Are you looking for some fun ways to start or encourage conversation in a group?
Are you planning a party or get-together and want your guests to have something interesting to talk about?
Would you like to check out some conversation games that are perfect for groups?
If any of the above sounds interesting, we have the perfect article for you. In this article today, we are talking about various situations in which using a conversation game for a group can help.
We also share some awesome conversation games that you can easily start in your group to help everyone break the ice and have a good talk. This is a great way to get to know each other, especially in a group where there are strangers. Also, if you want to know how you can modify these games for different age groups, such as strictly for adults or strictly for kids, then make sure to read till the end.
3 Situations Where Conversation Games for Groups Come in Handy
Here are a few scenarios where using a conversation game for a group can come in really handy and help to break the ice:
1. Team building sessions
- Many offices and organizations regularly organize team building sessions that are used to help colleagues know each other and get better at their people skills.
- However, if you’re organizing one and are finding it difficult to get the participants to open up, using a conversation game for the group can really help.
- The best part about these games is that while they do help to start and continue a conversation, they do it in a game mode, making it less obvious and more fun.
2. Dinner parties where not everyone knows each other
- Of course there can be moments when you are hosting a dinner party and are inviting friends from different circles.
- In such a gathering, not everyone will know each other, and there is always the risk that the dinner party can turn a bit dull, when people don’t really have much to talk about.
- Using conversation games for groups in such a scenario can be a great way to make everyone get together and join in, so that your party does not break up into small individual groups and everyone gets a chance to mingle and enjoy.
3. Children’s parties or playdates
- If you are arranging a children’s party or play date, you may end up inviting parents you don’t really know.
- Also, there can be other parents who do not know each other, and waiting out the time for the kids to be done can become quite boring and tedious.
- A nice way to get to know the parents and make each other feel at ease is to play a conversation game that can make everyone comfortable and set the tone for future such play dates.
5 Awesome Group Conversation Games That Can Break The Ice
1. Truth or Dare
- For each round of Truth or Dare, you should ideally have a minimum of 3 players or about 7 to 8 people or more.
- Depending on how you are playing it, the age group can be anything from just young kids to even grown-ups.
- For the younger age group, make sure that you keep the questions and the dares clean and censored, without any explicit content.
- Ask all the players to sit in a circle and keep an empty bottle in the middle.
- One person gives the bottle a spin and when it stops, the person towards whom the bottle is pointing to, has to answer a truth or do a dare.
- The one who spun the bottle can ask a question or give the dare, or you can decide early on who will be the one person who will give the truth or dare.
- The person either has to answer the question, or perform the dare that has been given.
2. 20 Questions
- This is yet another fun game that you can play anywhere and with any age group.
- You can play this game with as little as 2 people or as many as you have in the group.
- To start the game, one person has to think of a name, which could be the name of a place, an object or a famous person (alive or deceased) or even any fictional character.
- The other players have to guess this particular name by asking a maximum of up to 20 questions.
- Everyone has to also try and hear and remember what the other players are asking and what the responses are, so that they can piece together the information and get a better understanding of what the name could be.
3. How’s Yours?
- Even though this is a very simple game it is a lot of fun to play.
- One person has to go out of the room out of earshot of the rest of the group.
- Once the person is out, one person stands in front of the others and picks one item that is common to all, such as a body part or an item of clothing.
- It could also be something like a car or a family member.
- Once you all decide the object, call the person back.
- This person now has to go to everyone and ask ‘How’s Yours?’.
- The other person has to respond in 2-3 words and slowly, the person will start forming an idea of and guess what that object is.
4. Name 10
- One person has to give a topic and the rest have to name 10 things related to the same, within a given amount of time.
- For instance, the person can something such as ‘Sports played with a ball’ ‘Foreign countries that begin with the letter C’ ‘Humorous books, movies or television series’ ‘Jobs that need you to wear a uniform’ ‘Foods that are made out of chocolate’ ‘Animals that lay eggs’ and so on.
- You can modify the topics depending on the age group.
- Those who can write the most answers in the given time win.
5. Last Letter
- All the players have to decide on a category that will be used to start the word game.
- Once the category is decided, the first player will say a word.
- For instance, if it is automobiles, one player can say the word Audi.
- The next player has to take the last letter of the word ‘Audi’ which is ‘I’ and use it to say another word in the same category.
- The chain continues.
Are these games great for mixed age groups?
Most of the games mentioned in this list are such that you can easily adjust the mechanics in order to make them work for groups that include children, or groups that are made up of all kids.
Just change the rules in such a way that they do not include or require any kind of censored words or dares.