Are you psyched for your next camping adventure?
You’re not alone!
Before the pandemic, people in the UK took over 13.1 million camping or caravanning trips every year.
And those figures have soared even higher in the past 2 years.
Indeed, the most popular campsites report their bookings are up 500% during the summer months!
No doubt you’ve got lots of games and activities planned for the kids.
But once they go to sleep, what should the adults do?
How can you shake things up around the campfire to make sure everyone has a good time?
I’ve put together this long list of camp games for adults to help.
Most of the coming games require nothing more than a campfire, your companions, your favourite drinks, and a good sense of humour.
Keep reading for a set of awesome camping adult games.
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Classic Camp Games for Adults
Let’s start our list with some classic camping games for adults. These aren’t exactly new, but they’re tried-and-true ways to break the ice and get everyone involved.
1. Twenty Questions
Most people are already familiar with this game, so you might be able to jump right in.
If you need a refresher on how to play, though, here it is.
One person’s the “answer-er.”
They silently choose a person, place, or object.
Everyone else takes turns asking a question to help them guess who/where/what it is, asking only questions that require a “yes” or “no” answer.
You only have 20 questions to get it right!
Fail, and the “answer-er” wins.
To mix things up, consider picking a theme ahead of time (i.e., celebrities, popular cities, famous landmarks, etc).
A good starting point is to ask if it’s a person, place, or object.
Even though you risk using up 3 questions, it should speed things along from there.
2. Truth or Dare
Kids love this game, but it can be just as fun for adults!
Apparently, the concept started in either ancient Greece or 17th-century England — no one knows for sure.
The premise is simple though:
One player starts by choosing someone and asking the question, “Truth or dare?”
That person then decides whether they want to answer a “truth” about themselves or risk a “dare” to perform in front of everyone.
To help you get started, here are some potential “truth” questions you could ask:
- What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
- If you could have money, fame, or power, which one would you choose?
- Who gave you your first kiss?
- What’s one thing you would never do under any circumstances?
- What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
And here are some ideas for dares:
- Sniff everyone’s feet and rank their smelliness
- Show the group the last text message you received
- Sing your favourite song at the top of your lungs
- Down your beverage
- Become another player’s slave for 15 minutes
This is another game that may take you back to your school years, but you’d be amazed how much fun this game still is as an adult.
Since you’re already seated in a circle around the campfire, you’re in position for a classic game of Telephone.
One player whispers a message in their neighbour’s ear, and then that person whispers it to the next player.
Go all the way around the campfire until you reach the last person, who announces the message they received.
You’ll all crack up when you realise how much the message changed along the way.
Consider turning it into a drinking game. If the last person gets it wrong, they drink!
Try choosing long, challenging words or create a sentence with lots of alliteration.
It should ensure you have some good (and hilarious) misinterpretations.
4. Would You Rather?
You can make this game as silly or as serious as you like, depending on the people you’re camping with and how well everyone knows each other.
One player chooses another person and asks them a question, giving them a choice between two (usually undesirable) options.
Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing:
- Would you rather lose your memory or your eyesight?
- Would you rather talk like Yoda or Darth Vader for the rest of your life?
- Would you rather believe everything you hear or lose your ability to lie?
- Would you rather travel 200 years into the past or 200 years into the future?
- Would you rather team up with Batman or Iron Man?
- Would you rather never eat cheese again or only eat cheese for the next year?
- Would you rather spend a decade with your partner or have a one-night stand with your celebrity crush?
This is undoubtedly one of the best camp games for adult if you want to know your friends a bit better!
Your questions can be funny, gross, ethical, or philosophical — it’s all up to you.
Easy Camp Games for Adults
The adult camping games listed above are sure crowd-pleasers, but what if you’re all in the mood for something different?
Try one of these untraditional camp games for adults!
5. Twenty-One Questions
You’ve heard of 20 questions, now get ready to meet its grown-up (and much more personal) version.
Rather than simply guessing what’s on someone’s mind, you ask a series of intriguing, thought-provoking questions.
The goal is to get to know each other on a deeper level as you dive into questions about ethics, morals, and values.
Here are some samples from the 21 questions game:
- What’s something they should teach in school, but don’t?
- Is it acceptable to sacrifice one life if it means saving ten?
- What do you think is the most overrated movie/book/TV show?
- What’s one thing most people believe about you that’s simply not true?
- What’s something you’ve done that you wish you could go back and undo?
Don’t worry if the game gets put on hold while a lively discussion begins.
You can always come back to the next question later.
And, like Truth or Dare, give everyone the chance to pass if they’d rather not answer the question.
6. Two Truths & One Lie
This camping game is perfect for a group who doesn’t know each other that well — yet.
It’s also a terrific icebreaker if there’s a lull in the conversation.
Each person tells two truths and one lie about themselves, and everyone else has to guess which statement is the lie.
For maximum impact, the truths you tell should be unique, odd, or (nearly) unbelievable.
- Did you have a stutter when you were a child?
- Did you meet a famous singer or politician?
- Were you once an extra on a movie set?
- Do you secretly loathe your mother’s cooking?
Think of two almost unbelievable truths about yourself and sprinkle in one almost believable lie. The best part of this game is that no one gets put on the spot or feels forced to share anything they’d prefer not to.
Fun Drinking Games for Camping Adults
What would a camping trip be without a few drinks shared around the campfire?
Put the kids to bed and get the party started with some of these boozy camp games for adults.
7. Wink Murder
This is a fun camp game similar to Mafia or Werewolves, but with fewer elements and rules.
Choose a leader and then have everyone else close their eyes.
The leader circles the group and silently chooses one “murderer” by tapping them on the shoulder.
Once they’ve made their selection and resumed their seat, carry on with your normal conversation.
Meanwhile, the murderer proceeds to “murder” their victims by discreetly winking at them without getting caught by anyone else.
If the murderer winks at you, you’re out.
If you incorrectly guess the murderer, you’re also out.
The game ends when everyone has been murdered or someone who’s still “in” spots and calls out the murderer — whichever comes first!
Guess wrong? You drink. Murderer gets caught? They drink.
8. Who’s Most Likely?
Players take turns asking a, “Who’s most likely to…?” question to the group.
Everyone gets a moment to think.
Then, on the count of three, everyone points to whoever they think is most likely to say or do the thing mentioned.
For each person pointing at you, you have to take one sip of your drink.
Here are some sample questions to get the game started:
- Who’s most likely to accost a celebrity in public?
- Who’s most likely to steal a colleague’s lunch?
- Who’s most likely to be late to their own wedding?
- Who’s most likely to have a holiday fling?
- Who’s most likely to win a TV game show?
9. Sip Sip Shot
Remember playing Duck Duck Goose when you were a kid?
The grown-up version’s much more fun.
Have everyone sit in a circle and designate someone to be the “bopper.”
The bopper goes around and bops each person on the head, telling them to take a sip of their drink.
Then, when the bopper chooses someone to say “drink” to, that person has to jump up and chase the bopper around the circle.
If they succeed in tagging the bopper, they become the new bopper — otherwise, they have to take a shot.
For obvious reasons, it’s best to play this one away from the campfire…
How nosy are you when you think someone’s talking about you?
Find out in this fun drinking game for adults.
The person to your left whispers a question to you.
It could be similar to the “Who’s most likely” questions, or it could be something as basic as, “Who’s the sexiest/smartest/funniest person here?”
The answer (which you must say aloud) has to be the name of someone in the group.
If anyone wants to hear what the question was, they first have to take a sip or a shot!
11. Straight Face
Each player writes a sentence on a piece of paper.
It needs to be something silly, ridiculous, or inappropriate — basically, anything that makes it difficult to keep a straight face.
One at a time, each player draws a piece of paper and reads what’s written aloud.
If they laugh out loud (or even crack a smile), they have to drink.
12. True or False Storytime
Tap into your inner storyteller with this fun twist on Two Truths & One Lie.
First, have everyone write down a noun on a scrap of paper.
When it’s your turn, choose a piece of paper, glance at the word, and then roll the dice without letting anyone see the number.
If it’s an even number, you must share a true story from your life related to the item on the paper.
If it’s an odd number, you’ll make up a story instead.
After everyone has heard your story, they have to guess whether it’s true or false.
If they’re wrong, they take a drink. But if they’re right, you’ll be the one drinking.
Camping Games for Adults: Let the Fun Begin!
Who says kids get to have all the fun?!
Once the little ones are in their sleeping bags for the night, it’s time for the adults to cut loose.
Why not bookmark this list of camp games for adults and take it with you on your camping trip? Whether you want to huddle around the campfire, knock back a few drinks, get on your feet, or do all three at the same time, you’re sure to love these adult camping games.
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