Activity that is DRINKING BEFORE DRINKING. Usually to drink before going out to a club or party. Sometimes the reason for pre-gaming is to get a buzz started before arriving at the destination, and sometimes to spend less money trying to obtain a drunken state at the bar or club. You don't even have to change locations to consider it a pre-game. It could be getting a couple drinks in before your friends arrive at your house to drink. But it always is drinking before an event that includes drinking. You can pre-game by yourself or gathering with friends. But the gathering must change in order to count the initial gathering as a pre-game. Such as the group of you going out after the pre-game. It is not pre-gaming if you get together to drink and do not change something such as A)location or B)several members of the group. That is just extra drinking time.
1) Let's pre-game before going out, I don't have enough money to get drunk at the bar unless we do.
2) I must have pre-gamed too hard last night because I didn't even stay out til midnight, I was too drunk and had to go home.
3) Yeah, we're going to be late, we're going to pre-game first. See you there afterwards, have a shot waiting for me!
4) Hey guys welcome, yeah, I had a bad day so I pre-gamed while I waited for you. Have a drink, try to catch up. :)
5) We'll meet you at the club in a half hour, I'm at Lisha's right now, we're pre-gaming first.
6) I don't think I'll pre-game with you guys tonight, I've got to work early and don't want to get too drunk tonight, but I'll still meet you there for a drink or two.