Updated: Mar 9, 2018 4:08 pm
Has family dinner gotten a little dull lately? We've got an idea of how you can spice up the conversation with some of the best question-and-answer games around. If you're looking to revitalize that "How were your days?" and "How was school?" shared over the table, or just looking to try something new for game night, look no further.
These prompts don't just inspire both serious and silly discussions, they can also be a total laugh riot. And they're appropriate for all ages, whether you're playing with your kids or mom's in town for a visit. You can try them out, anytime and anywhere you and your family have gathered together to enjoy a meal. Ready to get started? Check out our fun, family-friendly conversation games below.
What's Your Power?
There are two ways to play this game, and both are plenty fun. One is what's your secret power? In this game, go around the table and have each person reveal their own secret power they may have never realized they had. Like, "My secret power is that I always pour exactly the right amount of milk for my cereal — on the first try." Or, "My secret power is that I never run out of conditioner before I'm finished with the shampoo bottle." The other version of the game is what's your superpower? This time, reveal instead what your ultimate superpower would be if you could choose anything You can also put limitations on it. What would your super power be if it could only save you five minutes a day? Instead of teleporting all the way to school or work, it might be only being able to teleport from inside your house to inside your car in the driveway.
Wish Gone Wrong
Put on your thinking cap, because this game is all about playing along with each other and getting creative. One person starts off the game by making a wish. The person sitting to their right grants that wish, but with an important caveat that means things don't quite go as planned. Wishing for a day to hang out with your favorite celebrity? Granted, but you lose your voice and can't talk the whole time. Once you've granted a wish, you get to make your own — but be careful what you wish for, because in this game, things get wild.
Wave, Hug, Goodbye
Ready to make the ultimate choice between three friends, family members, and well, those you consider to not be a friend? When the asker poses three different people, the answerer must pick one to wave hello to, one to hug, and one to say goodbye to — forever. Take, for example, the Three Stooges. Do you wave to Curly, hug Moe, and say goodbye to Larry? Or some other combination? You can also think outside the box if you don't want to stick to just people. Ice cream, cookies, or cake? Which one do you love enough to hug while saying goodbye to another one? It's not always easy!
Would You Rather
In this game, you pose questions back and forth to each other where the answerer has to pick between two options. They can both be great options, terrible options, or just truly bizarre options. Like, "Would you rather have hands for feet or feet for hands?" And half of the fun is parsing out what exactly that would mean. If you have hands for feet, is walking like doing a hand stand? If you have hands for feet, do shoes look like mittens? Does everybody have hands for feet, or are you the only one? And then, finally: decision time. Which one is it — which would you rather?