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If a boring party needs a little push to the right direction, there is no easier way than playing some good old drinking games. Have a look at our list of the best drinking games everyone should know:

Never have I ever

Let’s start this list of best drinking games off with an all-time classic. “Never have I ever” is the most popular drinking game all around the world. It’s as simple as it can be. And also one of the funniest, most revealing game to play with a group of friends.

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Rules for Never have I ever

One person starts the game by saying a statement, beginning with “Never have I ever…”

For example: Never have I ever hooked up with someone I met on Tinder.

If you have done said thing, take a shot or sip of your drink.

If nobody has done said thing, the person who made the statement has to drink. If only one person is drinking, and the statement was super ridiculous, we all want to hear the story behind it!

Never have I ever Questions

Coming up with good Never have I ever questions can be tough. Here’s a list to get you started:

  • Never have I ever… worn Crocs.
  • Never have I ever… been with the former love of my best friend.
  • Never have I ever… tried to impress a crush by seeming knowledgeable about things they liked.
  • Never have I ever… farted in front of someone I liked.
  • Never have I ever… agreed with something Donald Trump said.
  • Never have I ever… eaten butter by itself.
  • Never have I ever… dressed as the opposite sex.
  • Never have I ever… sent a dirty text to the wrong person.
  • Never have I ever… drank liquor straight from the bottle.
  • Never have I ever… tried moonshine.
  • Never have I ever… Googled my own name to see what comes up.
  • Never have I ever… smuggled something into another country.
  • Never have I ever… broke up with someone while drunk.
  • Never have I ever… shaved my balls.
  • Never have I ever… slept with someone from work.

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If you want an easy way to play Never have I ever, try out the online version:

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King’s Cup (Ring of Fire)

King’s Cup, also known as “Ring of Fire”, or just “Kings” is the ultimate card drinking game. If you plan on getting shitfaced, then you can’t go wrong with King’s Cup.

All you need is a pack of playing cards and some beverages and a large cup. If you don’t have any playing cards at hand, just use the online version of King’s Cup.

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Setup for King’s Cup

Spread the cards face-down around a large cup that is placed in the middle of the table, and you’re ready to rumble.

Rules for King’s Cup

Each card corresponds to a different action or task. The color and suit don’t really matter in this game.

Here are the card rules for King’s Cup:

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Give 2: Pick a player. This player takes 2 sips. Or pick 2 players, and each one of those players needs to take 1 sip.

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Take 1: If you pick this card, drink 1 sip!

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Give 2, take 2: Pick a player. You and the chosen player take 2 sips each.

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For the men: All the guys take a big sip.

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For the Ladies: All girls must drink.

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Thumb Master: Whenever the player who drew this card places their thumb on the end of the table, all other players must place their thumbs there as well. The last person who places their thumb has to drink.

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Drinking Mate: “Eight is for mate”. Choose a person to be your mate, and they drink when you drink for the rest of the game.

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Rhyme: “Nine is Rhyme”. You say a word, and the person to your right has to say a word that rhymes. This continues around the table until someone cannot think of a word or take too long to come up with a rhyme. This person must drink.

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Social: Cheers, everyone drinks! 🍻

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Make A Rule: This is my most favorite card to get. You can come up with a new rule for the game or remove one. If a player breaks the rules, he must drink!

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Categories: You come up with a category of things. The person to your right must come up with something that falls within that category. This goes on around the table until someone can’t come up with anything. This person must drink.

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King’s Cup: The first 3 people who draw this card pour their drinks into the King’s Cup in the middle of the table. The 4th player who gets this card must drink all the content of the King’s Cup.

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Waterfall: To perform a waterfall, each player starts drinking their beverage at the same time as the person to their left. No player can stop drinking until the player before them stops.

Beer Pong

Everybody loves Beer Pong! It’s easy to follow, yet hard to master. To get a game of Beer Pong started, place two sets of cups forming a pyramid on both ends of a table. Then fill the cups with drinks of your choice. We recommend beer, as anything stronger is much more expensive, and all of you will get drunk way too fast.

How to play Beer Pong

Both teams take turns trying to through the ball into the other team’s cups. If you get the ping pong ball into your opponent’s cup, they have to drink its contents. This is a super simplified version of the game, but if you want to know every rule, head over to our dedicated Beer Pong article where we explain all rules of this classic drinking game.

Mr and Mrs

What’s often played at weddings is also perfect to turn into a drinking game. Mr and Mrs is the ultimate Friendship test. It works best in small groups of people who know each other quite well.

How to play Mr and Mrs

Place two chairs back to back. Choose two people to sit on the chairs. You then ask them a series of questions such as “Which of you has better grades?” or “Which of you is the messiest?”.

If the person thinks it’s them, they raise their glass in the air. If they think it’s the other person, they put their glass towards the floor.

If their answers match, they win! But if their answers don’t match, they both have to drink.

Truth or Dare

Another classic party game. While the kid-friendly version of Truth or Dare is quite dull, the adult version is one of the craziest games you can play with your friends.

Rules for Truth or Dare

Each round, a player gets picked randomly. This person now either chooses Truth or Dare.

  • Truth: Ask the player a question. If the player refuses to answer, he has to take a shot.
  • Dare: Create a challenge for the player. If the player won’t do it, he has to take a shot.

Examples for Truth or Dare

Here is some inspiration for your questions and challenges:


  • If you had only 1 more day to live, what would you do?
  • Would you ever get on a dating website?
  • If your life were made into a movie, who would play you?
  • If you could be a boy or girl for one day… Would you and why?
  • What foreign languages would you like to learn?
  • Would you ever date someone you met online?


  • Tell everybody an embarrassing story about yourself.
  • Wear a β€œKick me!” sign for the rest of the game.
  • Put an ice cube in your pants and allow it to melt.
  • Empty your wallet, pockets, and purse and explain the contents.
  • Ask for permission the next time you need to use the washroom.
  • Put a shoe on your head, someone takes a picture and posts it on social media.

Play Truth or Dare Online

A much easier way to play Truth or Dare, is to play our online version:

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Drinking game apps? Of course, they exist! Picolo is free to download but only comes with the basic level (the other game modes are paid).

All you have to do is type in your names, select a level, and you’re ready to chug down some drinks. The basic level is similar to King’s Cup and super fun to play. Just watch out for your battery life!

Friends and Enemies

Warning: The Friends and Enemies drinking game has been known to break even the best friendships and is not for the faint-hearted!

Here’s how to play Friends and Enemies

Take a pack of cards and deal them out evenly to everyone who’s playing. Every player needs to keep their cards hidden from the other players.

  1. The first player picks a card and places it in the middle of the table, saying the name of someone in the group as they do so.
  2. The chosen person must drink for as many seconds as the number on the card (five seconds for the five of spades, for example).

But, there’s a twist: If someone else in the group also has a card with the same number, they can “save” the person and pass the drinking part to someone else. Therefore, gaining a friend but also making an enemy.

The crazy part: The numbers stack up! For example, if someone picks a five of spaces and another person saves the person with a five of hearts, the person then has to drink for 10 seconds!

Rules to watch out:

  • All picture cards like Jack, Queen, and king count as tens.
  • You can’t save yourself.

Drinking Jenga

If you’re planning to play Jenga as a drinking game, you’ll need to do some preparation.

You’ll need:

  • A Jenga Set
  • Some sharpies
  • Creativity

Write different tasks on the blocks. For example: “Drink 2 times”, “Truth or Dare”, “All girls drink”. You get the point. Be as creative as you wish to be. For some inspiration, have a look at our Jenga Drinking Game article.

Now set up the tower as normal. Every time a person removes a block of the tower, the person must follow the command on the block. Easy!

Around the World (The Four Card Game)

Around the World has lots of different names. It’s also known as Irish Poker, Chico High Low, Monkey Balls, Foam Game, North Carolina, Up and Down the River, Cannon Ball, Charleston Special, Buja, Death Valley, or Unlucky ‘Sevens’ Seven.

How to play Around the World

The dealer places four cards in front of the player, who then has to guess something about each one before it’s turned over.

They have to guess if the first card is red or black, then if the second card is higher or lower than the first, then if the third card is in between the first two cards or not, and finally, they have to guess the suit of the fourth card.

For each correct guess, they can give out drinks, and if they guess wrong, they have to drink.

In the second round, the dealer places eight cards on the table in two columns of four – a “give” column and a “take” column. Each card is turned over one at a time, alternating between the two columns.

If one of the card numbers matches a number on one of the cards dealt in the first round, the player either takes or gives drinks. Depending on the column.

How many drinks is up to you. You could give out drinks corresponding to the number on the card. Or to the level of the column, the card is in (one, two, three, or four). As long as people are drinking, you’re doing it right.

Loose Tongues

Loose Tongues is a game all about being able to think fast.

Take two players, count down from three, and show them a playing card. They then have to think of a word that starts with the same letter as the suit of that card.

So for example, if you showed them the seven of hearts, they could shout out “HOTDOGS”, “HOUSE”, “HAMMER” and so on. Whoever is the slowest to think of a word loses and has to drink.

You can make it more difficult by introducing categories. Or naming words that begin with the second or third letter instead.

When the panic sets in (combined with the alcohol), people tend to shout out the weirdest words, which is what makes this game so funny.

Irish Snap

Irish Snap is best played in a small group of people.

To start the game, make sure everyone is sat around a table and is able to reach the center.

Dish out all the cards, so everyone has an even amount – but don’t look at your cards! Keep them face down in your hand or on the table in front of you.

Take it in turns to go round the circle, placing a card in the center of the table, only turning it upright as you put it down.

When you place down your card, you have to say a value as you do so, starting with Ace and going all the way up to King before starting again.

So the first person to play their card says “Ace”, the second says “two”, the third says “three” and so on.

The snap bit comes in when the number you say out loud matches the number on the card you put down. Everyone must shout snap and place their hand on top of the pile of cards in the middle of the table.

The last person to do so has to drink, and take all the cards from the pile in the middle. The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards first. The drunker you get, the harder it gets.

Task Master

Task Master is a good drinking game if you’re pre-drinking in halls or in a public place, as it involves approaching some random strangers.

The game starts with a game of rock, paper, scissors, the winner of which is appointed the first Task Master of the game.

The Task Master then has the duty of appointing a task to someone in the group that involves people who don’t know you’re playing a game.

For example: The Task Master could tell someone to ask to borrow some underwear from the opposite flat.

Task Master Rules

  • If you refuse to do the task, you need to drink your entire drink.
  • If the task fails, you drink half your drink.
  • If the task is a success, everyone else in the group takes a drink, and the role of Task Master is passed onto you.

Shot Roulette

Shot Roulette (also know as Vodka Roulette) is a simple drinking game that only requires vodka and some shot glasses.

Get a tray of shot glasses and fill half of them with water and the other half with vodka.

Now take turns taking the shots.

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