OBJECTIVE OF MAD LIBS: The objective of is to write the funniest story out of all players, earning the most points.  

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 or More Players 

MATERIALS: Paper, Pre-Written Story, and Pencils 

TYPE OF GAME: Party Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 12 and Up 


Mad Libs is a hilarious game of storytelling for the whole family. Players will fill in the blanks with words without actually being able to read the sentence that they are given. The players will be asked for certain types of words, such as nouns, verbs, or adjectives to fill in the blank. The players will write down their words. Once finished, the story is read, using their words, leading to loads of fun! 


Give each player a piece of paper and a pencil. One player must be chosen to be the host. This player may play as a regular player in the next game if they choose. Every player will be given a pencil and a piece of paper, where they will record their answers. The game is then ready to begin. 


The host will look over the story, ensuring that they do not read it aloud to the group. The host may choose to tell the players the general idea of the story, that way they can choose words that will make more sense. As the host skims through the story, they will stop at each blank and have the players write down the required type of word. The players may choose any word they wish as long as it falls within the parameter.  

Once all of the players have written the number of words equal to the number of blanks found in the story, the host will take up all of the papers. The host will read the story, filling in the blanks with the words from each player. After all of the players’ words have been used in the story, voting will occur, and the game will come to an end. 


The game comes to an end when all of the players have had a chance to have their story read aloud using the words that they chose. The group will vote on who made the funniest story, scoring points for that player, allowing them to win the game. 

This is one of the best games to play for any family gathering, including Mother’s Day!

Ellie Phillips
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