Whether you’re the groom or just a friend of the groom, you know that bachelor parties are always good times. The best ones are full of games, cards and laughter. Whether you’re looking for something to do at your buddy’s bachelor party or want some ideas for your bachelor party (don’t worry—we’ve got those, too), these bachelor party games will keep things lively on any night out with the boys!
Bachelor parties are all about creating unforgettable memories and having a blast with your closest friends. Incorporating fun and exciting games into the celebration adds an extra layer of entertainment and camaraderie. From classic favorites like poker and beer pong to unique challenges and dares, there are endless options to choose from that will keep the party going all night long.
1. Bachelor Party Jenga
Bachelor Party Jenga is a great way to pass the time at your bachelor party. It’s simple, straightforward and easy to learn.
The game is played with blocks of wood or plastic that each have prompts on them. Each player takes turns pulling blocks out of a stack one by one, doing the prompt and trying not to make the tower of blocks fall over. Prompts might include calling your ex-girlfriend, for example. You lose if you pull out a block that causes the stack to fall. The last person left standing wins!
2. Mad Libs for Grownups
The game is fun because it gets everyone involved — even if they don’t want to be! You can tell silly stories which get progressively more hysterical the more you and your friends drink.
The person who starts writes down a bunch of words or phrases that will go into the story. Then someone else chooses one word randomly and writes a sentence using it. The following person picks another word and so on until you’ve gone through all your words. Then you read out your completed story!
3. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is a game that encourages honesty and truth while getting the groom to drink. It’s an excellent choice for any bachelor party because it can be played by anyone. The rules are simple: everyone puts their drinks aside (if they want) and takes turns reading the categories. If you’ve done whatever is on the list, you must take a sip of your chosen beverage. If you’ve done something twice, then you take another sip!
As an alternative rule, one person can decide not to drink at all as long as they are honest about which activities they’ve participated in.
4. Drunken Scavenger Hunt
The Drunken Scavenger Hunt is an easy game to play with friends. First, you’ll need to come up with a list of items that can be found in the environment around you: empty beer bottles, gum wrappers or funny signs on walls and buildings. Then assign each item to one person in your group, who will go out looking for it while everyone else stays put.
While teams play most scavenger hunts against each other, the Drunken Scavenger Hunt lets everyone have fun together—and maybe even get some exercise as well!
5. Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. In each round, one player reads a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. The winner of each round picks the next black card and the game continues as long as you feel like playing. You can buy it online or at your local Target for about $25.
6. Don’t Say the Bride’s Name
For this game, you and your friends are not allowed to use the bride’s name or any derivations thereof. For example, “I do” is not permitted, nor is referring to their new partner as ‘the wife.’ The first person in your bachelor party to use the bride’s name will pay for your next round of drinks!
7. Lip Sync Challenge
Choose a song for everyone at your party to sing/perform. Each person takes lip syncing to the music while everyone else watches and judges their performance. The winner is the person who gets the most laughs (or applause) from the audience. Give away a bottle of alcohol as a winning gift for even more fun.
8. Shot Roulette
Set up your shots of alcohol in shot glasses in a circle. Get an empty liquor bottle and place that in the middle of the shots. Have each participating member of your party stand with a shot glass, then spin the bottle. Be careful not to break any shot glasses! Whichever shot glass the bottle stops on is the one that needs to be drunk by the lucky or unlucky (however you see it) member of your party. Refill and continue until someone taps out!
More Ideas for Bachelor Party Games
- Strip poker
- Beer pong
- Flip cup or beer Olympics (depending on how many people you’re playing with)
- Beer pong cornhole
- Mini flip cup
- Personalized Guess Who
- Drunk Uno
- Bachelor party bingo
- King’s Cup
The best games for bachelor parties are easy to learn and great for a wide variety of people. If you’re worried about not being good at any of the games, don’t be! A lot of them are based on chance, so it doesn’t matter if you’re terrible at them—you can still have fun!
We hope this list has given you some ideas for your next bachelor party. We know what it’s like to plan a wedding, but we also know just how much fun a stag night can be.
With our suggestions here, we hope you and your groomsmen have a fantastic time together before heading off into married life.
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