In any social setting, it can be hard to break the ice. This can even apply not only to crowds, but when you are just hanging out with one other person.
When you are spending time with one person, there can be pressure in terms of what to do for fun. You certainly do not want to have a boring time and neither does the other individual.
Having some drinks is an easy way, especially at night, to help the both of you relax and have fun around one another. And when you mix drinking with some games, then things can really take an entertaining turn.
While drinking games are usually associated with parties full of guests, they can also be a fun, intimate activity for two people to play.
Before you even decide on a drinking game, you might want to figure out what kind of alcohol you want to use. There are wine and beer and of course, there are mixed drinks and hard liquor.
Talk to the person you will be playing with so you can figure out which drinks to use. What do they like to drink? Can they drink a lot or is this person a lightweight?
Even though the main point of drinking games is typically to get drunk fast, be aware of the limits that you and the other person have.
While someone who is used to drinking might be able to take a shot of hard liquor when they lose, a person with much lower alcohol tolerance might prefer to take a sip of wine, beer, or a cocktail instead.
You might be familiar with some of these drinking games since many of them are so versatile that they can be played in a group of people or between two individuals.
Some games are useful for just getting drunk and more relaxed around the other person. But there are drinking games that will also help you learn more about the person you are playing with.
Play one or some of the drinking games below to help you get to know the other person better. Whether it is a friend or a romantic interest, you can have a lot of fun when you bond over these drinking games.
Drinking Games for Two
Two Truths and a Lie
Two Truths and a Lie is a perfect game for two people who are just getting to know each other. If you have been best friends for years and know everything about each other or you have been in a relationship for a long time, then this game would be hard to play.
This game works when you still do not know everything about the other person. Another great thing about this game is you do not need cards or props to play. All you need is alcohol and someone to play with.
When it is your turn, you will tell the other person two things about you that are true and one thing that is not true. The order of these statements does not matter and you will not be telling the other person what is true and what is not true. State all three of your things as facts.
Then, the other person will have to guess which one thing is false out of the three things you said. If they are right, you drink and if they guess wrong, then they take a drink.
Try to pick facts about yourself that the other person would not know. Think of some things that they might never guess about you. Then for your lie, you could make up something about you that the other person might guess is true. That is how you win at this game.
Never Have I Ever
Another popular drinking game that you are probably familiar with is “Never have I ever.” It is a popular drinking game at parties because it involves sharing your secrets with the rest of the people who are playing.
Even though this is known to be a party game, it can still be played amongst two people. Just start off by thinking of something crazy that you have never done. It can be something suggestive or you can avoid that topic if you want.
For example, you can say something like, “never have I ever been arrested” or “never have I ever failed a class” if these are things that you have never done. If the other person has not done these things, then they do not take a drink, but if they have then they will drink.
An added variation that you can add to the game is to have the person who is saying “never have I ever” take a shot if the other person does not take the shot. This will make the players drunk a lot more quickly.
Here are other examples of “Never have I ever” statements to help give you ideas:
-Never have I ever put gum under a table or desk.
-Never have I ever gotten detention.
-Never have I ever gone skinny dipping.
-Never have I ever gone streaking.
-Never have I ever sung karaoke.
-Never have I ever gone bungee jumping.
-Never have I ever broken a bone.
-Never have I ever gotten a cavity.
-Never have I ever had a surgery.
-Never have I ever performed onstage.
-Never have I ever kissed on the first date.
-Never have I ever cheated on a test.
-Never have I ever eaten sushi.
-Never have I ever been pulled over.
-Never have I ever been hungover.
-Never have I ever gotten a parking ticket.
-Never have I ever failed an entire class.
-Never have I ever done a body shot.
-Never have I ever been on a blind date.
-Never have I ever had a one night stand.
-Never have I ever changed a diaper.
-Never have I ever performed on stage in front of people.
-Never have I ever prank called a stranger.
-Never have I ever had a crush on a teacher.
-Never have I ever lied about my age.
-Never have I ever traveled out of the country.
-Never have I ever been on a plane.
These are just a few examples of what you can use for this game. As you can see, whatever you pick can be anything from funny to sexy. It is completely up to you.
Match is a very straightforward card drinking game that will require one die and two sets of playing cards. Shuffle each deck well and give each player a deck of cards.
Take turns rolling the die. Whatever number shows up on the die is the number that the players have to race to find in their decks.
Whoever finds the right card to match the die first is the winner of that round and the loser will take a drink or a shot.
If you own a Scrabble set, then bring it out for a fun drinking game. You will play Scrabble, but with a fun twist.
Scrabble is an especially fun game for anyone who enjoys playing with words. There are two ways for you to play Scrabble as a drinking game.
First, you can play by putting normal words on the board. But if a player is able to put an alcohol-related word on the board, then the other player will have to take a drink. Some examples of such words are “shots,” “beer,” “drunk,” “vodka,” “bottle,” and “tipsy.”
Another way to play Scrabble as a drinking game is to establish that the players have to take a drink in certain situations. You can, for instance, have a player take a drink if the other player has played a triple words score.
On top of this, you can have a player take a drink every time they have to dump their tiles. If you play a word that is worth at least 30 points, the other player takes a drink.
Sometimes you will play a word and the other player will challenge you. If that player’s challenge fails then they take a drink. Otherwise, you are the one who will be having the drink.
These are just a few rules that you can make for your Scrabble game. Just make sure that this is established before the game is played. You can even write them down so nobody forgets when they are supposed to take a drink.
TV Show Drinking Game
If you and the other person are into a specific TV show, then you can definitely make a drinking game out of watching some TV together. All you need is a pen, paper, drinks, and your TV.
First, you will want to write down quotes or actions that are commonly done and said in this TV show that you plan on watching. Think of catch phrases and certain actions that these characters do and say all the time.
If you need help, you can look for lists on the internet. You can even try Googling “drinking game” and the name of the show that you will be watching.
Next, turn on the show. Both you and the other person will take a shot or a drink for every action, word, or phrase that is on your list. This is a great way to get drunk together and to bond over a show that you both enjoy watching.
Higher / Lower
You will need a deck of playing cards for this fun drinking game. This game is great for two players. It is very simple to learn the rules and to play.
First, you will deal out a card. The other player will guess if the next card from the pile will be higher or lower than the card that you already dealt out. If they guess wrong, they take a drink. And if they guess right, you drink.
Take turns dealing the cards until you go through the whole stack of cards. It is a fun guessing game that anyone can play.
For this game, you will need one pink die and two white die. It is a fun two-player drinking game for you and the other person to enjoy.
Take turns rolling the pink die. Then you and the other player will each roll one white die. If one person’s die matches the number of the pink die, then the other person has to drink.
If nobody’s die matches the number on the pink die, then roll again. If you and the other player roll die that add up to 7, then you both drink.
While, Flip Cup is usually played as a drinking game that uses up two teams of people, you can also just play the game with two individuals.
For this game, you will need alcohol, two plastic cups, and a table. This game is traditionally played with beer.
Fill up two plastic cups with beer and put them on opposite sides of the table. You and the player will stand on these opposite sides of the table.
Starting at the same time, both you and the other person will chug your cup of beer. When you are done drinking, place the cup upside down on the table so that a tiny bit of the cup is over the edge of it.
Flick the cup from the bottom part where it is hanging over the edge of the table in order to try and get the cup to land right side up on the table. If you fail, then reposition the cup upside down slightly over the edge of the table.
Keep trying until one of you gets the cup to land right side up on the table. Whoever does this is the winner.
If you own Battle Ship, then you can easily turn this fun two-player game into a drinking game. The only other thing you need is the alcohol.
This is the perfect drinking game for two people as the board game is intended for only two players. All you have to do is play the game how you would normally play it.
The only difference is that when the other player sinks one of your ships, you take a shot. And if you sink one of their ships, they will take a shot.
Drunk Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare is a game that everyone knows and it is a great way to get to know the other person that you are with. The only other thing that you need for this drinking game is alcohol.
To play Truth or Dare, you ask the other person a question about themselves or you dare them to do something. Then they will pick if they want to do a truth or dare.
If the other player does not want to answer your question or to do your dare, then they take a shot. Then it will be their turn to ask you “truth or dare.” Here are some examples for Truth or Dare.
-Do you have a crush on anyone?
-Who is the last person you texted?
-Who is the last person you called?
-Who is the last person who called you?
-Who is the last person you kissed?
-Who is one friend that you have had a crush on?
-Who was your very first crush?
-Who was your first kiss?
-When was the last time you wet the bed?
-What is the biggest trouble that you were ever in?
-What is the biggest secret that you have hidden from your parents?
-What is one thing that everyone loves that you hate?
-What is one unpopular opinion of yours?
-What is the silliest thing that you have lied about?
-Do you sleep naked or with clothes on?
-Do you drool when you sleep?
-Have you ever cheated on anyone?
-What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
-Have you ever walked in on your parent while they were in the act?
-What is your biggest fear?
-What is the weirdest dream that you have ever had?
-Who is your celebrity crush?
-Describe the perfect guy or girl for you.
-What is the biggest turn on for you?
-When is the last time that you cried?
-Would you ever date someone a lot older than you?
-I dare you to prank call someone.
-I dare you to lick a bar of soap.
-I dare you to dance with no music playing for one minute.
-I dare you to pick your nose and eat what you find.
-I dare you to change your relationship status to married if you are not married. Or if you are in a relationship or are married, change your relationship status to single.
-I dare you to go outside and tell the first person you see that you love them.
-I dare you to go outside and do the chicken dance for a whole minute.
-I dare you to eat a whole spoonful of mustard.
The types of truth questions and dares that you use will depend on what your relationship is to the other player. If the other person is just a friend, then you will stick to things that are goofier in nature.
But if you are in a relationship with the other person, then the truth and dares that you use can be more intimate in nature.
You can, for example, ask the other person what their sexual fantasies are or dare them to do something naughty with you in the bedroom. This can really spice up your love lie as a couple.
For this game, you need alcohol, cups, and quarters. Take turns bouncing a quarter off the table to try to get it into a cup of alcohol.
If you get the quarter in, then the other person drinks what is in that cup. Alternatively, you can have your drinks in separate cups and have an empty cup to bounce the quarters into.
For caps, you will try to throw beer bottle caps into cups of beer. Establish ahead of time how far the players should be from the cups.
When you get a cap in the cup, then the other player drinks. Take turns playing until you finish drinking all of the beer.
I’m Going on a Picnic
You probably already know this game especially from playing it in school when you were a little child. Put an adult spin on this by turning it into a drinking game.
The rules are the same. You start by saying “I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing…” You start off by naming a food or other item that starts with the letter A.
Then the other player will say, “I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing….” Then they will say what you said and they will continue by coming up with something that starts with the letter B.
Keep taking turns and going down the alphabet until someone forgets all of the things that are being brought on this picnic. Whoever forgets takes a drink.
Drunk Tic Tac Toe
For this game, you just play regular Tic Tac Toe, but instead of using X’s and O’s, you can use two different types of alcohol instead. Just draw out the lines on a big enough piece of paper and then use the cups, bottles, or cans or alcohol as your X’s and O’s.
These are just a few ideas for drinking games for two. As you can see, many of these games are games that are played in bigger groups or without alcohol.
All you need to do is be willing to adapt these games for two people. You can take many games and turn them into a drinking game just by adding alcohol into the equation.
Board games and card games often make the perfect drinking games. Play some of the drinking games mentioned above, or try and see what other games you can turn into drinking games for two people.