Having a party with a group of friends on a budget can be an easy task, especially if you are planning on providing entertainment! Party games, especially board games, are a great way to entertain a group of guests. Board games are particularly good at initiating conversation between individuals who may not know each other or have little in common.
If you do not happen to have any board games available, or your budget does not allow you to front the cost of purchasing a new board game, you can play games that do not require any purchase. Games like charades and twenty questions are the fun party games that require no monetary investment on your part.
Twenty questions is an easy game to play. First, divide your guests into two or more teams. Select a team to go first - for instance, find the youngest person in the room and that person's team can go first. Then, ask the first team to choose an individual to represent the team at the very beginning.
You can start 20 question by providing a topic. For instance, you might start with a topic like 'books' or 'TV Shows'. The person chosen to represent the first team will write down on a piece of paper their answer to the given topic. If the topic is 'books,' then that individual's answer might be 'Green Eggs and Ham'. Fold that piece of paper up and place it somewhere safe. You may want to assign an impartial individual to act as the answer liaison. That person will guard the answer written on the piece of paper.
After the answer is written and placed somewhere special, the second team starts to ask questions to try and pinpoint the exact answer. If the topic is 'books,' an appropriate question might be, 'Is it a modern book?' The person who is representing the team will respond either 'yes' or 'no' to each of the questions. That person cannot offer any additional information in their answer. The only possible response is 'yes' or 'no.'
As the game implies, there are only twenty questions allowed! When a team member believes they know the answer, they can ask 'Is it Green Eggs and Ham?' Of course, that question is one of the team's twenty questions. When the team is down to just one question left, it's best to make a good guess.
When the team asks the right question and finds the answer, they are awarded one point. If the team is unable to find the answer after asking their twenty questions, the opposing team has the opportunity to answer. If that team asks correctly, they gain a point. If more than two teams are playing, you can start with the next team (usually clockwise) and then continue on with each team getting one chance to find the answer. Play continues in this fashion until one team reaches a pre-determined number of points (usually twenty!).
Playing games like 20 question is a great way to provide entertainment for your friends on a shoestring budget! Twenty questions can be a fun game, especially with people who are just getting to know each other. You might find out more about your friends' opinions and preferences... and maybe even something new about yourself!