These ice breaker games are great adult party game ideas, and can be used as adult birthday party games, in home show party games, showers, or any event where those people attending might not know each other well (if at all!).
What are ice breaker party games? Any game to "break the ice" and get people talking to each other.
Balloon Game - Have a supply of balloons and let each guest pick one. Then tell them all that the first person to blow it up, tie it, and then pop it by sitting on it wins a prize! Gets everyone up and laughing really quickly! (Especially if it has a great prize!)
Conversation Game - Use our list of conversation starters to get people talking quickly.
Dice Game - Have some inexpensive wrapped gifts and let each guest take turns rolling dice. You don’t need to have one for each guest, just a few…that way people will fight over them! Whenever someone rolls a double, they get to pick a gift or steal one from someone else. Set a timer for this game, otherwise it could go on forever! Any gifts not opened while playing this as one of your ice breaker games when the timer goes off can be given as door prizes.
Dollar Game – A great one for the mixer or icebreaker adult party game idea category – Secretly give a few people at the party three (or more) $1 bills. Then announce that some unknown people have $1 bills, and they will only give it to the 5th, 10th and 15th person, etc. who shake their hands. Since no one knows who has the $1 bills, everyone goes around shaking everyone’s hands to try to get the money!!
Fast Charades - We wanted to include this in the ice breaker games section because it is a much easier (and faster) version or the old charades game, "Fast Charades" is guaranteed to get your party going! This game uses a single word, rather than a phrase or title. Visit our page Fast Charades for info on how to play.
Human Bingo - Human bingo is a great icebreaker game and something to get everyone mixing and mingling at your party. Create bingo cards and in each square have things that people might have done, such as a trip to Paris, being a high school cheerleader, having a pet bird, etc. Whatever you can think of that is possible for someone to have done, but not everyone (very important!) Distribute cards, and then have everyone go around the room and try to find people who match the things on their card. If you find a match, write that person's name in the square. The first person who has a row completed (or has a black out if you have a lot of people at the party) yells bingo! Have a fun prize planned!
Jenga - Giant Jenga Style Games are popping up at eating and drinking establishments, and with good reason! They are a great activity to set out, and people can play as they wish. Put on a few, talk to the people around you, and leave the game whenever you wish. Perfect ice breaker!
The Match Game - This is a classic ice-breaker game that has been around forever, and is still a lot of fun! In this easy game, guests will have to find their famous match - Adam finds Eve, etc. Visit our page the match game for all the scoop and lots of suggestions for matches.
Song Game - Before the party write out four sections or lyrics or parts to a song, with one part each written on a note card. Do this with different songs so that you have enough for one card for each guest. When the guests arrive, give each one a card. It is their job to find the other 3 people with lyrics to their song so they can get together as a group and sing their song lyrics before another group can sing theirs.
Steal A Sticker - In the Steal A Sticker Game, guests mingle to try to steal stickers off of each other.
Stroke of Fun - Our Stroke of Fun page has details about a fun party ice breaker where everyone works on a piece of art together. Perfect for a birthday, shower, retirement party or other special event, because at the end of the night it becomes a gift!
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