Dwight Mendenhall
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Hey all! I am having a party tonight and want some fun games to play (different ones than I currently own). Since I am short on time and can't buy any games, what are some fun games for 6-10 people that can be played with paper, cards, etc.? Any help would be appreciated!
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There's a Celebrities variant you can play by putting together paper, pens, a timer and a bowl:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/36560

Werewolf should also be playable by just printing out the rules and assigning roles with homemade cards.
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This can be a lot of fun with the right crowd:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4668905_play-fun-drawing-game-partie...
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Werewolf

Edit: Duh, of course you know about werewolf.

I will be quiet now.
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One I like, "psychologist":

Players are seated roughly in a circle. One player (the psychologist) leaves the room, and the other players agree on a "neurosis" (that is, rule) such as, "Answer all questions as the person on your immediate right."

The psychologist returns to the room, and can ask the other players pretty much anything. The goal is for the psychologist to diagnose the neurosis -- that is, figure out the rule..
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Couch of Power
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Its more an activity than a game, but Eat Poop You Cat (we call it simply Captions) is a huge hit with my group

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30618

Fun while you're doing it, fun reveals afterwards.
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You could do a version of Scattergories. Draw the letters out of a hat or something (Scrabble tiles?), and make a list of categories. You'll just need a timer, and some paper for everyone to write on. You get a point if no one else gets the same answer.
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Eat Poop You Cat

No... Really!

Go read the description of the game. It's fun, funny, and you can call it something else if you think your guests may find the name too off-putting...

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Probably a little late, but the best one I can think of is What Were You Thinking, which needs only paper, pencil, and someone with a means of timing 30 seconds.
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In addition to what has already been mentioned:
1000 Blank White Cards
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"Time's up" is easy to manufacture yourself and is a fun party game
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Eleusis / New Eleusis can be a lot of fun.

Just remember, if you're playing God/Nature: Your laws will be a lot harder to deduce than you think they will. Nothing kills the game like a round that drags out forever because Nature got too fancy. Stick with some of the "example" laws to begin with before making your own.

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Once again, might be a little late but...

We used to play an after-dinner game called "The Dictionary Game". It's a bit like Balderdash.
All you need is a dictionary, some pens and some paper. And some good people to play with.
One person randomally selects a word from the dictionary.
Everybody writes down a definition and these all get handed back to the selector to read out.
Everybody writes down the number of the definition they like.
If you choose the dictionary definition the selector gets a point.
If you choose someone else's definition they get a point.
Selector obviously rotates around the group.

Works great with the right crowd.

Enjoy you party!
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Wow! I'm glad I stumbled onto this thread. These look to be some really fun games. I host Halloween and New Year's Eve parties every year where Werewolf is always a huge hit. I think I'll be adding some of these ideas into our next gatherings.

Thanks!
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...and along similar lines, I did up a GeekList awhile ago called You BOUGHT that? which is a lot of gripes about over-priced, over-packaged, cheesy "parlor" type games that really need no special equipment...
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Thanks for all of the ideas!!! My power went out last night, so I couldn't check back here before the party started, but next time!
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doubtofbuddha wrote:
Werewolf

Edit: Duh, of course you know about werewolf.

I will be quiet now.


Your edit made me laugh out loud
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bapadget wrote:
One I like, "psychologist":

Players are seated roughly in a circle. One player (the psychologist) leaves the room, and the other players agree on a "neurosis" (that is, rule) such as, "Answer all questions as the person on your immediate right."

The psychologist returns to the room, and can ask the other players pretty much anything. The goal is for the psychologist to diagnose the neurosis -- that is, figure out the rule..


We have played this before, and someone even suggested it last night, but no one really wanted to play it at that moment in time
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bwingrave wrote:


I played this game the other night! It was awesome! Should have played it last night, but I didn't even think of it soblue
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We played pictionary long before it came out. We called it Paper Charades, and played it kind of like a relay race. The first team to get through all the clues won. Of course, one person has to make up the list.
 
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