Anyone who’s ever had a few drinks with me would tell you the same thing: I’m an absolute light weight. Two to three glasses of wine and I’m the life of a party. You can always count on me to be that person to eagerly shout ‘Let’s play Never Have I Ever!’ after I’ve had a few schoops!
There’s just something about party games that brings out my inner child – not to say that I was an alcoholic growing up – but I just find the very nature of party games to have a bit of boldness to them. It’s almost like we know they seldom end well, yet we’re inclined towards playing them anyways.
So whether party games are about unleashing your inner (non-alcoholic) child or breaking the ice at a staff party, here are some fun drinking games I would recommend 🙂
1. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is one of those games that can go from zero to one hundred real quick! What often starts with innocent statements about things you’ve never done, usually ends with dirty confessions in hopes that someone else will to share your shame.
How to play: The first player in the group kicks things off by saying ‘Never Have I Ever…’ and then professes to something they may or may not have done. Those in the group who have done what the player said takes a sip of their drink, along with the person who made the announcement.
Continue clockwise around the circle until everyone is relatively tipsy. Not sure there are any winner here, but the first person to get drunk usually has a lot of ‘life experience,’ to say the least….
2. Two Truths and a Lie
Another game with a potential to turn dirty – this game was made for those who have a serious poker face! If you’re not versed at telling a white lie without having a bit of chuckle then you may not be going home with a trophy after playing this!
How to play: The first player in the circle makes up three statements about themselves – two of which are true while the one that remains is a lie. The other players have to guess which of the three statements are true and which one is a complete and utter lie! Too easy? Switch it up a bit – if the majority can see through your BS you take a shot! It might help you work on your poker face for the next round of tales 🙂
An absolute classic – you just can’t go wrong with Charades! The good thing about this game is that because it’s so popular and everyone knows it, you can throw in a few rules and add your own personal touch to it! i.e have a theme for what sort of films or tv series people can act out! You can even go so far as suggesting music videos and guessing the artists’ names – the ball is in your court with this one, just use your imagination! 🙂
There’s a reason why this game also goes by the name Circle of Death – it either ends in uncomfortable laughter or regretful tears! But since there are so many variations of this game, you can more or less make up your own rules for playing. All you need is a deck of cards and some very brave players!
How to play: Set the table with a deck of cards and an empty plastic cup (King’s cup). Make a cheat sheet so that everyone knows the rules of the game. This will help players remember what to action out when they draw certain cards from the deck. i.e if someone draws a 2 that player has to choose someone to take a shot with. If a player draws a 10, everyone must drink etc.
Be sure not to spill the King’s cup as the person who draws out the last King in the deck has to drink the contents of the cup (this lethal mixture would have been poured by each of the players who drew out the other three Kings, respectively).
This game requires a lot of alcohol, but an even higher tolerance for it!
5. Flip, Sip or Strip
The name of this game pretty much speaks for itself! While I have yet to play Flip, Sip or Strip, it does sound like one of those games you’d need to wear layers of clothes for (just in case you’re not the best at making judgment calls).
How to play: The first player in the circle has to flip a coin and guess the outcome before it lands. If they guess correctly, they pass the coin to the person on the right and if they guess wrongly then they pass the coin to the left before taking a sip of their drink or removing an item of clothing! Think you’ll be sipping your way to the finish line? I’m afraid there’s a catch!
Nobody is allowed to do the same thing more than twice in a row. So if you sipped in the previous round, you’ll have to strip in the next one – quelle horreur!
However, if you guess right three times in a row, you can retreive an article of clothing – so there’s hope after all!
What are your favourite party games!? I’d love to know! Tweet me @FilomenaKaguako and we can discuss our embarrassing party game moments! 🙂