All too often, we find ourselves glued to our smartphones and gadgets socializing online instead of face-to-face, and the latter is by far a more rewarding experience and better investment of your time to build your relationship. Conversation games are games that require only conversational ability.
Breaking out some new conversation topics or original thoughts can be challenging. Likewise you might have good ideas, but they follow a similar pattern around the kids, or parents or work. It’s fresh new conversations that usually bring the best insights so how can you do this?
For groups you can foster real conversations by hosting an afternoon tea, dinner gathering or a small party and say that you are trying to meet a challenge and have a gathering 100% free of mobile phones – just people talking. Start with maybe 3 friends and work up if it appeals. Add in a couple of prepared questions or ask people to bring along a topic for discussion.
An alternative to doing the hard work yourself is looking at the different pre-made conversation games to find what suits your audience and let the games begin. This style of conversation game can often be played almost anywhere, with almost anyone and even if the conversation topics ended up a little trivial at first, conversation on this often starts to take things in another direction. Sometimes these games are called conversation starters, and that’s exactly where to begin.
Here are a few conversation games to consider:
Famous Game ( a non-card or board game more suited to movie buffs)
Almost everyone loves to talk about their favorite movie stars or musicians. In the famous game, one player mentions a famous person and a second player mentions another famous person that has some sort of connection to the first. Another player must then guess the connection.
It could be that they are two actors who played roles in the same film, it could be that they both used to date or were married to the same person, and so on.
This is a fun and light-hearted way to break the ice at social gatherings and gets everyone talking and laughing.
Two Truths and a Lie (a non-card or board game more suited to new friends or new couples)
In this game, each player takes turns telling the other players three random things about themselves. Two of the things will be true and one will be something completely made up. The other players will guess which of these things is false.
This is a great game for learning new things about people you’ve recently met, and you may even learn a few surprises about friends you’ve known for a long time.
This is a spoken parlor game designed in the early 1900’s which encourages deductive reasoning and creativity through questions. It originated in the United States and was played widely, escalating to popularity during the late 1940s when it became the format for a successful weekly radio quiz program.
In this deductive question game, one player is chosen to be the answerer. That person chooses a subject (object) but does not reveal this to the others. All other players are questioners. They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No.”
The answerer answers each question in turn and lying is not allowed in the game. If a questioner guesses the correct answer, that questioner wins and becomes the answerer for the next round. If 20 questions are asked without a correct guess, then the answerer has stumped the questioners and gets to be the answerer for another round.
This is a game of rhetoric and can be quite fun as it gets the imagination going. This game could involve very light-hearted questions or more serious questions that really get the players thinking. Which way you go with the questions will depend on the ages of those playing.
Players take turns posing imaginary scenarios to the other players and they have to choose the scenario they would rather have play out. The questions can even be about things that aren’t currently possible, such as “Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?”
Each question and answer opens the door to further conversation, as many times other players will want to know why a certain player answered the way that they did.
This is a couples specific game – for one couple, 2 or very close friends (not necessarily romantic interests but open to share their views/experiences). It’s a respectful adult board game designed to expand a couples connection and intimate relationship through fun real-life conversations and topics covering general knowledge, relationship questions, sex and emotional intimacy.
This is the perfect experience to take your relationship up another level.There is a mixture of trivia for ice-breakers, and questions where the more open and honest you are, usually the more place you earn on the board. You play around 36 questions per game and it really gets the couple talking, sharing and learning about the world and more so each other.
The game of candid confessions and daring deeds, this game uses questions as facts and challenges. A classic game is given a new twist, with answers to pop culture questions determining who has to answer the truth or act out a dare.
Truth or Dare uses questions as facts and challenges. Be the first player to get rid of all Truth or Dare cards in your hand. Answer pop culture trivia questions correctly in order to force your opponent to tell the truth. If you answer the question incorrectly, you will be subjected to an outrageous dare.
To win the game, you might have to lick another player’s arm, run around the block howling like a coyote, or stand on your head? Play Truth or Dare to find out how far you will go to win!
Questions here are designed to tease out information you might not normally share or have considered e.g “Never Have I Ever… put gum under a table” and the respondent has to admit “yes” or “no” The questions add a degree of challenge and discovery between the players, but it can also be a bit confronting.
Never Have I Ever presents the BEST opportunity to learn hilarious facts about the people you THOUGHT you knew. It’s fast, fun, and perfect for your next game night.
Conversation can ensue afterwards on an answer you gave, but the game is more suited to just fun and laughter with twists and turns on how you expected people to answer.
So we hope we’ve helped you determine the style of game you want, and have also been able to direct you to the best conversation game for you.
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