Boredom is part and parcel of life, and often it leads to overthinking and anxiety. But there is a way to get rid of boredom. Quit the mobile for a few hours, gather around your friends and family and get playing games! Psychologically, it serves the dual purpose of distraction and the revisiting of childhood moments. Get to know the best games to play at home with friends and family when bored!

Best games to play at home with friends and family when bored

Some of the games that everybody indulges in are pretty common or simple, yet it seems more new and full of life today. Perhaps, it is because the world outside is out of bounds. Here are the games re-introduced in our lives, read on:

Games to play with friends at home


Monopoly has been the ‘most lit’ game of our lives. I don’t know what was so enthralling about it, but it never failed to liven a dull moment. Similarly, the lockdown has us finding our way to it again, the dusty box, and the forgotten dice and those colourful playing pieces. 

Today’s undying attraction towards monopoly might be because it has us imagining going out to the hotels and estates. Moreover, who doesn’t love such freehand expenditure!


Uno meaning ‘one’ is a game that is currently in rage right now. A multi-player game, Uno has been one of the most-played board games in the lockdown. It helps that now Uno can also be played on the mobile even if your friends and family are miles away. 

Quite often than not, people also place bets or rewards in the game to make it more interesting. 

Games to play when bored at home

Truth and Dare questions to ask

We all have had a love and hate relationship with this game, for reasons common yet weird. It’s no wonder that every recess or trip had found us playing it. “Truth and Dare” are the ‘spill out the secrets’ game of our teenage time, and I think we all secretly enjoyed spilling the beans. In times of lockdown, it has added the missing excitement and zeal back into action. This time it’s not about owning up to the good or bad or being a stunts-master and fulfilling the dares, this time it’s about revisiting that carefree and indulgent time of our lives. It’s about finding the world within the four walls along with our closed ones. 

Some of my favourite Truth and dare questions are:

  1.  The act you regret the most?
  2. Also, The person you naughty dream about?
  3.  Do you remember what the most embarrassing thing you did in public is?
  1.  Talk in an accent for the rest of the time!
  2.  Dance on the table with a song of the group’s choice!
  3.  Act like a baby on the street!

 Never Have I Ever Game questions to ask.

Never Have I Ever is a classic game that has had us both embarrassed and thrilled. Also, Never Have I Ever is that game which generally makes you feel like you haven’t experienced much in life. Still, while we are in lockdown, it has been positive, by showing us all that we are yet to do, making us look forward to the time when the pandemic has passed away.

It’s like the breath of fresh air that we all wish to inhale in a garden rather than from an AC, so if we want to experience that, let’s sit at home and play, and whenever we go out- let’s wear masks.                  

Never Have I Ever is a drinking game by structure, but it has been modified to fit for all in the lockdown, for apparent reasons. These days it is mostly played with a cold Dalgona coffee or a chocolate milkshake! 

Personally, Never Have I Ever has made me realize all that I am yet to experience, regardless of how. 

Some never have I ever questions that I love are-

  1.  Never Have I Ever said no to social stalking an ex
  2. Also, Never Have I Ever stolen from a supermarket
  3.  Never Have I Ever failed a test
  4. Then, Never Have I Ever fought with my dad
  5.  Never Have I Ever been serenaded 

It is not unknown that the game is the number 1 ice-breaker. 

 Would You Rather Game questions to ask

Would You Rather be the game that makes you ponder what you like? It also gives excellent input to form your bucket-list. The questions and interpretations change as per age. In the lockdown it’ll be like, ‘Would you rather take it slow or march to a mall right away after the pandemic is over?’

Some Would You Rather Questions that I love are-

  1.  If you had access to a time machine, would you instead visit your past or future?
  2. And, Would you instead jump off a mountain or dive into the sea?
  3.  Would you rather have the fastest cars or the longest bookcase?
  4. Then, Would you rather live for a thousand years or die the way you wish?
  5.  Would you rather eat pizza all your life or not at all?
  6. Also, Would you rather live a rich life or a fulfilled life?
  7.  Would you instead go deaf or colour-blind?

 What if game

What if is the perfect thought-provoking, yet a fun game. It is ideal if you wish to know someone more without being awkward about it. A single question in What If can create a good discussion, and I think we have ample time for that in lockdown. 

Some good What If questions are:

  1.  What if I had no money… Would you still support me?
  2. And, What if you’re locked in a room with me with no water?
  3.  What if you have a pet that you don’t like?
  4. Also, What if you could be a famous personality, who would you be?
  5.  What if you lose your most treasured memory?

Towards the conclusion:

With this extensive list, we conclude on the topic of the best games to play at home with friends and family when bored. Many people resort to such online games or board exams to spend time joyfully and lose some of the anxiousness. The life comes with phases that can be stressful and in such times, being with our friends and family, playing games, discussing helps a great deal. So wait no more, and relive the lost days of get together gaming!

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