10 Fun Drinking Games And How To Play Them

Added by Edan Barak on Mar 24, 2019


Number of players: Any number of players (we recommend 3-6 for best results)
Items needed: A cup, a shot glass, alcohol
Summary: Players attempt to bounce a quarter into the shot glass, if they succeed they decide who drinks.
Setup: Place an empty shot glass in the middle of the table (about 10 inches from each player, or move it when it's their turn), with all players sitting by the table.
Each player in their turn attempts to bounce the quarter into the glass. They're only allowed to use the quarter, the table, and the glass to do so.
If successful, the player chooses someone to drink. If not, their turn is over and the quarter is passed to the next player.
Tip: To spice things up, whenever a player gets three quarters into the glass in a row, they can make up a rule that everyone must follow. Rule-breakers must, of course, drink!
ProTip: Some funny Rules:
- You're not allowed to say the words drunk, drank or drink.
- Pointing with your fingers is not allowed!
- You can't refer to anyone by their name.



Number of players: 4 or more.
Items needed: None.
Setup: All players sit around in a circle. Choose a leader.
Each player chooses a gesture at the start of the game.
The game starts with everyone drumming their hands on their laps and singing:
Leader - "What's the name of the game?"
Everyone - "Thumper!"
Leader - "Why do we play?"
Everyone - "To get fucked up!"
Now the drumming stops and the leader does his own gesture, followed by the gesture of another player.
The player whose gesture was used must now do his own gesture and then that of another player.
This continues until someone messes up, or doesn't do it fast enough, in which case they're moved to the last spot (to the right of the leader).
Everyone should shift up to close the gab in seats, moving to their left.
The person who messes up must also drink.
Tip: Your gesture should be quick and easy to do. Examples:
- Flapping your hands near your ears like a bird.
- Touching your nose.
- Sticking your tongue out.


California Kings / Ring of Fire

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.



Number of players: No limits
Items needed: Television, a movie, cut-out mustaches
Setup: Get a (preferably cheesy) movie, places the cut-out mustaches on your t.v. screen
When actor's faces align with one of the mustaches on the screen, everyone drinks.
Cue in hilarity.


Flip Cup (or Cups)

Number of players: At least two
Items needed: Beer, plastic cups (one for each player), a large table
Summary: Basically it's a relay race, but instead of batons there are cups with beer which need to be drunk and then flipped.
Divide the group into two teams with the same number of players. Players from each team sit opposite each other with their cups on the table in front of them. Designate someone as the "judge".
To start the game, the judge shouts, "Drinkers ready! 3, 2, 1 Drink!".
The first racers from each team have to drink their beers, and, once finished, place the empty cup face-up on the table.
Next, they need to try flip the cup using only one hand. The player can only use a quick, one-touch motion to flip the cup.
After any unsuccesfull attempt, or if two hands were used, the cup should be set face-up again and the player can try again.
Once the team member succesfully flips their cup, the next team member can start drinking, and so on.
The winning team is the one that finished drinking and flipping all its cups.
Congratulations, you're drunk!
Tip: Play guys vs gals to get your competitive streak going.

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