Weed games to play when social distancing is a thing of the past
Kicking back and smoking alone can be a good time, but smoking with friends is almost always better. For us, getting creative and coming up with a weed game is usually a better time than playing a tired drinking game.
There’s a lot of smoking games you can play in a group, most of which will get you plenty high, but before the games begin, here are a few pointers to make sure you don’t get too high:
- Stick with joints or dry herb vapes instead of concentrates or edibles
- Use a strain with low to moderate THC
- Don’t mix weed and alcohol
- Don’t take hits between games
Something to keep in mind during the time of COVID-19: most of these games require sharing joints, pipes, bongs, or vapes, and do not take into account social distancing. So make sure that before planning a smoking game night, consider local and CDC guidance to keep yourself, family, and friends healthy and safe.
Basically beer pong, but with weed. Break your group up into teams of two. Set up the cups, and instead of adding beer as you would in beer pong, add water to stabilize the cups. If you make the shot, the other team has to take a bong or joint or vape hit. The rules can also be reversed so that the player who makes the cup gets to take a hit.
For a very short history lesson, Medusa is a monster from Greek mythology with hair made of snakes and eyes that, when gazed upon, turn people to stone. Luckily, in this weedy version, nobody turns to stone but has to take a hit instead.
In this game, everyone will need their own smoking accessory. Arrange the group in a circle, then begin by having everyone look down. On the count of three, every member of the group looks at someone. If anyone in the group makes eye contact with another, they both have to take a hit.
This is the perfect game with a great playlist. Choose a list of songs with repetitive lyrics, so pretty much any song by Bob Marley would work — think “Buffalo Soldier” or “Get Up, Stand Up.” Also consider “Africa” by either Toto or Weezer, “Work” by Rihanna, Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” or Childish Gambino’s “This is America” for a start.
The rules are simple: pick a lyric or phrase, and every time the chosen lyric comes up, take a rip.
Tip: choose your song to match the weed experience level of people in the group. If you have less experienced consumers, consider making the lyric something that isn’t repeated a ton so they don’t have to take a hit every time the chorus comes up.
The first player names a musician or band, let’s say they pick Drake. The next person has to name a band or musician whose name begins with the last letter of the previous player. In this example, since player one chose Drake, player two could choose Elvis Costello. Then player three could pick Oasis, and so on. When a player can’t think of a name, they take a hit.
Not just for bands, this game can be switched up to use the names of celebrities, athletes, or even famous stoners, whatever the group agrees to.
Other games that have been adapted to smoking with friends are strip poker, 21, H-O-R-S-E, Jenga, and Wheel of Fortune to name a few. Or you can get creative and make games of your own. Just remember, if you feel like you’ve hit your limit, don’t be afraid to sit a few rounds out. Your health is more important than winning.
Featured image by Gina Coleman/WeedmapsGetting creative and coming up with a weed game is usually a better time than playing a tired drinking game. Here are a few pointers on how to do it.
The 21 Best Weed Games Ever
Weed games are like cannabis slang: there are a lot of them and they can be pretty creative. Plus, they are a great way of getting you flying sky-high really fast and spend a fun time with your friends.
To give you plenty of options, we trolled the internet (as in carefully and systematically searched, not the offensive comment) looking for the best weed games. We then assembled 21 of the best for your smoking pleasure.
1. Never Have I Ever
Gather everyone together and make sure there’s enough ganja to go around. Roll a few joints, pack a few bongs, or have some blunts standing at the ready. Pick a person to go first. That person makes a simple statement starting with “Never have I ever…” followed by some action.
So, for example, someone might say, “Never have I ever been chased by a bear.” Anyone who has done or experienced that action takes a toke. The next person in the group (clockwise, counter-clockwise, zig zag around the room, whatever) makes a statement and the play goes on from there.
Sit in a circle with your cannabis at the ready. Everyone puts their head down or just looks at their feet. On the count of three, everyone looks up and stares at another player.
If you’re looking at someone who ISN’T looking at you, you’re safe. If you’re looking at someone who IS looking at you, shout “Medusa!”, fire up your joint and take a hit.
This game is simple in its concept but requires that everyone have their own weed . Put on the song Jammin’ by Bob Marley and take a hit every time Mr. Marley says “jammin’” or “jam.” There are a couple times in the song where the backup singers say “jammin’” or “jam,” so you can decide beforehand if you want those to count.
Be warned, though, those backup-singer “jams” come fast and furious (4 hits in 4 seconds). Either way, it’s a fun weed game that is sure to get you baked in no time.
4. Weed Jenga
This requires a bit of planning and prep beforehand, but you can make a game out of that too. You’ll need a permanent marker and a box of Jenga blocks. Get plenty high and then write rules on some or all of the Jenga blocks.
You can skip the get high part (although why you would, I don’t know) but you still have to write rules. Rules like, “take two hits” or “close your eyes for the rest of the game” work well. Get creative and have fun (that’s why the get high part first).
When you’ve finished writing the rules, assemble the Jenga tower and play as normal. When a player pulls a block, they have to do what it says. When the tower collapses, the person responsible has to watch while everyone else takes a puff on their joint or blunt . That’s the basics, but you can make up your own rules to make the game more interesting.
5. Power Hour
While not technically a game, Power Hour is a great way to get seriously stoned and have fun. You’ll need a bunch of your favorite music and a bunch of weed so there’s enough to go around.
Alternatively, you could download a Power Hour mix or play one on YouTube. A Power Hour mix is an hour or two of songs in random increments (15 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, etc.). You can also do it with your own music by randomly and manually changing the song.
But for that to work, the person doing the changing has to pay attention—something that may get harder and harder as the hour goes on. Whenever the song changes, everyone has to take a hit from whatever ganja is nearby. Dancing and revelry are encouraged.
6. Video Games
This weed game is pretty self-explanatory. Pick your favorite video game—Super Smash Bros. or Mario Kart work well—and play until there’s a winner. Winner gets to take a puff from the bong while the others have to watch. Play again. Alternatively, the winner could get 2, 3, or 4 puffs while the loser(s) only get one.
7. Rock Band
Rock Band is great for groups of 2 to 5 players and can be a seriously entertaining way to pass a few hours…and a few joints. If you don’t have Rock Band, you can use Guitar Hero.
You could add any number of different rules, but basically, you pick a score or a percentage and everyone (or the team as a whole) has to be above that number. If you achieve that goal, everyone gets 2 hits. If you don’t achieve that goal, you only get 1 hit (or no hits).
Alternatively, you can go head-to-head (no pun intended). The person with the highest score gets two tokes while the loser gets none. Make up your own rules and rock on.
8. Movie Time
For those who want to move as little as possible while getting amazingly high , there’s always movie time. First, pick a movie. Then make a rule that when something specific happens or is said in the movie, everyone has to take a hit.
So, for example, if you chose a stoner movie, every time someone smokes in the movie, you all have to puff-puff at home.
And it doesn’t just have to be stoner movies. If you pick a rom-com, smoke when someone kisses in the movie. If you pick an action movie, smoke when someone gets shot. If you pick a horror movie, smoke every time you see blood. Need I go on?
9. Bong Pong
This weed game is similar to beer pong but the reward is bud instead of beer. Players attempt to bounce a ping pong ball into a cup of beer. If the ball lands in the cup, the person who made the shot gets to hit the bong while her opponent has to drink the beer. Make up your own rules for an added bit of fun.
10. Smokin’ Dice Game
Smokin’ Dice is a quick and easy way to have some fun and get high at the same time. Purchase a set of Smokin’ Dice, pack a big bowl of bud, and start rolling.
The four dice give you different combinations of tasks such as, “Player of your choice take 2 tokes then laugh as hard as you can while spinning in a circle” or “You take a puff then do a dance in slow motion.” No remembering a long list of rules, just plenty of smoking fun.
11. Hold Your Smoke (Taxi)
Just as the name of this weed game says, the point is to hold your smoke as long as possible. The simple version is: take a hit and hold it in, pass the ganja to the next person, exhale your smoke when the MJ makes it back around to you. That’s it!
If you can’t hold your smoke, or you choke, before the bud gets back to you, you’re out. There are endless variations of this game so make up your own rules for even more fun. This game can be pretty challenging if you’ve got 4 or more players, or if you really suck at holding your breath, so plan accordingly. At least you’ll be high while you’re doing it so who cares, right?
12. Wheel Of Weed Game
This one is perhaps the most prep-heavy, although we have seen rumors that an electronic version might be up for sale soon. You’ll need something that spins easily like a spinner from a board game (Twister?) to make this work. Label the spinner with the following tasks:
- Pass the Toke
- Spin Again
- Anything else you’d like to add
Take turns spinning and performing the task specified. You can choose a set number of rounds, play until the ganja is gone, or play last man standing.
13. Strip Choker
Strip Choker requires that everyone has their own weed, so plan accordingly. Other than that, the rules are simple. All players take a hit at the same time and hold it in. The first person to let their smoke out (be it by coughing or exhaling in any way) takes off a piece of clothing.
14. Ash Bomber
For this weed game, you’ll need the following supplies:
- A wide-mouthed jar (a cup will do too)
- A sheet of toilet paper, tissue paper, or rolling paper
- A penny
- A rubber band
- A joint or blunt (not a bong)
Cover the opening of the jar with the paper of your choice. Secure around the rim with the rubber band (like you would a sploof ). Set the penny in the center of the tissue paper and light up your bud. Each person takes one or two tokes (decide beforehand), holds in the smoke, burns a hole in the tissue paper, passes the joint, and then exhales.
Players must burn a hole each time they take their tokes. The person who makes the penny fall is the loser and has to perform some task. We like making them roll the next joint so we can play again, but you can make up your own penalties.
Basically blackjack with weed as the reward. Player(s) closest to 21 in each hand gets a toke or two.
16. Rock, Paper, Scissors
This works well in small groups like 2 or 3, but it can be done in larger groups. For larger groups, you just have to play until it’s down to one-on-one.
However large your group, throw your choice of rock, paper, or scissors with the winner taking a puff. It’s a simple, yet effective weed game for any time or anywhere.
17. Spliff Solitaire
Most of the games on this list are better played in groups. But what’s a leaf loner to do when there’s no one else around? Play spliff solitaire! Just like the regular card game, the rules are super simple.
First, fire up a fatty. Second, deal out any style of solitaire. Or better yet, play it on a computer or mobile device so you don’t have to worry about how many cards go on each pile. Third, play the game to completion.
If you win, play again. If you lose—which will happen more often than not—take a toke on your one-hitter and try another round.
18. Wacky Weed Categories
Quick! Name a band whose name starts with the letter Q. Can’t do it? Hit that bong! Correct answers include Quiet Riot and Queensrÿche, by the way.
That’s the premise of Wacky Weed Categories—a game that’s simple in concept, but difficult in execution…especially after a few hits of the ganja. Here’s how to play.
Gather everyone together and sit in a circle. Honestly, you could sit in a square or a rhombus or even an enneadecagon (19 sides) if it strikes your fancy. It really doesn’t matter as long as you can pass your Mary Jane without too much effort.
Once you’re all seated, pick someone to go first . This person picks a category and a letter (e.g. bands whose name starts with Q). The category can be anything—movies, food, two-dimensional shapes like the enneadecagon, whatever.
The person who picked the category and letter goes first. She takes a hit as a reward for her creativity, names an example from the category that starts with the named letter, and then passes the weed to the right (or left…jeez, don’t be so sensitive).
The next person also has to name an example from the category that starts with the specific letter. If he can’t, he has to take two tokes of the cannabis and then pass it to the next person in the enneadecagon. If she can’t name an example, she has to take four tokes and pass.
After two or three failed attempts to name an example, change the category and letter and try again. Depending on how many people are playing, you’re going to go through A LOT of weed fairly quickly (two tokes, four tokes, eight tokes, ten). Be sure to start with enough, or limit the “penalty” for a failed attempt to one toke.
19. Band Names First & Last
This game is similar to Wacky Weed Categories, but with a significant twist. The first player names a band, pop group, singer, or musical performer. The next player has to name a band, pop group, singer, or musical performer whose name begins with the last letter of the previous name.
So if the first player said Queensrÿche, the second player could say Extreme, and the third player could say Enigma. Play continues thusly until a player can’t produce a name. When that happens, the player takes a hit (or two or three) and passes the Thai stick . The next person names a new band, and play proceeds as before.
You can also play this game with movies, actors, countries, elements on the periodic table, polyhedra, or, to make it really hard, Dungeons & Dragons monsters.
20. Straight-Faced Stoner
The name says it all. Don’t smile or you’re in trouble.
Before you start, agree on a penalty (e.g., watching Sex & The City, rolling the next joint from their own stash, making a prank phone call, or washing the supper dishes). Then get high.
When everyone’s plenty high, call out “Straight-faced stoner!” After that, no one’s allowed to smile. If someone cracks a grin, they have to perform the penalty. It’s simple as that, my friend.
Before you go running for your scale, this game has nothing to do with mass. It’s really a variation on the idea that someone can’t hold their liquor (they’re a lightweight).
While you would NEVER, EVER want to play this game with alcohol (death is imminent, boys and girls), playing it with cannabis is much more forgiving (naps are imminent, boys and girls).
Some of you may know this game as Last Man Standing, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. For one, who says it’s going to be a man? For another, standing isn’t going to be an option when this game is over. Here’s how to play.
Smoke until you can’t smoke anymore. If you drop out or fall asleep, you lose. That’s it. The last person smoking (or awake) is crowned Heavyweight Champion of the Joint . Give them a crown.
It’s best not to play this game when you’ve got other things to do (unless you really want to miss them) because 1) you’re going to forget, or 2) you’re going to sleep right through them.Discover the 21 best weed games to get any party going and have you flying sky-high in no time—without making you hold your breath for hours on end. ]]>