For longer-lasting rounds, just pick the category (don’t choose a letter). You can make the game more difficult (and fun) by requiring subsequent picks start with the letter the previous pick ended on. For example, if the starting letter is “A” I could say “Avengers: Infinity War.” But, because my movie pick ends in “R,” the next player must choose a movie that starts with “R.” 4) Ghostride the Hit. This last-person-standing style game gets more difficult the more people you have, and is best for smaller groups of 3-5 people. Pass the bowl or joint to the next person in the circle.
Try to hold your hit until the weed gets back to you. If you exhale before the pot gets back, you’re out. The goal is to get your cards to add up to 21 without going over. This game takes a little more prep work, but it’s a guaranteed good time whether you’ve got a full house or you’re one of the last ones at the party. Cover the opening of an empty wide-mouth cup or jar with tissue paper, toilet paper, or rolling paper and secure with a rubber band. After someone takes a hit, they must burn a hole in the paper before passing the joint. The person who makes the coin fall into the cup loses. As a penalty, you can either assign more tokes or have the “loser” roll the next joint from their stash. In case you were worried pong wouldn’t make the list.
Set up a game of beer pong (or fill the cups with water). If you make a shot, the opposing team has to take a bong rip. If you prefer to be rewarded for a good shot—instead of penalizing your opponents—set the rules so the scoring player gets to take the bong rip. What better name for a stoner game than the famous mythical creature that turns people to stone. Arrange the group in a circle and make sure everyone has their own joint (or bowl or bong). On the count of 3, everyone looks up and stares at another player. If two players look at each other, both take a hit. Have some fun on your feet with one of my favorite games on the list. Careful not to make things too difficult, or you could end up with injured house guests. If someone makes it to the weed, they get to take a hit before moving on to the next stage of the course. After everyone is nice and toasted, the game begins. This game is great if you want a more active, creative option or if you want a souvenir to remember the party. It’s also a great bong smoking game you can play even if you don’t own a bong. Everyone who is playing builds a bong using only what is available. Turn your game of Jenga into a cannabis party-starter. Write rules on all (or just some) of the Jenga pieces. A majority of the rules should tell the player to take a hit (or three). The remaining rules should be game rules: “Close your eyes when it’s your turn,” or, “You can’t say ‘smoke’ or ‘toke’ anymore.” If someone knocks over the tower or can’t take the hits their piece assigns, they lose. Put together a 1-2 hour playlist of your favorite music or YouTube clips. Each clip should be between 15 seconds and 2 minutes long. Last longer by passing a joint every clip change, or ratchet up the intensity by giving everyone their own joint. Strip Toker (also known as Strip Choker) is best saved for people you’re comfortable with. Like its namesake (strip poker), losing players are tasked with removing a piece of clothing. Except instead of playing cards, you’re all taking a hit of weed and seeing who exhales first. First person to exhale (or start coughing) loses that round.
Any drinking game—any game, really—can be turned into a marijuana smoking game with a little effort. Just replace the booze with bud and reduce the number of hits the loser has to take so your event doesn’t turn into napfest. Many party-goers will actually appreciate the shift away from booze. And, by playing marijuana smoking games instead of drinking games, you don’t have to worry about babysitting your friends.
If someone has too much weed, just grab them a pillow. Stop by Karing Kind in North Boulder to stock up on top-tier bud for your next party. And, be sure to share your favorite smoking games in the comments below. While we carry a variety of strains, concentrates, edibles, salves and tinctures, inventory and stock levels fluctuate from week to week and month to month.