Calm down, not those sorts of party games! But these aren't just drinking games either (psssh, those old things!). These games are ones I've found are great for the laughs or breaking the ice. Don't know half the people your house mate invited to your house-warming? No sweat, just pull out a set of Cards Against Humanity! I guarantee you'll have a few new friends by the end of playing these age appropriate games...
I'm sure most of you are familiar with this game. If you're not, go educate yourself here and come back. This adult version doesn't need the fancy set. Just make sure everyone has a notepad, pen and there's one phone available for time-keeping. Now the fun part... you make your own questions! No more naming boring public parks, because now you can ask you friends what they'd find in a sex shop! Pick 10 hilarious questions, leave the list in the middle so everyone can see and then open the keyboard on your phone. Someone closes their eyes, picks a letter and the timer begins counting down the 3 minutes. Everyone has to write their answers to the questions using that letter. Simple!
Stuck for inspiration? Here's my favourite questions to get you started:
1. What's something you'd talk about on a first date?
2. Something you'd find in the kitchen that could double as a sex toy.
3. Unusual places to have sex.
4. Something you would find on the bottom of your shoe.
5. Famous people who have made terrible decisions.
Cards Against Humanity
This AMAZING card game is dubbed 'a party game for horrible people' ... and for good reason because it is so rude, crude and brilliant! Basically you are given a variety of cards that say nasty things like "kids with ass cancer" and "Oprah sobbing into a Lean Cuisine" and then everyone takes turn asking questions (those are the black cards with spaces...der) and you make the funniest answer possible. I have been in tears of joy from this game but fair warning, DO NOT play this with anyone who is easily offended. Buy yourself a deck here. Although if you have infinite patience and a laminator, you can get the free pdf version.
This is basically guess the sex position. Get your Google on and discover the craziest sexy time positions you can, print them off with the picture and put them in a hat. Get into teams of two and act them out... you know... like charades! Odds are no one will really be able to get them (unless they're a Karma Sutra expert) but half the fun is watching them be acted out ;)
Ok this one is a drinking game but it's great because you don't need any equipment. Everyone sits in a circle and then the person to your left whispers a question in your ear so that only you can hear i.e. 'Who is the hottest in the room?' You then say the person in the group you think is the answer to the question VERY loud. If the poor paranoid person wants to know the question, they have to drink. But if they decide they can live without knowing then you drink. This is excellent for people who know each other very well (because you'll know how to make each other squirm) but also pretty cool for strangers because you won't really offend anyone when someone asks 'Who is going to vomit tonight?'... I mean, maybe they just look a bit green!
Caution, this game can result in unexpected injuries! But it's so worth playing anyway. It's basically musical chairs but with spoons (so one spoon less than there is people playing). Why? Because they're small and easy to snatch up. Get everyone to sit in a circle and deal out a deck of cards so everyone has four. The aim is to get four of the same number, so four Queens, four sevens etc. Whoever starts, picks up a new card from the undealt pile and if they don't want it, they pass it on clockwise. YOU CAN ONLY HOLD FOUR CARDS AT A TIME! And you have to pass them quick (it's so stressful being at the end here so swap who starts).Once you get your four cards grab for a spoon from the middle. When other players notice you going for it, it's all out war and they have to grab a spoon as quickly as possible in order to not be the only one left without one. Once someone is out, remove another spoon and continue!