At Backyard Games we are all about games. That extends to fun drinking games while camping, games that you play with a beer in your hand, drinking games for 2, or an active beer drinking games that you play. Disclaimer, these are obviously drinking games for adults and those legally above drinking age.
Take to your backyard with beer in hand, friends about and the below game ideas and you will surely be having a fun afternoon or night. We are not talking about the regular games cornhole or bocce that only add a beer in your hand. If you are looking for drinking games without so much activity, checkout our 20 drinking card games for adults.
We are talking about games created around drinking. Don’t forget about these outdoor drinking games when you are camping next or having a beach party.
Top 15 Outdoor Drinking Games:
Beersbee or Bottle Bash is inspired by a game found in our Top 63 Outdoor Games List that with the addition of beers will make an incredibly fun outdoor drinking games. Beersbee can be known as many different names including Polish horseshoes, Frisnock or Frimsee and played with a minimum of 2 people. With Beersbee, you can purchase Bottle Bash Online or and make sure to read our full Beersbee drinking rules.
To play, each team gets 1 poles and places them approx. 36 feet apart from each other. Of course it would be silly to put an open beer on the target, so place 2 empty beer bottles on each pole and true to an outdoor drinking game, you must have a beer in each hand. Each team gets a Frisbee and the goal of Beersbee, is to throw the Frisbee and knock over the beer perched on top of the other teams goal posts. You can either aim to hit the beer or hit the pole will garner you points too. If the team hits your beer bottle off that’s 2 drinks, if they hit the pole that’s one.
Grab a beer, or two, and gather a minimum 2 people together to kick up a game of beer darts. This game is ideally played with 4 people. To play this game you will also need 4 chairs to sit on. Place 2 chairs at each end approximately 3 feet in between. You should be able to touch the hand of your partner. Place your full beer, unopened, in the middle of the 2 chairs. Before you place it down, make sure to add a little challenge and shake that beer up.
With your darts in hand, aim at the opposite teams beer. It can be a challenge as you have to throw with a decent amount of force and aim to pierce the beer can with your beer dart. When you are successful, the dart will pierce the can and probably start spraying it. If your can has been hit, open it at the top and start slamming it till it’s gone, sharing with your partner. Then repeat! This game can take a long time because it’s difficult to hit the can but it can also be short lived because of how fast you drink. Buy Darts Online.
We love KanJam as a traditional Backyard Game, but this game can also be a ton of fun transitioned into an outdoor drinking game. With the addition of 2 bin goal posts, KanJam is a twist on the traditional game of Frisbee. Making it one of the top Frisbee drinking games. Played with 4 players, the goal of the game is to work with your partner to throw the Frisbee or deflect it into the goal bin. For the KanJam drinking game, you must keep a beer in your hand at all times. We put together detailed scoring instructions on how to play the KanJam drinking game. Buy KanJam Online.
Remember that traditional game of Battleship you used to play as a kid? Everytime your opponent hits your ship, you take a drink. Once you complete the game and all your ships are sunk you might be equally drowned with beer. This DIY drinking game requires a bit of setup, be we think it’s worth it. On a blank piece of paper, create your board, then place shot glasses in where your ships will be placed and insert a tall separation board between you and your partner. Use our free battle shots printable to quickly setup a game.
You can play with beer or shots. There are 2 variations, beer pong battle ship or battle shots. Beer pong battle ship is a great swimming pool game whereas battle shots is more similar to the game of battleship. Get the different battle shots rules here.
5. Icecube Tray’s
Those little ice cube spots in an ice cube tray can make a nice little sip of a drink. This Ice cube Drinking Game challenges you to drink either beer or drink of your choice through a straw as fast as you can till the whole Ice cube tray has been sucked dry. It’s not as easy as it seems as it’s almost guaranteed your straw leaves little droplets behind. Play with a minimum 2 people, the first person to completely drink their ice cube tray wins!
6. Flip Cup
Another game that also can be played inside, but who wants to clean the beer off the floor in the morning when you can have more fun playing outside or while camping. Flip cup requires nothing more than a bunch of red solo cups and a minimum 6 players. To play, split up 6 players into 2 teams of 3, or as many people wanting to join in the game. Each team stands on one side of the table. Place your cup down with the top open part of the cup on the table. You want to be hanging the cup approx. half way off the table, but so that it stills stands strong, not falling off the table.
The goal is to flip your cup from the downward position to standing upright on it’s own. To do this, use one finger in a “flipping” motion from below where the cup hangs off the table. Try flick the cup so that it flips over and stands up. When the game starts, the first player on each team begins. Once that player has flipped over their cup, the next player on their team can begin. The team to have all their players flip their cup over first wins.
This doesn’t sound much like a drinking game but there is one key rule. You must first fill the cup half way full with beer or drink of your choice and each player chugs the cup of beer before they can begin flip cup. After a couple rounds, flipping the cup over might be a little harder!
7. Slip & Flip Cup
On a hot day, this game is genius. It combines gets wet on a slip and slip and quenching your thirst by downing a beer with flip cup. The ultimate outdoor drinking game! The rules are pretty simple. Get a slip and slide game setup or even just a massive tarp filled with water. Line up in teams of 2. First you must run, flop down onto the wet tarp and slide all the way to the end. Get up, run to the table and down your drink.
Then incorporate the rules of flip cup above to flip your cup on the table before your next team mate can take their turn. The first team for all players to complete this silly fun wins! We got this image and enjoyed a good laugh at this video of slip and flip cup.
Disclaimer: this is the most dangerous of the Outdoor Drinking Games, proceed at your own risk. The game Stump takes getting hammered to a whole new level. This game requires a tree stump, so you are in luck if you have one of these in your yard already.
To play, you hammer in a nail for each player that is participating into the stump. Only hammer it in so that it is sturdy and sticking approx 2 cm’s out. You must throw and catch the hammer and right after you catch it hammer a nail in the stump. The person whose nail gets hammered must take a drink.
There are 3 types of throwing techniques, the traditional throw (1 point), the under the leg (2 points) and the behind the back throw (3 points). Keep playing until all but one nail is left standing. We put together the full instructions for how to play the stump drinking game. There have been attempts to have this game funded on kickstarter but failed, so for now this game is up to you to transport your stump.
9. Dizzy Bat
Dizzy Bat will leave you drunk and dizzy, hence the name! But from what we have read this game can be a lot of fun. There really is no scoring or competition of this game, but a challenge to successfully complete it. First you need a wiffle ball, cut the end off and punch a hole in the bat 4 inches from the end. Fill the wiffle bat with beer, to begin, chug all the beer from the wiffle bat. Touch the wiffle bat to the ground once and then spin around 10 times. You have up to 3 seconds to sturdy yourself and then the pitcher throws the beer can and you must hit it with the bat. If you are not successful, try, try again until you complete the level. Be careful not to try too many times in a row.
10. Flonky Ball
One of the things we don’t understand is that most drinking games rules are set so that the person who looses a round must drink. However most people play drinking games, so that they can drink. The game of Flunky is opposite in that the team that drinks their beer first wins. Setup 3 empty beer or wine bottles in the middle of your yard with 2 foul lines setup approx 10 feet away for each team. You can use a ball or a stick to take aim at the bottles and throw to knock them down. If you knock them down start drinking your beer, the other team has to run to the middle and pick them up and yell stop. Once they yell stop you stop drinking. The first team to finish their beers wins!
11. Drunk Waiter
We first discovered Drunk Waiter at a fun small town festival, obviously a kid friendly version. That led us to discover the hilarious outdoor drinking game of Drunk Waiter. You play be holding an object above your head and spinning around in a circle counting to 10. After spinning around, an assistant hands you a serving tray with drinks cups on it, filled with water because it’s very likely you will drop it.
Now you must try and walk the serving tray to the other end of the yard and put the cups on a table. Exchange the full cups with empty cups that are on the table and run back to the other side of the yard. Ideally you play 2 people or more at a time, so the first person who gets back to the start line wins.
It’s very likely you will not stick to a straight line, interfere with another player or just plain fall down after spinning. This makes it quite a bit of fun and add in a couple drinks each round and you will be historically laughing on the ground. You take a drink for how many cups you spill.
Beer pong is the king of drinking games. Because of the potentially spilly cups and general crowd excitement you might find playing it outside is better than in your small living room where you don’t want ping pong balls going flying. The best place to play Beer Pong is outside. Here’s our Backyard Games unofficial beer pong rules.
You will need to have a decently long kitchen table, outdoor table or fold up table. If you have a beer pong set already great, otherwise all you need is 13 red cups to create a triangle. Setup with 5 cups along the edge of the table, 4 in front of them, 3 in front of that, 2 in front of that, and then 1 to create a triangle. Setup each of these cup triangles at the end of each table. Here’s my favorite 15 beer pong tables and accessories to play with.
Aim at the opposite teams cups, if you get your ball in the cup, then they have to drink. As each shot is landed, that cup is then removed from the table. Land your ping pong ball in each of their cups and they should have drank a whole beer. The more cups removed, the harder it become to aim at the cups. Also the more beer you drink can add a natural challenge. The first person to get land the ball in all the cups wins. You can easily shoot your ping pong ball with a beer in your hand. Don’t drink too much extra though, wait for your partner to sink a ball before you take a drink, otherwise you might need 2 beer for your game! Beer pong some cool accessory variations above the classic red cups set. You can get a special beer pong kit, rotating platform for the cups and even glow in the dark. Buy Beer Pong Online.
If you think Beer Pong is fun, like many do, Giant Beer Pong is especially made for the backyard. Versions of giant beer pong can be as large as sandbox pales to as large as garbage cans, your choice. Just swap out that mini ping pong ball for a Tennis ball. Don’t worry, you aren’t drinking the whole can worth. Keep your beer handy and follow the same rules of beer pong for giant beer pong. Buy Giant Beer Pong Online.
14. High Noon
This game requires only 2 people and no setup required. All that you need is 2 passionate drinkers and beer. Simply stand back to back, chug your beer, walk 10 paces apart. Turn around, crush your beer and throw it at each other. First to make contact wins. So you could be the faster drinker or the better aimer to win this game.
15. Giant Jenga Drinking Game
We take the awesomeness of giant sized games and classic jenga to make a hilarious drinking game. Drunk Jenga Drinking Game is super easy DIY project to make. Find our rules for Jenga Drinking Game setup and instructions. The game is the same as classic Jenga, but everytime you pull a cube from the tower to place on the top, you must complete the action when you put the block on top. You will find hilarious rules such as Young Buck drinks, Slap that Ass, Sibling love, British accent and more hilarious rules!
We saved the most ludicrous for last. But Fromel might just be the drinking game you want to play first to kick up the Outside Drinking Games a notch before you start one of the games above. The Fromel drinking game rules are simple. Sit in a circle with all participants. You smash the beer can on your forehead until holes develop in the can, keep going until the beer can explodes on the winners face, the fromel champ. We don’t know if you will be the smarter after playing this game.
That’s it! Please comment below on rules you might play with or if we are missing any games. For indoors or good camping fun, checkout 20+ Fun Drinking Card Games For Adults.
Happy Outdoor Drinking Games time! 🙂