10 Game Night Birthday Party Ideas for Competition

As you grow older, it’s not uncommon for your excitement for birthday parties to diminish. Instead of another boring party with the same activities, why not switch it up and have a game night? This will bring a new level of competitive excitement to the party and encourage some bonding.

Here are 10 birthday party ideas for a game night competition that are sure to be a hit:

1. The “Classics” Tournament

Start the night off with a tournament of classic games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Jenga. Have each of your friends pick a game they want to compete in and rotate through each one until a winner is determined.

2. Interactive Video Games

Play against your friends in popular and interactive games like Just Dance or Mario Kart. You could even include virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) games for a truly unique experience.

3. Minute to Win It Games

Create a series of fun and challenging “minute to win it” style games that each party member has to complete in under a minute. This can include activities like stacking cups, balancing ping pong balls on spoons, or trying to eat a donut without using your hands.

4. Online Party Games

JackBox is one great example of a host of online party games that can be played on a TV. These games involve trivia, drawing challenges, and other creative activities that are sure to keep you entertained (especially with the child-friendly mode turned off).

5. Scavenger Hunt

Ask a friend to create a themed scavenger hunt with clues and challenges for you to complete to find a hidden treasure. You could even split into teams to make it more competitive.

6. Karaoke Competition

For a musically inclined group, have a karaoke competition where you can belt out your favorite tunes and compete for the best performance of the night. You could even provide prizes for categories like “best singer”, “most creative”, and “best performance”.

7. Physically Interactive Games

Bowling, axe throwing, and laser tag are all great birthday party ideas to include some physical activity. Not only will it get you moving, but each game will require some strategy and skill to win.

8. Board Game Creation

Create your own board game from scratch and then play each other’s games to determine a winner. This will not only encourage creativity but also allow you to showcase your unique personality.

9. Mystery Games

Get your group thinking with a murder mystery party or escape room. These games require teamwork and problem-solving skills to crack clues, making them a fun and challenging competition for those who like to think outside the box.

10. Water Balloon Games

If the party is during the summer, water balloon games can be a refreshing and exciting way to cool off while competing against each other. Activities like water balloon toss, relay races, or tag with water balloons are sure to bring out everyone’s competitive side.

Stars and Strikes Has Birthday Party Ideas in House

If you’re still looking for more birthday party ideas, check out your local Stars and Strikes! We offer a variety of birthday party packages with access to activities like AR bowling, laser tag, hatchet throwing, escape rooms, and more. Contact us today to schedule your next birthday party at Stars and Strikes. Let the games begin!