20 Most Popular Instagram Story Games

Instagram story games article

Games are great, everybody loves them, no question and doubt about that! They are excellent tools that can be used in various areas; even in marketing. Many social media such as Facebook enable you to play games with your friends on the platform. But how about Instagram Story games? Have you ever thought about how you can play games on Instagram?

Luckily, it is (almost) possible to play games on Instagram Story. In this article, we’re going to show you how you can create Instagram Story games and how you can gain more engagement by using them. So, sit tight and enjoy some fresh Instagram games ideas.   

Can we play games on Instagram?

Well, yes and no. Games on Instagram are not exactly like what you have experienced as games on other social media such as Facebook or Telegram. Instagram does not have built-in games; however, with a little bit of creativity, you can play some fun games on Instagram. In the following, we’re going to show you some of the most popular Instagram story games and some ideas to gain more followers via these games. 

How to play games on Instagram stories?

Instagram Story is one of the most flexible parts of Instagram. You can add photos, videos, emoji sliders, questions, quizzes, polls, and even games on it. Many Instagram marketers believe that Story is the best feature that Instagram has ever introduced. It skyrises the engagement and the best part? It only shows up for 24 hours on the platform. 

With a little bit of creativity, you can make your Instagram Story into a game board! With the introduction of Instagram challenge stickers and especially AR filters, whole new opportunities have arisen for game lovers.


Let’s see what type of Instagram story games you can play:

Instagram AR filters

AR filters are all the rage these days. You can find them in your Story and usually, some of them are added for you as default. But you can explore more and find really interesting AR filters to play and enjoy. To find them, on your Story, choose filter and tap on the filter name on the bottom. 

Instagram story games

Then choose “Browse effects” to search many effects in a variety of categories. You can also type games in the search bar to see popular AR filters that can be considered as games. 

Here are some of the best of them:

1- Christopher (from @christianbonalli)

Ever wondered which one of Christopher Nolan movies are you? Have a try!

2- Which Actor? (from @baldshow)

This effect finds out which actor you look like. Well, at least it supposes to!

Instagram story games

3- Draw in 5 seconds game (from @chmnda)

How fast can you draw?

Instagram story games

4- Hand gesture challenge (from @I.M.Noel)

Gesture challenge was one of the most trending Instagram challenges and many celebrities took part in it. 

5- JP Games (from @jpxhelmet)

Blink to jump over the obstacles! JP Games also has other games that you can see on their Instagram profile.

Instagram story games

6- Who’s that Pokémon?! (@hughesp1)

Find out which Pokémon are you using the latest Instagram effect made by Patrick. You can also find other games such as  “Never Have I Ever,” “Squash Game,” and “Sing that Song” on his page. 

Ar story games

Instagram sticker games

Here are some of the games that you can enjoy using Instagram story stickers:

7- Poll Game

What is the poll game on Instagram? Well, simply tell your followers to choose one of the options using an Instagram poll sticker. Here are some of the Instagram Story fun games using polls:

Instagram story games

8- Question and Answer

Turn your “Ask me a Question” sticker to a fine Instagram Story game! 

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9- Quiz game

Instagram quiz stickers are another great way to interact with your followers through games. Ask cool questions and provide four answers for them. The followers who answer most of the questions correctly are winners!


Instagram Story games by template

Finally, the 10th Instagram Story games that we’re going to show you are games by templates. You can find many Instagram game templates on Instagram and other social media such as Pinterest and then post it on Instagram as a Story. Your followers can fill them up and then repost them mentioning your account. 

Here are some of the examples of these types of games:



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Find and Repost the latest Instagram Story games by AiSchedul

You don’t have to check out all the game creators on Instagram or accounts such as @instastorytemp each time to find new templates like Story game templates this:

With AiSchedul, a smart Instagram scheduler and marketing platform, you can easily monitor all your favorite game provider pages on Instagram and repost their content on your page and story without any watermark on them. You can also create your own game templates and schedule them using your computer

Working with AiSchedul is a piece of cake. You only have to sign up for AiSchedul for free. Then add your account(s) and start exploring your dashboard. In “Listening & Repost” and then “Account Monitoring,” you can add your favorite game creators and template pages to keep track of the latest Instagram Story games and simply repost them as a Story on your page.

Final words

Instagram is more than just a platform for sharing videos and images. Now you can actually play games on Instagram Story. Try to make the best of using this feature of Instagram to gain more engagement from your followers.