There are a lot of games, it really dpednes on the number of guests. We tend to play the WII a lot when people are over. We have all the sports games, and a huge favorite seems to be the lawn darts game. Everyone gets caught up, and none of these games really require gaming skills, they're basically like playing the real game indoors. If you don't have a WII, then charades is always fun, as a name mentioned. So are enter games like Cranium, Dirty Minds (not as terrible as it sounds), Trivial Pursuit, and Survival of the Fittest You can also try card games, and even some drinking games (if you chose drinking games, make sure you take guests keys at the door and make sure they get a cab to get home safely or waste the night). Or, depending on your guests and the weather, you can even take it outdoors and play some law games, like croquette, lawn darts and volleyball (just make an imaginary line that will serve as the net and set up plastic cups for boundaries).But you don't really need games to get everyone talking. We find the most fun we have with guests tend to be with a bottle of excellent wine meeting around the firepit and talking about all kinds of things. If your a excellent host, you will be able to get everyone mingling and having a fantastic time. It may seem like a huge party would be more fun, but the fewer (and closer) the people you have, the more real fun you'll have. Excellent luck, hope it all works out!