Somethin' to Talk About

Amanda Harper


“Let’s  give ‘em somethin’ to talk about…” Whenever you get a group of people together, it can sometimes be a little difficult to get the conversation flowing. Whether you’re among friends, family or colleagues, it’s just so easy for everyone to fall into the conversational rut of polite chit-chat. Ready to get just a little bit deeper? No matter the occasion, conversation card games are here to save the day! Scroll through the slides above to see our picks. These little handy boxes contain cards with questions and prompts to give everyone somethin’ to talk about.

Dinner Party Question

Recently, TikTok user @alliegoneaway started a viral trend by suggesting, “Every grown adult needs a stand out dinner party question.” We think that’s great advice!

First of all, what is a dinner party question? Think of them as conversation starters that you can interject into any setting, in any company. These questions should spark conversation– not controversy. Steer clear of politics, religion and other hot button topics. And they shouldn’t allow “yes or no” responses; the best dinner party questions are ones that are open-ended, inviting people to explain their choice.

The original poster’s suggestion: “If after you die, you could come back for only five minutes – and you couldn’t see your family or friends – where would you go?”

Here are more suggestions to have in your back pocket for the next lull in conversation over dinner or drinks. Be your own conversation card game!

  • If you could invite any four people to a dinner party – alive or dead – who would make it on the guest list and what would you serve?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world for free for a year, where would you go?
  • What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever had to Google?
  • What is your most treasured possession?
  • If you were walking through an empty field –you were reasonably sure no one is watching, you couldn’t see any cameras – and came across a duffel bag filled with cash, would you take it?
  • If you could magically become any person for 24 hours, who would you be?
  • What would the title of your autobiography be?
  • Who/what do you want to be when you grow up? (This is tongue-in-cheek, obviously, as you’ll probably be among adults.)
  • If you could have any single object in the world completely free, but you couldn’t sell it, give it away or otherwise benefit from it other than just having it and enjoying it, what would you want?
  • Who is your hero, and why?
  • What’s the most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten – good or bad?