10 Fun Indoor Game Ideas For Adults

Staying in for long periods of time can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of ways to have fun, even when you’re inside. In fact, in today’s article we will look at several different indoor game ideas for adults. They will certainly give you some fun ideas to spend your time inside, especially at a time like this when many people have to stay indoors for long periods of time. These indoor games will be great ways to spend your time and have fun.

So, let’s get started!

Indoor Game Ideas For Adults

Here are some indoor game ideas for you to try out. You can play these with your friends and family, and with guests – there are even games that will help you to get to know better people you don’t know very well.


Indoor game idea # 1. Charades

Probably one of the most popular indoor games for adults (if not the most popular), Charades is a staple for times like Christmas and Easter. But the game is just as good for other times too, especially during a time right now. The basic idea is to pair up in teams of 2 (or more) – team members take turn to act out a word or phrase, and if the other team member is able to guess correctly what they are trying to act out, then they get a point.

Here’s a video to demonstrate the idea further:

If you need more ideas for playing Charades, check out this Charades idea generator here.


Indoor game idea # 2. Murder mystery

A common indoor adult game during the Halloween season, Murder mystery is a fun game that you can play any time. The basic idea is to pick roles for the people playing, but in secret. The goal is to, you guessed it, solve a murder mystery.

If you like mystery and/or ever wanted to try your hand at being a detective, this game will totally be up your alley.

As for playing the game, you can come up with one yourself (and/or with your friends), or you can try out the many free ideas available already online. Here, in fact, are 12 murder mystery game ideas to get you going – ideas.

Need more details? Then check out this video:


Indoor game idea # 3. Never have I ever

Yes, it’s that game. You have very likely come across this one before in your teen days. But it is just as much fun for teens as it is for adults, if not more! The rules are simple – you go around your group taking turns to say things you have not done, or things that you have.

This is often played as a drinking game, but you can just as easily play it without any drinks/alcohol. This is one of our favourite indoor game ideas for adults – just saying 🙂

Here’s Ellen DeGeneres playing Never have I ever with 1D:


Indoor game idea # 4. Who am I

This one is a guessing game. The rules are simple – the selected player will have a famous person in mind. Then they will give clues to the others by saying things about the famous person, or by drawing things. You can even make it into a game of charades by acting the person out.

There are lots of variations, so you can play it in many different ways – there are no fixed way to play it (which makes it very versatile). If your teammates can guess who you are pretending to be, the game finishes.

Here is a video demonstration to give you more clarity on how it is played.


Indoor game idea # 5. Truth or dare

This is probably one of the most common indoor games ever. Few have not played this game, in some form or another. It is really simple to play – players will take turn to ask others whether they will choose to tell a truth, or do a dare.

The game can be pretty tame, or not, depending on how you guys want to play it.

Have fun with it!

By the way, this game can be a great way to learn more about your friends and family – so that’s a great plus.


Indoor game idea # 6. Have you ever

A lot like “never have I ever”, this game puts other people in charge of deciding what question is asked, rather than a selected player choosing what fact they share. There are generally three versions – a funny version (you can ask something funny), a naughty version (self explanatory, right), and a party version (where you can use the game as an ice breaker, and/or to get to know each other better).

With this game, there are also online versions so you can even play it on your own.

Check out these 50 questions to get you started.


Indoor game idea # 7. Pictionary

Pictionary is a lot like “Who am I”, in that you have to take guesses. But rather than focusing on a person, you can focus on anything. The goal is for the others to figure out the object/person/thing you are thinking about by using your drawing.

Here is a demonstration:


Indoor game idea # 8. Bite the bag

All you need for this game is a bag – it can be any sort of bag, even paper bags will do. The goal of the game is to pick up the bag with only their mouths. Here is a suggestion though – it is better not the use the same bag, or, use disposable bags. You don’t want a fun game to be a source of spreading germs!


Indoor game idea # 9. Two truths one lie (TTOL)

If you have played “Truth or Dare” or “Never have I ever” before, then Two truths one lie will seem very familiar. This game isn’t just for adults, any age group can play it.

The goal of the game is to take turns to say 3 things about yourself, two of which will be true while one will be false. From these three, people will then have to guess which one is false, and which ones are true.

Here is Will Smith playing the game:


Indoor game idea # 10. React and Act

If you like Charades, you will totally get on with React and Act. This is a lot like Charades, in that you have to act. But the goal is to act out different situations. This will really test your improv skills, as your friends might give you a situation that you will find challenging to act out, but the key with this is to think naturally. Just think what you would do in that situation, and you should be fine.

This can be a great ice breaker, and a great way to have fun.

Check out this demo for more details.


Closing thoughts

Just because you are indoors does not mean you can’t have fun. You most certainly can, as these 10 indoor game ideas for adults clearly demonstrate.

The current Coronavirus situation has made it a challenge to go outside – after all, it’s better to limit your time outside, as that limits your risk of exposure. So these indoor games ideas for adults should give you a few ideas on things you can do to have fun. But that’s not all, there is a bonus effect of these games – they can help you to get to know your friends and family better, and strengthen your relationships, which is always a good thing.

That said, if you are coming from outdoors, make sure to wash your hands properly. Suggest your friends and family to do the same. Precaution, especially during these times, really is better than cure.

What do you think about these indoor games ideas?

Which ones have you tried?

Which ones are your favourites?

Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below.

Have fun with these.

Stay safe, and have a great weekend!

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