Use these classic and fun games to light up your annual Diwali party.

For most people across the nation, the pandemic’s respite has long since vanished from memory. How else would you account for the luxury permeating this year’s Diwali festivities? We’re talking enormous gift-buying binges, carefully designed food hampers, lighting, and the works. In addition to necessary components like thumping music and intoxicating drinks, games are a staple of any festive Rolodex. Particularly the kind that will energize even the most reserved of relatives. Here are some tips for maximizing the festival of lights.

Try out these fun activities over the Diwali season.


A Diwali tradition, it is said that individuals who play cards on this day would receive the blessings of the goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi. This is because the game’s nature entails the circulation of cards, representing the flow of energy and enabling everyone to prosper. There are various game varieties, but the traditional one involves dealing cards clockwise, placing bets, and having players play if they have sufficient cards or fold if they don’t. This one will keep everyone on the edge of their seats because it is intricate and strategically highlighted.


This is the game to play if you’re organizing a big event, like a neighborhood party with everyone coming. Bingo is a thrilling game of chance, despite frequently being associated with older people. Each participant must match a number that the host picks at random to a series of numbers printed in various configurations on cards. They shout “Bingo!” to notify the other players and claim a prize when the numbers are arranged in a row. You might urge players to switch cards halfway through or add images and fun facts to each number to add spice. You need to add some fun tasks and prizes.


Forget UNO; family feuds have broken out over this time-honored game that requires two teams, a deck of unique cards, and a lot of ingenuity. Each team member selects a card from a terrace and attempts to create pictures that allude to the word written on the card. This excludes any numerical, alphabetical, or verbal cues. Whoever makes the most guesses wins. Create your own rules and provide fun challenges for each incorrect guess to take the game up a notch. Alternatively, try your luck each time someone guesses correctly.


Rummy, another traditional Diwali game, is a straightforward card game at its core where players attempt to create sets and sequences of cards. Ten cards must be evenly distributed among all participants by one dealer before the fun can begin. Depending on the number of participants, the remaining deck or a second deck is placed face down in the middle of the table. The discard pile is started by turning the top face up. The game’s goal is to match sets—three or four of a kind—and eliminate your cards. The winner of each hand deals with the next hand. With each turn, players may additionally draw cards from the standard deck. They can also put a card in the discard pile to add to an already-existing set. Whoever discards all of their cards first wins! If you haven’t tried it yet, give this one a try.


Hear us out: while Monopoly may have a poor reputation for dragging on, only a few other games require you to play the long game. In truth, the objective of this board game is to maintain financial stability while causing rivals to fail. What is the ideal method to accomplish this? Buy land and develop it. The winner is the person who is still playing. In addition to the game’s family-friendly nature, it’s an exciting way to test your loved ones’ abilities while learning a little about finances. Find themed Monopoly board games to add excitement; we’ve heard the Game of Thrones version stands out.

Flash (Teen Patti)

This killer card game, a must-have for Diwali celebrations, rounds out the list. Before starting to play, participants place bets in the center, similar to blackjack. Then, three cards from a 52-card deck sans Jokers are dealt to each. Following this, you might continue playing without increasing your stakes, or you could put additional money into the center and do so. With each wager, the stakes rise. By the end of the game, whoever has the best or highest hand wins.