If you want to have great conversations every time, sometimes it takes effort. So, try these 15 conversation games to keep your chats lively and fun!
Sometimes if you are feeling a little shy, you are about to go on a date and worried about feeling tongue-tied, or you just want to make sure that you have a fantastic conversation, relying on yourself to be able to come up with lots of witty and interesting things to say all the time can seem daunting. But sometimes, a few fun conversation games are all you need to create a memorable time together.
There is no harm in doing some preparation in advance in order to be safe in the knowledge that your conversation will flow.
Whether it’s face-to-face, over the phone, with a friend, a partner, or just someone you have a big crush on, having great conversation is all about connection. It’s all about finding things in common, bonding over shared loves or hates, and both feeling relaxed and comfortable in one another’s company.
15 great conversation games that are guaranteed to create memories
Conversation games allow you to talk and have a little fun in the process. These conversation games will get you thinking, laughing, and connecting in a seamless and easy way.
So, next time you want to have a great conversation, try one of these 15 conversation games.
#1 20 questions. 20 questions is where one person thinks of something… it could be a famous person, an animal, or even an inanimate object. The other person has 20 questions to ask to try and decipher what it is.
It’s surprising how funny and imaginative questions lead to you getting the answers right, and if it’s too easy, you can challenge the person to think of something even more obscure next time!
#2 What’s your favorite? This is a simple way to find out another person’s likes and dislikes. Simply take turns asking each other what your favorite something is.
Some simple but interesting topics could be: favorite food, favorite animal, favorite book, favorite movie, favorite sexual position *if you want things to get flirty*, favorite family member, favorite place they’ve traveled – the list goes on! [Read: 36 racy, random funny questions for flirty girls and guys]
#3 Tell me a secret. If you want to bond and get personal, why not get deep and share some secrets with one another that you haven’t told anyone else?
You can take turns sharing, and by the end, you’ll have a bond that no one else has and feel as though you have trusted and opened up to one another, which will bring you closer.
#4 Never have I ever. Never have I ever is often played as a drinking game, but it still works as one of the most fun conversation games as well. To play Never Have I Ever, you simply start by saying ‘Never have I ever…’ and then think of something perhaps slightly daring and risqué – something that you want to find out about the other person.
#5 The alphabet game. The alphabet game is one of those easy conversation games that can go on and on. Just pick a topic such as animals, vegetables, celebrities, etc. and go through the alphabet naming something from that topic until you get to the end. You could also do the same where the other person has to think of something beginning with the last letter of the word that you said.
#6 Truth or dare. Truth of dare is an oldie but a goodie. If you’ve never played it before, truth or dare is where you ask someone whether they would like – a truth or a dare. If it’s a truth, you can ask them anything you’d like to know about them and they must answer honestly.
#7 Two truths, one lie. This is another one of the great conversation games which helps you to get to know one another better. Here you simply say three statements. One of them must be the truth, but two of them you can make up! The weirder and more unlikely the better!
#8 Association. A word association game is a fun and fast paced way to keep the conversation flowing, and it’s super easy to do as well. Simply start with a word and then the other person must say the first thing they think of associated with that word, and then you go. If a person hesitates or says something too random, they lose!
#10 Make up a story. If you are feeling creative why not tell one another stories? Better yet, you could take turns coming up with a line each and see how strange and hilarious the tale can get!
#11 Weird words from the dictionary. Take turns finding weird and obscure words in the dictionary and have your friend guess what the meaning might be. You can keep a scoreboard, and if they get it right they get five points, three points for being close, and 1 point for something funny and imaginative! [Read: Do you really know them? 20 fun questions to ask friends]
#12 Dogs or cats? Another quick way to find out lots about each other is to give them two options and ask them to pick. Dogs or cats, flying or swimming, books or movies, going out or staying in – take turns asking one another to find out if you have lots in common or not!
#13 Speedy answers. Speedy answers is a fun way to see what happens when a person is put under pressure to answer quickly. You can take turns asking the questions in this quick-fire conversation game, and the person must answer as quickly as possible.
#14 Dream life. Take turns describing your dream life. Your dream house, your dream holiday, your dream job, your dream wedding – the list goes on. This is a great way to find out what a person’s hopes and dreams are for the future and to see whether they are compatible with yours!
#15 Just a minute. Just a minute is a fantastic, fun game where you pick a topic of conversation and have to try and talk about it for a whole minute. Sounds easy, right? Well, you are not allowed to hesitate or deviate from the subject… or repeat any word more than once!
These 15 conversation games are perfect for those who want to find out a little more about a person, while also keeping things fun, light, and lively.