(Closed) Games to play with 50 guests

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How about having board games out that people can play at their table? It can be something simple like Jenga or Connect Four. 

Post # 4
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

trivia games

short games like boggle

scavenger hunt/photo hunt



Post # 5
196 posts
Blushing bee

We are doing normal playing cards, Sequence, Quiddler, Uno, Set, and Munchkin.  I’m not sure what, if anything, we’ll add to that list.

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

I like the idea of a game “buffet”. A table with lots of choices of games people can peruse and decide if they want to play.  I am not a fan of a game for all 50 people at one time because then its forced participation.

Games that have a great party atmosphere and allow for teams and lots of people to play are games like

Apples to Apples





Post # 8
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Quelf is a really awesome fun party game.

Post # 9
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here are a few games we’re considering playing at our dessert reception:

Love Song Game: Ongoing game where instead of people taping on their glasses to make the couple kiss, they have to stand up as a table and sing a portion of a love song of their choosing.  (I found this suggestion in a post awhile back, sry can’t remember which one but thank-you to the original poster!)

Musical Chairs, Random Object Game & the Dollar Game: (There’s a whole post on this by HeatherShane called ‘Reception Game, kinda like musical chairs’.  Thank-you Heather! )    You ask for 10 volunteers from your guests with 9 chairs in the musical chair set up. The DJ names an object and the volunteers have to go get it with help from the audience then sit in a chair b4 the music stops. (They return objects between rounds).  Another game is the DJ dollar game, which we intend to play at the end of the evening for the centerpieces, see the aforementioned post by HeatherShane 4 details.

Shoe Game: Classic wedding game, only to have more audience particpation when the bride&groom both answer the question the same, all couples in the audience have to kiss, when the bride&groom answer the question differently, they have to kiss to make up 4 their difference in opinion 🙂

Feed Me, Feed me game:  Wedding relay of sorts for the adventurous, with the bride&groom versus another couple.  Girls are blindfolded, twirled, then guided through an interesting (but not dangerous) obstacle course by listening to their significant other’s spoken directions.  At the end of the obstacle course the men feed the participating ladies a sweet, non-staining treat (many suggest a piece of fruit).  Then the ladies blindfold their men, spin them and guide them back the opposite way through the course.

Guess Who Game:  (Can be played in different ways, we’re sticking with a handshake 🙂  The groom is blindfolded and a group of volunteering women along with the bride are assembled in line formation, the groom makes his way down the line shaking each woman’s hand to see if he can determine by feel which one is his bride.  (To change things up you can change the vary the activity, some do kisses.  Also you could throw a few men into the line after the groom is blindfoled for some added laughs 🙂

Not really a game, but a photobooth (or DIY photobooth) is always fun!

Post # 10
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I used to work for a charity that did a Scrabble fundraiser every year.  At the center of every round table (there were usually over 200 guests), was one of those elevated Scrabble boards.  There were enough letter trays for all the seats at the table and every table was given the same number of letter tiles (2X the normal amount, I think).  Each board had the same start-off word (the name of the charity), so maybe your new last name?  They had timed rounds and the tables with the most words on the board at the end of each round got a prize and advanced to the next round.  It was really successful and fun.  Maybe you could adapt the idea to your wedding?


Mental Floss did a feature of life-sized board games a few weeks ago.  Maybe you could check there for ideas?  http://www.mentalfloss.com

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