If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy and celebrate cannabis with your friends, why not get silly competitive with one or more weed games?
There are quite a few ways to combine friendly competition and fire ganja – in fact, you can incorporate cannabis into pretty much any game you want to. That being said, these are our top selections of fun weed games to play with your favorite stony companions.
Note, some of these games could you leave you on the floor, greening out. In case you do go one toke over the line (or seven), be sure to have some CBD on hand, which can help you get "un-high" fast and mitigate the effects of too much THC.
The 31 Best Weed Games to Play
Before we get into the specifics, keep safety in mind whenever you plan to bust out the weed games at a party or gathering. Make sure no one who is ingesting cannabis or alcohol is driving anywhere, and make sure everyone practices caution around mixing cannabis and alcohol, as well as recognizing their own limit for ingestion overall.
Also, make sure you’re prioritizing health and safety if you’re planning to gather any time soon, and taking any precautions necessary to stay protected as we continue to battle the pandemic.
Once you’ve got that all taken care of, it’s time to play:
1. Ash Bomber
Ash bomber is one of the most popular and widely-recognized weed smoking games among stoners. To play, you’ll need to gather a few materials first: a rubber band, a penny, a cup, a sheet of rolling paper (or toilet paper), and a rolled joint.
Once you have everything, you’re going to first cover the cup with the paper, securing it with the rubber band around the rim. Then, place the penny in the middle of the paper and spark up your joint.
Every time someone takes a hit, they must hold in the smoke, burn a hole in the paper, pass the joint, and then exhale. Whoever burns the hole that causes the penny to drop loses and has to do whatever the rest of the players decide. Choose wisely, and play carefully!
If you’ve smoked weed, you’ve definitely heard Bob Marley’s “Jamming,” and recognized what an important piece of stoner culture it has become over the years.
In honor of the great Bob Marley, competitive weed tokers created the game Jammin’ – essentially, you put on the song, and every time you hear the word “jammin’” ease out of Marley’s mouth like molasses, take a hit. Just be aware of your limit – those hits will definitely rack up quickly.
3. Wheel of Weed
If you enjoy arts ‘n’ crafts, setting the scene for your get-togethers, and have a good amount of time on your hands, then Wheel of Weed is the perfect weed smoking game for you.
You’ll have to create your own wheel using whatever materials work best for you, and label each section with tasks like “take two hits,” “pass the joint to your left,” “take a bite out of an edible,” etc.
Then, simply channel your inner Vanna White and spin that wheel!
4. Video Games
This is one of the most obvious, tried-and-true ways to spend an afternoon with good weed and even better friends. Reminiscent of racing home after school to get high as a kite and play Halo for hours, this activity is full of nostalgia and fresh excitement.
You can select the game you want to play depending on your mood, and what sort of high you’re experiencing – whether you feel like dominating on Fortnite or losing yourself in the transcendent melodies of Guitar Hero.
However, if gaming is how you prefer to spend every high, things can get a little stale and you may be missing out on the many cognitive nuances of the cannabis-induced altered mindset. If that’s the case, maybe skip this one and keep your mind open to the rest of this list.
5. Stoned Musical Chairs
Well, this one is self-explanatory. Relive your childhood dreams with everyone’s favorite game: musical chairs!
Except, this time it actually has a chance to be your favorite game, because we’ve combined it with your favorite thing: weed. Just make sure you establish the rules so that whoever does find a chair takes a hit, and whoever doesn’t has to skip – otherwise, no one will want to sit down.
Another popular weed smoking game among seasoned stoners is “Medusa,” named after the Greek myth. Legend has it that if you looked into Medusa’s eyes, you’d turn to stone.
For this game, you’ll sit in a circle with your friends, making sure everyone has a joint or something to smoke. Everyone starts with their head down until the count of three. Then, everyone is to look up and stare at another player.
If you look at someone who is also looking at you, you must yell out “Medusa!” and take a hit.
7. Nug Hunt
Imagine an Easter egg hunt where, instead of finding plastic eggs full of money, we cut out the middleman and stuffed them full of weed instead. Welcome to the Nug Hunt, the adult version of Easter that can occur any day of the year.
Invite all of your closest friends and hide nugs, joints, edibles – whatever cannabis product you want – all over your home. Everyone gets to keep (and ingest) whatever they find.
8. Stoner Movie Smoke-Along
This one is low-maintenance, but super fun. Put on your favorite lineup of stoner movies like Dazed & Confused or Pineapple Express and take a hit every time the characters do, or any time they mention weed at all, if you’re really trying to go hard.
9. Strip Choker
Like strip poker, but stoned. For anyone who prefers their game nights to be as titillating as possible, this one’s for you.
The idea is quite straightforward. Everyone takes a hit at the same time and holds it in as long as possible. The first person to exhale removes an article of clothing...and hopes and prays their lungs will work better the next time around.
This one is for the heavier hitters in the game, so maybe stay away if you’ve only just started smoking.
In order to play, gather in a circle – the smaller, the better chance you have of success. The first person takes a hit of a joint, pipe, or bong and passes it, holding in their hit as long as possible.
The goal is to hold it until the bong comes back around to you. If you can’t make it, you’re out.
Again, this one isn’t for the weak.
11. Bong/Pipe Making Contest
We’ve all been in a bind where we had to scramble to make a pipe out of an apple, a water bottle, a pen. Now’s your chance to summon those skills and dominate. Select someone (or a group of someones) to vote on the most effective homemade bong and/or pipe, gifting the winner with the greatest gift of all: eternal bragging rights.
12. Joint-Rolling Competition
Similar to the bong/pipe-making contest, but with a lot more at stake for your reputation as a stoner. Make sure to wipe off your sweaty palms, first.
13. Bong Race
Want to put the homemade bongs you made in the contest to good use? Challenge your friends to a bong race!
It’s as simple as it sounds: make sure everyone has a smoking apparatus (preferably a bong), pack a fat bowl, count to three, and spark up. First one to finish their bowl and clear the hit wins.
14. Bong Pong
We’ve all played tired old beer pong, and the perfect way to refresh a stale game is to add some cannabis.
The first part of the game will be identical to beer pong: cups, a ping pong ball, a table, and liquid. Swap the alcohol for water and the loser’s drink for a hit.
15. Running Man
If you’re looking for a weed smoking game that keeps you active and on your toes, try Running Man. This game is best played outdoors, so make sure you’ve got good weather – or at least ample layers if necessary.
Form a line with everyone participating and take the fattest hit you can handle. Then, everyone must sprint to a designated point as quickly as possible. The loser takes another hit…or the winner.
16. Push-up Challenge
Another great weed game that involves getting physical? A good old-fashioned push-up challenge.
For this one, take a big hit and hold it while you complete as many push-ups as possible (no cheating!) Whoever does the most push-ups before exhaling wins.
To combine physicality with sportsmanship, Blunts is the perfect game. A variation on the classic basketball game Horse, you spell out one letter of the word “blunts” for each shot you miss.
You’ll need a ball and a basketball hoop for this one.
And maybe we can get Kevin Durant or Al Harrington to play a match with us someday.
This one combines everyone’s two favorite greens: weed and money.
Get ready to play a normal round of blackjack, but instead of money, weed is the reward.
Or, you can take “combining both” literally and go for the ultimate reward: cannabis and cash.
19. High Card
In keeping with card games, High Card requires you to first thoroughly shuffle a full deck of cards.
Once that’s done, you’ll place one card face down in front of each player. Each round, another card gets placed down in front of the original, and each player has to guess whether that card is higher or lower than the number of the previous card.
If you win, you get a toke, and if you lose, nothing. Or vice versa…depending on what your end goal is.
20. Never Have I Ever
This classic game is rejuvenated by making it weed-themed. Each person has to make a statement beginning with “Never have I ever…” that has to do with a cannabis experience, like “Never have I ever bogarted the joint.”
Then, everyone who has bogarted a joint before has to take a toke. (Come on…be honest with yourself).
21. Film Name Game
In a clever and cannabis-infused spin on an age-old classic, the first person names the first film that comes to mind. Then, the second player has to name a film that begins with the last letter of the first film named. And so on, and so on.
Once a player is unable to name a film, they have to take a toke. Or everyone else tokes except them.
22. Name That Tune
Keeping in theme with name games, Name That Tune is a fun way to get high with pop culture.
Each person has a chance to play a song for the rest of the group. The more obscure the better, because if no one can name the song, everyone takes a toke.
However, if one or more of the participants can name the song, the song player takes a toke. Either way, you’re all well on your way to being blissfully (and musically) stoned.
23. Mentioning Marijuana
Just like the classic “Every time you hear X, take a shot,” you’ll take a hit every time there’s a mention of marijuana, weed, grass, ganja, etc.
Whether that be a screening of Pineapple Express ora binge-session of classics like Weeds or That 70s Show, there’s plenty of opportunities to make this game work to your benefit – especially if you’re trying to get really stoned.
24. One Word Story
In this game, each player speaks a word to form a group story. Each person has to add the next word that makes grammatical sense. If they’re stumped – or say something that doesn’t work – they take a hit.
This is especially difficult if you’ve already been smoking, so maybe save this one towards the end of your game night for a better challenge.
25. Weedstacle Course
The high intensity of a good obstacle course truly can’t be beat, and when the stakes are getting as stoned as possible, who wouldn’t want to play?
You can make this as easy or as challenging as you’d like, but the idea is to set up several different toking options throughout the area for participants to get through.
Craft apple or water bottle bongs, roll up joints, spark up dab rigs…feel free to get creative, and smoke as fast as you can!
This is cannabis debauchery at its most chaotic.
26. Traffic Light
This one requires self-discipline and strong lungs, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. You’ll begin by taking one hit and then passing, holding in your hit for as long as possible (the goal is to hold it until the apparatus makes its way back into your hands).
Then, the second time around, you take two hits and hold that in…and then three, four, and so on and on.
Not recommended for large smoke circles.
27. Wasted Places
For this game, you’ll each name a place where cannabis is legal in some capacity. Once one person names a region, state, or country, the next person has to name a place where cannabis is legal that begins with the last letter of the previous person’s choice.
The first person to get stumped or mess up takes a toke.
28. Seven Tokes to Infinity
You’ve heard of Seven Minutes in Heaven, but what about Seven Tokes to Infinity? In this game, each participant needs to have some sort of smoking apparatus and enough weed to pack seven bowls.
Not only does each person need to clear each of the seven bowls, but you have to be able to do so in one hit. The winner is whoever can get through all seven bowls without choking.
Seven is a lot, so feel free to lower the number. Naturally.
29. Straight Face
If you’ve had enough experiences with cannabis, you’ll know it’s hard not to smile when the dose is just right.
The goal of this game is to get everyone high enough to where they can’t stop smiling – and then force them to do just that.
The first person to smile…takes another hit. This is one of those games you don’t really mind losing.
30. Last Stoner Standing
The most chaotic weed smoking game you could possibly play is Last Stoner Standing, which is exactly as it sounds. However, we must insist that this game is reserved for the most advanced of cannabis enthusiasts.
If you’re wary, try making the rules so that you each take one hit every half hour to give you a little time to recover, until there’s only one person standing.
Even then, make sure no one is planning on going anywhere for the rest of the evening, because once you’re locked into Last Stoner Standing, there’s no turning back.
31. The Hour of Power
Finally, you may have played this with alcohol, but have you ever tried facing off in an Hour of Power using weed?
If you thought Last Stoner Standing was for serious weed enthusiasts, buckle up. In this game, each person takes a hit every 60 seconds for 60 minutes straight.
Make it through, and you’re automatically elevated to OG status.
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