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8 Drinking Games Every Student Should Know How To Play

It’s difficult for any uni student to get by without a knowledge of drinking games. 

And it’s a well-known fact that sobriety is the leading cause of awkwardness. So invest in a bottle, get it down you and there’s a fairly good chance you’ll actually make some friends.

Here’s the definitive list of drinking games you NEED to know.

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The Rules:

  • You are not allowed to say the word ‘drink’
  • Players are to be referred to as anything other than their actual name
  • You are not allowed to swear
  • You are not allowed to point using your finger or thumb
  • Players must drink with their left hand
  • All players must have their drink no less than one finger’s distance from the table edge at all times
  • An empty glass cannot be put down, it must first be refilled

Violation of any one of the above rules is punishable by drink.

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The Rules:

  • Draw a Battleships board onto two pieces of cardboard.
  • Fill 18 shot glasses (9 for each player or team)
  • Create a division between the players or teams
  • Create 3 shot-ships by placing lines of 4, 3 and 2 shots in various squares on the board.
  • Shout a combination of numbers (1-7) and letters (A-G) at the opposing player/team, e.g. B4
  • If the position of the opposing team’s shot-ship is guessed, each member must down the number of shots the ship was made of

Continue with the game until all shot-ships (and opposing players) are destroyed

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The Rules:

  • You flip a coin and call it (heads or tails) whilst it’s mid-air.
  • If you guess right, you pass the coin to the next player.
  • If you guess wrong, before passing the coin you must take off an item of clothing and take a swig of your drink.
  • If you guess right 3 times in a row, apart from annoying everyone else, you get the added bonus of reclaiming an item of clothing.
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The Rules:

  • Get a Jenga tower
  • Write a different rule on each block
  • When you pull a block out, you have to do as it says

Whoever knocks down the tower has to down their drink

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A word of warning: do not play in front or a love interest. This game makes you look and sound like a fool; if it doesn’t, you’re not doing it right.

The Rules:

  • To begin, all players round their first finger and thumb and place them up to their eyes to give the impression of glasses.
  • The starting player then shouts ‘Chiicckkkeeennn Googggllleeeessss’ and squawks.
  • This continues around the circle to the right.
  • If a player squawks twice, the game is sent in the opposite direction.
  • If a player squawks three times, the game skips a player and continues to the right.

The first player to squawk incorrectly has to down their drink, at which point the game begins again. Hesitation carries the same penalty.

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The undisputed king of university drinking games – everyone must know how to play.

The Rules:

  • Fan out a deck of cards around an empty pint glass in the middle, when it’s your turn pull out one card and follow the rules below:
  • Ace – Waterfall
  • Everyone drinks on after the other, you can’t stop until the person before you does.
  • 2 – For you
  • Choose someone to drink a 2-finger measure of their drink.
  • 3 – For me
  • Drink a 3-finger measure of your drink.
  • 4 – Thumb Master
  • Place your thumb on the table whenever you want, the last person to copy you has to drink.
  • 5 – Guys
  • All guys take a drink.
  • 6 – Chicks
  • All girls take a drink.
  • 7 – Heaven
  • Point to heaven as soon as you see this card. The last person to do so drinks.
  • 8 – Drink with a mate
  • Whoever you choose can’t stop drinking until you do.
  • 9 – Bust a rhyme
  • You say a word, the person to your left has to say a word that rhymes. Whoever can’t come up with a rhyming word has to drink.
  • 10 – Categories
  • Similar to rhyme, you choose a category, for example “sex positions”, the first person to stumble drinks.
  • Jack – Rule card
  • You can make a rule – any rule. Left hand drinking, for example.
  • Queen – Question Master
  • You can ask someone a question whenever you choose, if they answer they have to drink.
  • King – King cup
  • Add some of whatever you’re drinking to the cup in the middle, aka the shit mix.

The first person to break the circle of cards has to take a drink. Whoever pulls out the last King card has to down the shit mix in the middle.

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The Rules:

  • In a circle, one player after another poses a question to the table, for example: “never have I ever been to Spain.” (Don’t actually use that, you’ll make little to no friends).
  • Everyone who has been to Spain would then drink, and the game continues.

Never Have I Ever is perfect for getting to know new people – and you’ll learn a lot more than where they’re from and what music they like.

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The Rules:

  • Set out a small triangle of cups on either side of a table
  • Each player will take turns to throw Ping-Pong balls at their opponent’s cup-triangle
  • If you land a ball in one of your opponent’s cups, they have to down its contents.
  • Continue until someone wins

Suggest these at your freshers party and you’ll have BNOC status in no time.

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