The amazing thing about verbal drinking games is that they can be played with any number of people, and don’t require any special equipment. All you need is your imagination and a willingness to have some fun!
Here are some of my favorite verbal drinking games:
I have never…
Let’s start off with a fairly simple verbal drinking game, that can be played by anyone.
Each player takes turns making a statement about something they have never done. If anyone else in the group has done that thing, they have to drink.
“I have never been to Europe.” If someone has been to Europe, they would drink. another example: “I have never jumped out of a moving car.” If someone has done that, they would drink.
This game is great because it can be as wild or as tame as you want it to be. It’s also a great way to get to know your friends better!
The Alphabet Game
This is also a classic game, that I think everyone has played at least once in their lives.
One person starts by saying a word, and the next person has to say a word that starts with the last letter of the first word.
Person 1: “Dog” Person 2: “Giraffe” Person 3: “Elephant” and so on.
The more classic approach is doing it A-B-C style where if the first person says “cat”, the next person has to say a word that starts with a D, which might be “Dog.”
To Spice up the game (and more drinking friendly) you can add rules like if someone repeats a word, or if they take too long to think of a word, they have to drink.
Categories can be played with as few as two people, and it’s a fitting drinking game for a small group of people.
One player picks a category (like animals, countries, things that are red, etc) and the other players take turns naming something in that category.
Player 1: “Basketball” Player 2: “Tennis” Player 3: “Hockey” and so on.
If someone repeats something that has already been said, or if they take too long to think of something, they have to drink.
This game is great because it can be tailored to any group, and you can make the categories as easy or difficult as you want.
Medusa is a fun drinking game while camping or sitting around a campfire. But it can also be played at a house party. this game is best suited for small groups of at least 5 players or more.
Everyone should sit in a circle with their heads bowed. Pick someone to count down from three and then continue until all players look up.
If two people make eye contact with each other, they must scream Medusa and flee to the opponent’s seat, they have to take the longest way around the circle you sitting in. if they achieve it before the other person they only have to take one sip of the beer, and the looser has to drink twice as much.
Two truths and a lie
This game is played best with a group of people who know each other fairly well, but it can be played with strangers too. This is also a great drinking game for new couples to get to know each other.
One person starts by telling three statements about themselves, two of which are true, and one of which is a lie. The other players have to guess which one is the lie.
I have never been skydiving, I am afraid of heights, I have been to 10 different countries. In this case, the lie would be that the person is afraid of heights.
If someone gets the lie correct, they get to choose the next person to play. but the players that get it wrong have to drink.
Drinking triggers: Drink when a person says a buzzword
This drinking game can be played while playing other drinking games at the same time. It doesn’t matter how many people are playing, but it’s more fun with a group.
To start, everyone comes up with buzzwords, and whenever anyone says one of those words during the rest of the evening, that person has to drink.
How to spice up this game:
Pick words that everyone must scream or perform a hand gesture as a way of expressing enthusiasm and drink.
Just imagine that everybody has to wave and drink every time someone says the word “beer” during the evening, or even more crazy, imagine that everyone has to do a little dance and drink every time someone says a word like “tomorrow”, “School”, “Work” or “amazing”.
Go all in on this one, since it will only make your evening way more fun.
Keep in mind that this game can get really crazy, really fast, so it’s important to set some just boundaries before starting to play.
For example, you could agree on a list of words that are off-limits, or you could agree that everyone gets two free passes per hour. That way, people can still join in on the fun even if they can’t keep up with the pace.
I’m going on vacation..
The “I,m going on vacation” game is an easy game and can be played by 2 or more players.
The first person starts the game by picking an item that the person wants to bring for a vacation and says “I’m Going on a vacation and I’m bringing a hat” The next person then has to say the same thing but also add a new object, for example, “I’m going on a vacation and I’m bringing a hat, and a book”, and so on.
If someone forgets an object then they are out of the game and have to drink and the game starts over.
Straight Face is a fun little game, that just requires a great sense of humor. It’s a great way to break the ice and get to know people.
The first person has to whisper something funny to the next player in line, and that person has to try not to laugh. If they laugh, then they have to drink. Then, the next person whispers something funny to the player after them, and so on.
This game can get really hilarious, really fast.
Most Likely is perhaps one of the most hilarious verbal drinking games out there, just make sure that it doesn’t turn into a cruel game, that is shaming someone at the party.
The game is played by going around the circle, and each person has to say who is most likely to do something. For example, “who is most likely to get arrested?” or “who is most likely to sleep with a celebrity?”
Then, whoever is named most likely, has to drink.
This game can be tailored to fit any party, just make sure that the questions are appropriate for everyone playing.
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