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Fun Thanksgiving Party Games for Adults & Kids

Updated on February 13, 2015
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Thanksgiving Party Games for Adults

The comforting smell of turkey, herbs, and pumpkin pie is wafting through the air. There's candles lit around the house and the warmth of the fire in the fireplace combined with the warmth within your family's hearts reminds you of Thanksgivings past. But after you and your family have eaten Thanksgiving dinner and Thanksgiving dessert, and after everyone has crashed on the couch and floor for an hour or so, what do you do with your time?

Maybe you could all play a Thanksgiving party game for adults. This is especially fun if the kids have already gone to bed and the adults are curling up in the living room with a bottle of wine. You'll want to also make sure that the football games are over, so that the hubbies' attention isn't trying to be shared with the TV.

A great Thanksgiving party game for adults (and really the whole family) is the "Thanksgiving Box of Questions", which I have listed below. This Thanksgiving party game for adults asks random questions that really get the ball rolling and gets everyone opening up with one another. Most likely, you'll be asked, "what are you thankful for?" at least once in this Thanksgiving party game for adults; however, isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about anyway?

Cranium is somewhat of a board game but is the perfcect and most entertaining Thanksgiving party game for adults on the market, in my opinion. With this Thanksgiving party game for adults, there is never a dull moment. Between switching back and forth between charades, pictionary, trivia, and clay-molding, you and your family will be laughing hysterically.

There are also Thanksgiving party games for adults such as Scattergories, Pictionary, and Monopoly.

Let us not forget about the classic game of Dominoes. Yes, it may seem like an old person's game, but it turns out that it is a really amusing Thanksgiving party game for adults and will keep your crew entertained for hours.

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Thanksgiving Party Games for Kids & Activities

We have the Thanksgiving party games for adults all figured out and ready for Thanksgiving, but what about the kids? Well, if the kids are still awake and need something to keep them entertained besides the TV or video games, try out these ideas for Thanksgiving party games for kids:

Holiday Ha-Ha's: Thanksgiving Jokes & Riddles - This isn't necessarily what one would call a "game" but is a super fun and silly activity for the kids to partake in during a Thanksgiving gathering. Let the kids take turns telling each other Thanksgiving jokes and making each other laugh with silly riddles. This is one of the essential Thanksgiving party games for kids.

Send your kids on a wild scavenger hunt with this next Thanksgiving party game for kids: Scavenger Hunt. This board game will get the kids up and moving around but keep them indoors so that the adults can still keep an eye on them. This is another fun and lively Thanksgiving party game for kids.

Don't forget the classic Thanksgiving party games for kids such as Monopoly Junior, Chutes & Ladders, and even Candyland.

If the kids get bored with one game, keep the Thanksgiving parry games coming and they'll be sure to stay amused all Thanksgiving evening.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


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  • Rusti Mccollum profile image

    Ruth McCollum 

    7 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

    We have a huge Thanksgiving party every year! These are some great fun things to do thank you!

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    Hey, James. You rock, thanks so much!

  • James Peters profile image

    James Timothy Peters 

    8 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

    I just a read a HUB about games for kids on Thanksgiving and I thought, "That's cool...but what about for adults?"

    Then BAM!

    Your HUB was there...awesome, interesting and of course, useful.

    Thumbs Up and More

    Write On & Tweeted by @HoBoTrails

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    9 years ago from Summerland

    beth - OHH MAMA. I gotta try that one this year! Haha. Thanks for sharing. Love it.

  • bethperry profile image

    Beth Perry 

    9 years ago from Tennesee

    Kitty, I love all the games you mentioned!

    But you left out one very beloved adult Thanksgiving game - the pumpkin roast! All the grown-ups go outside, taking their favorite alchoholic beverages and build a bonfire near the woods. When the flames have settled and it is still quite hot you throw a pumpkin into the fire. After awhile the pumpkin will burst. Now the adults set aside their drinks, get undressed and go into the woods to get 'em "a piece".


  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    9 years ago from Summerland

    Paradise - Thanks!

  • Paradise7 profile image


    9 years ago from Upstate New York

    I like your suggestions.

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    9 years ago from Summerland

    Nell - Snakes and ladders? Awesome! And yes, Thanksgiving over here is very much like Christmastime...lots of family, eating, and crashing! :)

  • Nell Rose profile image

    Nell Rose 

    9 years ago from England

    Hi, Snakes and ladders not Chutes and ladders! ha ha another one of those, we say this and you say lol I love snakes and ladders, that's one of the games that I still love playing today, especially when I babysit for my friends, kids seem to love that one, I wish we had Thanksgiving over here, I always feel like we are left out! do you regard Thanksgiving like Christmas day? does it have the same atmosphere, like Turkey, dessert then crash out in front of the TV? lol


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