Best Games for Large Groups of Adults Indoor

Balloon Stomp

How to Play Balloon Stomp

Balloon Stomp is a quick and energetic game that’s perfect for injecting some high-paced action into your indoor gathering. Here’s how you can set it up:

  1. Divide the participants into two teams and assign each team a balloon color.
  2. Inflate 20 to 30 balloons of each color and scatter them across a spacious indoor area.
  3. Set a timer for 30 to 60 seconds. Once the clock starts ticking, the players must pop as many balloons of their team’s color as possible by stomping on them.
  4. The twist? The players can only pop balloons of their own team’s color. So, strategy and coordination are key to winning the game.
  5. The team that pops more of their balloons before the timer runs out, wins.

It’s a simple game with minimum setup required, and it’s sure to bring out the competitive spirit in your guests.

Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

How to Organize a Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

Organizing a Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament is a breeze. Divide the participants into two teams. The players from opposing teams stand across from each other. At the sound of a whistle, they compete in five rounds.

Here’s the fun part: players who lose three times in a row are out of the game. Their opponents win by default. If that doesn’t happen, the player who wins the best three out of five games wins the round. At the end, the team with the most players standing wins the tournament. It’s simple, fast-paced, and a whole lot of fun.

Don’t forget to check out our list of engaging indoor games for more ideas on how to keep the fun going. Up next, we’ll dive into another fantastic game for adults, Coworker Feud.

Coworker Feud

How to Play Coworker Feud

Our version of Coworker Feud involves two teams and a host. The host will ask a series of questions about the company, industry, or colleagues. Each team gets a chance to answer the questions. If a team gives a correct answer, they score points. If not, the other team gets a chance to steal!

Coworker Feud is more than just a game; it’s a strategy to enhance teamwork, boost morale, and create a positive work environment. So next time you are planning a team-building event, you might want to consider adding Coworker Feud to your list of games for large groups of adults indoor.

For more exciting indoor game options, check out our game collection on Active Board Games. We have a wide range of games that will surely spice up your next gathering.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

How to Organize a Photo Scavenger Hunt

Our next recommended game for large groups of adults indoor is the Photo Scavenger Hunt. This engaging game sends players on a fun-filled adventure around your venue, capturing photos of specific objects or scenes listed on their clue sheet.

To set up the game, we recommend following these simple steps:

  1. Create a list of photo challenges: These can be as simple as taking a photo of a specific object or as creative as capturing a team member doing something funny. Make sure each item is possible within your venue.
  2. Divide into teams: For larger groups, it’s best to split into teams of 3-5 players. Each team gets a clue sheet and a device to capture photos.
  3. Set a time limit: Depending on the length of your list and the size of your venue, a typical game can run anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
  4. Start the game: Once the time starts, teams rush to complete as many photo challenges as they can.
  5. Score the game: At the end of the time limit, teams return, and photos are reviewed. Teams earn points for each successful photo challenge completed. The team with the most points wins!

Cross the Circle

Cross the Circle is one of the games for large groups of adults indoor that is perfect for team building and enhancing communication among participants.

How to Play Cross the Circle

The rules for playing Cross the Circle are straightforward. Everyone stands in a circle and one person stands in the middle. The person in the middle chooses someone in the circle and tries to switch places with them by crossing the circle. The rest of the group tries to prevent the person in the middle from taking their spot by moving into the empty space before they can.

This game requires quick thinking and fast reflexes as players try to beat the person in the middle to the empty space. The game continues until everyone has had a chance to be the person in the middle.

Steal the Bacon

Steal the Bacon is a fast-paced and competitive game that is sure to bring out the competitive spirit in any group. It’s perfect for large groups and can be played indoors, making it an excellent choice for team game days or company gatherings.

How to Play Steal the Bacon

Playing Steal the Bacon is simple, but requires speed, agility, and a bit of strategy. Here’s how you can play this game:

  1. Split the group into two teams.
  2. Assign each player on both teams a number from one to ten.
  3. Place a small item, like a ball or bottle, in the center of the room.
  4. Call out a random number. The players with that number from each team will race to grab the item (the “bacon”) and bring it back to their team without being tagged by the opponent.
  5. If a player is tagged before they can bring the item back to their team, they do not score a point. If they successfully bring it back without being tagged, their team scores a point.
  6. Continue the game in this manner until all numbers have been called. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Egg Drop Game

The Egg Drop Game is a classic game that combines strategy, creativity, and a bit of physics. It is one of our favorite games for large groups of adults indoor, particularly because it encourages problem-solving and teamwork.

How to Organize an Egg Drop Game

Organizing an Egg Drop Game is relatively straightforward. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide:

  1. Gather Materials: You will need raw eggs and a variety of materials that can be used to protect the eggs when they fall. Materials can range from straws, balloons, and paper to cotton balls, tape, and plastic bags. The fun is in the variety, so mix it up!
  2. Form Teams: Divide your group into small teams. Each team will work together to build a protective casing for their egg.
  3. Build: Give the teams a set amount of time (we recommend 15-30 minutes) to build their egg protection device. The goal is to create a device that will keep the egg from breaking when dropped from a significant height.
  4. Drop: Once the time is up, it’s time for the drop! Find a high point (like a balcony or stairwell) and drop each egg device one by one.
  5. Reveal: After all the eggs have been dropped, it’s time to inspect each one. The team whose egg survives the fall without cracking is the winner!

As we always say at Active Board Games, a good game brings people together, creates joy, and leaves everyone with a memorable experience. The Egg Drop Game ticks all these boxes, making it a must-try in your next large group gathering. Check out our list of innovative chess game variations for more exciting game ideas.


Fancy a little competition that will get everyone energized and laughing? Tug-of-War is one of those fun and classic games for large groups of adults indoor. It’s not only entertaining but also a great way to encourage teamwork and communication.

How to Play Tug-of-War

The rules of Tug-of-War are straightforward, making it an easy game to set up and play. All you need is a long rope and a marker, such as a scarf or bandana, to designate the center of the rope. Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Divide the group into two equal teams. If you have an odd number of players, you can join in to even out the sides or act as the referee.
  2. Lay the rope on the ground and mark the center of the rope with the marker. Also, mark a line on the floor on each side, equal distances from the center. These lines will be the “end zones” for each team.
  3. Each team will take a position on either side of the rope, with the marker in the center. On the count of three, both teams will start pulling on the rope.
  4. The aim of the game is to pull the other team across the line on your side. The first team to do this wins the game.

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