Categories Drinking Game

Equipment None
Number of Players 3+
Our Rating


Categories is an easy, but fun drinking game that anyone can play straight off the bat.

How to play Categories

The rules are simple. Somebody starts by picking a category and challenging someone to name something in that category. For instance, you might select Premier League football teams your category. Once a category is chosen, you have to challenge a friend who must then name something in that category. If he/she gets it right, they point to another friend who must also give an answer. This continues until somebody can’t name anything, or repeats an answer that has already been given. When this happens, that player must drink for a predefined number of seconds. Once the punishment has been served, this person becomes the caller and thinks of a new category.

Categories is a game best played quickly, and thus too much hesitation also warrants a drink. The group can decide by general consensus how long is too long. Penalty drinks can also be handed out to those who choose a category that has already been chosen and to those who ‘pass-back’ to the player who just chose them.