of deep compassion and sympathy.
  6. Baby Cakes – This is a primo nickname for a girl with curves that you want to show your appreciation for. Do not use this one if your girlfriend has body image issues. 
  7. Baby Doll – This one combines deep compassion with how you feel about the way she looks.
  8. Baby Girl – Popular in the south, this nickname has a very personal vibe that proves how close you feel to your girlfriend.
  9. Babelicious – For a more playful and light-hearted version of the above nicknames, if your girlfriend likes to feel more carefree.
  10. Beautiful – This can apply to both her looks and her personality if you feel she shines both inside and out.
  11. Blondie – If her blond hair is something she knows you like, prove that connection with this one.
  12. Blue Eyes – Again, this term connects your love with features that make her feel good about herself. It also shows that you’re paying attention. Always compliment a lady’s eyes. 
  13. Bond Girl – If your girlfriend is daring and full of adventure and excitement, her nickname should reflect that. Who’s more daring than a Bond girl?
  14. Boo or My Boo – This one’s pretty popular and well established, more playful than serious.
  15. Boo Bear – A unique twist for girlfriends that love to cuddle and be touchy-feely.
  16. Bootylicious – If her booty stands out and she knows it, this can be a compliment as well as a term of endearment.
  17. Boppity Boo – This unique take on “boo” has just the right kick of alliterative musicality and sounds cute too.
  18. Brown Eyes – If her deep brown eyes are a defining feature, use that to personalize your affection. It’ll be a compliment too. Remember, never forget to give compliments!
  19. Brown Sugar – For a girlfriend of color who brings the overload of sweetness into your life. 
  20. Bubble Butt – A bit like the one above, this nickname implies more sexy intentions. If she’s got one and loves it, let her know every time you call out to her.
  21. Bunny – A sweet term to show your softer side.
  22. Buttercup – This one is intimately classic. You won’t hear very many use this one, so for a more classic feel choose something old school for uniqueness.
  23. Butterfly – The nickname for the girl who’s lighthearted and lifts your heart. 
  24. Care Bear – If you’ve ever watched care bears, you understand this one matches someone who displays a deep compassion for humanity.
  25. Mon Cheri – This one is French for sweetheart, and you can bet it ups the cool factor, not to mention cultured.
  26. Chica – For a sweet and sexy Latina girlfriend in your life. 
  27. Crazy Hot Stuff – When she’s proud to be different, and also smoking hot, let her know!
  28. Cupcake – When she’s the definition of sweetness, call her a cupcake. 
  29. Cutie – Playful and straight to the point.
  30. Cutie Pie – Taking the above nickname to another level, connecting playful with sweet and a swirl of delicious.
  31. Dancer Girl – If she loves to dance, this personalized nickname will remind her that you know her better than anyone else.
  32. Dancing Queen – If she loves to dance and you want her to know she’s the best one on the dance floor.
  33. Darling – Another old-fashioned one, this carries with it a depth and tenderness she may appreciate. Definitely a winner for more traditional girls. 
  34. Delicious One – When you want her to know you think she’s so cute you could just eat her up.
  35. Divine One – This one’s pretty serious, for the girlfriend who wants you to make her feel like the embodiment of perfection. Note: if she’s super religious, maybe pass on this name. 
  36. Doll – Be careful with this one, dolls are made to fit our idea of beauty. That said, some girls don’t want to be compared to a child’s toy.
  37. Dove – Doves are symbolic of everlasting love and harmony.
  38. Dream Girl – When you want her to know she’s the one you’re always dreaming of.
  39. Dream Lover – When you want her to know what kind of dreams you had when you were dreaming of her.
  40. Glorious One – Again, this one is for girls who want to be made to feel exceptional.
  41. Gorgeous One – One of my personal favorites, this one uses the best compliment a girl can receive.
  42. Green Eyes – Remember that girls love to have their defining features noticed, especially those who have this rare and beautiful trait.
  43. Gummy Bear – If she loves candy and bears, this could describe her perfectly.
  44. Heavenly One – If she makes you feel like you’re in heaven, let her know it.
  45. Honey – Another classic that works well for girlfriends that are sweet and compassionate.
  46. Honey Bee – For when she’s sweet as honey, but also has a bite (or a sting) to back it up.
  47. Honey Love – A unique take, this one also carries with it feelings of a deep connection.
  48. Honey Bunny – A classic that needs little presentation; it may be old, unisex, and used in other languages as well, but this is what makes it timeless.
  49. Hot Stuff – Being called hot really makes a girl feel good, show her love, and make her feel special at the same time.
  50. Hottie – If she’s hot and she knows it, give her what she wants.
  51. Jiggly Puff – For your girlfriend with curves who isn’t afraid to show it, let her know you love her bounce. 
  52. Kitten – Another one to show that while she’s cute, she can also have a bite.
  53. Lemon Drop – If she’s sour sometimes but then turns sweet (and knows it), she’ll love this one.
  54. Light of My Soul – Another deep nickname that carries the seriousness of your devotion.
  55. Lioness – For the girl who is fierce and fearless, and wants to be the queen of the jungle.
  56. Little Bird – For the small-sized girlfriend who chirps and tweets. 
  57. Little Peanut – This nickname is highly specific but might just be the right match. 
  58. Loca – If she’s at peace with her crazy side and isn’t afraid to show it, let her know that it’s a quality you enjoy.
  59. Lovebird – Use this if the two of you feel inseparable and do everything together.
  60. Love Bug – For when your girlfriend clings to your love with unwavering relentlessness.
  61. Loved One – When your love defines the relationship, you want your partner to know that she’s the one who is the object of your love. 
  62. Lovely – This one implies that she outshines the rest with endearing sweetness.
  63. Lover Girl – If she’s your lover and you want her to know how special that connection is.
  64. Miss Dreamy – If she’s seriously dreamy, this title calls out her ownership of the term.
  65. Miss Steamy – As the term above implies ownership, this one’s for the girl who exudes sensuality.
  66. Miss Sunshine – When her personality shines for the world to see.
  67. Miss Universe – When she’s the center of your world and represents everything you love.
  68. Miss Wonderful – If she fills you with wonder, this name will prove time and time again she’s everything that’s beautiful to you.
  69. Moonshine – A romantic twist on an old Appalachian local brew for a homely girl with a serious spark. 
  70. My… – Adding the word “my” to any of these names will increase the impact of its meaning.
  71. My Dear – Another classic nickname that has held its own through the years.
  72. My Fair Lady – Not just a song, this classic is sure to make her light up. It exudes class. 
  73. My Juliet – If her love is undying, remind her of your true love and commitment.
  74. Passionate One – Use her passion to take the nickname you choose to another level.
  75. Peach – Peaches are both cute and sweet, so this nickname works on a lot of different levels. If she’s from Atlanta, just keep in mind this name might’ve been used on her already! 
  76. Precious One – If you see her as a jewel-encrusted shrine of gold, let her know the value she holds is priceless.
  77. Pretty – This one’s simple, but straight to the point. Every girl wants to feel pretty, and this name gives the right burst of positive reinforcement. 
  78. Pretty Lady – Go a step further and add more substance to your compliment.
  79. Pretty Girl – If the nickname above is a bit too old for her, use girl instead of a lady.
  80. Princess – If she loves fairy tales and wants to be treated like a princess, tell her every day that she already is one in your eyes.
  81. Pumpkin – A lot of girls love this name. It conjures up the Cinderella magic. But just like Baby Cakes, be wary of who you’re using this on. 
  82. Pumpkin Pie – Who doesn’t love pie?
  83. Scrumptious – Another one to showcase her deliciousness while showing off your own vocabulary range. 
  84. Sexiness – She’s sexy and you want her to know you know it.
  85. Sexy – Simple and straight to the point. This is a classic and a winner. But be mindful of when and where you’re using this! 
  86. Sexy Mama – If you want her to know having kids only adds to her appeal. This one is a real winner the world over. 
  87. Smiley – Use this one if she’s always using her smile to brighten the world.
  88. Smiley Face – Again, if her face is always lighting up, and you love it.
  89. Sparkly Eyes – Remember, girlfriends, love it when you take notice of their eyes. And who doesn’t love sparkle? 
  90. Star – When she ignites your passion like the splitting of hydrogen atoms.
  91. Star Bright – If she outshines everyone else with the brightness of her personality.
  92. Sugar – Another old-fashioned nickname that never goes out of style. Especially if she’s a sweetie too.
  93. Sugar Plum – If she likes fairies and The Nutcracker, this one is for her.
  94. Sun Beams – Another take on bringing attention to the glory of her smile.
  95. Sunflower – Beautiful and universally recognized for her ability to soak up the rays like no other.
  96. Sunshine – When she’s your one and only sunshine. You could incorporate the song occasionally to add an extra connection.
  97. Star Shine – If she prefers the night, you can use this nickname to bring attention and personalize her nickname.
  98. Sweetheart – This classic continues to charm girls throughout the ages. One of my favorite girlfriend nicknames.
  99. Sweetie – Simple, cute, and straight to the point. Sometimes being direct is your best bet.
  100. Sweet Pea – If you’re like two peas in a pod.
  101. Sweetie Pie – Again, who doesn’t love pie?
  102. Sweetness – Because she sweetens your life with joy.
  103. Sweets – A more modern take, I like the message this one conveys.
  104. The Fairest of Them All – Another one for fairy tale loving girls, this time with a twist of darkness.
  105. The Mrs. – If you plan to put a ring on it, this is a good way to drop the hint.
  106. The Sweetest – Put her on a pedestal above all others and let her know she’s the best.
  107. Tigress – Another nickname that showcases her fierceness.
  108. Twinkles – Here’s a cute name for the girlfriend that twinkles like a star.
  109. Wifey – Use this to let her know she’s wife material.
  110. Wonderful – This is one of the quickest ways to show her how much she means to you
  111. Yummy – Another nickname to describe how delicious you think she is.

CUTE NAMES TO CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND IN SPANISH

Spanish is a romantic language with plenty of terms of endearment. You can choose some cute names to call your girlfriend in Spanish if she is of Latin descent or if the loves this language in particular. Just like the Spanish people, the language is passionate as well, so choose your Spanish cute nicknames for girlfriend with care, as you don’t want to offend her or stir the wrong feelings. If she is OK with having a Latin-based nickname, here are some that work great!

  • Mi Amor – It means “my love” and it is romantic and sweet just like her.
  • Bonita – Call her beautiful in her native language when the two of you are alone and she will be head over heels for you.
  • Mi Cielo – Calling a woman “my heaven” or “my sky” in any language is a smooth path to her heart.
  • Mi Reina – Make her feel like a true queen and call her by her real name, expressing once again that she is the ruler of your heart.
  • Mi Tesoro – Yes, she is the treasure of your life and her – just like everyone else around you two – should know this.

FUNNY CUTE NAMES TO CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND BASED ON HER PERSONALITY/HOBBIES/UNIQUE TRAITS

This is where you two playing Get to Know You games or the Never Have I Ever game comes into play. Here are some ideas of funny cute names to call your girlfriend based on her personality, likes, dislikes, passions, and unique traits. Feel free to build upon these suggestions and find the perfect nickname for your girl!

  • Brainy – if your girlfriend is very smart and you are very proud of it too.
  • Supergirl or Wonder Woman – if your girl is into superhero culture and all things geek, but especially if you believe she is extraordinary and she has awesome superpowers.
  • Speedy Gonzales – if she is the one that is always three steps ahead of everybody, a wonder of efficiency, or if her brain works at incredible speed, making you fall in awe with her wits, puns, and brilliant ideas over and over.
  • Energizer/Duracell – if she is the one with all the energy and crazy ideas in your couple; also if you feel that sometimes you cannot keep the pace with her spontaneity.
  • Vogue – if your girlfriend is a fashion buff and has created a unique style for herself.

CUTE UNCOMMON NAMES TO CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND

Now we have reached the last section of this guide, saving the best for last. When it comes to cute uncommon names to call your girlfriend, your imagination is, in fact, the only thing that is stopping you. You can pick anything, from her favorite book character she identifies with to a word she likes in a foreign language. However, since we are here and you want suggestions, here are some starting points. Just make sure that you are both OK with the name and that it expresses the strong bond, love, respect, and friendship you two share.

  • My Sun and Stars / Shekh ma shieraki anni – if you two or if she loved Game of Thrones, you cannot call her anything else but your sun and stars. It sounds better in Dothraki, but that’s just us.
  • Tinkerbell – if your girl is cute, sweet, and magic, with a very small dose of mean that makes you love her even more.
  • Smoochy – if she loves kissing and you love kissing her as well.
  • Tarzan – unusual to call a girl by the name of a famous wild man who lived in the jungle, but if she is the wild and boyish type, Tarzan sounds fun.
  • Pickachu – if she is into the Pokemon universe or if she is small, cute, brave, and always fun.

Final Thoughts on Cute Nicknames to Call Your Girlfriend

And there you have it! With all these names in mind, there is bound to be one (or two, or three) good matches for your lady friend. Figure out which nickname fits your girl best. Sometimes it will take a few tries until you land on the right one. When it comes to finding cute names to call your girlfriend, it’s good to try a few options, but still think carefully before calling her something.

Keep an ear and eye out for how she reacts when you call her by any of these names. Read her reactions and her expressions, and don’t repeat names that she clearly doesn’t like. Remember, good partners are good listeners, so show that you care by showing you listen. Want to get to know her a little better? Once you’ve identified some cute names to call your girlfriend, try a good game of never have I ever. This game is going to reveal a lot though, so don’t judge too harshly!

If you do try out some things that you think are cute names to call your girlfriend and they horribly backfire, don’t panic! Just buy her some chocolates, offer a sincere apology, and then come back to this list and try out some new names until one is on her liking.

Now, it is time for you to share your thoughts! Do you have cute names to call your girlfriend that you use in your current relationship? Do you care to share them? How about other cute nicknames for girlfriend you have heard and liked? Use the comment section below to offer your suggestions and ideas!

20 Fun Dice Games to Play with Friends and Family this Year

There is no shortage of great and fun dice games to play with your friends and family. With all the latest technology such as video game consoles and smartphones taking over the interests of children and adults alike, it can be easy to forget things of a simple nature such as dice games. The best dice games are not only simple but actually a lot of fun. Regardless of whether you’re a child or an adult, everyone can enjoy dice games.

What’s more, usually, card and dice games very rarely need a huge investment. If you don’t have a pair of dice somewhere in your drawers – although the most families have – you know there are a number of dice games you can buy for both children and adults. There are also many dice games that you can play without any purchase. All you need are some spare bits from around the home.

Of course, for those slightly more invested in fun dice games, there are a series of games that you can purchase. Some are more novelty-based, whereas others are modern-day versions of older dice games introduced many years ago.

Why Play Some Fun Dice Games This Year?

Because they are engaging and promote competition, collaboration, group bonding, cognitive skill development, and you can play them virtually anywhere you find a flat surface, be it inside the house or outside.

Dice games have been a staple of many homes for a number of years, and it’s not hard to see why. Although dice games may not seem very exciting to the younger demographic today, it’s easy to catch on to the fun. Some fun dice games are the best activities to engage in with the kids in lockdown or when you simply spend a rainy weekend at home.

For those of you who do not know this, you can adapt some of the best dice games out there to transform them into fun challenges for teens this summer. They say that this lack of excitement has a lot to do with the pace of technology evolves. In truth, fun dice games can bring a lot of competition and serious gaming fun for tweens and adults. Even little kids can get on board with it!

So, without further ado, let’s see some of the best dice games to play this year with your family and friends!

Fun Dice Games for Adults

There are many games that adults or children can certainly enjoy thoroughly. It usually depends on how a particular game is tailored. However, those new to the world of dice games may prefer to have a selection of games they can jump straight into. In this regard, the following dice games have been split into separate categories.

The following dice games have been designed with adults in mind. However, there are some that can be played with the rest of the family.

Dice games for adults are generally those that have been around for a number of years, although some have seen the popularity soar when popular games have licensed the game and marketed it in a particular way. An example of this is ‘Yahtzee.’ While this is seen as a popular dice game of today, it’s actually a game with roots that span back a vast number of years.

BUNCO

Bunco is a dice game that you play with nine dice and a lot of luck. Oftentimes, 12 people play Bunco, and those 12 will split into teams of four. Less or more players can join, but the overall number of people playing must be divisible by four for the game to be played.

Players must try to roll a number that corresponds with the current round they’re playing. For example, if players are up to around 3, then they should try and aim to roll three 3’s. Similarly, in round 5, players would need to roll five 5’s. Each time that anyone makes successful dice roll, this is known as a Bunco. When there’s a Bunco, a point is awarded each time a Bunco is claimed. The winning team is simply that team with the most points by the end of the game.

The somewhat bohemian rules associated with Bunco are the things that make the game so addictive. The very few rules and a ream of excitement are what contribute to Bunco’s reputation of being one of the most popular dice games played in the US today. In case you did not know, you can play Bunco anywhere and with any occasion, be it a Sunday barbecue party with your friends and neighbors or your mom’s 70th birthday party.

Mexico

Mexico is another fun dice game with simple dynamics. The game is played with two dice for rolling, with each player being given an additional die. The die will dictate how many lives each player has after each round, so will start on a six, and deplete accordingly.

After each game, the lowest dice roll will be considered the losing roll, and as such, that particular player will lose a life. The winner of Mexico is the player left standing after all players have rolled their dice and lost their lives.

Shut the Box

Hey! Play! Shut The Box Game - 12 Numbers (Includes Dice)

Hey! Play! Shut The Box Game – 12 Numbers (Includes Dice)

  • This is a new game that is becoming more popular by the moment
  • It can be played for fun or for money
  • Stained finish wood and green felt and comes with complete with dice

While the aforementioned games are something of a straightforward affair, ‘Shut the Box’ encourages players to really apply their brain power, which is what makes it so much fun.

Generally played within a wooden box that displays the current numbers, each player will roll dice and use the combinations made to reach one of the numbers displayed on the wooden display. As each number is matched, the numbers within the wooden display will be flipped over. If the number 1 is the only number left showing, then players will only need to roll one dice in the hope they can reach the final number.

Once a player is able to successfully match all of the numbers, they are declared the winner, thus having to ‘shut the box’ as a result. Although played by many adults in a gambling capacity, ‘Shut The Box’ is also a brilliant family game that can easily be transported on holiday or even used for days out.

Yahtzee

Hasbro Yahtzee Dice Game

Hasbro Yahtzee Dice Game

  • Yahtzee is the classic dice game with a unique combination of luck and strategy. Every game is an exciting challenge…
  • The classic dice game comes with 5 dice and a shaker.
  • Take your 5 dice, take your 3 rolls, and fill in your scorecard to find the high rolling winner.

When looking at popular and best dice games, Yahtzee is a game that needs little introduction. The game has roots that connect to a series of dice games from yesteryear, with one of the most important predecessors being called ‘Yacht.’ This fun dice game draws its inspiration from Poker and was the subject of academic research throughout the years (with a focus on math, probability, statistical analysis, etc.). While many consider it a game of luck, the majority of players agree that, just like in Poker, strategy and skills are the secret ingredients of winning this game.

While luck plays a big role in Yahtzee, strategy makes a significant difference. The reason for this is that you score each combination just once, and the number of different combinations in which you can score is equal to the number of turns in the game. This means that you have to make wise choices about when to score in each combination and you have to be careful about what combinations you seek at each turn.

There are thirteen categories that you can use for the dice rolls, although when a category has been used, it cannot be used again. Each category will have its own scoring system. Five dice are rolled to allow for various combinations, with players allowed to re-roll the dice an additional two times. The dice can be saved, with players choosing to re-roll any other dice should they so wish, although there is no requirement.

Although seen as an adult game, the clever marketing of Yahtzee has seen the game become popular among many families. Ideal for family bonding times or those gloomy, rainy days.


Liar’s Dice

Mr. B Games Liars Dice 30th Anniversary Edition

  • The 30th-anniversary edition is for 2-6 players.
  • The game comes with high-quality components: Sturdy dice cups, dice, and rubber mat.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Play Time: 30-45 minutes

‘Liar’s Dice’ found a flourish of interest again once it was featured in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie series. The game is played with each player having five dice, plus a cup that conceals their roll from the other players.

Players roll their dice at the start of a game, should any dice land on top of one another, then that particular roll needs to be taken again. Once all players have rolled their dice, they must be kept concealed, thus the use of the cup. Players then make bids on how the value of dice as a whole. For example, a player declaring that there are ‘two 3’s’ is stating that there at least two dice showing a 3. The player can either continuing playing or challenge that particular player. Should they have the dice described, or more, then the player who made the initial challenge will lose a die.

Only the current bid can be challenged, and can you can only challenge players during your turn. The game continues until only one player remains.

The game is popular because of the deception involved, often leading to much hilarity when played at house parties.

Left, Center, Right

LCR Left Center Right Dice Game - Blue Tin

LCR Left Center Right Dice Game – Blue Tin

  • Yahtzee is thLcr/left center Right is a fun, fast-paced dice game that you won’t be able to put down
  • Game includes three LCR specialty marked cubes, 24 chips and instructions in a special tin
  • For 3 or more players

When detailing adult dice games, it makes sense to include one of the best-selling dice games of all time. This particular dice game is a little different to others in that offers custom-made dice designed exclusively for this particular game.

Each player is given a series of chips. How many really depends on how long you wish to play the game. For a short game, then the player should be given at least three chips, although more can be given if you wish to span the game out for some time.

The dice used in ‘Left, Right, Centre’ are labelled with ‘L,’ ‘R’ and ‘C.’ The remaining faces of the die has a singular dot, which results in no action being taken by the player. The following rolls will determine a particular action by the player.

L (Left): The player must pass a chip to the player on the left.

R (Right): Players must pass a chip to players on the right.

C (Center): A chip is placed into a pot in the center, meaning that no other players benefit from that particular chip. The player with the most chips left over is declared the winner.

Although this particular dice game is purely a game of chance, the excitement that can be garnered from its simplicity makes this unique dice game a worthy purchase.

Farkle

Farkle

Farkle

  • It’s the classic dice-rolling, risk-taking game!
  • Roll the dice, hoping for scoring combinations!
  • Be safe and take your points, or keep rolling for more and risk losing them all in a Farkle!

Do you have friends and family that like to push their luck? Then why not introduced Farkle into their lives, as the whole game is centered around players pushing their luck to achieve the highest score possible.

The game of Farkle is somewhat a straightforward one, although it does require someone to keep track of the scores.

In order to determine who starts the game, each player must roll a singular die The player with the highest roll is the player who goes first. In the event of a tie, then players who tied with a particular number must roll again to determine their starting position.

Once it has been decided as to who will start the game, players are given six dice to roll for their turn. Each dice rolled will have either a point tally, or be worth nothing at all. The following rolls determine the number of points earned for each die.

 A roll of one is worth 500 points to the player.

A roll of five is worth 50 points to the player.

Three dice rolled at the same time that contain the same value are worth 100 times the face value. For example, if a player was to roll the 5’s, the score would be 500 points.

Farkle Gameplay

In order for a player to enter the game, players must roll a total of 1,000 points or more. The rules applied here are similar to that of the main game, in that players can set aside scoring die, but risk losing everything should they choose to roll again.

Once the main game has started, each player will take it in turns to roll six dice. When a player has rolled the dice, they must set aside any dice that are bankable (ones, fives and three-in-a-row.) The remaining dice can then be thrown to try and acquire additional points, or the dice can be passed onto the next player.

Should a player roll the dice and there are no points whatsoever, this is known as a Farkle. As a result, no score will be recorded and the dice must be passed to the next player.

In order for a player to win a game of Farkle, they have the to be the first to reach 10,000 points. If a player scores more than 10,000 points that other players will look to beat the score. If no-one does, the player with the highest score is declared the winner.

Qwixx

Hey! Play! Shut The Box Game - 12 Numbers (Includes Dice)

Qwixx – A Fast Family Dice Game

  • A fun game that allows for build-up add-ons
  • Fast paced gameplay, competitive and fun
  • Game comes with six dice
  • Can be played in English or Spanish

Qwixx is a fast paced fun offering competitive and rapid fun for family or friends. You can play this game one on one, or with up to five players. In general, Qwixx gameplay tends to run for about 15 minutes. However, if you’ve just lost, you’re probably want to get some payback and challenge your competitors to another go!

The game is pretty easy to learn. One thing that’s particularly fun about this game is there’s no turns. Everyone plays at once! Players have scoresheets in red, yellow, green, and blue, marked by numbers 12-2 and 2-12. You will roll numbers in order to cross them off on your colored score sheets. Additionally, the more numbers you can roll and cross off in a row, the more points you accumulate. But here’s the catch. If you fail to cross off a certain number at a certain time, you’ll have to mark off a penalty in the penalty box. Once anybody makes four penalties, the game is over, and the highest scorer wins.

This fun and enjoyable dice game is played at a quick pace and offers lots of high energy competition. It’s great for all ages as well!

Lastly, here’s a pro tip for playing Qwixx. If you like the game as much as us, you’ll burn through the score sheets pretty quickly. Go ahead and laminate one or two of these score sheets before use. That way, you’ll be able to keep score with erasable markers and won’t have to buy new ones!

Fun Dice Games for Children

While adult dice games can involve a lot of luck and manipulation, dice game that are created for children are much friendlier, although there can be a healthy element of competition still present. Dice games can also be used to help children further their education, while having fun.

There is a vast selection of dice games available for children, and not all of them involve a huge investment. In fact, this can be one of the most appealing aspects of board games, because there are times that parents simply don’t have the budget required for a day out at the theme park or the movies.

The following children’s dice games can be played without having to invest a huge amount of money.

Beat That!

Beat That is a fun game that can be played by children aged 5 upwards. The number of dice used within the game can vary depending on the age of the children. For example, younger children may be fine with two dice, whereas older children may prefer more of a challenge, so potentially up to 7 dice could be used within the game.

All that is needed to play Beat That is dice and a paper and pencil for scoring. Children are passed the dice and have to come up with the largest number possible combining the dice thrown. For example, if a child was using two dice and came up with a 6 and a 7, the highest number that could be achieved is 76. Similarly, if a child was using three dice and the numbers rolled were 4,6 and 8, then the highest number possible would be 864.

First, players have to come up with the highest number they think is possible. Next, pass the dice to the next player with the invitation of ‘Beat That!’

Children play in rounds, with a declared winner at the end of each round.

If attempting to score the highest number becomes a little repetitive, then why not consider changing the rules round, like attempting to reach the smallest number possible.

Tenzi Dice

TENZI Dice Party Game - A Fun, Fast Frenzy for The Whole Family - 4...

TENZI Dice Party Game

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Sometimes children feel dissuaded from playing any games that are dice-based. This is because they feel there’s just not enough excitement. However, Tenzi Dice looks to break the illusion with ease.

You can play Tenzi Dice with dice you already own, or you could invest in a set for as little as $14.00. If you invest in an Tenzi Dice set, you will often find that the dice come in different colors.

The aim of the game is for children to roll their dice and try and match the same number. Simply repeat the process until the one player has matched all of their dice. That player is then declared the winner.

You can play the game in rounds. Due to the nature of the game, each round only takes around a minute to complete. In other words, children aren’t waiting too long for their turn. The game also doubles as a brilliant family game for those at loose ends.

Going to Boston

Parents who are looking for a fun game that educates as well as entertains should look no further than ‘Going to Boston.’ All that is needed for this fun-filled game is 3 dice, a pencil and some paper so scores can be recorded.

Each player is given three dice. The dice will be rolled three times, with the highest number set aside each time. At the end of the player’s turn, the three numbers must be added up to give the final figure. Each player takes a turn until they have three numbers each. The winner with the highest overall number will be declared the winner.

What’s more, ‘Going to Boston’ can be adapted for those looking for more of a challenge. For example, older children may enjoy multiplying the numbers, as opposed to adding them together.

Pizza Party Game

Haywire Group Pizza Party

Haywire Group Pizza Party

  • Keep rolling those toppings – the first player to create a whole pizza pie is the winner of this party game of dice
  • Fast and frantic dice game for 2
  • Includes 40 slice cards and 10 dice

Although something of a novelty dice game, that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun. Pizza Party is a fast-paced dice games where children must match the toppings on the dice with the toppings shown on their pizza piece.

To play Pizza Party, give the kids five dice each. Next, they have to pick a ‘slice card’ from the shuffled deck. Players then have to roll their dice and attempt the match the toppings show on the dice to that shown on the card.

You may be looking for a dice game for a rainy day, or something to play on the go. Regardless, Pizza Party Game can be a worthwhile investment that won’t break the bank.

Mountain

Mountain is a game that people know by many names. Additionally, it is probably one of the simpler dice games for younger children. On top of that, it’s also quite adaptable and pretty fun for older children too. All that you need in order to play Mountain are two or three dice, a paper and pencil, and some printouts. Those printout are normally easily available online.

The piece of paper shows a mountain with a series of numbers. The numbers lead up one side of the mountain and then down the other side. In order to climb the mountain, children must roll each of the numbers shown on the mountain. So if the first number is a 1, then you have to roll a 1 before the climb can start. You need to attain each number in order. Therefore, there can be no fast forwarding when it comes to rolling a number that appears later on.

The winner is the first person that is able to claim the mountain with a number of a successful dice rolls. You can tailor the game for different players. For example, you may want to increase the size of the mountain, or introduce more dice.

Run For It!

This particular dice game is not only a lot of fun, but it can also help encourage children to build on their five-times table. All that you need to play ‘Run for It’ is six dice, paper and a pencil.

The aim of the game is to roll dice that have sequence numbers, such as 1-2, or 1-2-3. Each sequenced number is worth 5 points, but a sequence cannot be minus any numbers. For example, if 1,4,6,6,6,3 is the thrown sequence, you can’t record a sequence.

The winner of the game is the first person to reach 100 points.

Boggle Junior

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Boggle Junior, Preschool Game, First Boggle Game

  • WORD GAME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: It’s a Boggle game for younger kids. This first game for preschoolers grows with your child…
  • MATCH LETTERS AND PICTURES: Kids as young as 3 can play this simple Boggle Jr. game. Players match the big letter cubes…
  • SPELLING AND MEMORY: In this kids’ version of the popular Boggle word game, players are introduced to letter and word…

Boggle is a game that has been popular for a number of years. But now, even preschoolers are able to join in the fun. This is all thanks to the introduction of ‘Boggle Junior.’ There are two word matching games contained within the game. In this game, children can match the words shown on colorful cards showing bold pictures.

The game is not only a lot of fun, but also encourages word recognition and associations, which can benefit preschoolers who are just starting out reading.

Catch Up

This is a pretty fast-paced game that involves two active players. However, it also requires constant group participation, so no one is ever going to feel left out. You will need a minimum of four players and can take up to eight to play. All you need for supplies are two dice and three objects to act as round winning marks. The kids can sit in any order they like. Give one dice to two of the kids such that they’re facing each other.

The whole group must sing a song or take up a chant or clap with a steady rhythm. The two active players repeatedly roll their dice, hoping to avoid a six. If they roll a six, they must pass the dice to the player on their left, who continues rolling to the rhythm. The winner of the round is he or she who collects both dice at once.

Other Fun Dice Games to Play This Year

When it comes to the best dice games to play this year, the possibilities are endless. Let’s see some other fun dice games that deserve a place on this list. A few of them you might already know and played, but in case you didn’t, some inspiration does not hurt!

10,000 Dice Game

The dice game called 10,000 is probably one of the most popular and best dice games you can play anywhere. Depending on how people adapt rules, you might know it as 5,000. The other more famous name is Greed or the Greedy Dice Game. You need 6 dice and at least 2 players. You can play the game with 5 dice as well, as it allows plenty of variations. Taking planning and strategy, this game is a lot of fun, especially if you play it with your family, outside in your yard. It encourages friendly competition and suspensful moments to share with your loved ones.

Yard Dice Yahtzee

Do you remember when we presented you with some of the most fun and engaging challenges for teens this summer? Remind us to put Yard Dice Yahtzee on that list. As you can easily figure out, yard Yahtzee is just like indoor Yahtzee but with bigger, more fun oversized wood yard dice.

Snake Eyes Yard Dice Game

Another entry on our list of fun yard dice games is the Snake Eyes dice game, one of the easiest dice games to play with kids and teens, and adults of all ages. All you need is a set of giant wooden playing dice, a fun day outside on your lawn or back yard, a group of people (you can play in teams or individually against each other), and the skill to roll snake eyes.

Balut

The beauty of the Balut dice games is that even if it comes with a traditional set of rules, you can adapt it and make your own rules without spoiling anyone’s fun. Created as an alternative to Poker so people could play it without cards, Balut has some influences from Bingo as well (you have to shout “Balut” when you score the combination with the highest number of points), this game is a classic. If you want to play by the official rules, have a blast at it. However, you can also create your own scoring combinations and assign points to each possible combination that you design.

Final Thoughts on Fun Dice Games

Although we have been through a series of dice games, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dice games. Whether it’s for children or adults, you can see from our list that there are some best dice games for everyone.

What’s more, tabletop games such as dice games have a list of benefits that just aren’t possible with other pastimes, such as gaming. As well as the fun and bonding time that can be achieved with a simple pair of dice, you can also expect the following benefits:

  •   Improved social interaction with family or friends
  •   Greater problem-solving skills in high paced situations
  •   Gain techniques that promote visualization and innovation
  •   Great stress relief
  •   Improved communication and social skills
  •   An increased sense of achievement and competitiveness

Are you looking for an activity that encourages interaction from everyone? In that case, you could do a lot worse than considering some of the dice games shown here. Dice games can even be collectible, making them the ideal substitute for trading cards and figurines. So, what are some fun dice games that you play? What do you think the best dice games are? For any thoughts, suggestions, game recommendations, and experience sharing, feel free to use the comment section below!

15 Fun 80th Birthday Party Ideas to Celebrate Your Loved Ones

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate when someone turns 80 years of age. Of course, if you have never planned or even attended a loved one’s 80th birthday, there are some things you need to know. Some helpful tips regarding 80th birthday party ideas can go a long way. Today, we offer you a curated selection of 80th birthday party ideas for mom, 80th birthday party ideas for dad, and 80th birthday party ideas for grandma and grandpa, together with a short guide at the end to help you plan for your beloved family members an unforgettable happy 80th birthday.

For more inspiration, party ideas, and themes to choose, we also recommend you check out our guide on 70th birthday party ideas, as you can adapt many of them to the current situation. We know that when someone reaches 80, the family and friends have quite a clear idea when it comes to gifts. However, if you want a couple of more suggestions, we recommend you to see our list of best gifts for mom (that you can also adapt for your grandma) and our list of best gifts for men (because you might find there something your dad or grandpa might love).

Now, without further ado, let’s see some of the most interesting 80th birthday party ideas for your loved ones!

15 80th Birthday Party Ideas to Celebrate Your Loved Ones this Year

1. Feature the Year of Birth

Feature centerpieces made of cardstock that display a top 5 list of events or fun trivia facts from the day or year the guest of honor was born. For instance, the centerpiece could list the price of a gallon of milk at the time the birthday gal or guy was born. You can focus on important events that had a political, social, or economic impact (along the lines of “eighty years ago in history….”). If you want a trip down to memory lane with a less serious note but a fun, whimsical, nostalgic one, you can focus on trivia or events that revolve around the guest of honor’s hobbies and interests (“this was the music they loved 80 years ago…”).

Featuring the year of birth as theme – including music, foods, movies, fashion trends, etc. – makes everyone take a moment to remember how far they have come, how much the world has changed, and how amazing their journey has been until this day. This is one of the best 80th birthday party ideas for grandma, who have seen a lot and can tell you some stories you will not forget soon.

2. Tell a Story Through Pictures

Speaking of stories, instead of prompting the guest of honor to re-live moments from his/her life, you can turn the situation the other way around and make them hear stories about them. Ask guests to bring pictures that feature them with the guest of honor. Take the pictures and place them on a poster board. Everyone can have fun sharing their favorite stories behind each picture. Also, the special birthday guest can keep the poster board as a keepsake to hang on the wall. This one makes one of the best 80th birthday party ideas for dad or for mom, as the family, relatives, friends, and even close neighbors cand make a contribution to the poster board. From sweet family moments to spicy honeymoon details, the board is the fuel that can ignite an evening of sharing memories and having plenty of laughs.

3. Add Some Pep to Your Step

When it comes to entertaining 80th birthday party ideas and guests, there is nothing more fun than music and dancing. Get everyone up and grooving to music that was popular during the time the guest of honor was born. For instance, that may entail swing music or jazz. Besides letting mom and dad show you how it’s done on a dance floor, you can create an entire scene and theme following this idea. The young generation can sport some 80-years-ago outfits, bake some trendy cookies that were all the rage back then, and so on.

4. Host a Roast of a Toast

If the elderly person you plan on throwing a party for has a good sense of humor, consider hosting a roast. Make sure the guests know to keep it clean, lighthearted, and fun. The goal is to make sure everyone gets a good laugh without any feelings getting hurt. If you never saw a celebrity roast before, Comedy Central has plenty of examples. However, do not turn into a “queen of mean” or a “roastmaster” on your grandma’s expense. You can have your share of fun without going in too deep and personal on past mistakes, personality traits, etc.

5. Enjoy Photo Ops from the Decades

Starting with the year your elderly loved one was born, select clothing from thrift shops that represent each decade of the person’s life. Encourage guests to dress up for fun photo opportunities using either a hired photographer or a rented photo booth complete with props.

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6. Play Fun, Appropriate Games

Among all the fabulous 80th birthday party ideas are the opportunities to play games. Coming up with fun games for the guests and guest of honor to play is a great way to add fun and enjoyment to the party. One example is setting up a game of picture bingo, which is played like regular bingo, except the board features pictures of loved ones rather than numbers. For more inspiration, check out our guide on the best fun family games to play. If the guests do not have a taste for modern board games or society games, pick a game that you know they used to play when they were younger. Instead of having your mom, dad, or grandparents learn the rules of contemporary games, do the opposite and let them teach you how to play the games they loved – even if it means for all of you to go outside in the yard for that.

As an alternative, the Never Have I Ever game is always an excellent choice. It also makes one of the best 80th birthday party ideas for dad or 80th birthday party ideas for mom, as your parents did do plenty of things and have plenty of “secrets” to share.

7. Choose Live Entertainment

Live entertainment can often spice up a party and make it fun. For instance, a DJ can set the tone for any event, including an 80th birthday party. Another option is to hire a live band to play music, particularly some of the birthday guest’s favorite tunes over the years. If the situation allows, don’t be shy in hitting that dance floor, especially if your mom or dad still have their groove on.

8. Create a Birthday Inspired Video

Before the party, gather all the guests together and have them help you create a video montage that you can play on a big screen TV or large projection screen. Inspire guests to retell their favorite moments with the celebratory guest. Make sure everyone leaves their own personal Happy 80th Birthday message on the video. Take advantage of this idea and call people your mom, dad, or grandma knew who cannot be at the party to also record a message for them. Seeing old friends, colleagues, and relatives who are far away but still by their side is a magic moment.

9. Host a Themed Birthday Bash

Themed parties are great for a loved one no matter their age. However, you should select a theme that best suits the 80th birthday. For example, you can host a Hollywood themed bash featuring photos of actors and actresses from when the guest of honor was young. If everyone is on board with this, you can take things up a notch and try a costume party with a theme.

10. Get Creative with Foods

If you plan on feeding everyone who attends the 80th birthday party, try getting creative with the foods you choose. One idea is to pick foods that were popular around the time the birthday gal or guy was young. For instance, chocolate covered pretzels would work well for someone born in the 1930s since the pretzels were first introduced in 1933. Take a look at our guide on the best 70th birthday party ideas and check out the “Food Throughout the Years” theme. We are sure it will get your creative juices flowing and the kitchen filling up with tantalizing flavors.

11. Take the Party Elsewhere

Hosting a fun and exciting birthday party does not mean you are limited to a specific residence. In fact, it is sometimes better to take the party elsewhere. For instance, if the celebrant has a love of gardening, see about hosting the party in a nearby public garden. You can always invite guests to enjoy the beautiful view while enjoying a luncheon birthday celebration. Of course, a fancy restaurant skilled in organizing themed events is also a great idea, especially if the venue can play oldies but goldies music and come up with dishes originating back in the day.

12. Prep Before the Party

To ensure that your loved one enjoys their 80th birthday party, make sure you prep beforehand. Perhaps take your loved one out where the two of you can enjoy manicures, pedicures, or even a new hairstyle before the party starts. A barbershop for a spiffy haircut and a shave is always an option for men. In fact, consider this as one of the best 80th birthday party ideas and gifts. When did your mom go last time for a mani-pedi-hairstyle session? When did your dad receive last time a full grooming session? Pay for a spa day for your birthday guy or gal or take them shopping for new outfits to wear at the party.

13. Host a Potluck Birthday

Nothing can destroy the fun of a birthday party than having to cook for many guests. Ask the guest of honor to list some of his or her favorite dishes and have your guests pitch in on cooking them all. By asking each of your guests to bring a small dish of the celebrant’s favorite foods, you will relieve the stress off your back and everyone will get to pitch in and have fun tasting different dishes.

14. Add Some Light to the Event

Considering that an 80th birthday is meant to be a time for celebration, consider entertaining the celebrant and the guests in attendance with an incredible fireworks show. Of course, you would need to contact your local city hall to determine if you can light off fireworks. If you happen to get the green light, consider hiring a professional for the job.

15. Hire Professional Dancers

To really throw a birthday party with a bang, hire some professional dancers to come in and show guests some popular dance steps back from when the guest of honor was younger. For instance, a professional could teach you some jazz steps or even how to swing dance. Your loved one will get enjoyment out of seeing some familiar moves and the guests will have fun learning how people back in the day killed that dance floor.

80th Birthday Party Ideas: Bottom Line

If you are looking for 80th birthday gifts, you should know that the traditional gift for the 80th birthday is oak. However, in our more modern times, the gift of pearls or diamonds is an excellent choice. When you are searching for 80th birthday party ideas for mom, make sure you put some pearl jewelry on the list of possible gifts you and the rest of the family plan to buy for her.

When it comes to 80th birthday party ideas for dad, since he doesn’t probably wear pearls or diamonds, you could go with a gift made from oak in case you want to follow tradition. Otherwise, there are plenty of gift ideas out there you can consider. We also recommend you look at our housewarming gifts ideas, party themes, and menu suggestions, as you can easily “steal” a couple of tips from there too.

The 80th birthday is a ruby jubilee, so rubies can also work great if you consider jewelry as gifts for your mom or your grandma.

In addition, for tradition’s sake, you should also know that the agreed color scheme for an 80th birthday party contains black and gold, so you can use these colors for decoration or outfits.

All-in-all, the possibilities for a terrific 80th birthday party are endless. As long as you are creative enough, you can think up just about anything from themes to music and everything in between. In the end, all that matters is that you are there to celebrate an important milestone in the life of someone you care about.

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