University is a time in your life when you’re trying to figure out who you are. You’re trying new things and meeting new people. If you’re living in a student accommodation, then the easiest way to get to know people is by playing games. Here are 10 games you need to play whilst in university.
1. Cards Against Humanity
If you’re someone who is quite sensitive, then this game is not for you. However, if you don’t take things to heart or you have a dark sense of humour then you will love this game. For this game you have to match offensive and hilarious phrases to provocative statements and compete to see whose is the funniest.
2. Black Jack
This is one of the popular and classic card games that you have to play. Each player at their turn may play any card from their hand that matches the suit, or the rank of the card previously played; for example, if the previous card was a seven of clubs, the next player may put down any seven cards, or any club card, from their hand. Should the player not have any card available to play, they must pick up one card.
Monopoly is not a game that has to be left behind as a part of your childhood. Monopoly is a fun game that you can play with your flat mates to see who can get really competitive. It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday before a hectic week at university.
4. Who Am I?
This game is cheap and cheerful. All you need are a few post it notes and a pen, then you’re ready to play. Stick post it notes to everyone’s forehead, writing a famous person on each without letting them see. Everyone takes turns to ask a yes or no question about their person, trying to guess who they are.
5. Truth or Dare
Take truth or dare up to another level at university by asking deeper questions and giving more interesting dares. This game will certainly help you get to know your flat mates in no time.
6. Ring of Fire
Ring of fire is the king of all drinking games. All you need is a pack of paying cards and a large drinking glass (a pint glass). Spread the cards around the glass in a circle facing downwards, and moving around the room, take it in turns to pick up a card. Each card number corresponds to a different action or task (colour/suit doesn’t matter in this game).
• Ace – ‘Waterfall’ – One player starts drinking, then the player to their left starts to drink, and so on. Once the whole circle is drinking the person who started the chain may stop, but you cannot stop drinking until the person before you stops.
• Two – ‘You’ – Nominate a person to take a swig of their drink.
• Three – ‘Me’ – Take a gulp of your own beverage.
• Four – ‘Boys’ – All males in the circle drink.
• Five – ‘Thumb Master’ – When you put your thumb on the table everyone must follow. The last person to put their thumb down, drinks. You remain Thumb Master until someone else picks up a five. Ooh the power!
• Six – ‘Chicks/Girls’ – All females in the circle drink.
• Seven – ‘Heaven’ – The same as Thumb Master, except you put your arm in the air. The last person to do so drinks.
• Eight – ‘Mate’ – Pick someone who has to drink whenever you have to drink (until someone else picks up an eight).
• Nine – ‘Rhyme’ – Choose a word, and the person to your left has to think of a word that rhymes with it. It then continues around the circle with everyone taking a turn with a rhyming word. Whoever hesitates first or repeats a word that’s already been said, drinks.
• Ten – ‘Categories’ – Similar to Rhyme, pick a category (such as breeds of dog), and everyone must go around the circle taking it in turns to name something within that category (poodle, for example). The first person to repeat or hesitates drinks.
• Jack – ‘Make a rule’ – Make up a rule of your own and it must be followed on penalty of drinks for the rest of the entire game. The more ridiculous, the better of course.
• Queen – ‘Question Master’ – If you ask a question and someone answers, they have to drink. The idea is to catch people off guard by asking causal questions they’d answer without even thinking.
• King – ‘Pour/Drink’ – The first three kings to appear indicate you have to pour some of your drink into the glass in the middle of the table. The final king means you have to down the lot!
If you break the circle whilst picking up a card you must down your entire drink.
7. Never Have I Ever
Never have I ever is another game you can play to find out the most scandalous facts about your flat mates/university friends. Everyone takes it in turns to say a sentence which starts with “Never have I ever…” Then you say something you have never done. For example, “never have I ever stolen a bike.” If you have done something you take a sip of your drink.
8. Beer Pong
This game requires good skills and a beer pong set.
Set up a table with 10 plastic cups at each end, arranged in a triangle shape (like ten pin bowling).
Fill each cup with beer (or whatever your choice beverage is), but not to the brim – there’s a lot of downing involved here!
Split into two teams. Each team takes a turn at trying to throw the ping pong ball into one of the cups at the opposite end of the table.
If the ball lands in the cup, one of the members of the opposing team has to drink it. The first side to get rid of all the cups wins.
9. Hot Seat
You select someone to sit in a chair and everyone asks them any question they want. The person in the chair must answer honestly.
Are you good at lying? Cheat is a card game where the players aim to get rid of all of their cards. It is a game of deception, with cards being played face-down and players being permitted to lie about the cards they have played