The best six person drinking games for a socially distanced freshers
Boris can’t stop you having fun (responsibly)
Let the drinking games begin!
Corona virus may have stopped our nights out and house parties but it will never stop us drinking, even if it is only in a group of six people. And to make drinking even better who doesn’t love a good drinking game or two? So here’s some of the most popular drinking games for a six person group, as inline with the current government guidelines.
First up is the classic game ‘Beer Pong’, where you most likely win the game down to luck rather than having good aim after a few drinks. All you need is a table, plastic cups set in a pyramid shape at both ends of the table (a pyramid usually consists of 10 cups but you can have as many or as few as you want), any variety of alcohol you want and a ping pong ball. Fill the cups with alcohol, get into two teams of three people and then the game begins. To play, each team takes it in turns trying to throw the ping pong ball into their opponents cups so your opponent has to drink the contents of the cup the ball landed in and this keeps going until one team has no cups left. How hard can it be right?
This game is simple but lethal! It requires a minimum of only two people and in our current climate, a maximum of six. The players fill an equal amount of shot glasses (reusable ones please, you can still be environmentally friendly whilst drunk!) with either water or vodka. The players then pick shots at random unknowing of wether it is vodka or water and whilst drinking it pull a poker face and then convince their fellow players that they drank water, wether they did or not. We’re not sure whose more unlucky in this game, the people sobering up via water shots or those downing straight vodka.
Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is the best way to get to know each other during freshers week, or even reveal those secrets that probably should’ve stayed secret. The hardest part of the game is to actually think of questions to ask. Whether you’ve only just met or known each other for a while, you sometimes learn a little more about someone than you expected, which is all part of the fun. Just grab your favourite drink and take a sip, or however much you like, and reveal as much as you dare to. But remember, sometimes honesty is not always the best policy.
Personalised Drinking Board Game
— Phoebe Kowhai (@phoebekowhai) September 20, 2020
This homemade drunk board game by Hizzymomma went viral on TikTok amassing over 10 million views. The rules are simple, watch the above TikTok for guidance, and the best part about it is that it can be personalised to your six man friendship group. You can bond with your new housemates making the board during the day then become besties whilst using the board at pres in the evening.
Ring of Fire / King’s Cup
And finally, you can’t forget about Ring of Fire or as our friends down under like to call it, King’s Cup. Now it’s time to get out the playing cards. To play, spread a pack of cards in a circle around a glass then as you go around you group of six people, each person picks a card and follows the rule that accompanies the card, whilst hoping its not that fourth and final king!
Ultimately, almost anything can be turned into a drinking game, why not try drunk Cards Against Humanity or Monopoly. After all, whoever said that drinking games in a socially distanced group of six isn’t fun, as long as no one ends up in A&E!
Have fun and stay safe!