Not every time beer pong and truth or dare. Try playing one of these games from your childhood instead. But let’s help you tweak them to accommodate your adulthood back pain and sufferhead.


Who said your games night has to be indoors? Step outside and start chasing each other down the street in the middle of the night. That’s how to have fun.


Give people a chance to test their fitness by jumping from box to box on one leg. The loser gets to bring the food at the next games night.


Anyone who didn’t play this game as a child didn’t have enough fun. You need to bring this back for their sake.

Hide and seek

This would be a lot more fun if you decorated your house to look haunted. It sets the mood by adding a touch of horror film. But don’t try it if your house is actually haunted and you normally hear footsteps and whispers in the night. 

Musical chairs

This game could actually benefit for a little violence when you think about it. When it’s down to two people dancing and dancing around a chair, give them boxing gloves and let the fight really begin.


If it’s been itching you to slap your friend, you finally have an excuse. The game is simple. Sing a song, make a few hand movements and whoever wins the round gets to smack the person who loses. It’s for the good of your friendship.

Skipping rope

Who won’t love a games night that’s dedicated to their fitness? You can take turns trying to see who gets to 100 skips first.

When will you marry?

This should slap harder since you’re adults now. All the single people at the games night need to feel the heat of their status while playing this game.

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