Settle Down for Some Fun: 4 Party Games with Whisky
Hosting a party and need ideas for ice-breakers or just good ol’ fun among friends? Look no further— here are four games that will definitely sort you out. What’s more, they entail drinking, so break out that bottle of Jack, and get your party swinging!
Gather around and assemble in a large circle. Players have to count from 1 to 20. The first player says “1,” the next player says “2” and so on. However, 7 and 14 have to be switched. This means that when a player counts 6, the next player must say 14, and when a player counts 13, the next in line must say 7. On the occasion someone messes up (and this tends to happen frequently), s/he drinks. Each time the group reaches 20, the group toasts by saying “Cheers, Guv’nor!” and the person on 20 invents a particular rule for a number. For example, on 5, instead of saying “5,” the player whose turn it is must sing a song. If s/he forgets, s/he must drink, and counting resumes from 1. The objective is to apply a rule to all the numbers through 20, and follow each of them without messing up. (This is rare and exceedingly difficult with players getting progressively tipsy, as you will discover.) This game is oodles of fun!
Most Likely To
One player has to ask a “most likely” question, such as “Who is most likely to crash a wedding party and raid the buffet?” (Try to make the questions as colourful as possible.) At the count of three, all players must point towards the most fitting candidate in the room. Each players must take the number of drinks that they have people pointing at them. For example, if you have three players pointing at you, you must take three drinks.
Never Have I Ever
All players hold up ten fingers. Each player cites something they have never done. For example, “Never have I ever… got a tattoo.” If any other players have done said thing, they put down a finger. This continues until someone has put down all their fingers, in which case s/he has to drink.
King’s Cup/ Circle of Death
This is a drinking game played with cards. While the rules are open-ended and with multiple variations, there are certain central rules. It must be played with either an empty cup/ glass or a full unopened can of beer kept throughout the game in the centre of the circle. Each player draws a card from the deck for his turn, and there is a rule affixed to each type of card. Here is a guide to one such set of rules:
1: Ace: Waterfall Each player starts drinking at the same time as the person to their left. No player can stop drinking until the player before them stops.
2: “Take two” You point at two players and tell them to drink. Alternatively, you can tell one person to take two drinks.
3: "Three is me" You take three drinks.
4: “Give two, take two” You give out two drinks, and take two yourself.
5: Rule Set a rule to be followed for the rest of the game. For example, don’t use first names, do a dance move when 5 is drawn, the options are endless.
6: Thumbs Everyone has to place their thumb on the table. Try to be as subtle as possible. The last person to place it has to drink.
7: “Heaven” Raise your hand. The last person to do so must drink.
8: “Mate” Choose a person who will have to drink every time you do, for the rest of the game.
9: “Bust a rhyme” Pick a word and the person to your right must rhyme with it. This continues around the table until a player cannot think of a rhyming word to follow. S/he must drink. The same word cannot be used twice.
10: Categories Choose a category of things, and the person to your right must come up with something that falls within that category. This goes on until someone can't. This player must drink.
11: Jack: Men All the players who are boys/ men must take a drink.
12: Queen: Ladies All the women players take a drink.
13: King: King's Cup And for the most important one. When this is drawn, the player who drew it puts some of their drink into the “King's Cup” at the center of the table. When the last King is drawn, the person who drew it must drink all the contents of the King's Cup.