Drinking Games For Two People

Drinking games are fun games that are usually played by large groups, creating a social atmosphere of fun and learning. But sometimes, we don’t have fifteen, ten or even five people to play with.

In some cases, it may just be you and a buddy or spouse. These are the situations where these games can help you to have to a good time even with limited bodies. Below is a table of the summary of each of the games and further down are the instructions for each game.

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Drinking Games For Two People

Game What You'll Need
Two Truths - One Lie Ability to lie and be convincing with it
Never Have I Ever Ability to speak
Russian Roulette A revolver (kidding.. ish), Cards (not necessary) and a Die (not necessary either)
Flip, Sip or Strip A coin
Snapshot Cards and quick reflexes
Go Fish Cards
The Name Game Ability to speak
Speed Facts Ability to speak

Two Truths One Lie

Many of our games are mainly about getting to know your drinking  partner. Two Truths – One Lie is one of those games. This is probably the easiest game we have to offer, but if the players are good at lying, it can easily become one of the hardest.You simply state two factual statements and one that is a lie. Your opponent must then guess which of the statements is a lie.

If your opponent guesses incorrectly, he/she must take a drink/shot. Like most of the games on this site, don’t rush to move to the next round or activity. Have conversation about the facts if they’re interesting. You don’t want to get drunk too quick and end up learning nothing.
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Go Fish

Go Fish is a very popular card game played by as little as two people. It is also very easy to understand and convert to a drinking activity. The 2 minute video below is a quick tutorial on how to play Go Fish but if you prefer to read the instructions over watching the video, CLICK HERE. After you understand the instructions, continue under the video for further instructions.

Grab your liquor; grab your partner and let’s go! If you watched the video or already know how to play Go Fish, you make it into a drinking game by simply taking a shot each time your opponent creates a stack/book/pile. Also, when the game is over, the loser must take two shots and answer a truth and do a dare ( or just one of the two).
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Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette is a 2 person drinking game that can be played with your choice of shots or beer. Instructions for either are below. Furthermore, if you don’t like to read, video instructions are available at the end of this post.

For shots, start by filling a shot glass with tequila, white rum or some other clear liquor. Next, fill 5 shot glasses with water. If you want, you may fill 2 or more shot glasses with liquor and if you’re really hardcore, fill 5 of them with liquor and one with water.

After the shot glasses are filled, they should be shuffled. To maintain fairness, I suggest one player shuffling first with the other’s back turned and then the other person doing the same. After shuffling, the glasses should be numbered. You can use playing cards or writing numbers on a piece of paper. Place each shot glass on a number.

Next, you roll a die or choose a number to drink. You can either take turns or decide to take the shots at the same time but after drinking, you can either refill the glass with the same contents (and reshuffle) or eliminate it from the lineup until the liquor glass is used. If you end up drinking from the liquor glass, you must also answer a truth or dare. The video explanation is below:

The beer version:

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Flip, Sip or Strip

Need another game that doesn’t require a deck of cards? Here’s Flip, Sip or Strip — one of the simplest games on the site. This game needs no skill and is fully governed by luck.

Start by flipping a coin and having your opponent guess the result. If they get it right on the first try, it’s their time to flip. If they don’t guess correctly, however, keep flipping until they get it right or until the coin has been flipped a maximum of three times — whichever comes first.

  1. As mentioned before, if they get it right on the first try, the coin immediately switches hands.
  2. If they get it right on the second try, they must answer any question you have. Ask fun questions that encourage conversation; don’t be afraid to pause the game to have a conversation around your question. In fact, I encourage it! What’s the rush?
  3. If they get it right on the third attempt, your opponent must take a shot.
  4. If they get it wrong all three times, your opponent must take a shot AND remove an article of clothing. If clothes have to be kept on (lame), this can be replaced with something else such as a dare. So if your opponent guesses wrong three times, he/she must take a shot and do a dare.

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An awesome drinking game for couples, Snapshot is based on a card game called Snap. Snap can be played by anyone as young as 4 years old but Snapshot, however, is a variation reserved for the big kids like us because it combines the rules of Snap with the deliciousness and after effects of alcoholic beverages.

Instructions are available in text and video form. To view videos, scroll to the bottom of this post. To view the text instructions, keep scrolling.

To play snap, players should split a deck of cards evenly between each other. The cards should be facing down. Now, taking turns, each player should take a card from their set and place it in the middle of the table. You must not see the card until it is placed in the middle of the table so that both players see it at the same time.

Take turns doing this until two cards of the same value (eg. two kings or two 7’s) are played consecutively. When this happens, the first player to shout “snap!” and place his/her hand on the pile wins all the cards in that pile. The entire pile should be shuffled and added to that players stack or added first and shuffled afterwards. If a player yells “snap!” and places his/her hand on the pile when there are no consecutive cards, they must give the opponent a card from their own stack. The game is won when one player has all the cards.

For Snapshot, every time a snap is made, the loser of that round must take a shot and when an incorrect snap is made, the offender must take a shot. At the end of the game, the loser of the entire game (i.e. the player with no cards) must take two shots AND complete a truth or dare (or remove an article of clothing).

How to play Snap:

Snapshot instructions:

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Never Have I Ever


Never Have I Ever is another popular game but the best part about it is that it doesn’t require a deck of cards. The only con is that it is more fun when played by a large group and is usually played by a a large group. It can still be adapted to 2 people fairly easily, however!

Basically, Never Have I Ever is a verbal game where you get to learn about your opponent and as the liquor gets deeper in your system, secrets and interesting experiences start to come out. You play by stating something you’ve never done, seen or experienced and if your opponent has done the action described, he/she must take a shot. Whether your opponent has done it or not, it is now their turn to declare something they haven’t done. Example below:

Person A: Never have I ever had sex in public.

Person B: **takes a shot**

This means that person B has had sex in public before. Still don’t get it? There’s a video at the bottom of this post explaining the game. To prevent the game from moving too fast, or someone getting drunk in 3 minutes, take a few minutes to talk about the Never Have I declarations you find interesting. For example, if I was Person A above, I’d want to know the story behind Person B’s adventure(s). Do not rush the game.

Check out these interesting Never Have I Ever questions.

Video of how to play Never Have I ever:

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The Name Game

This game will test your ability to think quickly – an ability which will waver as you drink more and more. There are two main ways to play this game:

  1. One player starts the game by saying the first and last name of a famous person or a person mutually known by both parties. The next person must then say the first and last name of a person whose first name starts with the first letter of the last name the opponent just named.
    For example:
    Person A –> John Doe
    Person B –> Derek Jeter
    Person A –> Jack Nicholson
    Person B –> Nicki MinajThe hard part of the game is that each player has a limited time to come up with a name. I’d say a good time  limit is about 5 seconds. If a player is stumped, he/she must take a drink.
  2. Instead of using people’s names, other things can be used such as animal names, food, or just random first names alone.
    For example:
    Person A –> cat
    Person B –> tiger
    Person A –> rabbit
    Person B –> turtle

Words and names should not be repeated and again, if you get stumped, you must take a shot.

To arrive at a winner, I suggest doing a best out of 7 or 9 series and the loser has to take an extra shot.
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Speed Facts


Speed facts is a competition to see who knows more about the opponent. This game requires nothing except an opponent and liquor, of course.

The basic idea is a back and forth exchange between the two players stating facts they know about each other. Each time a player gets a fact wrong or takes more than 3 seconds to come up with one, he/she loses that round. The opponent must take a shot for every 3 rounds lost. If you feel 3 rounds is too little or too much, feel free to adjust the number to your liking. Tip: don’t take 1 shot per wrong answer, someone could end up drinking too much too fast, making the game counterproductive.
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This concludes our list of drinking games for two people. If you have suggestions, please submit them to us using the Contact Page and we’ll publish them as soon as possible!