Looking for exciting bachelor party games? We’ve got you covered! Whether it’s a night out or a low-key event, we have entertaining games to keep the party going. Plan the perfect surprise bachelor party with these game ideas.
Brides Often Ask
Who typically pays for the bachelor party?
So you are planning the bachelor party! But who foots the bill? It’s up to the best man to plan bachelor party games, but it doesn’t mean he’s the one to pay for everything. The groomsmen usually split the expenses. You can decide if you want to divide these costs proportionally or all put in an equal sum of money each.
Who should be invited to the bachelor party?
The guest list for the bachelor party usually includes groomsmen and wedding guests. The best man acts as a host, so he sends out the invites and thinks of bachelor party games and ideas.
Bachelor Party Drinking Games
If you have more of a wild crowd, you will want to plan some bachelor party drinking games. Remember to stick with the wishes of the groom. If he is a drinker and approves of drinking games, then you have to go ahead to include alcohol and drinking games in the bachelor party plans.
Following are some suggestions for the most popular drinking games for bachelor parties.
Everyone has most certainly played Jenga before, if not Drunken Jenga. All you need is the Jenga board game consisting of wooden blocks. And alcohol, of course!
Assemble the Jenga tower by stacking the wooden blocks in the classic Jenga tower formation.
- Gather your friends into teams or groups of 2-4 people. If you have a large crowd, set up multiple Jenga games simultaneously with their own towers.
- Each player takes turns to carefully remove one wooden block from the Jenga tower and then places it back on top without causing the tower to collapse.
- If the tower falls during your turn, you’re the “loser” for that round.
- To make it more entertaining and perhaps a bit tipsy, prepare a “trash can punch” communal glass. Each participant pours a shot or two of their chosen alcoholic beverage into this communal glass. You might end up with a mix of different drinks, creating a unique concoction!
- The player who causes the tower to tumble is the “loser” of the round and has to face the consequences. Their task is to chug the entire glass of “trash can punch.”
All you need for this drinking game is a roulette wheel and multiple shot glasses.
- You would fill each shot glass with a different type of booze (ie: whiskey, rum, gin and so forth).
- You then place the shot glasses on the roulette wheel.
- Each guest at the bachelor party will then pick a number.
- If the roulette wheel lands on their number they must drink the shot that corresponds with that number.
For this popular drinking game, you will need the deck of cards with the same name. And lots and lots of booze! Similar to the rules for Drunken Jenga, every player will pour some of their drink into a glass located in the center of the table.
You would then follow the directions per each card drawn. For example
- King: pour your drink into the drink in the center
- Heaven: everyone points to the sky, last person to do so drinks
- Mate: Choose a person with whom to do a shot. (and so forth)
- 4th King drawn: Player must drink the center drink thus ending the round.
If the weather cooperates you can also play outdoor bachelor party games such as cornhole or pub golf.
Bar Hopping Games
Bar hopping, or a pub crawl, is a classic way to celebrate a bachelor party. You can travel to each bar as a group, or break into teams. Remember not to do anything illegal (unless you have bail money) and to drink responsibly, so no one ends up injured.
Drunken Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunts are always a popular game for both bachelor and bachelorette parties. And a pub crawl makes them even more fun. You would break into teams for anywhere from 2-6 people. Each team would have to find the items listed on the scavenger hunt. Or perform a task included in the hunt. Some examples are as follows:
- See which group can get the most women’s phone numbers.
- Collect souvenirs from each bar (ie: Business card, napkin, shot glass)
- Get a stranger to buy a drink for the groom.
- Take a photo with a local celebrity
- Mirror shot of your team inside the women’s restroom
Make a Rule
This game involves the entire bachelor party and is one of the most fun bar hopping games. Every 20 minutes, another person gets to make a new rule that every member of the party must follow. You have to remember all the rules and if you break one, you must chug the remainder of your drink or due to a shot. Here are some examples to get you started.
- Speak in a different accent at each pub.
- Do not look at your cell phone.
- Do not spend more than 20 bucks at each bar.
- No one is allowed to swear
- You are not allowed to address anyone by their first name.
Legged Pub Crawl
For this game, you must pair off with someone else and tie your legs together, similar to a 3-legged race. This person is your partner for the remainder of the evening.
- Everyone starts at the same bar.
- Each team must drink 2 drinks (one per person) or shots and then head to the next stop on the bar crawl.
- The team that finishes their last drank at the last bar first is the winner.
Funny Games To Play On A Party Bus
If you want to make sure that no one drinks and drives, you can rent a bachelor bus. This is also a good way to keep an eye on everyone and to keep everyone engaged in the festivities. Of course, you will want to plan some games to play on a party bus to keep everyone entertained on the way to your destination.
This may sound like a child’s game but when you get a bunch of grown men together, especially if they have been drinking, I Spy can be a fun adult game as well. You can basically come up with a list of things to spot while on the drive. For example:
- Another party bus or limo
- Out-of-state license plate
- Student driver
- Food delivery service
- Spot a place where the bride and groom have gone on a date
Name that Tune
A great playlist is a must for a party bus! You can make it even more fun by making it a musical challenge. Pick a list of songs from various music genres and play a rowdy game of “Name that Tune.”
This is another drinking game that you may remember from your younger years.
- Each person takes a turn with an “I Never” statement (ie: I have never gone skinny dipping) and everyone who has done that statement, must take a drink.
- If no one drinks, then the person who made the statement must drink.
Bachelor Party Games At Home For Any Crowd
Not every bachelor party involves bar hopping or going out on the town. If the groom prefers a party at home, you can still plan fun bachelor party games. You can do modified non-drinking variations of the aforementioned games or find other games that are appropriate for all ages and walks of life.
Here are some suggestions for bachelor party games at home:
Bachelor Bingo is always a fun game and can be played with any crowd.
- You can easily find printable bingo cards online that are suitable for a bachelor party or make your own.
- You would need the pre-made, a list of questions and bingo chips.
- You would then compose a list of questions about the bachelor of which the answers are on the bingo cards.
- You read each question and then the guests mark the spot with the appropriate answer.
- Whoever gets BINGO first is the winner!
Cards Against Humanity
Everyone loves this popular card game. This game is very engaging and can go on for hours!
- The cards are dealt per the instructions on the game.
- The first player asks a question using one of their black cards and each player must then submit one of their white cards as an answer.
- The players who asked the question then gets to choose the answer they like best.
- They then give the person who submitted the best answer the black card.
- Whoever has the most black cards at the end of the game wins.
Who doesn’t love a good game of charades? All you need is a basket with the categories for the charades.
- You can play in teams or have each person take a turn.
- They must then act out the suggestion on the card without speaking.
- Whoever guesses correctly wins and then goes next!
- You can act out song titles, book titles, movie titles, quotes and so on!
Keep in mind that these games are also good ideas for engagement party games.
Best Bachelor Party Games Without Alcohol
Remember, you are planning the bachelor party games for the groom, so the groom does not drink, you need to find some games that do not involve drinking. This does not mean you can not have fun! There are plenty of entertaining games that you can play that do not include drinking.
Here are some fun bachelor party games without alcohol:
In this game, each player will use scraps of paper to write things that the groom will no longer be able to do once he is wed. Then someone has to read them aloud and the groom has to guess who wrote which item. Some suggestions are:
- Never again will you be able to leave the toilet seat up
- Never again shall you go to a strip club
- And so forth.
You do not have to drink to have a fun scavenger hunt. You can make a list of items that are more wholesome than you would for a party that included drinking. Here are some suggestions:
- A menu from the restaurant where the happy couple went on their first date
- Trivia questions about the bride and groom
- Photo from the place where the groom proposed
Bachelor Jeopardy is always a fun game.
- Similar to bachelor bingo, you would ask a series of questions about the bachelor.
- But instead of asking the group the questions, you would write the answers on a board similar to the popular game show Jeopardy under various categories.
- You would then call on a guest to pick a category, and they would then have to come up with the correct question that corresponds with that answer.
- This is a great way to see how well everyone knows the groom.
- The female version of this game is one of the most popular bachelorette party games as well.
Bachelor Party Games For Groom
Dare or Dare
- Guests take turns challenging the groom with dares or questions.
- He can choose to answer honestly or complete the dare.
- Keep it light-hearted and fun but within everyone’s comfort zone.
Pub Scavenger Hunt
- Create a list of quirky items or tasks related to the groom’s life and have teams compete to find or complete them in various bars or locations.
- The triumphant team gets a prize, and it also serves as an enjoyable way to explore the city.
- Test the groom’s knowledge about his future spouse with a trivia game.
- Prepare a list of questions about their relationship, and for each wrong answer, the groom takes a shot or performs a silly dare. It provides amusement and encourages him to reminisce about their shared journey.
Tips for a Successful Bachelor Party Game Night
Planning a successful bachelor party game night requires careful consideration and preparation. Here are some essential tips to ensure a memorable event:
- Plan Ahead and Communicate:
Set the date, time, and location in advance.
Send out invitations and inform guests about the theme or dress code.
- Choose a Variety of Games:
Mix active and social games to cater to different preferences.
Consider space and resources for game setup.
- Prepare Game Materials and Equipment:
Gather all necessary supplies, such as cards, dice, or props.
Set up designated game stations or areas.
- Set Clear Instructions and Rules:
Explain game rules to participants before starting.
Emphasize safety guidelines and responsible drinking.
- Provide Prizes and Rewards:
Offer small prizes or trophies for game winners.
Create incentives to keep participants engaged.
- Create a Comfortable Atmosphere:
Arrange ample seating and refreshment areas.
Play upbeat music and decorate the space accordingly.
- Ensure Safety and Inclusivity:
Encourage responsible drinking and provide transportation options.
Foster a respectful and inclusive environment.
By following these tips, you can organize a fun and successful bachelor party game night that will create lasting memories for the groom and his friends.
We hope you have found some great ideas for bachelor party games from our list! Good luck planning the bachelor party and have a fun (and safe) evening!