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6 Solo Drinking Games for You (and Only You) to Play


So you’ve reached the latter half of a wild night out and realized all your friends are gone. You start thinking, well, maybe they tapped out early. Maybe they never came at all. Maybe they never really existed (twist!). Whatever the case, the night is young and you still have enough energy in the tank to play a drinking game. We’re not one’s to judge. We’re here to help. Here are six drinking games you can play all by your lonesome and still have fun.

Solo Power Hour

You know how it works: Take a shot of beer on the minute for an hour. No friends needed. If you start feeling the need for some company, just flip on the TV. Those characters are better pals than your real buds, anyway.

Quarters for One

Grab a drink and an empty shot glass, fish a quarter out from under the couch cushions, and get to flipping. Every time you successfully make it in, point to an appliance or piece of furniture or dog and say, “Drink!” Then laugh about your funny joke and take the drink yourself. And when you do end up playing with friends and they wonder how you’re so good, just tell them you’re a

One Person Categories

Pick a category—like types of birds or all of your dead pets—and name things that fall within that category until you’re stumped. Then, take a drink. You can do this in your head or, if you don’t care what the neighbors think, go ahead and list types of sandwiches out loud.

Edward 40 Hand

It’s pretty much impossible to tape a 40 to your left hand when your right hand is already strapped with a bottle, so just stick with the one. It’s still fun. Sorta. At the very least, it’ll make for a funny Snap for your boring friends to wake up to.

Beer Pong Against the Wall

Who needs an opponent when you have your trusty friend, the wall? Set a table against the wall and arrange your Solo cups. Then, try to bounce the ball off the wall and into the cups. If you sink, drink.

Never Have I Ever With Facebook

You’re probably already scrolling through Facebook, experiencing serious FOMO while cursing your “friends” and their “album-worthy experiences,” so you might as well have a few drinks while you’re doing it. Every time you come across a friend doing something you’ve never done—getting engaged, having a baby, visiting Chicago—take a swig of beer. See? Who needs to be with friends to have fun?

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