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40th Birthday Party Games – Free Printables for 2024

If you’re looking for some super fun 40th birthday party games, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got you covered with 12 super fun and free printable 40th birthday games that will definitely get the party started!

Turning 40 is a momentous occasion. It’s a time to celebrate with your friends and loved ones, and to look back on all that you’ve accomplished in the past four decades. And what better way to celebrate than with some birthday party games!

Whether you’re looking for something fun and silly or something a little more competitive, we’ve got you covered. Simply download the printable games you want to play, print it out, and get ready to have some fun!

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Free Printable 40th Birthday Games

Celebrating a 40th birthday is a special occasion. Whether you are planning a party for someone else or celebrating your own milestone, commemorate the event with games that are enjoyed by people of all ages. 

Is it really possible to find birthday party games that both kids AND adults will enjoy? The answer is a resounding yes!

We’ve put together all of our favorite free printable and unforgettable 40th birthday party games for adults and kids to enjoy. These games are sure to get everyone laughing and having a good time.

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40th Birthday Party Games

To play these fun 40th party games you’ll need to download them, then print them out.

The links to download all of the games are found at the bottom of the page.

These 40th birthday party games can be printed in color or black and white on either A4 or Letter size paper. Please make sure that your printer settings are set to “fit to page” and “portrait” orientation for it to print correctly. Download and print them as many times as you like for your own personal use.

Make sure you have lots of pens handy to play these games. If you are not planning on sitting down at a table to play these games, clipboards are also recommended to make things easier.


Please note: The actual games that you can download do not have the ‘sample’ watermark on them.

Scroll down and check out all the 40th birthday party games printable images, then find the links to download at the end of the page.

You must check out these awesome personalized 40th birthday photo collages. They are absolutely perfect for a 40th birthday party and a beautiful keepsake gift. They are also available for other milestone birthdays. Find them right here.

40th keepsake gift

Photo credit: ApolloGraphicDesign

Games for a 40th Birthday Party

The first games featured in this article are 40th Birthday Trivia, Birthday ABC’s, and Cake-a-Gories. Scroll down to see the examples of the 40th birthday game ideas and find the download links at the bottom of the page.

Birthday Trivia

This is a fun game to test your guests’ knowledge with a trivia game custom-tailored to the birthday honoree. The winner is the person with the most correct answers.

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Birthday ABCs

This is a fun game where each player must think of a descriptive word to describe the birthday person, with each letter of the alphabet. The birthday honoree must vote on the best answers for the winner.

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This game is similar to the very popular Scattergories game. To play you must think of a word that fits into each category. At the end of the game compare the answers and let the birthday person pick the best ones.

games for a 40th birthday party

40th Party Games

The next 40th party games are Word Scramble, What’s in your Phone, What’s in your Purse and Birthday Gift Bingo. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find the links to download each game.

Word Scramble

This is a fun word scramble game. The first person to unscramble all of the words wins. An answer sheet is provided for your convenience with the download.

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What’s in your Phone

This is a fun game where you must look through your phone and find things that match the given criteria. The first person to find something in their phone that matches all of the categories wins the game. This is definitely a fun game to play at an adult birthday party and teenagers love it too.

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What’s in your Purse

This is a similar game to “What’s in your Phone” but with purse items. Each player must search through their handbag or purse and find any items that appear on the list. The winner is the person with the most points according to the scorecard. You can play this as a single player game or team up.

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Birthday Gift Bingo

This fun birthday bingo game is also a guessing game. At the start of the game each player must write on each square of the bingo game with gifts they think that the birthday person will receive. The winner is the person who guesses the most presents and can yell “bingo” first as the presents are opened.

40th birthday party games printable


You absolutely must grab one of these amazing personalized 40th Birthday Newspaper Posters for a fantastic 40th birthday party decoration and keepsake.

It will be a massive hit with the birthday boy or girl and the party guests will love it too. Find them right here.

40th birthday keepsake

Photo credit: MeStoryDesigns

40th Birthday Party Activities

The next 40th birthday party activities include a 40th Birthday Time Capsule, Birthdays Around the World game, Birthday Adlibs, I’ve Never game and Would you Rather game. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find the download links for these fun games to play at 40th birthday party.

Time Capsule

This birthday time capsule game is a wonderful keepsake for the birthday person to have for years to come. Ask all the party guests to write a message for the time capsule. It could be advice, predictions or just funny anecdotes for the birthday boy or girl.

Seal all the messages in a time capsule for the next 5 years or even 10 years for the next milestone birthday.

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Around the World

This next game is Birthdays Around the World. How many ways do the party guests know how to say Happy Birthday? Simply match the language with the country. The winner has the most correct answers. Don’t worry – we’ve got all the answers included for you with the download.

40th birthday games for family

Birthday Adlibs

This is a fun game where the guests take turns making up a funny story about the birthday person. The catch is that they can only use the parts of speech given on the printable. The winner is the person with the funniest story.

free printable 40th birthday games

I’ve Never Game

For this game, each player must take turns confessing things they have never done before in their life. If the player has done the thing, then they must put a check mark next to that item. The winner is the person with the most “I’ve nevers.”

40th birthday party games for adults

Would you Rather

This classic party game is sure to get your guests thinking and laughing. Pose hypothetical scenarios and have your guests choose which option they would rather do.

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We are sure that these fun birthday party games that will keep both kids AND adults entertained! With a little bit of creativity, you can find games that everyone will love. So get ready to have some fun!

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There are plenty of birthday party games out there that are sure to please every guest at your celebration—whether they’re 8 years old or 80 years old!

We sincerely hope you enjoyed our selection of fun 40th birthday games for family and friends; now it’s time to get planning so you can have the best birthday party ever!

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Party Games for 40th Birthday Party

  • 40th Birthday Trivia
  • 40th Birthday ABCs
  • Cake-a-gories
  • Word Scramble
  • What’s in your Phone
  • What’s in your Purse
  • 40th Birthday Bingo
  • 40th Birthday Time Capsule
  • Birthdays Around the World Game
  • 40th Birthday Adlibs
  • 40th Birthday I’ve Never
  • 40th Birthday Would you Rather

No matter what kind of party you are throwing, games are always a great way to liven things up and keep guests entertained throughout the evening. With these 12 ideas, you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy!

Download your free 40th birthday games below.

40th Birthday Games

Birthday ABC

Around the World

Birthday Adlibs

Bday Bingo

I’ve Never

Bday Trivia


Time capsule

Whats in your Phone

Whats in your Purse

Word Scramble

Would you Rather


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