Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Drinking Games - Nights Out - Fresher Tips (UCLAN)

Good evening fine UCLAN’ers-to-be. Even though I am a 3rd year at the wonderful Worcester university I’ve grown attached to UCLAN, so feel I should share with you some vital drinking games and info on nights out and random shit.

So to help you get things going before a heavy night out we have a few pre-drinking games.

Firstly a simple and fun starter, Flippy Cups!! Oh shit flippy cups!

This is by far one of the simplest to organise yet if you do not concentrate you will fail for your team. It’s a relay race with teams of any size really, preferably 3, 4 or 5 members, choose your team wisely because if you lose not only are you a shit excuse of a fresher, you will have to see off plenty of drinks.

Cups used are the cheap plastic shitty ones from Tesco’s or your nearest store, filled to the top with a drink of your choice. Don’t be a dick though, have a decent drink or get the fuck out.

Simple game, line up the cups..on “GO!” the first person from each team has to see off their drink flip their plastic cup to an upside-down position with just their fingers (using the edge of the table..Obviously..) once they’ve done it the next one goes…first team to finish all and have all upturned cups wins, losing team are bantered then forced to drink whatever has been agreed at the start.

Moving on…

This is a game we play in our house and it doesn’t really have a specific name, we just call it Paralyser, it has many names but here I’ll explain. (tis a card game FYI)

Sat around a table preferably, a dealer is chosen and he/she will go around to each player and ask them “Black or Red” (assuming you are playing with proper cards) each person will choose a colour and if they are correct they don’t have to drink, if they get it wrong they must drink 2 fingers.

Round 2 is “Higher or Lower” ( than the first card you were given ) drinking if you are wrong etc, Round 3 is “In or Out” (whether your 3rd card fits within your current two or outside, e.g 5 is in if you have a 2 and an 8 but a 10 would be out…get it? Good). Round 4 is “Pick a Suit” (This explains itself I think and usually gets everyone a drink in them).

That is the first half of the game over, everyone picks up their cards and holds them in their hand whilst the dealer makes two lines on the table usually consisting of 5 cards in each line one column is a “Give” and the other is the “Take” , “Give” is usually on the left and “Take” on the right, each of the five rows represent a number of fingers (Usually 2,3,4,5,shot) so you turn over the first card on the “Give” column and whoever has a matching card can give out the designated amount of fingers to any of the players, so first card 2 fingers, second card 3 fingers etc. After you’ve turned over the “Give” you then turn the “Take” if you have the card shown in your hand you have to drink the designated amount of fingers. This goes on until you get through them all, rinse repeat.

Choose wisely who you give drinks to as they may get you back; it’s also fun to gang up on someone.

The last I will mention is “Ring of Fire” an all time favourite,

Requires a pint glass and a pack of cards ( and a lot of booze of course).

Place the empty pint on the table and spread the cards around it facedown, then recap on the rules for each card.

A – Everyone Drinks - Simples, you all have a few fingers.

2- “You” You can choose someone to drink

3- “Me” – You must drink

4- “Whore’s” – All girls drink

5- “Thumb Master”- When you put your thumb on the table everyone must follow and whomever is last must drink. you are the thumb master till someone else picks a five. You can initiate thumbing at any time in the game.

6- “Dicks” – All guys drink

7- “Heaven” – Point your finger in the sky, whoever is last must drink

8- “Pick a Date” – Choose someone to drink with you, any time one of you is required to drink throughout the game the other must.

9- “Bust a Rhyme” – You start a rhyme, it can be anything, next in the circle continues the rhyme, first one to fail and not rhyme loses. Have a few fingers

10- “Categories”- Pick a category and then you go around naming something related to the category, first to mess p or repeat one loses.

Jack- “Make a Rule” – You can make up any rule that everyone has to follow, such as you can only drink with your right hand. Everyone (including you) must follow this rule for the whole entire game and if you disobey you must drink.

Queen- “Questions “ - Go around in a circle and you have to keep asking questions to each other. Doesn’t matter what the question is, as long as it’s a question. Whoever messes up and does not say a question, drinks.

King- “Pour!”- You must pour a little of your drink into the cup that is in the middle of the table. Whoever picks up the LAST king must drink the whole cup, which could be filled with different drinks, so who knows how bad it could taste!

Obviously different people play it with different cards meaning other things, as long as you establish your card's rules before you start you are golden :)

Right so we have a few drinking games, but where to go drinking in Preston?

Obviously not being a student in Preston I am not all that familiar with it but from what I’ve heard and read here are a few places to try out :

Squires & New York New York Preston


Sounds like a fair craic, here’s a piece from their site

“We host 8 bars, 2 dance-floors, state-of-the-art lighting system, plasma screen TV's, plush seating areas, and the best resident DJ's with more music than you can imagine!

Squires & New York New York currently trades as a twin scene venue with a 1200 capacity. We currently open 3 nights a week, one being its Student session Monday Mayhem, then Friday Night "Get Fresh" and Saturdays "Destination". At the Weekend we run as an over 21s session.”

I’ve heard good things; I reckon this will be a place most of you visit regularly.

Next we have “Lava and Ignite


Nice place, some decent nights, good deals….check it out.

Then we have Mac’s Bar

This really is a beautiful place.

Opening times 8pm - 1am

www.YBDCLUB.com < link to site, some awesome offers on daily.

Mon - Ybd Mondays - £1 popular drinks.

Tues - Dubstep, Drum n Base, Techno with Mucky noise - £1 popular drinks.

Wed - Ybd Wednesdays - £1 popular drinks.

Thurs - £1 drinks.

Fri - Shots £1, Avr Drink inc Buckets £2

Sat - Shots £1, Avr Drink inc Buckets £2

Please note “Dress to impress or you wont get in.”

***£3 tickets from street team = Q-jump + shot at MACs!!!

Warehouse is next on the Agenda, this place looks to me like one I would enjoy more, because of its style and genres (indie/rock/metal/punk/epicness)

Check out the site it really does look pretty epic


Lastly on my list is “Rumes” a nice place to go and have a good night out.


Some wicked deals be sure to check it out.


Get ready for the PREKEND with DJ Jay Smith (Pacha, Manumission & Ibiza Rocks) playing the biggest students anthems.

Entry: Free B4 11pm

£3 11pm-1am

£4 post 1am


Are you ready to Be XCLUSIV with DJ Simba playing the BIGGEST tunes around for your aural pleasure.

Entry: Free B4 11pm

£4 11pm-1am

£6 post 1am

I’m sure there are other bars and places to go drinking, these are the mains ones I feel will fulfil your studenty needs,

Righty, now we’ve established some drinking games and places to go I feel you should learn a few things about being a fresher.

  • If a third year tells you to see off your drink, you better had bloody do it.
  • If you are required to drink in games do not under any circumstance pull out, unless you are throwing up. That is the only way out.
  • Always respect those in years 2 and 3, they can make or break you. Treat then with some form of respect and they may be nice when it comes to making you drink and do stupid things.
  • Join everything; do as much shit as you can, meet as many people as you can. You’ll thank me in years to come.
  • Blag as much free shit as you can, it’s there to be had so bloody have it!
  • Try not to be a dick to shy people or those different to you. They may turn out to be amazing, wonderful people, give them a chance eh? I am sure you will be scared and shy to start with.
  • Have a good time; party hard, do some work, make friends, live the dream!

I apologize for my shocking spelling, punctuation and grammar. I barely passed English at school.

It’s the thought that counts though eh?


Will x


  1. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link

  2. I played a few of these games before. They're pretty fun!

  3. I prefer the Dragonforce drinking game, where you make a list of words they say a lot like "Fire" "Demon"....well there are a LOT, and then you listen to some of their songs, and grab a drink when they say a word on the list, no one can last a full album. No one.

  4. I play drinking games to cut back on my drinking.

  5. I wish I had all that fun when I went to uni.. I was too busy working to have fun, I really regret that.

  6. fun fun fun :D until you wake up next morning :D

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