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!
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.
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)
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: 4 or more
Items needed: A deck of cards, a large cup
Summary: Draw cards from a deck one at a time, follow the card rules.
Setup: Set the cards face-down in a circle around the cup. All players sit around the table. Decide who begins.
Each "drink" is a normal sip.
Players flip cards over in clockwise order, one at a time. Follow the rules below and do as the card says:
Ace (Aka Waterfall) - Decide if the waterfall goes left or right. Everyone starts drinking and keeps drinking until the person to their left or right (depending on waterfall direction) stops drinking. The last person will probably be drinking a lot, so choose the direction carefully!
2 (Aka Choose) - You can choose someone who should drink.
3 (Aka Me) – You have to drink
4 (Aka Whore) – All the girls have to drink
5 (Aka Thumb) - This rule continues until someone picks up a 5. You can place your thumb on the table whenever you like (should be done discreetly), and the last person to do the same must drink.
6 (Aka Dicks) - All the boys have to drink
7 (Aka Heaven) - You point your finger in the sky, the last person to do the same has to drink
8 (Aka Mate) - You have to drink with the mate of your choice.
9 (Aka Rhyme) - Pick a word. The person next to you must say a word that rhymes, and so on until someone messes up. Whoever messes up drinks!
10 (Aka Categories) – Pick a category, for example "Pets". Going around the group, each person has to say a word that fits with the category, like "dogs" or "cats", etc. Whoever messes up drinks!
Jack (Aka Make a Rule) - You get to make a rule which everyone must follow for the rest of the game (including you). Whoever forgets to obey the rule drinks. A rule could be, for example, that drinking can only be done with your left hand. Go nuts!
Queen (Aka Question Master) - Ask the person next to you a question. The person next to you must then ask the person next to them a question, and so on. The first person to not use a question drinks!
King (Aka Pour) - The game's name is based on this rule for good reason. It's a whammy! You get to pour some of your drink into the glass in the center, and the game continues. Whoever picks up the last king (remember, there are four - keep count!), has to drink the contents of the glass in the center, which should be a mixture of everyone's drinks.
The game ends when the last king is picked up. Time to start over!
Tip: There are many different rules, we just chose our favorite.