Contemporary canna-sseurs and bohemian game aficionados alike can agree that high game night is a singular treat, especially when the game in question is purely cannabis-themed.
Unlike other “mature” board and card games that require some form of concentration, scoring, following rules, and maintaining attention, stoner games are generally based on the premise that most players, if not all of them are too stoned for such nonsense. In fact, the best stoner games are not focused on strategy or high scores. The best stoner games are all about connection, getting all excited, and making you laugh until you gasp or pee a little.
And while we’re still totally pros at getting high and playing video games, in-person game nights with a few friends can also provide some delicious memories and inside jokes you’ll be laughing at for years to come. Here are some of our favorites from game night.
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This low stakes card drawing game is very easy and can be played with or without keeping score. The directive is to draw a card and execute the command, the commands get more and more ridiculous the more the players get. Played with at least three players, some favorite cards include “play hide and seek,” “guess the time correctly,” and “draw the person to your left.” Some cards encourage all players to join in, and others contain almost meditative solo tasks, according to players.
Plus, the deck is about the size of a deck of cards, making it an easy packable game to play anywhere.
Cards Against Humanity Weed Pack
In case you missed it, the ubiquitous party card game of this generation has a cannabis-themed expansion pack. And it’s a must-have addition to every card game pot enthusiast’s gaming chest. The Weed Expansion Pack offers gameplay unique to CAH, but with hints of weed and grassy implications that won’t fly too high over any teetotaler’s dome should there be a few non-smokers at the party.
Weedmaps own contribution to the field of placed games is High Standards, a card drawing game designed in cooperation with Fitz Games. Unlike simple truth or dare style decks of cards, High Standards is a faster paced card game that features a variety of mini-games within its deck. Optimally, this game is played with between 4 and 10 stoned players who, in addition to the required challenge/trivia style game cards, can expect mini-games like “Pitch The Invention” and “What’s My Price?” Whether you plan to gift it to your favorite game fan or expand your own hollow chest/cabinet/ottoman for board games, consider this set a stoner game night necessity.
For players nostalgic for a colorful and whimsical game, Ganjaland reinvents Candyland through a decidedly stoner lens. The gameplay is simple enough to appeal to heady smokers. Basically, the characters run towards a castle. They advance by drawing cards and following instructions like “take a solo puff, close your eyes, make a wish, and move forward five spaces” or by completing more complex action cards. For example, “Where’s Weedo?” The cards require players to locate the details in the elaborately detailed illustration of Ganjaland depicted on the game board.
Hot Box Cypress Hill Expansion Pack
Hot Box is a fill-in-the-blank trivia card game that is an obvious effigy of Cards Against Humanity. But unlike CAH’s Weed Pack, Hot Box receives mild rather than enthusiastic endorsement. Many of the cards in the Hot Box game seem to be written by people who don’t smoke weed regularly and are therefore relying on old-fashioned tropes. There’s a Cypress Hill expansion pack penned by the group, though, and for super fans of the legendary hip-hop outfit, that extra feature is probably worth the price of admission.
420 – The card game
Another simple card drawing game with very low stakes is 420 – The Card Game. Players can keep points or just play in rounds, and this game can be played with an intimate trio of friends or in a crowded room. Like other card-drawing games geared towards stoners, the actions are designed to offer multiple fun moments that will hit the heavily stoned especially well. There is one specific fun feature of this card drawing game that is worth mentioning. Each card played represents a point scored or lost, and players must take hits for each point lost or won. That is, each player hits after each turn. Pro Tip: Maybe fill up your storage jars before starting a round of this game.