You don’t have to be Bill Gates to have fun during parties. Especially since the internet has been invented. There is not a single piece of information that you cannot find on the internet. And on top of that, you can also find plenty of completely free games to play with your friends during parties. Bingos, Print & Plays board games, mobile applications, online games… There are many! We’ve made a selection of our favorite free party games for you!
Games on paper or to print
If you don’t know what a bingo is, it’s very easy. You have a grid with conditions, song’s titles, phrases, words… And each time you can fulfill one of the conditions, you check the box. The first person to complete a row wins the first round. Then two lines… And so on until the big winner has ticked all of the boxes on the grid. You can play bingo in a lot of different conditions, but here are a few examples to inspire you:
Music bingo: simple, you put a playlist in the background. In your bingo grid, different titles from this playlist. You will see which of your friends pay the most attention. You can also put words in your grid and check the boxes when you hear the words in the music playing!
Discussion bingo: if you know your friends well, you know that some expressions often come up in their everyday language. “I swear”, “Dude”, “No way”… Try to get as many as possible in your table, and when you hear (or when you say) one of them, tick the box!
Challenge bingo: fill the grid with challenges. You and your friends will need to complete these challenges to be able to tick the boxes. To add a little more fun, try imagining different challenges for each grid.
Drinking bingo: very simple, you can take the theme you want and each time you fill in a box, you distribute sips to your friends. 😏
Print & Plays
There are tons of board games that you can print for free at home. So if you have a printer, and you are one of the lucky people who still have ink (everyone knows that 70% of people who own a printer cannot use it because it is out of ink, but hey, that’s another debate). Here is a small list of the best Print & Play available online.
The hanged man
That’s a classic the game to do when you are bored! But have you ever thought about adding rules to make the game a bit more fun? Here’s a very simple idea, every time a player says a letter and it’s not the right one, they have to take a sip from their drink, and when it’s the right one, the person who chose the word takes the sip!
You know the Time’s Up game? Well ! Celebrity is a variation of this game, for free. All you need is a pen and a sheet of paper. You write the names of as many celebrities as possible on small pieces of paper. You fold these papers and put them in a bowl. Then you make teams. Once the teams are formed, a player draws names and has to make his team guess who they are by saying a sentence. He must therefore try to make them guess as many celebrities as possible in one minute. Then the other team repeats. In the second round, you have to guess the same names again, but using only one word. And finally, in the third round, you have to mimic the celebrities. It’s perfect for setting a good mood, it’s one of the best free party games out there.
Online party games
Nothing better to set the mood in the evening. You can choose from the wide selection that YouTube has to offer. Or you can play on What The Tune. You just have to create the game and send the link to your friends. And here we go! The advantage is that the site offers a very wide musical choice! A game for all tastes and all ages. 🎵
If you want to play poker but don’t have the equipment at home. There are plenty of free alternatives to play poker for free online! And if you don’t know how to play, now is the time to learn. It’s the perfect game to play with friends at night! You don’t necessarily have to be gambling. 😉
Stop the bus
Another great classic! Also called categories or known as Scattegories, it’s one of the simplest games ever. The only concern is that it is not always easy to find creative categories of words. But once again, the internet saves the day. You can play categories online with your friends. And to spice up the game a bit, you can always add rules that include alcohol. 😉
Board Game Arena If you are looking for free online board games, Board Game Arena is the perfect solution. On this online board game platform, you’ll be able to compete against players from all over the world, but also your friends. Hundreds of board games are already available online, and many are for free!
Party games without equipment
Never have I ever
There is no easier party game than this one. This is a game that will allow you to accomplish two things: 1- learn the biggest secrets of your friends 2- drink a lot. If you need a little inspiration, here are some ideas of things to ask during a Never have I ever game!
Truth or dare
Want to see if your friends really have it? Then nothing like a little Truth or Dare game. 😏 To spice up the game a little, we have something for you, read further. ⬇️
In my suitcase
Work your brain a bit by playing “in my suitcase” with your friends. For those of you who don’t know the game, each player will say the sentence “in my suitcase there is…” (or any other sentence you like) and add a word. Then the others will add a new word and repeat the entire contents of the suitcase. And if you think that’s too easy, don’t hesitate to add alcoholic conditions (eg: you’re wrong ➡️ a sip of alcohol).
Guess what (or who) I’m thinking about
Another classic! No one is ever too old to play guess who. Especially if you have a little imagination in your mind. Parties can get very interesting!
Mobile party games
Truth or Dare
As promised, here is an app that will help you spice up your Truth or Dare games! Explore the different actions and truths the app offers you. And find out a lot about your friends! If you want to go further, unlock the higher levels of the game to spice up the game even more! 🌶
Very good party game! The principle of Psych is quite simple, and again, the more twisted your mind, the more interesting the game gets. The app asks different questions, and the goal will be to come up with the most plausible answer to try to fool your friends. Each player offers an answer, and you have to find the real correct answer among your friend’s fake answers. If you find the correct answer, or if your friends voted for your answer, you earn points!
With this party app, you are going to have to find and eliminate all the undercover! To do so, the app assigns you each a word. The undercover will have similar words, but different (the players who are undercover do not know they are). The players in turn will each say a word related to theirs out loud. And at the end of each round players will vote to eliminate someone from the game. Someone they believe might be undercover. The game ends when all the undercovers or civilians are eliminated!