What are the best drinking board games? Have hilariously fun get-togethers with these boozy card games and board games for adults.
What can you do on a rainy weekend with friends or family while you are stuck at home? In my household, we love playing card and board games, whether there are just two of us or we are entertaining.
We also love to shake up a good cocktail or pour a glass of bubbly. So, why not combine our nerdy hobbies with some booze?
And let’s face it, we also like to level out the competition. We all have that one annoying friend who we adore but always kicks our board game-loving butts.
Below, find some of the best drinking board games for adults. Uncover trivia, card games, DIY games, and new takes on games that you may already have lying around.
Plus, who knew that so many boozy drinking games already come packaged up just for this occasion? I swear that the creation of this post threw me into a delicious and fun rabbit hole that I never wanted to leave.
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**Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver. Remember that this adult drinking games post is intended for readers of legal drinking age based on your country’s regulations (21+ in the United States).
Alcohol consumption is not required for any of these board games. Many games we modified to be drinking board games. Feel free to substitute juice, water, or soda.
20 Best Drinking Board Games For Your Next Party
1. Drunk Jenga
Players: Two to four players are ideal
Booze: Vodka, tequila, or just a sip of gin or whiskey
Who doesn’t love Jenga or giant Jenga?
Back in my librarian days, I received a $100 gift card for being Employee of the Month. Know what I bought? Giant Jenga! Well, giant stacking blocks since ‘Jenga” is trademarked. You could also construct your own tower from wood.
So, what is adult Jenga besides the easiest drinking board game, ever? Grab a permanent marker and get writing.
Each block should have a hidden drinking task that is revealed once you pull it out of the stack. “Take a shot!”
2. Drunken Tower
Players: Two to four players
Booze: Vodka or tequila
If you don’t want to write on your kids’ Jenga set, you can purchase a pre-made drinking board game like Drunken Tower.
Of course, some of the blocks are blank to give you a break.
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3. Cards Against Humanity
Players: Four to eight people can play, although they say a lot more
Booze: Either a shot of your choosing or a sip of wine or a cocktail
One of our personal favorite card games that you can easily turn into a drunk board game includes Cards Against Humanity.
Cards Against Humanity is definitely an adult-only board game. There is dark humor, and even though we have played this one with our parents, you still might blush.
A player puts down a black card that has fill-in-the-blanks. Everyone else tries to match a white card that is the funniest and best response.
One of the examples on the box is: “Dude, do not go in that bathroom, there is a [blank] in there.” People might put down something like “gloryholes” or much worse… For some, this game may be triggering.
How do you make Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples drinking board games, you ask? If your card totally falls flat, DRINK!!!!
4. Apples To Apples
Players: Four to eight people can play comfortably
Booze: Either a shot of your choosing or a sip of wine or a cocktail
Apples to Apples is the same concept as Cards Against Humanity but is slightly less traumatizing. Find a more PG drinking board game without the blanks.
One player places down a green card with a descriptive word on it. Everyone else is holding 5 red cards that are usually nouns. You have to try to put together the best and most hilarious combination.
If your card isn’t selected, drink!
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5. Drunk Twister
Players: At least 2 players are required for Twister
Booze: A shot of vodka will do
I am not sure if you technically count Twister as a board game, but I do. Twister is all about using a spinner and placing your body part on the right color circle until you fall over. And you will fall over.
This one is pretty obvious, but you can easily play Twister as usual, and whoever falls drinks. Of course, the fun really starts on Round 5… You could also doctor up your spinner…
6. Drunk Monopoly
Players: There are 8 tokens, one for each player
Booze: This one is all up to you, but I think sophisticated Manhattans and Old Fashioneds sound fabulous.
Did you know that there is a Monopoly board game called Unicorn vs Llamas?
Monopoly is some truly jacked up version of the American Dream, or so I think. Why not make it more interesting?
As Hasbro advertises, “Buy, sell, dream and scheme your way to riches.” You roll the dice, move your player around the board, buy up property, and charge the heck out of people.
How can you make Monopoly into an adult drinking board game? Designate spots on the board to be drinking triggers like ‘go to jail’ or if someone has a hotel there.
7. Shot Glass Tic Tac Toe
Players: 2 at a time because this is Tic Tac Toe…
Booze: Tequila or vodka would easily work. Bleh.
I’ve definitely gifted shot glass Tic Tac Toe before, and I have no regrets. Shot glass Tic Tac Toe is essentially a down and dirty adulting drinking board game that you might only want to play once or more slowly.
You can devise your own rules where the loser drinks or if you both lose, bottoms up. Better yet, pace yourself and only down one shot per match to make the game last longer.
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Players: Two to twelve people can play; you can form teams
Booze: While the game claims that it is not intended for alcohol drinking, grab your plastic cups from college and pour a cheap mixed drink like a vodka and cranberry or OJ and vodka.
Drink-A-Palooza is the ultimate adult drinking board game. Find Pong, Kings Cup, Flip Cup, and Quarters all in one.
You get ping-pong balls, a deck of cards, dice, and game pieces. You do not need your own ping-pong table. Players navigate the board and compete in mini-challenges to fill their six-pack.
Players: Buzzed is designed for three to twenty players.
Booze: Grab a beer or glass of wine.
Buzzed is one of the simplest 21+ drinking board games. Draw one of the 180 cards, and do what the card says. “If you drink milk with your meals, take a drink.”
10. Unstable Unicorns
Players: Two to eight people can play Unstable Unicorns
Booze: Your choice
“Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.” Did you know that Unstable Unicorns won the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Toy of the Year? Is that even a real thing?
I have yet to play this adult drinking card game, but it boasts of having both drinking and stripping add-on rules. It also looks cute AF.
The goal is to collect 7 unicorns in your Stable while you build and protect it. At the same time, you are trying to sabotage your opponents.
11. These Cards Will Get You Drunk
Players: These Cards Will Get You Drunk is perfect for two to eight players.
Booze: Beer, wine, or shots will work here.
If you are looking for another adult drinking card game, try These Cards Will Get You Drunk. Like Buzzed, take turns drawing a card and do what it says.
For example: “Everyone votes on who is the most indecisive. That person picks someone to drink.”
12. Sotally Tober Drinking Games for Adults
Players: A minimum of four players is recommended
Booze: Drink of your choice
If you are looking for an adults-only board game, try Sotally Tober. Draw one of the five types of cards from the deck.
Orange cards indicate something you must perform. Green cards give you ‘special abilities.’
Blue cards are meant to make you uncomfortable, yellow cards showcase your hidden talents, and red cards involve the group.
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13. Drinking Dice
Booze: Whatever you wish
If you are looking for an easy adult drinking board game that is super cost-effective and has no instructions, grab some drinking dice.
You could also pair these dice with other adult drinking board games or at least have a funny Secret Santa gift. Only 2 dice are included in each package.
14. I’ve Never… Bar Cards
Players: Suggested 2-10 people
Booze: Your favorite drink
The reviews on I’ve Never are hilarious with some claiming this adult drinking board game is too raunchy and others being bored with the PG-ness.
Grab your favorite drink. Answer cards with questions, including some truth and dare challenges. You are guaranteed to get to know your friends much better after this one…
15. Do Or Drink
Booze: Drink of choice but something you can drink a lot of
Perfect for parties and adult board game nights, Do or Drink contains 350 hilariously funny and sometimes completely inappropriate cards filled with dares. This drinking card game is not for shy people.
There are multiple extension packs, and you find cards with tasks like “Tell a joke. If nobody laughs or chuckles, you must drink twice.” Personally, I’d prefer not to run around in my underwear…
16. Blackout Trivia
Booze: Drink of choice like cocktail, wine, or beer
From the makers of Do or Drink, test your random knowledge skills with one of the best drinking board games for trivia lovers.
With Blackout Trivia, find different cards with trivia as well as embarrassing challenges.
17. Tipsy Chicken
Players: Designed for 3-9 people
Booze: Shots & Chasers
Another drinking card game full of dares, Tipsy Chicken offers cards with dares. If you do the dare, you get a GOAT reward card and keep the DARE card for points. If you chicken out, you get a CHICKEN card. The first player with 13 points wins.
Unlike some of the more cutthroat adult drinking board games on this list, there are sober options, too. Be prepared to eat food off of your neighbor’s arm or show all of the pictures on your phone.
18. Power Struggle
Players: 2-8 Players
Booze: Drink of choice
Power Struggle is a strategic game where you are trying to get rid of your cards to become President. As President, you pick from the RULE cards and dictate what other players must do.
Each round lasts about 5-10 minutes, and you’ll play a minimum of 5-7 rounds.
19. Truth Or Drink
Players: 2-8 People
Booze: A nice stiff drink
Drinking and dares are obviously a theme with adult drinking board games. A twist on a classic, with Truth or Drink, either take a drink or be prepared to drop some truth bombs.
This drunk board game is recommended for white elephant parties and…first dates?! Yea… They also host a hit YouTube series Truth or Drink.
Booze: Specifically for beer lovers
While you don’t necessarily have to drink for this adult board game, if you love beer, you’ll enjoy Brew-Opoly. There is both a traditional and one-hour version.
Like Monopoly, buy or trade beers and increase your property value through the acquisition of brewpubs and microbreweries. This game is a nod to the smaller craft brewers.
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What Other Boozy Drinking Board Games For Adults Do You Love?
What are some of the best drinking board games that you’ve played or created? Are there any drinking games that we are missing that you absolutely love?
Or, are there any adult games that have bored you to tears? No pun intended. Let us know in the comments.
This post originally published on April 20, 2020 and is updated for 2021.