Alcohol is as old as time, or at least as old are we are. Even thousands of years ago, our ancestors drank to forget, or at least to have some fun. And while drinking is quite enjoyable by itself, nothing helps one blow off steam like a good night of fun drinking games with friends. Here are some games you can try out the next time you’re out!
1. Never Have I ever
Beginning with a classic, Never Have I Ever is a fairly simple game. One player mentions a thing they have never done, and all of the other players who have done the thing, take a sip of their drink.
2. Kings Cup
In this game, a deck of cards is dealt to a group of friends. Each card value is associated with a particular rule (eg. 2 could mean the person who drew the card has to give out two drinks to two people) and the players must perform the activity as per the card drawn.
Source: Stock Snap
3. Drink Murder
To be played in a group of at least four, in this game, one player is assigned as the “Murderer” or the “Killer” by picking a card. Once cards have been assigned to everyone, the murderer may wink at another person in the group, thereby “killing” them. The other person is required to wait a few seconds, and then leave the game, or feign death. The other players can meanwhile guess who the killer is, and if one wants to make a guess, they can begin by saying, “I accuse…”. If their accusation or guess is incorrect, they must take a sip of their drink. If it is correct, everyone must drink.
4. Beer Pong/ Beirut
In this game, the only thing you need are paper cups with beer (unless you want to accidentally trip over a glass and make a mess.) Two players stand at opposing ends of a table, and each try to throw a ping pong ball into the beer cups. If a player successfully puts the ball in the cup, the other player has to drink all the beer in the cup. Not only is this one of the most fun drinking games, it is also one of the easiest.
To play this game, you’ll need at least 4 players or more. Every player must pick up a hand signal that they have to remember (such as waving, or pinching one’s nose). Once everyone has picked up a hand signal, all the players must remember all the hand signals in the group. Then, a player should be chosen to go first, who begins the game with a drum roll, and proceeds to throw his chosen hand signal. This player then has to throw another hand signal, chosen by another player. The other player (whose hand signal the first player threw) must respond immediately by throwing their hand signal again, and continue to throw another player’s hand signal. The game will continue until someone messes up a hand signal or forgets it’s their turn, at which point the loser has to take a sip of their drink. Then the loser becomes the first player, and the whole process begins again.
6. Straight Face
This uncomplicated game only requires a pen and a paper. A number of funny sentences are to be written on a piece of paper, and passed around so everyone can read out loud the sentences one by one. While this is done, everyone, including the reader, must keep a straight face. If any of the players chuckle, giggle, laugh, or even smile, they must take a sip of their drink.
To play this game, you must first acquire (or buy) a deck of modified cards with instructions on each of them. The game is simple – a player has to draw a card. If what the card says applies to you (eg. If you like cottage cheese, take a drink), you must take a sip of your drink.
8. Back to Back
In this game, two players are required to sit with their backs to each other, while the rest of the groups asks questions (e.g. which of you two is more likely to get into a fist fight?). Out of the two players, whoever thinks the question applies to them, takes a sip. If both players take a sip, both of them have to take another sip. If neither takes a sip, the both of them have to take a sip.
9. Drunk Bingo
Without a doubt, any party would be incomplete without a game of Bingo. To add more fun to this popular game, one can modify the rows and columns on the Bingo card to have more drinking-related options.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
10. Truth or Dare
There’s no way you don’t know how this goes – but for those of you who were apparently born yesterday – in this popular game, a bottle is spun while a group of players sits around the bottle. Whoever the bottle points towards, must either choose to speak a truth, or perform a dare (a task).
Did you like these games? Comment below to tell us if you tried any!