10 Super Bowl Games You Can Play with Your Barn Family
If watching the football game isn’t up your alley, here are some fun game ideas to pass the time on February 4.
By Lauren Moore, spring 2018 AQHA digital marketing and communications intern | February 1, 2018
What’s better than getting together with your friends from the barn, eating good food, playing some games, and watching the biggest football game of the year? Not much. Keep reading to get some ideas of games to play at your Super Bowl get-together this year.
1. Super Bowl Trivia - If you’re a trivia buff like me, Super Bowl trivia will be a fun way to interact with your party guests and learn some fun history! Gather up facts about the teams playing, players, coaches, and generic football facts and see who knows the most about the game.
2. Super Bowl Cook-Off - What is the point of going to a party if there won’t be any food? This is a fun way to incorporate friendly competition and still make sure there is plenty to eat.
3. Rate the Commercials - Commercials usually aren’t something most people enjoy … except when it’s Super Bowl time and the most-anticipated commercials of the year are on. After each commercial, have your guests rate the commercials using a rating system of your choice, whether it be popsicle sticks with numbers written on them or cute signs with numbers. Keep track of the results, and see which commercial wins at the end of the game.
4. Commercial Bingo - Commercial bingo is a fun way to have some competition that’s based on pure luck. Make your own cards or print some off of the Internet and fill the squares with terms that go along with popular commercials. For example, terms like insurance, cell phone, clothing, soda, etc. Hope for good luck and have fun with this one.
5. Football Charades - Who doesn’t love charades? This would be a good way to get the whole party involved and have a few laughs as well.
6. “Don’t Say It” Game - It’s pretty hard not to say the word “football” when you’re watching the Super Bowl. Make some small paper footballs and break into two teams. Every time someone says “football,” the other team gets a paper football. The team with the most footballs at the end of the game wins.
7. Football in the Yard - What better way to celebrate the Super Bowl than actually playing football? Break your guests into teams, and have some fun out in the yard.
8. Pin the Football - A twist on the old game Pin the Tail on the Donkey, this will keep your kids busy while the game is going on.
9. Cornhole - If an actual football game turns out to be too rough, cornhole is a way to still get outside and have competition without someone getting hurt.
10. Super Bowl Squares - A popular Super Bowl party game, a 10-by-10 grid is used to randomly determine winners by the numbers in the scores at the end of each quarter. Although it is a more complicated game, it's worth the preparation time. For an in depth explanation of how to play this game, visit http://www.superbowlsquares.org/how-to-play
For even more Super Bowl fun that relates to horses, take a look at this post featuring a whole herd of horses that have names related to football.