Game nights are a great way to spend time with friends and family. To make your game night even more fun, consider adding a drinking game to the mix.

In this article, we’ll explore 10 drinking game ideas that are perfect for game night.

1. Never Have I Ever

“Never Have I Ever” is a popular drinking game where players gather in a circle and take turns sharing something they’ve never done before, starting the sentence with “Never have I ever…”. If any of the other players have done that particular action, they must take a sip of their drink.

The game continues around the circle with players taking turns, leading to laughter, surprising revelations, and, of course, some drinking.

Anyone who has done the thing mentioned must take a drink.

2. Kings Cup

Kings Cup” is a communal drinking game that involves players taking turns to draw cards from a deck, with each card representing a specific rule which usually involves drinking. The rules for each card can vary, but they often include actions like “take a drink,” “start a waterfall,” or “make a rule.”

If a player draws a King, they pour a portion of their drink into the central “King’s Cup,” and the unlucky person who draws the fourth King must drink the entire concoction.

3. Quarters

“Quarters” is a fast-paced drinking game where players take turns attempting to bounce a quarter off of the table in an attempt to land it within a cup of alcohol. If the player succeeds, they can choose another player to consume the drink.

If the player fails to get the quarter into the cup, the turn passes to the next player. The game continues in this manner until players decide to stop.

If they make it, they get to choose who takes a drink. If they miss, they must take a drink themselves.

4. Drunk Jenga

“Drunk Jenga” is a twist on the classic block-stacking game, with each block featuring a written rule that usually prompts drinking.

Players take turns carefully removing a block from the tower and following the rule written on it.

If a player causes the tower to collapse during their turn, they typically must finish their drink as a penalty. The game continues with reshuffling and restacking blocks until players decide to stop.

5. Flip Cup

Flip Cup is a team-based drinking game that requires plastic cups and a table.

Each player must drink a full cup of beer and then try to flip the cup over with their fingers. The first team to flip all their cups wins.

6. Power Hour

Power Hour is a drinking game where players take a shot of beer every minute for an entire hour. Typically, a “Power Hour” mix is played, which is a collection of 60 songs that each play for exactly one minute.

When the song changes, it signals the players to take their next shot. The aim is to last the entire hour without becoming too intoxicated.

7. Thumper

Thumper is a lively drinking game that combines hand gestures and rhythm. Players gather in a circle and each chooses a unique hand gesture or sign.

The game begins with everyone drumming on the table to create a rhythm, and one player performing their own sign followed by another player’s sign.

The second player must then respond with their own sign and another player’s sign, all in time with the rhythm. If a player misses their cue, messes up a sign, or breaks the rhythm, they must take a drink.

8. Roxanne Shots

“Roxanne Shots” is a drinking game that is played with the song “Roxanne” by The Police. Players divide into two groups: one group drinks every time the song says “Roxanne,” while the other drinks every time the song says “put on the red light.”

The game continues for the duration of the song, which results in frequent, rapid shots given the repetition of these phrases in the lyrics.

9. Drink-A-Palooza

“Drink-A-Palooza” is a comprehensive board game that combines many of the best elements of classic drinking games. Players move around the board, landing on spaces that dictate different drinking challenges such as flip cup, quarters, and socials.

The ultimate goal is to collect all six different mini alcohol bottles (represented by game pieces) to fill up the player’s six-pack game piece, all while navigating the board’s various challenges and penalties.

10. Flip, Sip, or Strip

“Flip, Sip, or Strip” is a drinking game that starts with a player flipping a coin and the next player guessing the outcome. If the guess is correct, the coin is passed to the right, and the next round begins.

If the guess is incorrect, the player must choose to either sip their drink or strip off an article of clothing. The game continues in this manner, providing a blend of chance and risqué fun.


Are these games only for adults?

Yes, these drinking games are intended for adults only. It’s important to drink responsibly and know your limits.

Can these games be played with non-alcoholic drinks?

Yes, these games can be played with non-alcoholic drinks, such as water or soda. It’s a good idea to have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available for players who don’t want to drink alcohol.

What happens if a player drinks too much?

If a player drinks too much, it’s important to make sure they are safe and seek medical attention if necessary. It’s also a good idea to have a designated driver or alternative transportation available to ensure everyone gets home safely.

Are there any other drinking games worth trying?

Yes, there are many other drinking games worth trying, including Beer Pong, Chandelier, and Fingers. It’s always a good idea to research the rules and make sure everyone playing is aware of the risks and agrees to play responsibly.


Adding a drinking game to your game night can make for a fun and memorable experience. These 10 drinking game ideas are sure to liven up any party or gathering. However, it’s important to drink responsibly and know your limits.

Always prioritize safety and make sure everyone is on board with playing the game before starting.

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