10 games for New Year's Eve for the family in 2023
New Year’s Eve Dice Game
This family-friendly dice game is a great way to celebrate happy memories from the outgoing year. It comes with a free printable and the play includes candy—so the kids in your life will be on board with the trip down memory lane, too.
End of the Year Charades Game
It’s hard to go wrong with charades, especially when it involves acting out the highs and lows of such an eventful year. Partygoers will laugh, cry and laugh-cry together while playing this straightforward, but endlessly entertaining classic.
New Year’s Eve Twenty Questions
Try your hand at being a mind reader with this classic game that tests you and your partner. All you have to do is think of anything tied to New Year’s Eve . Your partner then has to figure it about by asking 20 questions, to which you can only respond with a “Yes” or “No.”
New Year’s Eve Do or Drink
Like “Truth or Dare,” but boozier. You can always purchase a game of “Do or Drink” online, but why not make your cousins squirm by writing out dares you know they’ll hate? Careful though, they may ask you to literally kiss a frog or down five shots of tequila in return.
The Name Game
This one can be a little tricky, so pay attention. How it works: You and your loved ones sit in a circle. The first player will say the name of a famous person and then the next player has to name a celebrity whose first name starts with the first letter of the previous celebrity’s last name.
New Year’s "Jeopardy"
No other game brings out the vicious competitor in everyone quite like Jeopardy! And with good reason. Clearing a category in this famed trivia game not only means you’re smart, but it also means you clearly have the potential to go on the show and blow everyone out of the water, you just choose not to, obviously.
New Year’s Name That Tune
End the year on a high note with some holiday music. All you have to do is hum the first notes of a popular New Year’s song and have your family guess it within 20 seconds.
Cards Against Humanity: Absurd Box
If the last few years could be summed up, absurd would definitely be one of the words. Make it a hilarious evening by playing Cards Against Humanity as the clock creeps towards the New Year. Here’s to another year filled with more laughter and, hopefully, less absurdity.
Christmas might be over, but don’t let that stop the kids from indulging in a game of cornhole. Besides, snowmen are far from out of season.