10 Fun Drinking Games And How To Play Them
We've compiled a list of the best drinking games we could find, complete with all the rules, additions, and tips on how to get everyone as drunk as possible as quickly as possible.
If you're itching to learn some new fun drinking games to play with the mates, then look no further. From now on your nights will be filled with drunken stupors and mindless fun!
Number of players:
Items needed: Shot roulette drinking set with 16 shot glasses
Summary: Russian Roulette, but with liquor.
Setup: Fill all 16 shot glasses and place them in the roulette set.
All players place their bets like in roulette, and the wheel is spun.
If the number that comes up corresponds to your shot glass, you drink, and the glass is refilled.
Tip: Place some tasty shots and some nastier shots in the shot glasses. That way you get the bonus of surprise!
Cheers to the Governor
Number of players: 4 or more.
Summary: Counting has never been this difficult!
Setup: All players sit in a circle with alcohol in hand.
Go around the circle with each player counting a number, from 1 up to 21.
The "21" player should not say his number. Instead all players toast the "21" player by drinking and shouting "cheers to the governor!".
The "21" player gets to make up a rule. The rule should relate to the numbers being counted. For example, "instead of saying a number with a 1 in it, the player should take a drink and skip their go". These rules quickly stack up, so stay alert!
If a player breaks a rule they should drink and the counting begins from 1 again.
Tip: Think up good rules, the rules make the game:
Switch the numbers 7 and 14. Whoever hesitates or messes up drinks!
Cluck like a chicken instead of saying 2.
Flip, Sip or Strip
Number of players: Preferable between three to five
Items needed: A coin, clothing
Summary: Flip a coin to decide if you should strip or drink
Flip a coin and, while it's in the air, call heads or tails.
If you guessed correctly, you're safe. Pass the coin to your right, or you can choose to flip again.
Guessing correctly twice in a row allows you to pass the coin to anyone you like.
Guessing correctly three times allows you to put an article of clothing back on.
If you guessed wrong, pass the coin to your left and choose between taking off one item of clothing (pairs, like socks, count as a single item), or drinking.
You cannot do the same thing (strip or sip) twice in a row.
Tip: Play with members of the opposite sex (or sexual orientation)
The Fat Penguin
Number of players: At least two
Items needed: Cards or anything else that can indicate two hidden options.
Summary: Basically it's about getting to know each other better – whilst getting drunk. Pose a question and guess what others answer individually. Nothing breaks the ice like... The Fat Penguin - especially when drinking!
Setup: Each player receives two cards (one red and one black).
Player 1 thinks of a personal question with two options and asks it out loud. Could be:
- Would you rather win $1.000 (green) or have your best friend win $ 10.000 (red)?
- Would you rather give up your mom’s love (green) or the respect of your friends (red)?
- Would you rather have sex with the person on your right (green) or on your left (red)?
Everybody answers what they prefer, in secret, and player 1 must now guess everybody’s individual answer, one at a time. For each incorrect guess player 1 drinks. For each correct guess the person being guessed drinks.
The questions are from the (free!) smart phone app: The Fat Penguin, where more inspiration for other questions can be found. There is also a board game with the same name.
Check it out on Google Play
Number of players: 2 and up
Items needed: A glass, table, beer, two dice
Setup: Fill the glass 3/4 of the way with beer and place it in the center of the table. Players sit around the table.
Each player throws both dice, the player with the greatest combined number starts.
Each player in turn rolls both dice. If they get a combined 7, 11 or double (meaning two of the same), they choose who must drink. If not, they pass the dice to the next person (clockwise).
Once a drinker is selected, they should grab the cup in the center and start chugging. The dice roller cannot touch the dice until the drinker touches the glass. The roller must try roll a 7-11-double before the drinking finishes chugging the glass.
If the drinker finishes drinking before a 7-11-double is rolled, the empty glass is placed in the center, refilled, and the next person gets the dice.
If the roller gets a 7-11-double before the drinker finished then the drinker must drink again, until he manages to finish the cup before a 7-11-double is rolled.
Tip: This game will get you very drunk. You might want to apply the hero rule if a player needs to chug a lot. It simply means that someone else can take the glass and drink in their place, becoming a "hero".