Whether you grew up quoting “Star Wars” movies with your friends or are a newcomer to the franchise, a Star Wars-themed party is sure to be a hit with any crowd. Partygoers of all ages can show their knowledge of the iconic movie series by participating in these party games.
The objective of the game is to tag opponents with their lightsabers, but they are not allowed to touch or grab their opponents. As soon as a Jedi tags a Sith, that Sith is immediately out of play. The objective of the Sith is to tag all members of the Jedi team. Once they have accomplished this task, they win the game!
You can also make this activity more fun by assigning each player a special power like being invincible for a few seconds or an extra life if hit by an enemy lightsaber. For younger children, you may want to set rules for if and how players should approach each other in order to avoid any misunderstandings or injuries during playtime. Be sure to make sure all players understand the rules before starting!
Jedi Mind Tricks
Jedi Mind Tricks is one of the most classic Star Wars party games out there and an absolute must-play for any fan who’s hosting a themed event. In the game, each player takes turns in trying to “force” the other players to guess which character they’re thinking of, playing on the Force’s mind-controlling powers. It’s a fun game for adults and kids alike and can get quite competitive. Here’s all you need to know about how to play and make the most out of Jedi Mind Tricks.
Test your knowledge of Star Wars trivia
This game can be used for birthday parties, movie nights, or as an activity at a Star Wars event. Here’s how it works:
- Each player is given a list of five questions about Star Wars trivia to answer.
- Once all players have answered the questions correctly, they must complete the challenge of correctly guessing their opponent’s most difficult challenge (the “Jedi Mind Trick”).
- The first player to correctly guess their opponent’s trick is declared the winner and is rewarded with a prize!
Questions range from familiar movie lines and plot points to obscure details and characters from the various trilogies sourced from both original and expanded universe material. It’s up to each individual player to come up with unique tricks that will stump their opponents and lead them astray — so be creative! So get ready for a real mind-bending duel of wits, where you attempt to outsmart your opponents with tricky Jedi mind tricks!
Charades is a classic party game that can easily be adapted to fit the theme. This game is great for larger groups and is sure to be a hit with fans of the franchise. All you need to get started is some index cards and a few of your favorite Star Wars characters or lines from the movies. Guests will take turns acting out clues until their team guesses the correct answer. Let’s go over the rules for playing Star Wars Charades.
Be creative and think outside the box – there are plenty of iconic characters, moments, objects, ships, and technology drawn from the Star Wars universe for you to play with. From Darth Vader to Rey’s staff, R2-D2 to X-Wings – be sure there’s something for everyone. Here are some ideas for topics that you can use:
- Characters (Yoda/Luke Skywalker/Princess Leia)
- Magical objects (The Force/Light Sabers/Death Star)
- Planets & Locations (Tatooine/Endor/Naboo)
- Species (Ewok/Wookiee/Gungans)
- Technology & Vehicles (Imperial Walker/TIE Fighter/Millennium Falcon).
- Events & Situations (Destroying the Deathstar./Rescuing Han Solo./Battle of Hoth.)
Lightsaber battles are the perfect way to bring out your inner Jedi or Sith and make for super fun Star Wars party games. All you need are a few lightsabers and the desire to duel! Kids and adults alike will love swinging their lightsabers and feeling like a true Star Wars hero.
Instruct each child or family member to create their own personal lightsaber using cardboard tubes, pipe insulation foam, and colorful masking tape or contact paper. If you want to go one step further, order an unstable blue lightsaber online. Allow everyone 15 minutes or so to design their lightsaber and once they have finished, test them out in a scripted battle using pool noodles as mock sabers. To give it an extra element of realism, burn incense before the start of each “combatant” round and provide noise-making props such as PVC clackers for a more extraordinary sound effect.
You can create your battle arena using decorations or items from around the house like chairs or boxes painted with silver and black spray paint. String up curtains on either side of your area to act as walls to give the illusion that there’s no escape. Other cool additions include a table made of metal with some pipes overhead that has a mini disco ball attached; this gives the feeling that you’re at one of Darth Vader’s legendary parties! To complete the befitting Star Wars atmosphere, turn on some tunes from the movie.
A scavenger hunt is an excellent way to create a memorable Star Wars-themed party. Whether you are hosting a birthday party, family reunion, or another event, this creative activity will keep your guests engaged and entertained.
A scavenger hunt can be tailored to suit any age group, and include tasks that range from trivia questions to puzzles and outdoor activities. You can also pick as many participants as needed for the hunt, so it’s a great way to keep everyone busy.
To begin your search mission, start by downloading or creating clues, tasks, and riddles related to the Star Wars universe. Here are some examples of the type of activities you can include in your scavenger hunt:
-Unscrambling word puzzles such as “DLARWSA”
-Finding items related to one or more characters like an action figure of Yoda
-Spotting objects related to the movie like a bowl full of laser lightsabers
-Hunting for hidden locations hosting secret codes
-Solving problems set in space like hyperspace calculations or defeating tie fighters using turrets
Once all the clues have been collected and solved, participants should return their answers for review. Whoever has most correctly completed all of the tasks wins! Depending on how competitive you want your game theme to be, there could even be prizes up for grabs.
Ask guests to create costumes that represent their favorite characters from the series, either from the classic films or more recent entries in the franchise such as The Mandalorian and The Rise of Skywalker. For example, if someone is an ardent admirer of Luke Skywalker, they could choose to dress like him during his Episode IV-VI years complete with a light saber, Jedi robes, and boots; for Princess Leia fans, a simple white dress with cinnamon buns will make them look just like their favorite space princess.
Set out prizes ahead of time and reward winners with framed photos or character figures of their choice. If you have access to downloadable photos that guests can use as desktop backgrounds or phone wallpapers as prizes then it may add an extra touch. No matter what it is that they choose, they’ll never forget how much fun the costume contest was at your exciting Star Wars gathering!
By now, you should have some great ideas on how to turn your Star Wars-themed gathering into a memorable occasion for all. Suggested activities can include a lightsaber duel, a scavenger hunt using Star Wars symbols, dressing up in costumes, or creating new planets or galaxies. No matter what type of Star Wars party games you choose to engage in, remember that the force will be with you!