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List of Indoor Games for Adults

Indoor games are popular with both children and adults. They need little to no physical exertion and make for a perfect choice at gatherings with family and friends. The options of indoor games that can be played are vast, but below are the most popular choices in India.  

Board Games

Board games are considered the best option when it comes to indoor games. The likes of ludo, snakes and ladders and chess are among the most popular board games which have been played for decades now. Though popular, chess is not a game most people know how to play. In that case, ludo makes for a quick and great option. Said to have originated in India, Ludo is popular both among children and adults and was one of the widely played games on the phone during the Covid19 lockdown. The objective of Ludo is to be the first one to move four of your pieces from the starting positions to the end, also known as the ‘home’ on a board.


Pool is another popular option when it comes to indoor games. Also known as pocket billiards, the cue sport is played on a table with six pockets and 16 balls with typically two players. The objective of the game is to send the ball to the pockets of the table using a cue stick. There are a total of 16 balls – one cue ball and 15 object balls. Pool is available at high-end hotels and restaurants, recreational places and sports complexes among other places. There are also professional pool tournaments held around the world. Over the last few years, the game has become popular as a mobile game as well.


Carrom, which originated in India, is similar to pool in terms of the main objective, but its rules are different. The game is played on a square wooden board having a pocket in each of its four corners. The objective is to send the discs into the pockets using a striker. The player who sends the most number of discs into the pockets wins. Carrom is popular because it can be played by people of all ages, and needs little to no tutoring or learning to be able to play it. However, a good hand-eye coordination would be a plus in acing the game.

Mobile and video games

Mobile games are also considered as indoor games these days. There is an endless list of games that you can play on your phone, including fantasy sports, all at the comfort of your home. From fantasy cricket to fruit samurai and a lot more, the options you can choose from are plenty. Video games that can be played on the television are also an excellent choice of indoor game. You can play them alone or with multiple players.

Card games

Card games are the cheapest and best option when it comes to indoor games. There is a wide variety of card games you can play, ranging from uno to solitaire. Card games are a popular choice in indoor gatherings with friends and family or even on long journeys by car or train. They are light to carry as well.



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