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.

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

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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…
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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!

How Much Room Do You Need for a Pool Table? | What You Need to Know

How much room do you need for a pool table? Well, it depends on a lot of factors. Many people love the idea of having a nice game room, and pool tables are a staple of a good game room. They’re big and unwieldy, though. If you’re wondering how much room do you need for a pool table, take heart. There’s an excellent way to figure this out before you even purchase your table.

Speaking of pool tables, we have a refined selection of best pool tables to buy this year. However, it is crucial to consider the pool table dimensions relative to your room before you get your hands on the table itself.

How Much Room Do You Need for a Pool Table?

How much room do you need for a pool table? Well, it depends. You have to ask and answer a lot of questions before you can determine how much room you need.

Things like table size, the type of games you want to play, the length of the cues you use, and more, all factor into deciding how much room you need for your pool table.

Table size

The first and probably most obvious consideration is table size. Pool tables come in several different sizes. In the United States, standard pool tables come in 3 sizes: 3.5 by 7 feet, 4 by 8 feet, and 4.5 by 9 feet.

There are also oversized tables, so you might want a table that’s listed as 7-feet+ long. That would be an oversized 7-foot table. You’ll mostly find 7-foot, 7-foot+, and 8-foot tables in homes.

You can also get 10-foot and 12-foot long tables, but you don’t often find these in houses simply because there’s no room.

People also generally use tables that big for different kinds of billiards than that for which we use standard pool tables. Unless you want to learn and specialize in those games, you don’t need a 10 or 12-foot table.

What kind of pool you want to play

However, depending on the type of pool you play, if you have space, you may well want a table that’s 4.5 by 9 feet.

Why? Bigger tables help you better hone your skills. If you have space and money for a 4.5 by a 9-foot table, get that, especially if you want to break into a competitive or professional pool.

Also, you will want a table with regulation proportions, which is any pool table that’s exactly twice as long as it is wide. So if you don’t have space or money for a 9-foot table, a 4-foot by 8-foot table or 3.5-foot by 7-foot table will still give you the proper proportions.

Cue length matters

Pool cues are generally anywhere from 48 to 58 inches long. If you’ve ever played pool in a crowded pool hall or bar and had problems with hitting walls or other people with your cue while setting up and taking your shot, you know how irritated you get when you don’t have enough space.

Now, imagine having that problem in your otherwise perfect game room. How are you going to enjoy yourself if you’re always trying to avoid the walls?

Not only do you need to account for space the table itself requires, but you also need to consider the length of your longest cues.

Measuring your space

Now really, how much room do you need for a pool table? You know all the factors for the table and your game, so now it’s time to measure your space.

Take the measurements of the surface of your ideal pool table and add twice the length of your longest cue. For a table with a playing surface of 50 inches by 100 inches and a cue length of 58 inches, you’ll want to use this equation:

  • It’s 50 + 58(2) x 100 + 58(2). You should get 166 inches and 216 inches, respectively. Divide each number by 12, and you’ll get a minimum space of 13.83 feet by 18 feet.
  • Keep in mind that’s the absolute minimum space you’ll want for a pool table with a playing surface of 50 inches by 100 inches, which is generally a 4.5-foot by 9-foot table.
  • You probably want more space than that if you can. Something like 15 feet by 19 feet would work better for a table that size.

Also, you might have a tight corner unless you can place your table in the center of the room. That’s where you’ll usually just use a shorter cue.

There’s a reason people tend to locate their pool tables in finished basements or other designated rec rooms. They require a lot of space.

The key is ensuring you’ve got the maximum amount of space available to actually play. One tight corner isn’t going to ruin your fun, but tight spacing on most sides will.

What about other furniture in the room?

foosball

What else is in the room? Other game tables, like a foosball table? Your dining room table? A home theater? Maybe just a secondary living room or your regular living room?

You can move things like other game tables around to accommodate your pool table. You can move standard furniture around, too.

If you need to, you can rearrange the whole room, so long as everything in it is mobile.

However, things like home theaters and other amenities are built-in features of your house. You can’t move those around to accommodate your table.

Keep that in mind when you’re measuring your space.

Think about how many people will play

two men playing billiards

Do you frequently have guests over who would use the table? How much room do you need for a pool table if you typically have a lot of people playing?

Your guests want to have fun and be comfortable. If you’ve ever played pool with several others in a crowded place, we’re sure you’re aware of how annoyed you can get.

So take that into account as well. You may find you have to go down a table size for it to fit where you want it.

What if the table is for your kids? You can get a smaller, shorter table for them. If they’re the ones who will use it the most often, that gives you more flexibility in your space.

In all cases, though, you should be very mindful of the space you really have available in your house for a pool table.

Other considerations and frequently asked questions

You have a few other things to think about before you buy a pool table, too.

  • Moving the table through your house
  • Light fixtures
  • Floor décor

We have talked about these issues when we presented you with the best pool tables to get this year. Pool table lighting and having enough space to move it around your room are crucial aspects you need to consider even before measuring the table or the room.

As FAQs go, before we wrap up this article, let’s take a look at some of the answers people want the most when it comes to creating a pool room in their homes!

What size room do you need for a 7ft pool table?

The ideal size room for a 7ft pool table depends on the cues you want to use. So here are some pool table dimensions in relation to the pool cues’ length and room size to determine what works best for you:

  • 7ft pool table with 48″ cues – the room should be about 13′ x 16′;
  • 7ft pool table with 58″ cues – the room should be about 14′ x 17′.

The most significant consideration besides finding out how much room you need for a pool table is how you’ll get it where you want it.

You have to get it through your door, around corners, and possibly up or down some stairs.

Hallways and interior doorways play a significant role, too. When you’re taking your measurements, measure everything through which you’ll have to move the table to get it where you want it.

Keep in mind the fact that even if the legs of your pool table come off, you still have to move the entire tabletop through these areas and around obstacles. So before you purchase your table, do your best to ensure you can get it into and through your house.

Light fixtures

You’re most likely going to ensure you have proper overhead lighting before you buy a pool table.

But what about wall fixtures? That matters, too. If you have light fixtures on your walls, you need to take those into account when measuring your space. And if you’re still working on your area, install your light fixtures before you measure the space for the ta

You might have the coolest area rugs or other décor on the floor where you want your pool table to go, too.

However, if it doesn’t have a non-slip underside or you haven’t put a non-slip pad underneath, you might find yourself in some trouble. Be sure your rugs don’t slip on your flooring before you bring your pool table home.

If all of this seems like too much for an answer to, “How much room do you need for a pool table,” you can always call an expert to come and take a look.

Search for a business that specializes in moving and placing pool tables. They’ll not only be able to accurately measure your space, but they’ll also be able to evaluate doorways, stairways, and more, to see if you’re going to have problems getting the table into your space.

How far should be a pool table from any wall?

It is a matter of common sense to place the pool table in the center of your newly created pool room. Make sure you have at least 5 feet distance from the table (margins and corners) to any wall. This space should be lengthier than 5 feet in case you have some pool tricks on your sleeve and you want to show them to your guests. In any case, a minimum of 5 feet around the table to all corners should be enough to allow you to play pool and position your cue so you don’t hit the walls.

What is the most popular pool table size?

In most pool bars, halls, and tournaments, the standard pool table is the 9ft one. However, it might be a tad larger for your living room or basement. If you consider remodeling a room for pool games, you should choose a 7ft pool table. You could also go for the 8ft type, but you need to get the room sizing perfectly. Here are the ideal room size dimensions in case you want to bring home an 8ft pool table:

  • 8ft pool table with 48″ cues – the room should be about 14′ x 17′;
  • 8ft pool table with 58″ cues – the room should be about 14′ x 18′.

Can you install a pool table in a carpeted room?

Technically, hardwood floors are the best ones for a pool table and its players. If you leave the carpet, you will have to adjust it frequently,  not to mention vacuum and clean it regularly. On the other hand, floors with rugs also work well with pool tables as they protect the floors from the traffic, bumps, balls falling on the floor, and all other accidents.

So How Much Room Do You Need for a Pool Table? Bottom Line

pool table in the living room

How much room do you need for a pool table? Like so many other things, it depends. The size of the table you want, the lengths of your cues, the number of people you want playing, and your overall space, all factor into how much room you need.

And remember, you don’t have to figure all of this out yourself if you don’t want to. You can find experts who will help you answer “how much room do you need for a pool table,” and even help you move it into your house.

Regardless of the direction in which you go, just keep in mind that you need a lot of room, even for a small pool table. However, you’re now equipped to figure out just how much space you need. So if a pool table is what you’re after, now you know how to be sure you have the space for it. Just remember that playing pool is not as easy as it seems! Check out our guides on how to rack a pool table like a pro, how to buy and install the best pool table for the money, and what cues are the best to boost your game!

Have questions or ideas? Do you want to play pool at home this year and want to learn more about organizing the room? Let us know in the comment section below! Also, tell us more about your experiences with choosing and installing a pool table in your home!

25 Fun Games for Tweens to Try this Year

Games are fun and everyone has their favorites. There are a million games out there for children. The problem lies in finding games that are both fun and engaging for those who don’t really fit into either of those categories. We are talking about tweens. When it comes to fun games for tweens to keep them happy and entertained, things get tricky. Why? Because tweens bore easily, need a challenge, and yet, are sophisticated in their tastes.

How Do You Choose the Best And Most Fun Games for Tweens?

First things first, we need to establish who tweens are. The answer is simple: they are those individuals who aren’t really kids anymore, but aren’t really mature teenagers, either. Where do you look when trying to find entertaining things to do with or for them? What do you choose? You can take a look at our ultimate guide of fun things to do with kids at home, but tweens are old enough to blatantly refuse to play with dough or answer kids’ trivia questions.

On the other hand, they may be too young to enjoy a backyard jump rope challenge, among other physically or intellectually difficult things to do with teens in the summer.

In short, you need balance. It can be tough to find the most fun games to do with tweens, but we’re here to help you.

So you’re looking for some fun games that will enthrall the tweens in your life? Look no further because we have you covered. We know what this age group likes (as well as what they don’t). We are happy to share that information with anyone having a bit of trouble. Below is a list of our choices, and most of them are cheap or free to play! You can’t beat that. Without further ado, here we go: 25 fun games for tweens.

25 Fun Games for Tweens

Spin and Dare:

Spin and dare is a play on two things. The first is spin the bottle, which is a game that is popular in the teenage group. The second is Truth or Dare, a game that can be fun for all ages. With this cool twist, it’s great fun for those tweens in the group. First, the participants write some fun and interesting dares onto sheets of paper. Then those are all tossed in a hat. You start out with spinning a bottle, as expected, but the game deviates there. Whoever the bottle is pointing at when it’s done spinning has to grab a piece of that paper and do whatever it says on it. Then they can go on to spin and make someone else do the next dare! Great game for teenage girls and boys.

Scavenger Hunt:

Scavenger hunts can be fun for all ages, and tweens are included in it. We have talked about scavenger hunt ideas before, as they are perhaps the easiest fun party games for tweens, young adults, and grownups to organize. As a matter of fact, you can include a scavenger hunt in any event you organize, whether it is a team-building exercise or a lawn family game on a cozy Saturday afternoon. For this particular game for tweens, you should put the group of kids into teams and give them a list of things they must find. You can have them bring things back, take photos on their phone, or otherwise prove their finds at the end. The team who checks the most off of the list is the winner.

Pass the Fruit:

This is a fun game that utilizes teamwork again. You grab a piece of fruit, whether an apple, orange, lime, or something else. The purpose of the game is to get that fruit from one player all the way to the other end of the line. What makes this so fun (and difficult!) is the fact that you are not allowed to use your hands in any way to pass the fruit. Great fun and it results in tons of laughs. You can consider this one of the best games for teens, tween, kids, and adults that you can play as a circle game as well.

Who am I:

A popular game for tweens, teens, and adults is “Who am I?”. Someone writes down the names of celebrities onto index cards. Then each person has a card attached to them, somewhere they can’t see it. This could be on their back or forehead, anywhere is fine. Now they get to have fun by figuring out who they are. They can ask questions and it usually results in a funny situation as the guests try to come up with ideas that fit their question.

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Uno:

Uno is a game that most have played and it can be fun for all ages. You can pick it up on Amazon for just a few bucks. Uno is an exciting card game that is great for 2-10 people, so even larger groups can join in. The rules are fairly simple and boil down to getting rid of all the cards in your hand. Of course, doing so turns into a race and competition that most love. You can find a complete list of Uno rules online.

Murder in the Dark:

This game involves slips of paper and a great sense of imagination. Prep is simply writing “murderer” on a slip of paper, “detective” on another, and “suspect” on all the rest. So far, it sounds very much like a Mafia game to play with your grownup friends, but for teens and tweens, you need to add a twist. Everyone takes one but does not show it to anyone. The game starts with lights going out, at which point the murderer finds people in the dark and taps them on the shoulder. The murdered people drop to the ground, complete with dying noises. This continues until the detective is “dead”. At that point, the lights come on and the detective must decide who the murderer was. It’s hard but fun for tweens and those in the age range.

Airplanes Go:

Airplanes go is an easy game that combines creativity with the competition. Those taking part in the game make their own paper airplanes with paper, markers, stickers, and whatever else is around. Once the kids are done, they all stand in a line outside. A referee will call out “Airplanes, Go!” at which time the tweens can throw their planes. Winners can be those whose planes go highest, travel farthest, etc. Keep in mind to select this game if the tweens in question are on the low end of the age range. Older kids will dismiss your idea of making paper airplanes, pull out their phones and tablets, and play online.

Nail Polish Spin:

The best games for teenage girls always include Nail Polish Spin. This is another game based on Spin the Bottle (without its default adult content and innuendo) and it is specific to all-girl groups. In order to play this game, you need some wild and crazy nail polish colors. Whoever is spinning chooses a nail polish bottle and spins that. Whoever it points at when done has to paint a nail the color in the bottle. Then she spins a different bottle for the next girl to paint onto a nail of her own. You can keep going until all nails are colored. In case you wondered, as a parent, yes, this is a slumber party game for tween girls. Give them two years more and they will start talking about boys and fashion.

Marco Polo:

Everyone loves a good water game! This one is a classic and makes a day in the pool even more fun. One person is designated Marco while the rest of the participants are designated Polo. Marco covers his eyes and counts to ten while all others try to get far away, without leaving the water. Marco then starts to search by shouting out “Marco”, keeping their eyes still closed. The Polos must all yell back “Polo”. Marco makes his way toward someone else as this goes on over and over. The person who Marco tags is turned into the new Marco and the gameplay starts over.

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Scrabble:

Scrabble is a game that is great for children of the tween age. It works on improving the player’s vocabulary and spelling skills. The game is available here for a very reasonable price if you don’t have it around the house somewhere. Players write out words on the board in certain ways that give them points, based on the tiles and letters used. It’s a very great game for strategy lovers or that budding English lover in your family. Scrabble is also an amazing 2-people board game to play with an adult friend or family member. The really smart ones who love a challenge and have a penchant for foreign languages can also play it in a foreign language to make things even more entertaining and hard. Scrabble is also one of the most essential games to have and to play with your tweens as it has incredible educational value.

Lottery Fun:

Lottery fun is a great game for parties that will include gift bags. Each person who comes in the house picks up a lottery ticket, which can be handmade prior to the party. Each card corresponds to a particular prize bag. These can be filled with candy, toys, prank items, and more. Each child wins something and it can be made into a fun reproduction of the actual lottery if wanted! This is one of those fun party games for tweens that mix the concept of child play with gift-giving. You can set up the game whenever you want to celebrate a tween in the family and you want to give a fresh spin to a regular child/teenage party.

Obstacle Olympics:

The Obstacle Olympics is a great way to get tweens moving and can utilize items you already have in your home. You simply construct an obstacle course around your yard or home. You can include things like tables, chairs, ropes, balls, and more. Make up an instruction for each (such as performing a yo-yo trick for five times in a row, or running under a table on your knees). Explain the instructions, divide the kids into teams, and send them off. The competition will be fun to watch and the kids will get rid of some energy while they play.

Flashlight Tag:

Who doesn’t love a good tag game? This game is fun for late-night parties and is best to organize in a big backyard or other outdoor places. Pick someone to hold the flashlight and choose a base that everyone knows. Everyone without a flashlight runs off while the person with the flashlight counts down from sixty seconds. When the time is up, the one wielding the flashlight sets off to find the others. He or she calls their name and they must go back to the base. Others can rescue them by sneaking to the base and touching the people there. The game continues until the person with the flashlight has found everyone!

Cheat:

card game that only requires a regular set of cards, this one is great for tweens. You take the cards and deal them evenly to all players. The way to win is to be the first to get rid of all their cards. Gameplay works by laying down cards after saying what they are. The must be the same value, so you could lay down two twos or four aces or any other combination. What makes the game fun is you are encouraged to cheat. For instance, you could lie down four cards claiming they are four kings when really they are two kings, an ace, and a six. If someone calls out “Cheat!” your cards are checked. If you cheated, you take the pile of cards. If you call cheat but nobody has, you take the pile. If you need more inspiration on the best card games to play with adults, teens, tweens, and kids, check out our ultimate guide right here! We are sure you will find something for small to large groups!

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Jenga:

Jenga is a great game that revolves around subtlety, teamwork, and physics. The game consists of wooden blocks that are stacked up together. The goal? To pull out a block, without tipping over the tower, and then place it onto the top of the tower. You have to be steady and concentrate in order to win, but whichever team doesn’t bring down the tower is going to reign supreme for this one.

Balloon or Blow:

This one is fun and has been around for years! With Balloon and Blow, all you need is a pack of long skinny balloons and two teams. Each team leader gets a skinny balloon that is already blown up. They take the balloon and grasp it between their knees in order to hold it up from the floor. When the ref says “Go”, each team works at getting the balloon down the line. This is done by passing the balloon from knee to knee, without touching or breaking it. Breaking the balloon starts the process over for the team. Whoever gets the balloon from the first person to the last without dropping or breaking it gets the win!

Tricky Ball:

For those who love ball games and sports, this one is sure to be a treat. It starts with a group of players in a circle a few feet apart from each other. The ball starts in someone’s hands and it is passed to the left as quickly as possible. If someone misses the ball or drops it on the ground, a handicap is added. For the first, the person must only use one hand from then on. The second time, they must use the other hand. Third, they must kneel on one knew but can use hands again. Fourth, both knees must hit the ground but all hands are in play. The last two you would stay on your knees but lose one hand, then the other. At the point, you would be dropped from the game. Whoever is left at the end is the winner.

Freeze Tag:

One of the best fun games for teenagers, Freeze tag is great fun and gets a lot of exercise in. It is similar to a normal game of Tag but when the person who is it touches someone, that person must freeze. They have to stay that way unless a team member unfreezes them by touching them. The game ends when everyone but the person who is tagging is frozen in place at the end. Simple and easy but beloved and likely to be a hit for your tweens. The Freeze Tag is just one of the many (many) Tag games varieties out there, so before you begin, take your time and do your research. You may find other Tag games suitable for the age group you want to entertain. We personally love Japanese Tag, but it may be a bit difficult for tweens.

Piggy Back Race:

Another game that introduces some exercise is the piggyback race. This one is simple and easy to learn. It’s also something that the tweens will love to do again and again. This game is a typical race, with an atypical twist. Teams are made with even numbers on each. All teammates are paired and their job is to piggyback across the yard. On the way over, one person rides while the other runs. On the way back, this switches so they are in opposite positions. Each pair must make it to the goal and back. The first team to get everyone there and back wins it all. If you need more ideas on race-type fun games for tweens, we also recommend the three-legged race, among others.

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Monopoly:

This is the perfect age to get people involved in the game of Monopoly. These kids will have the basics of real estate and money management down. They can easily learn more by playing the game. Most of you have probably played this game once or twice, but even if you haven’t, it’s a classic for a reason. You’ll love playing with your tweens or just watching them grasp the concepts as they go along. Monopoly is one of the best party board games of all time for all age categories. What you should know, however, is that beyond its power to teach people about money, savings, investments, real estate, and business, it can also break friendships.

Pass the Lifesaver:

Pass the Lifesaver isn’t well known but still very fun. Each player is put into a team and the premise is easy. Using a toothpick in their mouth, each person must pass a Lifesaver candy to the end of the line. There are no hands allowed and dropping the candy starts the drill all over again. It’s harder than you’d think! Using your mouth to transport a candy is not as easy as it might sound at first.

Encore:

This game is for all the creatives out there. Prior to playing, make some index cards up that have common words from songs in them. Organize two teams and flip a card. Each time takes turns singing a song with the word from the card in the lyrics. The team who can’t think of one, in the end, loses, giving the other team a point. Keep playing until you have ten, fifteen, or even twenty points.

Name that Tune:

This is another musical game that really gets everyone going. Make a playlist before the party time with songs from all sorts of genres. Once you get the party going and everyone ready, start playing the songs. You can begin in the middle of the song or at the beginning, whatever you want. Whoever puts their hand up first gets to guess the song’s name. If they are wrong, they lose a point. If they are right, they gain a point. Play until you’re bored, with the person who has the most points the winner. What you need to do here, however, is to adapt your playlist to your tweens. We know the young generation of today doesn’t listen to the same music we did back in the day. Select the artists and titles relevant to their age and experience, and save Neil Diamond or Black Sabbath for another occasion.

Suck and Blow:

Yet another game that has stood the test of time, next on our list of fun games for tweens is Suck and Blow. This one is easy and is best to play with a group that is gender diverse. The kids stand in a line that is a girl, boy, girl, boy, etc. The object of the game is to pass a playing card from person to person using only your mouths to suck and blow on it. If the card drops while two people are playing, they are eliminated. This goes on until a winning duo is recognized.

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Sequence:

A game of strategy that won’t break the bank, this one is a keeper. You can pick up Sequence and see why it’s so much fun. This game is hard, exciting, and ultimately entertaining. It contains aspects of many games, such as poker, canasta, and rummy. Playing cards and chips you form sequences and use both skill and luck to keep in the game. It’s a really fun way to pass an evening and tweens will love it just as much as adults.

What Other Fun Games for Tweens Can You Play?

The games for tweens need to be not too easy and not too hard, challenging, and ultimately, fun. Our kids evolve, grow, and change by the minute, so whatever seemed fun two years ago, now may seem like a drag. To keep up with them (and offer them a breather from the digital world taking much of their free time), here are some of our guides and tutorials to keep your inspiration going. Read them, adapt them to your specific needs, and try to challenge the tweens with some of them. You will find the right fun games for tweens, eventually!

Games for Tweens Final Thoughts

It can be hard to find a game that everyone loves, especially games for kids and teenagers. Tweens can be tough to get in your corner. Try some of these fun games for tweens and you’ll be having a blast in no time. You can thank us later!

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How to Play Cornhole: Rules, Tips, and Accessories

If you ever wondered how to play cornhole, you have come to the right place. Today, we will present you with the corn hole game rules and regulations. We will also talk about distancing, scoring, tips to play the game better, and some accessories you might need for a day full of fun with your friends and family. At the end of this guide, we will also let you in some cornhole game origin and history. But before we begin, let’s see what is cornhole!

What is the Cornhole Game?

Cornhole is a very popular lawn game where players take turns throwing bags filled with corn or beans at an elevated platform with a hole in it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Cornhole is a popular back yard game, something to do with the kids at home or something to turn into a challenge for your teens and their friends this summer. As you will soon see, corhnole has a league of its own, but for a family, playing this game with friends and neighbors is one surefire way to have some fun outdoors all warm-season long. Not that you could not play cornhole in winter, but it may be a bit uncomfortable.

This is not a kids-only game, you know. Adults play cornhole any chance they have. The game is so popular, it has its own accessories you can buy rather than DIY at home. Moreover, people started to take this game seriously enough to come up with the craziest team names possible. For reference and inspiration, check out our list of 60+ funny cornhole team names!


How to Play Cornhole



Throwing a bag through the hole on the platform gets 3 points and a bag that lands on the platform get 1 point. The first player or team to get to 21 points wins the round. You can play one round or best 2 out of 3. Cornhole is similar to the game of Horseshoes, except it is much safer and easier to set up. Horseshoes require sandpits, metal stakes, and heavy horseshoes. Cornhole uses soft bags filled with corn and portable wooden platforms making it a much safer and more popular choice for outdoor recreation.

The game has grown from humble beings into a very well known game with its own lingo and official leagues and associations all over the world. Cornhole can be played just about anywhere and by people of all ages. The only skill needed is the ability to accurately toss a bag 24-30 feet at a platform with a hole in it. You can move the platform in closer if kids are playing. This way you can involve the entire family.

Cornhole Game Accessories and Gear

As you could see above, the cornhole game does not need plenty of stuff. However, since everybody takes it very seriously, you might have the surprise of your life seeing your friends and neighbors sport fancy cornhole boards. So to keep up the pace with your competitors, here are some guides to buy the best cornhole accessories and gear:

Now that you jumped the bandwagon of cornhole fun and exquisite gear, let’s discuss the cornhole rules you need to know to play and win the game!

Cornhole Rules and Regulations


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The game of Cornhole is easy to set up and the rules are very simple to follow. There is some variation to the cornhole rules depending on who you ask. We will cover the basics and give you a general overview.

The only equipment required is two elevated platforms, two sets of bags, a scorecard, and two or four players. The bags come in sets of four and it is recommended that they are different colors for easy identification. Each bag is filled with dried corn or beans, measuring 6 x 6 inches and should weigh 14-16 ounces. It is recommended to use a heavy-duty material like double-stitched nylon or canvas. As you can see, cornhole bags are in a league of their own, you can’t just use any bag you find in the house, so it is better to get some from a specialized manufacturer.

The size of the wooden or plastic cornhole board is 2 feet wide x 4 feet long and has a 6-inch wide hole centered 9 inches from the top of the platform. It should have a smooth painted surface.

The platform is angled with the back edge of the board 12 inches above the ground and 3-4 inches from the ground at the front. This forms roughly a 90-degree angle. It is also recommended that the sides are enclosed. This makes it easier to tell if the bag actually goes through the hole instead of going through an open side of the platform. Cornhole boards are hard and tedious to make yourself, especially if you don’t have any carpentry skills, so it is easier, cheaper, and more efficient to buy some.

Now that you have all the items needed for playing let’s take a look at the rules more in depth.

Cornhole Distance Between Platforms/Boards

The playing area should be a minimum of 8 feet wide by 45 feet long. Facing the court in a North to South direction if possible is a good idea because it helps reduce the effects of the sun. Remember to keep the playing area clean and free from obstructions and distractions. A normal regulation court places the platforms anywhere from 24-30 feet apart from the front of one platform to the other.

Cornhole Distance for Children

The recommended cornhole distance for children and juniors is 21 feet. The imaginary line parallel to the front of the platforms is also the foul line that you cannot step over when tossing the bags. The bags may be tossed from either side of the platform in a 3 x 4-foot rectangle.

You must stay inside of this area while tossing the bag. You can choose to toss from either side but must stay on that side for the entire round. If you are playing doubles (remember to check out our 60+ cornhole team names for the fun of it) matches the players stand on both sides of the platform and alternate turns tossing the corn bags in the reglementary cornhole distance.

Cornhole Scoring


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The first person or team to score 21 points or more wins the round!

  • You do not need to win by 2 points or more as in some other games.
  • All players or teams must be allowed to finish pitching their 4 bags per inning. For example, if the player or team that pitches first reaches 21 points the other team must be allowed to finish the inning as well.
  • In the event of a tie, the players keep pitching 4 bags per inning until someone ends up with a higher score.
  • The player scores points by tossing the corn-filled bag at the platform. Tossing a bag through the circular hole on the platform is called a “Cornhole” or “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points.
  • A corn bag that comes to rest on the platform and is knocked through by another toss or an act of God also counts as “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points.
  • A corn bag that does not go through the hole but lands on the platform and remains in place throughout the inning is called an “Ace” or “Corn Bag In The Count” and is worth 1 point.

The bag must not touch the ground before landing on the platform or it is a foul and removed from play. If a corn bag is tossed and determined to be a foul while knocking off a bag that is resting on the platform that bag must be returned to its original position.

  • If the bag lands anywhere else not touching the platform it is called a foul or “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is not worth any points.
  • Another form of a foul is stepping over the line or out of the pitchers’ box. This is also called a “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is worth zero points.
  • Corn bags that do not land on the platform or go through the hole must be removed from the field of play and count for zero points. 

All corn bags except fouls must be left where they are thrown until the inning is over.

Other versions of the rules allow that one round to be won when one team scores anywhere from 7-11 points and the other team scores zero. This is known as a “Skunk” or “Shutout.”

Cancellation Scoring


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Typically, cornhole players use a method of counting scores per inning called cancellation scoring. There are a couple of different versions we will go over.

Cancellation Scoring Versions

In the first version of cancellation scoring, bags that are tossed through the hole or land on the platform are either cancelled out or added depending on what the opposing side tosses.

  • For example, if the first player or team tosses 1 bag through the hole and 2 on the platform totaling 5 points, and the second player or team only tosses 2 bags on the platform for two points, the 2 bags on the platform are canceled out for both teams and the first team gets to keep 3 points for the bag in the hole.
  • Another example would be if the first player or team only tosses 1 bag through the hole and the second player or team tosses 2 bags on the platform, no points would be cancelled out and the first side would receive 3 points for the bag in the hole and the second side would receive 2 points for the bags on the platform.

The other version of cancellation scoring works by adding up the scores for both sides and awarding the difference in points the side with the highest point total. An example of this version of cancellation scoring would be the first side scoring 7 points total and the second side scoring 5 points total. The winning side would be awarded the 2 point difference.

Playing the Corn Hole Game


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Cornhole can be played as either singles or doubles matches. When playing a double match, the four players split up into two teams. One member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other.

In singles play the contestants stand at the same platform and each one player may choose a specific side to toss from for the inning. You must only toss from one side per inning.

The players on opposing teams always alternate tossing. A cornhole match can break down into multiple rounds of play where you toss 4 bags per inning. 

Cornhole Rules: Winning and Losing

As mentioned before, the round is won when one side scores 21 points or more.

  • You have 20 seconds from the time you step into the pitcher’s box to toss the bag.
  • It is considered a foul if the toss is not delivered within 20 seconds of stepping into the box and you lose a turn.
  • If you step over the foul line or out of the pitcher’s box it is also a foul worth zero points and counts as a turn.
  • If the bag accidentally leaves the players’ hand during a toss it counts as a turn.

The player with the highest score in the previous inning pitches first in the next inning.

If no one scored in the previous inning, the team who previously pitched last will pitch first in the next inning. Each player or team is also allowed two timeouts per match. They may use this time out to walk up to the platform and examine the position of the bags on the platform.

How to Play Cornhole: Tips

It is recommended to use a highly visible scoreboard. This allows players to keep an eye on the scoring and make sure everything is correct at the end of the inning.

Any discrepancies in scoring or rules should be brought to the attention of the judge or person keeping score immediately.

Do not make distracting movements or noises during your opponents turn.

Perfecting the corn toss is crucial to becoming a great cornhole player. Learning to spin the corn bag while throwing will stabilize it and allow for a more accurate toss. It is also important to try and throw the bag so it arcs 5-10 feet above the ground. You want the bag to land on the platform at an angle to lessen the impact and stick in place when it lands.

Make sure the surface of your cornhole boards is sanded smooth and painted.

It is typically deemed acceptable to ask a teammate or spectator for advice on where to throw the next pitch. This is a good idea because there is a lot of strategy involved in the game of Cornhole.

The distance between boards dictates how hard it is. If you are having trouble scoring it may be a good idea to move the boards closer together.

During hot, dry weather the bags and surface may become very slick. You can either spray the bags with water to help them stick or bring the platforms closer together.

Find a comfortable stance for throwing that works well for you. Most people like to step forward with their opposite foot and then throw with their dominant hand. Others stand still and toss, while some step and throw with their dominant side. There is no right or wrong, just make sure it feels natural and relaxed.

When beginning don’t focus on trying to focus on throwing the bag through the hole every time. Instead focus on just tossing the bags on the platform and letting it slide through the hole or scoring points from a “Corn In The Count.”

Learn to master the 4 essential shots. The “Slider” is when you land the bag on the front of the board about six inches from the hole and let it slide through. The “Blocker” is when you land the bag in front of the hole to prevent your opponent from using the “Slider.” The “Push” is using your bag to either knock your opponent’s bag out of the way or to nudge a previous toss on the platform through the hole. The final and hardest shot to master is the “Cornhole.” This is when you toss your bag straight through the hole.

Origins of Cornhole

There are many theories on the origin of Cornhole. Some people say the game originated way back in the 14th century in Germany. Others say the game was created when the Blackhawk Indian Tribe of Illinois filled up animals skins with dried corn and tossed them around. On a previous occasion, we also mentioned that

gained popularity during a pre-game tailgate party in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Some theories even point to a Kentucky farmer making a game out of throwing dried corn cobs into a trash can in the 1800s. No matter who invented it, the game today is one of the most popular and exciting outdoor activities for people of all ages!

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if you go over 21 in Cornhole?

In most cases, if a team exceeds 21 points that team drops back to 13 points, and the game proceeds as normal. However, some people prefer playing the game regardless of whether a team has reached exactly 21 points or has gone over the limit. This all depends on personal preference. Competitively, however, the rule of stepping back down to 13 points is far more often applied than the one without limits.

How much do cornhole players make?

Professional cornhole players make money from sponsorships, endorsements, and from tournament purses. As a rule of thumb, they can make anywhere from $5000 to $25,000 per season or per year. Very rarely, a few highly appreciated cornhole players will even surpass the $25,000 limit. If you’re wondering how much can a cornhole player make per sponsorship, the answer would be anywhere from $2000 to $5000. More specifically, the price is dictated by the place on the player’s jersey that the sponsor wants to be located on. Usually, a cornhole jersey features one main sponsor and four mini sponsors. The main sponsor typically pays $2000 whilst the rest of the four mini sponsors pay $750 each, adding up to a total of $3000 excluding the main sponsor.

Who invented cornhole and how did it become so popular?

Legend has it that a fourteenth-century cabinet maker by the name of Mr. Matthias Kuepermann created the game after watching children toss rocks into a nearby groundhog’s hole. Mr. Kuepermann was so concerned with those children’s safety that he thought he’d use his carpentry skills to design a game that was far safer for them. Cornhole began to surge in popularity in the midwestern states comprised mostly of farmland. However, the game Cornhole emerged as a favorite pastime in Cincinnati about 15 years ago and soon spread like wildfire to backyard barbecues, beaches, breweries, and campgrounds across the United States.

How to Play Cornhole: Bottom Line

We hope that we were clear in explaining the cornhole rules and cornhole distance, among other regulations. As you saw, it is a rather simple game, although it takes some practice.

You should now be equipped with all the information you need to know how to play cornhole. Make sure you check out our list of best cornhole board wraps, board, unfinished boards, and bags!

If you have other tips and tricks on how to play cornhole and win, let us know in the comment section below! We would love to hear from you, especially if you played the game and gained some experience with it!

30 Easy Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers)

If you love trivia, involve your kids and have trivia questions that fit your kids’ minds. In making trivia questions, cover topics they have studied in school. For example, recent popular culture, and hobbies your children may be interested in. Coming up with easy trivia questions for everybody (kids and adults alike) is a breeze.

How to Play a Good Trivia Game

Trivia is one of the most exciting family games and an excellent way to spend some time indoors, especially in this period of social distancing. One of the most important rules in picking general trivia questions and answers for kids is to focus on what you know they know. For this reason, it is best to start with a few warm-up fun trivia questions for kids that will ease them into the challenge. You can increase progressively the difficulty of the questions and keep the bar high for those kids who have serious general culture baggage.

One rule you should never forget is that you always have to have the answers at the ready. You should always have the correct answers even for the easiest trivia questions that you think everyone can handle with their eyes closed. Either you prepare movie trivia questions, science trivia questions, or general trivia questions, the answers you have aside should be correct. The last thing you want is a hot debate on information resources, debunked myths, the latest scientific discoveries, and so on. While we encourage such arguments, they are not the trademark of trivia night.

With all these things said and done, here are some easy trivia questions for kids that you can try as a fun challenge this summer or spend a rainy day at home!

Sports Trivia Questions for Kids

Some of the best trivia questions are sports questions. This is also true when asking trivia questions to kids. Choose your topics carefully. Most kids have not followed sports recently. Questions about famous players in the ’70s and ’80s may be too difficult for a child to answer. You should preserve such sports trivia questions for your sport-loving adult friends and family members.

There are many trivia questions that focus on sports. Think of active, big-name players that are popular even among the little ones. It is a great way to make sports trivia questions easy and fun for kids. Try these out:

Q: How big is the diameter of a basketball hoop?

A: 18 inches.

Q: Which NFL quarterback has won the most Super Bowl titles?

A: Tom Brady

Q: Who is the only NBA player to have 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds, and 8,000 assists in their career?

A: LeBron James

Q: Which country hosted the 2016 Olympic games?

A: Brazil

Q: Which city is the capital of Utah?

A: Salt Lake City

Geography Trivia Questions for Kids

Geography is a major area of study for a lot of children and learning about the world can be very exciting. Expand the borders in the mind of your kids with some great geography trivia questions for kids. Speaking of geography, keep in mind that you can ask geography trivia questions as part of the road trip games you might want to play. After all, what better way to educate a child than triggering her curiosity about the places she sees?

Do not try to get too complicated. Make a topic base questions like geography. Create questions that focus on major landmarks or cities. Here are some examples:

Q: What country is home to the Great Barrier Reef?

A: Australia

Q: What city is the capital of China?

A: Beijing

Q: In what state is the Grand Canyon located?

A: Arizona

Q: What are the top three largest countries, by landmass, in the world?

A: Russia, Canada, China

Q: What is the largest desert in the world?

A: Sahara Desert

Q: Which two countries share the longest border?

A: Canada and the United States

Q: Which city has the most people?

A: Tokyo, Japan

Pop Culture Trivia Questions for Kids

Chances are that your children follow pop culture. Kids have many ways of finding entertainment topics. They have a great knowledge of the pop culture. Pick recent examples with some classics mixed in to keep them on their toes. Better than any math trivia questions that you might ask (and might trigger some angry looks from your kids), try some Disney trivia questions and answers, some Harry Potter trivia questions, Star Wars trivia questions, Marvel trivia questions, you know, tap into the things your kids love best. If you have teenagers around, Game of Thrones trivia questions and modern music trivia questions work the best.

If you are the parent in this equation, make sure you know the answers. You may know your sports, history, and geography, but do your homework well if you want to challenge your kids and teens in the pop culture department. So let’s get the show on the road, shall we?

Q: What movie franchise is famous for, “May the force be with you?”

A: Star Wars

Q: What movie features a toy cowboy named Woody?

A: Toy Story

Q: Which rock band sang Yellow Submarine?

A: The Beatles

Q: What was the most popular song on streaming services in 2017?

A: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Q: Luis Fonsi, singer of the song “Despacito,” is from which United States territory?

A: Puerto Rico

Q: What type of fish is Nemo?

A: Clownfish

Other Great Trivia Questions for Kids

The possibilities for great fun with the help of trivia questions you can ask children are practically endless! Try writing some of your own based on the specific interests of the kids who will be playing. Now it is the best time to challenge your children’s knowledge and school homework (if you want to play rough).

Start writing your own trivia questions with a little inspiration. Here are some example questions to round out your trivia night list:

Q: What is the largest mammal in the world?

A: Blue Whale

Q: What is the number one food that pandas eat?

A: Bamboo

Q: Who was the first American president?

A: George Washington

Q: Who invented the light bulb?

A: Thomas Edison

Q: Going from top left to bottom right, what is the first letter on a keyboard?

A: The letter Q

Q: How many legs does a spider have?

A: Eight

Q: What type of celestial body is the Sun?

A: A star

Q: Where is the Great Pyramid?

A: In Egypt

Q: What is the fastest animal on land?

A: The cheetah

Q: Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?

A: William Shakespeare

Q: Why do things fall down when you drop them?

A: Because of gravity

Q: How many colors are in a rainbow?

A: Seven

Final Thoughts on Easy Trivia Questions for Kids

These were our top picks for some of the best easy trivia questions for kids if you want to organize a fun challenge for them on any given occasion.

We hope you enjoyed our picks and that you will play many fun trivia games with kids or your adult friends and family members! Don’t hesitate to ask us for more trivia questions for kids and adults if you want more ideas and inspiration! We are here to help you make the best out of your spare time, so use the comment section below if you have some of your own examples of fun trivia questions for a friendly challenge with the kids!

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27 Fun Texting Games for Everybody to Enjoy

Texting games are a fun twist to modern technology, especially when trying to stay in contact with your friends and family far away. Tune-up some classic party games, or enjoy playing word games right from your phone without having to download any apps. Try some of the following texting games with your friends, or use them to get to know your other half better.

27 Fun Texting Games for Everybody to Play this Year

As you will go through the list of fun texting games to play this year, remember that we are all more or less in the social distancing phase and many of us need to feel a human connection now more than anything. So you can take advantage of these games to let the people in your life know that you think about them. Moreover, as you will browse through our selection, you will see that we mention games that suit plenty of situations, not just having fun with friends types.

For instance, you will find here a handful of ice-breaking games to play at parties or on a team-building. Adapt them accordingly and you will have tons of fun. For more inspiration, also check out our collection of virtual meeting type of games to play to get to know people better, especially when continents and oceans keep you apart. So let’s see the next fun texting games to play now and the entire year!

1.  20 Questions

With this game, one person picks a category such as a person, place, or thing. Then the game will begin by the opponent asking questions one at a time to guess the answer. The object is to guess the answer in twenty questions or less. This game is a great travel game or party booster. It is also one of the best get-to-know-you types of games to play to encourage team communication, sharing, trust-building, and interpersonal relationships’ development.

2.  Make It Rhyme

Next on our list of fun texting games is the “Make It Rhyme” one. Tighten up your rhyming skills with this game of rhyme. The first person begins by texting a word or phrase. The opponent then has to text back with another word or phrase that matches the first. Keep the game going back and forth until someone gets stumped. This is a great way to stay in touch with a friend who lives miles away or just a phone/computer click away. It makes a fun passage of time when you are in lockdown and you want to keep the extroverts as happy as you can until this social isolation and stay-in-place situation is over.

3.  Story Builder

Just when you thought you would never be able to write a story, this game was invented. There are many variations to playing this game, but the basic goal is to add to each other’s lines until you form a story. The first person begins the story with a phrase. The opponent then will have to text back another line adding to the first phrase. This game will continue back and forth until the final line is complete. Don’t worry, the story doesn’t have to make sense, it might even turn out to be a riot, but it will be fun to see how it ends. This is a great exercise to overcome writer’s block. It is also one of the most entertaining challenges for kids and teens when you want to oil their creativity wheels, keep them engaged for some hours, and spend some happy times together indoor or outdoor.

4.  What If

You might learn some secrets when you play this game. The first player starts by texting “What if,” followed by a choice of two different situations. The opponent will then choose one of the two answers they would choose to do in a “what if” situation. This is perfect for new couples. Alternatively, you can play an adapted version of the Newlywed Game, as that one has too “what if” scenarios you can adapt to your current situation. When it comes to fun texting games based on questions, sky is the limit!

5.  Let’s Get Personal

This game is a personal trivia question that starts with the first person texting a personal question to the opponent. The questions can be the type of questions that are asked in a job interview, but you can get even more personal with your friend if you are wanting to know them even better. This game is perfect for learning more about each other, and you might even be surprised at how easy it is to answer the questions when you are not face-to-face.

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6.  Abbreviations

Have your friend guess what you are doing by texting the first letter of each thing using only abbreviation. For an example, if you are doing homework and listening to music you would text, DHALTM. Before you begin, you can set a time limit or even the number of guesses your opponent is allowed. You might need to throw in a hint or two if your friend gets stumped.

7.  Let’s Take a Trip

With this game you create a place you want to go to. Start by saying, “I am going to __________, and I am taking ____________.” The object is to go through the alphabet in order, you start with “A,” the next player “B,” and so on. If you can make it to “Z” that is great, but if not, the person that gets stuck loses the game.

8.  Word Scramble

Next on this list of fun texting games is the “Word Scramble.” This is a simple word game that will keep your brain healthy. The first person can choose a category and start by texting a scrambled word to the opponent. The opponent then has to guess the word. You can make the game harder by setting a time limit. You can also play the game starting with three-letter words and working your way up to bigger words for a bigger challenge.

9.  Song Emoji

This is the perfect fun texting game for music lovers. The game is played just like the game Song Lyrics, but using emojis instead. The first person sends the lyrics of a song using emojis, and the opponent then has to guess the song. It may be difficult to describe the song using the emojis alone, so mix it up by using letters and emojis. Play the game using categories and setting time limits for an additional challenge.

10.  Where Am I?

With this game, the object is to keep your friend guessing where you are. Give descriptions similar to the way you would in I Spy. For example, if you are in the library you might say you are surrounded by books. You can have your friend guess where you actually are, or you can make a fictional place. Set a limit to the number of guesses your friend can have, or you can set a time limit.

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11.  Word Building

This is another word-based fun texting game that will help to keep your mind sharp and healthy. You text the first word and have your friend create a word using the letters in your word. Next, you form a word from the letters in your friend’s word. Keep the game going back and forth until the last person is out of new words. It will be fun to see how many new words you can create. You can put a time limit on each turn if you want a challenge. This game is a particularly fun challenge to play as a parent with your kids, as it is an educational game that encourages learning on all levels.

12.  Words In Reverse

Text your friend a sentence, but write all the words in reverse order. Have your friend respond to the text, also writing each word in reverse order. Keep the game going back and forth to see who gets confused first. You can write about your day, your family, or your plans for the weekend, no matter what the topic, this game will make the conversation interesting.

13.  Fill In the Blanks

This game is ideal for couples who are in a new relationship or longtime couples who want to keep the relationship fresh. Start by texting a partial phrase leaving a blank in the phrase. Your opponent should fill in the blank. An example phrase could be “My favorite way to relax is _______.” The challenge will be in hoping to answer the phrase correctly because if you don’t, you might be in the dog house.

14.  Never Have I Ever

Texting puts a new twist on this popular party game. Start the game with a certain number of points. Start by texting “Never Have I Ever ________.” Fill in the blank and send it to your friend. If your opponent confesses to having done it before, he loses a point. Continue back and forth until one of you is left with no more points. This is another great “get to know you” game. If you want to get your inspiration going, check out our 200+ Never Have I Ever questions to get you going! Of course, this is just the beginning, as you can add some questions and experiences of your own into the mix.

15.  Truth Or Dare

Modern technology gives this childhood game a facelift. Challenge your friend to a good old fashioned game of truth or dare, except this time you will not be in the same room. Ask your friend if he wants truth or a dare. If he wants a truth, text him a question and hope he gives you an honest response. If he wants a dare, text him and expect him to text you a picture or video of him doing the dare. This game can create a lot of laughter while getting to know more about your friend. For more inspiration, check out our guide on Truth or Dare questions for anyone to try!

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16.  Funny Pics

Choosing a category, take turns finding funny pics or memes on the internet. Text them back and forth, and add a funny caption for an added twist. There are really no right or wrong answers in this game, it is just entertaining, and it can be fun to see what you can come up with.

17.  Hangman

Begin with a specific amount of points. Text the appropriate amount of underscores for letters in the word. Your opponent starts by texting you a letter. If it is correct, text back by replacing the correct underscore with the letter. If it is incorrect, your opponent loses a point. The game continues until he guesses the word, or he loses all his points.

18.  Emoji Invasion

To make it fair, this is one of those fun texting games that works best if both players have the same up-to-date version of emojis. Text a conversation using only emojis. Keep the conversation going back and forth until the first person becomes confused or speechless.

19.  Stack Words

Choose a category. Text a word to your friend that fits into the category. Your opponent must text another word from the category that begins with the last letter of your word. Keep it going until the first person gets stumped. Of course, you can play this game on any occasion, not only when you text your friends and loved ones. It is a good game to play with kids in lockdown or as a fun challenge with teens this summer.

20.  Kiss, Marry, Kill

Text three names to your friend. You can choose names of people you each know, or choose fictional characters from books or movies. Your opponent should reply with which person he would kiss, marry and kill. There is really no challenge to this game except that it is a great way to learn what type of person you friend truly is.

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21.  I Spy

First, tell your friend where you are so he has an idea of your surroundings. Set a time limit or number of clues to be given before giving up the answer. Start the game by saying, “I spy something _______.” Choose an adjective that will best describe the object, and remember, your friend is not there with you, so go easy on him.

22.  Trivia Time

Start by setting a specific amount of points, then text your friend a trivia question and wait for an answer. Since Google can be used to search for the answer, set a fast time limit. For an even bigger challenge, make the answer specific rather than general. For example, if the answer requires a name, give the entire name and not just part of the name. The first person to reach the point goal wins the game. If you want more inspiration for more trivia games, check out these trivia games for kids‘ ideas!

23.  Would You Rather

Start by asking your friend, “Would you rather_______________ OR _______________?” Wait and see which one he chooses. You might be surprised to find out that your friend just isn’t who you thought he was. This is another great game for getting to know someone. If you want more ideas on playing get to know you games, don’t forget to check out our guides!

24.  Movie Lines

First, pick a category, then turn your conversation into movie lines. When the first person gets stuck, the game ends and the winner can start a new movie conversation. Twist the game up a little by adding some emojis along the way.

25.  Who Am I?

Choose a person, perhaps it would be someone you both know, or maybe a celebrity. Start by texting your friend with something the person would say. You can vary the rules by setting a time limit, a point scale, or a number of guesses. This can be an entertaining game when describing people you both know.

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26.  Song Lyrics

Text lines from a song for the other person to guess. Create a point system with one guess per try. If you get it right, the game moves on and you are safe, but if not, you lose a point. The first person with no points left loses the game.

27.  Finish the Sentence

Set a time limit and then text a partial phrase to your friend. He will have to add to your phrase by using the same amount of words that you used. For an example you can text, “My dog has __________.” Your friend then needs to complete the phrase with the same amount of words such as, “a broken leg.” Keep it going back and forth until the time runs out.

Fun Texting Games: Bottom Line

There you have it, 27 fun texting games. Be sure to check out our other fun games and activities and come up with some of your own if you can! Remember that you can adapt almost all these fun texting games into party games, ice-breaking games, team-building games, and more. As you could see, many party games can become texting ones with a little bit of imagination and good will.

If you have other questions or ideas about fun texting games, let us know in the comment section below!