A lot of the time at parties you hear someone yell, Let’s play a drinking game!. Then everyone’s like, that’s a good idea but everyone scrambles over the thought of which one to play. Eventually resulting in Kings. Here is your solution! The 7 best large group drinking games you can play!
All these games can be played with 3 players to as many players as you want. More the merrier!.
Easy simple game. 2 different ways to play .No Items required!
An amazing game. Highly recommended. No decks of cards required!
A great group game. Involving betting and cheering! More players, better game.
A fast alternative to kings. With bit more physical activity for an indoor drinking game.
The classic! We have ALL the alternative rules with a great recommended rule set
An outdoor game that puts some exercise into drinking games.
A fun social game. Whee you get to test what people think. ask alot of questions.
Items: nothing …(optional. How creative on the rules can you be?)
Round-robin aka Cheers Govener
Everyone sits in a circle.
Someone starts by saying 1, then going clockwise next person says 2.
Going around the circle until the last person says 21.
person in the 22nd position says “Cheers” or “Cheers Governor” & Everyone takes a drink.
The person in the 23rd position then makes a rule to one of the numbers.
This is where it gets juicy! They can change or do anything.
When someone screws up a number or the rule for that number, they drink and the next person starts from the beginning.
The game is over Only when every number has been changed and completed 1 round! Then Everyone wins. I wish you serious luck! You’ll need it.
- 7 & 14 are swapped
- Say a country on 11, no repeats
- instead of 5 say ‘Skin’
- Dance on 8
- 11 changes directions
- 17 happens twice (Counts as a rule for 17)
- Stand and drink on 21
- Say nothing on 15
- On 13 do a little dance, every 13 from now had to do the dance and add a little bit to it
Tip; You could also do rules that don’t just apply to numbers.
- No swearing
- can’t touch the table
- left hand only
This game is loose, be fun with it.
This game is a LOT simpler. No circle or formation needed.
It simply starts by someone yelling 1. Then anyone else can yell the next number, or the next 3 numbers. The catch, if 2 people say the same number then they both drink and start again.
When the group gets to 21 you all win!
Sounds simple? go try it, I dare you.
Black out Board (B.O.B)
Items: Paper & Pen
Start with a piece of paper. A3 usually works best, but depending on the group size you could get bigger or stick more together. Everyone then writes their names down and draws a circle around it.
Now take turns flipping a coin (or bottle cap) onto the paper if it lands on someones name they drink. If it misses drink and toss again. If you land on an empty space you can make up any rule and draw a circle around it. Now if someone lands on that rule they have to do it.
If the flip touching someones name and a rule or +50% white space, the person drinks and play the rule or write a rule down.
Game is finished when the board is finished.
- Never have I ever (3 fingers)
- Tell a truth
- Finish your drink
- Do a party trick
- Slap the person to your left
- -1 Item of clothing
- Would you rather
- Any classic kings rules work. Try to be creative make something up of the spot. Give it a crazy name.
- Gin fingers: Slam your hand on the table, whoever has a finger pointing at them does a shot of gin
- Vodka or Water: Poor a shot of water & vodka. choose someone to select a shot they do and you do the other one
- Rules that DON’T work
- No Swearing
- Little green man
- Buffalo (Left hand)
- For who? everyone? person that lands on it? what happens if they land on it again?
- Solution 1: Only for the last person who lands on it.
Solution 2: write a list of rules and everytime someone lands on it. a new one gets added. No swearing, No pointing, No saying names, No touching skin. 4-5 should do. If someone lands on it a 6th, reset?
No paper? Try using a spare map of where you are. Helps you remember the game. Or sticking together some A4 sheets.
Creative? Use some coloured sharpies, draw shapes, go crazy!
Items: Deck of cards
Everyone bets any number of drinks on a horse (suite/ace). Cards are then flipped and the ace moves towards the finish line. First ace to pass, Wins! Winners can give out their drinks, losers take theirs.
Arrange the cards with 4 aces face up at the bottom. and then 5 random facedown cards along the side. (More then 5 can be added if you wish the game to go for longer)
Then start flipping over cards from the deck. For whatever suite it is, move the respective ace foreward 1 position.
When all cards have reached passed a level, that card is then flipped. Whatever suite that card is that suite moves back 1 position.
Commentator: The player flipping the cards must commentate to the rest of the group the where abouts and movementsof the cards throughout the game.
Name the Horses: The group must come up with names for the horses. i.e. Penis, Dylans mum, Long john johnson… seriously anything, be creative.
Everyone get on it: Since when is there ever a quiet horse race? Cheer, scream, yell at those horses… the commentator doesn’t have to flip the next card.
Items: Deck of cards
Everyone sits in a circle, cards are shuffled. Pick someone to start of as Dominator. They then take half the deck.
The dominator starts flipping cards over. If the card has a rule (see below) the group must all do it. The dominator then can select whoever and give them upto 3 drinks. If the dominator misses a card they drink.
i.e. Dominator: Tom, you were last take 2 drinks. Rhys I don’t like the way you’re doing it, you take a drink too.
If anyone that receives drinks disagrees, they can call ‘False’. Everyone must then say False if they agree with the accuse or True if they agree with the dominator. If everyone says False the dominator must drink. If one person says True everyone that has said False drinks.
Jack: Hand in the air, say ‘Hey Jack!’,
Queen: Do something sensual (i.e rub body, squeeze parts) ,
King: Hands on head make a crown,
Ace: Right hand on table.
After the Dominator has gone through half the deck they can make a rule! Doesn’t have to be to a card. Could be as simple as No Swearing.
- 8 is forehead on table
- 6 is kiss the persons cheek to your left
- 3 knee to forehead
- 5 is gecko. lay flat on the floor
- No swearing
- Can’t say theword’drink’
Kings a.k.a Kings cup, King of beers(KOB), Ring of fire, Circle of death
Items: Deck of cards, Vessel
Yes, I know what I said everyone only knows this game. However we’re going to educate you on the BEST rules.
Just incase you don’t know. Place cards in a circle around the vessel. Then take turns going clockwise taking a card out or the circle and completing whatever rule is attached to it (See below). If you break the circle you finish your drink.
As simple as that! However there are a huge amount of rules out their and everyone plays it slightly different. Below we’ve put the classic rules, our recommended rules and a whole bunch of other ones you can use.
Ace – Waterfall – Everyone starts drinking, drawer of the card can stop whenever they like. Once they do, only the person to their left may stop, and when they stop, their left…and so on.
2 – For you – Drawer gives 2 drinks.
3 – For me – Drawer takes 3 drinks.
4 – whore/girls – Girls drink.
5 – Never have I ever/5 finger- Everyone puts 5 fingers up. Starting from the drawer and going clockwise say something you haven’t done. If you have put a finger down and drink. First with all 5 down drinks 5.
6 – Dicks/guys – Guys drink.
7 – Heaven – Last person to put their finger up drinks. OR whener the drawer of the card puts up theirs.
8 – Mate – Drawer chooses someone to drink anytime they do. (depending on group size, it can go both ways)
9 – Rhyme – Starting from the drawer say a rhyme, going clockwise everyone has 3 seconds to rhyme. Fail, you loose! drink!..
10 – Category – Drawer chooses a category.Starting with them go around the circle stating things in that category (i.e. Car brands; toyota, bmw, nisan… sex positions; missionary, 69, corkscrew…).
Jack – Rule – Make a rule to continue till the end of the game.
Queen – Question Master – Drawer is question master(QM) till the next queen. No one can answer their questions and only reply with ‘Fuck you question master'(then QM drinks) or another question. Otherwise they drink.
King – Kings cup – Drawer adds an amount of their drink to the vessel. Last king drinks it.
Ace – A & B – Drawer closes their eyes. Person to their left points at 2 people to be A & B. Drawer then opens their eyes andgives A & B a task. (A & B swap shirts, A gives B a piggy back while B finishes their drink, A lick Bs face, A & B race around the table last one does a shot. Get creative!)
2 – For you – [Classic Rules].
3 – For me – [Classic Rules].
4 – Girls – [Classic Rules].
5 – Never have I ever – [Classic Rules].
6 – Dicks – [Classic Rules].
7 – Heaven – [Classic Rules].
8 – Mate – [Classic Rules].
9 – Would you rather – Everyone puts their arm at a horizontal position. Drawer then says ‘Would you rather*something* hand up or *something else* hand down’, then ‘3, 2, 1’ and everyone chooses upor down. Minority drinks.
10 – Most likely too – Drawer says something that could happen to someone in the group. Then countdown from 3 and everyone points at who they think is the most likely to. (Pass out tonight, throw up, become a millionaire)
Jack – Rule – [Classic Rules].
Queen – Question Master – [Classic Rules].
King – Kings cup – [Classic Rules].
Waterfall – Everyone starts drinking, drawer of the card can stop whenever they like. Once they do, only the person to their left may stop, and when they stop, their left…and so on.
For you – Drawer gives 2 drinks.
For me – Drawer takes 3 drinks.
girls- Girls drink.
Never have I ever – Everyone puts 5 fingers up. Starting from the drawer and going clockwise say something you haven’t done. If you have put a finger down and drink. First with all 5 down drinks 5.
Dicks – Guys drink.
Heaven – Last person to put their finger up drinks. OR whener the drawer of the card puts up theirs.
Mate – Drawer chooses someone to drink anytime they do. (depending on group size, it can go both ways)
Rhyme – Starting from the drawer say a rhyme, going clockwise everyone has 3 seconds to rhyme. Fail, you loose! drink!..
Category – Drawer chooses a category.Starting with them go around the circle stating things in that category (i.e. Car brands; toyota, bmw, nisan… sex positions; missionary, 69, corkscrew…).
Rule – Make a rule to continue till the end of the game.
Question Master – Drawer is question master(QM) till the next queen. No one can answer their questions and only reply with ‘Fuck you question master'(then QM drinks) or another question. Otherwise they drink.
Kings cup – Drawer adds an amount of their drink to the vessel. Last king drinks it.
A & B – Drawer closes their eyes. Person to their left points at 2 people to be A & B. Drawer then opens their eyes andgives A & B a task. (A & B swap shirts, A gives B a piggy back while B finishes their drink, A lick Bs face, A & B race around the table last one does a shot. Get creative!)
Would you rather – Everyone puts their arm at a horizontal position. Drawer then says ‘Would you rather*something* hand up or *something else* hand down’, then ‘3, 2, 1’ and everyone chooses upor down. Minority drinks.
Most likely too- Drawer says something that could happen to someone in the group. Then countdown from 3 and everyone points at who they think is the most likely to. (Pass out tonight, throw up, become a millionaire)
Shopping list – Start with ‘I went to the shops’, then add an item. go around the circle slowly adding to the list, first stuff up drinks.
Story time – Start with one word, next person says previous words and adds another word. First stuff up drinks.
Gecko – Last person to lay flat on a surface drinks.
Chameleon – Last person grab a pole or something vertical drinks.
Thumb-master – When their thumb is put on the table, last person to do it drinks.
Viking – Everyone starts banging the table. Drawer puts 2 fingers on head like a viking helmet, person on either side pretend to be rowing awayfrom the drawer. The drawer then points at someone in the circle. They then put the helmet on and people on either side row, meanwhile original viking(drawer) and rowers go to banging the table. If anyone stuffs up the drink and the game is over.
Question game – Ask someone in the circle ANY question, they must have a poker face and go and ask anyone else in the circle a question and so forth. If anyone laughs or hesitates they drink.
Truth or Dare- Drawer chooses Truth or Dare. First person in teh group to ask or tell them something gets it.
Don’t be limited by this! Simple games work aswell or simple tasks i.e. remove an article clothing.
We have made a site where you can play with custom decks and we’ve even provided tips for you to use! kob.lifeKOB.life
Items: A ball (bottle, rock, pine-cone) & Pillar(plastic bottle, block of wood, something that stands and won’t break).
2 teams stand approximately 6m apart (can be further for more difficulty). Between the teams they stand the pillar.
Each team alternatively takes a turn at throwing the ball at the pillar. If one team knocks it down that team starts drinking. While the other team runs on and puts the pillar back up and gets the ball. Once the cross back over they yell ‘Stop!’, then the other team stops drinking.
Once aplayer finishes their drink they’re finished and are out of the game. First team with all team players finished wins!
Back 2 Back
Choose 2 people stand back to back. the group then all randomly ask questions to the 2 players. i.e. Who’s more likely to throw up, who is the better soccer player, who’s better at sex, who’s most likely to pickup someone tonight.
If either player believes that the answer to the question is them, then they drink. If both players drink (meaning they both think it’s them) or they both don’t drink (They don’t think it’s them) then they have to drink again. If only one of them drink then the group (Who’s asking questions) drinks.
Fun, simple easy. Rotate when you’ve had enough of playing around with the 2, or set a 1 minute timer. Remember when asking questions, think of stuff that they’re both going to disagree with.
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