We have listed several great drinking games, with rules, below to get your party started or if you are stuck for ideas on how to get the crowd lively. Take a read through some our game suggestions and let us know how they went down at the party!
Beer Pong (also known as Beirut)
By far the most popular game at any given party. If you don’t know this game or how to play, give these set up and rules and read before partaking. You don’t want to look like you don’t know what is going on!
Beer Pong Cup Setup Requirements
- 22 plastic cups
- Ping pong balls
Having the cups setup properly is very important when starting a new game of beer pong. Cup placement is the foundation of which all beer pong rules stem from. If you haven’t done so already, you’re going to want to buy a package of plastic cups.
Standard Beer Pong Cup Setup
The cup setup of a beer pong game is easy. Place 10 cups one of side of the beer pong table, and 10 cups on the other side. The cups are put into a triangle with 4 cups being closest to the edge of the table, then 3 cups nestled against the front of those, 2 cups in front of those, and then a final cup in front of those. If you play billiards, think of how you would set up a the initial rack and mimic that. Now that you’ve set up the cups properly, grab a few cans of beer (or water if preferred) pour them into each cup, keeping the amount in each cup as even as possible.
Beer Pong Water Cups
There should be 2 extra cups remaining. These are for water. When you miss your throw, your ping pong balls will end up getting dirty. Fill these cups half way with water, and use them to clean off your dirty balls!
Beer pong starts with 2 or 4 players divided into two teams. Each team stands behind their cups at an opposing end of the table from the other. Losing / challenging team shoots first. If the game is fresh, then a coin flip is used to determine the first shooter. Each team then takes turns throwing the ping pong balls into the opponents cups. In a normal beer pong setup, 2 ping pong balls are used, so each team has a total of 2 throws. When the ping pong ball successfully lands in a team’s cup, a member of that team must drink the beer in that cup. Once a team is done shooting, the other team takes their turn. This occurs until all of the cups are gone on one team’s side.
The team with remaining cups is declared the winner.
Ball Breaker is the same as Kings Cup but a hell of a lot harder! Created by one of our very own waitresses, I hope you have some balls as you will need them playing this game!
Ball Breaker Setup Requirements
- Deck of cards
- Large glass
Setup and Game Play
The waitress walks around with a deck of cards in her hand making players pick the top card.
Ace is “shot roulette”.
Two is “push up mania”.
Three is “hit the deck”.
Four is “make a rule”.
Five is “bust a jive”.
Six is “waterfall”.
Seven is “lying down punishment”.
Eight is “shark”.
Nine is “ducky fuzz, fuzzy duck”.
Ten is “ask a friend”.
Jack is “Handstand drink off competition.”
Queen is “add to the cup”.
King is “drink the cup”.
Kings Cup has been a staple of parties for generations and for good reason. It gets those who participate drunk, as well as learning about each other’s wild side. This is the perfect game to play to get any party started.
Kings Cup Setup Requirements
- Deck of cards
- Large glass
Players gather around a cup which has cards evenly distributed around it.
Players take turns picking cards. Each card requires an action, that are as follows:
Ace is “waterfall”. This starts with everyone chugging. Then the person who picked the card can stop whenever he/she wants. This allows the next person to stop when he/she wants and so on and so on.
Two has and always will be the classic “you”. This means that whoever picks the 2 card gets to choose anybody they want in the game to drink.
Three is another staple in Kings Cup, “me”. Pick a 3 and you have to drink.
The four card incorporates the ladies by telling them they are “whores” and have to drink.
Bust a jive. One of the best. The person who picks the card has to do a dance move. Then the next person has to do that dance move and add to it. This continues until someone screws up and has to drink.
Six is “dicks” All the guys prove that they are packing by drinking.
Seven equals “heaven”. All players reach for the sky. The last person has to drink. Great card when people aren’t paying attention or someone is too drunk to realize a seven was picked.
Eight is “mate”. The player who picks the card chooses another player to be their mate. This means when one of them drinks they both drink.
Nine is “bust a rhyme”. This can either be one of the best or worst cards depending on how creative the group is.
Ten is “categories”. The player who picked the card chooses a category. Then everyone goes around and says something that fits in the category. Whoever cannot think of anything in the category has to drink.
Jack is “never have I ever.” This is a great opportunity to get to know people better, call out friends, and hear ridiculous stories.
Queen is “questions”. The player who picks the card starts by asking anyone a question. This player then asks anyone else a question. This process continues until someone fails to ask a question.
Finally the King. The player who picks a King gets to “make a rule”. The rule can be anything but must always be followed until another King is picked and the rule is replaced by another. If the rule is not followed the person who broke the rule has to drink. The first 3 people who pick a King have to pour some of their drink into the cup in the middle. Whoever picks the last King ends the game and loses. This person has to chug whatever is in the Kings Cup.