Ice breaker games for adults are perfect for parties, if you’re hosting a business-related event or office retreat, or if you are just looking for some fun team-building activities. Icebreaker games will help make everyone feel more relaxed, comfortable, and at ease in a group-setting. If you are not sure which games would be most suitable to break the ice, here are some ideas to consider for your next party or event.
TRUTH OR LIE – Truth or Lie is nothing more than a grown-up version of Truth or Dare, which is typically played by teenagers. All you need to have on hand for this fun game, are a few pens and some paper.
Have everyone write down some true and false statements about themselves. Be sure to instruct people to make the false statements sound realistic, so not to give away the falsehood of the statement. For example, “When I was 18, I went to Hawaii and did the hula with the mayor.” In this example, the person might have gone to Hawaii, at age 18 and did the hula while visiting, but in reality did not do the hula with the mayor.
When everyone has finished writing their statements, ask each person to read them aloud, one by one, and allow others to guess whether that particular statement is true or false. Since this is just one of the ice breaker games you are playing, there is no need to keep score or get too competitive at this time. Let everyone get warmed up and friendly with one another rather than trying to have winners with this game. The ultimate object with this game will be to get everyone talking and laughing.
MAGIC WORD – Magic Word is a game that can be played in different ways. If you want to start infusing and encouraging a little friendly competition, you can award a small prize to the winner at the end of the party.
As guests arrive, give them each a colorful beaded necklace and tell them the “Magic Word” for the night that must not be uttered. Make sure the “Magic Word” is something that could easily be said by your guests and not something far-fetched. For example, to make the “Magic Word” be “alligator” would probably not be a good choice unless your guests all happen to participate in safaris and you’re hosting a party related to this theme. If you’re hosting a business-related event or office retreat, you would want to select a word related to your product line or business. Bottom Line: Make that “Magic Word” real to your group.
The object of the game is for guests to collect as many necklaces as possible by getting the other guests to say the “Magic Word”. All tricks allowed and if one guest overhears someone saying the “Magic Word” and says so before another guest can jump in and say so, that person gets the necklace.
CUP STACKING – Another fun game is Cup Stacking, which can also be enjoyed by adults and not just children. You will need lots of plastic cups in various sizes that are strong and sturdy. Place the cups on a flat surface and have each guest take one cup and stack it on top of another cup. As the mountain of cups grows, it will be hard not to knock any down.
This is a game that could be played in various ways. For example, you could split everyone off into teams and have them compete against one another, or you could make a competition of several people against each other all at one time. In either case, you would need to give each team or person the same number and size of cups.
The above games are all fun, enjoyable, and suitable as ice breaker games for adults at parties, business-related events, or office retreats. Just remember to make sure you take photos to capture the moments, especially when the tall mountain (s) of cups are about to crash down!