No New Year’s Eve party is complete without a game or two. Forget boring your guests with endless runs of charades, we’ve got some better ideas. From acting out rhyming phrases to guessing which of your guests are hiding a secret, we’ve found 6 of the most hilarious New Year’s Eve party games to make it your best one yet…
No good at quizzes? No problem, in this game you are given the answers before you start. The aim of the game is to work out which of the 11 colour cards in your hand correctly answers one of Colour Brain’s questions, for example, ‘What colour is the lid on a marmite jar?’. Get it right and you could be in luck, but you will only receive a point if one or more other players get the answer wrong. The first team or player to reach ten points is the winner. Simple yet competitive, the perfect family game.
Obama Llama 2
The much-loved rhyming charades game is back once again. If you’re unfamiliar with the game that’s taken family parties to the next level, the rules are quite simple. Players must try their best to describe such rhymes as “Lorraine Kelly eating jelly” and “Obama riding a llama” to their team by either acting them out, reading a riddle or attempting to explain them in their own words. It only gets better after a few glasses of New Year fizz.
Fancy yourself as a modern day Sherlock Holmes? This one’s for you. Everyone knows the secret word except the chameleon. But who is the chameleon? In each round, players get to say just one word to each other to prove their innocence and reveal the chameleon. But when someone is this good at blending in, innocent people start to look guilty and the imposter can escape. Each game of The Chameleon lasts only five minutes, like a mini version of ‘whodunit’.
This disastrous doodling and guessing game is just for adults. To play, sketch a phrase onto the clipboard and pass it onto the next player. This player will caption the picture they’ve seen and pass it to the next player who will then draw their description, without seeing the original doodle. By the time the captions and drawings reach the last player things will have gone horribly wrong. Once the contents of the clipboards are displayed for everyone to see, players vote for the funniest. With phrases such as ‘beating up a jellyfish’ and ‘Netflix and chill’, you’re going to see some interesting results.
Weird Things Humans Search For
Humans are weird, and Big Potato Games are here to prove it. The creators of this game have been looking at some of the most popular searches on the internet; “Has a monkey ever touched a blue whale?”, “Did dinosaurs go to heaven?”, “Is ham evil?” – these unique searches are the inspiration for this weird and wonderful game. To play, you are given the first half of a search, then you have to guess the rest. The more popular your answer, the more points you earn. The key is to think like a human.
Forget Scrabble, there’s a new word game in town. A unique mix between a quiz and a word game. The aim of QWordie is to use the letter tiles to build the answers to simple questions. Don’t have enough letters? Steal and block your way to the winning line by getting to the answers before anyone else. The perfect game for competitive word buffs.