Throughout all these suggestions, there is but one golden rule: If this is your first time playing, you have to get high! No matter your taste, we have a variety of games that can be played on your own or with a group of mates. Be warned though, some of these games may leave you and your guests too stoned to move.
What makes a great house party or social event with friends? Laugh out loud moments, junk food, and weed of course! If, however, you are stumped when it comes to the best games to play when the party is flowing and the marijuana is on point, our selection of the best weed-related games will elevate your event to legendary status. Even if it doesn’t, at least your guests will feel like they’re on cloud nine.
PARTY GAME OR VIDEO GAME, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Don’t worry if the idea of sitting in front of a TV has you turned off from playing weed-themed games; we have collated a mix of regular party games (with a twist of course) and video games to be played solo or with a group. All that’s left for you to do is decide which one you want to play first, and make sure there is plenty of cannabis to go around. Pot is all about having fun, so let the good times roll.
In no particular order, each one either features weed at its core, or as a forfeit that puts your stash to good use.
1. STRIP CHOKER
What kind of house party would be complete without some mild nudity? To support what is often a rite of passage for many young adults, strip choker is played almost exactly as it sounds. As a gracious host, it may be worth checking that everyone’s OK with potentially stripping down to their underwear. Assuming they are, rules are simple.
While sitting in a circle, a bong or dab rig is passed around, with each participant taking a hit. The only requirement is that you have to hold that hit in until the bong comes back around to you. If any players don’t, or they cough and splutter between turns, an item of clothing comes off. We will leave how far this game progresses up to you.
2. LIMBO (PUZZLE VIDEO GAME)
Whether it is the dynamic of the puzzles or the simple elegance of the game design, something about the greyscale approach is both haunting and mesmerising at the same time. Suitable for either indica or sativa strains, Limbo will be sure to open your mind to new possibilities and keep your guests interested as they try to predict your next wrong move. Take turns to play and remember, every time you fail a puzzle or die, it’s time to take a toke.
3. ROCK BAND
The internet is awash with memes of people rocking their heart out to Rock Band. While chasing internet fame may be a byproduct, nothing screams good times like a stoner trying to sing “Afroman — Because I Got High” while your mates try and play the remaining instruments. Anyone that fails the song or loses timing through laughter has to take a draw from their joint.
4. STRAIGHT-FACED STONER
Never has one title contradicted itself so much. The chance of a straight-faced stoner is slim to none, so you can imagine how high everyone is going to be at the end. The premise is simple; once everyone is high, all participants have to keep a straight face. The first one to smile, laugh, or awkwardly snort through their nose has to do a penalty of the group’s choosing. That could be a hit from the bong, or much worse.
In Greek mythology, looking at Medusa would turn you to stone. In this variation, looking at another player will get you stoned—close enough, right? With a joint in hand, all players start the game with their heads down, looking at their feet. After being counted in, all players must look up and stare wide-eyed at another player. If the person you are looking at is looking at someone else, you are OK. If they are looking directly at you, yell “MEDUSA!”. Both of you have to light your joint and take a toke. The game ends when all players have a lit joint, or everyone is too stoned to continue.
6. MARIO KART 64
If there is one thing Nintendo excels at, it’s making party-friendly games that are fun no matter your age. We don’t imagine for one second the developers thought their prized creation would become a staple of marijuana-themed antics. Players give it their all to come in first, except there is no forfeit this time around. Instead, a bonus. Those that place first get to take a hit from the bong; those that lose don’t. The only problem with this game is there is always one super-competitive friend. At very least, the higher they get, the worse they’ll perform…hopefully.
7. BONG PONG
Who said you couldn’t remake a classic? Standing opposite each other, two players must bounce a ping pong ball into a cup of beer or water. Should they succeed, they get to fire up a joint. As an additional bonus, successful shots can either be rewarded with a shot of beer, or that can be the forfeit for the losing player. Either way, both parties are going to be stumbling away from the table.
Don’t worry if you haven’t “Fus Ro Dah’d” yet, because Skyrim will soon be released on every platform imaginable. It is not without good reason though; the mystic setting, dragons, and the tale of an underdog have cemented Skyrim’s place in the video game hall of fame. The rules can be as fast and loose as you like, but one suggestion would be taking a hit from the bong every time a guard tries to take you to jail or your companion gets downed. Oh, and you have to take a hit every time you see a dragon. Other than that, the rules are up to you!
9. MOVIE TIME
Another game that has a ruleset determined by the party host. Pick a movie category of your choice—could be horror, romcom, or action. Then, decide on a suitable set of rules. If it’s a horror, everytime someone gets killed, all players have to take a drag. For a romcom, it could be every time someone on screen kisses another member of the cast. The choice is up to you.
For the hardcore among you, a fan favourite is the Friday The 13th game. While watching any of the movies, you have to take a hit when the following happens:
- Jason appears on screen
- Any of the cast get naked
- There is a sex scene
- When the iconic, suspenseful music kicks in
- Anytime someone screams (either in the film or in real life)
- Whenever a dead body is shown
- Someone says “Jason”
No one has ever made it through all eleven films…
10. GRAND THEFT AUTO
The highest-grossing game of all time is also the perfect way to chill and get high with friends. Besides the complete randomness of the game, you can, in fact, start your own weed empire, slowly amassing a powerful Los Santos-based business. To be honest, this game is just fun to play full stop, even if you’re not stoned. Although, the dialogue does take on new meaning when baked and trying to play. As a fun mini-game, make sure you smoke everytime someone gets run over—you’ll thank us later.