Solo Drinking Games: Drinking Games For One To Play Alone

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Are you looking for some fun drinking games to play on your own?

Do you want some drink based that doesn’t require other players?

Tired of the regular drinking games and want something a little more private?

If you’re in the mood to enjoy your drink and have a game at it, then we can help you with the perfect games that can make your time even more enjoyable. In this article, we’re taking a look at some such drinking games that are perfect to play when you are on your own.

Take a look at the games, and see what all you need to play, as well as how to set up the game, the rules and what alcohol works best. Of course your preference always comes first. So without waiting any more, dive into the drink!

What are the dangers of drinking alone? Does enjoying these drinking games for one mean I’m an alcoholic?

While many people drink alone due to alcoholism, drinking alone isn’t always a terrible thing when done sensibly and responsibly. Occasionally drinking a beer or a glass of wine by yourself does not necessarily mean that you are an alcoholic. You should, however, keep track of how many drinks you have and how often you reach for one, especially when you are alone.

Drinking alone could be a symptom of a deeper problem that you need to address, especially if you’re drinking heavily. There may be a problem if you or someone you know consumes alcoholic beverages alone. Many people, with or without company, enjoy an alcoholic beverage on their own every now and again, but if there is a chance that you may experiencing underlying issues and conditions that are aggravated by heavy alcohol consumption, do not hesitate to call an addiction or mental health professional for help.

When and where is the perfect place/time to play solo drinking games?

The best part about these drinking games for one is that you can play them any time of the day and anywhere, whether at home or a pub, as long as you’re not disturbing anyone.

7 of the best drinking games that you can play solo

Solo Drinking Games #1: Solo Categories

Why it’s good to play on your own

You can do it in your head, instead of writing or sharing it out loud.

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game: Alcohol
Type of alcohol: Whatever you fancy
How to set up: Just keep the alcohol handy

How to Play and When To Drink

  • Pick a category, such as types of pets, birds, shoes etc.
  • Keep naming things in your head that fall in that category.
  • Once you can’t think of anything anymore, take a drink.
  • Keep repeating.

Solo Drinking Games #2: Never Have I Ever with social media

Why it’s good to play on your own

Gets you a game even as you’re checking your social media

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game: Phone and alcohol
Type of alcohol: Whatever you fancy
How to set up:

  • Open the social media app of choice on your phone.
  • Keep alcohol handy.

How to Play and When To Drink

  • Start scrolling through your news feed and check what your friends are up to.
  • Each time you see a friend doing something you’ve never done, take a big sip of drink.
  • It could be anything such as a friend visiting a place you haven’t, being married, having a baby, eating or reading something you haven’t, or whatever.

Solo Drinking Games #3: Solo beer pong

Why it’s good to play on your own

Lesser cups means bigger chance to win!

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game:

  • A wall or background where you can bounce the ball
  • Solo cups
  • A ping pong ball
  • Alcohol

Type of alcohol: Whatever you fancy
How to set up:

  • Set your table against a wall.
  • Arrange your Solo cups carefully.
  • Fill up the cups with alcohol.
  • If you think you are already quite drunk and there are chances of spilling the alcohol, try the next step instead.
  • Keep the solo cups empty, or just fill them with a little water to keep them stable.
  • Keep as much amount of alcohol handy as the cups.

How to Play and When To Drink

  • After you have set up, take the ball and throw it towards the wall.
  • Your aim should be that the ball bounces off the wall and lands into the cup.
  • Each time this happens, take the ball out and finish off the drink from that cup.
  • If you have not added alcohol in the cup, each time the ball lands in the cup, take the alcohol glass or beer bottle instead and sit down to finish the drink.
  • Once done, repeat the process again.

Solo Drinking Games #4: Timed beer chugging challenge

Why it’s good to play on your own

You can keep your own count and not get confused

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game:

  • A clock/watch and alcohol
  • Phone with a music playlist or website with a one-hour playlist

Type of alcohol: Beer
How to set up:

  • Open up the playlist and start playing.

How to Play and When To Drink

  • The moment the song begins, have a drink.
  • Each time a song ends and a new one begins, have a drink.

Solo Drinking Games #5: TV show drinking game

Why it’s good to play on your own

Great to play at home and you get to pick your favourite TV show.

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game:

  • A TV/viewing device
  • The show you want to play with (in this case we are using the classic Friends)
  • Alcohol

Type of alcohol: Whatever you like
How to set up:

  • Set up the alcohol
  • Start the show

How to Play and When To Drink

Drink once when:

  • Chandler sits in a weird way on the couch
  • All 6 friends are in Monica’s apartment
  • Someone’s drinking coffee
  • Joey has a new audition

Drink twice when:

  • Joey makes a fool of himself at auditions
  • It’s someone’s birthday

Solo Drinking Games #6: Movie drinking game

Why it’s good to play on your own

Great to play at home and you get to pick your favourite TV show.

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game:

  • A TV/viewing device
  • The movie you want to play with (in this case we’re using the popular Harry Potter)
  • Alcohol

Type of alcohol: Whatever you like
How to set up:

  • Set up the alcohol
  • Start the movie

How to Play and When To Drink

  • Drink each time the name Potter or Harry Potter is said.
  • Drink each time someone says ‘He who can’t be named’
  • When someone casts a spell

Solo Drinking Games #7: Edward 40 Hands

Why it’s good to play on your own

Possible to get messy in the end, so it’s best to play at home.

Materials Needed For This Solo Drinking Game:

  • 2 40 ounce bottle of beer
  • Duct tape
  • Phone or timer 

Type of alcohol: Beer
How to set up:

  • Tape the bottles on both hands
  • You have to keep taking sips from each corresponding bottle alternatively.
  • Set up a timer for a few hours

How to Play and When To Drink

  • Keep drinking at a steady pace, with breaks in-between as needed.
  • You have to finish both the bottles before the timer goes off.
  • If not, pour all the remaining drink on yourself.

3 tips for staying safe while playing these solo drinking games

While all the games are super fun, it’s really important that you keep count of how much you are drinking, especially if you are drinking alone at home or in a bar. Here are a few tips that can help:

  1. Make sure your phone is handy and charged.
  2. If you’re at a bar, share your number with the bartender if possible, so that they can call someone in an emergency.
  3. Set a timer on your phone to remind yourself when to stop and call it a night.

And whatever you do, once you’ve had your share of solo drinking games, quit thoughts of driving and get a cab (if you’re not at home).

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