1. Most Likely
Everyone sits in a circle and one player asks a “most likely” question, like “Who would be most likely to accost Channing Tatum in public?” or “Who would be most likely to eat someone else’s sandwich from the refrigerator at work?”
On the count of three, everyone points to whoever they think would be most likely to do whatever act was mentioned. You have to take a drink for every person who’s pointing at you (so if seven people think you’d accost Channing Tatum, you have to take seven drinks).
2. Straight Face
All players write sentences on small pieces of paper. What kind of sentences? Ones that are ridiculous or inappropriate; ones that anyone would struggle to read (or hear) while keeping a straight face.
One at a time, each player will choose a slip of paper and attempt to read whatever is written on it without giggling or cracking a smile. If they fail, they have to drink.
3. Drunken Artists
In this version of Pictionary, being bad at drawing will get you drunk.
Players take turns being the timer and being the artist. At the beginning of each round, the timer will whisper a word to the artist and start the clock. As the artist draws the word on a large pad of paper, the rest of the players shout out what they think the picture is supposed to be.
After someone guesses correctly, the timer looks at how many seconds have passed. The artist has to take a drink for every 20 seconds that went by before someone figured out what they were drawing. For example: If 1 minute and 40 seconds elapsed, they’d have to take five gulps of their drink.
If the artwork is so indiscernible that the group just gives up trying to guess, the artist has to take a shot.
4. Sip Sip Shot
An adult version of Duck Duck Goose. Everyone sits in a circle and one player goes around bopping people on the head, telling them to “sip.” Each bopped person takes a sip of their drink until the bopper choses someone to say “shot” to. The shot person has to leap up, chase the bopper around the circle, and try to tag them. If they succeed, they take over as bopper; if they do *not* succeed, they have to take a shot.
5. I’m Going to the Bar
Did you ever play the game I’m Going on a Picnic? This is like that…only with drinks. The first person begins by saying, “I’m going to the bar and I need to get a mojito” (or any other alcoholic beverage). After that, the ensuing players repeat the drink that the previous players said… but add another drink to the list as well.
Here’s an example of what you’d have to say a few rounds in: “I’m going to the bar and I need to get a mojito, a tequila shot, a gin and tonic, and a hot toddy.” You keep going and going until someone messes up; whoever messes up first takes a shot.
6. Bite the Bag
Put a bag on the ground and have everyone stand in a circle around it. One by one, each player has to lean over and pick up the bag using their mouth. You can *not* use your hands in any way (for grabbing the bag or for balancing purposes). If you can’t pick up the bag, you have to drink.
After everyone makes an attempt, it’s on to round two! Someone snips an inch off the top of the bag and each player tries again. Round three? Another inch is trimmed off. Round four? You get the picture. This keeps going and going until all that’s left of the bag is the very bottom.
7. True or False Storytime
Everyone writes down various nouns on pieces of paper. When it’s your turn, you select a piece, and roll the dice (not letting anyone see what number you rolled).
If you roll an even number, you need to tell a true story from your life involving whatever was written on the piece of paper. If you roll an odd number, you make a story up.
For example: If the piece of paper said “mosquito” and you rolled a two, you could tell that story about the time a mosquito bit you on your nipple while you were camping; if you rolled a three, you’d make up a story about a mosquito flying up your nose while you were making out with your high school boyfriend.
Everyone listens to your story and guesses if it’s true or false. If they’re wrong, *they* drink; if they’re right, *you* drink (one gulp for every person who guesses correctly).
8. Slip It in
Before your guests arrive, brainstorm a “slip it in” phrase for each person who’s coming to your party: This is a phrase that they’ll endeavor to “slip in” to casual conversation over the course of the night…without anyone realizing it.
Possible phrases: “I think you’d be in Hufflepuff” or “I hate the taste of coconut water” or “I’m going to stop watching Game of Thrones.”
If you use your phrase and five minutes go by without anyone noticing, you get to make everyone else drink. If someone calls you out on using your phrase, you have to drink.
9. If You Know What I Mean
If you’ve ever watched Whose Line Is It Anyway, you’ve probably seen a version of this game that doesn’t involve drinking. Two people are given a scene or situation (for instance, “you’re at a restaurant”) and they go back and forth trading remarks ending with the phrase “if you know what I mean.” Whoever runs out of vaguely sexual-sounding phrases first has to drink. Michael Scott would love this game.
Here’s a video for inspiration.
10. Attached at the Hip
This game will bring you closer together — literally. Elbows, ears, butts, pinkie fingers: Write body parts on slips of paper and place them in a pile. All the players break up into pairs and each duo is assigned a body part. Everyone must stay “attached” to their partner by that body part for as long as they can; every time someone separates, they have to take a shot.
Everyone sits around a circular table covered with a ton of full shot glasses (or jello shots). Players begin the game with their heads down on the table. On the count of three, everyone looks up and stares at another player. If you find yourself looking at someone who isn’t looking at you, you’re safe. If you find yourself looking directly into someone else’s eyes, you shout out “Medusa!” and take a shot. Keep going until all the shots are gone.
12. Revolving Ping-Pong
Everyone revolves around a Ping-Pong table taking turns serving the ball. One person serves it, then quickly passes their paddle off to the person beside them (so they’re ready to go when the ball comes back over). Meanwhile, the same pass-off is occurring on the other side of the table. In a perfect world, this chain of serving would go on and on, but in reality… a lot of people are going to mess up. Every time someone does, they have to take a shot.
Here’s a game for people with strong stomachs. Get some dice and have everyone head to the kitchen. One at a time, players roll the die. If you roll a four, the other players will put together a little “treat” for you made up of four items: for instance, a Dorito chip topped with a bit of mustard, some onion dip, and an M&M. Will you eat it? If you do, *they* have to drink. If you won’t, *you* have to drink. Bon appétit!
14. Cup Swap
Each player needs two cups (one that’s full of some sort of alcoholic beverage and one that’s empty) and a spoon. Participants have one minute to transfer as much of their drink as possible from one cup to the other using the spoon. When the minute is up, you have to drink whatever’s left in the original cup.