How to Play Secret Dinner Mission

Updated on October 15, 2019
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I love playing this game at dinner parties. It adds a lot of fun to the night, and you get to see how creative people can be!

Learn how to spice up your dinner parties with this fun game of covert missions.
Learn how to spice up your dinner parties with this fun game of covert missions. | Source

How to Spice Up Dinner With a Fun Secret Game

This fun little game is exciting and is completely free to make. All you need is a pen and some paper, and you are set to go!

It can be used at any type of party, but it's also very amusing just to play with your family, friends, roommates, etc, at your everyday dinner!

How to Play

Secret Dinner Mission is a fun game that can be played with three or more people. When you sit down at the table, everyone picks a secret dinner mission from the pre-made index cards (see below) before you start to eat.

You have until the last person at the table finishes his or her meal to complete your mission. You are not allowed to disclose or talk about your mission to anyone.

Everyone who completes the mission wins, and you can always give a prize to whoever wins first.

The Dinner Missions

Write the secret missions on little slips of paper. Make sure there are enough for at least one mission per guest (it's OK to have extras). Here are some examples of fun secret mission ideas:

  • You have to steal the fork from the person sitting to your right, without him/her noticing it, so he/she has to ask for a new one.
  • You have to get the person to your left to say the word "Einstein."
  • Get the person sitting to your right to say his or her own name!

It's completely up to you. Write something that applies to the situation.

Don't Be Too Obvious

If you need someone to say "Albert Einstein," it's probably not a good idea to simply ask, "Who invented the theory of relativity?" People will likely guess that the answer has something to do with your mission. And if you get caught trying to complete your mission, you lose!

Watch the Fun!

It's always funny to play Secret Dinner Mission, because you get to see people think very hard to complete their missions and potentially act silly. Let's say you picked the mission "Get the person to your right to say the words: Albert Einstein." How do you complete the mission? You are not allowed to say any of the words yourself, so you will have to twist it a little. You could say bluff and say:

"Hey, how do you think Newton came up with the theory of relativity?" And then hope your target person says, "It wasn't Newton, it was Albert Einstein."

You could also bluff and ask:

"Who invented the theory of relativity?"

But be very careful, because you have to have a reason for asking! Don't make it too obvious. If you just say: "Who invented the theory of relativity?" people will immediately guess that the answer has something to do with your mission.

Likewise, you have to be alert to what people are doing, because they might be trying to complete their mission. It's always funny to see how everyone watches everyone with suspicion to figure out what the missions are.

It probably goes without saying, but if you get caught trying to complete your mission, you lose!

Have Everyone Explain How They Completed Their Missions

Send out the mission before sitting down to dinner. Point out that the players have to keep it top secret and not tell to anyone what the mission is. Explain that everyone has a secret mission, and there is a prize (which you can display somewhere) for the most clever completion of a mission, first one to complete their mission, or other benchmark you agree upon before starting.

When the dinner is over, everyone who has completed their mission should stand up and explain how they completed it. You can award the prize to the person you think did it best. Of course, this is just a suggestion to get you thinking. Try lots of things to find out exactly how to use the secret dinner mission at your party for maximum fun!

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      • hbruhn profile imageAUTHOR


        6 years ago

        @favored: Thanks, I think its mighty fun also :) I am working on a logo for the game right now, so people can download templates for the cards and so.

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        Fay Favored 

        6 years ago from USA

        I do enjoy games and this is one tha seems it might be fun. Sort of like something we used to play when we had gatherings for fall activities.

      • hbruhn profile imageAUTHOR


        6 years ago

        @JanieceTobey: Thanks for your interest... Have fun playing :)

      • JanieceTobey profile image


        6 years ago

        I think we'll give this game a try! It sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing it!

      • hbruhn profile imageAUTHOR


        6 years ago

        @SusanDeppner: Thanks :) I like it very much, I hope you try it sometime.

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        Susan Deppner 

        6 years ago from Arkansas USA

        Sounds like a fun game!


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