Indoor Games for Teenagers Who Are Stuck Inside

With people spending more time indoors lately for a variety of reasons, I’ve seen so many people asking about fun indoor games for teenagers, so I decided to put together a list of some ideas to get the ol noggin joggin’ when you’re looking for something fun to do.

Some of these are games that you can play by yourself, and some of them are fun games to play with friends indoors. If you have any suggestions of fun ways to pass the time indoors, let us know. When you’re ready to head outside, check out some fun summer activities for teens.

Indoors Games for Teens

Indoors Games for Teens

Here are some fun indoor games for teens that you can play alone or with friends. I’ve divided them into categories for different types of games, and then included some recommendations of specific games to check out.

Board Games

Board games are always a fun way to pass the time one you find a few that you really enjoy. There are board games for any number of players, and even some incredibly fun ones that you can play all by yourself.

The other day, I recommended some fun outdoor activities for teens, and playing board games outside was one of the suggestions. They’re also a lot of fun to play indoors, so obviously, I had to include them in a list of indoor games for teens.

  • The Classics (Monopoly, Life, Chess, Backgammon…)
  • Enthusiast Board Games (Gloomhaven, Terraforming Mars, Agricola, Ticket to Ride…)
  • Solo Board Games (Palm Island, Coffee Roaster, Arkham Horror: The Card Game…)

Card Games for Teens

Whether you’re using a standard 52 card deck, or a custom deck of cards that’s been created for playing one specific game (like Uno, for example.) There are all sorts of card games for teens that you can learn. If you always keep a deck of cards nearby, you’ll be ready for an impromptu game when the opportunity arises.

  • Casino Games (Poker, Blackjack…)
  • Solitaire Games (Freecell, Klondike, Spider Solitaire…)

Youth Group Games for Teens

Here are a few ideas for youth group games. These are games that you can play with a group of people, that are generally very family-friendly and wholesome, and these are games that usually don’t require a ton of preparation of expensive materials to play them. Usually, just a little bit of preparation will do the job.

Computer/Cellphone Games

If you’ve got a computer, a tablet, or a cellphone there are a lot of games you can play indoors. Here are some ideas of popular games, and most of them can be played for free.

  • Computer Games (Among Us, Minecraft, Runescape, The Sims…)
  • Phone Games (Words with Friends, Plants vs. Zombies, Archipelago…)

Gameroom Games

These are games like table tennis, foosball, etc. These are games that require special equipment to play, and they usually take up a decent amount of space. These are games that you can practice at for a long time to improve your skills, and then when you’re at a friend’s house or at a party, you’ll be able to dominate at them!

  • Table Games (Air Hockey, Foosball, Pool, Table Tennis…)
  • Others (Darts, Pinball, Shuffleboard…)

Why Play Indoors Games for Teenagers?

It could be raining outside, or there could be forest fires that are making the air smokey and uncomfortable, it could be too cold, or too warm outside. You may be feeling a bit under the weather and needing to stay home, or you could just be looking for a way to stay occupied for a few hours.

There are numerous reasons to stay inside to play sometimes, and having a good collection of fun activities and games to play indoors for teens will help you pass the time.

Many of these games are fun, but they can also help you cognitively, even games like Among Us which work on your attention to detail and deductive skills, or Minecraft that helps you understand resource management and creativity.

Casino games and card games help you understand math and probability.

And some of these games are just fun and challenging or relaxing and chill.

Either way, we hope you’ll have fun with some of these indoor games for teenagers, and if there’s any that you think should be added to this list, please leave a comment and let me know!

Sara Dylan

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