Top St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Games For The Irish, Posers And Wannabes Too
Due to the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is arguably the top holiday to get sloshed on, we’re going to skip any drinking games that require even a little thought to play or to prepare and go straight to the kind you can play even if you’re a few green sheets (or the entire bedding department) to the wind… Here are our top drinking games for your appreciation of the Irish even if your mom’s cousin’s best friend’s babysitter is as close as you’ll ever get to Irish heritage… Try to play all games with green beer, Irish Red or Guinness!
Each player gets 4 cards dealt face down and of course a full beer or cocktail in front of them. Play goes clockwise (or left to right if at the bar) The first player turns over a card and depending on how drunk everyone already is must guess if it’s red or black, what suit it is or even the face-value of the card. If the player guesses right, everyone else takes a drink, If they’re wrong, bottoms up solo!
If a real potato is available, use it. If not, substitute anything you can find, maybe even the girl’s cellphone next to you, or heck an actual drink! Irish music is preferable, but any song will do. One volunteer must play a tune from their iPhone on speakerphone controlling when the music goes on and off without watching the passing of the ‘potato’. And of course when the music stops, you know what to do.
This one requires your party to have downed at least 10 (aluminum bottled or canned) drinks for the pins and if there’s a ball (any ball) present, use it otherwise rock paper scissors for someone’s shoe and chuck that at your ten ‘pins’. After two tosses, the remaining number of pins is the amount of generous gulps that the bowler must take from their drink.
Blarney’s Beer Pong
Messy messy. Just like classic beer pong, but with a Tennis Ball instead! You may want to set up pint glasses instead of plastic cups… you know wait a minute, this one’s a really bad idea. Forget it and read on…
If your bar has forties hanging around, great, if not just use two large cans or any larger than normal drinks. Grab your closest roll of duct tape and tape a drink to each of the hands of whomever draws the unlucky straw. O’Mally must engage in any activity he chooses to (smoking, texting, calling, relieving himself) but must do so with the drinks still attached until they are emptied.
St. Patrick Says
One person is St. Patrick and the rest must do his bidding but only if the phrase “St. Patrick says” is uttered (we can handle kid’s games while trashed right?) This game is much more common if the activities are of a physical nature. Of course everyone that does the bidding of St. Patrick without hearing the special phrase first must drink their face off. Wash, rinse, repeat until all players including St. Patrick are busting a gut on the floor (preferably from laughing).
Get a cup or glass from the bar, grab a quarter out of your pocket and make sure you start with at least a pitcher of beer. Flip the coin to see who goes first and then that person pours as much as they think they can handle. Our drinker spins the quarter (or for the quarter-spinning-challenged you may designate a spinner) and must drink the entire contents of their drink before the quarter stops. If the quarter is still spinning when you’re done, pour as much beer as you think the next person can drink before the quarter stops. If you’ve completed all of these tasks before the quarter stops spinning, pick it up and pass to the next person. If not, you must start ALL over! Yikes.
Kiss Me I’m Irish (If Only For Today)
Grab a deck of cards and preferably a decent amount of kissable people (nationality irrelevant even though it’s St. Pat’s Day) in your party. Gather everyone around and place a full deck of cards shuffled face down in front of the group. One person draws a card and must take a drink if it’s a numbered card or an ace. However, if it’s a face card the kissing begins. You must kiss the person closest to you so make sure the ones you want to smooch are right next to you. However if you’re playing it cool, a variation of this game could be if you draw a certain KIND of face card the distance at which the target kissee is can vary. For example a Jack means kissing the person next to you, a queen the next person in line, or a king the person after that. Or, the sex of the card could be the factor on who gets kissed, draw a male card and you’ve gotta lay lips on a guy even IF you’re a guy!
Have fun with these and if you get in a bar brawl, blame the beer, not this blogger unless of course I’m the one you get into the brawl with! Happy drinking everyone and keep your walking shoes on and your keys at home or your DD friends close by, haha and designated drivers too!