8. Musical Beers
Well, we all know how musical chairs works, right? This is essentially the same, only there are no chairs — just beers. A round table would probably work best, particularly because drunk-ish people tend not to do well with sharp edges. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
9. Egg Russian Roulette
First off, you’re going to need to recruit a friend who’s good at bad accents to be your Higgins. Said friend will announce, in what sounds much like the voice of a leprechaun, that the game involves a dozen eggs — eight of which have been hard-boiled and four of which are raw. Dig some embarrassing headwear out of the closet, then take turns smashing eggs against your foreheads. The first person to get yolk on their face twice loses.
10. Antler Ring Toss
Oh, hey, you’re having a holiday party? How much more festive could you possibly get than a rousing game of Antler Ring Toss? Because it’s altogether likely that you don’t have a camouflage helmet with massive antlers affixed to the top, you’ll probably simply need to hold some sticks on top of your head and have a friend throw Frisbee discs at them. Of course, if you’re an avid hunter and happen to have a few racks lying around, by all means, antler it up.
11. Water War
To play Water War, you only need four things: a deck of cards, 10 glasses of water, a Super Soaker water gun — and a sense of humor.
12. Giant Beer Pong
Why play regular beer pong when you can play Giant Beer Pong?! You should probably start stocking up on volleyballs now because, as Nina Dobrev points out, that’s what you’ll need for your giant ping-pong balls. You’re also going to want to fill a bunch of round trash cans with water to toss your balls into. If you want to get really authentic, break out the red paint and give them a Solo cup makeover.
13. Word Sneak
This game is already hilarious, but it would be a total riot if you played it after a round of Giant Beer Pong. Simply have someone who isn’t playing jot a bunch of random words down on slips of paper. Divide into two stacks, disperse and laugh your ass off as your bestie tries to fit words like “titmouse” and “Stonehenge” into casual conversation.
14. Beer Hockey
Granted, this game may require a bit of legwork on your part. But if you’ve ever put together Ikea furniture, you should have no problem hacking a table to turn it into the love child of an air hockey table and a beer pong table. Just ask Josh Hutcherson — he knows it to be so.
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