Here is a list of drinking games every British student can and should master:
Coming to university, I was a novice when it came to drinking games and needed a little help. If this is you, then the app ‘Picolo’ is your saviour. To play, all you need to do is add every player’s name and the app generates questions/instructions for everyone, making the logistics little effort for you, but fun!
To play, you only need two things – a hat (preferably the pirate or sailor variety) and alcohol. The hat is given to one person randomly at the beginning of the game, and this person becomes captain. Whenever anyone gets the hat, they have to say ‘Aye aye captain!’, then choose somebody in the group and give them a dare. If they complete their task they then become captain and everyone in the group has to have a shot. If someone refuses to do their dare, they are automatically out of the game. Each dare has to get more wild as they go on, leaving one person eventually left in the game and crowned captain.
Beer pong is a classic that you just cannot go wrong with. Making a triangle formation on opposite side of a table consisting of plastic cups filled with beer, the aim is for players on both teams (consisting of two or more people) to land a ping pong ball into a cup. If one team successfully does this, the opposing side has to choose a member of their group to down the beer in that cup. It is a fun game that involves skill, and becomes very competitive and funny.
This game is legendary and everyone should learn how to play it.
To play, spread a deck of cards face down around a pint glass in the middle of a table, and each player has to pull a random card from the deck when it is their turn. Every card means a different thing:
All you need to do for this game is split your group into two (usually by gender) and play the song ‘Roxanne’ by The Police. Every time you hear the name “Roxanne” being sung, one group has to drink, while the other has to drink every time they hear “put on a red light”. It sounds simple and maybe boring, but you’d be surprised how many times the lyrics are repeated!
It is also important to remember that if drinking games make you feel uncomfortable, you do not need to take part in them. If you would prefer to watch your friends playing drinking games whilst sipping an nonalcoholic drink, or even sit in your bedroom with a nice cup of tea watching Game of Thrones then that is totally cool, too!