It’s friday night and you’re wondering how best to add some fun to your time out with your buddies? Here are few games you guys can take part in while at the bar drinking.
1. Quiditch Beer Pong
Let’s start with the simplest of all popular drinking games QUIDITCH Beer Pong! That’s right, you heard me, now I’m no fan of the Harry Potter franchise but the concept of whimsically prancing along to the melody of slurred speech and alcohol addled candor is certainly something I cannot prohibit myself from participating in. If you’re not familiar with Quiditch, then I’ll break this down for you fast and simple. Like Beer pong, instead of an open space between drinking cups on opposing sides of the table in the middle, you have three hoops like those jumped by horses on the circus mounted on a pedestal at a certain height. The middle hoop will be higher while the two remaining are lower and of the same height.
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The object of the game is to toss a ping pong ball through those hoops and ultimately to any of the drinking cups. For every cup the ball shoots itself into, the opposing player has to drink that cup and toss it aside. Either party continues on to the game until all the cups of any of the opposing players are consumed. The party that still has remaining cups is declared the winner.
Basically it is an offshoot of Beer Pong, however made more entertaining to those who have a profound interest in the Harry Potter franchise and very much would like to live through the brilliant and insightful writings of JK Rowling. This is the kind of stuff you see being done by college and post grads working in some tech company. Don’t let the nerd factor fool you, it can ultimately be some serious of fun especially when someone starts murmuring spell incantations and flashing his magic wand to anyone unfortunate enough to make eye contact. Careful though, this game might end you up on the state’s sex offenders list.
2. Ruffian’s Roulette
Now, you’ve heard of Russian roulette but very few have ever tried a Ruffian’s Roulette. This is a scant derivative of the ever fashioned dead man’s game of Russian roulette by many Paint Ball enthusiasts. This covers as many participants available but it is advisable for a minimum of five persons.
You start placing a series of pistol based paintball guns, some loaded and some are not, a minimum of five is preferred then you start placing people around these guns equipped with their own guns and then you select the first participant.
The object of the game is to take any of the displayed pistols; aim it at the temple side of your helmet and fire. If the gun does not dispense a paintball then you have to drink a shot of pure distilled vodka. In the event that it does dispense a paintball, all other parties in the circle will be authorized to fire a single shot at the player and the next player to his right shall take the place of the previous player.
During the game any of the players comprising the firing circle may choose to send a single paint ball at the drinker, in the event he does, he must first drink a shot of pure distilled vodka. It won’t be long before some of the players start getting hammered and start shooting at anything that moves, and before you even notice anything, your knee deep is in an all-out free for all drunken haze of paintball hysteria.
The game is pretty much self – explanatory and is intended to create mayhem in an alcoholic state. There is no winner apart from the guy who finds a way to get some clean sleep during the drunken free for all. The losers here are those who lose their equipment or end up face down on a pile of mud and clamoring for some sense of direction and perception on where he is and where everyone else is.
3. Counter Melody
Like many drinking games, the framework is based on competition and a byproduct of the said competition is that there is a winner and a loser. Counter Melody is basically and oddly simplistic. You take two persons proficient in the same musical instrument and pit them against each other. You toss a coin and either party calls his preference. The winner gets to set the tempo by playing a particular melody he likes and the object of the second player is to mimic the melody initiated by the first player. If the second player correctly follows the melody he in turn is allowed to set the tempo by playing his preference.
In the event any of the players fail to mimic the selected melody, he or she takes a shot of any alcoholic beverage. The hardcore players usually select hard drinks like tequila or whiskey but if you’re feeling safe, you can opt for beer or a pitcher of cocktails like margaritas or alcoholic smoothies. Just take note, no pregnant women allowed.
This game can be played by two or more persons and like the saying goes, the more the manier! Oooops! Not drinking!
The first player to reach five wins gets to skip a drink if he loses and the winning opposing party must drink regardless if the latter wins on that particular round.
By this time, you will know the game is over when everyone is too hammered to comprehend a musical sheet much more to correctly play a particular melody or song. Careful though, musical instruments are expensive and it might end up damaged due to alcoholic induced behavior.
4. Penny Can!
You heard me, Penny Can! Apart from the obvious rip off from ABC’s Cougar Town, this can be a very enjoyable drinking game. Like the name implies the game employs the use of pennies and of course, a can. What was I thinking, right?
Penny can is an oddly enjoyable game invented by the one of the characters of the show to bond with his friends and his estranged son. The game basically revolved around one thing, any of the players take turns tossing pennies in a can from a distance and every time a penny lands inside the can both parties must yell the word “Penny Can!”. The devise of the game is to instill a bond between parties so as to create an excellent environment of chemistry between the players—kind of’ like making better friends with existing friends.
But, let’s cut the bonding drama and get to the fun part, yes?
Introduce the element of alcohol into the game and bring it to a different level of fun. Every time a player tosses a coin, if he or she misses the can he or she must drink a shot of any alcoholic beverage agreed between the parties. In the event that a coin lands inside the can and either of the parties fails to yell “Penny Can!” he or she must also drink a shot.
Now you have a great way of bonding between people and a certain path to getting hammered with your friends. The game is short and enjoyable, widely preferred between idle people sitting back and relaxing at home.
This is not advisable for people whose hobby is to relax at home all the time. Definitely not.
This game isn’t that widely heard of, simply because it is only popular among chess enthusiasts. They call the game barbarian because every time a move is played in the game; strategy and logic is slowly being diminished. Like in the game of chess, each player sets his moves and plans his strategy. The variable of alcohol here is the wild card because no matter how excellent you are in chess,the moment alcohol inhibits your cognition; you tend to make less conscious and intelligible decisions. Hmmm, talk about how you woke up in your granny’s garden one day? Yup! We all got this part.
Alcohol comes into play whenever a player losses a chess piece, he must drink a shot of any alcoholic beverage agreed upon. Normally, the game of chess can get pretty heated and that dead silence between players can be quite the tension builder. Alcohol acts to make the game friendly and interactive, plus the alcoholic induced behavior between players can be very entertaining and interactive. If this doesn’t liven up the game of chess, I don’t know what will.
Better make sure to use cheap chess pieces as odds are people are going to end up tossing these things aroundin a barrage of alcohol induced frivolity and believe me, you wouldn’t want these things passing by your forehead at 30 miles per hour.
While these games might be quite fun and certainly exciting, it is important to keep a steady head and ensure the safety of yourself and of others because there is nothing that kills the buzz of alcoholic fun than having to suffer an injury.
There are certainly more games out there that require drinking. The entire concept of such games is creative and inventive. Practically, anyone can make up one of these games. While the above mentioned are already in practice, there is nothing stopping you from making up your own game and asking your friends to participate in it. But, bear in mind that safety is the number one concern. Gear up, will you?
If you can go through all 5 games in one night and still standing you have earned a LEGENDARY status! Drop me a comment I have a gift for you 🙂