Table Topics - A Smart Party Game for Adult Students

Thought-provoking Introductions and Conversations

table topics cubes and some question cards
Table Topics Original. Cristy Clarke

I picked up my first box of Table TopicsTM on a whim while shopping in one of those funky little shops you see in the artsy parts of any city. A four-inch clear acrylic cube holds 135 cards, each with a provocative question that is sure to inspire lively, and meaningful, conversation. These little cards make a great game for the classroom or meeting room, around the table, or on the patio. Use them at any gathering of adults when you want stimulating conversation.

Group Size

Ideal for up to 10. Divide larger groups.


Introductions at a meeting, in the classroom, around the pool, at a party, anytime you want to inspire conversation.

Time Needed

Depends on the number of people and the time you allow for conversation after each introduction and answer.

Materials Needed

Cube of Table TopicsTM and a clock or watch.


Select a person to begin, and ask him or her to pick a card from the Table TopicsTM cube. Explain that the person should give his or her name, and answer the question. Depending on the amount of time you have, allow a few minutes of conversation about the person's response, and then pass the cube to the next person.

Card examples:

  • Which piece of land would you wish to have preserved forever?
  • What's your favorite quotation?
  • What song evokes the strongest memories for you?


Table TopicsTM offers nine different sets of questions: Original, Family Gathering, Gourmet, Family, Teen, Couples, Girls' Night Out, Spirit, and Book Club. Choose the subject matter most appropriate for your group.​

For more information, visit Table Topics.

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Peterson, Deb. "Table Topics - A Smart Party Game for Adult Students." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, Peterson, Deb. (2020, August 26). Table Topics - A Smart Party Game for Adult Students. Retrieved from Peterson, Deb. "Table Topics - A Smart Party Game for Adult Students." ThoughtCo. (accessed March 30, 2023).