An engaging conversation can be a great way to get to know someone. Whether it’s your partner you’ve been with for decades or a new coworker that has just joined your office, one conversation can alter the trajectory of a relationship and help form a solid bond. Getting to that conversation isn’t always easy which is why we like using conversation starter cards.
When it comes to using conversation starter cards, the audience dictates the type of cards that are appropriate. Are you hosting an icebreaker session at your workplace? There are cards for that. Want to try something new on family game night? Check out our family-friendly conversation starter card set below. Hosting a dinner party or finally getting a date night with just you and your significant other? Spark engaging, revealing and in some cases intimate conversations with a tailored card set.
Whether you’re hanging out in person or catching up on a video call, conversation starter cards are a great way to get to know someone and in many cases, get to know yourself.
For a conversation starter card kit that can go from the boardroom to the living room, we recommend TableTopics. The set of 135 cards includes questions that are appropriate for family settings, hanging out with friends and workplace icebreaker sessions. Intended for use by those ages 12 and up, the set features several ‘safe’ topics that won’t ignite heated debates and instead focus on helping players get to know each other through series of fun and introspective questions.
Pros: Customers who own the original TableTopics set will still want to get the 10th-anniversary edition, which includes more than 25 new questions.
Cons: The cards come in a clear plastic box that can easily crack during shipping
2. After Dinner Amusements: Family Time
Switch things up on the family game night or keep the conversation flowing during family get-togethers with the After Dinner Amusements: Family Time. Housed in a colorful tin box, the set of conversation starter cards are great icebreakers for young kids and adults. Filled with thought-provoking and fun questions that spark conversation, the cards are a great way for family members to get to know one another and share some of their favorite memories and future goals.
Pros: After Dinner Amusements has a wide variety of family-friendly conversation starter card kits, including a travel theme, holiday theme, trivia, music and charades.
Cons: With only 50 cards, the Family Time set is the smallest on our list.
3. Let’s Mingle Conversation Starters for Adults
What’s your ultimate dealbreaker? What’s the most annoying question people ask you? Find out how your friends, coworkers, family members or partner would answer these questions and more with the Let’s Mingle Conversation Starters for Adults. A great pick for dinner parties and casual work settings, the conversation starter cards can help users get to know new friends as well as those closest to them. Fight the lull in conversations on car trips and during first meetups with this engaging set of cards.
Pros: The Let’s Mingle set includes 110 questions that are appropriate for those ages 17 and up.
Cons: The cards are rather thin and the box is cardboard and can easily rip.
4. Intimacy Deck by BestSelf
Whether you’ve been with your partner for years or you are still getting to know one another, the Intimacy Deck by BestSelf provides several question cues that help users better understand their partner. Covering a wide variety of topics, users can choose from one of the 150 cards included in the deck. The cards are designed to foster a greater connection between partners and spark romance.
Pros: The cards are organized into six sections and include Past, Life, Relationship, Intimacy, About You and Random.
Cons: Some deeply personal questions may cause tension between partners.