If you are a frequent or even a semi-regular marijuana user, you’ve definitely had your fair share of good times. Smoking alone is fine, but it is always better when you do it with friends. For instance, I will remember my friend Declan’s impersonation of Jimmy Somerville singing Smalltown Boy until the day I die!
The thing about weed is that some strains help you become extremely creative. Therefore, if there is a group of you getting high, why not put your heads together and come up with some fun and innovative weed games? I invite you to try some of the following 30 and perhaps write in and provide us with any well-known games that I’ve missed, along with your own ideas.
Before I begin, here are a few ground rules to ensure you don’t get completely blitzed. Sure, it is fun and everything, but isn’t it better to stay the course and be able to enjoy multiple games?
- Stick with dry herb: Weed games and high-potency concentrates are NOT a good combination. Take a single hit from a joint or bong and don’t go crazy!
- Use moderate strength weed: Steer clear of weed with THC content above 20%. It is a similar scenario to drinking games, where you use beer instead of wine or vodka.
- No extra hits: Resist the urge to get baked in between games. Save yourself for the games or else you’ll pass out halfway through ‘Never Have I Ever.’
- Select your games wisely: There are so many games on this list for a very good reason; variety rules! If the group contains a few beginners, pick games where you only have hits every 10 minutes or so.
- Alcohol and marijuana don’t mix: I learned this lesson as a neophyte and ended up feeling very ill as I passed out on a sofa while my friends made prank calls.
1 – Strip Choker
This weed game is sure to test your lung capacity. It requires everyone to have something to smoke out of, so it may not be the best idea for large groups. The premise of ‘Strip Choker’ is simple; all members of the group take a hit simultaneously and hold it in for as long as possible. The first person to exhale or cough has to take off an item of clothing. Make sure no one cheats by turning up dressed like Scott of the Antarctic.
2 – Bong Races
This is another game where everyone needs a smoking implement. For best results, make sure everyone has a bowl or pipe capable of holding roughly the same amount of marijuana. Choose a referee and start smoking! The first to finish the bowl is the winner.
3 – Bong Pong
This is an all-time classic and is often associated with the alcohol version: ‘beer pong.’ Bong Pong is very similar except that you obviously use cannabis instead. You can create a 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 scenario, and the goal is to try and throw a ping-pong ball into your rival’s cup.
One way to play is to fill up the cups with water and when you make a shot, you can either reward yourself with a hit or force your opponent to do so instead. Alternatively, fill the cups with beer and when you make a shot, force your rival to drink the beer while you treat yourself with a hit.
4 – Ash Bomber
Make sure you have the following materials before beginning:
- A joint.
- A rubber band.
- A penny.
- A cup.
- A sheet of toilet paper or rolling paper.
To start, cover the opening of the cup with the paper and use the rubber band to secure it around the rim. Put the penny in the middle of the paper and light up your joint. Every participant must take 1-2 tokes, hold in the smoke, burn a hole in the paper, pass the doobie, and exhale.
You have to burn a hole each time you have a smoke, and the person who causes the penny to fall loses. At this point, they have to perform a predetermined task as punishment. Forcing them to read a couple of pages of Finnegan’s Wake is a worthy penalty; although it might actually make sense when you’re baked.
5 – The Wheel of Weed
Although this is a fantastic game, it requires a fair degree of preparation, and you’re not going to do it while stoned. There will probably be an electronic version available by now, but otherwise, create a homemade wheel with several sections including:
- Pass the Joint
- Spin Again
For the sake of geometry, it is probably best to have eight sections. Take turns spinning and make sure you perform the necessary action when the wheel has its say. Either choose a number of rounds at the start or play until you have no more weed or everyone is lying prostrate on the floor.
6 – Rock, Paper, Scissors
This is the classic game with added weed! It works best in 1-on-1 situations, but you can play with large groups if you wish. Basically,use your hands to display rock, paper or scissors, and the winner gets a smoke. If you didn’t already know, here is how the game is ‘scored’:
- Rock beats scissors.
- Paper beats rock.
- Scissors beats paper.
7 – Chicago
This is one of the easiest games to play, but you’ll be shocked at how hard it gets! For the record, I recommend a maximum of five players for reasons that will become apparent. When you’re smoking in a group, one person says ‘Chicago’ and every member of the group agrees to begin the game.
Once you take your hit, hold it in until the joint comes back to you after everyone in the group has taken a smoke. Then, you exhale and immediately have another hit. Keep going until everyone quits or passes out. It is a game for experienced smokers so tread carefully.
8 – Medusa
Here’s a little background that hopefully helps you make sense of this weed game. Medusa is a Gorgon monster from Greek mythology that possessed wings and had snakes instead of hair. If you looked directly at this hideous creature, you would turn into stone.
To play Medusa, sit in a circle with your friends and make sure everyone has a joint ready. Everyone must put their head down, and on the count of three, all members of the group look up and stare at another player. If you end up looking at someone who is also looking at you, shout ‘Medusa’ and take a hit.