It has the thrill of basketball and the strategy of bocce, all without the danger of a concussion or massive bruise! For that alone, its migration from tailgates to barrooms is a welcome one.
6. Photo Hunt (including Erotic Photo Hunt)
There was a time not too long ago where any decent bar worth its weight in PBR had a bartop Photo Hunt game. Patrons would spend hours trying to spot the differences between the two side-by-side images of a busty model reaching for a book on the top shelf, or polishing a telescope, or teaching a math class or… you get the point. But for whatever reason, it's getting harder to find these relics in the wild. If you find one, cherish your time with it. And with the naked people.
5. Big Buck Hunter
Outside of being a breeding ground for some of bar gaming's fiercest competition, Big Buck Hunter provides all the thrill of a hunt without actually harming any animals or, you know, having to do that whole "going outside in Alaska" thing. It's also probably the most in-depth education on the Yukon Territory's geography that most people ever get.
4. Regular ol' card games
Before we judged people based on things like their Instagram feeds, there used to be a saying that you could tell a lot about someone by what they could do with an hour of time and a deck of cards. The bar is probably the best place to test that theory today, given the number of possibilities in a deck.
Most of the games people bring up in bars trend toward Kings, Asshole, Bullshit, and all those games with curse-word names you learned in college, but there's also nothing wrong with busting out an old-fashioned game of Spit, bridge, spades, gin, or euchre (if you have time to teach people how to play). Of course, you have to either travel with your own deck (which isn’t too crazy to suggest) or find a bar with decks that aren't missing cards, mashed together in a giant pile, or soaked in spilled beer. So… yeah, maybe just roll with your own.