Texting Games 2016: Since everyone owns a smartphone and there are many chat apps to send and receive free text messages, new texting games have been invented that allows the players to pass the time while texting. You can easily play these texting games with your friends whenever you want.

We live in a world where there are many smartphones and tablets and everyone owns one of these devices. So, to make it easy for everyone to stay connected with their loved ones, new messaging apps have been launched. All these apps are free to download and use which makes it extremely easy for anyone to start sending messages.

Using these chat applications, you can play fun texting games with your friends to pass your time. There are many games that you can play over text and in this article, we are going to list down some of the best games that are simple yet interesting.

If you text your friends a lot, then you should be aware of these texting games of 2016, so that you can start a game when the conversation starts becoming boring.

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Best Texting Games of 2016

1. Story Builder

One of the coolest games to play over text is Story Builder. To begin the game, you need to write a sentence on anything and send it to your friend. He/she will then write another sentence in relation to the previous one carrying the story forward. This way, you both have to come up with new sentences to build a whole story.

The best part about this game is that you can play it with your whole group of friends. And, you can expect that the game will become hilarious as new parts of the story is developed.

2. 20 Questions

This game is probably the most engaging one out of all the games in this list. To begin the game of 20 Questions, you have to keep a person or a thing in your mind and tell your friends to start asking questions.

These questions will be aimed at getting a clue to reveal what you are thinking about. Your friends only have 20 questions to figure out what you have on your mind. At the end of these questions, they have to answer or at least guess it. If they are correct, they win; it they are wrong, you win.

You can also make it easy for your friends to guess by limiting your thoughts to a particular genre or topic.

3. I Spy

I Spy is one of the classic games that everyone plays while taking long road trips. But you can also play this game over text by giving clues to your friends.

To begin the texting game of I Spy, you have to tell your friends where you are and then start giving them clues about a particular object in your surrounding so that they can make a guess. You can either give them clues, tell them the first letter of the object or send a picture over text and ask them to find the object from it based on the clues you have given.

4. Would You Rather?

Would You Rather is one of the craziest game that you can play with your friends to pass your time in a fun and hilarious way.

In the game, you have to put your friends in a particular situation and give them two options to choose from. You can give them some hilarious situation so that whatever option they choose ends up in a hilarious response.

5. Guess The Character

To begin the game of Guess The Character, you have to impersonate a character and ask your friends to guess who it is.

You can impersonate anyone – celebrity, sports person, a famous book character, a fictional character or any common friend – as long as they can guess it. Then, you can give them hints like things that only these characters would say and things that only they would do.

6. Kiss, Marry, Kill

This one is the most popular game of all time and has also became one of the best texting games recently. I am pretty sure you are familiar with the concept of Kiss, Marry, Kill.

To begin this game, you have to give name of 3 persons to your friends and ask them which one they would kiss, which one they would marry and which one they would kill. To make things more interesting, play the game in groups and drop names that will make your friend uncomfortable.

You do need to remember one thing while playing this game – don’t take offense to anything as it is meant to be a fun and light-hearted game.

7. Silly Pictures

Are you and your friends big fans of memes and funny images? If yes, then you are going to love this game. Silly Pictures is one of the best and silliest texting games of 2016.

To play this game, you have to send a funny picture to your friends and ask them to do the same. Within a few minutes, you will have received a ton of funny images in your chat. To make things interesting, limit yourself to a particular topic or genre like Star Wars or any other thing.

8. What If?

Ever wondered what would happen if you had taken a different decision in your life? What If is exactly the game that you need to play to explore more options.

Start the game by asking your friends about a particular decision that they took in their life. Then, ask them what if they had taken some other step? This will become an engaging discussion as everyone will be giving an amazing response.

You need to know that all the answers are right and none of them are wrong as these a re hypothetical scenarios. The answers you get might be funny and logical but don’t expect them to be so all the time.

9. Abbreviations

The name of the game pretty much gives away the concept. In Abbreviations, you have to guess what a particular acronym means.

When you play this game, you don’t have to write popular acronyms like WTF, BRB and ask what they mean. Instead, come up with your own acronyms and ask your friends to guess it. You can also drop a hint to make the guess work easy.

10. Simple Quiz

Out of all the best texting games of 2016 in this list, this one might not be the favorite of most people, but it surely is popular among many.

Simple Quiz keeps everyone busy for a long time and helps increase the general knowledge of the participants at the same time. You have to ask a question to your friends to start this game. To keep things interesting, ask questions that they can’t search on the Internet, like a mathematical equation or a trick question.


These are some of the best and funny texting games that you can play with your friends. All you need to have is an Internet connection and a smartphone to play these games.

If you are a big fan of such games and you play them often, then share your views with us via the comments section below. Also, suggest some other games to play over text and explain their concept so that we all can try out something new.



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