Drunk Jenga

DrunkJenga Drunk Jenga Version 2.0It’s always fun to spice up game nights with a little drinking after a long week, and a typical game that my friends and I usually play is a little card game called Captain D*ckHead. This is a fun game, but it’s nice to raise the stakes every now and again. Therefore, I created this wonderful, home-made rendition of Jenga: The Drunk Edition. Check it out, read all the rules, and make your own version! I bought the tiles from Target in the $1-$3 section at the front of the store (The tiles in the first image). Only $3 and about an hours worth of time and voila! I have a fun, new game to play with friends. Enjoy! **UPDATE:** Drunk Jenga 2.0 (the second image, furthest to the right) is made with actual Jenga tiles. It cost about $12 from Walmart. I was able to write the rules for each one on the back of the tiles. Rules

  • There are 48 tiles.
  • Players must only use one hand to pull a tile from the tower. Likewise if they “fix” the tower. Each time a player is caught using two hands, they must take 2 drinks.
  • Absolutely no going pee during the game. If a player forgets or they can’t hold it, they must chug an entire drink when they return, or they are OUT until a new game is started.
  • Game is over when a player causes the tower to fall over, and they must chug an entire drink and take a shot for each player in the game, excluding themselves for doing so.
  • If a player bumps the table causing the tower to fall, even if it’s not their turn, they must chug an entire drink and take a shot for each player in the game, excluding themselves.

Actions: ANTI-SOCIAL- You’re not allowed to talk until your next turn

BABY GOT BACK- Give a drink to the player with the nicest butt.

BACK 2 BACK- Two players, one that drew the tile and another player of anyone’s choice, stands back to back for three questions. They have to be questions that the person can answer with either themselves or the player they are standing against. (i.e. Who enjoys sex more? Who gets more dates?) Players can either point to the other player or raise their hand. If they both raise their hand or both point, they drink one. If one raises his or her hand and the other points, then everyone else drinks.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES- Everyone opposite of the gender of the block puller must take a drink

BEER LIST – Someone keeps time, and you have 30 seconds to name as many different kinds of beers as you can. However many you name, you give out that many drinks to any of the players. (These are split up and given to players of your choice)

BEER WENCH- This person must fetch new drinks and shots for everyone for the rest of the game

BIRTHDAY CAKE- The person with the closest birthday takes a drink. BOTTOMS UP- Everyone, except the person who pulled the tile, finishes their drink

CONFESSION- Confess something about yourself or something you know about another player that either they don’t know you know about or that no one else knows about

CRPYT KEEPER: The oldest person in your group drinks.

DATE- See PARTNERS.

DO OVER- Put this piece back where you got it and pull a different one.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE- Tilt your head back and take a shot. Down the rabbit hole it goes!

DRINKING SONG- Everyone raises your glasses and you begin the drinking chant/song. Hope you have one in your back pocket!

FLIP-CUP- Play flip-cup. Losing team takes 3 shots each.

FRESH MEAT- The players who have ___insert something here_____ the most recent drink.

GAME OVER- You’re out of the game. Finish your drink.

GENTS/DICKS- All the gentlemen playing take a drink.

GIVE #- Give out that many shots to any players of your choosing. You can’t choose yourself. You can give all # to a single player or split them up.

GROUP SELFIE- Take a group selfie. Self-explanatory.

HEAVEN- Don’t show anyone this tile. Throw your hands up in the air towards heaven. Everyone must follow suit. The last person to do it takes a drink.

JESTER- You’re at the mercy of the person to your right. Do what they say for one round or drink 4.

JINX- The players to your left and right drink 4.

LADIES/WHORES- All the ladies playing take a drink.

LITTLE GREEN MAN- Every time you take a drink, first remove the little green man. Don’t forget to put him back on your drink. If you forget, repeat the process!

LOVE- Give a shot to the person you love the most.

MEXICAN STANDOFF- Pick your opponent. Drink X. Your opponent must drink X. Drink X + 1. Your opponent does the same. Drink X + 2… etc. The first person who decides to quit must take a shot.

MYSTERY SHOT- Everyone else in the game creates a mystery shot for you to drink. Best not to think about it and just throw it back.

MUSTACHE- If you don’t have a mustache, play the rest of the round (or game, depending on how you want to play) with your left index finger across your upper lip.

NAME GENIE- Give all players a new name. All players must use the new names, or drink 1 every time they fail.

NEVER HAVE I EVER- Each player puts up three fingers. Drawer of the tile goes first with “Never Have I Ever…” If you’ve done it, then put a finger down. Move clockwise. First person with all three fingers down takes a drink.

NEW RULE – Make any rule that all players, including you, must follow for the remainder of the game. Every time a player is caught breaking the rule, they must take 1 drink. Every time a New Rule block is drawn, the old rule is cancelled.

NO GUTS NO GLORY- You are no longer allowed to pull blocks from the center of any row.

NOSE GOES- Do not read this aloud: The last player to touch their finger to their nose must drink 2.

OUTCAST- You are no longer allowed to sit among the group. You can only return to pull a tile.

PARTNERS/DATE- Pick a partner. Whenever they drink, you drink and vice versa

PROTECTION- You are exempt for the next round from having to take a drink under any circumstance.

QUITTER- The next player finishes their drink and is out of the game

RAINBOW WARRIOR- Pick a color.  Everyone must drink 1 for every article of clothing they have on that contains that color

RIPPLE- Drink X.  People to your left and right must drink X-1, then X-2, and so on, to 0.

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS- Everybody plays rock, paper, scissors. Each time someone is defeated they’re out of the next round. Continue multiple rounds until only one winner. Everyone else drinks.

SOBRIETY TEST- Time for you to take a sobriety test (ABCs backwards, walk in a straight line, whatever everyone else decides for you). Fail and take a shot. Succeed and give everyone else a drink.

SOUTHPAW- You can only pull tiles with the opposite hand you normally use. (Your non-dominant hand.)

SPELLING BEE- Pick a word ( one more with more than 5 letters!). Say the word and the first letter. The person to your right says the first and second letter. So it goes around the table until someone messes up or the word is spelled. First person to mess up takes a drink.

STRIKE- Strike three, and you’re out! No, not really. Just take three drinks and skip your next turn.

TAKE #- You have to take that many shots on your own. Don’t throw up.

THUMB MASTER – You are thumb master. At any time during the remainder of the game, you can put your thumb on the table without warning any of the other players, and the last player to put their thumb on the table must take 1 drink.

TITANTIC!- The ship is going down, so finish your drink.

TOAST- Make a toast to something; everyone drinks

TRIBAL COUNCIL- It’s time to have a council meeting and vote someone to take a shot.

TRUTH OR DARE- Everyone in the circle gets a turn, starting with the player who pulled the block. Truth automatically takes a drink. Accept and complete a dare, and you give out a drink to anyone of your choice.

TRY AGAIN- Replace the block you just pulled back into the hole you had pulled it from. Pull another block.

TWO TRUTHS & A LIE- State three facts about yourself: two truths and one lie. Everyone only gets one guess on which one is a lie. If you’re correctly called out on your lie, drink. If you are not, everyone else drinks

WHAT A GEM- Give a drink to the cutest player at the table.

WHOS THE BOSS- You are! You get to decide who drinks and when!

Holiday Reading

The holidays are the perfect time for some much needed R&R after a busy semester of papers upon research papers and work on top of even more work. I just got home from the dorm life and am ready to live it up for the next four and a half weeks. ‘Living it up’ as in catching upon on Grey’s Anatomy on the DVR, watching that last episode of The Walking Dead that Instagram spoiled for me, playing some Xbox, working on writing, and one of my favorite pastimes I am never able to enjoy during the school semesters: reading.

I never have time to actually sit down and read amidst all of the papers and assigned readings I have as an English Major with a creative writing concentration. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely enjoy reading works I’ve never read before and expanding my genre horizons. (Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the old historical documents of American authors. Yeah, our history is interesting and has made us into who we are today, but really, some authors are just too long-winded when they could have just gotten their point across and made an argument in the first few pages.) But I also really enjoy a good book that I saw on the shelf at the local bookstore or heard about online or through friends. There’s something completely different about choosing what you want to read and sitting down to read it versus a work that’s assigned to you and that you have to writer critical response papers on. Over the semester, my bookshelf fills with books I had to get but hadn’t had the chance to read yet. So the first thing I do when I make the drive home and change into comfy sweats, fuzzy socks, and a t-shirt is climb in bed and curl up with my puppy and the first book I’ve been dying to read.

Now finding the perfect book is complicated, but when I finally hit the jackpot, I can’t put a good book down. My biggest problem is getting so addicted to a book, the plot and the style of writing, that I literally cannot stop reading it until I’ve turned that last page and read that last line. Needless to say, I spend many sleepless nights huddled under my covers with my bed lamp on and my nose in a book. And then once that cover is shut, I’m left semi-empty, unsure of where to start next on my quest for a new and intriguing tale to suck me in.

For those who get stuck on deciding what to read, I’m creating a list of some of my favorite books in a variety of genres: stories that are different, that sucked me in, that moved me, that opened my mind to new ideas. Now I know not everyone has the same tastes as I do, but checking out any of these amazing books are definitely worth the shot, especially since the holidays mean we have so much free time. So why not try something semi-productive. Opening your mind to a whole new world. You never know what the right book might inspire you to do. My challenge for you is to pick one of these books and read it, and if you want, shoot me a message or leave a comment on what you think.


  1. The Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  3. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  5. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson
  6. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
  7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  8. How It Ends by Laura Wiess
  9. Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan
  10. Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
  11. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  15. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
  16. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  17. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  18. The Complete Fiction of H.P Lovecraft
  19. Run with the Hunted by Charles Bukowski
  20. The Complete Work of Elizabeth Bishop