Never Have I Ever Drinking Game
Never Have I Ever Drinking Game: What to Expect
Never Have I Ever Drinking Game is a hilariously fun way to loosen up and get to know a group of people better. It is incredibly simple, requires nothing but beverages, and can be played with groups of all types and sizes. This flexibility makes Never Have I Ever the perfect game to play whenever you and some friends are bored and have beverages on hand! Grab some drinks and get ready to reveal your deepest darkest secrets: it’s time to play some Never Have I Ever!
What You Need:
- 2+ people (4+ ideal; the more the merrier!)
- Beer or drinks of choice
- OPTIONAL: hard alcohol & shot glass (see Spice It Up rules)
Set it Up!
The set up for this one is as simple as it gets! Basically, each player needs a drink. Ideally, players will be gathered in a circle or at least in a formation that allows for easily rotating turns. Players can be on the floor, on couches, or ever in a pool! That’s it!
Never Have I Ever…
A player will volunteer to start the game. This player will say “Never Have I Ever…” and announce something that they have never done. For example, let’s say the first player says “Never have I ever kissed two people in one night”. If any of the other players have kissed two people in one night, they must take a drink. Anyone who has also never done this does NOT drink.
At this point, other players are free to “WHAT?! WHEN?! WHO?!” the players that had to drink. This can be half of the fun. However, the players who drink can plead the fifth if they so choose. Once all of the fun banter is over, the next player in the circle (or rotation) is up!
The second player in the rotation will repeat this process, naming something else that they have never done. We recommend switching turns in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise manner so that it is easier to tell and remember whose turn is next. The game repeats in this manner for as long as everyone wants to play!
Spice it Up!
If you are thinking Never Have I Ever is not hardcore enough for you, we have an idea to kick things up a notch! If you would like more drinking and shenanigans to be involved in the game, we highly recommend this option.
At the start of the game, each person will hold up 5 or 10 fingers (depending on how much drinking you want to do and how long you plan on playing for). Each time someone has to drink, they also put one of their fingers down. The first person (or first people) to have to put all of their fingers down has to take a shot! After they take a shot, all players “reset” their finger count to 5 or 10, and the game continues until someone has to take a shot again.
This rule also makes the game more playful and competitive! For example, you and your friends can team up on another friend if you want to make them drink. If the friend you want to drink is the only redhead in the room, you can say, “Never have I ever been a redhead”. If there is a split between guys and girls, the guys can name things that only the girls have likely done. For example, “Never have I ever had a pedicure”. You get the picture! Let the rivalries begin!
Fun & Funny “Never Have I Ever” Topics
Knowing your audience is key when it comes to your “Never have I ever” statements. For example, you might want to get racy and dirty with your close friends, but you obviously do not want to use those same topics if you are playing with family members or your boyfriend’s family. We have compiled some fun potential statements for both scenarios below to get your wheels spinning on other ideas!
Scandalous & Dirty Never Have I Ever Statements:
- Had sex outdoors
- Had a threesome
- Had a one-night stand
- Slept with a friend (bonus points if you make it awkward for a couple of friends in the room)
- Had a “friend with benefits”
- Hooked up with someone significantly older/younger
- Been arrested
- Been in a fight
- Played “spin the bottle”
- Played “strip” poker or anything else
- Gone streaking or skinny-dipping
Tame Never Have I Ever Statements:
- Traveled outside of the country
- Been on a horrible date
- Seen a dangerous animal in the wild
- Ruined someone else’s date
- Shot a gun
- Fainted in public
- Broken a bone
- Stolen something
We hope these ideas help you to come up with some other good ones! Personally, we think the scandalous & dirty ones are much more fun, but the tame ones come in handy if you are stuck playing this in an awkward situation. If you are playing with a group of friends, the ski is the limit! Time to learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about your friends. In fact, you might learn more than you wanted to know!
Try it Out!
The Never Have I Ever Drinking Game is a hilarious classic that can be played just about any time and anywhere! Spice it up by implementing the shot rule, and get some playful competition going by asking questions that target a friend or a love interest!
Did you come up with some hilarious statements of your own? Have a question about the rules? We’d love to hear either—share in the comments below! As always, please drink responsibly and have a great time!