Good games for the dinner table?
November 25, 2010 2:10 PM Subscribe
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posted by R a c h e l to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm aware that similar questions have probably been asked, and there are probably appropriate pages online. However, I've sifted through tens of pages of search results for each and can't find what I'm looking for, so I figured some direct answers would help :).
At a past dinner my family attended, the host had a little game where everyone wrote down some interesting/unique/obscure fact about themselves or their past (ie I've been on stage at Carnegie hall) and the cards were passed around and people tried to match the facts and the people. Most of the people there didn't know each other well so it was a funny and good game for the group.
We've got the Apples to Apples and catchphrase type stuff ready, but we were hoping for some games along the lines of that stuff, ones that help you learn more about other people.
We're a group with two large-ish families, though, so most people know a lot about the others, and it might be harder to pull off the game listed above (though we might try). Are there any other good games (or pages of games) that you can recommend? We are all 11 or older, so obviously it should be family friendly but no particularly young kids to worry about. We're a group of 13 people total.
I know of a lot of icebreaker games that are fun and physical, but I'm looking for something a bit more sedentary and equally easy for the 75-year-old as the 11-year-old.
Thanks in advance!