Top 10 Games to Play When You’re High or Stoned
Throughout all these suggestions, there is but one golden rule: If this is your first time playing, you have to get high! No matter your taste, we have a variety of games that can be played on your own or with a group of mates. Be warned though, some of these games may leave you and your guests too stoned to move.
What makes a great house party or social event with friends? Laugh out loud moments, junk food, and weed of course! If, however, you are stumped when it comes to the best games to play when the party is flowing and the marijuana is on point, our selection of the best weed-related games will elevate your event to legendary status. Even if it doesn’t, at least your guests will feel like they’re on cloud nine.
PARTY GAME OR VIDEO GAME, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Don’t worry if the idea of sitting in front of a TV has you turned off from playing weed-themed games; we have collated a mix of regular party games (with a twist of course) and video games to be played solo or with a group. All that’s left for you to do is decide which one you want to play first, and make sure there is plenty of cannabis to go around. Pot is all about having fun, so let the good times roll.
10 OF THE BEST WEED GAMES EVERY STONER MUST PLAY
In no particular order, each one either features weed at its core, or as a forfeit that puts your stash to good use.
1. STRIP CHOKER
What kind of house party would be complete without some mild nudity? To support what is often a rite of passage for many young adults, strip choker is played almost exactly as it sounds. As a gracious host, it may be worth checking that everyone’s OK with potentially stripping down to their underwear. Assuming they are, rules are simple.
While sitting in a circle, a bong or dab rig is passed around, with each participant taking a hit. The only requirement is that you have to hold that hit in until the bong comes back around to you. If any players don’t, or they cough and splutter between turns, an item of clothing comes off. We will leave how far this game progresses up to you.
2. LIMBO (PUZZLE VIDEO GAME)
Whether it is the dynamic of the puzzles or the simple elegance of the game design, something about the greyscale approach is both haunting and mesmerising at the same time. Suitable for either indica or sativa strains, Limbo will be sure to open your mind to new possibilities and keep your guests interested as they try to predict your next wrong move. Take turns to play and remember, every time you fail a puzzle or die, it’s time to take a toke.
3. ROCK BAND
The internet is awash with memes of people rocking their heart out to Rock Band. While chasing internet fame may be a byproduct, nothing screams good times like a stoner trying to sing “Afroman — Because I Got High” while your mates try and play the remaining instruments. Anyone that fails the song or loses timing through laughter has to take a draw from their joint.
4. STRAIGHT-FACED STONER
Never has one title contradicted itself so much. The chance of a straight-faced stoner is slim to none, so you can imagine how high everyone is going to be at the end. The premise is simple; once everyone is high, all participants have to keep a straight face. The first one to smile, laugh, or awkwardly snort through their nose has to do a penalty of the group’s choosing. That could be a hit from the bong, or much worse.
In Greek mythology, looking at Medusa would turn you to stone. In this variation, looking at another player will get you stoned—close enough, right? With a joint in hand, all players start the game with their heads down, looking at their feet. After being counted in, all players must look up and stare wide-eyed at another player. If the person you are looking at is looking at someone else, you are OK. If they are looking directly at you, yell “MEDUSA!”. Both of you have to light your joint and take a toke. The game ends when all players have a lit joint, or everyone is too stoned to continue.
6. MARIO KART 64
If there is one thing Nintendo excels at, it’s making party-friendly games that are fun no matter your age. We don’t imagine for one second the developers thought their prized creation would become a staple of marijuana-themed antics. Players give it their all to come in first, except there is no forfeit this time around. Instead, a bonus. Those that place first get to take a hit from the bong; those that lose don’t. The only problem with this game is there is always one super-competitive friend. At very least, the higher they get, the worse they’ll perform. hopefully.
7. BONG PONG
Who said you couldn’t remake a classic? Standing opposite each other, two players must bounce a ping pong ball into a cup of beer or water. Should they succeed, they get to fire up a joint. As an additional bonus, successful shots can either be rewarded with a shot of beer, or that can be the forfeit for the losing player. Either way, both parties are going to be stumbling away from the table.
Don’t worry if you haven’t “Fus Ro Dah’d” yet, because Skyrim will soon be released on every platform imaginable. It is not without good reason though; the mystic setting, dragons, and the tale of an underdog have cemented Skyrim’s place in the video game hall of fame. The rules can be as fast and loose as you like, but one suggestion would be taking a hit from the bong every time a guard tries to take you to jail or your companion gets downed. Oh, and you have to take a hit every time you see a dragon. Other than that, the rules are up to you!
9. MOVIE TIME
Another game that has a ruleset determined by the party host. Pick a movie category of your choice—could be horror, romcom, or action. Then, decide on a suitable set of rules. If it’s a horror, everytime someone gets killed, all players have to take a drag. For a romcom, it could be every time someone on screen kisses another member of the cast. The choice is up to you.
For the hardcore among you, a fan favourite is the Friday The 13th game. While watching any of the movies, you have to take a hit when the following happens:
- Jason appears on screen
- Any of the cast get naked
- There is a sex scene
- When the iconic, suspenseful music kicks in
- Anytime someone screams (either in the film or in real life)
- Whenever a dead body is shown
- Someone says “Jason”
No one has ever made it through all eleven films.
10. GRAND THEFT AUTO
The highest-grossing game of all time is also the perfect way to chill and get high with friends. Besides the complete randomness of the game, you can, in fact, start your own weed empire, slowly amassing a powerful Los Santos-based business. To be honest, this game is just fun to play full stop, even if you’re not stoned. Although, the dialogue does take on new meaning when baked and trying to play. As a fun mini-game, make sure you smoke everytime someone gets run over—you’ll thank us later.
There's nothing like a bong to turn a first-person shooter into a hilarious kaleidoscope of blood, guts and inexplicable attempts to climb a solid wall. Here are just 10 of the best games to play when you're baked.
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/Weedmaps
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.