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Our 30 Favorite Games to Play While High

If you are a frequent or even a semi-regular marijuana user, you’ve definitely had your fair share of good times. Smoking alone is fine, but it is always better when you do it with friends. For instance, I will remember my friend Declan’s impersonation of Jimmy Somerville singing Smalltown Boy until the day I die!

The thing about weed is that some strains help you become extremely creative. Therefore, if there is a group of you getting high, why not put your heads together and come up with some fun and innovative weed games? I invite you to try some of the following 30 and perhaps write in and provide us with any well-known games that I’ve missed, along with your own ideas.

Before I begin, here are a few ground rules to ensure you don’t get completely blitzed. Sure, it is fun and everything, but isn’t it better to stay the course and be able to enjoy multiple games?

  • Stick with dry herb: Weed games and high-potency concentrates are NOT a good combination. Take a single hit from a joint or bong and don’t go crazy!
  • Use moderate strength weed: Steer clear of weed with THC content above 20%. It is a similar scenario to drinking games, where you use beer instead of wine or vodka.
  • No extra hits: Resist the urge to get baked in between games. Save yourself for the games or else you’ll pass out halfway through ‘Never Have I Ever.’
  • Select your games wisely: There are so many games on this list for a very good reason; variety rules! If the group contains a few beginners, pick games where you only have hits every 10 minutes or so.
  • Alcohol and marijuana don’t mix: I learned this lesson as a neophyte and ended up feeling very ill as I passed out on a sofa while my friends made prank calls.

1 – Strip Choker

This weed game is sure to test your lung capacity. It requires everyone to have something to smoke out of, so it may not be the best idea for large groups. The premise of ‘Strip Choker’ is simple; all members of the group take a hit simultaneously and hold it in for as long as possible. The first person to exhale or cough has to take off an item of clothing. Make sure no one cheats by turning up dressed like Scott of the Antarctic.

2 – Bong Races

This is another game where everyone needs a smoking implement. For best results, make sure everyone has a bowl or pipe capable of holding roughly the same amount of marijuana. Choose a referee and start smoking! The first to finish the bowl is the winner.

3 – Bong Pong

This is an all-time classic and is often associated with the alcohol version: ‘beer pong.’ Bong Pong is very similar except that you obviously use cannabis instead. You can create a 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 scenario, and the goal is to try and throw a ping-pong ball into your rival’s cup.

One way to play is to fill up the cups with water and when you make a shot, you can either reward yourself with a hit or force your opponent to do so instead. Alternatively, fill the cups with beer and when you make a shot, force your rival to drink the beer while you treat yourself with a hit.

4 – Ash Bomber

Make sure you have the following materials before beginning:

  • A joint.
  • A rubber band.
  • A penny.
  • A cup.
  • A sheet of toilet paper or rolling paper.

To start, cover the opening of the cup with the paper and use the rubber band to secure it around the rim. Put the penny in the middle of the paper and light up your joint. Every participant must take 1-2 tokes, hold in the smoke, burn a hole in the paper, pass the doobie, and exhale.

You have to burn a hole each time you have a smoke, and the person who causes the penny to fall loses. At this point, they have to perform a predetermined task as punishment. Forcing them to read a couple of pages of Finnegan’s Wake is a worthy penalty; although it might actually make sense when you’re baked.

5 – The Wheel of Weed

Although this is a fantastic game, it requires a fair degree of preparation, and you’re not going to do it while stoned. There will probably be an electronic version available by now, but otherwise, create a homemade wheel with several sections including:

  • Truth
  • Dare
  • 420
  • Pass the Joint
  • Joke
  • Smoke
  • Spin Again
  • Strip

For the sake of geometry, it is probably best to have eight sections. Take turns spinning and make sure you perform the necessary action when the wheel has its say. Either choose a number of rounds at the start or play until you have no more weed or everyone is lying prostrate on the floor.

6 – Rock, Paper, Scissors

This is the classic game with added weed! It works best in 1-on-1 situations, but you can play with large groups if you wish. Basically,use your hands to display rock, paper or scissors, and the winner gets a smoke. If you didn’t already know, here is how the game is ‘scored’:

  • Rock beats scissors.
  • Paper beats rock.
  • Scissors beats paper.

7 – Chicago

This is one of the easiest games to play, but you’ll be shocked at how hard it gets! For the record, I recommend a maximum of five players for reasons that will become apparent. When you’re smoking in a group, one person says ‘Chicago’ and every member of the group agrees to begin the game.

Once you take your hit, hold it in until the joint comes back to you after everyone in the group has taken a smoke. Then, you exhale and immediately have another hit. Keep going until everyone quits or passes out. It is a game for experienced smokers so tread carefully.

8 – Jamaica Jammin’

As is the case with games #1 and #2, everyone needs their own supply. It is homage to the king of weed, Bob Marley! Put on his legendary song Jammin’ and take a hit every time he says ‘Jam’ or ‘Jammin’. If you haven’t heard the song before; (a) Shame on you and (b) he says those words a lot.

Before the game, decide if mentions of the words by backup singers also count. At one point, there are several ‘jams’ in a couple of seconds. Unless you’re an experienced user, you’ll probably be completely wrecked by the end of the tune!

9 – Medusa

Here’s a little background that hopefully helps you make sense of this weed game. Medusa is a Gorgon monster from Greek mythology that possessed wings and had snakes instead of hair. If you looked directly at this hideous creature, you would turn into stone.

To play Medusa, sit in a circle with your friends and make sure everyone has a joint ready. Everyone must put their head down, and on the count of three, all members of the group look up and stare at another player. If you end up looking at someone who is also looking at you, shout ‘Medusa’ and take a hit.

10 – Never Have I Ever

This is another classic and requires a reasonable amount of cannabis. Choose someone to go first in the group. That individual says ‘Never have I ever’ followed by an action or activity. For instance, they may say ‘Never have I ever passed out from taking too much weed.’

Every member of the group who has passed out from marijuana has to take a toke. The next person in the group says ‘Never have I ever…’ and the game continues until there is no more weed.

11 – The Hour of Power

This is a variation of a drinking game where everyone takes a shot of beer every minute for a full hour. In the weed version, you can set a timer and take a hit every 60 seconds for 60 minutes; just make sure you have lots of cannabis. Alternatively, create a playlist of songs and take a hit each time a new song comes on. For extra fun, cut the length of the original song, so you get more hits.

12 – Band Names

The first player has to name a musician or group. Then, the second player has to name a musician or group whose name starts with the last letter of the previous name. For example, if player #1 says ‘Radiohead,’ player #2 could say ‘Def Leppard,’ player #3 could say ‘David Bowie’ and so on. Once a player is unable to say a name, they have to take a toke. You can play this game with football teams, actors, countries, etc.

13 – Stoner With a Straight Face

This is pretty easy at first, but as experienced stoners know, it becomes almost impossible once you start to get high. Before you begin, choose a penalty for smiling. Start smoking as usual and once the group is relatively baked, shout ‘Straight-Faced Stoner’ to commence the game. Whenever someone smiles, they have to pay the agreed-upon penalty.

14 – Greenjack

Some of the best marijuana games involve using a deck of cards, and Greenjack falls into this category. If you are familiar with Blackjack (or ‘21’), this is a fun and easy game to play. You can decide on the rules for yourself, but in most cases, whoever gets closest to 21 takes a hit. It is a good idea to add ‘penalties’ for going bust (scoring over 21), such as drinking beer.

15 – Mentioning Marijuana

This is another incredibly simple game to play that could help you to get seriously high if you choose wisely. All you have to do is to watch a TV show or movie and take a hit every time someone mentions marijuana. Clearly, you need to pick a weed-orientated show/movie for this to work. Alternatively, choose another phrase that induces a marijuana hit. For instance, watch an Al Pacino movie and have a toke every time he shouts.

16 – Last Man Standing

As you can probably guess by the name, this is not a good choice for newbies. The goal is to get completely baked to the point where people are forced to quit smoking or else they will pass out. A simple way to play is to use a bong, and everyone takes turns to have a hit. Keep going until only one person is willing to take more marijuana. This game works best in larger groups.

17 – Traffic Lights

This is an excellent two-player game. Player #1 takes a toke and passes the joint to player #2 who also has a smoke. Each player takes an extra hit in every round, so by the fourth passing of the joint, you have to take four tokes. You also have to hold the smoke in until it is your turn to smoke.

18 – Taxi!

This is a lot like Traffic Lights, but it is a better game when you have several players. First of all, set a rule on the number of hits each player has to take per turn. In my experience, it is best to take two, unless there are beginners in which case one hit is enough.

All players must sit in a circle, and player #1 takes a hit before passing to player #2. The joint continues to get passed around the group, and everyone has to hold in their smoke until it is their turn again. If you exhale or cough, you miss out on the next round.

19 – Obstacle Course

This weed game has the potential to be absolutely hilarious. The only problem is the risk of injury, so you need to be clever when planning everything out. A simple version of Obstacle Course involves using blankets, chairs, and pillows in a large room.

Use these soft items to create an obstacle course of sorts and make sure you strategically place bongs and joints throughout for everyone to toke on. Each player has to navigate the course and take a toke on every item. The fastest player wins and can be rewarded in any way you choose.

20 – Ghost That Hit

This is another great game for players with outstanding lung capacities. Once again, it is best to play in a large group, and all participants should gather round in a circle. It is extremely similar to Taxi insofar as everyone must hold their smoke until it is their turn, but the main difference is that you keep going until there is only one player left.

21 – Marijuana MacGyver

If you’re a fan of the ludicrous yet entertaining 80s show, you will probably love this weed game. Basically, you use anything you can get your hands on in the house to make a smoking implement like a joint or a bong. Once every player has created their device, the group votes on the best and everyone gets to take a hit from the winning piece.

22 – Name that Tune

This is yet another marijuana game that deceives you with its apparent simplicity. As you surely know, it becomes very hard to remember basic things when you’re stoned, let alone recognize obscure songs, but that’s what Name That Tune is all about. Every member of the group gets to pick a song, and everyone else has to guess what it is.

If you get it wrong, you have to take a toke. Alternatively, you could decide that getting the song right is worthy of a smoke, or else the person who chooses the tune gets to take a toke if no one guesses correctly.

23 – Seven Tokes to Infinity

Before I begin, let me warn you that this is only a game for seasoned smokers. First of all, use a bong which enables you to take several hits from a single bowl. After your first hit from the bong, you can’t take another breath barring hits from the bong for a total of seven consecutive hits. Hold in each hit for a minimum of two seconds. The winner is the player who achieves the magnificent seven without choking.

24 – High Card

Get a deck of cards and shuffle them thoroughly. Place a card face down in front of every player. In each round, you receive a new card that’s dealt face down. You have to guess whether the new card is higher or lower than the last card and flip it face up. If you win, you get to have a toke. If you lose, you get nothing! You can decide to do it the other way around if you wish.

25 – One Word Story

Gather a group in a circle and hand a joint to player #1. They have to say a single word to begin a story, and each subsequent player has to add a word that makes sense to complete the story. To make things interesting, force each player to hold their smoke until it is their turn to add to the story.

26 – Joint Rolling Races

It is time to finally find out who is the joint rolling king in your group. Pit two players against one another; each is given a rolling paper and the same amount of herb. Pick a referee and when they say ‘go,’ the competitors must roll a joint. The first to get it done wins.

27 – Running Man

This is very much an outdoors game which is fun when played with several friends. Everyone forms a line and takes a massive drag of a joint or bong. Then, they have to sprint to a certain point. If you fall or throw up in the process, you’re out! You can make it harder by forcing everyone to hold their drag until they complete the sprint. I recommend playing this on grass or a similarly soft surface because there WILL be a lot of falls.

28 – Push-Up Challenge

Who says that stoners are lazy? This game is simple, but very difficult if you’re out of shape. Inhale the weed smoke and hold it while you do push-ups. Whoever does the most without exhaling wins.

29 – Kings

This is another fun game that is best-known as a drinking challenge. You need the following to play:

  • A deck of playing cards.
  • Four joints.
  • A bong.

Shuffle the deck and place all 52 cards in a circle around the bong. Each player chooses a card, and the one you pick determines what you do in that round. You can create different rules for each card. Here’s an example:

  • Me: The person who draws a ‘3’ has to take a hit of the bong.
  • Pass: You can choose to pass on a smoke if you draw a ‘6’.
  • Rhyme: If you pick a ‘9’ you have to choose a word, and each member of the group has to try and pick a word that rhymes. For example, you may say ‘high,’and the next player could say ‘tie’ and so on. Anyone who fails to pick a rhyming word in time has to take a smoke.
  • Make a rule: You get to make a rule if you pick a ‘King.’Everyone must follow the rule until another King is drawn.

30 – Blunts

The final entry is a variation of the game ‘Horse.’ It is a basketball game, and each player has to take a shot from the same place. If you fail to match your opponent’s success, you spell out a letter of the word ‘Blunts.’ As you can guess, you lose when you are the first to miss six shots. At that point, you have to decide whether you want the winner to get a smoke or the loser.

Final Thoughts on Weed Games

Weed is always better when used in groups because you can come up with all manner of great games. Try some of the above, and you’ll understand what I mean. Once again, I have to reiterate my point about being sensible: Don’t choose the toughest games if the group contains several newcomers.

Not only will they have no chance, but it is also likely that they will pass out or get sick if they overdo it! When you play these weed games using a shred of common sense, everyone will have a fantastic time and be eager to do it again as soon as possible.

Here are some insane weed games to play while you're high; If you are a frequent or even a semi-regular marijuana user, you’ve gotta try these out.

Are You Allowed to Smoke Weed on Twitch?

Matt Sokol, the Flux Champion
Mar 16, 2020 · 7 min read

It’s 2020 and smoking weed is about as controversial as brewing a cup of coffee these days, at least in North America. Yet there’s always a fear of getting in trouble for it.

Unfortunately, we aren’t *quite* out of the woods of cannabis prohibition yet — at the time of this writing, Canada has fully legalized marijuana while ten of the USA’s states are now recreationally legal. Yet the pesky American government continues to enforce a “schedule one” prohibition, creating a bizarre grey area of semi-legality across the nation.

So…. can yo u smoke weed on Twitch without losing your account?

To find the answer to this question, I read Twitch’s entire Terms of Service word-for-word. On top of that, I researched and found enlightening historical examples relating to this subject. Finally, I went ahead and personally smoked weed on camera while streaming on Twitch.

We will put all three of these things together to find the most accurate and thorough answer to this question that has EVER BEEN WRITTEN! That’s right. Let’s get into it.

The Snoop Dogg Incident

Here’s a video of the first ever sanctioned weed smoking on Twitch: Snoop Dogg smoking a blunt in 2018.

While doing a live stream to promote a new video game, Snoop decided to light one up. Cannabis was freshly legal in the state as a recreational drug. For the first time, Twitch stayed silent while a high profile stream featured marijuana use.

This is pure speculation (Twitch refuses to explicitly comment on weed, which we will discuss soon), but most people assume that he was “allowed” to do so (i.e. the channel didn’t get a suspension) thanks to California’s full legalization of weed a few months prior. The assumption is that if this had happened in 2017, it would have resulted in a ban.

Celebrities do not always get the rule-free treatment on Twitch. Andy Dick was banned for doing cocaine on stream (NSFW Warning: Explicit Drug Use — https://youtu.be/8StehvC9FLI). I haven’t done any extra research on this but it appears clear to me that other illegal drugs will result in a fast and unavoidable ban.

The Second-Hand Info From Reddit

This thread features a redditor asking about the legitimacy of smoking weed on stream. That same redditor follows up with an email response supposedly from Twitch customer service. It appears totally legitimate, though there is no “proof” that the email is real.

Twitch’s response is short and to the point. I will quote the most relevant part: “We discourage broadcasters from the use of marijuana on our services. If doing so violates your local laws, causes you to inflict harm upon yourself, or is a focus of your broadcasts, this activity is entirely prohibited from broadcast.”

This paragraph states that marijuana use is DISCOURAGED but not banned. It is banned if it violates your local laws. The word “local” is important since it means that streamers in the United States of America can partake in weed on stream if they reside in one of the ten legal states.

The Direct Source: Twitch’s Terms of Service Agreement

In preparation for writing this article I read the entire Twitch terms of service. It’s a lot shorter than I expected. You can see the whole thing over here.

There are three sections of the terms of service that relate to smoking weed on stream. Here is each one, followed by my own commentary. In case it isn’t obvious, I am not a lawyer, I’m a musician and gamer, so none of this is backed by deep legal knowledge or anything — just common sense.

Part One: “YOU AGREE NOT TO violate any law, contract, intellectual property or other third-party right or commit a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Twitch Services.”

This part is clear as day. If any activities you do on stream are against the law, you can be banned from Twitch for them.

Twitch operates in a grey area where they seem to avoid enforcing this rule on weed smokers unless it crosses some sort of undefined line. The TOS is super clear though. If Twitch decides they want to ban you for smoking weed, they can.

This same logic applies, for example, to jaywalking during an IRL stream. Jaywalking, i.e. crossing the street when it’s not allowed by law, is utterly commonplace in many cities around America. If a streamer technically is jaywalking on stream, they probably wouldn’t get in trouble — but if they run across a busy highway and nearly kill themselves, they might get banned. It’s a grey area that allows Twitch to ban “problem users” while also allowing people to get away with it under reasonable situations. This comes with the cost of allowing for corruption (i.e. one streamer being treated differently than another by moderation staff)

The second relevant part of the TOS: “To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Twitch reserves the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Twitch Services (including to post User Content), and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Twitch Services”

Twitch can “terminate your license” (ban you from Twitch forever) at their “sole discretion” (any reason they want) and “without notice” (no warning).

In other words, whenever you argue about if Twitch is “allowed” to ban you, it’s not a legal argument. Twitch is always legally allowed to ban you. What you’re really asking is — will it actually happen? Or can you get away with it? Can you land in the safe part of the grey area?

If you don’t believe me, look at the TOS for yourself. I don’t know if the partner agreements or high level contracts enforce different rules, but for affiliates and non-affiliate streamers, this is the way it works.

The third relevant portion of the TOS: “If we fail to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service, it will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.”

This part means that the past is irrelevant. If Twitch did one thing yesterday, they have the right to do a different thing today. They have the full legal authority to change their mind without warning or prior notice.

Should You Smoke Weed on Twitch?

Given the Terms of Service, you have a few options.

The absolute safest option is to not smoke weed on stream. Don’t talk about it, don’t smoke it, not even in a legal state. This gives you full confidence that you will never face any weed-related consequences on stream.

The common sense option is to only smoke weed if you are a resident of a legal state or country, and even then only when you are physically located in a legal area at that time. In other words, no streaming with weed from an illegal state — but when home, in your legal abode, go ahead. This is the implicit rule that Twitch is enforcing.

The risky option is to do whatever the fuck you want — smoke from an illegal place and talk all about it. It’s not wise legally and will get you suspended, maybe even banned, if you get “caught.” But the truth is that I personally know of at least one streamer with a 20+ average concurrent viewership who smokes weed all time and has never been in trouble for it. This option is “risky” but you will probably be fine. The real risk is if you want to become a Twitch partner. I cannot confirm that smoking weed on stream will or won’t impact your ability to be approved for partnership.

To reduce risk, downplay the weed thing. Treat it like a cup of coffee — it’s fun, but you don’t need to focus on it and talk about it over and over again. Twitch’s main rule seems to be that “drug use” (i.e. weed smoking, alcohol, etc) should not be the main focus of the stream. Keep it chill and enjoy.

Basically, if you’re a pothead and cannabis is a part of your brand, go for it. But if weed is the kind of thing you only partake in once-in-a-while, it might be prudent to not explicitly do it on stream. You could always take a puff or two off camera.

I hope your stream is a huge success. Good luck and have fun!

It’s 2020 and smoking weed is about as controversial as brewing a cup of coffee these days, at least in North America. Yet there’s always a fear of getting in trouble for it. Unfortunately, we aren’t…