Teenage Party Games are so much fun. Although some teens like to act cool, they cannot help getting into a game and enjoying themselves once they see how much fun other young people are having.
Age: Young Adults (also known as teenagers)
No. of players: As many as possible
Equipment: Depends on the game
Time: 10 minutes+
Aim: The aim varies with the game.
You will find descriptions for a variety of teenage party games which should suit any style of party. You may also like to check out Childrens Party Games (for 6 to 15 year olds), Outdoor Party Games and Musical Party Games for some more ideas.
Who Am I? is a good teenage party game to break the ice at a party where everyone may not know each other. The name of a famous person (real or fictional) is written on a piece of paper and attached to the back of each player. They must try to work out who they are (without looking!) by asking questions to other players. The answer can only be "Yes" or "No", and you can only ask one question per player until you have asked everyone a question.
I Like is another introductory game. Players sit in a circle. One player starts by saying "My name is ... and I like ..." The player on their left repeats the first player's phrase and then states their own name and like. For example, "His name is David and he likes chocolate. My name is Madeline and I like shopping." Players continue around the circle, repeating all the previous players names and likes, until finally the first player repeats everyone's name and like. This game works well if the players make their statements to a set rhythm or beat.
Parcel Wrap involves teams of two players who must work together to wrap a parcel, with players only allowed to use one hand each. Each team will need a box to wrap, some wrapping paper, sticky tape and a piece of ribbon to tie as a bow.
Eaties. A number of players are blindfolded. Each player is given a plate with ten different foods. (For example; cold mashed potato, mashed banana, cold porridge, stewed apple, etc.) The blindfolded players have to taste the food, which is then taken away before each player writes down as many foods as they can recognise and remember.
Peas and Straws. Food is always popular! In this teenager party game, players have a plate with twenty peas next to an empty cup. The player who can move all twenty peas to the cup using nothing but a drinking straw wins the game.
Winking is a teenage party game which can involve every player. A circle of chairs is formed facing inwards, with half as many chairs as players plus one extra chair. It works best when played with one more boy than girls, although it can be played with any odd numbered group of players. The girls sit on the chairs, with one chair vacant. The boys stand behind the chairs (including behind the vacant chair) with their hands behind their backs. The boy behind the vacant chair winks at a girl. The boy behind her must try to put his hands on her shoulders before she escapes and runs to the vacant chair. If he succeeds, she remains in her chair and the original winker must try to capture another girl by winking at her. If the girl escapes, the boy who was behind her becomes the new winker.
Balloon Volleyball This teenage party game can be played indoors or on a windless day outdoors. Simply set up a rope or string (roughly 6 metres or 20 feet long) just above head height as a "net". Each team has three hits to get the balloon over the net. The opposing team then hits the balloon back over before it touches the ground. A team which allows the balloon to touch the ground or which takes more than three hits gives the opposing team one point. The first team to 21 points wins the game.
Dog and Bone involves two equal teams of players lined up facing each other about 6 metres (20 feet) apart. Players are numbered from opposite ends. A small object (such as a tennis ball) is placed in the centre of the two teams. An adult calls out a number and the corresponding players from both sides run to the middle, attempt to pick up the object and run back to their own team. A player who successfully does this wins two points for their team. However, if the opposing player tags you when you have the object before you reach your team's line, neither side wins. If they tag you and you have not picked up the object, your team scores one point. Two players may thus circle the object and make feints as if picking it up for quite a while before one player finally picks it up.
Numbers involves two teams with ten players per team. Each member of the team is given a piece of cardboard with a number from zero to nine. An adult calls out a mathematical sum or question. Both teams try to form the correct answer by having its players with those numerals take one step forward and arrange themselves to show the answer. For example, the question "How many days in a year?" would require the three players holding the "3", "6" and "5" cards to be lined up correctly. "What is 5860 minus 148" would need the four players to make the answer 5812. (Make the questions appropriate for their mathematical and general knowledge.)
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