Well, the concept of house parties and socializing has certainly evolved to gain a different meaning in 2020. From playing scrabble or puzzles in actual parties, we have shifted to the next best alternative, i.e. talking on the Houseparty app.
To spice things up a bit and make your video calls a fun games night, Houseparty brings to you a handpicked set of games that your family, friends, and you can play to have a memorable time.
Once you have the app in place, add all your near and dear ones, roll the dice icon to the game of your choice. Here are a few games you should play.
List Of Best House Party Games:
1. Heads Up- Sound it Out
Based on the very popular Heads Up game, this is a version of Charades you can play in the app. The Heads up game on Houseparty has multiple decks, and we recommend you to try the “Sound it out” deck to test your charade skills. Each subject card appears on the top of the screen. This game involves your team member to figure what is on the card through the sound effects made.
2. Heads Up – Karaoke Night
This is a different deck from Heads up called the “Karaoke Night” and it is all set to play with your musical skills. To all the singers in the house, this is your time. The cards in the game list a karaoke classic on it, and all you have to do is hum the tunes and your team members need to guess it.
3. Chips and Guac
A similar version of Cards against Humanity, this is an engaging word association game that cracks you up in every bit. To begin with, one player hands out the descriptor card on the screen- and the words on these are extremely random and hilarious. It gets funnier when you have to choose a second card that you feel is the closest to the descriptor. One of the players is assumed as the judge, and whichever card match he likes the best is picked. The player who put that down wins the point.
4. Quick Draw
This game will bring out the artistic side of everyone. A House party version of Pictionary, “Quickdraw” works very easily. When it’s your turn to draw, you will see a word on the screen and a drawing pad. The other will view the screen and try to guess what the word is based on what your drawing conveys. This game keeps you on your toes, whether you are on the drawing side or the guessing.
5. Trivia- Finish the Song Lyrics
Houseparty brings to you 18 free trivia decks. Hence you have a variety of options to explore for your games night. As the title suggests, “Finish the Song Lyric” has a deck of cards which will give you one half of a song lyric and the rest is your job to guess it. To make it a musical night, you can sing the entire piece with everyone while you try your luck at guessing the lyrics.
6. Heads Up: #Trending
Do you feel you are always the first one to read up the latest trends on Instagram or Twitter? Then this Heads up Deck is your go-to game. “#Trending” lets you check how much you have kept up with the current memes, topics, events, and people.
7. Heads Up: Act it out
This game is a blend of both Heads Up and Charades. All you need to do is instead of giving verbal clues; you need to act the clues out. It gets a bit tougher with the no talk policy, but you also are guaranteed with more fun.
8. Heads Up- Animals Gone Wild
This is another deck from the heads up game. It has very similar rules to the original format. Usually one player is not able to see the cards they are allotted. But in this game, the person who is playing has to use only noises and sounds and pretend like they are an animal so that the others can guess it. The game exactly turns out like its title where the player gets wild and becomes free while bringing out the animal within them. It always takes a hilarious turn.
9. Trivia – General Knowledge
Are you the expert quiz master of your group? Do you read up on every news or the random fact that comes along your way? Then this game is an ideal one for you. Among the 18 decks of Trivia on Houseparty, you can keep your game night going. One really prominent deck you should try out is ‘General Knowledge.’ It is a simple factual game, that makes you dig deeper into your memory, connect random facts, and test the general knowledge of you and your peers. All in all, it is very general, very knowledgeable.
Houseparty is one of the few applications that lets you video call with a fun twist. Hence, add your friends, create your room, and enjoy these games right away!