The Tab’s Top Five Halloween Drinking Games

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Spice up your Halloween with The Tab's guide to spooky drinking games

It’s that time of year again, Halloween is fast approaching and we’re all thinking of ways to have a great time now that ‘Trick or Treating’ is definitely off the cards. What better way to have fun than a good old drinking game?

I may enjoy a drinking game more than most after my unofficial role as ‘Game Queen’ in my flat last year but now Halloween fever is upon us I’m sure you’ll all be eager to attempt my top five Halloween drinking games.

Alcoholic Apple Bobbing


This Halloween classic is not to be missed come 31 October, if the student budget will stretch fill your washing-up bowl with an alcoholic punch, then place apples with numbers carved in the sides into the bottle.

The numbers correlate to the number of shots, or fingers that the apple bobber must drink once they’ve eaten their alcohol soaked apple.

Trick or Treat


Make six labels to cover six non-see through cups. In three of the cups put a ‘trick’ shot, in the remaining three put ‘treat’ shots.

Lay them out in a line, each player must roll a dice and must drink what ever number shot they land on. Periodically mix up the cups when ‘trick’ and ‘treat’ shots are re-filled. Half the fun is not knowing whether it’s Apple Sourz or Gin in that cup!

Wrap a Mummy


For the more adventurous and devoted Halloween revellers, divide into pairs or teams and using a roll of toilet paper wrap one of the members of the pair or team as speedily as possible.

The fastest to wrap their mummy wins; the others have to down a pint of some lethal Halloween punch.

This Is The Witch

Extra points for the best cackle

Extra points for the best cackle

A great game for any time of year, but particularly appropriate at Halloween:

Player One: (points at someone) Player Two this is the Witch

Player Two: The What?

Player One: The Witch.

Player Two: Ohhh The Witch. Player Three this is the Witch.

Player Three: The what?

Player Two: The what?

Player One: The Witch

Player Two: The Witch

Player Three: Ohhh The Witch. Player Four this is the Witch.

And so on, DRINK! Any person can get called to the game more than once, leading to greater confusion, hilarity and, most importantly, drinking.

Zombie, Witch, Ghost

halloween drinks

A quick game to get people drinking that involves three actions and optional sound effects of your choice for the three characters: Zombie (arms out in front of you), Witch (pointed hands on top of your head) and Ghost (wavy arms by your sides and wiggling and all with appropriate noises!).

The game master shouts one, two, three and on the count of three you become one of the three characters, the character with the most amount of people playing it loses and has to drink. Repeat frequently for further intoxication.

  • Spooky


  • #neverok

    Obviously there are non alcoholic alternatives for all of these games.

  • Tom

    Use a pumpkin as an Ice Luge:

  • Dutchie

    I’m sorry to disappoint you but ‘poop’ in dutch is ‘poep’. There is literally no version of poop that comes close to ‘bae’

  • 50 Cent

    Awww bae is mad, how cute x

  • cnut

    Bae be tripping

  • Bae

    Jeremih – Love Don’t Change.

    I’ve received mcdonalds hung over does that mean I am bae?

  • Z

    Get a life it’s a word

  • baechill

    Cool it bae

  • GulfstreamGirl

    Tbh I just think of BAe, as in the plane. I’d much rather have a BAe than a bae, whatever that is 😛 Then again, I am an aviation geek.

  • Jewboy3000

    What’s the proposed alternative of these protesting arts students?

    Some degrees need more funding than others, that can’t be changed.

    So do you want science students to pay more so that you can pay less? Then students will choose subjects based on what they can afford, not what they want to pursue. You’re trying to incentivise poorer students to take the A levels to do a cheaper degree? Nice one.

    Fuck if I care though, I’m not a 9 grand babby.

  • anon

    What is the point of this article…. Its only 10 lines about nothing!

  • Kate Dye’s Mum

    Is this article a joke?

  • Charlotte DrOctocock Williamso

    Great choice xDnMoney well spent I say.nnI spent u00a3210 on a 70L tank, ornaments, plants and treatment and STILL don’t have the newts I wanted. Well done :’)

  • Jbear

    get a life

    • Jack Elliott

      Get a fish tank m8.

  • Adam Payne

    This is one hell of an accusation…

  • Team Nigel

    fat sack of shit

  • GulfstreamGirl

    Not really, I find many non-standard english words irritating (reem, anyone?), not just those with black origin. Just because it happens to have AAV origins, doesn’t makepeople racist for disliking it. The only reason people are annoyed with it now is because its usage has increased and they are more aware of it. Stop pulling the racist card out for things which clearly aren’t, it’s starting to lose its credibility.

  • lol

    Actual honesty about the fact of how this money is spent is not ‘ripping’ anyone down, it’s trying to make sure nobody is misled about something important.

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