Organising a party is always a bit tricky. You don’t want to offend any of your friends or acquaintances by not inviting them, but at the same time, you need to get the right mix of people to keep things interesting. If the balance isn’t perfect, you can find yourself hosting a room full of uncomfortable guests trying to make small talk. If this happens, it’s time to pull out the party games.
And the great thing is, now you don’t have to rely on desperate ideas or dragging out dusty old board games. You’ve got everything you need right in your pocket. There are a ton of party game apps available for your smartphone, and here we’ve put together a list of some of the best.
Truth Or Dare
Always a party favourite, truth or dare, can now be played with the help of your smartphone. There are several apps on the market that can be used to play this game, so just make sure everyone has the same one downloaded, and off you go. The advantage to using your smartphone to play is that it saves time thinking of questions and dares, and also means that there are limits to how personal the questions are and risky or risqué the dares can get.
Bingo is no longer the preserve of grannies flocking to Bingo halls for a game. It’s now hip and cool and comes in many more versions than just the traditional 90-ball Bingo. Now, among the great games at Gala Bingo and other operators, you can find:
The rules of Bingo are easy to understand, and with the new versions with fewer balls and numbers in play, the already fast-paced game has become even faster, making it a perfect choice for a party games night.
Name That Tune
Ever had an earworm burrowing around your brain that you just can’t identify, so you go around humming it to random people all day to see if they know what it is? That’s what Name That Tune is all about, and you can now install several apps which will throw up random pieces of music for you to identify. The great thing about this game is that it can be played by a group of people using one device, so there’s no need for everybody to download a specific app.
We’re sure that you all know the Monopoly board game. This high-stales real estate game has been entertaining groups of friends and families for decades. And now you can play it on your smartphone! Now you don’t have to hunt around for the board, which is buried in a box somewhere. Or try to locate or replace missing dice or figurines. Just have all the players download the app, connect, and you are ready to start building your real-estate empire.
Thanks to technology, all these great games can be carried around in your pocket and pulled out to get the party rolling as required. Your smartphone can now become your new party animator, and you need never sit through those embarrassing lulls in conversation that happen at parties as everybody waits for the alcohol to kick in!