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5 Fun Games to Play Around A Campfire

Campfire games were always the highlight of the warm, carefree nights of childhood. Whether as part of a family trip or summer camp activities, a lot of us have cheery memories engaging with our friends well after bedtime curfews. The absence of gadgets and smartphones and the serene environment with an occasional crackle of the fire were enough to keep us absorbed.

In addition to acting as a getaway from the everyday stresses of life, times spent around the campfire are times to be enjoyed. Food, drinks, and games are always top on the list to do as we soak in the campfire goodness. If you are planning to bring back the memories, you might want to grab your friends, some snacks and choose a game from this list of the following 5 campfire games.

Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions is a standard game that a lot of people have played at one point or another. Conventionally, one player chooses an object (or a celebrity) and doesn’t share what/who that is with the other participants. What these other players have to do is guess taking turns asking yes or no questions. If somebody figures out the right answer, they will become the next person who is going have the people guess in the next round. If Twenty Questions pass and zero players have guessed the correct answer, the winner gets to pick another object/person in the next round.

Truth or Dare

Truth or dare is a game that dates back to 1712, where a “commander” would ask his “subject” to answer the given question. If the subject failed to or refused to satisfy the commander with his response, he would be forced to follow an order or have his face dirtied (“smutted”).

Today, this game is played a little differently. The player picks between answering a question truthfully and completing a dare.

Story Telling

Not exactly a game, but storytelling is a rather popular campfire activity that allows everyone to make use of their imagination and go crazy. To begin the story, select someone to contribute the initial lines of a story and then everyone adds tidbits to the story. If someone fails to quickly think of lines to add, they are disqualified from the game.

Name That Tune

This game comes in variations, but the core is to “sing” a song and let the other players guess based on what they have heard.

Make Me Laugh

This game has a pretty simple rule: getting participants to laugh while keeping yourself from laughing. Divide your group into teams of two and decide which team has to perform first. Then pick one person from the opposite team to be on the “hot seat”. Set the time for about 2 minutes.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and family and head to the nearest burn pit!

Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico is the founder of TakeMeCamping.org, and an avid outdoors fan who loves traveling the world with his family, cooking over an open campfire and all things outdoorsy. When Jim isn't camping, he's running his marketing agency J. Louis.

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