Best Drinking Games for Your Party

Tired of beer pong? It may be a classic, but it’s certainly not the only drinking game around. And, there’s only so many times you can play before your friends start to get bored. That being the case, the next time you have a party, consider introducing any (or all) of these drinking games.

King’s Cup

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For this game, all you need is a deck of cards, some alcohol, and a few friends. To start, everyone draws a card one at a time. Each card will be associated with different instructions. You can find pre-made lists of instructions online, or you can make your own. For example, anytime someone draws a queen, all the girls in the group have to take a drink and so on. This game is fun for both large and small parties and doesn’t require a lot of setup.

Drunk Jenga

This game is similar to King’s Cup, except you use Jenga pieces instead of cards. Write instructions on each piece using a permanent marker. Depending on what piece a player gets, they have to follow those instructions. Some ideas of things to write might be “blondes” or “cat owners” to indicate who has to drink. Again, you can find more ideas online or DIY your own. Otherwise, you will play Jenga using the original rules.

Never Have I Ever

A classic. This game is an excellent choice because you don’t need any extra supplies or preparation to play. Plus, it can be a fun way to break the ice and get to know everyone on a (way) more personal level. If you’ve never played, here’s how it works. Someone thinks up something they’ve never done before, such as, “Never have I ever gone skinny dipping.” If anyone has gone skinny dipping, they have to take a drink.

Would You Rather

For this game, everyone has to answer a ‘Would You Rather’ question. So you could say something like, “Would you rather never be able to speak again or never be able to stop talking?” Then, you collect everyone’s answers. You can have everyone write down their answers and tally them up, or you could verbally share them. But, whoever says they’d rather do the minority answer has to drink.

Board Games

Pretty much any board game can be converted into a drinking game. Chances are you probably have one lying around. These are fun because playing the game is fun by itself – the alcohol makes it even more so. Some examples include Scrabble, Monopoly, Cards Against Humanity, and Battleship (aka Battleshots). Look for some suggestions on how to bring alcohol into the game, or make up your own.

TV Shows and Movies

Another classic. While you and your friends watch a TV show or a movie, take a drink every time something happens, or something is said. This game is so popular because you can play it during virtually any show. Just put on some Netflix, and you’re ready to start. And as always, you can find suggestions online for different shows, like Friends or The Bachelor. So for example, if you were to watch The Big Bang Theory, one of the rules may be to drink when someone says “Penny”.

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