The Best Games for a Dinner Party

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After a delicious main meal and a delectable dessert, what comes next to the ultimate adult dinner party? Party games! Not every set of dinner guests will work with every type of game, but luckily there are hundreds of different games to choose from – one of them is sure to have your dinner party guests howling with delight.

So what are the best dinner party games when no kids are at the table?

Card Games

Poker is a classic game.

Classic card games are usually one of the easiest and most relaxed to play – because almost everyone knows the rules. From those who have never played blackjack and poker before to those who have an active account on 888 casino – everyone can have a good time. Since it is an adult party, you can play shots, poker, games like BS, or anything else you might like.

The best options for easy card games are:

  • Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Go Fish
  • Rummy or Cribbage

Card games are a great option because it is really easy to play with smaller groups.


Charades is always a winner because there are always people who are incredible at it and people who are terrible! Part of the fun is that everyone’s competitive spirit comes out, and it’s bound to get a little loud.

Charades usually have two or more teams, although two teams work pretty well, even for mid-sized parties. Remember to grab an egg timer or use your phone to ensure that the timer is set for each person to act out their phrase.

It’s usually a good idea to get a charades card deck or write out plenty of options ahead of time.

Murder Mystery

While Cluedo is still a big hit, millions of people are now into true crime. Consuming podcasts, online case files, and so much more. Murder mysteries can be great any time of year, but make sure that it is not going to be uncomfortable for anyone at the table before you start! Unless you have a gift for creating worlds and characters and have the time to create your own story, then you can pick up a murder mystery party kit!

The kits have everything you need in them to take you from start to end, and what is great about these kits is that even the host won’t know who did it!

Who Am I?

Who Am I? It is a classic game and works for all types of settings. You can choose a theme like music moguls or royals to help narrow down the guesswork – or you could have a broader option.

All you’ll need for this one is a couple of post-it notes and some pens. Try to ensure that there are no reflective surfaces around so that people can accidentally (or on purpose) see who they are.

Get inventing with your clues too!

Two Truths and a Lie

If you have a wild and rowdy group of friends, this one can be a lot of fun, but even for those who are a little more introverted, there might be a dark horse. The great thing about Two Truths and a Lie is that you don’t need anything to play. And no planning either! It is easier to split into groups for this one, and if you want to add an even more adult twist, then get the shot glasses out.

Each team member will tell two truths and a lie; the other team needs to guess the lie. The opposing team needs to take a shot if they guess it right. Of course, you can play this one without the shot.

The winning team is the one that has a nose for sniffing out lies!

Don’t Say Yes

Conversation can be fast and furious as dinner parties, but playing a word game that makes the word YES a taboo word – is a lot of fun. You can choose another word if you like, but you might be surprised how many times you say yes – or other variations in a conversation.

Have something ready for the people who say the taboo word, like a sticker or a rubber band for around their wrist – and see who is the winner and the biggest loser by the end of the night!

If you want to make it extra interesting, everyone who says yes will need to put a dollar in a jar, and the person who gets away without saying it once keeps the jar!

You’ll need to choose the games you play based on the people that will be sitting around your table – but these options above are usually pretty great! And if all else fails, Cards Against Humanity or Monopoly are always well received!


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