25 Mar Isolation Drinking Games: Mobile App Games You Can Drink To
Times have definitely changed recently and we should all be doing what we can to abide by social distancing measures and self-isolation. But this doesn’t mean we can’t still have a piss up with friends.
While we definitely do not recommend catching up in a group environment, one way to still enjoy a few drinks with mates is by catching up over video call and playing some fun mobile apps – supercharged with drinking penalties. To help you get started, the Beer Is OK team have trialled a few free mobile apps and how drink penalties can be included.
So why not organise a group video call with friends (Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.), download a few of the apps below, and let’s enjoy a few drinking games during this trying time.
1. UNO!™ by Mattel163 Limited
Uno is definitely a crowd favourite; we’d be surprised if you’ve never played before. This game is perfect for up to 4 players, with the option of playing solo, or in two teams of two.
Adding drinking penalties to this classic is easy, with players requiring a drink every time they draw a card or are skipped by another player. To get started, download the game and play through the tutorial games until you unlock ‘Fun Room’. Within Fun Room, you can create your own room in ‘Room Mode’ that your friends can then join. This also allows you to play around with the rules.
Drinking Rules for UNO!™:
- 1x Sip for each card you draw;
- 1x Sip when you are skipped by the previous player;
- If you can pick up and place the same card, you do not sip.
2. Golf Battle by Miniclip.com
Golf Battle is perfect for groups of up to 6 players and incorporating some drink penalties is quite straight forward. The game involves playing golf on different maps by simply swiping down on your phone in an attempt to land your ball in the hole.
In ‘Classic Mode’, you play a total of three maps and aim to get the lowest total shots – with all players drinking the difference of their score to the player that comes first. In ‘Rush Mode’, you play four maps and aim for the fastest time (number of shots does not matter) – with players drinking one sip per second after the player that comes first.
‘Rush mode’ can make the required drink penalty add up fast, so you may want to reduce it to one sip per 5 seconds.
Drinking Rules for Golf Battle:
- Classic Mode: 1x sip for each shot over first place;
- Rush Mode: 1x sip for each second past first place.
New Apps Coming Soon
If you know of an app that you can play with friends and add drinking penalties into, let us know in the comments below!
Note: Beer Is OK is in no way sponsored by any of the mobile apps listed. We’ve simply completed some research (we think we can call it that 🍻) and found some mobile apps perfect to drink to while in isolation.