Top 10 Virtual Happy Hour Games

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Want to have an amazing virtual happy hour? Try one of these top 10 drinking games.

Virtual drinking games are a great way to have fun with your friends, even if you’re not in the same room! They can be played online using different platforms like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, and loads more. Our team here at TalkTales Entertainment got together and created this definitive list of the top 10 virtual happy hour game ideas for you to try out. Enjoy and drink responsibly!

We’ve come up with a list of the absolute best virtual happy hour games to liven things up while at your next online meetup.

Virtual Happy Hour Ideas – Drinking Game Edition

Virtual happy hour is a chance to hang out and get hammered with people in real-time from all over the world, or right down the street. It takes away the loneliness of drinking by yourself at home while still giving you an excuse to drink as much as possible >virtually<. Up your game with these badass virtual happy hour activities and make some memories… well – vague recollections at least. (P.S> – this list is by no means in order)

1. Beer Pong

This one takes a little prep and will require that each “team” have phones (or tablets, laptops, etc), 20 solo cups, and a couple of ping pong balls. However, the set up is well worth the wait as you and your friends bring back the old days with this drinking game classic.

Directions for Virtual Beer Pong

  • Set up your table as you would for in-person beer pong with your cups in a pyramid formation.
  • Fill your cups with your desired beverage.
  • Set your camera up where it can clearly see the cup formation as well as your shooting position.
  • Begin playing – each person takes a turn trying to get their pong ball into the other team’s cups.
  • Each team whose opponents land a ball needs to drink the corresponding cup on their side of the table. Remove the cups your team has landed as well.

With this game, you should follow all of the same rules as the traditional version including reracking when needed. Hang out and have fun with your group without worrying about getting home or being forced to crash on your buddy’s couch.

2. Power Hour

Power Hour is a virtual drinking game that you can play with your friends in the comfort of your own home. It’s also not necessary for everyone in a Power Hour group to drink liquor shots. You can switch things up and go with beer or cocktails if you prefer. Some ideas are cosmos, mojitos, screwdrivers, etc.

Directions for Virtual Power Hour

  • Set up and camera so it’s facing down on the table where all of the cups will be placed.
  • Fill each cup with one shot worth of liquor (or beer, if preferred).
  • Take a drink for every minute of a specified time frame (traditionally 1 hour but some variants such as 21 for 21 allow for a condensed time frame)

The entire point of this game is to get as wasted as possible as quickly as possible. It is a ridiculous amount of fun to watch your friends get progressively drunker – and know you won’t be the one responsible for cleaning up their mess.

3. Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever is a classic drinking game that most of us have played at some point or other. One person says “Never have I ever _________ “ adding a thing they have actually never done. If anyone in your video chat HAS done the thing – they must take a drink.

Never Have I Ever Question Samples:

  • Never have I ever… eaten what I knew was someone else’s food
  • Never have I ever… laughed so hard I wet myself
  • Never have I ever… picked out a wedgie in public
  • Never have I ever… won a talent show
  • Never have I ever… texted an ex out of nowhere
  • Never have I ever… streaked in public
  • Never have I ever… been arrested
  • Never have I ever… snuck into the movies
  • Never have I ever… stalked an ex’s new partner on social media
  • Never have I ever… been thrown out of a bar or club
  • Never have I ever… gone skinny dipping
  • Never have I ever… crashed a wedding

Come up with your own questions and learn more than you ever needed to know about your friends, families, and coworkers.

4. Would You Rather

This is an easy one – Would You Rather is a question game that has someone ask a question and each player chooses an answer and discusses their choice.

Would You Rather Question Samples:

  • Would you rather have a cook or a maid?
  • Would you rather be the youngest or the oldest sibling?
  • Would you rather be an Olympic gold medalist or a Nobel Peace Prize winner?
  • Would you rather have a desk job or an outdoor job?
  • Would you rather live at the top of a tall NYC apartment building or at the top of a mountain?
  • Would you rather have Rambo or The Terminator on your side?
  • Would you rather be proposed to in private or in front of family and friends?
  • Would you rather have to sew all your clothes or grow your own food?
  • Would you rather hear the good news or the bad news first?
  • Would you rather be your own boss or work for someone else?

This game can lead to a lot of thought-provoking conversations. Of course, more often it just leads to poop jokes.

5. Movie Or Show Drinking Game

This is a great lazy favorite for a lot of people – so let’s make it virtual. Get some friends together and host a watch party for one of your favorite TV shows or movies. You can either text or video chat as you watch and follow the directions for the movie you choose.

Movie Drinking Game Options:

Clue – A Murder Mystery cult classic and personal fave – Clue is a great movie to sit back, laugh, and drink heavily.
Movie Drinking Game: Clue

Top Gun – Action-packed 80s classic with Tom Cruise – don’t mind if I do.
Top Gun 

The Goonies – HEY YOU GUUYYYSSS – this one is perfect for a drunk night in with virtual friends.
A Movie Drinking Game For The Goonies 

The Office – The Office is that show that plays in the background of everyday life in this house – why not add a little booze?
The Ultimate Drinking Game for Binge-Watching “The Office” 

Scream – Scream is the perfect meta-horror to make an evening fun – plus like… Matthew Lillard
Scream Drinking Game

Evil Dead – Bust out the ol’ Necronomicon and drink with Ash & the gang as they learn that is usually best to leave well enough alone.
The Evil Dead Drinking Game

Do a quick google search to find more movie and TV drinking game options. Friends, Game Of Thrones, Family Guy, and even Spongebob Squarepants all have their own fan-made drinking games to go with them.

6. House Party

House Party is a video calling App that has integrations with a number of virtual games you can play with your friends. Simply download the app on your phone (and make sure your friend does as well) and join together for a great time. It’s a simple switch to turn these games into some alcoholic fun – simply make whoever loses drink!

House Party Games

  1. Chips & Guac – One player puts down a card and others must place down a card they think matches using word association. Feel free to make this a silly or dirty as you can.
  2. Quick Draw – Quick Draw has you sketch out a word or idea that comes onto your screen and your friends have to guess what it is.
  3. Trivia – There are 18 free trivia games available to play, but the “Finish the song lyric” option has the added benefit of making all of your friends sing out loud.
  4. Heads Up– actually – that brings up to our next section – read below for more.

House Party is popular with all age groups – however, it brings a whole new level of ease to getting drunk quickly with friends while remaining apart. Plus – there’s always a certain joy when you can make a perfectly innocent game into something a little more adult.

7. Heads Up

Heads Up was started as a segment on the Ellen Degeneres show and was so much fun that it was developed into its own app. It has since been integrated with several video chatting platforms making it easier than ever to play while remaining socially distanced.

Heads Up Directions

  • Set yourself up in a zoom call with your friends and make sure everyone has the app downloaded on their phones.
  • Choose which deck you wish to play with, options include Animals Gone Wild, Act It Out, Hey Mr. DJ, and a lot more.
  • The player holds their phone to their head while their friends look on. As prompts appear the friends try to help the player guess the correct answer.
  • If the player guesses correctly they nod down, but if they need to pass they tilt their head down. Then a new prompt appears.
  • After every player has had their turn, the one with the lowest score must drink!

The best part about heads up is that you can review the video of your friend’s screaming clues at you after the round is over. Watch as people make a fool of themselves with lines like “IT HAS A TRUUUNK” and “You know! The one who was married to Tom Cruise!”

8. Drunk Pirate

This completely free online game is hilarious and fun. With different prompts to either make you answer a question, do a dare, or challenge another player – Drunk Pirates is one of our favorite virtual drinking games,

Drunk Pirate – The Online Drinking Game

Drunk Pirate Directions

  • Set up a zoom call and share your screen with the group.
  • Open up the above link and make sure everyone can see it clearly.
  • Click through the cards and follow the directions for each. It is really that easy.

Drunk Pirate will have you and your friends swearing like sailors in no time. This game has grown steadily in popularity since its release and the pandemic has just skyrocketed its fame. Join in on the fun and become a drunken scallywag in no time.

Drunk Charades Ideas

  • Cheese
  • Watering plants
  • Fishing
  • Nightmare
  • Dentist
  • Playing chess
  • Cramp
  • Lawnmower
  • Mirror
  • Nail polish remover
  • Talking to oneself
  • Hunting
  • Working on Cars
  • Hiking
  • Giving blood
  • Giving a speech
  • Friends With Benefits
  • The Dark Knight
  • Hangover
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Avatar
  • Matrix
  • Harry Potter
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Parasite
  • Knives Out
  • Star Wars
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Shutter Island
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Bicycle Race –
  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Like A Virgin – Madonna
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • Shape Of You –
    Ed Sheeran
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

Drunk Charades allows you to be creative and have some fun with your friends and co-workers. Try out these options or look up some great ones online and get down to business!

10. Zoom Safari

Basically an animal scavenger hunt, Zoom Safari lets you meet your friend’s and coworker’s pets while in a virtual meeting. This simple game only requires that you drink when a furry (or feathered, or scaled) friend appears in the shot.

Virtual Party Games For The Little Drunkard In All Of Us

Whether it’s a virtual holiday party or a zoom call with your virtual team from your work from home job – nobody wants dull zoom happy hour themes and stale icebreakers. Try one of these drinking games to get your socially distanced drink on and have a blast right from the comfort of your own living room.