COVID-19 has managed to sneak its way into every aspect of our lives, including the time-honored tradition of getting a bunch of friends together, playing games, and getting high. However, with stay-at-home directives in place for most locales across the country, having friends over for a stony game night is an unnecessary health risk for you, your friends, and loved ones. The nights that revolved around a ping pong ball for a game of bong pong are suspended for the foreseeable future.
But with a little bit of imagination and some creativity, you can easily adapt some of the classic stoner games to play with friends on remote platforms. Or, you could just forget about your friends and have a game night all to yourself. Whatever you decide, keep this list handy for games that would be fun to play while high.
Stoney movie night
First, make sure that you and your invitees have a Chrome extension called Netflix Party, which allows everyone to watch the same movie at the same time. You can pick a classic stoner movie like Dazed and Confused or The Big Lebowski, but any movie will do.
The only preparation you’ll need to do is to agree on the rules beforehand. For example, if you choose an action movie, you could light up every time the hero shoots someone. Or for a rom-com, when the main characters kiss, players must take a hit. The options are endless.
This classic game can easily be adapted to play on a remote platform like Skype or Zoom, and the rules are really simple. Once everyone is good and high, all participants have to keep a straight face. That’s it. The first one to break has to take a penalty of the group’s choosing.
Never have I ever
Another one of the simple and adaptable party games that is perfect for getting together in a remote fashion. To begin, pick someone to go first who will make a statement like, “Never have I ever…eaten a kumquat,” for example. Anyone who has eaten a kumquat has to toke up. The next person makes a “never have I ever…” statement, and the game goes on from there.
High video games
Pretty much any video game will do, and you can do this activity with friends or go solo. Should you decide to have a sesh and go it alone, pick a visually stunning video game that will be even more beautiful to contemplate while high, like Grand Theft Auto, Skyrim, Firewatch, Bioshock or Fallout. But if you’d rather compete with friends, set some game rules, like every time someone sees a dragon, they have to toke up. Or, if you’d like to stick with a classic and fun game like Mario Kart, set up the rules so whoever takes first place has to take a bong hit. The options are endless.
Also, pretty much any board game could be adapted for a sesh of smoking weed, or you could make up your own weed games and rules. Don’t be afraid to get creative, no one is going.
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Erin Hiatt came to writing about cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics after a career as an actor and dancer. Her work has appeared in Vice, Civilized, MERRY JANE, Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Doubleblind, and others.