Drinking board games

drinking board gamesWe have compiles some of the best drinking board games below. For most people, partying is the cornerstone for the ultimate fun experience but sitting around and drinking with your friends can get pretty boring even in a party. This is why we need drinking board games to liven the experience up.

There are some drinking board games that are fairly ubiquitous and some others that aren’t as well-known. Here’s a list of the absolute best drinking board games. Some are old classics, and some are new, but they are all perfect for livening up a Friday night. Also note that most of these game rules can be customized to suit your group preferences, therefore, be sure to explore other options available. 

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Chandelier is perfect for those living in small apartments. To play, you’ll need a 16-ounce plastic cups and some ping-pong balls. Players are to sit around a table, each with their plastic cup of beer which is placed at the edge of the table so that there is a circle of cups around the perimeter of the table and one full cup of beer should be placed in the center of the table.

To play, the players will attempt to bounce the ball into someone else’s cup. If they are successful, that person has to drink up their beer. If the ball lands in the center cup then everyone has to drink, and the person who threw the ball has to drink the middle cup also. When a player misses, anyone who catches the ball gets to go next.


To play Avalanche, you will need a die and one glass. Each player will sit around a table with their glass or cup of alcohol. To play a turn, a player will start by filling the “game glass” with either a small or large amount of their drink. They then roll the die. They will do the following depending on what number they receive:

1: The player does nothing but they pass the glass and the die to the next player

2: The player is to add more alcohol to the game glass and passes it to the next player, along with the die

3: The player must drink all the contents of the game glass

4: The player yells “floor!” all the players must either point downward or drop to the ground and whoever does this last or fails to do it must drink the contents of their glass

5: The player can make anyone of their choosing to drink the glass

6: Same rules applies as when a player rolls a 1. However, groups can choose to substitute an original rule of their choosing to replace the six play

Some groups can choose to play by these simple rules, while other groups may like to play Avalanche elimination-style, where players are removed from the game after three consecutive drinks.

Up & Down the River

Up & Down the River is a game that is played with two decks of cards. To begin, one player is appointed the dealer and the dealer provides each player with four cards which are placed face-up in front of them. The dealer then draws up a card from the deck and whoever has the card must take a drink and if they have multiples of that card, they must take as many drinks as they have the cards. The dealer repeats this, but with each new round, the amount of drinks one has to take for the card doubles.

After the fourth round, the dealer will draw up a fifth card, laying it on top of the previous card. Any player that have that combination of cards may give away four total drinks, they can tell one player to drink four times, or tell four players to each drink once. The dealer can lay a third card over the first two cards and players with a combination of those three cards may give away a total of eight drinks and after this, the game can be started again with a new dealer.

King’s Cup

To set up King’s Cup, put an empty plastic cup or glass in the center of a table. Spread a deck of cards around the glass but make sure to remove the jokers, and it will form a circle of cards.

Players are to gather around the table with their individual drinks. To begin, the first player will draw a card and each different card has its rules. However, one important thing to remember about King’s Cup is that the rules are not static. Many groups have their set of rules for different cards but a sample set of rules is as follows:

Ace: Everyone must drink until the player who drew the card would stop drinking. It is up to the player who drew tlthe card to decide whether or not everyone finishes their glass or just takes a few sips

2: The player can instruct another player to drink

3: The player must drink up their drink

4: All female players must drink

5: All male players must drink

6: Everyone must touch the floor and the last player to do so must drink

7: Everyone must point towards the sky and the last player to do so must take a drink

8: The player selects another player who has to take a drink every time they do and this exercise goes on until someone new draws an eight

9: The player says a word and going around the table, each player must say a word that rhymes with it. The first player who fails to do so in a quick manner must take a drink

10: If a player draws a 10, they must say something that they have never done. If other players have never done it either, they don’t have to drink but if any player has done the thing in question, they must drink

Jack: The player makes a rule that must be followed through out the rest of the game

Queen: The queen is a wild card. You are encouraged to create your unique rule for the queen

King: When a player draws a king, they pour half of their drink into the center cup and when the final king is drawn, that player must drink the entire cup

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