When 500 days of summer came out (a great romcom if ever there was one) I was astonished as I had already played the game that featured in the famous scene in the park, the one where they yell out that word louder and louder. I must have laughed so hard at the TV I cried, remembering just how funny those moments when I had played that game had been.


One of the ways we can become immersed in play is to invent funny games such as these. There are so many ways you can get creative and invent games, below I have listed just a few of the games I have invented over the years which will hopefully inspire you to create your very own.


  • Say a naughty word and progressively say it louder and louder until you are shouting it (this is a great exercise to lose all self consciousness)
  • Play truth or dare
  • Embarrass your friends – the one who embarrasses someone the most wins
  • Score points at Karaoke for effort
  • See who can pull the ugliest face – the winner wins a free drink


Have you ever invented a game? Which games have you played in the past? Do you like the idea of playing some of the games in this post? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, support and insight from our community, we’d love to hear from you.