Drinking and playing games are both fun on their own, but combining them is a great way to take a party or even a small get-together to the next level. But as much as we love a good game of beer pong, you’ll need a few more of the best drinking games in your arsenal at some point to mix things up. After all, different things make life interesting.
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There are many different kinds of drinking games, like drinking card games, drinking board games, and drinking games for two people. Even games that don’t normally involve drinking can be turned into some of the most fun drinking games ever. What’s 4? When you lose, take a shot. How about Chutes and Ladders? When you have to go down the slide, take a shot. Which will it be? I challenge you to give it a try.
But while flip cup and beer pong are almost like sports, drinking games don’t have to be high-energy. You can sit on the couch and watch them. Like, have you ever played a drinking game during a movie? Listen to us: Google “drinking game” and the name of your favourite movie, and you’re sure to find one. Even like, Finding Nemo. We swear.
Keeping this in mind, if you’re creative enough, you can make almost anything into a drinking game. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve put together 24 of the best drinking games for your next party, no matter how big or small it is.
Like board games, drinking games vary a lot in how fun they are based on how many people are playing. Some games are better for a big group, while others can be played with just two to four people. And if people are already working hard to get a big buzz, games with too many rules might not be a good idea. So, having the right game ready to go is great. To make things easier, we’ve put some of our favourite games into groups based on how many people they’re best for. These range from games that are fun for just two people to party games for a big group.
Even though all drinking games have rules that “require” you to drink at certain points, remember that they’re just games. If you’ve had too much or just don’t want to drink anymore, you can and should stop whenever you want to. It’s not hazing; the point is to let loose and have fun. In fact, drinking a glass of water works just as well for many creative games as drinking a cup of coffee. To be involved, you need to have something in your hands.
We’ve told you how to play each game, so all you need to do is get the supplies you need. We’ve also told you where you can get those supplies. It’s time to put on your game face, whether you’re drinking the best summer beers or the best cheap vodka.
Truth or Drink Drinking Card Game
Cut, Truth or Drink is a popular YouTube channel that made a drinking game for two people. The goal of the game is to either tell the truth or get really drunk. It could be one of the easiest drinking card games on our list. All you have to do is take turns picking up cards and reading the question to the person you are playing with. Then, they can either answer the question honestly or take a shot. This is one of the funniest drinking games on our list. On Cut’s YouTube channel, there are a tonne of funny gameplay videos that you have to watch before buying. You should definitely click that “buy” button.
Do or Drink Game
Oh, you haven’t heard about Do or Drink, the newest and most exciting drinking card game? Let us fill you in. The drinking game for two is easy, and we’re sure you and your favourite drinking buddy will have fun with it. Start by putting the black cards and the white cards in separate piles. The first player will then pick a white card and read it out loud. Then, they’ll do what it says, and then the other player will pick a white card and do what it says. Keep going until one of you picks up a white card that says “DRAW.” Then, that player must pick up a black card and either do what it says or drink. If the task is done correctly, the player can keep the card and use it as a point. At the end, count how many black cards each player has, and that will tell you who won.
It’s like Battleship, but you can shoot. The idea couldn’t be more simple, which is why it’s so smart. If you’re somehow unfamiliar, Battleship is a classic two-player game in which opponents take turns trying to guess the position of their opponents’ “ships,” which are pegs arranged on a grid. There are a few different ways to make this game for kids into one that adults can drink with. You can either arrange a larger board with shot glasses acting as the ships, or you can simply use a regular Battleship board and have the shots off to the side. One of the best ways to play is to make your own with a couple of pizza boxes (it’s a party, there has to be pizza). If you wanted to, you could also play in two small teams.
The thing about classics is that they’ve been around for a long time for a reason. Beer Pong is one of the easiest drinking games to learn, but it’s also one of the hardest to get good at. If you don’t know how it works, it’s simple: Each side sets up six cups in the shape of a pyramid, and then teams of two take turns throwing ping pong balls into each cup. The game is won by the first team to empty all of the cups of the other team. Is it one of the best games ever to get people to drink? Maybe, my friend. It’s possible.
Each group of friends may have its own rules, but the most common is to put beer in each cup and drink it when the ball lands in that cup. This 50-pack of ping-pong balls from MAPOL will make sure you never run out.
Flip Cup is probably the drinking game on this list that can make the most noise and mess, but it’s also often the most fun. People split into two teams and put a cup of beer or liquor on either side of a table. When the game starts, the first person on each side must finish their drink, put the lip of their cup on the edge of the table, and then flip it back over to the right side up using only their fingertips. Then the next person can start.
It’s one of the best drinking games for big groups because it’s fast-paced and fun. If you don’t want to make a mess on a surface you already have, buy a folding table like this one from Flash Furniture so you have a place to compete that isștiit. You can work with other people, and Flip Cup is usually played with a group. But since it’s played by two-person teams, there’s no reason why it couldn’t be played by just two people.
You’ll need: drinks
This is a quick and easy game to play when people are starting to nod off. All you have to do is sit around a table and choose a hand gesture. You could pick a victory sign or just let your mind wander (or get dirty). The game starts when everyone slams their hands on the table. You start with your hand action, then do someone else’s action while the others keep thumping.
Now, the person whose turn it was to move their hand does it again, and so does the person whose turn he wants next. If you make a mistake or take too long to respond, you have to drink. You could also make a sound for everyone and do the action AND the sound to make the game more fun. Catch on?