The Northeast is bracing for another record-setting blizzard with Winter Storm Juno. So what have you got planned for your Snowmageddon 2015? Drinking games!
We’ve put together a list of the top 5 best drinking games to play when you can’t leave your house due to safety reasons. And most of them can be played even if you’re power is out… which might happen, according to some reports about Winter Storm Juno.
So kick back, crack a beer, don’t drive, and remember to know your limit.
It will all be over soon.
1. Snowpocalyse (2 or more people)
What cutesie term will the media come up with this year to describe the dire situation?
Who knows. But there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to put on the news.
So while you’re waiting for that viral term, here are the rules:
Sip: Every time you hear the word “blizzard”
Pull: Every time you hear the words “winter storm”
Drink: Every time you hear the word “snowmageddon”
Finish your drink: Every time you hear the word “snowpocalyse”
Chug a drink/take a shot: If you hear a new term to describe the winter storm, e.g. “blizzardcane”
2. Frozen (2 or more people)
What better way to celebrate the storm than watching the 2013 iconic musical hit Frozen?
Take a Drink: whenever motherfuckers burst into song and/or dance.
Do a Shot: every time the trolls show up/you see or hear about carrots.
Take a Drink: whenever Elsa can’t control blowing her magical load. Bonus Sip: anytime Elsa uses her powers.
Do a Shot: for each Hidden Mickey you spot. Take Two: if you’re the last one to see it.
Take a Drink: every time Anna goes full-spaz.
Shotgun a Beer: for when a frigid bitch unthaws… Literally.
3. Circle of Death/King’s Cup (3+ People/No electricity needed)
Items: Deck of cards, cup of booze or beer
Circle of Death (or King’s Cup) is an easy-to-play drinking card game with various regional differences. Here you will find the version played in New York City. All you need is a deck of cards and booze.
To set up the game you will need a full deck of cards, without the jokers, and either a cup full of anything alcoholic or a can of beer. Put the beer or drink in the center of the table and arrange the cards face-down around it.
Decide who goes first and start drawing cards.
Here are what the cards mean (remember, this is regional):
2 – “Two for you” – Give out two drinks
3 – “Three for me” – Take three drinks
4 – “Whores” – Girls drink
5 – “Bust a jive” – Do a dance move, the next person then does that dance move and adds to it, and so on. The dance moves keep going until somebody can’t execute them in the correct order. That person drinks.
6 – “Dicks” – Guys drink
7 – “Heaven” – Everybody reaches to the sky immediately. Last person to do so drinks.
8 – “Pick a date” – Pick somebody to drink with you. Every time you screw up or have to drink, they have to drink, too. But if they drink, you don’t have to (unless you both are “dating” each other.)
9 – “Bust a rhyme” – The person who draws a card says a word to rhyme. Orange, purple, and silver (and any other non-rhyming English words) are illegal. The people then go around in order trying to rhyme with that word. No repeats. If someone can’t think of a rhyme or accidentally repeats, they drink. Note: For more advanced people, rhythm can be kept.
10 – “Categories” – The person who draws the card picks a category, like “farm animals” or “brands of cereal.” The people then go around in the circle naming things within this category. No repeats. If someone repeats or can’t think of something to contribute, they drink.
Jack – “Never have I ever” – Everybody puts up five fingers. The person who drew the card says something they’ve never done, and anybody who has done it has to put a finger down. It can be as dirty or as clean as you like. The person who loses all five fingers first drinks.
Queen – “Question master” – This person is now the question master. Until the next queen is drawn, this person can ask anyone a question. If they fail to answer the question with a question, they drink.
King – “Make a rule” – A rule is made that lasts until the end of the game. Rules can be compounding, so after all four kings are played, there will be four rules. Anytime a rule is broken, and a person gets called on it, they have to drink.
Ace- “Waterfall” – Everybody drinks until the person who drew the card stops drinking. The last person to draw “Waterfall” has to drink the cup or beer at the center of the cards.
4. Drinking Heads Up! (3+ People)
Items: Phone with Heads Up! app, cup of booze or beer
You can watch Ellen and Alison Sweeney show you how to play above. To make it a drinking game, simply add taking a drink when somebody gets it wrong. If you have more than three people, teams can be formed.
5. Never Have I Ever (2+ people, no cards, no electricity)
What better game to get to know your friends when you have cabin fever?
Never Have I Ever is simple: get in a circle and start saying things you haven’t done—be it sexual, scandalous, or nothing of the sort. Just something you haven’t done. If anyone in the circle has done it, they have to drink.