Gather ’round, my fellow flip cup enthusiasts! Today, we’re tackling an exciting topic that combines two beloved pastimes: drinking games and board/card games. Imagine the exhilaration of strategizing your next move in a board game while sipping on your favorite beverage. It’s a match made in boozy heaven!
As a subject-matter expert in drinking games, I’ve scoured the depths of the internet, tapped into my fraternity days, and consulted with fellow flip cup connoisseurs to compile an extensive list of drinking games that incorporate board games and card games. So, grab your favorite pint glass, fill it to the brim, and let’s dive into the world of intoxicating game nights!
Drinking Games With Board Games
Board games provide a perfect canvas for combining skill, strategy, and merriment with your favorite adult beverages. In this section, we’ll explore some of the most popular drinking games that can be played alongside classic board games.
If you’re a fan of the iconic property trading game Monopoly, prepare to ramp up the excitement with a boozy twist. Drunkopoly brings the familiar gameplay of Monopoly while introducing alcohol-related challenges and penalties.
In Drunkopoly, certain properties on the board have specific drinking rules attached to them. For example, if you land on “Alcohol Tax,” you must take a shot, or if someone lands on “Beer Pong,” you get the chance to challenge them to a game of beer pong, with shots being consumed by the losing team. The game encourages players to strategize and make shrewd decisions while keeping their wits about them (or not, depending on how many shots you’ve had).
Number of players: 2-6
Required items: Monopoly board game, alcohol of choice, shot glasses, beer pong setup (if desired)
2.2 Risky Rum
Risk, the classic game of global domination, becomes an even riskier adventure with Risky Rum. In this drinking game adaptation, players deploy armies, form alliances, and embark on campaigns while taking sips or shots based on specific actions in the game.
For example, when you conquer a territory, you may assign a drink to one of your opponents. When you lose a battle, you take a sip or a shot to numb the pain of defeat. With each strategic move and calculated risk, the intensity of the game increases, accompanied by the joyous clinking of glasses.
Number of players: 2-6
Required items: Risk board game, alcohol of choice, shot glasses
Drinking Games With Card Games
Card games are a staple of social gatherings, where friendly competition and casual drinking often go hand in hand. Here are a few drinking games that blend well with popular card games:
Kings, also known as Kings Cup, is a classic drinking game that can be played with a standard deck of playing cards. Each card in the deck is assigned a rule or challenge, creating a dynamic and unpredictable drinking experience for all participants.
Players take turns drawing cards and must abide by the corresponding rule. For instance, if you draw a “5,” you may give out five sips to any player(s) of your choice. If you draw a “King,” you pour a predetermined amount of your drink into the “king’s cup” placed in the center of the table. The player who draws the fourth “King” must chug the concoction found in the “king’s cup.”
Number of players: 3+
Required items: Standard deck of playing cards, beverages
3.2 Poker Dice
Poker Dice, a twist on the traditional card game Poker, offers a quick-paced drinking game variation that relies solely on luck and dice rolling. Less time strategizing and more time sipping!
In this game, players roll five dice, aiming to create winning poker hands. Each player takes turns rolling and attempting to beat the previous hand’s rank. The player with the lowest-ranking hand at the end of each round takes a drink. The game continues until everyone is suitably sloshed or the dice run out, whichever comes first.
Number of players: 2+
Required items: Five dice, beverages
Board games and card games have always been a fantastic way to bond with friends and family, but adding a dash of alcohol takes the fun to a whole new level. Whether you’re a cunning strategist or a wild card enthusiast, there are drinking games out there that perfectly blend your favorite tabletop games with the exhilaration of a well-deserved drink.
Remember, responsible drinking is key, so always know your limits and drink responsibly. Cheers to memorable game nights filled with laughter, friendly competition, and a hearty “cheers” with your beverage of choice!