Whether you are hosting an NYE party yourself or co-planning one with your friends and family, one of the main things you need to think of is the different ways to entertain and keep your guests engaged.

If you are looking for some fun game ideas this new year, here we bring to you top 7 games you can play and enjoy at home this New Year –

1. Play Online Ludo

Ludo is almost everyone’s favourite board game as it brings back tons of fond memories. This humble dice game can be a reliable and stable source of entertainment for you and your family this new year’s eve.

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How to play?

  • Download the app from this website, sign up with an account through Facebook or simply as a guest user.
  • Once you are directed to the homepage of the app, you will find 4 options to play.
  • You can either play solo, choose between classic or popular game options and your preferred game orientation/settings and start playing.
  • If you want to play with friends at the party, you need to go to the homepage of the app and find play with friends options.
  • You can also add up to 3 people whom you want to play with after sharing the room code.
  • Once all your friends have been added to the playroom, you can go ahead and start playing.

2. Carrom 3D

Carrom 3D is an entertaining game for New Year’s eve that offers immersive gameplay, excellent visual details, and great mechanics to let your guests enjoy to fullest. It is one of the most fun casual board video games that you can try out at the party and your guests will definitely enjoy it.

How to play? 

  • The game allows the player to play against his/her friends either through the same or another machine via the internet.
  • The aim of the player here should be to put maximum pieces and earn maximum points to win the game.
  • The player here can control the striker and set in the right location for the best aim.

3. New Year’s Resolution Guessing Game

This is a fun and entertaining New Year’s Eve game for adults that will provide everyone with an opportunity to play and share their New Year’s resolutions. The fun part is that you’ll need to play a guessing game to find out which one belongs to whom.

How to play?

  • Take some slips of paper and ask your guests to list their New Year’s resolution for the coming year.
  • Now, collect all the paper slips in a big jar.
  • In the final step, have the guests try to guess which resolution belongs to which guest.

4. Celebrity Hunt

This can be a great hunting game for people of different age groups at the party. The game allows your guests to do some thinking, mingling up and have lots of fun all the while.

How to play?

  • Have everyone write the name of a famous person/celebrity/character on a small piece of paper and ask them to stick it to the forehead of the player sitting on their left. (You can either use tape or small post-it notes for this)
  • You have to make sure that the other person (getting the chit stuck on their forehead) doesn’t see the name.
  • As the game begins, everyone can see the name on your forehead except you. The objective here is to work out who you are.
  • Each player has to take a turn, go around the table and ask the party questions about who they are.
  • The answers can be yes or no. If you get a yes you may continue asking, if you get a no the game simply moves on to the left. The last person to guess their name is the loser.

5. Splendour

Splendour is an excellent strategy board game with an engaging storyline and fabulous visuals that you can enjoy with family and friends.

How to play?

  • The key task of the player here is to create the most important jewel trade and prove himself/herself as the best-known merchant.
  • It is a fun card game, where the player can take on the role of a wealthy merchant who needs to acquire the biggest gem network to win.
  • The game offers various cards with each card having its unique abilities and powers.
  • Some of the features that players can use include different modes, bounce levels, upgrades, the huge range of cards, tutorial levels and much more.

6. Cotton Ball Race

This is yet another hilarious game that you can play as a relay race (using cotton balls and two bowls), and your guests are surely going to love it.

How to play?

  • Create teams of six to ten people and mark a starting line on the rug using a masking tape.
  • Place a bowl of cotton balls and a jar of vaseline on a table.
  • Put another table across the room with an empty bowl for each team.
  • Now get each team to line up and make the team members dab vaseline on their noses, dip their noses into the bowl of cotton balls, race to their respective team’s bowl, and put the cotton ball.
  • Each team has to take turns, and the first team whose member completes the race wins.

7. Balloon Pop Charades

This is a fun variation of regular charades and can help you get your family and friends engaged throughout the New Year party.

How to play?

  • Take inflated balloons and fill them with New Year related words and phrases. (such as dancing, midnight, happy, Candybar)
  • Now ask your guests to take turns popping the balloons and acting out the word or phrases on the piece of paper.
  • Keep track of the time needed for each player to discover their answer.
  • The person to do it in the shortest time wins the game.

To Wrap

New Year’s Eve is a special time for all of us, and given the crisis that we’re still facing, it might be the only special celebration many of us can count on.

With some of the most entertaining New Year’s Eve party games listed above, you can let your guests cut loose and have some real fun while bringing in another year.

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