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Tween party games
February 12, 2014 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Please suggest some indoor party games that have gone over well with tween (10-11 year old) girls.

Lots of ideas available on google but I'm looking for personal experience. Thanks!
posted by yawper to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Apples to Apples, for sure.
posted by jbickers at 12:45 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


Are card games okay? Me and my friends used to have a great time with spoons when we were that age.

Also, kids that age like the handshake murder game.

Neither of these are particularly girly, they're just goofy and fun with large groups.
posted by geegollygosh at 12:49 PM on February 12


Forgot to mention, there will be about 10 girls. I don't mind card games but it might be hard to teach them to such a big, distractable group...
posted by yawper at 12:58 PM on February 12


Minute To Win It games.

I loathe mandatory fun, but we used to do them to kick off our quarterly company meetings and it was actually pretty okay. Though there was nearly a fistfight over the director of sales cheating in the 'stack three apples on top of each other' game.
posted by Lyn Never at 1:02 PM on February 12


When I was that age, we had a lot of fun making outfits out of garbage bags + kitchen accessories (foil, plastic wrap, paper towels). Sounds weird when I type it out, but we had a blast.

Also, perler beads.
posted by hishtafel at 1:12 PM on February 12


Mafia.
posted by politikitty at 1:17 PM on February 12


My 12 year old and her friends love Werewolf. (argh - on preview, werewolf is a mafia variant!)
posted by lilnublet at 1:18 PM on February 12


Loaded Questions Junior Version is fun and leads to giggling, though with that many players you might want to modify the rules a little to make it faster. Electronic Catchphrase is a lot of fun and will take that many people.
posted by Candleman at 1:40 PM on February 12


My 10-year-old is here to suggest:

Honey, Do you love me? and The Cup Game, although The Cup Game takes some practice.

At her recent birthday party, some kids already knew the cup game, and others learned as they went along.  Then it turned into singing along with You're Gonna Miss Me and eventually to just about any song they knew.  Loud and obnoxious, but really super fun. It transferred back to school afterward, where they created variations to the game's rhythm.

Have fun!
posted by mamabear at 2:53 PM on February 12


Pass the parcel with a little gift for each girl and a truth or dare inside. My mum did lip balms at my 13th and it was awesome. We were lip balming all night!
posted by Youremyworld at 3:22 PM on February 12


win lose or draw
pictionary
scattergories
taboo
posted by atomicstone at 3:25 PM on February 12


Mafia was huge when I was that age.
posted by MadamM at 7:30 PM on February 12


Thanks for all the great answers. Marking the ones my daughter liked best. I think mafia/werewolf et al will be ideal for next year.
posted by yawper at 7:59 AM on February 13


Depending on the size of the space, I liked Sardines.
posted by girlmightlive at 9:56 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


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