11 board games made way better with drinking

What could possibly go wrong?


Board games: something you do with the family, sober, during the holidays.

Drinking: the opposite of the above.

"But why not both at the same time?" You cry, desperately wishing you could play Risk steaming drunk as well as angry.

Screw this apartheid of games and drink, because every board game out there can be drastically improved with the addition of alcohol.

  1. 1 Tequila Monopoly

    #monopoly #winning #starwars

    A photo posted by Alice Sholl (@alicesholl) on

    Like regular Monopoly, only you can exchange your suffering for money. Just like in the real world.

    If you land on someone else's property and have to pay say, £500 rent, you have the opportunity of halving this if you do a shot of tequila.

    Capitalism: when we're drunk and poor.

  2. 2 Angry Drunk Risk
    Risk game
    Source: Dying Read

    You know that feeling when someone conquers your land in Risk? Bites, doesn't it?

    Make that pain more lasting by assigning each country a different alcohol. Any time someone loses a territory, they have to down that alcohol.

    Australia can be a glass of wine, Europe a pint of lager - you get the gist.

  3. 3 'Shots Shots Shots' Chess
    Source: Wikipedia

    Not the most colourful of games - and very irritating if your opponent actually knows how to play it.

    Add some spark by assigning a shot to each chess piece, and when you lose one, drink its shot.

    That's up to eight shots each. Reasonable, no?

  4. 4 The Game of Drunk Life
    Game of Life
    Source: Love to Know

    If this game does represent life as promised, you need to make it more realistic by being drunk throughout.

    Every time you land on the pay day square, down a pint.

    And every time you have a child? A shot.

    Again, for realism.

  5. 5 Operation Drunk
    Operation game
    Source: dreamstime

    You've probably noticed there's a pattern here.

    'Bzzz' = down the drink you have.

  6. 6 Cluedrunk
    Source: ebay

    Every time you make an accusation that's disproven, down your drink.

    You all do a shot of Sambuca at the end if the murder was done with the lead piping. JUST BECAUSE.

  7. 7 Guess Who's Drunk
    Guess Who
    Source: Danashrl

    Ask your opponent any questions you like.

    But if you have to ask anything about gender or hats, drink. Modern society doesn't have time for such labels.

  8. 8 Trivial Pursuit of Drunkeness
    Trivial Pursuit
    Source: Pinterest

    Sometimes, you just don't have the correct answer.

    That's because you're crap. Drink at each failure, you failure.

  9. 9 Drunkenary Pictionary
    Source: Thirsty Meeples

    Not only do you have to guess what the hell your partner is drawing, but you have to waterfall your drink at the same time, too.

    Life is hard.

  10. 10 Bananagrams of alcohol
    Source: We're Not in Undergrad Anymore

    If you've played Bananagrams much, you'll be familiar with the dreaded exclamation "PEEL".

    In this game, not only must you draw another letter at hearing this, but you take a good, deep gulp of your drink.

  11. 11 I'm-so-drunk-I-feel-a-bit-sick Scrabble
    Source: dwb

    In this game you're often palmed off with too many vowels.

    So now, as well as having to make an actual word out of 'OEEIOU', you have another job.

    Each time it’s your go, for every vowel that you have in your letter standy thing - you guessed it - drink two fingers.

    Your vocab will improve, fast.

    Feature image: Alice Sholl/Instagram, dreamstime, Wikipedia