Icebreaker Games for Adults
Whoever says icebreaker games are just for kids? Even adults need some time off to have fun and shake up the mood. Meetings and hangouts with your fellow adult officemates and friends should not always be too serious.✍️ October 16, 2020
We prepared a number of the best icebreaker games you and your friends and officemates can play to loosen the tension, refresh your minds, and have some fun!
Top 10 Best Icebreaker Games for Adults
1. The Toilet Paper Question Game
This fun icebreaker game lets you know more about your friends and colleagues, depending on how much toilet paper they use.
All you need to do is pass the toilet paper roll around and let each player take some as they usually do. You will then begin to tell facts about yourself. The number of toilet paper sheets you took should be the same number of facts you share!
2. You Laugh, You Lose
This game should be played in pairs or groups. All you need to do is try to make your opponent laugh by telling a joke or making silly faces. If they laugh, you win and they lose!
Everyone loves this because it’s so simple yet hilarious!
For this icebreaker game, the first player should start telling a story with one sentence only, “Once upon a time…”. The other players will then continue the story with their own single sentences.
This could get really funny as the storyline picks up. Some parts won’t make any sense at all and that will just make everyone crack up!
4. Word Chain
This engaging word game begins with someone saying a random word. The next person should then give a word that starts with the last letter of the previous word. The only other rule for this is that the word you give should be in the same category as the previous word.
For example, the first word is “pig”, the next person can say “goat” since it starts with the last letter of pig and both are animals!
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Another verbal icebreaker game that will surely challenge your memory! Start the game with someone introducing themselves and telling everyone one thing they’d take with them to the picnic. (eg. My name is Aimee and I’m taking my cat to the picnic.)
The next person will then continue by saying “Aimee takes her cat to the picnic. My name is _ _ _ _ , I’m taking _ _ _ _ to the picnic.”
The game goes on until a player makes a mistake or forgets what the others said.
This will not only challenge your memory but will also excite and entertain everyone!
6. Would You Rather
This is a game you can play even while you’re doing something else because all you really need to do is ask your friend or workmate or colleague which of the two options they’d pick!
Here are some questions you can ask:
- Would you rather watch a movie or read a book?
- Would you rather watch FRIENDS or How I Met Your Mother?
- Would you rather go swimming or camping?
- Would you rather eat cake or ice cream?
- Would you rather win a million dollars or turn back time?
You and your friends will enjoy trying to justify your answers, for sure!
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7. 18 and Under
This is another getting-to-know-you game that makes you realize that a lot of things to be thankful for also happen at an earlier stage in life.
All you have to do is ask your friends and colleagues to think of the greatest achievement they had before they turned 18. It can range from being Class Valedictorian to winning the Spelling Bee or just merely learning how to ride a bike!
Start to get to know about your friends’ past!
This is a very fun and interactive game! All you need to do is to divide yourselves into teams. A game master will then instruct everyone to group themselves according to a specific order. The first team to do wins!
Here are some great examples on how to group yourselves:
- From tallest to shortest
- From the one with the longest hair to the one with the shortest hair
- From oldest to youngest
- From fattest to thinnest
- From the one with the smallest eyes to the one with the biggest eyes
9. Protect the Egg
This game will surely test teamwork and resourcefulness. All you need to do is provide each team with an egg. Using whatever they could find out there, build something to prevent the egg from breaking after you drop it from a certain height.
All of you will set the time to be provided to prepare and the height at which the egg is to be dropped.
Let your brains work and be smart enough on how to protect the egg!
10. The Pitch
This challenging game will test your marketing skills. All you need are some paper strips and two containers. Write products and matching prices on two separate strips of paper. Put all products in one container and all prices in the other container.
You will need to pick a paper from each container. You will be given a few minutes to think of a pitch to sell the product with the price you picked. After the given time, present your pitch to your friends!
Let’s find out how great of a salesman you are!
These games will surely create an engaging and positive vibe between you and your friends and colleagues no matter when and where! Life is too short for us to take everything too seriously. You deserve to laugh, live, and have fun a little.
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