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15 Fun Camping Party Games for Adults

| Updated Oct 6, 2023

This list of camping party games for adults includes campfire games, card games, board games, and active games!

Games aren't just for kids and families! Adults can turn any camping night into a night full of laughter and fun.

To enjoy such a night, we have made a list of fun camping party games for adults. We've organized them into campfire games, card games, board games, and active movement games.

This list includes a few classics with a twist but is mostly filled with unique party games you may have never heard of.

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Best Campfire Games

Camping Party Games for Adults
Some fun ones around the campfire

Take your campfire fun beyond campfire stories. These are some of the best campfire games to play on your next camping trip. If you don't have one already, check out the Best Portable Fire Pits.

1. Name That Song

This is a fun campfire game for musicians in the group. There are many different variations, but in general, the rules are the same.

To play, one person in the group plays an instrument or hooks up a music app to a speaker. Then, that same person plays a few notes or a few seconds of a popular song. The rest of the players try to guess that song.

The first person to guess correctly earns a point. You can also break into teams. The first team members to guess get a point.

Here are some helpful lists if you need some inspiration:

2. The Ultimate Adults Would You Rather… Game Book

Don't worry, the word “adults” in the title doesn't mean this game book is filled with racy, mature prompts. It's a clean game of Would You Rather with hypotheticals tailored for adults rather than kids.

The varied themes include Travel and Adventure, Career and Success, Food and Dining, Ethics and Morality, Fashion and Style, Pop Culture and Entertainment, and many more.

3. Two Truths and a Lie

This is an excellent game and an easy way to get to know everyone in your group. It is also really fun!

Each person tells the group two truths and one lie about him or herself. Then the group of adults tries to guess which is which.

This game is also a good way to get great conversation starters long after you are done playing.

4. Synopsis Showdown

This is one of our favorite road trip games for adults that we call Synopsis Showdown. We don't know if there's an official name for it, but you may have played some version of it before.

The game is to describe your own synopsis for a popular movie or book for your travel partner to guess what it is.

You can be literal, tricky, or silly with your descriptions. Here are some examples:

Synopsis: A young girl dresses as a boy to protect her father and ends up protecting an emperor.

Answer: Mulan

Synopsis: A witty young woman butts heads with a stubborn rich man until they realize they love each other.

Answer: Pride and Prejudice

Synopsis: A man twirls a baby around and holds it above his head while people cheer.

Answer: Dirty Dancing

What’s great is there are many ways to describe the same book or movie. So, this game can really go on and on, no matter how expansive your mental collection is.

Best Camping Card Games

Camping Party Games for Adults
Camping Party Games for Adults

We all know the classic card game Go Fish. But what are some other fun games to try on your next trek in the great outdoors?

5. Dobble

If you enjoy fast-paced card games, then you will love Dobble!

The round deck of cards features a series of random and colorful images. Two cards get placed side by side and the players quickly try to figure out what two images match.

The winner calls out the image first and keeps both cards. Whoever has the most cards at the end wins the game.

6. UNO Wilderness

I am sure you have heard (and played!) UNO, but we particularly like the Wilderness Edition. The reason it is so popular is that it is fun for the whole family: adults, teens, and even younger kids.

So, yes, despite being a classic, this certainly makes the list for camping party games for adults. Plus, it's very compact and can be easily tossed into a cabinet.

Preview Product Price
UNO: Wilderness UNO: Wilderness $15.17Amazon Prime

7. Hanabi Strategy Card Game

Hanabi is a fun twist on most games: each player works together to try and beat the game. Players do not play against each other. Talk about teamwork!

Basically, the goal of the game is to create a perfect firework display using the game's set of cards. They are colored and numbered differently and must be placed in a certain order to beat the game.

However, one twist is that everyone sees your cards, except for you! The other team members give you hints to help play the right cards to win the game.

8. Even More Card Games for Camping…

There are so many great card games that we don't want to fill this whole list with them. Espcially since we have another long list of the best card games for camping.

For even more great card game options, go to the full list of 19 Best Card Games for Camping.

Best Camping Board Games

Camping Party Games for Adults
Board games

While card games are a lot of fun, you may also want to break out an interesting board game. The following are a few to consider for your next trip!

9. Azul

Azul is no ordinary game. Those folks who appreciate visual games will love the aesthetics of Azul. That is because in the game, you get to create your own Portuguese Azulejo, combining art and game into one!

Players collect small times before placing them onto their board. Each player tries to score the highest points possible in each round. You will either create an amazing tile or have to “smash” the tiles because you cannot place them.

Even though this game comes in a lightweight box, you can save room by storing the tiles in a wallet folder or small zipper canvas bag.

Preview Product Price
Azul Board Game Azul Board Game $31.99Amazon Prime

10. Quarto Mini

If you like to play connect four, then you will love this more grown-up, complex version. The best part of Quatro Mini is that the pieces are made from durable wood and stored in a canvas bag, making them an excellent option for camping.

Using the game board, players try to line up four of the same piece in a row to win the game. But there is a catch. You do not get to choose the piece to play- your opponent does!

Preview Product Price
Quarto Mini Travel Game Quarto Mini Travel Game $24.99Amazon Prime

11. Yahtzee National Parks Travel Edition

Everyone loves the classic dice chance game Yahtzee! Especially those who love numbers. Yahtzee is a staple in most game closets, but just in case you're not familiar with it, here's a quick rundown.

The first player rolls the dice and tries to earn points for different dice combinations. Then the next player does that same thing until the last person has rolled.

You continue the same way in the next round until all players have rolled as much as they can. The person with the highest points wins.

There is even a Yahtzee National Parks Travel Edition! Instead of using numbered dice, there are images of a canoe, tree, deer, hiker, and binoculars.

12. Fast Track Peg Game

Fast Track has a bit of a cult following in the camping world. You can only buy custom sets, mainly from Etsy. It's essentially the same game as Aggravation but with a cool, unique game board.

A fellow RVer recommended this game in the comments, saying, “We began to play ”FasTrack” 2 years ago and now find groups playing most RV parks here on the Left Coast. All game boards are custom and usually bought on Etsy.

Boards allow 2 to 8 players and is based on the old game”Sorry” with each player having thier own deck of cards. Some versions use marbles but the best versions use colored pegs. You will love it.”

13. Even More Camping Board Games

Just like card games, there are so many great camping board games that we've written an entire article on them.

To see the full list with some really unique, fun games, go to Game On! 15 Best Board Games for Camping.

Best Active Camping Games

Camping Party Games for Adults
Adults enjoy these, too.

Some of the best camping games are ones that get you out of your lounge chair and moving around in a fun way. The following outdoor camping games are a good option when you want to increase your energy, especially in the late afternoon. Just be careful around the fire pit!

14. Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature scavenger hunts are a super fun activity for adults. You can organize the hunt in a nature preserve, during a team hike, or even in people's backyards. Participants will search for items by following clues.

To make it even more exciting, you can involve all of the participants' senses (not just sight). For example, they can find things they can smell or hear.

Here are some examples of nature scavenger hunts:

  • Identify three types of trees in the area.
  • Take pictures of ten different kinds of leaves.
  • Take pictures of five different flowers.
  • Find a stick longer than your arm.
  • Snap a photo of a heavy object.
  • Discover something light enough to float on water.
  • Retrieve an item smaller than your thumb.
  • Capture a video of a flying bird.
  • Create a simple craft using collected leaves or sticks.
  • List five animals that you can hear.
  • Collect items that harm nature and dispose of them properly.

The clue options are endless and is something you can plan ahead or write on the fly.

15. Lots of Yard Games

Of course, there are plenty of yard games you can play. And yes, you guessed it! We have an entire article dedicated to yard games.

We promise the list includes more than just corn hole. See all of the options for yourself by reading the 7 Best Outdoor Camping Games for Your RV.

Share Your Camping Party Games for RVing Adults!

We'd love to hear about the games you play while camping. Please share them below in the comments!

What About the Florida Keys?

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We also have a 7-Day RV Adventure Guide to Florida's Atlantic Coast and Florida's Gulf Coast. If you're interested in all three, you should check out our Florida RV Travel Guide Bundle.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-10-03

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

6 Responses to “15 Fun Camping Party Games for Adults”

October 04, 2023at9:04 am, Sheila Grice said:

Yahtzee is great fun with new friends. We have a felt lined tray we travel with for a smooth dice rolling surface ( camp tables are uneven ). We’ve also played Azul recently and like it a lot. Shut the Box is another fun game.

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October 06, 2023at11:16 am, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Thanks for the feedback, Sheila! Team RV Lifestyle

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January 25, 2022at11:27 am, Jim & Patty Siler said:

We began to play”FasTrack” 2 years ago and now find groups playing most RV parks here on the Left Coast. All game boards are custom and usually bought on Etsy. Boards allow 2 to 8 players and is based on the old game”Sorry” with each player having thier own deck of cards. Some versions use marbles but the best versions use colored pegs. You will love it.

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January 20, 2022at8:58 am, susan Macdonnell said:

Washer toss and corn hole (bean bag) for outside. Cribbage,5 Crowns and Golf for card games

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January 20, 2022at8:58 am, susan Macdonnell said:

Washer toss and corn hole (bean bag) for outside. Cribbage,5 Crowns and Golf for card games

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January 20, 2022at7:24 am, Jack Sanders said:

One of our favorite games is”Farkel”.

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