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/ 1 year ago /

 Article by Alex Ekong

7 drinking games that are way better than Ring of Fire will ever be

I’m going to tell you exactly what would have happened at your Fresher’s pre-drinks if you hadn’t found this article.

  1. You lay out those cards around that halls souvenir mug and have that 30 minute discussion about the rules.
  2. Then you play for 15 minutes, constantly having to nudge people when it’s their turn,
  3. The local lightweight does something funny and no-one’s paying attention to the 38 soggy remaining cards on the table any more.

Let’s face it, Ring of Fire is dead. It might be fine the first few times, but after that, it’s uninteresting, overlong and you can do better. Get drunker quicker and in impressive style with these awesome Debut-approved drinking games and leave Ring of Fire to the basics in the flat next door.

Back To Back

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You’ll need: An inflated sense of self-regard

Two players stand back-to-back with each other, drinks in hand while the remainder of the group ask them questions to see which player is superior to the other (e.g. ‘Who’s the better dancer?’, ‘Which one of you can drink more?’ etc.). If you back yourself as the answer, you drink. The more arrogant you are, the drunker you get.

Biscuit

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You’ll need: Two dice (actual biscuits optional)

Pretty similar to Ring of Fire, but it uses dice and is therefore cooler. You’ll need to assign someone to be the ‘Biscuit’ to start with – this’ll be the first person to roll a total of 7. After that, drinks are parcelled out based on what everyone rolls on their turn. Spoiler: The ‘Biscuit’ ends up drinking wayyyy too much.

Ride The Bus

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You’ll need: A pack of cards (you won’t need: an Oyster card)

The dealer goes around everyone, holding the deck face down, first asking whether the card on top of the deck is red or black. If the answer is wrong, the player drinks; if it’s right, they get to nominate someone to drink. Afterwards, they get dealt the card.

Do this for three more rounds with different questions. Once, everyone has four cards, the dealer lays out the rest of the deck face down in a pyramid and things start to get a lot more colourful. Rest assured, nobody comes out the other side sober.

F*ck The Dealer

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You’ll need: A pack of cards, a mortal enemy

This game is great if you want to victimise someone. The chosen dealer shuffles the pack and goes around the circle giving people 2 chances to guess the card on the top of the deck. If the player gets it right, the dealer drinks.

The deck only gets passed on after 3 people get the wrong answer, so if someone is a hilarious drunk, give them the pack and keep them dealing. 😈

G’Day Bruce!

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You’ll need: A convincing Australian accent

Ah, nothing like internationally-themed drinking games to get the party started. Everyone starts out this game with the name ‘Bruce‘. Going clockwise, the first player says to the player on their left ‘G’Day Bruce’. After that player replies, the first one gestures to the next person along and says ‘Say G’Day to Bruce, Bruce’ and the pattern starts again with the 2nd player.

Each time you mess the pattern up, your name changes and if you make 7 mistakes, you’re out of the game. The key is remember who you’re introducing!

Fuzzy Duck

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You’ll need: Great diction

Another one of those tongue twisting word drinking games! Going around the circle clockwise, everybody says one of three possible phrases, ‘fuzzy duck’, ‘ducky fuzz’ or ‘does he?’ which reverses the direction of play.

Anyone who messes up or hesitates drinks. Simple, sure, but as everyone starts slurring their words, the drinks start getting passed out faster than free pens at a Freshers’ Fair.

Paranoia

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You’ll need: A lack of trust and a sense of humour

Going clockwise around a circle, the first player whispers a question about the group to the player on their left (e.g. ‘Who do you think dressed the best tonight?’) The person who was asked then points out the person who they think is the answer, without revealing the question.

If the player pointed out wishes to know, they have to down their drink. This is one of those drinking games can get brutal – so you might want to save it for the end of the week – but the more risqué it gets, the more fun it is!

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