Block Party Bingo Outdoor Game

Summer is the season of grilling, tailgating, and endless fun in the sun. We’re always looking for great outdoor party ideas, so we created a great party game for adults that will keep you laughing well into the fall: Block Party Bingo.

This printable party game is perfect for block parties, music festivals, fairs, or anywhere a crowd of neighbors and strangers come together for outdoor drinking and fun. Whether it’s that annoying neighbor who incessantly talks to everyone at the block party, or that girl who thinks a bikini top is an appropriate shirt, you’ll have fun picking these easy-to-spot situations in any crowd. Turn it into a drinking game, and take a shot every time you spot something, or chug every time you get five in a row. Try to get to blackout before you black out! After a few bingos, this will easily become one of your favorite outdoor party games.

Block Party Bingo

Print this Block Party Bingo game card, or pull it up on your mobile phone. Take a look at each square, and find as many as possible at your outdoor party. Play by yourself, or with friends. You’ll have a blast either way. Do you know other party games for adults that you think we’d enjoy? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Top 5 Best Drinking Games of All-Time

Spring is finally here, and if you’re in college, that means the end of the semester is just around the corner. With the end of the semester comes every college student’s favorite event – finals week. Just kidding! We all know the end-of-semester party is what keeps most students going in that limbo time between Spring Break and finals, and that bash is sure to include drinking games. But which game is the best? Our crack team of experts at HomeWetBar.com recently sat down and graded the top 5 best drinking games of all time.  Our grading is based on overall fun for players and onlookers, as well as the “buzz factor” for the game.

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5. Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever combines drinking with sometimes embarrassing admissions, which of course means that this drinking game makes the list! Players take turns making “Never have I ever…” statements, and players who have done those activities drink. Learning new and occasionally disgusting facts about your friends and fellow-party goers makes Never Have I Ever one of the top 5 best drinking games ever; however, the game does tend to slow down as players try to come up with “never have I ever…” statements, which can slow down the buzz factor.

Fun for Players: B-
Fun for Onlookers: B+
Buzz Factor: B-
Final Grade: B

4. Asshole

Asshole is one of the most complex card drinking games (for full instructions on Asshole and other drinking games, please visit the link at the end of this report card), so it can entertain and frustrate for hours. A 52 card deck of playing cards is dealt out to the players. In the initial round, the goal is to be the first player to discard all of their cards. The first player to get rid of all of their cards is the President in the next round, and the last player to get rid of all of their cards is the Asshole. The President assigns rules and has special privileges over other players, and the Asshole…well, let’s just say you don’t want that title. The complexity of this drinking game requires players pay relatively close attention, and the humor or cruelty of the acting President creates some hilarious moments for players and onlookers alike. And as there is always the goal of becoming the acting President in the next round, Asshole can last a long time, which gives it a strong buzz factor.

Fun for Players: B+ (F for whoever the current asshole is)
Fun for Onlookers: B-
Buzz Factor: A
Final Grade: B+

3. Quarters

Quarters has secured its place in drinking game history due to its simplicity and fast pace. Try to bounce a quarter into a shot glass and assign drinks. Miss your shot, and you take a drink. Quarters is surprisingly addicting, as getting just the right touch on bouncing the quarter into the shot glass takes some practice, and other party-goers are inevitably drawn to the sound of the quarter as it bounces and (hopefully) rattles into the shot glass.Oh, and it  will get you buzzed fairly quickly, as the act of bouncing a quarter into a shot glass does require some skill and luck.

Fun for Players: A-
Fun for Onlookers: B
Buzz Factor: A
Final Grade: A-

2. Circle of Death or Waterfalls or Ring of Fire

This drinking game goes by many names, but for simplicity, we will call it Circle of Death. Players sit in a circle and draw cards that are spread out in the middle of the circle of players thus the name, Circle of Death. Each card has a corresponding rule that the players must follow. For example, when a 9 of any suit is drawn, it is a “Nine, Nine, Bust-a-Rhyme,” where the player who drew the card says a word or phase, and players take turns around the circle rhyming with the selected word or phase. The rhyming continues until a player cannot continue the rhyme, at which point that player drinks. Circle of Death is fun as players are constantly making up and abiding by the various, hilarious rule and drinking. Outside observers will also get some laughs from the antics coming from the circle.

Fun for Players: A+
Fun for Onlookers: B
Buzz Factor: A
Final Grade: A-

1. Beer Pong

Portable Beer Pong Table

Portable Beer Pong Table

In Beer Pong, opposing teams (generally of two) stand at opposite ends of a beer pong table with nine cups set up in a triangle in front of them. Each team tries to bounce ping pong balls into the opposing teams cups filled with beer, forcing the opposing team to drink. Beer pong is fast-paced, strikes up the spirit of competition at almost any party, and a crowd of onlookers can almost always be found gathered around a beer pong table. For this reason, beer pong is considered by many to be the best drinking game of all-time, earning it our highest grade.

Fun for Players: A+
Fun for Onlookers: A
Buzz Factor: A
Final Grade: A

Further Study for the Best Drinking Games

As with any game, it is always best to study up on the rules, strategies, and intricacies of a drinking game before playing it. For rules and strategies on our best drinking games of all time, Howcast.com has a great series on playing drinking games. For a drinking game that has more complex rules, such as Asshole and Circle of Death, Drinksmixer.com has a great set of more detailed instructions for these games.

3 Tips for Throwing a SUPER Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl XLVII is now officially less than two weeks away, and that means it’s time to put your game face on. Whether you’re in it for the game, the food, or the commercials, here are 3 tips for throwing a SUPER Super Bowl party.

1: Become a Statistician

You don’t need to major in calculus or glue yourself to ESPN for the next two weeks to impress your friends with some fun Super Bowl stats. They will come for the game and leave talking about your wealth of Super Bowl knowledge.

(Ad stats found here & Super Bowl guide for geeks here & find even more fun facts here)

Who’s playing: The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens

Who’s singing: The National Anthem: Alicia Keys

Who’s preforming in the halftime show: Beyonce (with a reunion of Destiny’s Child)

Fun Football Fact: This year’s Super Bowl will feature head-coach brothers Jim and John Harbaugh, who are the first pair of sibling head coaches rivaling each other in the Super Bowl in NFL history.

–This year a slot of ad space with a length of approximately 30 seconds is selling for over $4 million

–During Super Bowl Sunday 2012, enough beer was purchased to buy 10 stealth bombers.

–The most shared Super Bowl ad of all time was in 2011. VW’s ad, The Force. Watch it here: The Force VW Commercial

2: Plan a Menu

The best Super Bowl parties are all about appetizers, so bring on the wings, chips, dip, and dessert! Here are two favorite appetizer recipes that are easy to make and that your guests will love.

a) Pigs in a Blanket. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like these delicious dogs. Get the recipe here.

b) Twisted Pretzel Bites. Recipe found here.

Find even more food ideas on our Super Bowl Food Pinterest board.

And check out HomeWetBar.com for the best kitchen, grilling, and drinking accessories.

3: Get a Game Ready

We complain about commercials for 99.9% of the year, but when the Super Bowl comes around, we take our bathroom breaks during the game and save our viewing time for the commercials. So make sure and have some fun with it by planning some group games.

a) Commercial BINGO. Generate your own BINGO cards at this website with slots for different commericals you might see from the 2013 ad list. Make sure you have a prize for the winner!

b) Quiz your friends with a Super Bowl trivia game. Test yourself with this online version and get more question ideas here.

The Super Bowl is a great way to kick off the new year with good entertainment and good friends, so start prepping now for game day!