Good Party Game Ideas for Teens Likely Won't Include Toilet Paper

Though it's not always necessary to provide organized games for teens, it is a good idea if you are entertaining a group of teens to have some party game ideas in mind.

Having ideas for some games is a good way to ensure they don't get in trouble and turn to activities they might consider games, like toilet papering or egging someone's home.

So, it's a good idea to have some game ideas in mind. But while most teens will balk at simple and fun party ideas, like those you might play with younger children, often they will be open to putting a teen spin on a basic game.

For example, you might play hot potato with a teen group, but use something undesirable as the potato, like a spelling list or a protractor as the potato. Or you could play tag while the group's favorite music is playing. Or you suggest they play tag in the dark of the night.

Teens enjoy the new games that are played on the television through with a DVD remote. These games, which test their knowledge of popular culture, are always good party starters. You can also put out a game of Twister, but be careful if it's a co-ed group.

Teens will also tolerate some card games, especially if they understand the rules and are given a chance to learn in a non-judgmental environment.

One of the best ways to entertain a group of teens with games is to have them go outside and play a game. It could be a sports game like soccer or basketball, or it could be a good old-fashioned game of Marco Polo in the pool, or on dry land, which can get interesting.

The best part about planning games for teens? You don't need to provide prizes. In that sense, they are easier to entertain than small children.