Do you love funny games? I sure do! Any game that gets my kids giggling is a favorite of mine.
10+ Games to Make You Giggle
3 or more players, ages 10 and up
This is one of those speed games and, at least in our house, speed games always result in giggles. The object of the game is to select a card, start the timer, and read the subject on the card. Then, you have five seconds to name three things that fit the subject on the card. It sounds easy, but it’s not! Even the timer is funny in this game.
4-6 players, ages 10 and up
This game is new to us. A friend recently recommended it on Facebook, and I added it to my Amazon wishlist. Well, wouldn’t you know that this game is an Amazon add-on item? Those add-on items are so dangerous!
This is a fun twist on your classic Apples to Apples. What’s the twist, you wonder? You get to make up your own answers! It’s hilarious!
2-6 players, ages 8 and up
Did you love Pictionary as a kid? If so, you’ll love Cartoon It! Players have thirty seconds to memorize a cartoon character and then they must attempt to draw it from memory, with a little help from the features board. The player who draws the most accurate representation of the character selected wins!
2-6 players, ages 7 and up
I love playing Hedbanz with my kids and now, thanks to Kara’s suggestion, it is one of our favorite lunchtime games! Hedbanz is a hilarious game where players stick images to their “hedbanz” for everyone else to see. Players take turns asking yes or no questions to figure out who, or what, they are. Laughter is guaranteed!
3-8 players, ages 14 and up
My kids aren’t quite old enough to play this yet, but this game is hilarious! I have played it with friends and family over the years and it never failed to make us giggle. It’s like a game of personalized mad-libs.
To play, write each player’s name on one of the blank spaces on the game board. If you find you don’t have enough players for spaces, you can use other people: politicians, celebrities… anyone! Then, when a player lands on that space, an Imaginiff card is selected and that person is the subject of the question on the card. The best answer, as voted on by all players, is the winner of that round.
1 or more players, ages 6 and up
This classic game never fails to make my kids giggle. Select a card, and attempt to remove the selected item using the tweezers included before time is up. Watch out, though! If you touch the sides with the tweezers, you’ll hear a buzz!
4 or more players, ages 10 and up
PicWits! is like a visual Apples to Apples. Instead of matching nouns and adjectives, you match photographs with captions. The captions and photos will have you laughing before you even begin! My kids adore this game, although the littlest guy needs some help with reading the cards.
4-10 players, ages 8 and up
Do you have kids who sing all the time? I sure do! This is the perfect game for those who love music. And, trust me, talent is not required! To play, each player thinks of a list of words. Each word must be from the lyrics of a song they know. Then, you try to stump your opponents with the words you chose. They have to come up with lyrics containing that word- and sing the lyrics- before the timer is up. If the timer runs out before they are able to do so, it’s your turn!
4-8 players, ages 12 and up
Do you remember playing the game “Telephone” as a kid? Well, this game is Telephone-meets-Pictionary and it is hilarious! Everyone gets a sketch pad and selects a word card. Players draw the word they selected and then pass to the player next to them, who attempts to guess the drawing. Players keep passing the sketch pads until they are returned to the original owner. Reading everyone’s guesses is hysterical!
4 or more players, ages 8 and up
Apparently, this game is no longer in print and that baffles me because it is absolutely hysterical. I have played it countless times over the years and have such fun memories associated with this game. And so I’ve decided to include it anyway. If you are at your local thrift store and you see this game, pick it up!
The goal of this game is to think like everyone else, which sounds a whole lot easier than it actually is! To play, read aloud a question card and each player writes his or her answers on paper before the timer runs out. The players with the same answers score points.
My children could not stop giggling while using this game/kit, based on the fantastic book Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and I believe that holds true here, so I will leave you with this photo from the last time they played Disguises:
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