10 Best Karaoke Games for your Next Party


A karaoke party is a great way to celebrate a birthday, New Year’s Eve and loads of other events. Karaoke makes the perfect addition to a party, and it’s made even better when you throw in some games to make it even more fun! So here are the 10 best karaoke party games that you need to try!

10 Best Karaoke Games 

  • Karaoke Mix Up
  • Singing Contest
  • Blind Sing-Off
  • Karaoke Parody
  • Don’t Forget the Lyrics 
  • Karaoke Roulette
  • Music Quiz 
  • One Word Wonder 
  • Guess the Song
  • Song Charades

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1. Karaoke Mix Up

This is a really good game to play at a karaoke party with any number of players. It’s super fun and easy to play, and is guaranteed to give you plenty of laughs!

What You’ll Need

  • Two bowls
  • Pieces of paper
  • Pens 
  • Your karaoke setup 

How to Play

  • Put pieces of paper with different song titles written on them, in a bowl.
  • Put pieces of paper with different famous singers written on in a separate bowl. 
  • Ask a player to choose a piece of paper from each bowl. 
  • They then have to perform the song in the style of the famous singer.
  • This games works best if you choose plenty of different song and artist styles. For example, you can get a Meatloaf style performance of Taylor Swift’s Love Story to give you plenty of laughs!

2. Singing Contest

Turning your karaoke party into a singing competition is a brilliant way to inject some fun into the night. You won’t need much extra equipment and it’s really easy to start playing.

What You’ll Need

  • Your karaoke setup
  • Pens and paper for each player 

How to Play

  • This one is super simple. Just get each player to perform and then each member of the audience to score all the players.
  • Then total up the scores at the end and declare the winner!

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3. Blind Sing-Off

This game is a karaoke party twist on a popular TV show. It’s a really fun way to add a bit of competition to your party and more importantly, a lot of fun!

What You’ll Need

  • 3 chairs
  • Your karaoke setup
  • Pens and paper 

How to Play

  • Set up a row of 3 chairs behind the singer facing in the opposite direction. These are the judges. 
  • The singer then performs a song, whilst trying not to sound like themselves.
  • The judges must then vote for who they think the singer was.
  • Each singer gets a turn and then the judges reveal who they think performed each song.
  • Total up the number of correct answers by each judge. The judge with the most correct guesses wins!
  • Repeat with another set of judges 

4. Karaoke Parody

If you’re looking for a fun team game that’s great for close groups of friends, then this is the one for you. It’s a good one to play later in the evening when everyone is more relaxed. 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Just your karaoke setup!

HOW TO PLAY

  • Split everyone into two teams.
  • Each team must then perform a parody of a famous song by changing the lyrics.
  • Give everyone around 20-30 minutes to prepare and then get performing!

5. Don't Forget the Lyrics

This is a classic TV game that you can play at your karaoke party at home. It’s really fun, and doesn’t take too long to set up. It’ll add another element to your karaoke party that your guests are sure to love. 
 

What You’ll Need

  • Pieces of paper
  • Pens
  • Your karaoke setup

How to Play

  • Write a famous song on a piece of paper and then choose a section of the song and write the lyrics from a few lines but skip a few words out. Add plenty of pieces of paper with different examples on to a bowl, mix it up and then get each player to pick a piece of paper and say the missing lyrics. If they guess correctly, they can either perform the song or nominate another player to sing. 

6. Karaoke Roulette

This is a classic karaoke party game for a reason. It’s really easy to set up, the rules are simple and you don’t need loads of extra equipment to get started!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED 

  • Pens and paper
  • Bowl
  • Your karaoke setup

HOW TO PLAY 

  • Write down all the names of your guests on a piece of paper and put them in a bowl.
  • Scroll through your karaoke song list, or choose a song at random from our list of 250+ best karaoke songs.
  • Each player must then perform the random song.

7. Music Quiz

If you’re looking for a short break from the karaoke performances, or want a quick game between songs, then try a music quiz! It’s really fun and easy to play and adds another element to your karaoke party. 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Song list
  • Speakers
  • Smart device to play the music
  • AUX or bluetooth connection

HOW TO PLAY

  • Pick someone to be the quiz master.
  • Connect a smart device to your speaker and then play a list of songs. Head over to our list of 250+ best karaoke songs if you need some ideas. 
  • Get each player to guess both the artist and song title
  • At the end of the quiz, total up each players score and then name the winner! 

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8. One Word Wonder

This one is super easy to play and great if you’re looking for a good team game to get everyone involved. Plus you don’t need any equipment!

What You’ll Need

  • Just your players

How to Play

  • Divide everyone into two teams,
  • Choose a popular song and then select any word in the lyrics of the chosen song.
  • Each team must nominate a player to start singing a song with the chosen word in it. 
  • Keep going back and forth between the two teams until one side can’t think of another song. 
  • Repeat with a new song and chosen word. 

9. Guess the Song

This is a super simple game to play when each person is performing. It gets everyone involved and everbody loves a bit of friendly competition at a party. Plus, you won’t need much equipment to play. 
 

What You’ll Need

  • Your karaoke setup
  • A piece of paper and a pen for each player

How to Play

  • The singer gets to choose a song to perform and then the rest of the players have to guess the artist and song name. 
  • Each player gets a go at being the singer and the person with the most correct guesses at the end wins!

10. Song Charades

If you’re looking for an easy karaoke party game, then you can’t get much better than charades. You don’t need any equipment and most people already know the rules, making it a great game to play between songs. 
 

What you’ll need

  • Just your guests!

How to Play Charades

  • Each guest needs to get in a pair. 
  • One person in the pair thinks of a song. 
  • The player then tries to act it out without making any noise and their partner must guess what it is in under a minute.
  • If they manage to, they earn a point. 
  • You can hold up your fingers to indicate the number word you are trying to act out. 
 
 
So there you go! Those are the 10 best karaoke games that you can play at your next party!
 
Have a look at our ultimate karaoke party guide for tips and ideas on equipment, entertainment, supplies, snacks, drinks, games and more! 
 
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