No stag do is complete without some serious (or even hilarious) competition between the guys. Get ready for action with these great games...
You'll need; A deck of cards and a table tennis bat.
Rules; Shuffle the cards and deal 7 out face down in a row on a table. The contestant picks a card at random from the deck, he must then predict whether the first card in the row on the table will be higher or lower than the card he's holding. He then works along the row predicting whether each card will be higher or lower. If he guesses wrong he must bend over and the groom introduces him to Mr Spanky by whacking him on the backside with a table tennis bat. It's then the next stag's go.
Extra; Make sure you give Mr Spanky a face with a marker pen before the event.
You'll need; A bag containing plastic toy soldiers. (see Stag Accessories)
Rules; Before the night begins the best man will put all toy soldiers in a bag, each stag then pulls out a soldier at random. That is now his pose. Between pubs or at any random moment the best man shouts the command "Assume the position!" and the life-size toy soldiers (stags) must hold the pose of their mini soldier. This is the slightly drunken Rambo of stag party games.
You'll need; Paper, pen, hat or pint glass.
Rules; A slight variation on 'Toy Soldiers'. Write a set of jobs, animals, objects and famous people on strips of paper and then put them in a hat or pint glass. Each player then picks a piece of paper at random which becomes his pose. Every time the Best Man shouts "Who are ya?" everyone in the group has to strike their pose. Ideas; T-pot, Usain Bolt, robot, Elvis, Mo Farah, bus driver, David Brent (The Office), Freddie Mercury, peeing dog, the laying hen, air guitar, pole dancer, Michael Jackson.
You'll need; Nothing
Rules; If the best man raises a finger to his ear (like the secret service listening to an earpiece) the rest of the stags must shout "Get down Mr President" and jump on the groom to save him from potential assassins. Well you really can't be too careful these days.
You'll need; A pair of knickers.
Rules; A really easy game to get going. All the stag party game players put a coin in the palm of their hand. When the best man says the word "Knickers" all the players open their palms to show their coin. The best man then counts up how many are showing heads and how many are showing tails. The players with the highest number of corresponding faces showing are safe while the rest play on (so if there are 15 of you on the stag and there are 8 heads and 7 tails then those holding heads are all safe and the other 7 players go again).
This continues until you have a loser. If it comes down to just two players then it comes down to a coin toss. The loser has to put the knickers on over his trousers and keep them on until the next bar when the game is played again.
Extra; To make it more interesting ask the bride-to-be to donate a pair of her knickers.
You'll need; Charm
Rules; Approach a group of likely lasses and engage them in conversation, but without your usual sparkling wit and charm, the challenge is to be as boring as possible (without being rude or offensive at any point) and keep them talking for 5 minutes without being told to push off. Last the full five minutes and you succeed. Fail and you face a stag penalty.
You'll need; A pair of outrageous pants.
Rules; At any point during the evening if a groom sits down on the ground the rest of the stags must follow suit. The last man standing must then wear the hideous pants over the top of his trousers until the next time the game is played.
But... should a stag sit down and none of the others join in then he must wear the pants.
Extra; If you're sly you can set it up so that the groom falls foul of the first round, has to wear the pants and then you simply don't play the game again leaving him stitched up for the rest of the night.
You'll need; A set of waxing strips.
Rules; These are purely random moments. Every time a member of the party fails a challenge, doesn't take a dare or loses a game get a passing girl to use a waxing strip somewhere on his body. Quick. Painful. Hilarious.
You'll need; A bunch of stupid but relatively fit blokes.
Rules; When it's time to move on to the next bar assemble the group outside and split them into even numbered teams and tell them which bar is to be your next port of call.
Now tell the teams they must decide who amongst them is the lightest, this man is now the 'charioteer' and the rest of the team are now the 'roman chariot'.
Get them under starters orders and on your command the rest of the team must pick up their driver and race to the next bar. They can carry him any way they see fit but the charioteer's feet must not hit the ground at any time.
You'll need; Eyes in the back of your head
Rules; At any given point in the evening a stag can freeze completely still. The rest of the stags must follow suit, the last man to spot it and freeze must pay a (pint?) penalty.
You'll need; No phones!
Rules; This is a stag do so all phones should be off limits when all the lads are together. Any stag found in breach of this golden rule will have his phone taken off him and handed to the groom who will then send a text to the phone's entire contact list without the guilty party seeing what is written.
You'll need; Elbows
Rules; Pointing that's just rude. Pointing with your elbows, that on the other hand is just weird. Embrace the weird! For the remainder of the evening you cannot call another stag by name, instead you must point with your elbows. Failure to do so... Stag forfeit.
'Spanish Archer' - 'El Bow' See what we did there?
You'll Need; Stag nicknames
Rules; Names... Pfft, they're just so last year. Nicknames, that's what you need. Assign all the stags a nickname. Anyone who forgets and uses a stag's real name rather than his stag nickname must face a forfeit.
You'll need; To know the alphabet
The Rules; Start by picking a subject (football teams, band names, movie titles, etc). The first player names a team/band/etc that begins with the letter A, the next player, B, the third player name a team/band with the letter C, etc.
Any player who pauses, hesitates or can't give an answer is out, the last man standing is the winner.
You'll need; A set of dare cards
Dare cards are easily bought but making your own can be far messier and much more interesting.
You'll need; Movie knowledge
The Rules; Each player must find some lovely looking ladies to engage in conversation. The challenge is to get three movie quotes into the conversation without getting rumbled. You can up the ante by deciding which movie the quotes must come from. Any stag who gets caught must pay a forfeit.
You'll need; Music knowledge
The Rules; This game is similar to Oscar Bravo except this time it's your song knowledge that will be tested. Each player must find some lovely looking ladies to engage in conversation. The challenge is to get three song lyrics into the conversation without getting rumbled. Any stag who gets caught must pay a forfeit.