Most Popular Drinking Games by State in 2022

Beer Pong is a competitive game typically played with two teams. Each team attempts to throw a ping pong ball into the opposing team’s cups, which are partially filled with beer. If a ball lands in a cup, the opposing team must drink the beer in that cup and remove it from the table.

Beer Pong

Flip Cup involves two teams lined up on opposite sides of a table. Each player has a cup of beer which they must drink and then flip upside down using the edge of the table. The first team to have all members successfully flip their cups wins.

Flip Cup

Kings is played with a deck of cards spread out around a central drink (the King’s Cup). Players draw cards in turn, each card having a specific rule (e.g., make a rule, categories, rhymes). The game continues until all cards are drawn, and the person who draws the last King must drink the King’s Cup.


Quarters is a skill-based game where players attempt to bounce a quarter off a table into a cup. If successful, the player can choose someone to drink. If they miss, it’s the next player’s turn.


This variation of Jenga involves writing rules or challenges on each block. When a player pulls a block, they must follow the rule or complete the challenge before placing the block on top of the tower.

Drunk Jenga

In Power Hour, participants take a shot of beer every minute for an hour. This can be accompanied by a playlist that changes songs every minute to signal the next shot.The structured nature and party vibe of Power Hour make it a hit in states known for their nightlife and party atmospheres.

Power Hour

Civil War is a more intense version of Beer Pong with more cups and players. Each team has multiple players and a larger number of cups to aim for and defend.The competitive and social aspects of Civil War make it a favorite in states with strong sports cultures and college rivalries.

Civil War