Most Popular Drinking Games and Recommendations

These are the most popular drinking games. I took a survey of individuals, and recorded the percent that added each of the games as their favorite. I also asked everyone for their secrets to make all these games as enjoyable as possible.

Beer Pong and Beirut – 58%

That’s right, the classic American game that everyone from college students to older adults at football games play ranked number one. You can’t be around alcohol without seeing a beer pong table anymore, and sometimes you see people just played with water. They even make some pretty sick tables these days. Looking around online I found some amazing custom tables with neon lights that were a few hundred dollars to some awesome football tailgate tables. A few people recommended buying some of these new tables because they fold up easily, clean easily, and have bottle openers attached – some real life proof of human innovation. Another popular beer pong / Beirut rule was playing civil war, which has 6 people playing at a time, and 18 cups per side.

Kings – 12%

A common card game. Even though it is always confusing to remember all the cards and rules, it seems everyone knows how to play. It is actually quite impressive since you are usually forgetful after long games. From our survey, we found that many more girls preferred this game, though perhaps guys were embarrassed to admit that they liked playing kings. Kings makes use of every card in the deck, except joker, and you do anything from busting a rhyme to racing to touch the floor in the game.

Flip Cup – 11%

A close third, there seem to be a few die hard flip cup fans out there. Basically, you wait til your turn, chug your beverage, whether water, beer, or some other concoction, and then try to flip your cup over and have it land as fast as possible. There don’t seem to be many variations to the game, though some people said they like playing an aggressive form of the game with pushing and yelling. I would not condone this though, especially since the floor can get pretty slippery

Quarters – 4%

A few guys loved the game quarters, which is fairly standard, but requires some coordination. If your world is spinning, it is hard to spin and stop the quarter. I am not a big fan of quarters, I am more of a beer pong player myself, and refuse to go anywhere without a beer pong table or Beirut table. But hey, to each their own.

The final 15% was a variety of games, many of which I had never heard of, I imagine more local games. Hey, making up your own drinking games are probably the most fun. I will always be a beer pong guy, but love to hear of any other ideas to add some variety to a night of partying!

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