Party Games for Small Groups of Adults (4 to 8 People)

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Party Games for Small Groups of Adults (4 to 8 People)


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Disclaimer: These games ideas are offered to anyone who wishes to try them.  No responsibility of any description is accepted for any consequences.  These games ideas have been compiled from the parties which I have been to and other ideas from friends.


Chinese whispers

Sit everyone in a circle.  Whisper a long phrase to one person.  They, in turn, whisper what they heard to the next person, and so on.  The last person announces what they heard.

Pass the Parcel

Wrap a bar of chocolate (or some other gift), in a layer of paper.  Now wrap it in another layer and repeat until you have about 10 layers.  Finally wrap it in gift paper (so it looks nice). 
Sit everyone in a circle and play a short snippet of music.  When the music stops, the person holding the parcel removes ONE layer of wrapping. Repeat until the last layer of wrapping has been removed. 
The winner keeps the present.

Pass the Parcel with forfeits

As above but every layer contains a forfeit (E.g Sing a song, Eat a teaspoon of Mustard, have your belly button filled with water).

The Chocolate (or Jelly) Game

Sit everyone in a circle and place a tray in the middle with a hat, scarf, gloves, knife and fork, die and a wrapper bar of chocolate. 
In turn, players throw the die.  If they throw a SIX, they must put on the Hat, Scarfe and Gloves before they start to unwrap the chocolate with the knife and fork, ad then start to eat it. 
To speed up the game add a second die and require a Double SIX. 
The Jelly Variation is to turn out a set jelly onto a plate and eat it with the knife and fork.

Musical Chairs

The old favourite.  With one fewer chairs than people, a short snippet of music is played while the people move around the room.  When the music stops everyone tries to sit on a vacant chair.  (Only ONE person per chair)  The person who doesn't find a chair is out.  One chair is taken away and the game continues until only one person (The Winner) is left.

Memory Game

On a tray, place about 10 to 15 small items (e.g. pencil, watch, comb, shoe lace, spoon, toy car, etc.) and cover with a cloth. 
Sit everyone in a circle. 
Place the tray in the middle of the circle and remove the cloth for 60 seconds.  Everyone has to remember the objects.  When the time is up, replace the cloth. 
In turn, each person has to name an object on the tray.  The first person to fail to name an object, repeat an object or name something not on the tray is out.  The tray is then removed and some or all of the objects replaced, and the game re-started with the person following the one who is out.  If the game is too easy for the group, add more objects or reduce the time.

Flour Mound

Fill a bowl with flour, and pack firmly.  Empty the flour mound onto a large plate or small tray, so that it retains the shape of the bowl. Place an unwrapped chocolate onthe top. 
Players take turns to use a knife to slice a part of the mound and slide it away from the rest (1/2 an inch is enough).  Eventually, one person will do it and the chocolate will fall into the pile of flour.  The person must retrieve the chocolate with their teeth.

I Have Never

Each person receives several counters (toothpicks, pennies, etc.)  

Then take turns around the circle.  Each person tells of something they have never done (example: I have never broken a bone or I have never traveled out of the country).  Anyone who has done this must give the speaker one of their toothpicks or pennies.  After going around the circle several times, the person with the most tokens wins. 


Split the patry goers into teams of three and give each team a toilet roll.  Two persons then wrap the third in the toilet roll so that they look like an Egyptian Mummy.  The winning team is the one who in a set time (say 2 minutes) have the neatest and most covered Mummy.

Chubby Bunnies

Contestants have to see how many marshmallows they can stuff into their mouths and still say "Chubby Bunnies".  The winner is the one who can manage the highest number.

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