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How to Play "I Never"

If you’re looking for a way to break the ice at your next party, introduce the "I Never" drinking game.


  • : Don't drink unless you're of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.
  • Step 1: Gather everyone in a circle Gather everyone in a circle and determine who will go first.
  • Step 2: Share a true statement Share a statement about yourself if you are first. Start with the words "I never" For example, say, "I never kissed one of my college professors."
  • Step 3: Instruct people who have done the activity to drink Instruct anyone who has done the stated action to take a drink. If the statement truthfully applies to everyone then the person denying the action must finish their glass.
  • Step 4: Continue around the circle Invite the next person in the circle to make an "I Never" statement and instruct those who have done the activity to drink.
  • TIP: Prompt tamer friends to participate by using statements such as, "I never got good grades," or, "I never was a member of student council."
  • Step 5: Encourage honesty Explain that the game is only fun if people are honest. Since this game can go on for a while, make sure to provide a place for your friends to spend the night and sober up.
  • FACT: The word "symposium" comes from the Greek word meaning "drinking together."

You Will Need

  • Group of friends
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Creativity
  • Candy (optional)

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