A gift exchange activity, usually played at Christmas parties, where guests bring gifts and, through a series of complex rules, exchange them. Lots of laughs are usually involved. Be advised, it’s also a better game for teens or adults than kids, because, yes, some people are bound to end up with better gifts than others, and adults are less likely to cry and throw fits when that happens.
A kind of silly acting game where, like in the game of telephone, the actions change more and more each time you act out the clue.
A couple of variations of song guessing games, where players take turns thinking of songs or words in songs and getting other players to guess, either by saying the song or singing it one note at a time. Very flexible activities that can be a lot of fun.
This is more of an activity than a game. You just draw your dream house, usually as fun and complex as you can imagine. We’re talking home theaters, indoor swimming pools, pet manatees…just draw the dream home you always wanted! A great activity for kids and for encouraging imagination.
A group game to play indoors that basically involves wrestling on the ground. So if you like high competition and physical contact, this could be the game for you!
A little-kid game, best when played with a big brother, sister, or adult. One of those simple wrestling games you love so much as a kid.
Next to tag, hide and seek is probably one of the most basic kid games out there. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easily adaptable for lots of ages and playing areas.
This party game is easy, silly, and good for big groups. Players write questions that start with “what if” and answer them, with a twist. It almost always involves lots of laughter.
A game invented by my very own mother for our family nights when I was growing up. It’s a simple tossing game (kind of like a bean bag toss) you can set up with things you have around the house (marshmallows, muffin tins, you know).
A really simple hide-and-seek type game. It’s a good kind of quiet, not-too-disruptive game for little kids involving hiding an object and giving clues to help players find it.