14 Marijuana Smoking Games (You Can Play All Night Long)
Last weekend I went to a Jersey Shore party.
I went to the gym, got a tan, and did laundry. Then it was t-shirt time.
With several pitchers of Ron Ron Juice ready—a very strong mixed drink that tastes like a delicious fruit smoothie—my roommate suggested we play some drinking games.
This idea fit the general “be drunk” theme of the party. But for my money, I’d have rather played a weed smoking game.
The problem was: I didn’t know any good smoking games. The ones I did know called for a LOT of smoking, and most of the people we were with would have had a lot of trouble keeping up. And those that could keep up had already made it clear they didn’t want to get too high.
So, in the interest of helping weed earn a recurring seat at the party table, I compiled a list of some of the most popular and easy-to-play marijuana smoking games.
The next time I go to a party (or host my own), I’ll be prepared.
Tips to Avoid Getting Too High During Your Next Weed Smoking Game
One of the reasons smoking games haven’t caught on is that most people are high enough after just one or two hits. And it’s hard to play a game that lasts less than one round.
To keep everyone playing longer, the first step is to reduce the average hit you need to take in the game.
- Stick to flower
Instead of a dab of high-potency cannabis concentrate, take a light draw from a one-hitter. The goal is to control the size and potency of every pull. It’s the equivalent of sipping from your beer instead of taking a shot: you’ll feel more in control, which means you can play longer.
- Use low-THC weed
I tend to buy strong weed for personal consumption. If I’m playing a smoking game, though, I want a strain with lower THC levels. It’s the same reason I use a light lager for beer pong. Sure, I’d prefer a strong IPA, but I couldn’t play as long if I did.
- Don’t take extra hits between rounds
Depending on the pace of the game you’re playing, you might be tempted to take an extra hit between turns. Don’t do it.
Well, do it if you want.
But remember that every hit you take outside of the game will bring you closer to that “too high” point in the party when you say, “No more for me, thanks. I’m good.”
If you want to stay in the game longer, control your bowl.
- Pick a game that works for everyone
Consider who will be participating in the smoking game. If you have a few beginners joining you, stick to simple games with less smoking. One hit of lower THC weed every 5-10 minutes is much more sustainable than several hits of your best bud in that same stretch of time.
- Try not to drink too much while smoking
Alcohol has a way of strengthening the effects of cannabis. For many consumers, that can spell the end of their night. Or the end of their participation in smoking games, anyway.
Now that you have a few pointers for how to keep everyone in the game longer, let’s dive into the actual games.
And be sure to share your favorite marijuana game in the comments.
The 14 Best Cannabis Smoking Games (for Your Next Party)
The following games will work whether you have dozens of participants or it’s just you and a friend.
1) Cannabis Cinema
Turning movies and TV shows into drinking games is about as American as baseball. The same strategy can be applied to cannabis.
Start by picking a movie or series with cannabis as a key element or plot point (we have a list of the most popular in our Best of 420 post).
Now, take a hit every time:
- someone in the movie or show mentions marijuana (or weed, pot, cannabis, ganja, etc)
- someone smokes marijuana (or eats edibles)
- you see marijuana on screen
2) Musical Marijuana
Lots of songs are about weed. But that isn’t a requirement for this game. Instead, choose a song with semi-repetitive lyrics. Now get all the participants a joint. Finally, take a hit every time that lyric is repeated.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Jammin’, Bob Marley & The Wailers (every time you hear “jammin’”)
- Thunderstruck, AC/DC (every time you hear “thunder”)
- Roxanne, The Police (every time you hear “Roxanne” or “red light”)
- Hey Ya, Andre 3000 (every time you hear “Hey Ya”)
- Single Ladies, Beyonce (every time you hear “Uh oh”)
- You Spin Me Round, Dead or Alive (every time you hear “round”)
- I Wanna Be Sedated, The Ramones (every time you hear “I wanna be sedated”)
The selection is almost limitless. Just find a song you like, pick a lyric, and enjoy! You can also make the game less weed-intensive by passing the weed each time the keyword or phrase is used.
3) Cannabis Categories
Categories is one of those games that anyone can play. It just happens to work well with weed.
- Get everyone to sit in a circle (or a vague, circle-like amoeba).
- Pick a category and a letter. For example, “Movies that start with ‘w’.”
- The first person to miss takes a hit.
- The second person to miss takes two hits.
- After two misses, the next person in the circle picks a category and letter.
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.
- Take a hit and hold it in.
- 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.
5) BlackJack Herer
The game is blackjack. The goal is to get your cards to add up to 21 without going over. The wager is the number of hits you’ll take.
6) Ash Bomber
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.
- Place a penny on top of the paper.
- 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.
7) Bong Pong
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).
- Everyone starts by staring down at their feet.
- On the count of 3, everyone looks up and stares at another player.
- If two players look at each other, both take a hit.
9) Marijuana Obstacle Course
Worried about couch lock? Have some fun on your feet with one of my favorite games on the list.
- Arrange your furniture into an obstacle course. Careful not to make things too difficult, or you could end up with injured house guests.
- Place marijuana at various points in the course. If someone makes it to the weed, they get to take a hit before moving on to the next stage of the course.
- Fastest time wins.
- Spectators take a hit whenever someone falls.
10) Don’t Smile!
This one is easy to play and tough to win. After everyone is nice and toasted, the game begins. If you smile you lose and have to take a hit.
11) Master MacGyver
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.
- Participants test the DIY bongs.
- Everyone votes on the winner.
12) Ganja Jenga
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.
13) Weed Power Hour
Power hours are a party and pregaming staple. And they aren’t just for drinking.
- 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.
- Take a hit every time the music or clip changes.
- Last longer by passing a joint every clip change, or ratchet up the intensity by giving everyone their own joint.
14) Strip Toker
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.
Game On! Flame On!
Parties don’t have to be all about drinking. 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.
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The 21 Best Weed Games Ever
Weed games are like cannabis slang: there are a lot of them and they can be pretty creative. Plus, they are a great way of getting you flying sky-high really fast and spend a fun time with your friends.
To give you plenty of options, we trolled the internet (as in carefully and systematically searched, not the offensive comment) looking for the best weed games. We then assembled 21 of the best for your smoking pleasure.
1. Never Have I Ever
Gather everyone together and make sure there’s enough ganja to go around. Roll a few joints, pack a few bongs, or have some blunts standing at the ready. Pick a person to go first. That person makes a simple statement starting with “Never have I ever…” followed by some action.
So, for example, someone might say, “Never have I ever been chased by a bear.” Anyone who has done or experienced that action takes a toke. The next person in the group (clockwise, counter-clockwise, zig zag around the room, whatever) makes a statement and the play goes on from there.
Sit in a circle with your cannabis at the ready. Everyone puts their head down or just looks at their feet. On the count of three, everyone looks up and stares at another player.
If you’re looking at someone who ISN’T looking at you, you’re safe. If you’re looking at someone who IS looking at you, shout “Medusa!”, fire up your joint and take a hit.
This game is simple in its concept but requires that everyone have their own weed . Put on the song Jammin’ by Bob Marley and take a hit every time Mr. Marley says “jammin’” or “jam.” There are a couple times in the song where the backup singers say “jammin’” or “jam,” so you can decide beforehand if you want those to count.
Be warned, though, those backup-singer “jams” come fast and furious (4 hits in 4 seconds). Either way, it’s a fun weed game that is sure to get you baked in no time.
4. Weed Jenga
This requires a bit of planning and prep beforehand, but you can make a game out of that too. You’ll need a permanent marker and a box of Jenga blocks. Get plenty high and then write rules on some or all of the Jenga blocks.
You can skip the get high part (although why you would, I don’t know) but you still have to write rules. Rules like, “take two hits” or “close your eyes for the rest of the game” work well. Get creative and have fun (that’s why the get high part first).
When you’ve finished writing the rules, assemble the Jenga tower and play as normal. When a player pulls a block, they have to do what it says. When the tower collapses, the person responsible has to watch while everyone else takes a puff on their joint or blunt . That’s the basics, but you can make up your own rules to make the game more interesting.
5. Power Hour
While not technically a game, Power Hour is a great way to get seriously stoned and have fun. You’ll need a bunch of your favorite music and a bunch of weed so there’s enough to go around.
Alternatively, you could download a Power Hour mix or play one on YouTube. A Power Hour mix is an hour or two of songs in random increments (15 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, etc.). You can also do it with your own music by randomly and manually changing the song.
But for that to work, the person doing the changing has to pay attention—something that may get harder and harder as the hour goes on. Whenever the song changes, everyone has to take a hit from whatever ganja is nearby. Dancing and revelry are encouraged.
6. Video Games
This weed game is pretty self-explanatory. Pick your favorite video game—Super Smash Bros. or Mario Kart work well—and play until there’s a winner. Winner gets to take a puff from the bong while the others have to watch. Play again. Alternatively, the winner could get 2, 3, or 4 puffs while the loser(s) only get one.
7. Rock Band
Rock Band is great for groups of 2 to 5 players and can be a seriously entertaining way to pass a few hours…and a few joints. If you don’t have Rock Band, you can use Guitar Hero.
You could add any number of different rules, but basically, you pick a score or a percentage and everyone (or the team as a whole) has to be above that number. If you achieve that goal, everyone gets 2 hits. If you don’t achieve that goal, you only get 1 hit (or no hits).
Alternatively, you can go head-to-head (no pun intended). The person with the highest score gets two tokes while the loser gets none. Make up your own rules and rock on.
8. Movie Time
For those who want to move as little as possible while getting amazingly high , there’s always movie time. First, pick a movie. Then make a rule that when something specific happens or is said in the movie, everyone has to take a hit.
So, for example, if you chose a stoner movie, every time someone smokes in the movie, you all have to puff-puff at home.
And it doesn’t just have to be stoner movies. If you pick a rom-com, smoke when someone kisses in the movie. If you pick an action movie, smoke when someone gets shot. If you pick a horror movie, smoke every time you see blood. Need I go on?
9. Bong Pong
This weed game is similar to beer pong but the reward is bud instead of beer. Players attempt to bounce a ping pong ball into a cup of beer. If the ball lands in the cup, the person who made the shot gets to hit the bong while her opponent has to drink the beer. Make up your own rules for an added bit of fun.
10. Smokin’ Dice Game
Smokin’ Dice is a quick and easy way to have some fun and get high at the same time. Purchase a set of Smokin’ Dice, pack a big bowl of bud, and start rolling.
The four dice give you different combinations of tasks such as, “Player of your choice take 2 tokes then laugh as hard as you can while spinning in a circle” or “You take a puff then do a dance in slow motion.” No remembering a long list of rules, just plenty of smoking fun.
11. Hold Your Smoke (Taxi)
Just as the name of this weed game says, the point is to hold your smoke as long as possible. The simple version is: take a hit and hold it in, pass the ganja to the next person, exhale your smoke when the MJ makes it back around to you. That’s it!
If you can’t hold your smoke, or you choke, before the bud gets back to you, you’re out. There are endless variations of this game so make up your own rules for even more fun. This game can be pretty challenging if you’ve got 4 or more players, or if you really suck at holding your breath, so plan accordingly. At least you’ll be high while you’re doing it so who cares, right?
12. Wheel Of Weed Game
This one is perhaps the most prep-heavy, although we have seen rumors that an electronic version might be up for sale soon. You’ll need something that spins easily like a spinner from a board game (Twister?) to make this work. Label the spinner with the following tasks:
- Pass the Toke
- Spin Again
- Anything else you’d like to add
Take turns spinning and performing the task specified. You can choose a set number of rounds, play until the ganja is gone, or play last man standing.
13. Strip Choker
Strip Choker requires that everyone has their own weed, so plan accordingly. Other than that, the rules are simple. All players take a hit at the same time and hold it in. The first person to let their smoke out (be it by coughing or exhaling in any way) takes off a piece of clothing.
14. Ash Bomber
For this weed game, you’ll need the following supplies:
- A wide-mouthed jar (a cup will do too)
- A sheet of toilet paper, tissue paper, or rolling paper
- A penny
- A rubber band
- A joint or blunt (not a bong)
Cover the opening of the jar with the paper of your choice. Secure around the rim with the rubber band (like you would a sploof ). Set the penny in the center of the tissue paper and light up your bud. Each person takes one or two tokes (decide beforehand), holds in the smoke, burns a hole in the tissue paper, passes the joint, and then exhales.
Players must burn a hole each time they take their tokes. The person who makes the penny fall is the loser and has to perform some task. We like making them roll the next joint so we can play again, but you can make up your own penalties.
Basically blackjack with weed as the reward. Player(s) closest to 21 in each hand gets a toke or two.
16. Rock, Paper, Scissors
This works well in small groups like 2 or 3, but it can be done in larger groups. For larger groups, you just have to play until it’s down to one-on-one.
However large your group, throw your choice of rock, paper, or scissors with the winner taking a puff. It’s a simple, yet effective weed game for any time or anywhere.
17. Spliff Solitaire
Most of the games on this list are better played in groups. But what’s a leaf loner to do when there’s no one else around? Play spliff solitaire! Just like the regular card game, the rules are super simple.
First, fire up a fatty. Second, deal out any style of solitaire. Or better yet, play it on a computer or mobile device so you don’t have to worry about how many cards go on each pile. Third, play the game to completion.
If you win, play again. If you lose—which will happen more often than not—take a toke on your one-hitter and try another round.
18. Wacky Weed Categories
Quick! Name a band whose name starts with the letter Q. Can’t do it? Hit that bong! Correct answers include Quiet Riot and Queensrÿche, by the way.
That’s the premise of Wacky Weed Categories—a game that’s simple in concept, but difficult in execution…especially after a few hits of the ganja. Here’s how to play.
Gather everyone together and sit in a circle. Honestly, you could sit in a square or a rhombus or even an enneadecagon (19 sides) if it strikes your fancy. It really doesn’t matter as long as you can pass your Mary Jane without too much effort.
Once you’re all seated, pick someone to go first . This person picks a category and a letter (e.g. bands whose name starts with Q). The category can be anything—movies, food, two-dimensional shapes like the enneadecagon, whatever.
The person who picked the category and letter goes first. She takes a hit as a reward for her creativity, names an example from the category that starts with the named letter, and then passes the weed to the right (or left…jeez, don’t be so sensitive).
The next person also has to name an example from the category that starts with the specific letter. If he can’t, he has to take two tokes of the cannabis and then pass it to the next person in the enneadecagon. If she can’t name an example, she has to take four tokes and pass.
After two or three failed attempts to name an example, change the category and letter and try again. Depending on how many people are playing, you’re going to go through A LOT of weed fairly quickly (two tokes, four tokes, eight tokes, ten). Be sure to start with enough, or limit the “penalty” for a failed attempt to one toke.
19. Band Names First & Last
This game is similar to Wacky Weed Categories, but with a significant twist. The first player names a band, pop group, singer, or musical performer. The next player has to name a band, pop group, singer, or musical performer whose name begins with the last letter of the previous name.
So if the first player said Queensrÿche, the second player could say Extreme, and the third player could say Enigma. Play continues thusly until a player can’t produce a name. When that happens, the player takes a hit (or two or three) and passes the Thai stick . The next person names a new band, and play proceeds as before.
You can also play this game with movies, actors, countries, elements on the periodic table, polyhedra, or, to make it really hard, Dungeons & Dragons monsters.
20. Straight-Faced Stoner
The name says it all. Don’t smile or you’re in trouble.
Before you start, agree on a penalty (e.g., watching Sex & The City, rolling the next joint from their own stash, making a prank phone call, or washing the supper dishes). Then get high.
When everyone’s plenty high, call out “Straight-faced stoner!” After that, no one’s allowed to smile. If someone cracks a grin, they have to perform the penalty. It’s simple as that, my friend.
Before you go running for your scale, this game has nothing to do with mass. It’s really a variation on the idea that someone can’t hold their liquor (they’re a lightweight).
While you would NEVER, EVER want to play this game with alcohol (death is imminent, boys and girls), playing it with cannabis is much more forgiving (naps are imminent, boys and girls).
Some of you may know this game as Last Man Standing, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. For one, who says it’s going to be a man? For another, standing isn’t going to be an option when this game is over. Here’s how to play.
Smoke until you can’t smoke anymore. If you drop out or fall asleep, you lose. That’s it. The last person smoking (or awake) is crowned Heavyweight Champion of the Joint . Give them a crown.
It’s best not to play this game when you’ve got other things to do (unless you really want to miss them) because 1) you’re going to forget, or 2) you’re going to sleep right through them.Discover the 21 best weed games to get any party going and have you flying sky-high in no time—without making you hold your breath for hours on end. ]]>