Buffalo Drinking Game

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This game is more of an all around party rule than an actual game. The Buffalo drinking game is simple; Just drink with your non dominant hand.

Set Up

There isn’t much set up to this game other than letting everyone know they’re playing Buffalo. It’s a bit unfair to call someone out on breaking the rules if they never knew they were playing the game. Then everyone who’s in on the game needs a drink in hand.

Buffalo Drinking Game Rules

Everyone who’s playing the game must only hold their drink with their non dominant hand.

If anyone sees someone drinking with their dominant hand they can point at them and yell “Buffalo!”. The player who was drinking with the wrong hand must now pound back the rest of their drink and start a fresh one.


In the event of someone being ambidextrous, someone has to assign them which hand they are allowed to drink with.

If someone incorrectly calls buffalo, they must finish the rest of their drink themselves.

Players are however allowed to hold unopened drinks in their dominant hand. This can be used as a cheeky tactic to get people to incorrectly call Buffalo on you, resulting in them finishing their own drink.


The Buffalo Drinking Game is best played at larger parties, as long as everyone knows that they’re playing. It can prove a little tricky at times because not everyone is familiar with everyone else’s dominant hands and those lefties can be sneaky. As always please remember to drink responsibly and take a break if you need one, there’s no shame in bowing out of a drinking game.