Two Truths and a Drink
If you think Never Have I Ever is a little too intense, try Two Truths and a Drink, a boozy riff on the classic Two Truths and a Lie that you might’ve played on the first day of class or during work retreats. Each person says two things about themselves that are true, along with one thing that’s a lie. If your lie is found out, you drink. If the other person fails to guess the lie correctly, they drink. It’s another great way to get to know someone under the comfortable influence of alcohol—without revealing quite as much as you might playing Never Have I Ever.
Marilyn Monroe famously said, “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” We won’t go quite as far, but if you do get a laugh, you might at least be in for a second date. For this game, go to the Notes app in your phone (or grab a trusty pen and paper) and craft a hilarious sentence. Pass your phone (or pad) to your date and see if they can keep a straight face. If they do, you drink. If they crack, then they have to drink. (Pro tip: When your date gives you their phone, punch your number in there with the contact info “[Your Name], greatest date ever.” You’re welcome.)
I’m Going to the Bar
Back in your grade school days, your teacher might’ve kept you out of trouble by playing a game called “I’m Going on a Picnic,” in which students would take turns saying “I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing _____.” Each time someone went, they would have to remember all the items that were previously said before adding one of their own. Turns out, this game works great on a first date too. But we suggest boozifying it by switching picnic to bar. Take turns rifling off classic cocktails (ex: I’m going to the bar, and I’m ordering a Mojito. I’m going to the bar and I’m ordering a Mojito and an Old Fashioned, etc.) The first person to mess up, drinks. The game is fun, and you both get to test each other’s cocktail knowledge on the sly, which is how we at Supercall make all of our dating decisions.