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Seven Drinking Game

by Emma Lily CarterMarch 27, 2021 
Last updated: March 13, 2022

Players Needed

2 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • Schnapps (optional)
Seven, or sevens, is a simple but fun drinking game that can be played at your party or gathering without any extra effort or materials. The more people that play and drink, the higher the chance someone will mess up...

Party games are a great thing. They are a perfect pastime, the ideal icebreaker, and a guarantee that when the mood is low, it will likely improve after playing a party game like sevens. This drinking game without cards can be played spontaneously and requires no planning in advance. Gather some friends, alcohol and follow the rules below to get started.

Seven Drinking Game Rules

Before we describe the gameplay for seven, we would like to briefly explain the rules. As the name suggests, this game is all about numbers. The difficulty lies in the fact that certain numbers cannot be pronounced. Instead, they have to be replaced by the word "schnapps". These include:

  • All numbers that contain a 7
    • For example 7, 17, 27, 37 etc.
  • All numbers that when added together equal 7
    • For example 16 (1+6=7), 25 (2+5=7), 34 (3+4=7) etc.
  • All numbers that are divisible by 7
    • For example 7, 14, 21, 28

How to Play Sevens Drinking Game

Playing sevens drinking game is very simple, or you'd think, but once you consider the rules above this game gets very challenging quickly. The goal of the game is to count to 100 and begins with the first person saying "1" then the next person says "2" and so on. You can count over 100 if you want but know that this game gets very challenging even for math freaks when you account for all the rules like numbers that add together to make 7 and are divisible by 7, so we normally stick to a limit of 100.

If it is your turn and one of the rules apply you have to make sure to say "schnapps" instead of 7 or the number, otherwise you must drink - if you have schnapps then take drink of that. Once you are done drinking then the next player continues the count from where you messed up. However, house rules can change this so that when anyone messes up the game starts from 1 again, decide this beforehand.

The best part about playing the sevens drinking game is that you don't need any extra materials like cards or anything so you can play it whenever! Check out some of our other fun drinking games without cards.