Bored? Try Playing These Weed Games
The energy will be high during these games.
by Kelly Pitts – November 11, 2020
Looking to spice up your next gathering of cannabis enthusiasts? Inject some added amusement into your next smoke session with some fun weed games! Some of these entertaining pastimes are similar to drinking games, but with a weedy twist, while others are in a league of their own.
To make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time playing these weed games, keep in mind the following tips:
- It’s recommended to use dry flower instead of concentrates or edibles, which can be a bit too intense for some.
- Mixing significant cannabis consumption with alcohol is not recommended and can have negative effects.
- Know your limits and feel free to take a break from smoking if you feel yourself getting too high.
Never Have I Ever
Pack up lots of weed before getting started. Go around in a circle. The first player will say “Never have I ever” followed by something they’ve never done (i.e. gone snowboarding or eaten a ghost pepper ). If any of the other members of the group HAVE done the action mentioned, they take a hit from their piece. Then the next player says “Never have I ever” and the process repeats until you get bored or tap out. In the time of social distancing, t his game can be played virtually via video chat as well.
If you’ve ever played the “Thunder” drinking game, this is a similar concept. Pick any song with an often-repeated word or phrase (examples include AC/DC’s Thunderstruck , Bob Marley’s Jammin , or Outkast’s Hey Ya ). Every time you hear the phrase repeated, take a toke. This game is super intense when every player has their own joint or piece to smoke. You can make it easier by using only one joint and passing it to the next person after every repeat.
In Greek mythology, those who gazed upon the face of Medusa were turned to stone. In this game, gazing upon your opponent could cause you to get stoned. The game is simple: all players stand or sit in a circle and begin with their eyes closed. With eyes still closed, turn to face another opponent. On the count of three, everyone opens their eyes. If the person you’re looking at is also looking at you, both players take a hit. Any players who do not meet someone else’s gaze are safe…until the next round!
For a game that’s easy to learn but not always easy to win, pick any category and go around the circle, with each player naming a member of that category. Consider starting with an easy category like “Spongebob Characters.” The first person to get stumped takes a toke. After two players get stumped and take their hits, change categories.
For an added challenge, choose a broad category. Make a rule that each new player must use the last letter of the previous person’s answer as the first letter of their answer. Let’s take the category of “Musicians” as an example. If Player One says “Elvis Presley,” then Player Two’s answer must start with the letter Y, perhaps Yoko Ono. Player Three must then choose a musician whose name begins with the letter O.
For this game, you’ll need a few easy-to-find items:
- A glass cup or jar
- A piece of tissue paper/facial tissue/paper towel
- A rubber band
- A penny
- A joint
Cover the opening of the glass container with the tissue or paper towel and secure it with a rubber band, similar to how you would make a sploof. Place the penny on top of the tissue and light the joint. After each hit, the player must use the joint to burn a hole in the tissue paper. When the penny falls into the cup, the last player to burn a hole is out. You can replace the covering and the penny and continue to play, if desired.
Like the ever-popular game of beer pong, you’ll need several Solo cups, at least two ping pong balls (it’s always good to have extra, however, in case they become lost or damaged during the game), and a relatively long table to set up on. Arrange the solo cups in a triangle formation and play as you would normally, with each player trying to eliminate cups by tossing the pong balls into them, with one key difference: Your reward for sinking a ball into a cup is a hit of weed.
You can also make up a few weed-related rules of your own. For example, you can establish the rule that if one team captures a ball on a roll-back, they must hold in a hit of weed while taking their trick shot.
Keeping a straight face when you have a case of the giggles is harder than you might think, and the higher you get, the more difficult this game can be to win. On the count of three, everyone will put on a serious face. The first one to laugh or smile is out. You can choose to take a hit as a penalty, a reward, or as a way to make each round progressively harder.
For a fun ongoing game, consider picking a few “buzz” words in the beginning of your gathering and inform everyone that getting caught using one of these words means taking a hit. Some common examples include weed , pot , or high , but you can also get creative. You may choose to make “I,” “me,” or any proper names (city names, brand names, people’s names) into buzz words. This game is also fun to play in a group or alone while watching a stoner flick.
For this game, you’ll need a deck of cards. The dealer deals one card face down to each player. The dealer then flips one card from the deck face up. The first player must guess whether their own card is higher or lower than the card that is face up. After guessing, the player flips their own card face-up. If they’re right, they take a hit. The next player must then guess if their hidden card is higher or lower than the previous player’s card. Once every player has made their guesses and taken their hits, deal again to play another round!
Final Thoughts on Weed Games
Weed games are a fun way to add some fun and excitement to any social gathering. Remember that moderation is key, and that you can sit out from any game if you feel like you’re getting too high. Watch out for your friends and yourself to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience.
Similar to drinking games, playing games with marijuana brings a group of people together over a common activity. Next time you’re looking for something to spice up your smoke session, try one of these weed games.
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.
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Getting 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.