Top 3 drinking games to level up your Lockdown Nights In

June 01, 2020

At this point, we've lost count of how long we've been in Lockdown for now, and with that how many Zoom quizzes and nights in we've done. They're getting a little repetitive now, and that is why we are here to help!

Forget the Zoom quiz, we're about to take your Zoom nights in to the next level by bringing you 3 classic games that you can use as drinking games over Zoom, because what better place to get drunk than on your sofa where you don't even have to attempt to try and make it home in one piece?

Remember if you take inspo from this, tag us on social media @viper, so we can see you all enjoying your lockdown nights in!


We're going to guess that this game probably holds a lot of memories from when you were younger, and the good news? Never have I ever is about to make an appearance on your lockdown nights in.

How to play:

Take it in turns to ask the questions, the person who is asking the question starts by saying "never have I ever..." and then adds on what they want at the end. For example, "Never have I ever drunk called my ex". If you've done the thing being asked, you have to take a drink. So in this case, if you'd drunk called your ex then you would be taking a nice big sip of your drink!

This game can get very intense, very fast so we suggest starting of with some tame questions to set the mood, and then introduce some juicer questions to get the gossip!

3 question ideas to get you started:

  1. Never have I ever thrown up in public while drunk
  2. Never have I ever gone back to an ex for one night without my friends knowing
  3. Never have I ever had a crush on a friends brother or sister


Truth or Dare is a game which you've grown up playing - although, when you were 8 playing it with your cousins in the garden it certainly wouldn't have got as intense as drunken truth or dare can get.

How to play:

Take it in turns to ask someone truth or dare. The player gets to pick whether they want to play truth or dare, and if they pick truth they get asked a question which they must answer truthfully. Likewise, if they pick dare, they get asked to do something which they must do. If the player refuses to tell the truth or do a dare then they have to do a forfeit, which in this case is a shot.

Some ideas to get you started:

  1. TRUTH: Have you ever cheated on someone?
  2. TRUTH: Do you fancy anyone on this call?
  3. DARE: Call the 4th person in your contacts and hold a conversation for 5 minutes, if you don’t manage it, you have to take a shot.
  4. DARE: Eat a spoonful of hot sauce


You might have seen this played on TV talk shows with the aim to get celebrities to dish the dirt or spill their deepest secrets on TV for the entertainment of us all. Well, why not bring it to your Zoom calls and get your friends to spill all of their secrets?

How to play:

Take it in turns to ask questions to each other - you want to make them juicy so that the person answering finds it really hard to pick whether they want to spill the gossip or take a shot. If they don't want to answer the question, then they have to take a shot.

5 Ideas of pretty brutal questions that will have your friends shotting:

  1. Have you ever cheated on someone?
  2. Have you ever pretended to feel unwell just to get out of an intimate moment?
  3. Who in this group has the worst ex? (you can’t pick your own!)
  4. Have you ever fancied the boyfriend/girlfriend of anyone on this call?
  5. What is the worst thing you've ever done while drunk?

We're all missing the feeling of being drunk on a night out (the hangovers the next day, not so much) so why should you miss out? You can have just as much fun on your lockdown nights in, and you don't even have to make your way home. All you need for the perfect lockdown night in is your friends, alcohol, someone to set up the Zoom link, and to decide what drinking game you're going to play to make it interesting.

Let us know over on our socials, @Viper, how your lockdown drinking games go and how the hangovers are the next day!