Some people go out for drinks with their friends to have fun. Others, who have roommates, rather opt for staying in. When you live with your friends, it’s only too easy to set up a great atmosphere simply by choosing one of these games. Also, if you’ve just moved in and you don’t know your fellow roomies very well, indoor games are a great ice breaker which will help you get to know each other better. Here’s a list of the best entertainment options:
You’ve seen it on TV already and know how it works. Just download the app, and hold the phone above your head while your roommates do their best to explain the word on the screen. Of course, it wouldn’t be half as fun if it weren’t for the timer!
Name That Tune
This is a great game for all of you who have an eclectic taste in music. One person should be the judge while two teams are competing. The judge has a playlist of different songs (you can mix genres, or stick to one), and plays a song. The teams have to guess the song (1 point) and the singer/band (2 points).
Card games are an excellent way of bonding, regardless if it’s poker or UNO that you are playing. The bottom line is, everybody knows some card game that they used to play with their families (and are probably proficient at). It can get really fun and extremely competitive at the same time because of their experience.
Speaking of a game that used to be played with their families, how about a game of chess? There must be some good reason why this game has been connecting people for thousands of years. So, why not try it and see for yourself? If you’re into developing your cognitive skills and outsmarting your roommate in a classy way, play a game of chess and see who wins. There are lots of interesting chess sets in the market today regarding the size, looks and the price, so you can take your pick. Get a classic or a technologically advanced model – it’s all up to you.
When you have known your roomies for some time, this is a sure win. You could use a whiteboard, or just mime it. Either way, it’ll be a definite hit and you’ll be laughing your heart out both at the funny, completely irrelevant answers and the (hopefully, brief) frustration.
We have all played classics such as Monopoly or Snakes and Ladders, but you could also decide to take your board game skills to a different level and play something more recent, such as Cards Against Humanity, or What Do You Meme.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a computer or a PlayStation that you are using, there must be some game that appeals to all the roomies. You can play against each other, or gather round, log in and play against the world, aka the people living outside your flat.
Truth or Dare
Oldie but a goldie, this game is not for the faint-hearted. Be prepared to find out some things you didn’t want to reveal, or to take on some imaginative challenge so as to keep your privacy. Who do you hate and why, Have you ever farted in an elevator, Do you pick your nose, How many pancakes have you eaten in a single sitting and so on are just some of the hilarious questions you could try out.
This can be really fun if there are several of you sharing the living space. The more, the merrier. One roommate describes the other (physically, or his/her habits) and the others try to guess. Just try not to turn this game into a contest in criticisms or things might get awkward.
Depending on your whereabouts, playing table tennis is also an excellent way to spend an evening together. Hopefully, you’re in good shape because this sport requires lots of action. If not, you’ll be fit soon enough – just start having fun playing.
Having roommates is simply wonderful. You have the support (financial and emotional), and you always have someone to help you turn an ordinary night at home into a night to remember.