Recreational drinking of alcohol has been around for a while. Even though alcoholic beverages can be used as cleansing agents and analgesics, the idea of simply drinking for the fun of it is generally the most common use. Yet, people like to take the concept of social drinking even further to create an even more enjoyable situation by making a game of consuming alcohol. Some of these games can be as simple as taking a shot of hard liquor upon a random external cue or can be complicated to have rules and regulations that rival any sport or board game. Being in an intoxicated state of mind can really put odd spins on these games to come up with entirely new ones that become popular and spread like wild fire despite the fact they were created in the most ridiculous of circumstances. Here is a look at some of the most fun and most unique drinking games for you to play when enjoying a few adult beverages with your friends on a late weekend night.
Many of the best drinking games involve a deck of cards. When you spend all your money buying alcohol for the gathering, chances are good that you don’t want to gamble it away on what you just bought. Therefore, pull out the cards and just have fun. With a bar full of mixers and a standard deck, you can play Kings. The potential of the game to result in rather disgusting concoctions is half the fun. Deal the entire deck of cards one card at a time in front of each person sitting around the common area (whether it is a table or simply an empty patch of floor by this time). The first person to draw one of the kings from the card deck gets to pick the liquor to be used in the end drink. The second person to get a king chooses the mixer for the alcohol. The third person is forced to drink no matter what it is. Just remember though that the end king could be placed in front of anyone—something to keep in mind when you pick out the liquor and mixer. If you are out at a bar rather than at home, a fourth king is usually involved. The third person to get a king has to pay for the combined drink picked out by King-One and King-Two while the fourth king has to drink it.
This fun classic drinking game is an interesting way to get to know the people around you while revealing odd factoid about yourself and enjoying an adult beverage. Yet, this game can also be a lot of fun with a group composed of close friends (whose embarrassing secrets you already know) and a few strangers in front of whom you can poke fun at your friends. Each player in a predetermined order takes turns making a true statement in the form of “Never have I ever…” or “I never…” Anyone who is part of the listening group that actually has done the mentioned deed must drink. The drink is plenty explanation, meaning that unless the group wants more detail the game simply goes forth with just the extra knowledge that the person sitting next to you used to eat Play-Doh as a child or has been naked in a public pool. This is certainly a game though that the more drunk everyone gets the more fun it gets.
What about those who drink and acquire a flair for the dramatic? Each player for this game gets to pick a specialized gesture for themselves that represents them throughout the entire game. The designated person to begin the game starts by performing their individual gesture then signals to the next person of their choice by performing that other person’s signal. The next chosen player then has to respond by doing their personal gesture and picking the next person by performing their gesture. If anyone along the line hesitates or fails to acknowledge their signal or even forgets a gesture (whether their own or someone else’s) then that person must drink.