10 Best Drinking Games to Play With Close Friends

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Are you a fan of drinking games? Here are 10 of the best drinking games that you and your friends should try out during your next drinking session!

1. Kings Cup

Kings Cup is one of the most popular drinking games of all time, and for good reason. Although it can be quite difficult to master, once you get the basics down, you’re sure to have a lot of fun in your next drinking session.

With this game, it’s best to have a minimum of 4 people. The cards, which are typically regular playing cards will have actions and specific drinks that are associated with them. If you pick a card, you have to do what it says. Some actions include, “drink 2 shots,” “drink 3 shots,” and so on.

It’s called King’s Cup because every time a King is picked, the person will pour some of the drink into a bigger cup, called the King’s cup. The person who picks the 4th King will have to drink the entire thing.

2. Beer Pong

Another classic drinking game, Beer Pong is a must-play in any drinking session. You only need three things for beer pong: six cups, a table, and ping pong balls. 

You can play Beer Pong with a minimum of two people, but it undoubtedly gets more fun the more players there are. There will be two teams – the bigger the teams, the better the game will be.

In this turn-based game, the teams will arrange six cups into a pyramid formation on either end of the table. Players will compete by trying to shoot ping pong balls into the cups. The team that manages to shoot the balls into all of the cups will win, and the losing team will have to drink six cups of alcohol.

3. Flip Cup

Flip Cup is one of the messiest but most fun drinking game ever invented. If your main goal is to become as drunk as possible, this is perhaps the best game to play.

Just like Beer Pong, Flip Cup requires the players to band together and form two teams, who will compete against each other. Each member of the team will have to quickly finish their drink and flip the cup over.

However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. It works like a kind of relay, where one person has to finish before the next one can play. Once the cup is turned over, they will then have to put the cup on the edge of the table and flip it back over using their fingers. Only then will the next person be able to start drinking from the cup.

4. Never Have I Ever

Most people born within the last three decades have probably already heard of this game. It’s a classic for a good reason, and that’s because it’s one of the simplest yet most exciting drinking games of all time.

Literally all you need are drinks and people who are game enough to admit embarrassing secrets or stories.

In Never Have I Ever, players have to take turns saying things that they’ve never done. Other players who have already done it will have to drink. That means that the drunker you are, the more “adventurous” you are in life.

5. Drunk Jenga

Drunk Jenga is exactly what it says. Drunk people playing Jenga – with a twist. The twist is that the Jenga pieces will have things written on them, and if you pull one out, you’ll have to do what the piece says.

For example, if you pull out a piece that says, “Drink full cup” then you’ll have to do it. This works best if you’ve got a large group, though you can technically play it with only two players.

Add this to the fact that you have to be able to remove and replace it at the top without making it topple over, and you’ve got a potentially chaotic yet fun game for your next drinking session.

6. Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is perhaps one of the most popular modern card games for adults. It’s a fun little classic that both older and younger adults have been enjoying for over a decade.

The mechanics are fairly simple. A player picks a black card from the pile, read the incomplete sentence, and then the other players complete the sentence using the text written on the white cards. The results are usually hilarious, ridiculous, and extremely non-politically correct. The player who picks the black card will then decide who has the funniest white card.

Since the losers will have to take a shot, the person who comes up with the funniest sentences will be the least drunk. Again, all in good fun. That said, a fair warning to those who are easily offended: if you can’t handle dark humor, this game probably isn’t for you.

7. Truth or Dare

Truth or dare is another game that’s been played for generations. It’s not strictly a drinking game, per se, but it certainly becomes a lot more fun when there’s some drinks involved.

As the name implies, truth or dare involves choosing between truth or dare. Usually, the players will sit in a circle, with a bottle in the middle. The person who the bottle points to will have to choose between truth or dare. The other players will then ask them a sensitive question or dare them to do something. If they refuse, they would have to take a shot.

In this game, the person who ‘chickens out’ loses, and will be the drunkest in the end!

8. Shot Roulette

Shot Roulette is an amusing and interesting game that you should certainly try out.

In this game, all the players will sit around a table together. One player will fill identical cups or shot glasses with clear alcohol – except for one, which will have water on it. Each person will then have to drink the shot one by one.

Based on their reaction, the other players will guess who got the glass of water. If they guess correctly, that person have to drink a glass. If they don’t guess correctly, all of them except for the person who got the water will have to drink.

9. Quarters

Quarters is a classic drinking game that is perfect for large groups. The basic premise is simple: players take turns flipping quarters into glasses of beer, and whoever sinks the most quarters wins.

However, there are a few key rules that will help to make the game more fun. First, each player should start with their own glass of beer. This way, everyone has an equal chance of winning. Second, the quarters should be flipping from a standing position. This adds an element of skill to the game and makes it more challenging.

Finally, players should take turns flipping the Quarters, so that no one person gets too drunk too quickly! Quarters is a great way to get everyone in on the fun, and it's sure to get the party started. So grab some quarters and some beers, and get ready to have a good time!

10. Power Hour

Power Hour is less of a drinking game and more of a drinking challenge. It's a simple but effective way to get the party started.

The premise is simple: everyone drinks for one minute, then takes a break for one minute. The cycle repeats for an hour. There are a few variations on the rules, but the basic idea is always the same.

The Power Hour drinking game is a great way to get everyone loosened up and ready to have a good time. It's also a great way to build up your tolerance if you're planning on drinking for a long night. So if you're looking for a fun way to get the party started, give the Power Hour drinking game a try.

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