Drinking games are a popular way to add excitement and camaraderie to any party or gathering.
While card-based games are common, there are plenty of engaging drinking games that don’t require cards at all. If you don’t have playing cards but do have dice, check out our article on drinking games with dice.
In this blog post, we’ll share 10 entertaining drinking games without cards that you can play at your next event. So grab your favorite drinks, gather your friends, and let the fun begin!
10 Drinking Games Without Cards:
Flip Cup is a classic drinking game that requires only plastic cups and a flat surface. Two teams stand on opposite sides of a table, each with a cup filled with a small amount of their chosen drink.
The game begins when the first players from each team race to drink, then flip their cup upside down by flicking the rim.
The next player can’t start until the previous cup is flipped successfully. The first team to flip all their cups wins.
Beer Pong is a popular party game where players take turns tossing ping pong balls into cups of beer (or any other drink) arranged on a table.
When a ball lands in a cup, the opposing team must drink the contents. The first team to eliminate all the other team’s cups wins.
Never Have I Ever
In this classic drinking game, players take turns sharing something they’ve never done, starting with the phrase “Never have I ever…”
If another player has done the activity mentioned, they must take a drink.
This game is perfect for getting to know your friends better and often leads to hilarious stories.
Quarters is a simple drinking game played by bouncing a quarter (or any small coin) off a table and into a cup.
Players take turns attempting the shot, and if they succeed, they choose another player to take a drink.
If a player misses, the turn passes to the next person
Drunk Jenga adds a fun twist to the classic block-stacking game. Write various drinking-related challenges on each Jenga block (e.g., “take a drink,” “swap seats with someone,” or “make a rule”).
Players take turns removing a block and performing the challenge written on it before stacking the block on top of the tower.
The game continues until the tower collapses, and the person responsible for the collapse must finish their drink.
Kings Cup (without cards)
To play Kings Cup without cards, use a digital version of the game available through various websites and apps.
Players take turns drawing virtual cards, and each card corresponds to a specific action or rule. Some examples include taking drinks, starting a waterfall, or creating new rules.
The game continues until all cards have been drawn, or players decide to stop.
Buzz is a simple counting game where players take turns saying numbers in sequential order.
When a player reaches a number that is a multiple of 7 or contains the digit 7, they must say “buzz” instead of the number.
If a player fails to say “buzz” at the appropriate time, they must take a drink. The game continues until players decide to stop.
In this game, one player poses a “most likely” question, such as “Who’s most likely to go skydiving?” or “Who’s most likely to have a secret talent?”
Players then count to three and point at the person they believe fits the description best.
The person with the most fingers pointed at them must take a drink.
Thumper is a high-energy drinking game that involves creating hand gestures for each player. Players sit in a circle and choose a unique hand gesture for themselves.
The game starts with everyone drumming their hands on the table in unison, followed by the first player performing their gesture, then another player’s gesture.
The chosen player must respond by performing their gesture and selecting another player. If a player fails to respond or makes a mistake, they must take a drink.
Medusa is a simple, fast-paced drinking game that requires a table, drinks, and a group of friends. Players sit around a table with their heads down with drinks in front of them.
On the count of three, everyone looks up and stares at another player. If two players lock eyes, they yell “Medusa!” and race to take a drink.
The player who finishes their drink last must take an additional drink.
Drinking games without cards can be just as entertaining and engaging as their card-based counterparts.
These 10 games are perfect for adding excitement to your next party or gathering, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a casual night-in with friends.
Remember to always drink responsibly and have a designated driver or transportation plan in place to ensure everyone gets home safely. Cheers to good times and unforgettable memories!