However you choose to celebrate Friendsgiving — with brunch, dinner, a potluck party or something else — it’s a good idea to have some Friendsgiving games and activities planned to pass the time.
If you and your friends drink, it’s easy enough to build a drinking game with a holiday movie or a football game. But whether you do or don’t choose to imbibe, there are tons of other ways to make Friendsgiving fun.
In the spirit of spending time together on holidays and killing time in case someone’s dish isn’t quite ready by the time everyone shows up to eat (don’t forget to put the turkey in on time!), here are a few game ideas for your Friendsgiving that will make the whole day a memorable treat.
What Do You Meme?
This adult card game allows you to create hilarious memes with your friends. If you want to DIY it, print some funny photos from the internet and have everyone write blind captions, then mix and match!
This ‘90s classic 8-bit computer game has arrived in tabletop form and it’s just as fun as it was back in the day. Do your best to survive in this choose-your-own-adventure game before you (almost inevitably) die of dysentery.
Cards Against Humanity
In case you aren’t familiar with this raunchy, adult version of Apples to Apples, the rules are pretty easy: One person picks a category, the other players put down noun cards that they think fit into that category (ironically or otherwise) and the person who picked the category chooses their favorite.
Each round, a new person picks a category until the cards are gone. At the end of the game, the person who won the most categories wins the game.
It might be best to lay out some ground rules with this one so that no one gets offended or takes things too seriously.
Create a Friendsgiving-themed bingo card and give a copy to everyone at the party. Have prizes for people who get bingo throughout the day, and provide a mix of sentimental, funny and neutral spaces.
Ideas for spaces include:
“I don’t like that type of food”
Turkey takes too long
“Is there more wine?”
Betting on the football game
“Who wants leftovers?”
Make sure to leave a free space, too!
This is an oldie but a goodie. Throw book titles, movie titles, comic book characters, celebrity names and politicians into a hat, then split into teams (or play every person for themselves) and try to guess what each person is acting out without them saying a single word. Or, if you want to bypass the extra legwork, just buy this boxed version.
This drinking game from Thrillist sounds like so much fun: Each person writes down an inappropriate or hard-to-say sentence on a scrap of paper and throws it into a bowl. Then, take turns trying to read them. If you can’t do it with a straight face, drink!