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11 Games Every Household Plays

Home is where the heart is – but you have to know the rules. Increase your home's harmony with PS4™ Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 from Sony.

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1. Washing-Up Chicken

How to play:A game of skill where dirty dishes are stacked one atop the other, testing the endurance of housemates until someone snaps and washes the lot.
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How to play:

A game of skill where dirty dishes are stacked one atop the other, testing the endurance of housemates until someone snaps and washes the lot.

By the way, this is NOT a solution:

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2. Bathroom Tetris

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How to play:

The object of this game is to divide one bathroom between several humans who need to use it every morning. Find your own slot, and make it work. Beware the faulty lock and the shameless dad!

3. Toilet Roll Wars

How to play:When visiting the toilet, turn your roll to a "front" or "backward" facing position (depending on your tastes) to confuse and annoy your housemates. Win a point every time you see it's been turned back around by someone else.
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How to play:

When visiting the toilet, turn your roll to a "front" or "backward" facing position (depending on your tastes) to confuse and annoy your housemates. Win a point every time you see it's been turned back around by someone else.

For extra points, try one of these:

They'll go round the bend (excuse the pun).
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They'll go round the bend (excuse the pun).

4. Disappearing Dairy

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How to play:

The goal of this game is to eat your housemates' cheese without anyone noticing. It's achieved through careful use of geometry to reduce the block's size without making it obvious.

To the victor go the nom nom noms:

5. Whose Sock Is It Anyway?

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How to play:

Try to discover the owner of the crumpled, mysterious sock that's turned up. Ask everyone who lives there – you'll still be none the wiser. Start play in your laundry basket, under the couch, the kitchen floor – anywhere you like! The winner is the person who sees sense and throws the sock out.

6. Bin Buckaroo

How to play:A test of dexterity, this one. Delicately pile rubbish upon rubbish without toppling this skyscraper of refuse to avoid a trip to the bins. Remember, "He who tops it off, drops it off".
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How to play:

A test of dexterity, this one. Delicately pile rubbish upon rubbish without toppling this skyscraper of refuse to avoid a trip to the bins. Remember, "He who tops it off, drops it off".

7. Underpant Snap

How to play:This game for two or more players involves people accidentally buying the same underpants, leading to wearing the wrong size out of the house. Add extra points for embarrassment if they're a parent's pants.
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How to play:

This game for two or more players involves people accidentally buying the same underpants, leading to wearing the wrong size out of the house. Add extra points for embarrassment if they're a parent's pants.

8. Dinner Charades

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How to play:

This mealtime diversion involves hiding how much you dislike the meal someone's made for you by scraping your food around the plate.

Hint: peas can be really easily hidden beneath mash.

9. Reflected Glory

How to play:This game of illusion has one goal: to make yourself look better on the internet by using your housemates' stuff. Of course that's your cat and your bookshelf. You, erm, always study architecture...
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How to play:

This game of illusion has one goal: to make yourself look better on the internet by using your housemates' stuff. Of course that's your cat and your bookshelf. You, erm, always study architecture...

10. Telly Bingo

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How to play:

Having one telly and two people with different plans means your chance to play your game is seriously impaired. Master the art of switching back to the action in 30-second bursts while they're nipping out to the toilet.

11. The Game of Life

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How to play:

The hardest game of them all – keeping a harmonious home. Remember, no matter how we might differ, we're all in this together. Go us!

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