Surprisingly, drinking games can be traced back to as far back as the fourth century BC to a game called Kottabos which is widely considered the oldest drinking games on the planet. A game in which dregs from one's wine were used to hit targets placed across the room, and were often rewarded with special prizes. Ancient Greece and China, both have records of drinking games played during parties and gatherings. From then till now, drinking games are still exceedingly possible. Whether you are playing fun drinking games for two players or for a group of ten, the basic aim remains the same; consuming alcohol. The goal of most games is to achieve a state of intoxication as quickly as possible. Many universities across America have banned drinking games because of the many reported cases of alcohol poisoning. Also more often than not, these games can affect your judgment powers and play havoc with your system.
Despite this multiple and two player drinking games remain extremely popular, with most of these party games testing a player's tolerance to drink as much as possible. It is a test of not only their endurance, but their speed at chugging down alcohol and in same cases, their ability to stay perceptive, observant, and have a functional thinking process, despite inebriation.
Popular Two Person Drinking Games
There are many popular drinking games for 2 people. Most of these games are played with either playing cards or die, but you can modify any game to create a drinking game. All you need is a little bit of imagination and a few rules to play the game. If you do not want to create your own game, then play any one of the drinking games listed below.
This is one of the drinking games that needs you to possess three dies, two white and one in a different color, preferably pink. First roll the pink die. Now both players take one white die each and roll them. If the first player's roll of the die matches that of the pink die, then the second player needs to take a swig of their drink. Then he gets another chance to roll the die. If neither player matches the roll of the pink die, you continue till a match occurs. If both players roll the same number, then you roll again, and if both players roll the same number as the pink die, then both players take a swig of their drinks.
You will need two decks of cards and a die for this game. One of the player rolls the die. Once this done both players start sifting through their deck to find a card that matches the roll of the die. The first player to find a card that matches the number on the die wins the round and the other player drinks from his beverage. You repeat the game by rolling the die again.
Another fun drinking game for 2 people with cards, this is a bit of a guessing game. You need to place five cards face up, and place five cards below these, facing down. The players, one by one, have to guess whether the card facing down is higher or lower than the card placed next to it. The player closes to the actual number ask the other player to take a swig from the drink. Keep replacing the cards that are placed face down. Not one of the traditional card games for two, it is a fun alternative.
One of the games is to play beer checkers. The rules of the game remain the same as normal checkers, except that you replace checker pieces with shot glasses of different glasses filled with an alcoholic beverage. Every time a player jumps the other player's shot glass, the latter downs the contents of the shot glass. The losing player also needs to empty all the shot glasses on the board.
A simple die game for two people, all you need is a die each for both persons. Both players roll the die at the same time and the person who rolls the highest number wins the round. The losing player then subtracts his number from the higher number and takes as many shots of his drink.
There are many such drinking games with shots that can be played. A great alternative that is generally played with more number of people is beer pong. But it can be played with two people as well. There is no limitation to the different kinds of two player drinking games that you can come up with. Just remember to play these games in moderation and be careful. Alcohol poisoning is an oft repeated consequence of drinking games and you would definitely not want to be one of the statistics reported every year.