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18 Wedding Reception Games (Besides Cornhole) That You Can Buy Online

Looking for ways to entertain your guests who aren't fans of dancing? These wedding reception games will add a lively element to your big day.

photo collage with wedding I Spy card, lawn bowling, giant dominos, and wedding shoe game card

photo collage with wedding I Spy card, lawn bowling, giant dominos, and wedding shoe game card

While we love a game of cornhole just as much as the next guy, there are plenty of equally awesome wedding reception games that don’t get nearly as much play (pun intended). Whether you’re looking for some wedding games to play during cocktail hour, fun wedding lawn games, or sit-down games that can be played indoors, there are lots of options to choose from. Here are 18 wedding party games you can buy right now.   

giant yardzee kit with plastic bucket, wooden dice and laminated score card


If Yahtzee was ever a staple at your family game nights, then you'll love this life-sized version for your wedding day. This fun wedding game kit is ready to go with wooden dice, a reusable scorecard, dry-erase marker, and bucket, which you can personalize with your name. 

Christys Korner Yardzee kit, from $65, Etsy

wedding guest libs printable template

Wedding Guest Mad Libs 

Looking for a laugh? Reading through these mad libs is guaranteed entertainment, even if the advice that your guests fill in doesn't make much sense in the end.   

Hello Rose Paperie printable wedding guest libs template, $4, Etsy

giant wooden dice in customized wooden storage crate

Giant Jenga

Everything is more fun in the super-sized version, right? Find out how high your guests can stack these jumbo pieces before the tower topples over. Our tip: You might need a step-stool for this wedding reception game!

Simon Grey Designs personalized tumble tower, from $195, Etsy

wooden bocce balls on grass

Bocce Ball

Guests of all ages will love this outdoor wedding reception game—great to get your guests to mix, mingle, and laugh together, even if they've never played before. 

Go Sports hardwood bocce ball set, $45, Amazon

prosecco pong game kit

Prosecco Pong

This table game is perfect for the crowd who loves to party. The kit includes plastic coupe glasses and a pink ping pong ball, so all you need to bring is the bubbly. 

Talking Tables prosecco pong drinking game, $20, Amazon

custom wooden cornhole boards decorated with


We couldn't skip this classic game. Make it feel extra-special for your big day by splurging on a customized cornhole board that will come in handy for backyard cookouts down the road. 

Kohrn Throw custom cornhole board, $259, Etsy

bride holding I Spy wedding reception game card

Wedding "I Spy" Game

Challenge your guests to a mini photo scavenger hunt. This is a fun wedding reception game for guests young and old—don’t forget to have prizes on hand for the winners!

Studio Nellcote DIY “I Spy” wedding reception game template, $7, Etsy

giant connect four game board with black and white game pieces

Giant Connect Four

If this was one of your favorite childhood games, why not give it an upgrade for your wedding? Your guests will love this classic wedding reception game, which can be played in teams or one-on-one.

Swooc Games giant Connect Four game, $134, Etsy

rope tic tac toe board with giant X and O game pieces

Life-Size Tic Tac Toe

This classic game idea is easy to incorporate into your wedding day thanks to this all-in-one kit. It's one of the best fun activities for younger guests, and will keep kids entertained for hours. 

En Fete tic tac toe yard game, $25, Etsy

printable wedding shoe game card

Newlywed Shoe Game

The rules: the happy couple sits in the center of the room, facing back-to-back (no peeking). They exchange shoes so that each of them is holding one of their own shoes and one of their spouse’s shoes. They are then read a series of questions (e.g. “Who is the better cook?” or “Who has better dance moves?”) and must both answer at the same time by raising the appropriate person’s shoe. It's a cute way for your guests to get a peek into your relationship! 

Instavite printable wedding shoe game template, $5, Etsy

vintage-style croquet set

Lawn Croquet

This classy wedding reception game is particularly ideal for an outdoor garden event. The goal? Hit the balls through the six hoops in the correct order, and then against a center peg. It’s not the easiest game, but the challenge will get your guests on their feet. 

Franklin Sports lawn croquet set, $50, Amazon

giant wooden dominos and storage crate on grass

Giant Dominos

Want your guests to stand up and mingle during cocktail hour? This giant dominos set will tap into their creative side as they set up the wooden tiles. Bonus: the included wooden crate is perfect for storage when you're not using the game. 

Lost Elm Concepts outdoor dominos, $45, Etsy

large diamond-shaped piñata decorated with white and gold metallic foil

Wedding Piñata 

Because adults like candy, too! Or better yet, fill your piñata with surprises like coffee gift cards or scratch-off lotto tickets (best wedding favor ever?). 

Chiciata extra-large diamond piñata in white/gold, $78, Etsy

custom wedding crossword puzzle with pink and blue flower border and couple's names with wedding date

Wedding Crossword Puzzle

Custom crossword puzzles are a great way to keep guests entertained and put them to the test with a little newlywed trivia. Give each guest a crossword at his or her place setting—it’s an ideal activity for friends and family members to enjoy during dinnertime (or maybe during a too-long speech?).

Mellie Bellie Boutique printable wedding crossword puzzle, from $7, Etsy

wooden bowling pins and balls on grass

Backyard Bowling Set

Your guests will have a ball competing with each other while playing this wedding reception game, even if they're not great at bowling (and kids will love being in charge of re-setting the pins after each player).  

Long Game hardwood bowling set, $66, Amazon

wedding table number with trivia in rose gold picture frame

True or False Table Numbers

Share some trivia about you and your partner with these "fun fact" table numbers as part of your centerpieces. Ask your guests to take a stab at guessing what's true and what isn't! This is especially great as an ice breaker for those who don't know everyone at their table. 

Happy Paper Moments fun facts wedding table numbers, $9, Etsy

bottle toss game with glass vintage soda bottles and red plastic rings

Bottle Ring Toss

Guests of all ages will love testing their skills while tossing the rings onto these vintage-style glass bottles.

Perfect Life Ideas bottle ring toss, $25, Amazon

kids activity booklet with coloring pages, mazes, and tic tac toe

Kids' Activity Booklet

If you're inviting little ones to your wedding, it's thoughtful to have some activities on hand to keep them entertained throughout the reception. Along with a box of crayons, this customized coloring book is the perfect solution (and parents will thank you!).

WeddingWire Shop kids’ activity book, $7, WeddingWire Shop