Whether you're heading to a party, are going to a bar to watch the game, or are just winding down for a night at home, it's not unusual to pregame with friends on the weekend. Unfortunately, pregames can easily get boring and are often woefully underwhelming. Life doesn't have to be this way though, so grab your two besties and try out the following drinking games for 3 people to avoid boring pregames in the future. 

1. Sevens

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Shelby Cohron

Sevens is a drinking game that seems like simple fun at first but gets harder as it goes. This is how you play this drinking game:

1. To start, everyone must have a drink in their hand. Make sure you're all sitting near one another. Then, someone starts a count off.

2. When you reach either a multiple of seven or a number containing the number seven in it, instead of reciting the number, you're supposed to say a good "F you".

3. After the "F you", the order in which the count off is happening in reverses.

4. If you're taking too long, blurt out the wrong number, or don't say "F you" when you're supposed to, it's time for you to drink. 

2. Mr. Freeze

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Alex Frank

This game is short and sweet, just like me (at times). Anyway, here's how to play Mr. Freeze:

1. Choose someone to act as Mr. Freeze before the actual game starts.

2. As your group starts chatting, Mr. Freeze will freeze completely without telling anyone. Each player should freeze once they notice Mr. Freeze is frozen. If you're the last one to notice and freeze, it's time for you to take a shot and then to find a new Mr. Freeze.

3. Drunken Artists

I'm sure there are plenty of events in your city that'll let you be a drunken artist for a little bit, not everyone is down for spending $35+ per event—especially when they're on a tight budget. Instead, here's how you can be a drunken artist at home:

1. Select someone to be the human timer. They don't necessarily have to verbally countdown each second, they just need to let everyone know when the time is up.

2. The human timer tells the artist to draw something specific. It can be anything the timer wants. 

3. The artist needs to try their best to draw whatever the human timer told them to draw. It doesn't have to be the Mona Lisa, but it should be better than a two-year-old's scribbles on the kitchen counter.

4. Now's the point in the game where the others have to guess what the drawing actually is. During this part of the game, the human timer needs to keep time. 

5. For every 20 that have passed before successfully deciphering what the drawing consists of, the artist has to gulp their drink. So the artist would need to take three gulps for a minute, six gulps for two minutes, and so on.

6. If everyone fails at guessing what the heck your drawing consists of, it's time to take a shot. May your soul rest in peace, and hopefully the next person who's the artist will learn from your mistakes.

4. Drunk Jenga

Drunk Jenga is basically regular Jenga, so it's safe to say that this game is the most straightforward and flexible on this list. Here's how to play Drunk Jenga:

1. Write a different rule on each Jenga block, like "twirl in a circle," "take a shot," "hop on 1 foot for the next round," etc. If you're too comfortable with each and every rule, they're not crazy enough.

2. Play Jenga as you normally would, but follow each rule that's written on the Jenga blocks you pull.

3. Whoever knocks down the Jenga tower has to finish their drink. If you want to be a supportive friend, down your drink with them.

5. Chandelier

Melissa Miller

The entire game of chandelier is basically beer pong, except it's on an actual table and not on a ping pong table. While most people have a basic grasp of this drinking game, I'll review how to play for those who don't.

1. Obtain some beer of your choosing, 16-ounce cups (ideally plastic), and ping pong balls.

2. Everyone should place their own cup of beer on the table in front of them and you also need a single cup of beer left sitting in the middle of the table.

3. Now's the part where you try to throw the ball into any of the cups. If you're successful in this new chapter of your life, you're now given the important responsibility of having to drink your own beer.

4. If the person who's throwing the ball lands the ball into the one cup that's on the table, everyone involved in the game has to drink his or her own beer. However, the person who threw the ball into the cup has to drink their own beer and the cup that the ball's now living in.

While college, life, and finals are all stressful, it's important to let loose from time to time. All of the drinking games for 3 people that I've mentioned in this article are guaranteed to be fun. If you want to stop drinking alcohol at any point during these games, pour your drink of choice and keep playing!