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.
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.