If you’re looking for the retirement game ‘What Is In The Phone?’ you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve created a printable What Is In The Phone? Retirement Party Game, which you can download, print, and play within minutes from now. This game is also suitable for a virtual retirement party.
Later in this article, I share other fun games you can also play at your upcoming retirement party.
What Is In The Phone? Retirement Party Game
What Is In Your Phone? is a game where each guest needs to go through their phone to score points. The person with the most points is the winner. But… you may need to show proof of each item you check.
- Download the game >>
- Print out the game (For virtual: email the game to all guests)
- Pass out the sheet to all guests, including pens.
- Each participant needs to have their phone nearby for the game, but also for proof.
- As a host, you can read each item out load. For example, give yourself 5 points if you have the Facebook app on your phone.
- Guests write down their score for each item and, and at the end, their total score.
- The person with the most points wins the game (optional: the winner needs to prove each item they checked off to all guests or the host).
Other Fun Retirement Party Games
Who Knows The Retiree Best?
Who Knows The Retiree Best is a game where guests need to answer questions about the retiree. The person with the most correct answers wins the game. This party game is also very suitable for a virtual retirement party and can be played in teams or individually.
You can create your own list of questions about the retiree yourself or get my Retirement Party Game Bundle, where this game is included.
Has The Retiree Never or Ever
A fun game where guests need to guess if the retiree ever has never or ever… been arrested, got a speeding ticket, won the lottery, etc. It is a hilarious way to get to know the retiree differently and dig up some fun stories about his/ her past.
I created a Never or Ever game that everyone can play at any retirement party. It is part of the bundle, including 10 fun retirement party games. Click here for more information.
This game is based on the classic Family Feud, in which you guess the most popular answers to retirement-based questions. You can make your own Retirement Feud game or purchase it on Etsy.
Would Retiree Rather…
This game is a list of options where guests need to choose would the retiree rather… go to the beach or the mountains, sleep in or wake up early in retirement, etc. It is a great game to get to know the retiree even better and can also be used during a virtual retirement party game. The Would Retiree Rather game is also part of my printable retirement party game bundle.
How To Write ‘Happy Retirement’ Around The World?
It’s a slightly different version than the Happy-Birthday-around-the-world game, where guests need to link the right foreign phrase of ‘Happy Retirement’ to the correct language. The person or team with the most correct answers wins the game. Perfect for a virtual party as well. You can download this game (including the correct answers) together with nine other fun games here.
At the entrance of the party, you hand out a piece of paper where guests need to write a fun/awkward/ special memory or anecdote they share with the retiree, but they don’t write their name on the paper. Then the retiree needs to read all stories out loud and guess who wrote them. You will have an absolute blast and hilarious time with this game. I’ve created a Guess Me Game template which you can hand out during your retirement party.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
This is an interactive game where you make a to-do list of fun moments or items that all guests need to search for and take a picture of or with. And where the funniest or most creative photo scores the most points. For example, a photo with the retiree, a selfie eating cake, the workplace of the retiree, etc.
I’ve created a photo scavenger hunt instant download to make things easy for you. Click here to go to the download page.
Retirement Hobby Race
The retirement hobby race is similar to the Retirement A-Z game. For each letter of the alphabet, guests need to suggest a fun retirement hobby. The person who finishes first wins, or the guest/ team with the most creative hobby suggestions wins. With this game, you inspire the retiree with a list of fun hobbies he/ she can explore in retirement. Click here to download this game. This game is also suitable for virtual retirement parties.
Find The Guest Bingo
This game can get a little crazy and is fun to do when you want guests to move around and meet other guests in a fun way. Each guest or team gets a Bingo Card, and they need to find the right person at the party that matches the instruction, such as: having the same job for 10 years, the youngest person in the room, etc. I created a Find The Guest Bingo Template. Click here to go to the download page.
Well Wishes And Advice For The Retiree
This is more of an activity than a game. At the beginning or entrance of the retirement party, you can hand out well wishes and advice cards they can fill out and put in a box. At the end of the party, you give this box as a gift to the retiree, which will be a fun and inspiring way to wish him/ her well and have the best time in retirement. I’ve made Well Wishes And Advice Cards that you can print out easily. Click here to go to the download page.
Pin The Retiree’s Next Travel Destination
Another interactive game to get guests out of their seats is Pin The Retiree’s Next Travel Destination, where you have a large world map guests need to pin and guess where the retiree is traveling next in retirement. Or use it as an inspiring game for the retiree with the title where should I travel in retirement? If this sounds familiar, then yes. It is a different version of the pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game.
The Best Bucket List Idea
You can set up a Bucket-List-Bucket at the entrance of the party with fill-in cards so guests can give fun ideas for the retiree’s bucket list. You can make it into a contest where the retiree chooses the most creative or funniest bucket list idea. Or give it as a gift later during the party so that whenever the retiree feels bored in retirement, he/ she can go through this bucket with fun ideas.
You need pens, index cards, and a decorative bucket or container to collect them for this game. At the entrance of the party, you ask guests to write down their favorite memory they share with the retiree and end with their names. These can be meaningful, embarrassing, and funny moments. It doesn’t matter. Give this memorable gift later at the party.
Write The Funniest Caption
You need a big board/ wall and fun photos for this game. These can be fun photos made at the office, during the retiree’s life, or ask guests to bring photos of great moments with the retiree. You hang up all photos and put a piece of paper underneath. Let guests write the funniest captions underneath each photo. The funniest caption gets points, and the person with the most points wins the game.
This game creates hilarious moments during the party but is also a great conversation starter.
When you have a room where all guests know each other, and you want to have a laugh. This game is perfect. It’s especially hilarious when it’s an only office retirement party.
You need to write the name of each guest on a different card. As guests arrive at the party, they pick out a card from the bowl, read the name, go into character, and play the role of the person on the card. They have to stay in character until someone else guesses who they play. Then they act normal and give the card with the name to the person who guessed it right. The game ends when all persons have been guessed right. And the guest who collected the most cards wins the game.
Two Truths And One Lie
Three guests at the party take the stand to tell a short story about the retiree. An embarrassing moment, a funny anecdote, etc. Two of the stories are true, and one of them is a lie. The other guests at the party need to guess which one is a lie.
If the liar successfully tricks the other guests, then they get a prize.
You can prepare this beforehand together with the three guests so they can prepare their stories in the best way possible. Or you can use index cards where guests get suggestions about a topic such as hobbies, family life, and characteristics. Two of them can tell the truth, and one person needs to come up with an untrue story on the spot.
Act Out Memorable Moments Of Retiree
For this game, you write down funny and memorable moments of the retiree on index cards. And divide all guests into two or more teams. Each team has to pick an index card out of the bowl and decide which person on their team can play out this moment the best way. The retiree or other teams need to guess the moment.
Here is a classic party game. And very simple.
Create a circle of chairs facing outward. If ten people are playing, you need nine chairs, so there is one person without a chair. Every round, there is one chair less than the number of playing guests.
When the music starts playing, guests need to dance or walk around the seats and sit as quickly as possible when the song stops. The person without a chair is out of the game. And you take out an extra seat until you have two people battling for the last seat. The one who remains is the winner.
You don’t need the game. You can do it yourself by getting a drawing board and making your own Pictionary game cards that are applicable to the retiree’s life, such as family, education, work, etc.
Divide the guests into teams, and the team who can guess the most cards that are drawn wins the game.